Sterling’s Kailynne Swingle selected for Congress of Future Medical Leaders – Sterling Journal-Advocate
Kailynne Swingle, a freshman at Sterling High School, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders March 20-21.
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.
Kailynne’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 to represent Sterling High School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the two-day Congress, Kailynne Swingle 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.
Kailynne maintains a 4.0 grade point average at Sterling High School, and is ranked No. 1 in the freshman class with a 99.17 percentile. She is involved in many activities: volleyball, choir, jazz/show choir, drama and will be in the play “Beauty and the Beast” at SHS in April. She is in jazz, ballet and pointe at Melissa’s School of Dance and attends the high school youth group at her church.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” a press release about the program states. “Focused, bright and determined students like Kailynne Swingle are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career.