Andreas Gizaw ’10
Schools Since WES
Sandford International School (Addis Ababa), International Community School (Addis Ababa), University of California Davis, University of Maryland College Park
I’m currently a medical student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I am currently interested in specializing in either emergency medicine or an internal medicine subspecialty.
Future Career Goals
While practicing medicine as a physician, I also currently see myself getting involved in medical education, whether that’s helping to teach residents or curriculum building for a medical school. I also hope to engage in capacity-building efforts for healthcare workers in Ethiopia if possible.
Favorite WES Activity
I sincerely enjoyed being part of the 6th grade musical. I appreciate how it gave me opportunity to experience something I normally wouldn’t have pushed myself to do.
Favorite WES Memory
One of my fondest memories was breaking the school record for the mile, which I heard I went on to hold for a very long time! I still talk about it as if it happened yesterday.
How did WES prepare you for your future?
Being a student at WES helped me to develop a sense of what it means to work hard. I certainly believe my work ethic has helped me accomplish what I have been able to until now and will certainly help me to accomplish what I hope to do in the future.