We created the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to support the future of medical science – high school students who aspire to be physicians and medical scientists. We aim to help students get the skills and experiences they need to jump-start their medical career. That is why we organized the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Through this event, students will meet and learn from medical leaders of the 21st century. Now get to know one of our Congress delegates, Lessie Farriss, as she shares her story.
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Young Girl With Big Dreams
Lessie Farriss is one of the Delegates set to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. She is a student at Eugene Ashley High School in North Carolina.
When asked why she wants a career in the medical field, Lessie cites her dad’s influence. As a first responder, her dad’s work sparked her interest from a young age.
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Lessie’s inclination to the medical field stayed with her as she got older. Over time, she learned more about what this career had to offer. And along the way, she discovered the beauty of medical research. Lessie is especially interested in critical care medicine.
As a high school student, Lessie juggles her academics and extra-curricular activity. She is part of their school’s cheerleading squad. Aside from that, she also studies in University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.
Through her school work, Lessie was able to take medical credits. This allowed her to deepen her understanding of medical research.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Congress Nomination
As a result of Lessie’s hard work and passion, she earned a nomination to the Congress. She was nominated by no less than Dr. Mario Capecchi, a Nobel Prize in Medicine recipient. Dr. Capecchi is also the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists’ Science Director.
Lessie admits that before her nomination, she did not go after this opportunity. But once she received her invitation, she “got very excited” and realized the value of the Congress to her.
At the Congress, delegates like Lessie will learn from medical leaders and visionaries. They’ll meet National Medal of Science recipients, Nobel laureates, and medical school deans. They will even gain real-world experiences such as watching a surgery live.
The esteemed Congress speakers will also share the latest medical advancements. And they will inspire the delegates with their vision for the future of medical science.
Lessie will certainly have no shortage of opportunities to fuel her goal to be in medical research.
Lessie’s preparation for her future endeavors is sailing smooth. Several schools have already accepted her applications. But Lessie has narrowed down her three best choices. These are Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and New York University.
She looks forward to delving deeper into medical studies once she goes to college. For Lessie, the Congress of Future Medical Leaders will give her a good head start on achieving her goals.
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Do you have a passion for the medical field? Then you have found yourself an advocate with the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists! Through the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, we inspire and equip young minds. We want to give you the experiences and tools you need to succeed in the medical field. And with these efforts, we aim to build a strong foundation for the future of medical science.
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