Orthopedic surgery resident Adeyemo recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Adeshina Adeyemo

Dr. Adeshina Adeyemo, an orthopedic surgery resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in May 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

May 24, 2022Penn State College of Medicine News

“Dr. Adeyemo laid out clear expectations for the day,” a current student wrote. “He told me what his intentions were when asking questions, where to go and what to do, while also giving me some independence. He set up several avenues of learning for the day by giving me clinical pearls based on my own anatomy review, practice quizzes for us to walk through together and topics to review … encouraging me to take histories from patients.

“What made him an especially good teacher was that he motivated me to be confident in my correct answers and admit when I didn’t know … and it never once felt intimidating. I appreciated getting to spend the day with him and learned so much.”

Adeyemo was born in Nigeria and grew up in London. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 8, living in New Jersey until starting his residency at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

After receiving his nursing degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J., Adeyemo worked as a nurse for three years before enrolling in medical school. He completed his medical degree at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, N.J. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, riding his Peloton bike and playing basketball.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty, residents and fellows with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. Each month, one faculty member and one resident/fellow are highlighted for their contributions. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience using the online nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at Penn State College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows.

See previous faculty and resident/fellow honorees here.

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