Adapt and Innovate

By Dave Hart


Last spring, when Prince Boadi accepted an offer to attend Duke University School of Medicine starting in the fall of 2020, he knew the experience—leaving his family and friends in Chicago, learning his way around Durham, meeting new people, and taking on the rigors of medical school—would be different from anything else he’d ever done.

He just didn’t expect it to be quite this different.

“I’m pretty sure nobody has ever started medical school quite like this,” Boadi says of the first-year class. “Everybody is eager for things to get back to normal. But the faculty have been amazing, and we’re all learning to adapt. Even with all the challenges, I know there are a thousand people who would love to be in my position. I’m just glad to be here.”