• October 2, 2018

Congratulations to St. Patrick Catholic High School Sophomore Anna Tran, who was recently nominated for academic recognition as a Delegate representing the State of Mississippi at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The conference is to be held next summer in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students dedicated to the service of humanity through medicine. Anna was selected due to her outstanding academic record, her leadership potential and her desire to contribute to the profession of medicine as a physician or medical scientist. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an academic honors program with strict requirements, and students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to attend.

On being nominated, Anna said, “I’m very excited to be offered this opportunity, and I hope that I will be able to attend. I’m interested in careers in the medical and engineering fields, so it could benefit me greatly.”

At the Congress, students have the opportunity to meet with winners of the Nobel Prize, award-winning young inventors and scientists, medical school deans, leaders in medicine and medical futurists. Students are able to view surgery and ask questions for the surgeon to answer in real-time during the procedure. Distinguished physicians and medical scientists who mentored Delegates in 2018 include: George Church, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT; Don W. Cleveland, Ph.D., 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Winner and Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; and Michael S. Brown, M.D., Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and Recipient of the National Medal of Science.

Anna Tran