Jacob Feit represented Tenafly High School and New Jersey at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine hosted by Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. The summit, which met this year from June 25 to July 1, is a prestigious and challenging program for rising high school juniors and seniors with a passion for medicine and science, and who are leaders in their schools and communities.
Summit delegates get behind-the-scenes insight into the world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures, and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community. They heard from Brandeis faculty members, including fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and medical researchers and innovators. Dr. David Roberts, dean of external education at Harvard Medical School, gave the summit’s keynote addresses.
The seven-day residential program was held on the Brandeis campus as well as at other places in Boston. Each year, it welcomes delegates from across the country and around the world. 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. Jacob was among a select few chosen to attend.