Ask any GlobeMedder, the Summit is the highlight of our year. Three days of movement building with hundreds of students and global health experts. What could be better?


About Summit

The annual GlobeMed Summit brings together students, alumni, experts, activists and grassroots health leaders for three days of diverse sessions, workshops, networking and idea-sharing. Our annual network-wide conference provides students with a critical understanding of broad theories in social justice and global health, educates on best practices in effective and ethical work, and provides a space to network and build relationships with existing social justice and global health leaders and future colleagues.

“The GlobeMed Summit essentially introduced me to my future colleagues. As individuals, we each have diverse skill sets. As a network, these combined skills transfer to a powerful movement capable of enormous, effective, and sustainable change… The work may not cease, but this life and career will undoubtedly be endlessly rewarding.”
-Christine Carcano, UT-Austin ’11

Delegates smile at Closing Dinner of the 2014 Summit.

The 2015 GlobeMed Summit

The 2015 GlobeMed Summit will take place from March 26-28th on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL. We will bring together 300+ students, alumni, partners and peer organizations from across the world for a weekend of sharing and learning. Through this experience, delegates will be equipped to be more effective leaders, partners and change makers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to the Summit?
Any person who is currently a member of a GlobeMed chapter or who is an alumni of a current or previous GlobeMed chapter.

Is there financial assistance available for the 2015 Summit? If I am awarded travel assistance, when will I receive the funds?
We have a limited amount of funds designated to assist students who otherwise would not be able to attend to the Summit. If you require financial assistance to attend the event, make sure you fill out the 2015 Summit Financial Assistance Application, which can be accessed through the Student Summit Application. If you are granted a travel award, it will be given in the form of a reimbursement check on Thursday, March 26th when you arrive at the Summit.

How much is the Summit registration fee & what does this fee cover?
It costs approximately $250 per student to put on a high quality GlobeMed Summit. This year the registration fee will be $130, which helps cover about half of the total cost. Included in your registration fee is 3 nights at the Best Western hotel in Evanston in a room shared with 2-3 other delegates (includes breakfast), three additional meals and all materials and programming costs.

When will I know if I am accepted to the Summit?
All decisions regarding applications will be released on January 12, 2015. If you do not hear back regarding your application by this date, please reach out to

When will I need to arrive in Evanston for the Summit and when should I plan to depart?
The Summit will begin with an opening dinner the evening of Thursday, March 26th and will end with a closing dinner the evening of Saturday, March 28th. It is recommended that you book your travel to arrive in Evanston (not Chicago) by 4:30pm on the 26th and to depart any time on Sunday, March 29th. Keep in mind that depending on the time of day it takes between 1-2 hours to travel to Evanston from the Chicago area airports.

Will GlobeMed provide transportation for students to and from the airport?
Fortunately, there are several cheap and easy options from both Midway and O’hare airports to get to Evanston, including the “L” from Midway and O’Hare and the Pace Bus from O’Hare. Please keep in mind that the Purple Line “L” from Evanston doesn’t begin running until around 6:30am on Sunday and the Pace Bus doesn’t start until around 6:05am, so you will want to book departure flights accordingly.

2015 Summit Program

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