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Riggs attends future physicians conference

Vanessa Riggs, a senior at Brentwood High School was selected to attend  the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC held last week.
 
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. 
 
The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. 
 
Vanessa Riggs was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Tennessee based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. 
 
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. 
 
Based in Washington, D.C., the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. 
 

Posted on: 2/22/2014

 
 

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