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Philip LeRiche

Chemistry, BS, Interdisciplinary Concentration

Chemistry major Philip LeRiche is on track to becoming an oncologist, using his skills and knowledge to annihilate cancer.

Southeastern Louisiana University

September 19, 2023

Philip LeRiche

Growing up, Philip LeRiche always had an interest in STEM. Combining this with the decision to dedicate his career to helping others, he realized that becoming a doctor was his perfect path. His grandfather’s cancer diagnosis prompted him to extend this goal to specializing in oncology.

Gaining a firm foundation for medical school as a Southeastern chemistry major, Philip is now taking the first steps in his mission to one day help put an end to cancer.

Action Plan

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Move from South Africa to Louisiana to study chemistry at Southeastern.

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Form life-long friendships with other highly-driven students as an Honors Ambassador and member of the Honors College.

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Push past stage-fright by performing annually at International Night.

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Be part of the conversation as a writer and podcast host for The Lion's Roar.

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Get into medical school.

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