Honor student Joshua Samuels nominated based on his dedication to entering the medical field, leadership potential and outstanding grades.
Joshua Samuels, a sophomore at Notre Dame Preparatory School, has been chosen to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 23-25, 2019. Students are selected to become delegates based on their dedication to entering the medical field, leadership potential and outstanding grades.
Qualified students may also be identified through honor societies, medical institutions, medical societies, program alumni, in-classroom surveys, and as a result of their participation with College Board’s Student Search Service.
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 the 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.
Samuels' nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, an Italian-born American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Capecchi is an Italian-born American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. He is science director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, chartered to represent Michigan based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day Congress, which will be held in Lowell, Mass., Samuels will join students from across the country and hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research. In addition, he plans to gain valuable advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in med school and witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles.
Samuels also expects to be inspired by fellow teen medical-science prodigies, and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
The goal of the Congress is that the chosen students will be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies to 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 who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Joshua Samuels are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.
More on The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists: The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must 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. Based in Washington, D.C., and with offices in Boston, Mass., the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address any crises by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians and medical scientists.
The Congress will be held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, located 30 minutes outside one of America’s medical meccas, Boston, Mass., June 23, 24 and 25, 2019.
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Notre Dame is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's lower and middle schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. NDPMA is an International Baccalaureate "World School" and is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers. It is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org