A student at Bremen High School has been selected as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.
Steven Chase Ellis, who is entering his senior year at Bremen High School, was nominated to serve this November by a Nobel Prize winner.
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 the meeting 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.
For this competitive selection, Ellis’s nomination was signed by a winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Mario Capecchi. Capecchi, a molecular geneticist, is also the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
Ellis will represent Bremen High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
Ellis said that he wants to study to immunology after being inspired by his own struggles with allergies in his life.
“I feel like I’m called to be an allergist immunologist to help other kids and adults and help them overcome their allergies and things that might set them back temporarily on their lives,” said Ellis.
Ellis, along with other students nationwide, will hear and learn from Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science Winners, Ivy League and top medical school deans, and more.
Ellis said that he hopes his takeaway from the event will allow him to be more confident in the field. He said that with the difficult times facing the medical industry due to the current pandemic, he wants to draw hope and inspiration from other medical professionals who persevered during this difficult time.
“To know what they did not to give up in like this difficult field, especially down this time, will be really interesting,” said Ellis.