Attending the Global Youth Summit will open your eyes to a new world of possibilities — you will be joining a group of elite student leaders from around the world to explore emerging issues and develop your leadership through experiences like no other. You will network and connect with both distinguished medical professionals and high-achieving peers and medical students. You will also both explore the different career opportunities available within the medical field and the historic city of Boston. By the end of the Summit, you will develop skills necessary for a career in medicine and gain access to a wide network of Summit alumni!
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All speakers invited to the Summit are at the cutting edge of medical research and are selected to reflect contemporary medical trends and interests of delegates. You will have the chance to interact with these speakers as well as with medical professionals at the various medical institutions in the Boston area that you will visit.
At the Solutions for the 21st Century (S21) Symposium, you will have the opportunity to present your week of research to an auditorium of your peers and to a panel of medical and policy professionals. Throughout the week you will have the chance to introduce and thank speakers for their visit, all of which will sharpen your public speaking abilities.
You will learn from both medical professionals and elite medical students who understand the different paths in the medical field. You may find a new career path that you hope to pursue.
You will make life-long relationships with both your peers and faculty mentors. You will be able to access an extensive Summit alumni network and use your experiences here to inform future professional opportunities.
The Summit is committed to recruiting a diverse population of delegates, with representation from over 30 states, and from countries across the world. Each year, approximately 20% of our delegates are international students. In 2016, the Summit saw applicants from over 40 countries. The field of medicine is an increasingly global one, with cutting-edge medical thinkers around the world, and you will be able to experience global perspectives by interacting with international students and hearing their insights.
Through site visits, an oceanside breakfast at the New England Aquarium, a citywide scavenger hunt, and dinner out at Faneuil Hall, you will become better acquainted with Boston and its unique culture.
You will delve into stimulating scientific concepts in a college classroom during an evening of "Doc Talks" with top Brandeis faculty. You will live in college residence halls alongside your peers. You will learn how to work closely with them in an intellectually challenging environment.