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Student attends Future Medical Leaders Congress 

By: Ellen Lampe


Roman Bishop

Roman Bishop, a junior at Fort Zumwalt North High, attended the Future Medical Leaders Congress in Boston, Massachusetts this summer. 

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 who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Bishop was nominated 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, to represent Fort Zumwalt North High based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day Congress, Bishop joined students from across the country and heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; they were given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; they witnessed stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; they were inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and they learned about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

“Focused, bright and determined students like Roman Bishop are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

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