Elise Gleaton, a sophomore at Lexington High School, has been named as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.
The congress was created by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists for high school students who are interested in becoming physicians or going into medical fields. Gleaton will be attending the event March 20 and 21, along with other students from across the country. The two-day congress is meant to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the students to stay true to their dream, and after the event, to provide a path and resources to help them reach their goal.
Gleaton's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, for her to represent Lexington High School.
Gleaton and the other participating students will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research, receive advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school, hear stories from patients who are living medical miracles and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
"I feel honored and blessed to experience such a tremendous opportunity that I will not take for granted. This will be a lifelong memory that I will never forget," said Gleaton.
According to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders website, the event is held virtually with the opportunity for delegates to still interact with each other.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. The organization is based in Washington, D.C. Additional information can be found at FutureDocs.com.