North Central resident Carolyn Blake represented the state of Arizona at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine, held at Brandeis University June 21-27.
“The next generation of healthcare providers will practice in an environment hard to imagine just a few years ago,” said Steven Goldstein, MA, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, chairman of the Global Youth Summit; and senior vice president, Brandeis University.
“Leading-edge science is rapidly changing the daily practice of healthcare. 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.”
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. Blake will be a junior this year at Xavier College Preparatory.
Out of the hundreds of outstanding applicants, Blake was one of only 240 delegates selected for the program. Delegates to the summit gained unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the world of healthcare 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.