Summer Programs

Disclaimer: The School of General Studies does not screen the summer medical programs listed below. This listing is not an endorsement or recommendation. Students are advised to investigate all opportunities before committing to one.

Bellevue Hospital Center Project Healthcare Program

Project Healthcare is a summer program designed to immerse pre-health students in the realities of the healthcare field. Participants perform clinical shifts throughout the Emergency Department (Adult, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Emergency Services, Urgent Care, the Emergency Ward, and Social Work), Operating Room, and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Participants will also have the opportunity to go on an ambulance ride-along and take part in an autopsy observation with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The program lasts ten weeks and includes meals.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

The CHOP Resarch Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)

CRISSP is a competitive 10-week summer internship designed to educate and train future leaders in pediatric healthcare with opportunities in basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral research. Students typically under-represented in research are especially encouraged to apply. The program includes a stipend and housing.

Cohen Children's Medical Center Research Internship Program

Cohen Children's Medical Center offers an 8- to 12-week internship related to developmental and behavioral disorders in children. Interns work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects focusing on a pediatric sub-specialty in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, hospital medicine, allergy and immunology, infectious disease, nephrology, pulmonary, or quality and safety. The program includes a stipend.

College of Pharmacy at UIC SURF Program

The SURF program is a 10-week program intended for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. Students will work on independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors and will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars, advanced research instrumentation workshops, career day at a local pharmaceutical company, instructions on how to prepare a scientific presentation, practice talks and a mini-symposium. Stipend provided.

Dean of Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) Program

The ARCHES program at Georgetown Medical School is intended for undergraduate students who are rising juniors and seniors interested in strengthening research and clinical skills. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in guided clinical research as well as the greater D.C. community on issues of health equity. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend, on-campus housing, and travel awards on a case-by-case basis.

Hackensack University Medical Center Clinical Research Volunteer Program in Pediatrics

Hackensack University Medical Center offers an eight-week program which gives pre-medical and medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty. The primary focus of this program is clinical research and writing. There are also opportunities for students to shadow clinical staff members.

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)

SRTP is designed for students from groups underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or biomedical research. Under the guidance and mentorship of an investigator, participants will undertake an original research project that matches their research and career interests. Participants will also attend weekly seminars, have the opportunity to shadow clinicians, and prepare a presentation of their work at the completion of the program. The program lasts eight weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education and Research (SUPER) Program

The MSUCOM SUPER program offers sophomores or juniors with research experience, planning to pursue a career as a physician-scientist, to conduct research. Students will gain both clinical and laboratory experience under the guidance of faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences. Students will shadow physicians attend seminars while conducting research. At the end of the program students will be required to make a poster presentation at Mid-SURE to their fellow participants, faculty mentors, and others. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, housing for students outside the East Lansing area, and requires a commitment of 10 weeks.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Summer Research Internships

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation offers summer research internships designed to provide students with professional experience in the areas of clinical research and cardiovascular healthcare. Interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Former interns have contributed to presentations at national scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Interns also have the chance to observe cardiovascular surgery and cath lab procedures, shadow nurse practitioners, and observe stress testing and CTs/MRIs. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates who fit the NIH definition for minorities underrepresented in biomedical research. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of 11 to 12 weeks.

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with clinical research projects in a variety of ways, including confirming and scheduling appointments, performing data collection, entry, and analysis, and compiling and submitting essential documents in accordance with institutional guidelines. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer. Academic-year positions are 15 hours per week. Summer positions are five days per week and require a commitment of eight weeks.

National Eye Institute Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) Summer Internship Program

The DIVRO program offers students the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and provides hands-on training in a research environment. Participants will also attend seminars and workshops hosted by the NEI and by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education and are required to present at the NIH Summer Intern Poster Day in August. The program lasts eight to 12 weeks.

New York University Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Program

The Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Program offers students a mentored introduction to research, patient treatment, and ethical issues in neonatology. Participants will meet a diverse group of healthcare providers and shadow pediatric physicians. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eight weeks.

New York University Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine Research Associate Internship Program

The Ronald O. Perelman Internship Program is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department, offering the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.

New York Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Program

The New York Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Program is an 8-10 week program in August, giving pre-med students the opportunity to shadow physicians and attend lectures by health care professionals. The program offers a 12-hour weekly schedule, and includes a combination of direct service to patients, shadowing assignments, lectures by physicians and health care professionals, and reading and writing assignments.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eleven weeks.

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Fellowship

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center Fellowship program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. The program includes a stipend, with financial assistance for travel and housing to students that qualify.

