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Omar Cherkaoui

Master of Public Health


Master of Public Health
1 Year


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Educational/Professional Background

Omar is a Medical Doctor from Rabat, Morocco. Throughout his medical studies, he was involved in several student organizations, including the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) of which he was International President in 2016/17. During that time, he worked closely with medical students from around the world, UN agencies and other international organizations on multiple health issues, which sparked his interest in Public Health. He also worked in Berlin, Germany, for a couple of years for a medical education start-up company (AMBOSS), leading their international partnerships department. He finished his MPH degree at Johns Hopkins in May '20 with two certificates: Humanitarian Health Certificate and Health and Finance Management Certificate. He was also inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society. After his graduation, Omar moved back to Berlin, Germany, where he will establish a non-profit Global Health Initiative at AMBOSS.

Research Interests or Career Goals

Reproductive Health, Humanitarian Health and Health Leadership.

Why I Chose Hopkins

I came to Hopkins because of the prestige of the university and the excellent network it has, as you are constantly surrounded by pioneers in public health. I was also interested in the design of the curriculum of the MPH program, which gives us the opportunity to customize it the way we want, and therefore is perfectly suitable to both students who have a precise field of interest as well as those whose interest is not very defined yet. Lastly, the school offered a one-year program for my MPH degree, unlike some other schools, which was particularly interesting to me.

Last updated 05/20/2020

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