MCS Junior Selected as Delegate to Prestigious Medical Congress

Gabrielle Armlin stands next to a model of the human body.Gabrielle Armlin, a junior at Middleburgh Central School, has been chosen as a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. 

During an intensive three-day Congress from June 26-28, Armlin will engage with peers from across the country. She’ll immerse herself in discussions led by Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients on cutting-edge medical research. The event will be hosted at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus, a college that Armlin says she has been considering attending.

“It’s a great opportunity to get more information about the college and options in the medical field,” said Armlin. “I currently have my mind set on studying neurology, but I may discover I am more interested in something else, like cardiology.”

She says she first became interested in the medical field at a very young age.

“My mom and dad are both physicians’ assistants and I’ve always been interested in medicine. First I wanted to be a veterinarian. Later, my grandmother had Alzheimer’s Disease and that made me interested in neurology.”

National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists states the Congress aims to recognize, inspire, and guide the nation’s top talents in these fields. Armlin’s nomination was endorsed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

In addition to networking with her peers during the conference, Armlin will also be exposed to the insights of deans of Ivy League and top medical schools. That she was selected as a delegate comes as no surprise to faculty at MCS, including teacher Walter Truesdell.

“Gabby has exhibited a passion for the medical field ever since I have had her as a student over the last two years,” said Truesdell. “She enjoys reading medical journals, stays current on topics in medicine and is more than willing to talk about the field of medicine. This is a wonderful opportunity for Gabby to collaborate with her peers and gather a deeper understanding of medicine and its implications.”