Campus Conversation: Robert Pokora

“My career goal is to become a physician, hopefully one who works with organ transplants or kidneys, as I have a special interest in those areas because my dad recently had a kidney transplant. To further my goal of becoming a physician, I am involved in many healthcare-related clubs and activities on and off campus. I volunteer at the Columbia Free Medical Clinic as a medical assistant, as well as a Spanish interpreter as needed. I am involved in research on antibodies in the Chruszcz laboratory. I am the vice president of a club on campus called Trew Friends that advocates for people to become organ donors, and I have been working very hard to create events for our club members and the UofSC community to celebrate Donate Life Month in April. Over my summers I intern at the Medical Experience Academy in Greenville, South Carolina, with Prisma Health. I am also very involved with my church, Midtown Fellowship, as well as other activities. I hope that all of my activities will help me to begin a career in medicine and successfully become a medical student in the next few years.”

-Robert Pokora, sophomore biochemistry and Spanish major

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