BOSTON – Nathalie Dupuis of Lewiston recently enrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine taking place in Boston from July 3 to 12. Dupuis will join 350 other high school students from around the country who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.

Throughout the 10-day forum, the forum will introduce Dupuis to concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, and will include site visits to medical facilities and clinics. Students will engage in a simulation using problem-based learning, an educational method in which students will be presented a fictional patient’s case history and must diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the patient.

“Nathalie Dupuis may very well be the face of the future of medicine,” said NYLF executive director, Donna Snyder. The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine 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 work.


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