CENTRAL, La. (KALB) - Glenmora High School freshman Marlette Guillen will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA.
This opportunity is for honor students who aspire to be physicians or go into the medical field.
"I was shocked,” Guillen said. “I didn't think I was going to get something like that."
The three-day Congress will take place from June 25-27. Nominated students from all across the country will hear from Nobel Laureates, Medal of Science winners and even get advice from Ivy League medical school deans, according to the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
The purpose of the program is to get students excited about the medical field while also providing them a path and resources to achieve their goal.
"I want to be an Obstetrician Gynecologist,” Guillen said. "Basically, whenever I would see mothers with their baby bumps I would like fall in love. I started reading about more of what they do and it caught my attention.”
Guillen, 14, is the oldest of three siblings. According to the National Academy she was nominated for her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
"I am more excited about meeting new people and getting mentored by the Ivy professors” Guillen said.
The National Academy’s mission is to get youth interested in the medical field as early as possible.
“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, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in a press release. “Focused, bright and determined students like Marlette Guillen are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
For a full listing of represented schools visit the attached link.