Patricia and Stephanie Egwuatu, who were raised in Washington, shared the same dream of being a doctor from a young age. Their father is originally from Nigeria and mother form Uganda.
Patricia is currently a second year family medicine resident at the University of Washington. Her inspiration to become a doctor came from hearing her parents talk about people in Uganda and Nigeria passing away because of inadequate healthcare.
In an Instagram post, she said: “This shaped and molded me to have the desire to provide health care in third world countries and to open access to undeserved communities here in Washington state.”
Stephanie is a second year medical student at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Her pediatrician inspired her to study medicine.
In her own Instagram post, she wrote: “He showed me how it feels to touch lives as he touched mine. Now I’m following my dreams of becoming a physician.“
The two sisters share an Instagram account through which they share their inspirational posts. It’s indeed a commendable initiative.