University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program

The Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program (USCP) is an internship program that combines a structured lecture series with supervised hands-on research experience for undergraduate students interested in clinical or epidemiologic research. The weekly lectures will introduce epidemiologic and biostatistical topics while students are paired with an individual mentor to work on a clinical research project. Students will present their research to USCP at the end of the program. The program includes a stipend and a commitment of ten weeks.

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center JACK's Summer Scholars Program

JACK's Summer Scholars Program provides clinical mentoring and research opportunities in hospital-based medicine in neonatology and pediatric surgical sub-specialties. Special emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of multidisciplinary hospital care. The program also enables participants to explore medical career opportunities in pediatric subspecialties such as general surgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, and infectious diseases. The program lasts nine weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and meals.

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

Burke Medical Research Institute Undergraduate Summer Student Research Program

The Burke Medical Research Institute gives undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research. Participants will be part of a laboratory research project related to neural repair and rehabilitation. Summer research students will have considerable direct interaction with their faculty mentors and the BMRI staff. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for undergraduate and Postbac Premed students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to perform hands-on research in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories and work with mentors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

Kinnos Summer Fellowship

Kinnos, a Columbia alumni founded Brooklyn-based start-up company aiming to protect healthcare workers and patients from infection, seeks chemistry or chemical engineering students to serve as technical interns. Interns will have the opportunity to design and conduct experiments to advance the company's color-changing technology while learning new science and engineering concepts. The position provides a stipend, monthly MetroCard, and potential for full-time employment.

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the professional staff with basic laboratory techniques, maintenance of equipment and supplies, data entry and compilation, and searching of medical databases for scientific references. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer. Academic year positions are 15 hours per week and require a commitment of four months. Summer positions are part-time (three days per week) and require a commitment of six weeks.

NYU Neuroscience Institute 

The Neuroscience Institute at the New York University School of Medicine is hiring outstanding college graduates as research technicians for positions starting summer 2020. Technicians generally work in a lab for 1-2 years in preparation for applying to graduate school. Research areas include Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental biology, Physiology, Neurodegeneration, Systems Neuroscience and Computational Neuroscience. 

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

The SURF program at OU-HCOM provides a wide variety of undergraduate summer research opportunities to students interested in medicine or biomedical research. Students in the program will work in a research lab under the guidance of science faculty member. The program lasts seven weeks and includes room & board, a living allowance, six semester hours of biology credit from Ohio University, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school.

Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program seeks undergraduate students entering their senior year to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. Interns will have the opportunity to perform research with a lab mentor and gain international laboratory experience. Ability to speak French is not required. The internship requires a commitment of 10 weeks and interns will be given a stipend to cover travel, housing, and living expenses.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Summer Internship Program

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the biotechnology industry. Interns serve as part of a research team and learn from senior management about the pharmaceutical industry. Positions are full-time, paid, and last eight to twelve weeks.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of 11 weeks.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the Keck Graduate Institute 

The SURE program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in various areas including applied molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and development, bioengineering, computational biology, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics. Students work side-by-side with current PhD and master’s students in various research labs at KGI.

Translation Research Intern Position at Massachusetts General Hospital Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory

The Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) translational intern position provides undergraduate students on the pre-medical track the opportunity to be exposed to translational research and gain insight into the design of medical devices, pre-clinical testing of safety and efficacy and clinical follow-up research of implanted materials. The intern has the opportunity to be considered for a full-time researcher the following year. The program lasts for 10 weeks between the months of June and August. For more information please contact Slav Lerner.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)

The KURE Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor. Students will be able to attend seminars and workshops during the eight-week program. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow some of the physicians in the clinic. At the end of the program, students will present their summer research at the KURE oral symposium.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Sciences Program (SIBS)

The SIBS program is designed for students who are interested in learning about careers in the biomedical sciences while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. Each student will work in a different laboratory on a research project that is directly supervised by the senior scientist or a senior member of the research group, and will participate in a seminar series designed to give insight into the basic and clinical science aspects of common diseases. The program lasts eight weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

University of Massachusetts Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. The program consists of hands-on laboratory research with an investigator servings as a mnetor, role model, and advisor. Participants receive a $4,000 stipend funded by the NIH and the UMMS Office of Research.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Summer Student Program in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Epidemiology (MIDPH)

The MIDPH program offers seminars and workshops that allow students to learn more about local and global issues in infectious diseases. Studies are related to infectious diseases from basic science (pathogenic microbiology) to applied science (epidemiology). Participants are paired with a mentor with whom they will conduct research in the areas of microbiology, clinical research, or epidemiology. The program lasts eight weeks and participants receive a stipend and a housing allowance.

