Medical Student Headed for Conference in the US
Second year Medicine student Ms Shimol Andhee has been accepted to attend the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine and Science in the United States in July.
The eight-day conference runs from 11 July to 18 July and is followed by the Cultural Extension Programme which ends on July 21.
Andhee was nominated by the Golden Key International Honour Society in recognition of her exemplary academic performance. ISLP partners with Golden Key to provide this unique opportunity to students, who have demonstrated academic achievement.
Andhee said she felt honoured and privileged to be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage and interact with world renowned health care professionals. ‘I also feel blessed and content as my hard work in my degree has paid off in terms of taking the first step towards a brighter future as a future medical doctor,’ she said.
The Golden Key International Honour Society’s Leadership Council President, Ms Harriet Watson, said by taking part in this forum, Andhee would gain an impressive head start towards accomplishing her goal.
Watson said Golden Key Members who attended the ISLP in the past reported the experience had a profound impact on their lives. ‘It gives them a chance to expand their horizons in the medical field.’
Watson encouraged Andhee to take this opportunity to represent her school and country, experience the travel adventure and interact with peers from around the world who share similar career interests.
The 20-year old, who completed her matric at Verulam Secondary School in 2012, said her family always supported her and were extremely proud of her achievements, ‘They have given me all the support and encouragement to further my studies and to achieve my goals.’
Andhee has appealed for financial aid to help her attend the conference. ‘This programme will give me immense knowledge and experience which will enable me to give back and uplift my community.’
Anyone wanting to assist should telephone Andhee’s parents on 082 578 9956 or 082 469 2758 or 032 533 0703.