Isabella Cuneo attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders held June 25-27 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The honors-only program is for high schoolers planning a career in medicine.
The Baton Rouge Magnet High School ninth-grader was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. She was chosen based upon academic achievement, leadership potential and intent to work in the field of medicine.
Delegates from across the country heard from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners, got advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans, heard from patients and teen medical science prodigies, and learned about medical advances and technology.
The Congress of Medical Future Medical Leaders is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, which offers free programs and services to students interested in becoming doctors or entering medical science.