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Adila Mustafa



Internal Medicine Graduating Class of 2025

Where are you from originally?

I’m from Sudan. But I was born and raised in the District of Columbia, Maryland-Virginia area.

Medical training:


When did you come back to the U.S.?

I came back to the U.S. after graduating from medical school. 1) Because my family and home are here. 2) Because I knew I wanted to pursue residency in the U.S., being one of the best places for graduate and continuing medical education, and 3) because of the multitude of opportunities for career growth and flexibility after residency.

Why did you choose your specialty?

I chose Internal Medicine because it is a broad specialty that offers a wide variety of clinical experiences, allows for flexibility, and because of the analytics and critical thinking involved in taking care of each patient.


Mom, dad, and sister living in Virginia. And I consider myself a cat aunt to 3 not-so-little cats that I would die for. (sorry not sorry)

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

Hmm, well I’d like to say I’m out and about doing a bunch of my hobbies or checking off boxes on my bucket list…but currently it’s binge-watching/alternating between 3 tv shows; Breaking Bad, The Queen’s Gambit, and Never Have I Ever, with my cup of chai and cookies.

Toughest challenge?

That inner voice telling me ‘I’m not good enough’ or Imposter syndrome is a continuous battle I’m trying to overcome. Day-to-day fixes are deep-breathing exercises, getting some sun, and positive self talk. Overall, everyday at work is a new day for learning and progressing, and the more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you’ll become.

What surprised you the most about Hurley?

A nice surprise is that the people in Flint and it’s suburbs are extremely nice, warm, diverse, welcoming, and there is a palpable community-feel here that I’ve felt as soon as I moved here.