Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Raquel Edmundson - Monsignor Edward Pace HS
MIAMI GARDENS | Two Msgr. Edward Pace High School students learned about cutting-edge advances and the future of medicine at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, held in Boston June 25-27.
Pace junior Diana Cao and sophomore Ulysses del Pino served as delegates to the Congress. They heard from leaders and top researchers in the medical field and were given advice by deans of Ivy League schools on what to expect in medical schools. And they heard inspiring stories about medical miracles told by real patients.
Both students were nominated 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. They were selected to represent Florida based on their academic achievements, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
The academy created the Congress to help America’s best students fulfill their dream of entering the medical profession despite a lack resources, direction, guidance or self-confidence.
“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,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the academy. “Focused, bright and determined students like Diana Cao and Ulysses del Pino are our future, and they deserve all the mentoring and guidance we can give them.”
Diana hopes to become a psychologist, while Ulysses dreams of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon.