By Stan Bindell
Polaccas, Arizona (NFIC)

Pearlyn Tomosie began school recently at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

Tomosie, who is Hopi, was accepted last year, but since she was married last year and her grandmother was ill she received a deferment to start this year.

Tomosie, who graduated from Hopi High School in 2000, attended her White Coat Ceremony earlier this month. The White Coat Ceremony is where the medical students receive their doctor’s coat because they will start to see patient’s this year.