Within the next few months I would be leveraging the Atlas Corps fellow’s blog to share my passion, life experiences and reflections living and serving as a fellow in the United States. Some of the topics I will be writing on include:

  1. Music as motivation at work: I will look at the music that inspires Atlas Corps Fellows, Alumni and staff at work. Also an opportunity to share music that motivates young social entrepreneurs around the world.
  2. The “Reversed Peace Corps”: A blog on the legacy, challenges and opportunities of the Atlas Corps Fellowship Program
  3.  Once strangers…now family:  My candid reflections on my interactions with Atlas Corps fellows especially Class 10.
  4. The Global Leadership Lab 2013: A brief overview on my experience at the premier Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab and lessons learned.
  5. The Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO): An introduction to  GHLO, the new initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges which aims at building a network of healthcare professionals transformed by global experience.
  6. Emotional Intelligence: An introduction to emotional intelligence followed by a webinar to share more insights.
  7. International Conferences: Highlights of various conferences and networking events I attended.
  8. The cost of healthcare in the US: In this blog entry, I will take a holistic look at the healthcare system and the cost of healthcare in the United States
  9. HIV in the U.S.: A review of the incidence, care, treatment and management of the HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
  10. Herbs and Cancer: I will review natural plants that could be explored in cancer management.
  11. The Nigerian and United States Medical Education: A comparative analysis of the medical education system in Nigeria and United States.
  12. The Journey through East Africa: Personal reflections while on business travel in East Africa.
  13. Adieu to the Special One: A tribute to my father.

Please note that while writing I will be balancing political correctness with a Franz Kafka quote that states, “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

Many thanks Meredith Newmark, Atlas Corps United States Program Manager for the encouragement! Looking forward to reading all your comments.

Obiora Okoye

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