Summer is a terrific time to prepare yourself for a career in medicine. Develop and demonstrate your independence and critical thinking skills through independent research. Explore a health care career through shadowing or a summer program. Engage in a meaningful service opportunity in health care or in some other form of volunteerism.
Carnegie Mellon's Summer Research Institute
The Summer Research Institute
offers a unique opportunity for rising sophomores in molecular biology and biochemistry. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is supporting a this program for Carnegie Mellon students who will complete their first year in SHS, BSA, MCS, CIT or SCS. The program will be held during the summer session at Carnegie Mellon and will run for 10 weeks. Students will receive university housing and a stipend.
AAMC's List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
The Association fo American Medical Colleges has compiled a list of several summer programs
which might be of interest to pre-health students. While nearly every graduate school has a summer program, there are twelve MD-PhD Programs which run their own summer programs too.
AAMC's Database of Enrichment Programs
A database resource
to help undergraduates locate enrichment programs on medical school campuses.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Diversity Student Summer Research
The Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program
is designed to provide educational opportunities for undergraduate students who have a strong interest in a research career in biomedical or biological or medicine. In keeping with Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s overall commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from those groups historically underrepresented in medicine to apply.
Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner - Internship
The Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner
is an independent resource that serves the citizens and law enforcement agencies of Allegheny County. Our staff supports our obligation to investigate sudden, unnatural, and violent deaths with compassion for families and friends during their time of grief. Our office applies current scientific methods for evidence analyses and investigations to effectively assist law enforcement, judicial court systems and health and environmental agencies.
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
is a summer program that brings talented young adults to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices to learn first-hand about health policy and the legislative process, and to learn about issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.
Baylor College of Medicine - Summer Medical and Research Training Program
The Summer Medical and Research Training Program
is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. We encourage Ph.D.-oriented candidates to apply. Up to 80 students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation.
Case Western Reserve's Summer Program in Undergraduate Research
The SPUR program
is designed to acquaint students with all aspects of scientific research, from formulation of a question to production of a final report. Each participant will be assigned to a faculty member whose research is of interest to that student.
The Chester Summer Scholars Program
The Edward M. Chester, MD Summer Scholars Program
awards 15 collegiate undergraduate students the opportunity to spend ten weeks over the summer in clinical laboratory research settings at MetroHealth Medical Center. Established in 1981, the Chester Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for pre-medicine and scientifically-oriented students to explore the potential for a career in medical research or academic medicine. This innovative program has become nationally recognized with students from more than 40 colleges and universities across the United States having participated. Scholars are assigned to a MetroHealth medical staff researcher who has developed the project on which the scholar will work and who will supervise the progress of the scholar's learning experience.
Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program
The New York State Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program
(CSTEP) program provides you with the opportunity to explore the rewarding profession of Optometry by participating in the Summer Academic Program and by attending conferences and workshops during the academic year. The program is absolutely free and you will receive a stipend for your full participation in the programs.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Summer study abroad offers a stimulating and exciting experience, at DIS
, the focus is on maximizing your time both academically and culturally.
Emory University: MD Summer Experience in Clinical Neurology
Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a "patient assistant," helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients' history and neurological findings while observing real-life patient examinations. Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co authored by the faculty mentor.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in medical school. Detailed Information can be found at: MD Summer Experience at Emory University
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Harvard Medical School Center for Causal Consequences of Variation
Illinois College of Optometry - Focus on Your Future Summer Program
The Focus on Your Future Summer Program
is a weeklong program aimed at exposing underrepresented minority undergraduates to the profession of optometry and ICO. Participants will be exposed to ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni as well as the wonderful city of Chicago.
International Volunteer Service
Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy for Undergraduates
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers our annual Summer Institute in Anatomy . On this page
you will find information about the four-week Human Anatomy course, including an application for download.
MIT's Amgen-Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
Students admitted to this program
(known as “Amgen Scholars”) will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.
