Junior at Antioch’s Dozier-Libbey High chosen delegate to The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Dozier-Libbey Medical High School junior Jewel Milan-Rose Baker.

Honored with Award of Excellence; plans to be a neuro or general surgeon

ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA — Jewel Milan-Rose Baker, an 11th grader and honor student at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School in Antioch, California has been chosen as a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

The Congress is an honors-only program by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, 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 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.

Baker’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Dozier-Libbey Medical High School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

“I’m happy to announce my nomination for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence for outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in medicine,” Baker stated. “It is a gift and an excellent opportunity I look forward to participating in.”

During the three-day Congress, Baker will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients discuss 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 learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

About her future plans Baker says, “I aim to become a neuro or general surgeon.”

For now, she is a member of the school’s Key Club, will be participating as a member of the Leadership Club and plans to run for senior class vice-president in the fall of 2023-24. Outside of school, her hobbies include reading and gardening. Baker also enjoys volunteering at the Antioch Library, lending a hand at the senior center when needed, and spending time with family and friends as much as possible. As a former Oakland School of the Arts student, she enjoyed the theater performance in which she studied.

Certified in CPR, Baker is an avid swimmer and this summer, she will be working her first job as a lifeguard at Hurricane Harbor Waterpark in Concord, CA.

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. Focused, bright and determined students like Jewel Baker are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.

For more information about the program visit www.FutureDocs.com.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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