Exeter Union High School junior Sarah Wanzer recently ennrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, which will take place in San Francisco from June 20-29.
Wanzer will join 350 other high school students from around the country who demonstrate academic axcellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.
Throughout the 10-day forum, NYLF/MED will introducer Wanzer to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, and will include site visits to medical facilities and clinics.
She, along with other students, will engage in a simulation using problem based learning, an edcuational method in which students will be presented a fictional patient's case history and must diagnose and develope a treatment plan for the patient.
Wanzer is very involved at EUHS. She is on the varsity basketball team and was a varsity swimmer at EUHS. She is a CSF memebr and participates in the Drama Club as well as Block E. She was chosen to participate in the Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership project and is a member of the Exeter 4-H.
Wanzer plans on attending saint Mary's College majoring in biochemistry and would like to eventually become a cardiologist.
"The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine creates a virtual classroom out of hospitals, clinical facilities and healthcare professionals," Said Donna Snyder, executive director of NYLF. "By shadowing key personnel, studnets like Sarah Wanzer will have a great opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on a career in medicine. This is a critical time for these students to be exploring their future career paths, just prior to immersing themselves in coursework once they are in college."
In addition to visits to cutting-edge medical schools and clinical facilities, Wanzer will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders within the medical field. Students have up-close and personal contact with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators as they examine professionals at work.
For more information visit www.nyfl.org.