Martha’s Table Alum Heads to Medical School


Dr. Mohamed

When he was six, Mohamed and his family moved to D.C. from their home country of Senegal. Years later, as a teenager, Mohamed began visiting Martha’s Table as a participant in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The program falls under Martha’s Table’s Healthy Connections initiative, which provides service, leadership, and work opportunities to young adults. At Martha’s Table, Mohamed explored his many interests—from playwriting to videography—and took on service projects within our organization, mentoring younger students and preparing food for hungry and homeless residents. With the assistance of his program leaders, Mohamed also sharpened his work-readiness skills and tackled the college application process, eventually accepting a spot at Boston College, from which he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in May. Now 22, Mohamed has just begun his first year of medical school at Columbia University. While he is still deciding on a specialty, he is unequivocal about his commitment to serving low-income communities and narrowing healthcare disparities, ambitions he shares during frequent visits with his former Healthy Connections mentors. Contemplating his plans for the future, Mohamed credits his public spirited goals to his experiences here as a teenager.

It all started at Martha’s Table.

– Mohamed, Healthy Connections Alum


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