Presly Carlucci, a ninth-grader at Bryan County High School was recently named as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 24-26.
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 interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals, according to a press release.
Carlucci’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the science director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
She was chosen to represent Georgia based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
Carlucci aspires to be a physical therapist or neonatal nurse and said she is taking intro to healthcare science and early childhood education courses at school to start that path.
Carlucci is on the BCHS softball team, is a member of the National Beta Club, and is involved in Fellow Christian Athletes. She is an honor roll student and plans to attend the University of Georgia.
“I believe that attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders will open many doors for me and give me opportunities that will be very valuable to my future,” she said.
“I was very blessed with the chance to attend the Congress and cannot wait to see what it has in store for me.” During the three-day Congress, Carlucci will join students from across the country and hear Nobel 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; 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 become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs offered are opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and more.
Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to work to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity in the medical field.