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Precious Oyem

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Precious is a first-generation medical student currently at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. From humble beginnings, he attended a military high school in Nigeria before traveling to the US where he majored in Biology at Clark University. During his time at Clark University, he conducted research on DNA repair proteins and developed an assay to quantify UV sensitivity of these repair proteins. At Clark University, Precious was heavily involved in mentoring and tutoring youths of color in the Worcester community, with a heart aimed at seeing minority students excel. Upon graduating college, Precious spent two gap years working at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where he participated in drug discovery and therapy development for CF patients. His love for research has led him to pursue a Master’s in clinical research alongside his medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. In his free time, you can find Precious singing and recording, playing soccer (on the field or virtually), cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Talk to Precious about gap years as an international student, applying to medical school, finding jobs as an international student, music, soccer, food, video games, or anything at all!

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