Ashlyn Williams, a junior at Bryan County High School, has been selected as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 25-27.
The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research. The event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct students who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Williams was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent the Prembroke school based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day congress, Williams will join students from across the country and hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about 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; hear from teen science prodigies; and learn about advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
"This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially," said Richard Rossi, executive director of NAFPMS. "Focused, bright and determined students like Ashlyn Williams are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her."
The academy was founded to identify prospective medical talent and help those students acquire the experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this career. It is based in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.