Sophomore Accepted for Summer Program at IUN

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Dead bodies every Tuesday of Summer 2012 sounds like fun to Joseph Bobo (10).

Bobo was the only high school student among 42 aspiring doctors chosen for the 2012 International Human Cadaver Prospection Program at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

“I’m really excited. I feel really blessed to be given this opportunity,” Bobo said.

After visiting a convention at IUN, Bobo met the doctor in charge of the program. After writing a 500-word essay explaining why he deserves the privilege to take part in the program and another 250-word essay describing what he would like to do in the future with this, Bobo was accepted.

“(We’ll) be dissecting human cadavers. We’ll spend the first few weeks learning how to do different stitches and stuff [and] learn different things on anatomy of the body. We’ll also learn muscles and veins,” Bobo said.

But wait- dead bodies all summer?

“They don’t bother me. I have a strong stomach. I don’t worry about the dead bodies but what I can do with it in the future,” Bobo said.

In addition to this program, Bobo will also spend time at the Rush University Nation Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine from June 24 to July 5.