Elsharif Yousra W

Yousra Elsharif



Pediatrics, Graduating Class of 2026

Originally from:



I completed my medical degree at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine, followed by commencing my pediatric residency in Sudan, and later, I moved to the United Arab Emirates.

What brought you to Michigan?

I hadn't been to Michigan before beginning my residency at Hurley, but I'm thrilled to be here now. Michigan is a diverse state with plenty of wonderful places to explore, particularly when it comes to food. I'm also looking forward to experiencing the snow!

Blue skies
Me, in a cornfield on a sunny day

Why did you choose your specialty?

My passion and lifelong dream have revolved around pediatrics. I derive immense joy from working with children and their families. The most fulfilling experience, in my opinion, is assisting a sick infant in their journey towards recovery.


I'm the eldest in my family of two sisters, and I've been living in a different country away from them for a long time. I deeply miss them and hope to reunite with them soon. On the other hand, I'm a proud mother of a beautiful girl and a wonderful boy, and my husband is a funny and amazing man.

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

Watch TV, hang out with family.

What do you like about Hurley and Michigan?

I adore the diverse cultures and the warm, inclusive atmosphere here. Regardless of your background, you'll find that Hurley and Michigan make you feel like you belong.

Favorite film:

My favorite movie of all time is The Pursuit of Happyness.