Royer Attends National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in California

Top Quote Meredith Royer, senior from Hershey High School along with 400 other high school students from around the country, attended a leadership forum in San Francisco. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 07, 2010 - Hershey High School Senior Meredith Royer recently participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) for students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine. Royer joined 400 other high school students from around the country at a ten-day forum held in San Francisco and at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Royer was introduced to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice and visited several medical facilities and clinics. She also participated in a simulation using problem-based learning, an educational method in which students were presented a fictional patient's case history and diagnoses and developed a treatment plan for the patient.

    The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine creates a virtual classroom with hospitals, clinical facilities and healthcare professionals. By shadowing key personnel, students have an opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on a medical career.

    In addition to visiting cutting-edge medical schools and clinical facilities, students have the opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders within the medical field. Participants engage in personal contact with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators as they view these professionals at work.

    Royer is the daughter of Thomas Royer of Hummelstown and Susan Cort of Hershey. A distinguished honor roll student, Royer is the senior class student council president, co- editor-in-chief for the Hershey High School Broadcaster newspaper, a varsity tennis player and member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. In addition, Royer has co-chaired Hershey's STAR program and co-chaired the food committee for the HHS Mini Dance Marathon. She currently interns with Tom Lloyd, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, at Penn State College of Medicine and volunteers at Hershey Medical Center. Royer will also join a select group of Hershey High Students and a team of doctors on a medical mission trip to Ecuador in November.

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