Nigeria’s Chika Oriuwa graduates as valedictorian of University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine.

A Nigerian, Chika Stacy Oriuwa on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020  graduated as Valedictorian of University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine.

Chika was the only black person in a class of 259 students when she started medical school at the University of Toronto four years ago . Dr. Oriuwa  became the second black woman valedictorian and the first woman in 14 years to receive the honour.  The first woman, Dr. Kristine Whitehead, who now practices in Ottawa, was co-valedictorian alongside Dr. Gideon Cohen in 1992.  

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