“I was always obsessed with science. I knew I wanted to be a physician, because I enjoyed seeing scientific concepts applied to improve people’s lives. But my exposure to cutting-edge biomedical research as an OMRF Fleming Scholar helped me realize I wanted to be a physician-scientist. Research gave me an outlet to not only ask why but to learn how to answer questions that weren’t known.”
After his summer as a Fleming Scholar, Bockus earned an M.D. and also completed his Ph.D. studies at OMRF. Now a busy cardiology fellow at the University of Washington, he and his wife, Mia, also enjoy hiking, biking, scuba diving, spearfishing and kayaking.