The Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society and Medical Foundation of Chattanooga will host the 13th annual Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine June 4-8. The program encourages rising high school juniors and seniors to consider careers in medicine. During the course of the week, students will enjoy daily roundtable discussions with physicians and shadow a different physician each day.
The program is designed to:
- Provide rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn more about life as a physician and inspire them to consider a career in medicine;
- Educate students about options available to assist with the cost of medical education;
- Provide students and local physicians with a community-based mentoring/teaching experience; and
- Assist with efforts to increase the pipeline of health care providers in Southeastern Tennessee.
Program participants include 23 students selected from applications received by the Medical Society from schools throughout the Tennessee Valley.
The participants represent 14 private and public high schools in the area.
“This program is a great way to educate students on the realities of the field of medicine,” said Mark Brzezienski, MD, past president of the Medical Society and founder of the program. “We aim to inspire these talented young people to pursue a career in the field.”
Sessions were be held at area hospitals.
2018 Participants are:
Chattanooga Christian School: Madison Hollis, Taylor Price, Ariyah Robinson
Chattanooga Central: Faith Cooper, Brittney Hoang, Taylor Price, Ariyah Robinson
East Hamilton High School: Alexandra Vidil
Girls Preparatory School: Adeline Chinery, Anna Croxall
Hixson High School: Michaela Miller
Howard School: Laniesha Gatewood
Marion County High School: Caitlin Munn
Notre Dame School: Emily Holden, Kathryn Stevens
Ooltewah High School: Lauren Hearrell, Urvi Shah
Rhea County High School: Caity Blevins, Carter White
Sale Creek School: Chase Poole
Signal Mountain High School: David Cornea
Silverdale Baptist Academy: Ashton Jolley