Student Graduates Medical School Early to Help Fight COVID-19

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Medical student Fatoumata Nogoy Bah was all set to finish her final year at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and go through the normal process of what many medical students do: send out invitations for graduation, get ready for residency, etc.

But instead, Bah has fast-forwarded her life and is now working in a hospital on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic. In a clip on Good Morning America, she felt like she was “sitting on the sidelines.”

So the 26-year-old Bah graduated from medical school more than a month early and volunteered to immediately start working as a medical doctor at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is filling a need not only in the medical community against the coronavirus, she’s also fulfilling the need for more Black doctors.