About the Author

Jona Gorra - Born and raised in the Philippines, Dr. Jona Gorra owns three medical clinics in Sussex County, Delaware and is a medical director of two nursing homes in the county. Aside from her medical practice, she is a board member of the Delaware J-1 Waiver Program Review Board, a committee member of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee of Delaware, and a board member of the United Medical ACO in her state. An animal lover, she is an avid supporter of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

About The Book

It's Only a Bump: Overcoming Challenges in a Small-town Medical Practice

Small towns can be places where you can make your dreams come true. Dr. Jona Gorra narrates her story of migrating from a small town in the Philippines to opening several medical practices in the USA.

Bright and determined, she recounts her experiences of applying for a medical internship in the U.S. from the Philippines, her residency through Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center in New York, finding an innovative pathway to a permanent stay in the U.S., and settling and succeeding in Sussex County, Delaware.

The book describes her strategic approach from preparing to becoming a doctor, changing her visa status in order to legally stay in the U.S., growing her medical profession from one clinic to three, continuing to serve her patients during the pandemic, and caring for herself when she became ill with symptoms similar to COVID-19. While her story will inspire readers who want to become a medical doctor like herself, it will encourage everyone to acquire a mindset to overcome life's inevitable bumps and challenges in order to accomplish their goals.

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