- Shamone Gore Panter, a 43-year-old Black woman, has returned to medical school to become a doctor
- The mother of four had intended to enrol in medical school in 2007, but she ultimately took a different route
- She recently completed her MCAT and was accepted to Ohio State University while working as an assistant lecturer at Cleveland State University
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A 43-year-old Black woman, Shamone Gore Panter, has returned to medical school to achieve her dream of becoming a qualified doctor.
The mother of four had planned to enrol in medical school in 2007, but she ultimately took a different route. She was apprehensive about taking the MCAT, which is required for entrance to medical school.
Instead, she returned to school to earn a doctorate, beginning a career as an assistant lecturer at Cleveland State University and working at the Cleveland Clinic to study cardiovascular genetics.
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What inspired Shamone Gore Panter's decision to return to school
After speaking with her pregnant niece about the COVID-19 vaccine, Gore Panter decided to return to school. She had successfully taught one of her family members about the vaccine, which rekindled her passion for pursuing a medical career.
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"I thought, 'This is what I need to be doing every day," she said, according to TODAY.
Shamone Gore Panter balances her studies with raising her kids
The Cleveland native put her head down and prepared for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). She received a score of above 500 and was accepted into Ohio State University for a three-year programme.
Gore Panter, who will graduate with a medical degree in 2025 and practice family medicine, juggles her education with caring for her three children, aged 7, 17, and 20. She is living proof that changing course may be done at any time.
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that when Ellouise Lewis learned that she could earn her General Educational Development (GED), she was happy to work to ensure her lifelong dream came to pass.
After making the regrettable choice to leave high school in the 10th grade, the 90-year-old Mississippi woman went back and corrected her mistake.
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