THOMAS DEPRIMA, DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL Thomas DePrima

THOMAS DEPRIMA, DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL

Thomas DePrima grew up on the same Deer Park street as his wife, the former Nicole Gorospe. They graduated high school together, but it wasn’t until the pair went to separate Massachusetts colleges — he to Harvard University, she to Boston College — that they started dating.

The newlyweds live in Manhattan, where DePrima, 28, works as a resident doctor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital. The Miller School of Medicine graduate plans to pursue a fellowship in childhood psychiatry. “There is an opportunity to reach people at an age when you can have a pretty big impact,” he said.

Although he wanted to be a doctor, DePrima used his time in college to pursue a passion he wouldn’t have time for once he began medical school: music. He played percussion in university orchestras and started a quartet.

DePrima advises graduates to use the “dynamic” environment college offers to “have an enriched experience and grow as a person.” --TARA CONRY (Credit: Handout)

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