Gift Iheme is one of those rare individuals who are good in both art and science subjects. In Dority International Secondary School, she was a member of the Press Club and founder of the Bible Club.
After graduating from Dority in 2013, she obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2019).
During her time as a medical student, she was elected Director of Welfare, the University of Nigeria Medical Students Association (UNMSA) and established a revolving fund for financially challenged students who couldn’t pay school fees, rent and examination levies.
The Parrot, UNMSA’s monthly magazine, chose Gift Iheme as the June Personality of the Month for being a role model and source of hope to medical students at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Gift is passionate about female sexual and reproductive health and has been involved in numerous medical outreaches to schools and rural areas across Nigeria.
Gift Iheme on a medical outreach
She’s a member of
- Medical Research and Humanitarian Society (MedRhus)
- Medix Frontiers (UNEC Medics Against AIDS)
- Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
Gift believes she can succeed in whatever she does. She loves to act and recently landed a role in the IROKO TV series, Ojukwu. She also enjoys writing and event planning.
Gift Iheme on the set of Ojukwu
Ojukwu trailer and a scene featuring Gift Iheme
Gift is enthusiastic about Dority and D.I.S.S Alumni. She visited Dority a few years ago and advised the SS3 students to pick up the habit of reading books and go to the library more often. She also advised them to have a good relationship with their teachers.
Despite her tight schedule as a medical student, Gift volunteered to help create and edit content for the alumni website, dissalumni.org.
For her commendable efforts in reducing the dropout rate of medical students at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, her proficiency in arts and medical science and her desire to uplift D.I.S.S Alumni and Dority International Secondary School, Gift Iheme is our August Alumna of the Month.