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Kamehameha Schools Maui honor student Ryan Hi’ileinani Alo nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Ryan Hiʻileinani Alo.

Ryan Hi’ileinani Alo, a 10th grade student at Kamehameha Schools Maui, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, to be held June 26-28, 2024, just outside of 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 go into medical research fields. The purpose of the 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.

Alo’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. Alo, who is a Po’o Kula/Dean’s List student, will represent Kamehameha Schools Maui based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.


During the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Alo will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients to discuss leading medical research. The students will also be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school. Participants will witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles and gain inspiration from fellow teen medical science prodigies. The program will also share cutting-edge advances in the future of 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 Ryan Hi ileinani Alo are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” according to a news release announcement.

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 and career guidance.


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.


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