The Congresses

About the Congresses

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a honors-only event held for America’s high-achieving high school students with a passion for leadership, medicine, science or technology. The Congresses are programs of Bottega University’s National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists and National Academy of Future STEM Innovators.

Inspiring the young people at each Congress are luminaries of their fields as well as leaders from government and the public sector. Congress mentors include Nobel Laureates, deans of top universities, leaders in scientific research and cutting-edge technology, as well as leaders from private industry and from across all fields.

All attendees are selected to be Delegates to a Congress based on their interest in entering the medical, scientific, technological, engineering or mathematics fields; their proven academic excellence; and their leadership potential. Each Congress has strict academic achievement standards requiring students to have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Delegates are identified for selection for a Congress by: a teacher, counselor or principal; through academic events, youth organizations, honor societies; from program Alumni; from in-classroom surveys; or as a result of a student’s participation with the College Board’s Student Search Service ®.

Full scholarships are offered to many students who are selected by educators and hundreds of additional scholarships are available for families with financial need.

The purpose of each of the two Congresses is to inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in our country to stay true to their dreams and, after the event, to provide a path, plan, and resources to help them reach their goals.

In addition to their Congress experience, attending Delegates have the opportunity to earn one college credit for an additional cost through Bottega University.

For more information, explore, contact the Academy Admissions Office at 617-307-7425, or email

Congress attendees have the opportunity to earn one (1) college credit through Bottega University. Students who wish to earn credit will be required to attend the entire Congress. Credit-seeking students will be assigned to take notes during the Congress about key experiences, takeaways, and observations, to assist them in completing a graded Congress Reflection essay after the Congress.

Credit-seeking students will be enrolled as non-degree-seeking students at BU for one 6-week term that begins on the first day of the Congress. Tuition and registration fees for the course are $275. Monies paid toward this course are subject to the refund policies as required by Bottega University’s accreditors as set forth in the College Credit Terms and Conditions.