Dora Johnson, MDNampa Program
Class of 2024
Escueda Latinoamericana de Medicina
My life as an explorer began long before the cartoon Dora the Explorer was ever created. My family moved from Ghana, West Africa, to my childhood hometown of Yonkers, New York, when I was 9 months old. I attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (home of Crayola) and graduated with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Health and Science.
While abroad studying global health systems, I stumbled upon a once in a lifetime opportunity that aligned with my values and passions and led me to embark on a journey where I trained as a physician at the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba. While there, I learned and cultivated the foundational practices needed to provide exceptional and effective healthcare in underserved and under-resourced communities.
As a physician, I am committed to the following core values: providing healthcare as a human right, encouraging proactive preventive care, living in the community that I serve, and building healthy doctor-patient relationships. I am so excited to serve the Nampa community and look forward to great adventures ahead.