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Tshibambe Tshimbombu Named 2018 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Scholarship Winner
Buckfire Law announces the 2018 Medical School Diversity Scholarship winner as Tshibambe Tshimbombu who attends the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
By: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
The Medical School Diversity Scholarship was established in 2013 as part of the law firm's initiative to recognize outstanding medical school students who are committed to promoting diversity in their communities.
Tshimbombu, who is wrapping up his first year of medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/)
Before immigrating to the U.S. from the DRC at 20 years old, Tshimbombu witnessed the passing of a friend and her unborn child after ineffective treatment from a traditional healer.
"My aspiration to become a physician ensued from my deep concern about the poor maternal healthcare practices and the lack of adequate training for medical students interested in obstetrics and gynecology in the DRC," Tshimbombu said.
Tshimbombu has already taken steps to achieve his goals. During his undergraduate studies, Tshimbombu collaborated with fellow students as part of a nonprofit health organization called All For A Healthy Africa, through which he organized several initiatives to help African women and children with healthcare issues. He is also currently moving forward with plans to build a small clinic in the DRC that focuses on obstetrics and gynecology.
"Tshibambe has already accomplished a great deal during his time as a student," said Lawrence J. Buckfire (https://www.buckfirelaw.com/
Every year, the Medical Diversity Scholarship awards one qualified and deserving student $2,000 to be used toward his or her continued education in medical school. The scholarship is available to all medical school students in the United States who work hard to promote ethnic diversity in their academic environments and greater communities.
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