Iron Mountain graduate Miranda Julian was a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in June held in Lowell, Mass.
The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research field The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical science so they stay true to their dream and after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal
Julian was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Michigan. She was selected based on her academic achievement, leadership and potential , and determination to serve in the field of medicine.
She joined other students from across the country during the three day Congress and heard from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical resource. She also received advice from top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school.
“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,” noted Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
“Focused, bright and determined students like Miranda Julian are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” Rossi added.
The academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. There are opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students, communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.