Jai Ahluwalia, a senior at Little Falls Junior-Senior High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 14 to 16, 2014.
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.
Ahluwalia was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Little Falls High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day Congress, Ahluwalia 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 is to be expected 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 of 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 of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, in a news release. “Focused, bright and determined students like Jai Ahluwalia 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 the medical science. Some of the services and programs the academy plans to launch in 2013 and 2014 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.
The academy strives to identify prospective medical talent at the earliest age possible and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills for a medical career. For more information go to www.FutureDocs.com or call 202-599-8442, ext. 701.