Shelton student selected as future medical leader

Haya Sobh, a sophomore at Shelton High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston on June 24 to 26.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.

Haya was selected based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the Congress, she 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 is to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; and learn about cutting-edge advances and medical technology.

'We need more doctors, medical scientists'

“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 National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

“Focused, bright and determined students like Haya Sobh are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” Rossi said.