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Mohji

Associate, São Paulo
Consulting
Even as a young girl, Mohji wanted to be a citizen of the world so she chose a career in medicine. When residency didn’t fit the vision she had for herself, she bucked tradition and chose a consulting career with McKinsey so she could have a positive impact on a global scale.

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I don’t feel like I have given up being on the front line of helping people. Instead, I’m part of a different front line—one that is making a tremendous impact on our global society.

I grew up in a small village of about 10,000 people, and as a little girl, I had one dream: to change the world.

That ambition drove me to study medicine for seven intensive years because I believed that profession would help me have the greatest impact helping people and saving lives.

A nontraditional path took me across the globe

During my studies, however, I discovered that traditional medicine didn’t quite fit in with the global vision I had for myself. So, instead of taking that route, I joined a nongovernmental program to build a clinic in Kenya. We first raised money to cover the costs, then we traveled to Africa to build the clinic.

As a doctor, I wanted to do more, so we organized a test day for AIDS and STDs for all children in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders. It was an experience that made the dreams I had as a child a reality and started me on a nontraditional path.

I went on to volunteer at a Nepal hospital and participated in research into infectious diseases. Then my journey took me to South America for an internship in otolaryngology and pediatrics at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. I fell in love in Brazil and decided to make it my future home.

Choosing to forgo residency for something different

At a point in my career when I should have committed to a residency, I broke tradition and chose consulting at McKinsey in Brazil.

It's been two years since I started my career as a consultant, and I don’t feel like I have given up being on the front line to help people. Instead, I’m part of a different front line—one that is fulfilling and making a tremendous impact on our global society.

EDUCATION

Technion Israel Institute of Technology
M.D., medicine

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