Malawian Boy Nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston
A 15 year old Malawian High School boy Michael Muhota has been nominated for America’s Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an honors program for USA’s top students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
Michael is a student at Kell High School of Marietta in USA.
This comes barely a month after a 16 years old Malawian, Jerome Sibande, scooped position one in overall results of 2019 high school Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in all 8 South African IGCSE curriculum schools.
A statement from US’s National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientist says “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.”
“This is a real opportunity for me to go to Boston and witness what it really is to be a Medical Doctor,” said Michael who aspires to become a neural surgeon, to Zodiak Online.
He said he was a worst performer when he first enrolled in high school but with hard work, he turned the tables.
His mum Grace Muhota to Zodiak online “we are happy and we know this will help him to work even harder. When Michael first came to the United States he struggled with academics, but with encouragement and dedication here we are”.
Michael 's nomination to the conference was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
During the three-day Congress, Michael Muhota 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.