Onyinyechi Nweke MD

Onyinyechi Nweke MD

Program:

Pediatrics, Second-Year Resident

Originally from:

I am originally from Anambra in the southeastern part of Nigeria. I am also “originally” from Oak Park, Mich.

Medical school:

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.

What brought you here to Michigan?

I came to the U.S at the age of 10. I came as a child, so I stayed because my parents stayed. Michigan has now become my home away from home.

Why did you choose your specialty?

My mother found an assignment I did in the 6th grade about what I wanted to be when I grow up. It said in big, bold letters, “I want to be a Pediatrician.”

Family:

My parents and my brother and sister-in-law are in the Detroit area. My husband is here with me in Flint.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

Explore restaurants, travel, watch foreign films

What inspires you:

My mother

Your toughest challenge in working toward your goals:

Actively self-reflecting for improvement purposes

What do you miss most about home, and how do you keep in touch?

I miss fresh fruits year round. I keep in touch via WhatsApp.

Favorite author:

Francine Rivers