Charter high school student accepted to medical study summer program

Orange County, FL — Morgan Thorb, an 11th grade student at Cornerstone Charter Academy has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA this summer. Morgan was nominated to represent Florida at the Congress by Dr. Connie Mariano, Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. She was selected based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The inspires, motivates, and directs the county’s top students who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, provides a path, plan, and resources to help them reach their goal.

During the three-day Congress -- June 24-26, 2015 -- Morgan will join students from across the country to 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 is 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 Morgan Thorb are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

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. 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 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.

Cornerstone Charter Academy K-8 and Cornerstone Academy Charter High School are tuition-free public charter schools located at 5903 Randolph Avenue in Belle Isle, Florida. Visit www.cornerstonecharter.com for more information.

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