In June 2016, junior Abigail Zumbuhl, represented Jamesville-DeWitt High School and the State of New York at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, she received an Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists for her interest as a high school student to follow this career path.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an elite gathering of the nation’s best and brightest high-achieving high school students who aspire to serve humanity as physicians or medical scientists (as biologists, engineers, software or hardware technologists or mathematicians).
Zumbuhl was surrounded by many fellow high school students who share her passion, ability and potential. This gathering is an opportunity for delegates to find new friends to help them reach their dreams and future colleagues to collaborate with.
While there, Zumbuhl watched live surgery and had a chance to question the surgeon in real time.