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The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students dedicated to the service of humanity through medicine.

At the Congress you will come face-to-face with:

  • Winners of the Nobel Prize, the most prestigious award in the world;
  • Award-winning young inventors and scientists;
  • Prominent medical school deans;
  • Leaders in medicine; and
  • Medical futurists

for three once-in-a-lifetime days of awe-inspiring motivation, excitement, friendship, and education.



You will make long-term friendships with those who share your dreams and passion — other young people like you who want to truly make a difference and devote their futures to saving lives.

You will discuss and observe state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and be inspired by world-changing researchers, futurists, and technologists. You will view surgery and have an opportunity to submit questions for the surgeon to answer in real time during the procedure.

After the close of the Congress, you will be presented with the inscribed Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence.



Enrollment is now open for the 2020 Congress of Future Medical Leaders, to be held June 24 to June 26 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts on the campus of UMass Lowell.

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an academic honors program with strict requirements, and you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative, to attend.

Your presence at the Congress will enhance your academic profile and distinguish you as one of our most promising future leaders of medicine. You will leave better prepared to achieve your dreams and to let nothing stand in your way.

You also have the opportunity to earn one college credit as part of your attendance, with additional coursework required.

From Our Science Director


As a lifelong scientist working in the field of genetics, I have a deep commitment to breaking new ground and finding cures for some of mankind’s most perplexing diseases and afflictions.

The beautiful thing about science is that things are always changing. I’m still building on the work I dreamt about in high school and began in college. That’s science: you build on your own work and on the shoulders of others – and someday I hope you will be adding to the work we’re doing now in my lab.

Medicine is changing exponentially. In ten years or so, once you have graduated from high school and college and are entering a research program or well into your studies in medical school, the whole way in which the world looks at disease and health will have completely changed. You must be ready.

Through my role at the Academy, I feel it is my duty to stress that it is your enduring curiosity, your unwillingness to give way to obstacles that will serve you best. Trust me, you will learn more from your experiments that fail, because if your original thesis was simple enough to prove the first time, then I guarantee you weren’t reaching high enough.

There’s an old adage I live by: The difficult we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer. If it takes the same amount of effort to work on big questions as it does on little questions, why not work on big questions?

I hope to see you at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in June!

Best of luck with your studies through the rest of the school year.

M Capecchi

Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Science Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
Winner, 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

GPA Requirement
The Congress is an academic honors program. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative to attend. Unless the student was selected by a teacher, the student must provide the Academy with documentation of their GPA.

If the student arrives without having provided GPA documentation, the student will still be allowed to participate in the Congress, but they will not receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence until documentation is provided.

College Credit
Students who have satisfactorily completed the Congress of Future Medical Leaders are eligible to earn one college credit at an additional cost, upon completion of additional coursework. Complete information will be provided upon enrollment.

Congress of Future Medical Leaders Dates and Tuition
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders will be held June 24 to June 26, 2020, just outside Boston, Massachusetts on the campus of UMass in Lowell.

Tuition is $985 and a payment plan may be available. If a payment plan is selected, set payments will be automatically charged on the credit card supplied every 30 days until the full tuition is paid. Tuition includes instruction, speakers, education personnel, the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, and all activities at the Congress.

Financial Assistance
A limited number of scholarships based on financial need are available. Interested families should email the Office of Admissions at Scholarship@FutureDocs.com for further information and an application.

Travel, Housing, and Meals
Students are responsible for their own travel, housing, transportation, and meals. There will be vendors offering a variety of food at all times during the Congress. Many students will travel with a parent, another adult or another student from their school.

Parent and Family Attendance
Each student is encouraged to bring their family to attend the Congress at no additional charge. One family member at a time may observe from the family viewing area on a space-available basis. If a family member arrives after all seats in the family viewing area are taken they will not be admitted.

Overnight Program
If the student is traveling alone, parents may choose to purchase the optional Overnight Program, which includes arrival and departure ground transportation from Logan International Airport and Boston South Station, accommodations (double- or triple- occupancy) for three designated nights, daily breakfast, and on-site resident assistants available overnight to address any student concerns or medical emergencies. Parents can purchase the Overnight Program upon enrollment.

Letters of Participation
The Academy will, upon request, supply letters certifying the student’s participation and matriculation in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. These letters can be sent to colleges and universities as well as organizations offering grants and scholarships.

News Release
Students will be able to create their own news release using an easy-to-follow program the Academy has developed. Included are instructions on how to distribute this release to local newspapers and television stations so students can gain maximum recognition of their accomplishments.

Will Attending the Congress Help a Student Gain Admission to a Competitive College and Medical School?
The education, motivation, and recognition at the Congress can inspire students to take the personal actions necessary to become much stronger candidates for competitive college and medical school admissions.

Attendance at the Congress can also enrich a student’s academic profile by adding to their showcase of extracurricular experience and achievement needed when applying to colleges and universities.

About the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution working outside government in a public-private partnership to identify, encourage, and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians or medical scientists. The Academy accepts no public money. Extensive free services are self-funded through proceeds from events and conferences.

If you have questions, please call the Office of Admissions directly at (617) 307-7425 or email Admissions@FutureDocs.com.

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