Q: Where is the Congress being held?
A: The Congress of Future Medical Leaders will be held at the Tsongas Center on the University of Massachusetts campus (Lowell, MA). Further details will be provided to enrolled students and their parents upon acceptance.
Q: How was my child selected to attend?
A: As a result of your child's participation with College Board’s Student Search Service®, your child has been identified as qualified for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an academic program of New Charter University.
Students are also selected to become Delegates by their teachers, counselors and principals based on their dedication to entering scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical professions; their outstanding grades; and their leadership potential. In addition, qualified students may be identified through academic events, recommendations, youth organizations, honor societies, medical institutions, medical societies, program Alumni, and in-classroom surveys.
Q: Will Attending the Congress Help a Student Gain Admission to a Competitive College and Medical School?
A: 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.
Q: Why are students required to provide proof of GPA?
A: The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an academic honors program and only students with a GPA of 3.5 or above (either current or cumulative) are allowed to attend. Sample forms and further instructions will be provided after acceptance.
Q: Are parents and other family members allowed to attend?
A: Parents are enthusiastically encouraged to accompany their child and observe the Congress without cost. So that the Delegates can take part in this experience together, parents will not be allowed to sit with their child but can observe the proceedings from a special parent’s viewing area. Seating for parents is limited to one parent on opening night of the Congress and on a space available basis for the other speaking sessions. All family are welcome for the closing ceremony.