Summer ProgramsSummer 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
AAMC's List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
AAMC's Database of Enrichment Programs
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Diversity Student Summer Research
Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner - Internship
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program is seeking to identify and encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.
*Please be advised that students who apply for this program must obtain the sponsorship of an established investigator engaged in appropriate cardiovascular research at a research facility within the Founders Affiliate which includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The American Heart Association is not responsible for providing the students with appropriate institutions and/or sponsors within the Founders Affiliate. If you do not have a mentor/sponsor, speak with the HPP Director or go on the internet and look for an institution/hospital that conducts research in your area and contact the research departmental coordinator/administrator for guidance.This fellowship is being administered at the AHA’s Founders Affiliate New York City office. Please visit the website to read the program description and obtain the application and recommendation forms required for applying.
For further information please call 212-878-5912. All email inquiries should be sent to Mary Gonzalez at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Case Western Reserve's Summer Program in Undergraduate Research
The Chester Summer Scholars Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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
International Volunteer Service
Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy for Undergraduates
Johns Hopkins University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
MIT's Amgen-Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
Minority Health and Health DIsparities International Research Tranining Program
Morehouse College - Project Imhotep
Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
The goal of the Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at NHLBI is to expose students to research investigation in a highly enriched environment that is devoted exclusively to biomedical research and training.
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute also offers Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (Undergraduate Students)
NIH Summer Internship in Biomedical Research
Ohio State University SUCCESS Program
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
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
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
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.
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC's Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program
Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) gives college students earning a four-year degree the opportunity to participate in both research and clinical patient care at an academic medical center. This program is designed for students who are interested in a career in medicine. Participants will complete a research project under the leadership of a research mentor and also directly observe clinical patient care while spending time with resident and attending physicians.
There are two major tracks within the VSSA; the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine.
Undergraduate students who are foreign residents are encouraged to apply to the Vanderbilt International Scholar Program.
Virginia Commonwealth University
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
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.