Mohammed Sayeem

UConn School of Medicine

I grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh in a crowded, multi-generational house abutting the slums. My experiences seeing my loved ones fall ill and my inability to help them, or even fully understand what was happening to them, are surely early determinants of my desire to become a doctor. I attended UConn for my undergraduate education.

Throughout my time at UConn, my volunteer and work experiences allowed me to expand upon my childhood interest in health care. For two summers, starting in 2009, I volunteered at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where I helped long-term geriatric patients with their daily physical therapy and engaged them in games and activities. I’ve also worked as a scribe at an Emergency Department in Middlesex Hospital, and as a research intern at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC), where I learned how to better care for Connecticut’s pediatric population with sickle cell disease. I have spent the last year working as a Behavioral Therapist at a school for children with special needs in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where I instruct students on effective communication. In the summer of 2018, I returned to CCMC as a research intern, where I continued my work on improving care for the pediatric sickle cell disease population.

I was drawn to the Urban Service Track, whose values and services accorded with my vision of the medical school’s mission. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with a talented, interdisciplinary group of future health care providers.

Mohammed Sayeem
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