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

UM-Smart Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The UM-SMART program offers students an opportunity to participate in biomedical research and gain exposure to clinical medicine at Michigan Medicine. Fellows will work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship of a research faculty member. The 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals. UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects.

Robert Wood Johnson Summer Clinical Internship Program

The Summer Clinical Internship Program pairs students with clinical faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Participants have the opportunity to shadow clinicians and are encouraged to keep their hours in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care, and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences, and participants will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Participants will also make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty. There is a fee to participate and housing is not provided. The program lasts 16 days.

Undergraduate Healthcare Leadership Internship (UHLI) Program

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership's UHLI Program provides summer internship opportunities, at various healthcare sites in Maine, to undergraduate students. Students will be working with low income and special needs populations as well as a wide range of healthcare providers. Participants are also paired with mentors who will guide them throughout their undergraduate career. This internship is paid.

University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med Emergency and Wilderness Program

The Pre-Med Emergency and Wilderness Program is designed to provide hands-on exposure to the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine. Participants will spend the first week attending lectures, shadowing medical school faculty, and taking part in hands-on skills workshops. The second week will be spent at a basecamp in the Rocky Mountains, where participants will focus on applying the skills they've learned during the first week. The program lasts two weeks and there is a fee to participate.

California School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Immersion Program

The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University offers a three-day workshop to provide students the opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, participate in an MCAT workshop, and gain tips and strategies for peak performance. Students will also gain hands-on experience in learning how to cast and suture and sports taping. Additionally, the program will cover cost of travel to the San Francisco for participants outside the local region.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a condensed version of an osteopathic medical school’s first year. Participants in the school’s accelerated osteopathic medicine program dissect cadavers, explore histology and biochemistry, discover case-based learning, and ask questions about osteopathic manipulations. The program lasts six weeks and provides participants with room and board, a stipend, travel expenses, and a guaranteed interview for the following year’s entering class.

Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)

SAEP is designed to enhance the academic preparation of students interested in a career in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or physical therapy who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professional school. Participants will attend professional-level courses, attend workshops and seminars, and take part in mock interviews. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Summer Pharmacy Institute

The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford offers current students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession at the five-day Summer Pharmacy Institute. The Institute includes a full-day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in the hospital, ambulatory care, industry/research & development, community, and professionalism aspects of a pharmacy career. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Gap Medics

Gap Medics offers predental experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Participants are assigned a single dentist to serve as a personal mentor, and gain clinical experience, attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues, and may have the opportunity to observe surgeries. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Manot Cave Dig Summer Opportunity

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Ben Gurion University invite pre-dental and other pre-health students to join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel. The research team will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of craniofacial development can help better understand archaeology and anthropology. The program lasts 2-3 weeks in the month of July. There is a fee to participate in the program which includes meals and lodging. Students are responsible for travel costs.

SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Discover Dental School (DDS) Summer Scholars Program

DDS Summer Scholars Program provides predental undergraduate students the opportunity gain hands-on experience in the field. Students will be working at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's pre-clinical laboratory and will discover what the preclinical courses of dental school are like. The program provides opportunities for students to meet with the director of admissions and current faculty and students. The program lasts for five days and there is a fee to apply and participate.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)

SAEP is designed to enhance the academic preparation of students interested in a career in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or physical therapy who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professional school. Participants will attend professional-level courses, attend workshops and seminars, and take part in mock interviews. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Program

The Enrichment Summer Program is designed to provide academic advancement and career knowledge to undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine. Participants will gain field and clinical experiences, receive preparation for veterinary medicine, receive mentoring from faculty, attend seminars on leadership and communication, and prepare for the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The program lasts approximately three weeks and there is no fee to participate.

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program

The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program is designed to provide participants with a realistic look at what attending veterinary school is like, and what opportunities are available within the profession. Participants will shadow fourth year DVM candidates as they perform their rotations in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, the Hospital for Large Animals, and the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Participants will also attend lectures and presentations on specialty fields and important topics in veterinary medicine, participate in laboratories, and have the opportunity to receive one-on-one admissions counseling. Students will be able to work hands-on with animals on the Cummings School Farm, give a clinical exam to a dog, and practice bandaging and suturing. The program lasts five days and there is a fee to participate.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Summer Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) Program

The VETS Program is designed to provide an understanding of the challenges and rewards of a career in veterinary medicine. Participants experience rotations with fourth-year veterinary students in a small animal hospital, in the areas of cardiology, medicine, dentistry, oral surgery, emergency services, and surgery/orthopedics. Participants will also tour the school's large animal facility. In addition, the program is supplemented by several lectures on public health, toxicology, working dogs, and clinical investigations, as well as special labs in pathology, microbiology, and anatomy. The program lasts five days and scholarships are available.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program

The Frontier Nursing Courier Internship program offers students the opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities in Appalachia. Participants will also lead at least one special project and engage directly with the community. This program will provide the opportunity to gain insight into the healthcare sector and the challenges and opportunities of public health work in underserved communities. The program lasts two months and there is a fee to participate.

