Plainfield North High School senior Alyssa Caliendo has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders conference in Washington D.C., from Feb. 14-16.
She is the second District 202 student to receive this honor. Plainfield East High School senior Lauren Ransom was nominated last fall.
Caliendo wants to be a pediatrician. She is one of about 2,500 students nationwide expected to attend the event. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
Prospective Congress attendees are nominated by teachers, principals or doctors associated with the program based on their academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
The Congress is intended to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students nationwide who want to be doctors or medical scientists.
During the three-day event, students will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss medical issues; get advice from top medical school officials about what to expect in medical school; hear stories about medical procedures; learn from teen medical prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge medical technologies.
The Congress is presented by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in Washington D.C.
The Academy formed to help identify, encourage and mentor students who want to serve humanity as doctors, medical scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
For more information please visit www.futuredocs.com.