Family doctor Mohammed Ahmad began his journey to a medical degree right here at Lorain County Community College.
Ahmad graduated from Westlake High School in 2004 and started at LCCC that fall.
“I’ve always known I wanted to be a physician, and starting at LCCC was the logical choice since I wanted to stay close to home,” he said.
He earned an associate of science degree in 2006 and in 2007 he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology through LCCC’s University Partnership. He then completed medical school at the St. Matthews University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Starting his education at LCCC and the UP was an affordable option for Ahmad that was close to home – and provided a solid foundation for his future.
“Without LCCC and the University Partnership I would be stuck in student loans from my undergraduate programs,” Ahmad said. “The UP was a huge benefit because I was able to take all of the bachelor’s degree prerequisites as LCCC classes and only pay the university tuition for my higher level courses.”
By starting his education at LCCC, Ahmad was able to learn from some of the best instructors in the field.
“The biology and science instructors at LCCC were the best I’ve had in my entire life – including medical school. Professors Kathy Durham, Harry Kestler and James Beil were a huge influence on me,” he said.
He is a primary care physician at an independent practice in Lakewood. He lives in Avon.