Date Published: January 4, 2011
Ahmed Mohiuddin came to Clemson after graduating from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., aiming to change the world. Since earning a degree in Biochemistry in 2006 from Clemson, he’s gotten closer to that goal.
Ahmed dedicated his time at Clemson to serving a variety of communities: As Student Senate President, Ahmed collaborated with faculty and staff to develop policies that improved student life. As founding president of the Clemson chapter of Amnesty International, Ahmed led efforts to highlight human rights abuses around the world.
His focus, however, never strayed far from health and medicine. Ahmed accepted a full-funding fellowship to complete his M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina. The leadership he honed at Clemson continued at MUSC, where he was an executive member of the MUSC student government and served on several school-wide committees.
In the summer of 2007, Ahmed volunteered for several weeks at a medical center in Akot, South Sudan, one of the most desolate and war-torn regions in Africa. Ahmed worked with a group to vaccinate more than 8,000 Sudanese against meningitis. The experience greatly affected him. “I’m changing my focus in medicine to infectious diseases,” he said. “The problems that were most prevalent there — malaria, tuberculosis, infant mortality — are unheard of in the Western world. It was horrifying and inspiring all at once.” Ahmed Mohiuddin in Sudan
Upon completion of his M.D. in 2010, Ahmed began a unique residency at Tulane University that combines internal medicine and psychiatry.
Ahmed gives credit to his time at Clemson, and in the Calhoun Honors College, to his continued success. “I’ve been consistently stretched and challenged and my abilities have been more than tested,” he says. “I point to my time at Clemson and my experiences in the Honors College as fundamental to the cultivation and growth of my career and life skills.”