Honor High School Students to Receive College Credit for Attending the 2014 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Based on the educational content of the 2014 Congress of Future Medical Leaders, the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists is now proud to partner with Washington Adventist University to offer one transferrable college credit for scholars attending the Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16, 2014.

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 purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the United States who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists to stay true to their dreams and, after the event, to provide a path, a plan and resources to help them reach their goals.

To be eligible for Washington Adventist University college credit, scholars must successfully complete the 2014 Congress of Future Medical Leaders, receive the Academy's Award of Excellence, complete an application for the credit with WAU and submit an essay on "My Vision for the Future of Medicine."

The Congress is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, which offers free services 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 other medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The credit will be issued on a pass-fail basis for tuition of $250. Acceptance of the credit to a college of the attending scholar's choice is at the discretion of and determined by the policies of that institution. Washington Adventist University standard transcript policies and fees will apply.

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.

Washington Adventist University is a private liberal arts institution located in Takoma Park, MD. It is the only four-year residential college in Montgomery County, a popular suburb of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1904, WAU offers a Christian education to nearly 1,500 students of all faiths through eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked the University among the best regional colleges in the northern region and as one of the most diverse institutions of higher learning in the United States.


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