la Oluaderounmu grew up in Nigeria — a childhood and a world away from becoming a doctor.
But ‘Ola,’ as he likes to be called, never let that dream fall through his fingers — even when he came to the United States and had to repeat his undergraduate studies.
On Thursday, along with 95 other first-year students enrolled at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Ola slid his arms into a white coat for the first time.
And he couldn’t contain the joy. None of them could. A stethoscope and a smile were the perfect accessories at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The White Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of four years of rigorous study to earn a doctor of medicine degree for the members of the Class of 2021. The School of Medicine graduated its first class of doctors in May.