Health Leads Volunteer Program

Health Leads seeks students to serve as volunteers in a program that works with clinics serving the poor. Volunteers are responsible for educating patients about social service programs (i.e. food and housing assistance and neighborhood exercise programs). Positions are part-time (at least six hours per week, in addition to weekly sessions and ongoing training), unpaid, and require a commitment of one year. Students are also eligible to apply as Summer Fellows and volunteer for up to 20 hours per week to help redesign the Health Leads program.

New York-Presbyterian Lang Youth Medical Program

The Lang Youth Medical Program provides students with the opportunity to work as educators in the Washington Heights and Inwood communities helping young adults realize their college and career aspirations, especially in the health sciences. Educators are responsible for developing, modifying, and implementing the Lang Youth curriculum, and must supervise Lang Youth scholars at all times at the Medical Center and on field trips. Positions are full-time, paid, and require a commitment of one month.

Rural Premedical Internship Program

The Rural Premedical Internship Program at Michigan State Medical School is a self-directed summer experience for premedical students with an interest in rural medicine. The program seeks to give each student an introduction to rural medicine while working on activities designed to strengthen medical school applications and interview skills. The program includes 40 hours of physician shadowing, 12 hours of rural community service, and group sessions with other interns.

Einstein Community Health Outreach Program

Located in the South Bronx, the Einstein Community Health Outreach Program (ECHO) is the first student-organized clinic that opened in the New York metropolitan area. Since then, ECHO has been committed to serving patients from the five Boroughs and parts of Westchester County. During the summer, ECHO recruits pre-medical and pre-health students to help run the administrative side of the clinic. Work includes patient registration, health education, translation, research, and clinical shadowing.

Campamento Esperanza y Alegria (Camp Hope and Joy)

Camp Hope and Joy is a two-week summer camp program for HIV-positive children living in the Eastern Dominican Republic that is administered by the Clinica de Familia La Romana. Most volunteers participate as camp counselors in the Dominican Republic. Volunteers raise funds for their stay, which includes orientation, food, lodging, transportation, cost of camp activities, and an eco-tour. To apply, please fill out the application.

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem is a national program that offers week-long, cost-free summer camps for children whose parents have been affected by cancer. Student chapter leaders are responsible for organizing the program through planning, fund-raising and marketing during the year, and serve as counselors at individual summer camps. Positions are unpaid.

Gap Medics

Gap Medics offers pre-health experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand, and students are placed in hospitals according to their interests. Participants gain clinical experience and attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship (MHIRT)

The MHIRT Fellowship provides students the opportunity to participate in a fully funded 11-week summer program at various international training sites including Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The program is designed to expose students to global health and health disparities research, provide training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, provide hands-on, mentored research experience, and provide access to career and academic counseling. The program will last 11 weeks culminating in a poster presentation in NYC in the final week. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet at least one of the NIH-defined criteria for membership in an "underrepresented or minority group". Students will be provided a stipend.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)

VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

SPHSP is designed to increase students' interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers, and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. Participants gain direct exposure to the practice of public health, participate in a GRE preparatory course, attend lectures, and take field trips. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program lasts ten weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and travel assistance.

Drexel University School of Public Health Opening the Doors Program

Drexel University’s School of Public Health offers students the opportunity to engage in the public health world through its Opening the Doors Program. This program introduces students to potential methods to correct often fatal healthcare disparities among America’s subgroups. Students participate in mentored research and attend seminars on the field's history and methods. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) Border Health Scholars Internship

The FRONTERA internship provides students with an increased understanding of public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region through practical hands-on research experience, role model mentoring, and integration into a network of peer researchers and public health professionals. Participants are matched with an experienced researcher according to their area of interest, whose work has an impact on border health, and students will present the outcomes of their research at the end of the course. The program lasts ten weeks and may include housing.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Academic Summer Program Integrating Resources for Excellence (ASPIRE)

ASPIRE is designed to prepare and support pre-medical students who want to pursue a career in medicine and have a desire to advocate for underserved communities. Participants will attend faculty lectures, perform weekly community service activities, receive professional development training, and have the opportunity to shadow physicians. The program lasts five weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and meal assistance.

