November 21, 2012
Dr. Adesanmi Abel Ojo returned to Forsyth Tech last week, telling students how the path that led him to a career in medicine began at Forsyth Tech.
Ojo dreamed of being a doctor since his childhood in his native Nigeria. In 2002 when his family moved to Forsyth County, he began the journey to achieving this dream. He drove by Forsyth Tech by chance and ended up enrolling at the school. He earned an associate degree in biology. After graduating from Forsyth Tech, he transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a BS degree in 2006. He just became a medical doctor after graduating from the medical college at the American University of Antigua. The school is located in St. John’s on the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
Ojo said the lower cost of taking courses at a community college is a great advantage, especially for medical students, who rack up a lot of debt by the time they become doctors. Ojo also believes that the education offered at Forsyth Tech is just as good as the instruction at four-year colleges and universities. He added that the smaller classes at Forsyth Tech allowed for more on-one-one time with instructors and easier access to the school’s Learning Center, where he served as a biology and chemistry tutor.