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Local Student becomes Texas Delegate to Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Uchechukwu Oguchi, a rising junior at The John Cooper School, was a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA on June 25-27. The Congress is an honors-only program for students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.

During the three-day Congress, Oguchi joined students from around the country to hear from keynote speakers and break into group activities aimed at enhancing their aspirations to become physicians and medical scientists. They heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research; witnessed stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; heard from fellow teen medical science prodigies and learned about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

Dr. Robert Darling, Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Oguchi as one of the Texas delegates, based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Academy Executive Director Richard Rossi. “Focused, bright and determined students like Uchechukwu Oguchi are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

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