Tyler Simmons, senior at Byron P. Steele High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders conference, which will be held virtually, on June 24-25, 2022. Over 4,000 students nationwide will participate in the honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
“I feel honored to be selected and represent my school for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders!” Simmons said. “I'm excited for this opportunity to expand my knowledge in the healthcare field and retain information from Nobel Peace Prize recipients.”
One of those recipients, Dr. Mario Capecchi, signed Tyler’s nomination. Dr. Capecchi is the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, based on the senior’s academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
Simmons, who is a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) at Steele HS, will be able to witness a surgical procedure via livestream along with the other students, with participants able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.
With college looming, Simmons has narrowed his choices to the University of Texas or Prairie View A&M University. His future plans include becoming an orthopedic surgeon and helping bring more medical advancements and medical attention to the city of San Antonio and the surrounding areas.