Forrest given opportunity to attend program at John Hopkins

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A Limestone County teenager, Jaci Forrest, is making the whole county proud since she has been chosen to attend a two-week program this summer at prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The only catch is she needs $5,000 to make the trip with all expenses, so she is raising money through fundraisers and other types of donations.
The Groesbeck High School junior said she has wanted to become a cardiologist since she was in intermediate school, so attending the program fits into her life plans and goals.
The program is offered through the National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine and Health Care, and is intended to give high school students who are seriously considering going into the field of medicine a taste of what working in health care is like. Attendees will not only see the medical facility firsthand but will also take part in a simulated patient encounter, in which they will diagnose the patient and develop a plan of care. The students will also be able to network with youth who have similar interests and obtain knowledge of how to enter into and succeed in various medical fields.

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