Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C.

Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice.

“I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague said.

Montague also got to experience the life of a neurosurgeon as she shadowed him in his day to day duties. “It was a great experience. It was really fun,” Montague said.

According to a NYLF press release, students from around the country were chosen who demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine. Montague was nominated by her health teacher, Jennifer Buzzard.

Montague also had the opportunity to do some sightseeing in the nation’s capitol.

“I got to see the memorials and tour the Smithsonian,” she said.

Montague plans to pursue a career in medicine, but is currently undecided as to which field.

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Tonya Garner. Suggested items may be mailed to Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is: rick_white@link.freedom.com