Summer Enrichment Opportunities

MSU American Medical Student Association 

  • Hartford Hospital Fellowship Programs: The Summer Student Research Fellowship Program
    • The Summer Student Research Fellowship Program is designed exclusively for premedical students completing either their junior or senior year in college. It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital.
    • Location:  Hartford, CT
    • Length:  10 Weeks, June 4 – August 11
    • Stipend:  $1,000, dormitory housing and parking provided
    • Application Deadline:  February 9, 2007
    • * Note that this program requires an onsite interview in Hartford in the spring.  They are not open to phone or video interviews.
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://www.harthosp.org/research/StudentFellowship.htm

 

  • Mayo Graduate School:  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    • The Program gives students the opportunity to preview the dynamic research opportunities available to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students. Fellowship recipients can choose from a wide variety of areas in the biomedical sciences. Mayo laboratories have state-of-the-art facilities and create a rich academic environment for students with interests in basic science research.
    • Location:  Rochester, MN
    • Length: 10 Weeks
    • Stipend:  $4000, student is responsible for housing, travel, and meals
    • Application Deadline:  February 1, 2007
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html

 

 

  • National Science Foundation:  Research Experience for Undergrads
    • Visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047 for an extensive list of REU programs in the biological sciences.

 

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:  Pediatric Oncology Education Program
    • The program offers students the opportunity to gain biomedical and oncologic research experience in either laboratory or clinical research. Trainees will be matched with faculty mentors in a wide variety of areas.
    • Location:  Memphis, TN
    • Length: 11 – 13 Weeks, There is no specific start or end date
    • Salary: $8/hour
    • Application Deadline: February 1, 2007
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://www.stjude.org/poe/

                 

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – Summer Research Scholars Program
    • Research experience for undergraduate students who have an interest in and some experience in conducting biomedical research. Students work on a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, attend professional development workshops and participate in a research symposium where they present their research findings.
    • Location:  Cincinnati, OH
    • Length:  8 Weeks, June 17 – August 10
    • Stipend:  $3000, all books and materials needed for the program, reimbursement for travel expenses, dormitory housing, and lunch M-F
    • Application Deadline:  February 1, 2007
    • Please note that applicants must either be a member of a race or ethic group underrepresented in medicine or provide evidence of disadvantaged status (attending high school or college in a rural area does apply). 
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center:  Neuroscience Scholars Summer Program
    • The CPN's Neuroscience Scholars Summer Program is an undergraduate summer research internship that provides the opportunity for undergraduates to explore their interest in neuroscience research.  Throughout their internship, students participate in original research at UMC as part of a multidisciplinary research team.  Students are matched with projects that best fit their interests, and each student is assigned to a UMC faculty researcher who serves as their mentor throughout the program.   Because each student’s research project is unique, the students benefit from sharing their laboratory experiences with each other.
    • Location:  Jackson, MS
    • Length: 10 Weeks, 2007 dates TBA
    • Stipend:  $240/week, no housing provided
    • Application Deadline:  2006 deadline was April 3.  2007 date is TBA.
    • For additional information and an application visit http://cpn.umc.edu/education/nssp/nssp.html

 

  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    • Undergraduate students with an interest in biomedical research are invited to apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in a molecular and cellular pharmacology research laboratory.
    • Location: Mobile, AL
    • Length: 12 Weeks
    • Stipend: $3000
    • Application Deadline: March 14, 2007
    • For more information and an application, visit http://www.southalabama.edu/com/pharmacology/surf.html

 

Clinical Based

 

  • Arizona Heart Foundation:  Cardiovascular Summer Students Program
    • The program exposes students to all aspects of cardiovascular medicine: cardiovascular surgery, cardiac catheterization laboratory, preventative medicine/conditioning, non-invasive screening laboratory and cardiology rounds.  Students attend didactic lectures and participate in clinical rotations at both the Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital.

    • Location:  Phoenix, AZ
    • Length: 6 Weeks, 2007 program dates TBA
    • Stipend:  Tuition provided.  Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the student.
    • Application Deadline:  2006 deadline was March 10.  2007 deadline has not been posted.
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://www.azheartfoundation.org/database.asp?id=14

 

  • Baylor College of Medicine: Michael E. Debakey Summer Surgery Program
    • The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in our various teaching hospitals.  Students become familiar with the hospital environment, the operating room, and the lifestyle of a surgeon. They are expected to become an integral part of their surgical teams by participating in rounds, surgery, and conferences.
    • Location: Houston, TX
    • Length:  8 Weeks, 2007 dates TBA
    • Stipend: $300/month, housing not provided
    • Application Deadline: Postmarked by January 2, 2007
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://www.debakeydepartmentofsurgery.org/home/content.cfm?content_id=179 
  • Health Career Connection
    • HCC provides paid internships, career resources and networking opportunities to undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Through major sponsors, HCC places interns in prominent healthcare organizations and provides additional networking and mentoring opportunities. Through an apprenticeship model, preceptors mentor and guide interns, sharing their experience and wisdom.
    • Program location, dates, and stipend vary per internship.
    • Application Deadline: 2006 deadline was February 24.  2007 deadline has not been posted.
    • For more information and an application, visit http://www.healthcareers.org/main/

 

  • Medical College of Georgia: Student Educational Enrichment Program
    • The program is designed for two groups of students. The first group consists of intermediate level students who have finished either their freshman or sophomore year. The second group consists of advanced level students who have either finished their junior or senior year of college and plan to attend any of the health professions schools. All students pursue coursework in the following areas: a biomedical science course, a science-based MCAT Review, and (MCAT) verbal reasoning. Advanced students enroll in an intense MCAT course covering all subjects of the MCAT. Intermediate students receive MCAT introductory preparation. All students participate in a learning skills seminar and are assigned to a clinical placement under the tutelage of a clinical advisor.
    • Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Length: 7 Weeks, June 2 – July 20
    • Stipend: Each student will receive a stipend of $1016 - $1100 to cover living expenses and books. On-campus housing and tuition will be paid.
    • Application Deadline:  March 7, 2007
    • For more information and an application, visit http://www.mcg.edu/careers/specop/pipeline.htm

 

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine:  Summer Premedical Enrichment Program
    • SPEP is a summer program for college juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate premedical students. Students receive intensive exposure to medicine as a career through tours, speakers, seminars, and shadowing. Students are exposed to the medical school experience and the academic curriculum through a noncredit course in cardiophysiology, extensive interaction with medical students and faculty, and detailed guidance through the medical school application process.
    • Location:  Cincinnati, OH
    • Length:  6 Weeks, June 17 – July 28
    • Stipend:  $1500, all books and materials needed for the program, reimbursement for travel expenses, dormitory housing, and lunch M-F
    • Application Deadline:  February 1, 2007
    • