Zoë Glentz Brush Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

July 8, 2024

Zoë Glentz Brush, a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy of St. Johnsbury, Vt. was a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, which was held June 26 – June 28, 2024, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.


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


Zoë’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 St. Johnsbury Academy based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.


During the three-day Congress, Zoë Glentz Brush joined students from across the country and heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients discuss leading medical research; was given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witnessed stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; became inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learned 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 Zoë Glentz Brush 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 and medical scientists.


Additionally, Zoë is a head lifeguard at the Kiwanis Pool in St. Johnsbury. She is a team captain and member of the St. Johnsbury Academy’s Gymnastics Team. In her junior year of high school, she interned at Northern Vermont Regional Hospital and Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice. Upon completing college, she intends to work in the medical profession.

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