TICONDEROGA – Ticonderoga High School freshman Katherine-Michelle Gallipo has been named a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass.
She will attend the congress, an honors program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields, on June 25 through 27, 2017.
Gallipo was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Ticonderoga High School, “based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.”
Darling said 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.
He said that during the three-day congress, Gallipo 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 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 of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, based in Washington, D.C.
“Focused, bright and determined students like Katherine-Michelle Gallipo are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” Rossi said.