Mario Talanga
Port Richie Florida
Medical Student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL

Mario is currently a medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. Mario was born in Sarajevo, but his family soon fled to Hamburg Germany to escape the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His family was offered permanent status in the United States and they arrived in 1998. Since Mario didn’t did not speak English, he was placed in an English as a Second Language class. Within months, Mario mastered English and was placed in a gifted program. During High School, Mario was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) & Advanced Placement (AP) programs.

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