June 29, 2013 8:02:21 AM
Sophia Timm of Columbus joins young scholars from across the nation at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) this summer.
Timm, who is attending the New York City Forum on Medicine at St. John's University, is among high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine. Timm graduated from Columbus High School in three years and was nominated by her 11th Grade AP English teacher, Jacquelyn Brauer, to attend the forum.
Throughout the 10-day forum, NYLF/MED introduces students to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice.
Students participate in visits to medical schools and clinical facilities. A forum highlight is a simulation in which students are presented with a fictional patient's case history and must diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the patient.
Timm is enrolled for the fall term at Itawamba Community College, where she is a pre-pharmacy major and a member of the women's soccer team. She is the daughter of Henry Timm and Cherie Hicks, both of Columbus.