What to Expect


Watch the June 2013 Global Youth Summit delegation.

This June 2014, nearly 300 elite high school students from around the world will gather to talk about the future of medicine with renowned leaders in the field. Delegates can expect exciting discussions, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of health care and opportunities to create bonds that will last a lifetime.

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Delegates

The nearly 300 Summit delegates are outstanding rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the 2014-15 school year from around the world. Each delegate was invited and applied for acceptance into the program. These are high school students who have already shown interest in pursuing careers in health care.

Delegates have an academic record that places them among the top students nationwide and typically rank in the top 10% of their high school class with challenging courses and strong academic performance.

Summit Activities

Delegates will hear from leading researchers, practitioners, physicians, and CEOs. Speakers will engage delegates on key trends, issues, and developments that will enable delegates to chart their own career in the fast-changing field that is entering one of greatest eras of medical advances in the history of mankind.

Delegates will visit leading institutions that are conducting the patient care and research that are leading to discoveries that will forever change the field of medicine.

With experience in the field and knowledge from the speakers, delegates will then engage in the exploration and debate of the great medical issues of our time. They will work with their elite peers in high-energy role-playing simulations where they develop their leadership and team building skills that will influence their learning for years to come. They will solve problems as they explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in medicine and health care.

Finally, delegates will develop lifelong friendships and bonds with their peers while taking advantage of the many cultural and historic sites and experiences Boston provides; like the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall.

Faculty Mentors

During the Summit’s intensive educational programs, students will be led in small groups by faculty mentors who have extensive experience in facilitating medical concepts learning.

Delegates will learn from our resident faculty of esteemed professors in medicine and have an opportunity to network with the nation's top medical professionals, as well as with their dynamic peers, throughout the Summit.

Location

Brandeis University is the primary base for the conference, offering participants a taste of college life while taking in the sights and sounds of Boston. Delegates will have inside access to the Greater Boston area, with events being planned at prestigious institutions throughout the area.

Safety and Supervision

The safety, security, and educational outcomes for our students are at the forefront of all Summit activities.

Delegates will be led in small groups. The resident faculty to student ratio will be approximately 1:17.

Delegates will be supervised both on campus and during all excursions and off-site activities. There is limited leisure time, as the delegates work and study in small groups with adult staff at designated meeting times.

The Summit faculty includes two dedicated program managers, professional curriculum designers, a seasoned logistics team, and experienced educators.

All delegates must reside in Brandeis' secure residence halls that are monitored at all times by adult faculty members.

Parents and guardians can reach a member of our team at any time during the Summit.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting the application, students agree to have read the Summit's terms and conditions and agree to all of the in their entirety.

Privacy Policy

All information provided to Brandeis University in regards to the Summit will be dealt with as provided for in our privacy policy.