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Local Teen to Explore Career in Medicine


May 24, 2005 – Eliza Rampersad of Kingshill recently enrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine taking place in Chicago from Sunday, June 19, to Tuesday, June 28. She will join more than 350 other high school students from around the country who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.
Throughout the 10-day forum, NYLF/MED will introduce Rampersad to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice and will include visits to medical facilities and clinics. Students will engage in a simulation that uses problem-based learning, a method that presents them with a fictional patient’s case history and requires them to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the patient.
"Eliza Rampersad may very well be the face of the future of medicine," said NYLF Executive Director Donna Snyder. "NYLF/MED creates a virtual classroom with hospitals, clinical facilities and healthcare professionals. By shadowing key personnel, these students will have a great opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on a medical career. Timing is critical as young people explore their career paths, just prior to immersing themselves in college coursework."
In addition to visiting medical schools and clinical facilities, Rampersad will have the opportunity to interact with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators at work.
NYLF is a nonprofit educational organization that brings various professions to life and has empowered over 100,000 students with the knowledge and confidence to make well-informed career choices. For additional information, visit us at www.nylf.org


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