Frequently Asked Questions 💬
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders | Virtual Event
June 21-23, 2023
What makes the Congress of Future Medical Leaders unique?
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who have a demonstratable GPA of 3.5 or above and want to become physicians or go into medical sciences. The purpose of the Congress is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in our country and help them stay true to their dreams.
The lifetime friendships made with future colleagues and the opportunity to network with medical professionals can also give Congress Delegates a competitive edge and greater focus as they begin their journey into a career in medicine.
Most importantly, after the Congress, Delegates will enter into the Academy’s free mentoring program which will provide them with resources to create a path and plan to help them reach their goals.
Is a preliminary schedule available for the Congress?
A preliminary schedule for the Congress is now live! Keep in mind... 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. Access the preliminary schedule here >
How will Delegates access the Congress virtually?
The Congress Dashboard is where Delegates will access the event and breakout rooms each day, get important event updates, and find additional resources.
Login information will be provided to Delegates via email during the final countdown to the Congress.
Note: Under no circumstances should parents use their Delegate’s login information. They should join the Congress from the Parents Dashboard.
Do students receive recognition or an award after the Congress?
After attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and completing the Congress quiz to prove attendance, and upon verification of a 3.5+ GPA, students will receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. The Award is earned by attending all three days of the Congress, participating in activities, and exhibiting leadership in and dedication to the medical profession.
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.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence is used by Delegates in college, scholarship, and internship applications.
How does virtual attendance compare to in-person attendance?
Unfortunately, all seats are filled to attend the Congress in-person. Rest assured that attending virtually will have little to no difference from attending in-person... besides enjoying the fun from the comfort of your own home. The energy will be unmatched!
Students attending from around the globe virtually will be able to connect and network with other Delegates during breakout sessions, participate in exercises, and even submit questions in realtime during the live surgical procedure.
What is the Congress quiz?
After Delegates have attended the Congress, they will need to pass a short quiz to prove their participation. Don’t worry! It is a short, multiple choice quiz, that is open-book and students will have 30 days to complete it.
P.S. The quiz will be emailed to Delegates the Monday after the Congress.
What type of speakers can be expected at the Congress?
Students have the opportunity to hear from a line-up of incredible speakers. In the past, Delegates have been mentored by distinguished physicians, medical scientists, Nobel Laureates, deans of medical schools, young geniuses, and more. Take a glance at past speakers here >
How do students verify their GPA?
The Congress is an academic honors program where students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative, to attend. Complete information on how to verify your GPA will be provided at enrollment.
If students join the virtual Congress without a verified GPA, they will still be allowed to participate but will not receive their Award of Excellence until proper documentation is provided.
How can students publicize their nomination to the Congress?
Delegates will be able to create their own news release using an easy-to-follow program developed by the Academy. Included are instructions on how to distribute this release to local newspapers and television stations so that Delegates can get maximum recognition for their achievements.
Does the Congress accommodate disabilities?
The Academy encourages all students with disabilities to attend. Please call the Admissions Office to discuss specific needs by phone at 617-307-7425.
Are students eligible for a Letter of Participation after completing the Congress?
Yes! The Academy can supply letters certifying a student's participation and matriculation in the Congress, which can be given to colleges and universities as well as organizations offering grants and scholarships. Please call our admissions team at 617-307-7425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can students 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. More information on college credit, including on the coursework and refund policy is available here.
How much is the tuition and what does it cover?
Tuition for the Congress is $699 and includes instruction, speakers, education personnel, the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, and all activities at the Congress.
Parents and family are also welcome to view the Congress at no additional cost. This allows for rich and meaningful “dinner table” conversations between parents and Delegates, as Delegates are motivated and inspired to see a bigger and bigger future for themselves during the Congress. More than 80% of parents and Delegates say they feel closer to one another as a result of attending the Congress. Parents will have their own dashboard where they will be able to view the Congress.