Medical Society Selects 2019 Youth Leadership Forum Participants

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society and Medical Foundation of Chattanooga has announced the names of 25 area school students selected for the 2019 Youth Leadership Forum taking place June 3-6.  The Youth Leadership Forum 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. 
 
Hosted at CHI Memorial, Erlanger, and Parkridge hospitals, the Forum’s programming 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. 
 
The 25 students selected for this honor were selected from applications received from schools throughout the region. The participants represent 16 private and public schools. They are: 
 
Baylor School - Chase Radpour, Mark Wilson

Bledsoe County High School - Alana Holland

Boyd Buchanan High School - Dominick Cortes Coker, Alexander Coker, Tejit Pamidi

Chattanooga Christian School - Donald Cameron Bradley

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences - Lana El-Etr, Jamisen A. Mobley

East Hamilton High School - Struti Patel, Jason Tran

Girls Preparatory School - Ruchi Patel

Hixson High School - Ezza Zahid

Lee University - Blaire Terrell

Lookout Valley High School - Jacob Scott Hale

Notre Dame High School - Mason Jurka, Jennifer Swope

Ooltewah High School - Anna-Yazin Iparraguirre-Garcia, Louis D. Ramirez

Red Bank High School - Sandy Chen, Avianna Harris

Silverdale Baptist Academy - Curtis Hyde Dearing

South Pittsburg High School - Skyller Beason

The McCallie School - Denver Oliver, Nathan Wagoner 
 
Mark Brzezienski, MD, founder of the Youth Leadership Forum expressed his optimism for this year’s class. “This program is a great way to educate students on the realities of the field of medicine. These young men and women are always so full of hope and optimism.  They inspire us as much as we hope to inspire them to pursue a career in the field,” Dr. Brzezienski said. 


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