Leroy Leonard Ikhini

I am Leroy Lenard Ikhine, a 21-year-old Gambian, studying medicine at the university of the Gambia. I live in Kanifing with my family of 8. I am a Christian boy and a big believer in hard work and optimism. I have a passion for what I study and that is what makes me who I am.

Spring semester 2018:

In the year 2017, I did my part1 professional exams (biomedicals) and passed all my courses. I am now in my 4th year (clinicals)and am very happy about it. Again, as the assistant sports minister i was lucky to be selected to represent The Gambia medical school,along with three other students, in a yearly exchange programme between The Gambia medical students and medical students from swansea uk. So i was in the uk for 2weeks just learning and experiencing how medicine is done there.The trip was all sponsored by the swansea university and i was very happy to have seen how diverse things there were from here.

Fall semester 2018:

I have been able to pass all my courses and have now made it to my 5th year in medical schoo

Spring semester 2019:

I’ve successfully passed all my school works and credited all my grades.

Fall semester 2019:

I made it to the next class…and it was very very hectic trying to balance medicine and social life

Spring semester 2020:

2019/2020 was the toughest and most challenging academic year I my Life. I almost felt like giving up and just quitting honestly but I got back up and overcame my hurdles and challenges.

Fall semester 2020:

Sofar I’ve managed to pass my pediatrics posting exams which was our last posting before obstetrics and gynecology which we’re on right now.

Spring semester 2021:

It has been a though but wonderful experience, the pandemic has thought us if digital means of doing things even thou we face network issues but it was worth the distancing

Fall semester 2021

2021 I was able to pass both my obstetrics and gynecology 2 posting. I was also able to pass my pediatrics block posting exams last month. Some challenges I’ve encountered have been being unable to balance my private life and my education, though that’s something I’m still working on.

Spring semester 2022

It’s been a rollercoaster journey this year, But I’ve managed to pass my part 3 professional exams and I’m now doing my sub-specialities.

Fall semester 2022

My achievements were passing my surgery 3 exams and my challenges were trying to balance my social life and my academics.

March 2023

Passed medical exam and ready for graduation and internship