Teah Melon, a tenth graders at Citrus High School (CHS) of Inverness, will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts June 23-25.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the vent, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Teah’s nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Florida based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day Congress, Mellon will join students from across the country and hear Novel 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.
The academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earlier possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C., and with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who with to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.