Elorm Avakame, MD, MPP is a recent graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a pediatrics resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In this season one finale of Dear Premed, Dr. Avakame shares what it was like growing up with parents who were immigrants from rural Ghana. He gives us a window into his journey to medicine, both the support system that nurtured him and the darkest moments of his life navigating his mental health in medical school. This powerhouse gives us incredible words of encouragement both during our interview and in the excerpts included in this episode from his graduation address at Harvard Medical School.