The Congress of Future Medical Leaders
June 21-23, 2023 in Lowell, MA
Frequently Asked Questions 🤔
Is a preliminary schedule available for the Congress?
The Academy will share a preliminary schedule on the website approximately 3 months before the Congress. A sample schedule is available as a preview. The final schedule will continue to be adjusted until the day the Congress begins, as we intend to create the most exciting experience including the most interesting speakers.
Do I receive recognition or an award after the Congress?
After passing an open note exam to demonstrate attendance at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, and upon verification of your 3.5 or above GPA, you will receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. The Award is earned by attending all days of the Congress, participating in activities, and exhibiting leadership in and dedication to the medical profession.
In a COVID-19 world, high-achieving students have lost so many opportunities to distinguish themselves and showcase their talents. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence is used by Delegates in college, scholarship, and internship applications.
Can my family come to the program?
Yes, please! Parents and family members are welcome to attend the Congress. We will have parent and special guest seating in an area separate from the delegates with a good view of the Congress proceedings. Seating for parents is limited to ONE parent or family member on the opening night of the Congress and on a space-available basis for the other two days. All family members are welcome for the closing ceremony.
Can I receive college credit from attending the Congress?
Based on the educational value of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Delegates have the option to earn one college credit offered by Bottega University.
College credit is an opportunity to credential yourself and demonstrate to universities and other institutions that you have already completed college-level academic work.
To be eligible, Delegates must successfully complete the Congress of Future Medical Leaders by attending all sessions, taking notes during the Congress, and submitting a Congress Reflection essay.
The cost of the one college credit offered by Bottega University in conjunction with the Congress of Future Medical Leaders is $275. This includes $225 for college credit tuition plus a $50 Bottega University registration fee.
More information on transferable college credit from Bottega University including on the coursework and refund policy is available here.
Alternatively, contact the Academy’s Admissions Office by phone at (617) 307-7425 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to book travel for the Congress. Where will the Congress be held and what is the closest hotel?
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders will be held June 21, 22, and 23, 2023 at the Paul E. Tsongas Center located on the campus of University of Massachusetts Lowell.
On Wednesday, June 21st the Congress will begin at 6 PM and end at 11 PM. On Thursday, June 22nd and Friday, June 23rd, the Congress will begin at 10 AM and end at 11 PM.
In an attempt to help you with your lodging needs for the Congress, we have contacted a few hotels in the area and arranged special rates specifically for you. Find hotels nearby here >
What if a parent/guardian or family member can't travel with the Delegate?
We offer the overnight program (for an additional $660) which is designed for students traveling to the Congress alone. It is a pre-college experience for an independent student and includes:
- Greeting students upon arrival at Logan International Airport or Boston South Station’s Amtrak
- Transportation of students to accommodations and to designated departure locations
- Accommodations (with multiple student occupancy, with everyone in their own bed) for three designated nights with other Congress Delegates
- Daily breakfast
- Resident assistants who will stay at students accomodations and be available overnight to address any student concerns
- Assistance available throughout all three days of the Congress
Students who take advantage of the overnight program should plan on and off spending money to cover lunches and dinners, plus any extra money they’d like for beverages and snacks.