Omotayo Ope, a native of Nigeria, dreams of becoming a cardiologist. He is already getting a feel for the challenges of health care, working as a full-time research specialist in a lab studying cancer immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perlman School of Medecine
That coveted spot became available after he completed the Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) program at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia in August, 2016.
“I knew what I wanted to do, but until I went through the biomedical program, I didn’t understand what was required to get there, said Ope, who has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Immaculata University, with a minor in computer science. “It’s extremely important for medical school that you understand how science affects patients, and this program taught me that,” said Ope. Ope was one of the nine Community College of Philadelphia students to finish the program this year.