Faces in the Crowd: Dhruv Goyal
A local High School Honor Student is getting the chance to dip his toe in the waters of the medical field as a future career and has been chosen as South Dakota representative for an educational event.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dhruv Goyal is much like a typical teen and enjoys playing video games but also takes his studies seriously and has a 4.0 GPA.
He was recently nominated to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders next month – based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and interest in serving humanity in the field of medicine.
Dhruv Goyal, 10th Grader at St. Thomas More, says, “I kind of felt honored and excited about to go because you get to learn from people with years and years experience and people who are Nobel prize winners, that’s like a big deal. If you get advice from them, you know its going to be real advice and it’s going to be good advice.”
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
The event’s purpose is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers and provide a path to help them reach their goal.
This year’s event will be online, but Dhruv says he is still looking forward to learning more about a medical profession, saying, “I’ll still get to learn, like from credible people and people who know more about medical stuff so I can get more information about if I want to pursue that career.”
Dhruv says he wants to be able to help people in his career someday and this event may be a good place to start thinking about the future.
“That’s the biggest thing you could ever do, which is save someone else’s life and by being a doctor or someone you can actually do that and save many different lives,” Dhruv says.
His parents are both supportive of his decision – whatever it may be and can also give him guidance, as they are both doctors.
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science.