Yes, You Can Be A Micronesian And A Doctor

PODCAST: Oahu physician Sheldon Riklon is an inspiration for Micronesians and an epiphany for others.
By Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis /

When Dr. Sheldon Riklon spoke to a group of Micronesian young people earlier this year, he heard the murmurs when he said where he was born.

“Really?” they asked. “You’re from Ebeye?”

By now the Oahu physician has gotten used to being a role model, and he welcomes the chance to inspire his fellow Micronesians and dispel the myth that his people are underachievers.

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Click here to read a transcript of this podcast.

Read our series, “The Micronesians: An Untold Story of American Immigration.”

Dr. Sheldon Riklon often has to repeat himself. Yes, he is a physician from Micronesia.

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