The Global Teen Medical Summit (GTMS) is a great opportunity to explore modern-day health and bioscience challenges with experts from the Texas Medical Center. Partnering with some of the brightest minds in medicine today, this experience provides access to thought leaders involved in cutting-edge medical research, clinical practice, policy, and entrepreneurship.

Global Teen Medical Summit is FULL for summer 2024.
To be added to the wait list or inquire about our 2025 summit, please email Kennethia Rideaux at TeenSummit@thehealthmuseum.org

Program Dates

July 8 – 12, 2024
Scholarship deadline: May 15
Registration deadline: June 7

For Ages

14-18
High school students

Program Cost

Museum member*: $1400
(for family membership & above)
Non-member: $1500

Program Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of labs and hospitals
  • Ethical case studies & group-based design challenge
  • Great food, team building exercises & social activities
  • Overnight accommodation at the University of Houston dormitories

What Students Will Gain

  • Gain insights into real-world medical challenges
  • Engage in real-life simulated surgical procedures
  • Meet leading minds from TMC institutions
  • Explore college and career pathways
  • Cultivate the mindset to “think outside the box”

Registration & Program Fee

Family Memberships & above: $1400
Non-members: $1500

Program fees includes all activities, transportation, accommodations, and meals during the Summit.
Global Teen Medical Summit offers need-based scholarships.

Global Teen Medical Summit is FULL for summer 2024.
To be added to the wait list or inquire about our 2025 summit, please email Kennethia Rideaux at
TeenSummit@thehealthmuseum.org

Guest Speakers

Peter Jay Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

LaTanya Jones Love, MD
Executive VP, Student & University Affairs,
UTHealth Houston
Dean of Education, McGovern Medical School

Special Thanks to

For supporting our 2024 scholarships

Scholarship application Deadline

May 15, 2024

GTMS Registration Deadline

June 7, 2024

GTMS Design Challenge (pre-program virtual sessions)

Monday, June 241:00 pm
Monday, July 11:00 pm
The focus of the session will be to introduce the Design Challenge that students be working as a part of the program. All GTMS attendees are expected to participate.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Monday, July 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmDrop off luggage at University of Houston
Monday, July 8 by 3:30 pmProgram drop off at The Health Museum
Friday, July 12, 2:00 pmPick up at The Health Museum
For more detailed information, including instructions for students traveling to Houston by plane, please visit the FAQ section.

Throughout the week, your team will work on a design concept with mentorship from renowned healthcare professionals. You’ll work on various projects, attend workshops, and hear from leading speakers to help generate new ways of thinking about the most pressing medical issues of our day. Together with your peers, you’ll define areas of opportunity and explore how to respond ethically to the issues and challenges, putting theory into practice within today’s healthcare landscape.

You’ll have opportunities to visit the world renown Texas Medical Center to engage with critical care professionals at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital and you can see what it’s like to be a medical student with an exclusive visit to a distinguished medical school.

You’ll stay on campus at the University of Houston and experience a piece of college life as we venture to and from The Health Museum, the Texas Medical Center, and throughout the vibrant city of Houston. Whether it’s team-building activities, excursions, or networking events, every moment will be an opportunity to connect, learn, and create lasting memories.

What is the cost of the Global Teen Medical Summit? 

The cost for the summit is $1500. Museum members (Family level & above) receive a $100 discount per registrant. 

What expenses are covered by the program fee?

The program fee includes:

  • 5 fun-filled days of exciting hands-on sessions with medical experts, medical center visits
  • Dorm accommodations for four nights (4-person suites on the University of Houston campus)
  • 3 meals per day, transportation around the Texas Medical Center and the city
  • Daily transportation to and from dorms
  • World-renowned medical presentations
  • Fun evening parties, and networking events
  • A GTMS T-shirt, a sling backpack, a pen, and a badge

What expenses are not covered in the program fee? 

