Aligned with Brandeis’ elite admissions standards, only students with exceptional academic records and test scores as well as documented interest in a medical or health career were invited to apply, according to a press release.
Out of the hundreds of outstanding applicants, Ms. Blake is one of only 240 delegates selected for the program.
“The next generation of health care providers will practice in an environment hard to imagine just a few years ago. Leading-edge science is rapidly changing the daily practice of health care” stated Steven Goldstein, MA, MD, PhD, FAAP, chairman of the Global Youth Summit in the release. “We are in the midst of the most significant and fundamental change in health care delivery in our lifetime and young people who start now will be the future leaders in the field of medicine.”
Delegates to the Summit will gain unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community in order to build upon their already significant abilities and chart their path to becoming leaders in medicine.
“Soon it will be routine to order the complete map of each patient’s genome, and the staggering potential of truly personalized medical treatments for both chronic and acute illnesses will be in our hands, as will be the responsibility for handling this powerful information in an ethical manner,” Mr. Goldstein stated. “Brandeis is at the forefront of exploring these issues, and part of our distinctive mission is to produce leaders to repair the world.”
Delegates will hear from prominent Brandeis faculty members including fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and medical researchers and innovators, according to the release. The Summit’s keynote addresses will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Walker, Director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, Director of Plastic Surgery Transplantation and Medical Director of the Burn Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Joshua Boger, PhD, Founder, Director and CEO (Former) of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
A full list of speakers can be found at www.brandeis.edu/youthsummit/speakers.html.