Victor Saldivar, a junior, was invited by the Congress of Future Medical Leaders (CFML) to receive an Award of Excellence for his academic achievements. Victor received this letter in September and has planned to travel to Boston, Massachusetts to attend a medical session on June 24 to 26.
The CFML is a program that exposes high schoolers interested in pursuing a career as doctors or medical scientists to prominent leaders in medicine and mentors them become future medical leaders.
Victor is an aspiring dentist and has decided to attend the meeting to strengthen his medical abilities and his background in medicine. At the session, Victor will get to meet winners of the noble prize, award-winning young inventors and scientists, and medical school deans. He received a personal invitation from Mario Capecchi, PhD, the science director for the CFML.
Victor will also view surgical procedures and ask questions to the surgeon in real-time for them to answer.
In the aftermath of this congress, Victor will be shared across the local RGV news stations and be sent a certificate of his acceptance of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence.
“I feel like its a great opportunity to receive and I am very honored to be a delegate for the Congress,” said Victor.
“I’m so excited to go to this Congress and I can’t wait to see what I get to learn while I’m over there especially because it interests me and goes with what I want to be when I grow up.”