Congratulations to Grade 8 student Wafa Nomani on her acceptance into the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine, an Envision program. Wafa will travel to California and study/stay at UC Berkeley, July 10-18, for the program. "I am very excited to be part of this program and to meet new people with similar interests and career aspirations. I love science and biology, in particular, and I've always wanted to go into medicine. Hopefully, I'll get a better understanding of the field when I attend NYLF. It's really exciting to be getting a glimpse of my future career," said Wafa.
According to the Envision press release:
Outstanding high school students from across the nation will take part in a unique career development opportunity, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine, an Envision program. Forum sessions will be held in 9 cities across the United States, introducing young scholars to the many challenges and career options in the field of medicine.
Throughout the nine-day program, students are introduced to emerging issues in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice. Site visits to medical schools and clinical facilities expose the next generation of medical professionals to the real world of medicine. A highlight of the forum is a simulation that enables students to test their knowledge as they triage injured patients in a mass casualty disaster scenario.
Many of the students who attend the forum are nominated by teachers and guidance counselors, based on their demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and interest in medicine."