Lofty aspirations: Local student to attend three-day medical program in Boston

Apple Valley has much to take pride in with the recent announcement that Granite Hills High School senior Mikeyera Robinson has been nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders program in Boston.

According to Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, the program was designed by his organization to honor, inspire and motivate high school students across the U.S. who are planning to go into the medical field.

Rossi also said it provides a path, plan and resources to help students reach their goals as they begin their journey into medicine.

“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,” Rossi said. “Focused, bright and determined students like Mikeyera are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

During the three-day Congress, Robinson and her peers will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research. In addition, they will be given advice from Ivy League and top deans on what to expect in medical school, hear stories told by patients who are living medical miracles, be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies and learn about cutting-edge advances in medicine and medical technology.

Robinson said she can’t wait to get there.

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