Benjamin Ali of Geneva, the son of Riaz and Victoria Ali and a freshman at Marmion Academy in Aurora, has been selected as a delegate for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, which will take place in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high
school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research
fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct
the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical
scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a
path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Ali was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling to represent Marmion Academy and the
State of Illinois based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and
determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. Darling is the
Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical
During the three-day Congress, Ali 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 learned about cutting-edge advances and the future in
medicine and medical technology.
"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, Executive Director, National Academy of
Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. "Focused, bright and determined
students like Benjamin are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and