PAXTON — Tayler Parrish, a junior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 23-25.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Parrish’s nomination letter 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. Parrish was nominated to attend based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the Congress, Parrish 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; 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.
“This is a crucial time in American 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 the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Tayler Parrish are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”