Former Florida State Football Star, Myron Rolle, Trades in His Jersey for Scrubs at Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Published Date: 
December 02, 2009

CELEBRATION, Fla., July 30, 2009 - Myron Rolle, former Florida State University football superstar, went off the field and into the operating room at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. Myron is just as passionate about medicine as he is about football, and would like to one day become a doctor. Before heading to Oxford University in September to study Medical Anthropology as a Rhodes Scholar, he is currently training with Coach Tom Shaw in Orlando to enhance his athletic performance. And, during his summer in Central Florida, Myron is changing out of his jersey into scrubs to shadow Florida Hospital orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Brad Homan.

"My long-term goal is to be a neurosurgeon, and I think it's very important to have practical experience before you venture into that sort of career," Rolle said. "So, after my professional career as a football player, I definitely want to go to medical school, and I think its pertinent right now to study under physicians who have been through the ropes, who can teach me things to look forward to and challenges that may come in the road ahead, but also just the intricacies and nuances of the whole medical field. Dr. Homan has provided me with that - he's someone who really understands me and is just a great person to learn from."

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