Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, the American Medical Association's new and 167th president, graduated from Chicago's Senn High School (class of '61), named after Nicholas Senn, the AMA's 49th president.
It's believed to be the first time that something like this has occurred.
Lazarus mentioned this coincidence in his inaugural address and stated that "say what you will about foreshadowing or fate," it was probably best that he didn't go to Michael Jordan Prep or Mike Ditka Magnet School.
Located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood on the city's North Side, Senn is mostly known for having a large and diverse immigrant population. Its website notes that it was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Diverse School in the United States."
The website also notes that, out of 1,067 students, 415 were born outside the U.S. and 663 speak one of 44 languages other than English at home.
Some of these students are pictured on a slideshow on the school's home page, including a boy from Nepal who wants to be a neurosurgeon, another from Vietnam who wants to study medicine, a girl from Guinea who want to be a doctor and girl from Peru would like to work with Doctors Without Borders.