My name is Harika Cook. I am a German - American citizen, born and raised in Bavaria, which is located in the south of Germany. After attending 10th grade at the Gymnasium, which a secondary high school focused on preparing students to enter University, I moved to the United States of America to Saint Louis, IL. I graduated from a private high school in Saint Louis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with two minor Degrees in Theater & Dance and German from a State University called Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE).
I decided to come overseas to Istanbul to study Medicine because I was very inspired about Maltepe University School of Medicine by my youngest sister Banu Yavuz, who is currently a 3rd year Medical Student in the English Medicine Program at Maltepe University. I know this amazing world city Istanbul since my childhood, as my my father, who is a medical doctor in Germany, was born and raised in Istanbul.
The location of Maltepe University inspired me through its enormous field and large buildings surrounded by a wonderful nature within a forest on top of a hill in Istanbul.
Since Istanbul is a world city and very international, I am very happy to live and going to graduate from Maltepe University Medical Faculty from the English Medical Program. I am very thankful to all of my Medical Faculty Professors, who are very professional and highly experienced in their field, Dean and President, who are giving the best medical education possible for us to become a successful doctor internationally. I am also very thankful to the International Office for welcoming us very kindly, being helpful and very supportive.
I would recommend to any international student to come here and to study at our amazing Maltepe University in Istanbul, which gives all opportunities and international education to become a professional and international graduate.