Megan Zimmerman, a senior at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., in February.
The event 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 who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Zimmerman, who hopes to study pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University, was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Oxbridge Academy based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day congress, Zimmerman will join students from across the country and hear Nobel 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.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Megan Zimmerman are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. It was founded to identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help the students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of their career. Based in Washington, D.C., the academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives as physicians, medical scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. For more information, visit www.futuredocs.com or call (202) 599-8442, ext. 701.
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