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 interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Madeline’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Southeast Bulloch based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the two-day Congress, Madeline Brown 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.
About the Academy
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. Focused, bright and determined students like Madeline Brown 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 become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers 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. and with offices in Boston, MA, 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.
Madeline is taking courses in the Therapeutic Services, Allied Health, and Medicine career pathway at SEBHS, which is part of Bulloch County Schools’ Career Technical & Agricultural Education program (CTAE). This career pathway is one of 19 available within Georgia’s Health Sciences career cluster.
Across its three high schools, Bulloch County Schools’s CTAE program helps prepare students for their next steps after high school, whether that be college, to begin a career, enter an apprenticeship opportunity, or enter a branch of our nation’s military. The school district offers 17 different career pathway courses in 13 different career cluster areas. Developed by the state of Georgia and the Educating Georgia’s Future Workforce initiative, CTAE leverages partnerships with industry, higher education, and national co-curricular student organizations to ensure students have the skills they need to thrive in the future workforce.
Pye Leads Pathway
Sharon Pye is the instructor for SEBHS’s industry certified Therapeutic Services/Allied Health & Medicine career pathway. A former nurse, she began teaching courses in the health sciences field at SEBHS in 2001. Pye was the Health Services Teacher of the Year for the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education in 2019, and she is a former teacher of the year for SEBHS. Pye also serves as the faculty advisor for the school’s Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) chapter, which is a national technical organization for students in health services courses and degree programs.