Meet This Harvard-Trained Surgeon and Entrepreneur Who Came From Poverty in Jamaica

Jun 7, 2018
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Dr. Kingsley R. Chin was born in the tiny seaside town of Buff Bay, Jamaica to a single teenage mother, Loleta L. Blythe, and is the eldest of four children.

“I wanted to prove to myself that I could rise to the highest level of success.” In 2017 Dr. Chin sat down with Ian Boyne to tell his story, from struggle to strength and success, and explains why he wants to be “the most successful businessman to ever come out of Jamaica.”

Recognizing his situation early in life, he focused on developing his athletic talents across multiple sports while being diligent at academics. It was important for him to set goals that could help him get ahead in life and to have contingency plans.

He excelled as a student-athlete and was rewarded with a starting position at center forward on the Jamaica Junior National Soccer Team in international competition. He got the exposure and the break he needed to leave Jamaica whena he was recruited to play varsity soccer at the then #1 ranked Columbia University in New York City.

He took advantage of this opportunity to graduate with a dual degree in engineering and mathematics, hold membership in the prestigious Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society, serve as elected senior class president, and become Ivy-League Player of the Year in varsity soccer.

Dr. Chin is a Harvard trained orthopedic spine surgeon with business and information technology experience who sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet. He is driven to help others achieve their greatest level of success.

Source: Prove Yourself Institute

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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