Yavin Bizaretty Seguinot, an 11th grader at MAST at HomesteadHigh School, has been chosen to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on November 14-16, 2014.
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.
Seguinot was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent South-Dade, Florida based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day Congress, Seguinot 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 to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
“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. “Focused, bright and determined students like Yavin 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 science.
Some of the services and programs the Academy plans to launch in 2014 and 2015 are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.
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.
Yavin has excelled in advanced classes in MAST at Homestead.
Since her Elementary School years she has been involved with People to People (P2P), an organization founded by President Eisenhower.
P2P has taken 5th graders to college students in life changing educational adventures. In the third grade, she became part of the Duke University TAP Program.
During the past three years, she has also been involved with the Mayor’s Youth Council for the City of Homestead.
This year, Yavin joined NACOPRW (National Conference of Puerto Rican Women) national organization with chapters in various cities.
NACOPRW promotes the civic and cultural participation of Latinas in the economic, social and political life in the United States.
She is also a member of HOSA, a student national organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people.
YavZ, as she is affectionately called by her mother and family, has already received more than 140 contacts from universities to include Brown, Williams College, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Duke U, John Hopkins, Fordham, Wesleyan, Florida colleges and many others.