  • The program fee does not include transportation costs to and from the Summit. 
  • While attending GTMS, the student will only need money for personal spending on items such as souvenirs, additional snacks, and other incidentals. 
  • For students traveling to and from Houston by plane, we recommend students bring money to purchase food at the airports. 

Are scholarships available? 

Yes, need-based scholarships are available. Please note that the deadline to apply for scholarships is earlier than the deadline for program registration. 

The deadline for scholarships is May 15, 2024. 

Applicants will be notified by Kennethia Rideaux, Assistant Director of Programs, on whether they will receive a scholarship. 

What are the requirements to apply for the GTMS scholarship?

  • Students currently enrolled in 9th – 12th grade 
  • Interest in medical and/or environmental health fields of study 
  • Proven financial need or hardship (Lone Star card, free/reduced lunch/or 1040 tax form)
  • Show a strong desire and ability to overcome barriers to achieve their goals 
  • Submit a 500-word essay 
  • Copy of their most recent report card 
  • Submit one letter of recommendation (from teacher, principal, guidance counselor) 

GTMS is full! Can I get on a waiting list? 

Yes. We will maintain a waiting list. The waiting list is first-come, first-served. Please contact teensummit@thehealthmuseum.org to be added on the waiting list. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. 

I’ve registered. What are the next steps? 

Once the student has paid the registration fee, a confirmation email and registration packet will be emailed to them. The attendee must complete all forms emailed in the registration packet and email them to The Health Museum. The packet includes a student Information form, a parent information form, an agreement form, a student code of conduct, insurance policy information form and a copy of your health insurance card, acceptance of medication policy, and a travel form. It is recommended that the student carry a copy of their health insurance card with them while travelling. 

During the week of June 10, registrants will also receive an email with the Zoom registration link for the pre-conference program the week of June 17 as well as information about the Design Project. 

What is the cancellation policy? 

Both student and parents agree that any cancellation and request for refund must be submitted in writing via email to teensummit@thehealthmuseum.org.

Cancellation submitted on or before June 8, 2024 will receive the full tution refund minus $100 (non-refundable deposit). Cancellations submitted after June 10, 2024 will receive 50% of the tuition refund.

Students who are dismissed from the forum for disciplinary reasons or leave the conference early for any reason are not eligible for a refund. 

What is the dress code? 

Business casual (i.e., Pants, khakis, collared shirts, dresses/skirts no shorter than 2 inches above knees; Jeans are permitted with a business casual top). Please wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. The participants will be walking parts of the way to the various destinations. This is a professional conference where you will have an opportunity to interact with many professionals. Please be mindful of your attire. Participants may not be permitted in certain sessions/field trips if their dress code is not followed. 

The following list includes non-permissible attire: 

  • NO cut-off shorts, short shorts, or bike shorts 
  • NO tank tops, spaghetti straps, or strapless tops 
  • NO ripped jeans or pants worn below the hips (sagged) 
  • NO open-toed shoes 

Should the students bring anything with them? 

Students will be traveling to various sites during the conference. Comfortable shoes are recommended each day. We will be walking throughout the day. It is also suggested to bring an umbrella depending on the weather forecast. In addition, although the conference takes place during the summer in Houston, it could be cold in certain facilities. A light sweater or jacket may be necessary. We also suggest bringing money for vending machines, the museum gift shop, etc. A water bottle can also be carried. 

Suggested packing list

  • Deodorant 
  • Sheets, pillows, blanket
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste 
  • Prescription medications (if applicable 
  • Bodywash/soap 
  • Hair products 
  • Cellphone & charger 
  • Spending money (vending machine, gift store) 
  • Bath towels/washcloths 
  • Cosmetic, skincare, or hygiene products
  • Eye care
  • Diet specific snacks 

2023 Highlights

Kennethia Rideaux

Kennethia Rideaux

Assistant Director, Programsteensummit@thehealthmuseum.org713-337-8458

Please reach out for questions about Global Teen Medical Summit