August 1, 2021

Honor Student Dustee Forster Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders


Rehoboth — Dustee Forster, a 10 at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School of Rehoboth is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on June 26th and 27th, 2021

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Dustee's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent MA based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the two-day Congress, Dustee Forster will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially. Focused, bright and determined students like Dustee Forster are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.

Dustee Forster is a smart, talented, kind, outgoing , and hardworking sophomore at DR Regional High School. She has excelled in many areas; the arts, sports, community service, and her studies.

Since the 6th grade, she has been a member of the DR Marching Band where she was just recently nominated to Junior Drum Major. Her love for music has given her the amazing opportunity to audition and be selected the last 4 years as a member of SEMSBA and the last 3 years as a member of SEMMEA. She was also selected to sing in the Rhode Island Children's Choir. She participates in Treble choir, Pro Musica, Jazz Band, and the Drama Club.

Dustee is not only amazing in the arts, she is also a student athlete. She played JV field hockey and Varsity lacrosse. She has participated in Unified Basketball and E- sports teams. Her competitive and caring nature is also put to good use as a member of the Best Buddies Leadership team. Dustee has the biggest heart and always takes the time to help the best buddies program. She is a member of the Latin Club and also finds the time to work at a local farm taking care of the animals and gardens.

Dustee is an extraordinary young woman who will go far.


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