Metro East teen selected as ‘Future Medical Leader’

A Metro East high school student was selected as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.

Hannah Caraway, a junior at O’Fallon Township High School in Shiloh, Ill., was selected to the program Wednesday. The honors-only program is offered to high school students who wish to work in medical research fields upon graduating college.

From June 25-27, Caraway will join other high school delegates selected to the Congress in Boston, Ma. Selected students will listen to lectures from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss their experience in the medical field. Other activities include Ivy League and leading medical school deans to speak; patient-told stories living ‘medical miracles’; and learn about advances within the field.

Confirmed speakers include NASA astronauts and a full-face transplant patient, among others.

Caraway was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. He chose Caraway to represent O’Fallon Township High School based on her academic achievements, leadership and ‘determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.’

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