Mohenad (his friends call him Mo) Rasoul was raised and educated in Hubbard, Ohio — a city less than 40 minutes from Northeast Ohio Medical University. After completing his degree from the College of Pharmacy, he intends to stick around and give back to the region that’s home and has supported him along the way.
The rising second-year NEOMED student had a feeling from his first encounter that the University would be a good fit. On Friday, Aug. 23, he’ll serve as a “coater” at the College’s White Coat Ceremony, helping first-year students don the white jackets that represent their chosen profession.
Working towards his ultimate goal
“I knew that since I wanted to get a job around this area, coming here to a local university was a good idea. The pharmacy program is progressing every year and I could see that they really care — that’s what sold me,” says Rasoul.
To prepare for his future endeavors, Rasoul is interning at two local pharmacies — Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, Ohio, and Rite Aid in Warren, Ohio.
“Working two internships while going to school is definitely tough, but it’s helped me learn to manage my time correctly. As long as I make sure to give my best effort to both places and stay committed to both places, I can make it work,” says Rasoul.
Honored by his peers
Maybe it’s that drive and maturity that earned him a nomination by his peers to serve as a student coater for the upcoming Class of 2023 College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony — an honor Rasoul defines as a milestone in his educational career.
From student organizations to his experiences with his educators, Rasoul is happy to be a part of NEOMED.
“My NEOMED experience has been really exceptional. The entire staff and all the faculty are very welcoming. They really do make you feel like you are one of them and they truly care about your learning — I really like that about them.”