Future Medical leader selected

By Olivia Fellows
BIG RAPIDS — A Crossroads Charter Academy junior student was recently selected to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 26-28.
Kristy Warczinsky will represent her school at the event which is held just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus, according to a news release sent.
Warczinsky’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, to represent Michigan based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
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 the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dreams and to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals.
“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,” the release said. “Focused, bright and determined students like Kristy Warczinsky are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
During the three-day Congress, Warczinsky will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients discuss leading medical research; be advised by 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 become physicians or go into medical science.
Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; 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 much more.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief in identifying prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and helping these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to succeed.
Source: The Big Rapids Pioneer