1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.
My name is Rahel Gizaw, I recently received my MD from Morehouse School of Medicine and I’m beginning an Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University. I’m a first generation Ethiopian American, raised in Jersey but relocated to Georgia ~15 years ago.
2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about?
I’m really passionate about teaching and mentorship. My doodle page (IG: @PhysicianDoodles) is a way to help those in their medical training to learn useful material in a fun and digestible way.
3. What inspired you to get started?
Well, I first started doodling to help me remember things in medical school but once I found out it was helpful for my classmates I shared it with them. It wasn’t until a couple months ago when I had someone suggest I start a social media platform, so I did!
4. What is your educational background?
I received my B.S in biological sciences at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs) and my M.D at Morehouse School of Medicine.
5. What are your motivations?
I’ve always been motivated by mother. I want to give her the life that she deserves.
6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?
If you want to go into medicine, make sure you do it for the right reasons. It is not an easy journey. If you want to go into teaching, make sure it is something you truly love! The world needs more caring, invested educators!
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Hopefully, in 5 years, @PhysicianDoodles would be even more popular. I also hope to get some of my doodles into publication.
8. Any present or future projects?
As of right now, I want to continue growing @PhysicianDoodles ! Go follow if you haven’t already.
9. Are you Married or Single?
10. How can we connect with you on social media?
11. What is your greatest accomplishment?
Getting to where I am today despite all the hurdles
12. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?
Roughly, 6% of physicians in the US are African-American; I didn’t like those numbers so I worked hard to change them. Prove.Them.Wrong!