A Manchester junior at Ocean County’s Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES) Academy will get a chance to learn from Nobel laureates and find out the future of medicine at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders program in February.
Chris Hartley will join students from across the country in Washington, D.C., for the honors program, which focuses on teens who plan to become physicians or head into medical research.
Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Hartley to the three-day program, where he’ll get a chance to learn about cutting-edge medical research and technology, find out about what to expect in medical school and meet patients whose stories are nothing short of medical miracles.
“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, the executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, which hosts the program. “Focused, bright and determined students like Chris Hartley are our future, and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”