LHS freshman nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders
Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Loveland High School (LHS) congratulates Freshman Cierra King, who is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., June 25-27, 2016. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians to enter the 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.
“We are so proud of Cierra and wish her all the best on this high-level learning experience,” said LHS Principal Peggy Johnson. “This is the type of educational enhancement we embrace for our students at Loveland High School, and we congratulate her on the nomination.”
During the three-day Congress, King will join students from across the country in experiencing Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research. In addition, delegates will 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 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 Cierra King are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
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 this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.