With a future in medicine looking likely, St. Francis High School junior Yashmita Malhotra has been selected to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts this June.
The El Dorado Hills teenager was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent California based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the three-day program is to inspire and direct top high school students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists.
The students will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
“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,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Yashmita are our future and she deserves all of the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
The academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science.
For more information visit futuredocs.com.