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Jacky

Before Upwardly Global:
Current Profession:
Hospital Resident
Current Employer:
One Brooklyn Health
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“Our life is short. Whatever you can give to others, this is like flowers. It is going to have some perfume that will stay with the hand that gives it.”

In Haiti, Jacky was a physician and trained in infectious diseases. When he came to the US, it was difficult for him to find a job in medicine, especially given major licensing barriers. He was part of a mid-career internship program between Upwardly Global and the NY Presbyterian to help propel internationally trained immigrants into roles in the healthcare system. He was hired by New York-Presbyterian in a full-time public health role and continued to prepare to relicense, scoring high on exams that he studied for at night. He was recently given a coveted residency in Brooklyn.

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