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Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Glory Mgboji, MD

Glory Mgboji, MD

First Year Ophthalmology Resident

Where are you from?

Baltimore, Maryland

Where did you attend Medical School?

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Favorite memory of Medical School?

I have two! 1. Directing and singing in our “Second Look” welcome video for prospective students! It was such a fun way to connect with my extremely talented class and give incoming students a glimpse of our community. 2. Honoring a tradition of post-exam brunch with my classmates-turned-friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite memory of your intern residency year?

Building friendships with my colleagues that I am sure will last well beyond residency.

Why did you choose Ophthalmology?

Among many other reasons, I was drawn to the variety of pathology, intricacy of surgeries, and promotion of a healthy work-life balance. Plus โ€“ my experience has been that everyone in ophthalmology is so nice and willing to teach! Love it!

Why did you choose WashU?

I completed an away rotation here as a fourth year medical student. I really connected with the community here and felt that I would not only have the exposure I needed to become any type of specialist I wanted to be, but also the genuine support from the amazing faculty and residents here. I was blown away by my experience and so, so happy to have matched here.

How did you survive during quarantine?

By leaning on my very supportive family and friends ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you most looking forward to during your residency?

Learning and growing into my career as a true specialist, alongside the BEST class!

What are you not looking forward to during your residency?

Missing out on big/fun events with my family and friends.

What specialty are you most interested in?

I am still undifferentiated ๐Ÿ™‚ Open to everything!