EDISON – Pamela Yulo of Piscataway, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, completed the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) this summer at Bentley University outside of Boston for 10 days. The forum provided Yulo with the opportunity to learn from professionals at some of the nation’s top medical centers and faculty from renowned institutions of learning.
Yulo was challenged to learn about a broad range of topics, including educational requirements, career options, clinical practice and complex ethical and legal issues facing the medical profession today. With fellow classmates, she discussed global epidemics, cures for life-threatening diseases, life as a medical resident, medical specialties and primary care with current physicians and patients.
During the Public Health Symposium, Yulo and her peers developed a solution to a public health problem that might occur in their local communities. The group presented their findings to a panel of local health professionals.
“The forum helped me understand the pathway toward becoming a doctor and showed me all of the necessities and sacrifices required to join the medical field. The speakers and presenters at the forum taught me that I need to be committed and passionate toward my career goal, and that I must always keep on learning and gaining knowledge from everything around me. The experience has solidified my intentions to pursue a career in medicine,” said Yulo.
Pam is the daughter of Manuel M. and Flora M. Yulo of Piscataway.