EHS junior Jenna Jernigan was nominated to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on November 21 and 22.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Jenna's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Kansas based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the two-day Congress, Jenna Jernigan will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and national Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that it is imperative to identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. The academy is based in Washington, D.C. and was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address the need for more doctors and medical scientists by identifying, encouraging, and mentoring students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians or medical scientists.
For more information, please visit their website: www.FutureDocs.com