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June 18, 2009

Jemilat Badamas

Growing up in Ibadan, Nigeria, Jemilat Badamas, always knew she was bound to study in America. At age 18, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, first as an undergraduate in Baltimore and then at the VCU School of Medicine.

Her four years have been distinguished by her course work – in her third year she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society – as well as by her commitment to the community. Volunteering at Richmond homeless and remote-area clinics and mentoring high school students interested in medical careers are just some of the things she has made time to do.