My name is Savana Agyemang. I was born in Ghana and came to the United States at the age of 12. My passion to become a pediatrician began in high school where I was part of the Child Development and Medical Career Program. Through these programs, I had the opportunity to work with children and shadow pediatricians at Suburban Hospital.
At Montgomery College, I majored in Life Science to prepare me for science courses necessary for medical school. My plan was to transfer to University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). During my second semester at MC, I met the UMCP Biological Sciences program coordinator at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) who introduced me to the Terp Transfer Partnership (TTP). Once accepted into the TTP program you are ensured a seamless transition into a UMCP program at USG, as well as benefits like priority advising, and early access to USG student services which includes academic workshops, career readiness events and student life.
Being accepted into this program made it a hard decision for me on which campus I wanted to attend. On one of my visits, I met a USG Student Ambassador and she clarified various misconceptions that I had about USG. I was particularly interested in the small class sizes, proximity to home, and the additional scholarship opportunities at USG. Since I was in the TTP program I was able to participate in activities and events on campus. This allowed me to really know the campus and faculty.
Currently, I am a student at USG in the UMCP Biological Sciences program. I am also a student ambassador, so now I help inform prospective students about the services, opportunities and misconceptions at USG. In addition, I am part of the UMCP-USG Student Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and the Student for Society club. Lastly, I am a member of the USG First Love club, and a student worker for the Center of Career and Internship services. I really enjoy being involved on campus and helping other students. I am excited to graduate in May and continue my medical school journey.