Medicine Meets Law: Victor Agbafe Is On His Way To Become A Doctor And A Lawyer

Victor Agbafe is an academic outlier; he was accepted to all eight Ivy League universities and is currently enrolled in both medical and law school, according to WBTV.

Many people took notice of the Wilmington, North Carolina native, a straight-A student and athlete from Cape Fear Academy after he made his admissions to the most elite schools public.

According to WBTV, Agbafe went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Harvard University before enrolling in medical school at the University of Michigan and law school at Yale University two years later.

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For me, it’s more like a staggering framework. I applied to law school during my M1 year of medical school last year. I was fortunate to have some possibilities and chose Yale, and I opted to postpone the start date for two years. “So, after my third year of med school, I’ll head over to New Haven — do those three years — and then come back for my last year of med school,” he added, according to Because Of Them We Can.

Agbafe became interested in the colon and pancreatic cancer procedures while in medical school. However, he witnessed a significant gulf in the healthcare industry between physicians and legislators. He reasoned that if he went to law school, he could help bring the two parties together.

There seems to be a gap between them (physicians) and sometimes I think people who create the policy, of you, know who even runs our hospital systems where it takes a lot more like a legal framework, right, when you’re thinking about how you’re going to pay or care. What does the pipeline process look like for developing a lot of the drugs that people have? So, my theory is if I can understand the language of the law, I hope that can sort of work at that intersection,” said Agbafe, according to WBTV.

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