Senior Kaylee Phillips of Port Clinton High School will attend a FutureDocs Abroad honors program in Hue, Vietnam in Summer 2020, that allows high school students to access what only third and fourth-year medical students can in the United States.
Phillips’ FutureDocs Abroad internship on July 10-16 is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in the country who aspire to have careers in medicine, and to stay true to their dream. The program also provides a path and resources to help them reach their goal.
“I am beyond ecstatic to pursue my dream of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon in a new and exciting environment,” said Phillips. During the two-week program, Kaylee will join students from around the United States to observe surgeries in the operating room with surgeons explaining the procedure as it is being performed. Phillips will be in the gross anatomy lab with an anatomy professor, learning about the anatomy and proper dissection of human cadavers and practicing dissection techniques on animal parts.
She will also shadow physicians in the Emergency Room, clinics, and wards in more than a dozen specialties, such as pediatrics, oncology, surgery, orthopedics and OB/GYN.
FutureDocs Abroad is a program of The National Leadership Academies, which was founded on the belief that a strong emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of student success and is committed to supporting students in their development. The National Leadership Academies also recognizes that prospective talent must be identified at the earliest possible age and help must be given to these students to acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers as leaders and in the fields of medicine and the sciences.
For more information on the program visit AllAccessMed.com.