HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that medical talent must be identified at an early age.
One Lowcountry student has definitely met that criteria.
Emilee Reeder is a 10th grader at Hanahan High School and will represent the school as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts in July. Reeder was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, who is the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
She was chosen based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
"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, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in a statement. "Focused, bright and determined students like Emilee Reeder are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her."
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical sciences. Online social networks, mentorship from physicians, as well as communications for parents and students on college acceptance, internships, and career guidance are just a few services the academy offers.