Throughout the 10-day forum, NYLF/MED will introduce students to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice. The forum will include site visits to medical facilities and clinics.
Scholars will engage in a simulation using problem-based learning, an educational method in which students will be presented with a fictional patient’s case history and must diagnose and develop a treatment plan for that paient.
Dr. Marguerite C. Regan. NYLF dean of academic affairs, said, “Each student may very well be the face of the future of medicine. The National Leadership Forum on Medicine creates a virtual classroom with hospitals, clinical facilities, and health care professionals.
“By shadowing key personnel, these students will have a great opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on a medical career. Timing is critical as young people explore their career paths just prior to immersing themselves in college coursework.”
In addition to visiting cutting edge medical schools and clinical facilities, scholars will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders within the medical field.
Students engage in personal contact with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators as they view these professionals at work.
Hannah would like to thank all of her sponsors who helped make her trip possible, including Beck Brothers Construction, Coastal Bend Fuels (Clark Welder), Father Stephen T. Dougherty, Dan A. Hughes Company and Welder Exploration & Production, Inc. (Ray Welder).
Hannah also would like to thank her grandparents, Ron and Susan Stasny, for their support in pursuing her dream to be a pediatric physician.
NYLF is an educational organization that brings various professions to life, empowering young people with the confidence to make well-informed career choices. The organization has provided programming to more than 100,000 young people.