Ravion Clay. (Submitted photo).

Ravion Clay, 15, a sophomore at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School, 5088 W Jackson Blvd, was nominated to attend the Congress for Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Clay, an aspiring doctor who hopes to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, was selected based on the depth of her passion and her academic record. She currently maintains a 3.6 GPA and has been accepted to take a range of advanced courses, such as AP U.S. History, AP Language and Honors Pre-Calculus. In Boston, she’ll get to mingle and glean insight from various experts in the medical field, including Noble Prize Laureates and medical college deans. Below is the official press release issued by the Congress of Future Medical Leaders:

Ravion Clay Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Ravion Clay, a Sophomore at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep of Chicago has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015

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.

Ravion Clay was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Illinois based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. 

During the three-day Congress, Ravion Clay 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 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 Ravion Clay 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 medicalscience. 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.

For more information visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.

This article has been updated to reflect Clay’s correct age, year in school and course of study. Austin Weekly News regrets this error. 

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