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Three local students attend national medical conference in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Three students from the Academy of the Redwoods spent time in the nation’s capitol, where they learned more about a possible career in the medical field.

Kayla Nyberg, Ashley Vang and Alicia Dollison attended the three day Congress of Future Medical Leaders Conference from November 14th through November 16th. The National Academy of Future Physicians accepted students to attend the conference after the kids were nominated by their schools.  The three sophomores from Academy of the Redwoods who attended were nominated because of their high grade point averages, leadership skills and their interest in a medical career. Among the speakers were Dr. Ferid Murad, the co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Psychology and former White House Physician Dr. Connie Mariano.  Students also watched a live feed of a surgery from Chicago. 

"It helped all of us decide what we wanted to become as doctors and it was really interesting to listen to what they had to say and it inspired a lot of people," said Alicia Dollison.