Minority Health and Health DIsparities International Research Tranining Program
Morehouse College - Project Imhotep
Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program
(SURP) at Mount Sinai is a 10-week program that begins in June every year. SURP fellows receive intensive research training in a cutting-edge biomedical laboratory, thus gaining an insider’s perspective into Mount Sinai graduate programs and academic life. The fellowship includes free housing and a $3,500 stipend.
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
is a symbiotic consortium of emergency departments and colleges joined to generate research and quality improvement projects utilizing Research Associates (RAs) to enroll large numbers of participants over short time frames with minimal impact on clinical operations and at extremely low cost.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
NIH Summer Internship in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day. Application information is available here
Ohio State University SUCCESS Program
The Ohio State University Medical Center has a summer program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.
The SUCCESS Program
will enable students to participate in a 9-week, fully-funded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities.
Penn Summer VETS Program
The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS)
program is an exciting experience held during the summer of 2013. This is a day program of one week sessions. Three sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine.
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation
Tufts AVM College Program
Have you contemplated a career in veterinary medicine? Would you like to learn more about what the profession entails? If so, come spend a week exploring veterinary school at one of the finest institutions in the country.
This unique career exploration program will provide students with the opportunity to attend lectures from Tufts faculty, staff and veterinary students, and discuss the realities of a veterinary education with them.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Summer Opportunities at the UC College of Medicine: What better way to spend your summer school days than at the College of Medicine. Whether you are a current college students looking to gain more experience in research or a middle school student just interested in dappling in the fun of science, the UC College of Medicine has just the right program for you.
The ROSE Program is part internship, part early acceptance to medical school, and part mentorship program. The purpose of the program is to provide high ability, intellectually curious pre-medical college students opportunities to connect with University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty.
The Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP) is a six-week residential summer program for 18 college juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate premedical students from the U.S. Students receive intensive exposure to medicine as a career through tours, speakers, seminars, and shadowing.
Summer Experiential Programs include the Summer Surgery Experience (SSE) and the Summer Neuroscience Experience (SNE) are each 10-day intensive immersion programs for academically talented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
University of Michigan - Medical Scientist Training Program
The Pre-MSTP Summer Program
provides an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates who come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences, or have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances or have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Students participate in a 10-week research-focused program. The program is designed for undergrads who are potentially interested in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine focused on basic research relevant to human diseases.
University of Minnesota's Summer Institute in Biostatistics
Why biostatistics? Biostatisticians design, implement and analyze studies in medicine and public health in collaboration with other scientists. There is a national shortage of biostatisticians, resulting in many career opportunities.
Running six weeks this summer, the University of Minnesota’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) is designed to help you pursue a career in the field. We’ll provide you with a foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology and statistical computing.
UPMC's Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine would like to invite you to participate in our Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program
. This program, open to high school graduates and college students, is designed specifically to prepare and support students who wish to pursue careers in the field of medicine.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health Sciences and Health Careers Pipeline is excited to announce a comprehensive six week, interdisciplinary summer program. The Summer Academic Enrichment Program
(SAEP) is available for upper level undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and recently graduated students interested in attending a health professions school here at VCU! The program places a strong emphasis on enhancing the academic preparation of students approaching the application process. Upon completion of SAEP, participants will have the tools that will help them to assess their strengths and weaknesses in regards to application to a health professions school.
Highlights of SAEP include challenging course work in the biological sciences, discipline specific instruction, and engaging summer workshops. Students will apply to one of four tracks (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy), and this will determine their discipline specific course material. Participants are provided housing and a stipend to cover program expenses. We hope that you will share this information with students in your classes and student organizations.
Weill Cornell Summer Programs
Weill Cornell / Rockefeller / Sloan-Kettering Gateways to The Laboratory Summer Program
In 1993, the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program became the first MD-PhD Program in the country to establish a summer program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.
Weill Cornell Medical College's Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
Identifying potential medical students who have a major interest in the medical problems of the underserved is critical. Every effort must be made to include among our medical student body students who have had life experience with a range of issues affecting diverse groups, including minorities and the underserved, who have demonstrated direct interest in such issues via activity with various student organizations that target minority issues, and have the career ambition to address the problems of the medically underserved.