Forum sessions will be held at 13 city locations across the United States, introducing young scholars to the many challenges and career options in the field of medicine. The forum Guerrero will be attending is in New York City at Hofstra University July 6-14.
Throughout the nine-day program, students are introduced to emerging issues in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice. Site visits to top medical schools and clinical facilities are also part of the experience to develop the next generation of medical professionals. A highlight of the forum enables students to test their knowledge as they triage injured patients in a mass casualty simulation.
Many of the students who attend the conference are nominated by teachers and guidance counselors based on their demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and interest in medicine.
“The program provides an important behind-the-scenes perspective on medical careers,” said Marguerite C. Regan, Ph.D., dean of academic affairs for National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. “This is a critical time for high school students to begin exploring their career paths, just prior to immersing themselves in college coursework and creating a pathway to future success.”
Guerrero is a junior at A.C. Jones High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is enrolled in Pre-AP and dual credit classes. He is a part of the A.C. Jones varsity tennis team and is a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Youth Organization.
NYLF Medicine is part of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com), which enable students of all ages to explore their interests and gain learning experiences beyond the classroom. Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.