The Burlington School sophomore Kylie Adams has been selected as a delegate to the 2019 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 23-25, 2019.
Adams, who hopes to become a dermatologist, will have the opportunity to join students from across the country to hear from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners on 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 and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
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 who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Adams' nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director at the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. She was selected to attend based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.