Baloch to represent Kansas students at medical leaders congress in 2020

SCRANTON, Kan. – Farzana Baloch, a sophmore at Santa Fe Trail High School, has been named as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, to be held June 24-26, 2020, at Lowell, Mass.

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 this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Baloch’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. Baloch will represent Kansas based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day congress, Baloch 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.

The congress is hosted by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, which is chartered as an institution to help identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians and medical scientists.

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