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP)

Michigan FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program for underrepresented college students and recent graduates who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required.

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduates students the opportunity to explore public health related issues through hands-on training, workshops, and leadership and professional development. Scholars will have the opportunity to work with diverse community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies that focus on health equity. Throughout the program, scholars will also receive mentorship from graduate students and faculty. The program requires a commitment of eight weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, some on campus meals, and a metro pass.

Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is designed to provide students with the opportunity for personal and professional development to become leaders in LGBTI health and research. The program works to address health disparities for LGBTI patients and improve LGBTI patient care. The program requires a commitment of ten weeks.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

SPHSP is designed to increase students' interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers, and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. Participants gain direct exposure to the practice of public health, participate in a GRE preparatory course, attend lectures, and take field trips. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program lasts ten weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and travel assistance.

Drexel University School of Public Health Opening the Doors Program

Drexel University’s School of Public Health offers students the opportunity to engage in the public health world through its Opening the Doors Program. This program introduces students to potential methods to correct often fatal healthcare disparities among America’s subgroups. Students participate in mentored research and attend seminars on the field's history and methods. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Health Careers Internship Program (HCIP)

HCIP is for students who want to gain exposure to health careers. Students will work as interns in community-based health and health-related organizations to gain hands-on experience learning about health careers and the health issues faced by underserved communities. The program lasts six weeks.

Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR)

The LGS-SOAR program supports potential Laney Graduate School undergraduate applicants who wish to explore, experience and conduct full-time independent and mentored research for the summer. During the 10-week residential summer program, research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor or Principal Investigator and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development.

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)

SRTP is designed for students from groups underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or biomedical research. Under the guidance and mentorship of an investigator, participants will undertake an original research project that matches their research and career interests. Participants will also attend weekly seminars, have the opportunity to shadow clinicians, and prepare a presentation of their work at the completion of the program. The program lasts eight weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIHRT) Fellowship

MIHRT is for students seeking an international research opportunity in global health. The program is a fully-funded 11-week summer program during which fellows will receive training in New York City, and will carry out a research project in one of five countries (Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, or Swaziland). The program also includes career and graduate admissions counseling.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a condensed version of an osteopathic medical school’s first year. Participants in the school’s accelerated osteopathic medicine program dissect cadavers, explore histology and biochemistry, discover case-based learning, and ask questions about osteopathic manipulations. The program lasts six weeks and provides participants with room and board, a stipend, travel expenses, and a guaranteed interview for the following year’s entering class.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eleven weeks.

Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS)

The SPURS Program at CUMC provides intense research fellowship experiences to provide meaningful training in biomedical research and enhance students' ability to achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine by pursuing an advanced degree. Students receive in-depth training in biomedical research methodology and have the opportunity to attend a series of scientific and motivational talks. Positions are full-time and include a stipend.

Summer Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U) at Columbia University

STAR U is an NIH-funded summer research program aimed towards providing students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical sciences, with research experience in neuroscience and aging, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Any undergraduate student from a diverse background who is interested in pre-med/neuroscience is welcome to apply.The program is 8 weeks

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Summer Research Program

The Undergraduate Summer Research Program offered by the Office of Diversity Education and Research is a program for students who have been underrepresented in biomedical and health professions. Students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member based on availability of research opportunities and mutual interests of the student and faculty member. Students will be required to give an oral presentation at the conclusion of the summer. Students will have the opportunity to conduct clinical and basic science research, present original scientific findings to the broader community, and learn about health disparities and social determinants of health. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eight weeks.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

The PARAdiGM program offers undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to participate in an actively funded biomedical research program for two summers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students will work with faculty mentors and shadow clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. Students will receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and career skills. By the end of the first summer in the program, students will write an abstract, and participate in both local and national presentations of their research results.

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP)

Michigan FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program for underrepresented college students and recent graduates who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required.

Weill Cornell Medical College Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

The Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program is designed for freshmen or sophomores, who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree, an opportunity to do independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, or The Rockefeller University in NYC. Students will have the opportunity to participate in weekly journal clubs, scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and receive mentorship from a current MD-PhD student. At the conclusion of the program, students will give an oral, written, and poster presentation of their research in front of family, friends, and colleagues. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and reimbursment for travel expenses.

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program

The PULSE program allows students from underrepresented and/or educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds exposure to medial professions. The program does not offer college credit. PULSE offers students academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities focused on Urban medicine. The program lasts during six weeks during the summer at Rowan University.