Summer is an ideal time to explore and enhance your preparation 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.
AAMC's List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
AAMC's Database of Enrichment Programs
Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner - Internship
Allegheny Health Network - Summer Internship
The Summer Internship Program at Allegheny Health Network is an important source for
identifying, attracting and developing future talent within our company. AHN is looking
for self-motivated candidates who possess strong leadership skills, excellent
communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving ability. This internship is a
great way to gain a head start on your career by working on meaningful projects,
learning valuable leadership and management skills, and connecting with employees
and managers throughout the Network.
College Interns assist the Health Sciences Department in managing the High School
Internship Program at each of our area hospitals. The college intern works at their
assigned hospital overseeing the day-to-day of the 5 high school interns. In addition, the
college intern works in an assigned administrative department of the hospital assisting
on projects, as well as learning the business of Allegheny Health Network.
10 weeks, Monday-Friday
How to Apply:
Contact Malissa Seman, Project Manager of Health Sciences (Malissa.Seman@ahn.org)
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.
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.
The Chester Summer Scholars Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
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
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org 404-727-0671
Health Career Connection - Health Summer Internship
Program Description: Participate in a 10-week paid internship in a public health-related organization. Interns work under direction of a preceptor and contribute to meaningful projects that provide educational and professional experience for the student and tangible benefits for the organization and its community.
To learn more about the program, deadlines to apply, eligibility, stipend amount, selection process, etc. please click HCC.
MIT's Amgen-Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
Summer Health Professions Education Program
Tufts AVM College Program
Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program is a unique career exploration that 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.