Mya Richards, '19, and Keniece Corsey, '18, represented Elizabeth Seton High School and the State of Maryland at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA and were presented with Awards of Excellence by Sister Ellen Marie Hagar at a recent assembly. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders was created by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to support students by gathering many of the country's finest high school students who aspire to careers in medicine and singling them out for special recognition and ongoing mentorship. Students are selected to become Delegates by their teachers, counselors and principals based on their dedication to entering the medical field, leadership potential and outstanding grades.
Speakers at the Congress included Nobel Prize Laureates, top medical school deans, leaders in medical research and cutting-edge technology and leaders from private industry. Their mentors included David Roberts, M.D., Dean of External Education at Harvard Medical School and Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.B.A., Dean for Medical Education at Georgetown University.
During the Congress, these students viewed a surgery and had an opportunity to submit questions for the surgeon to answer in real time during the procedure. They learned about state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and were inspired by world-changing researchers, futurists, and technologists. At the close, Delegates participated in a formal candlelit ceremony where they were awarded the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Achievement.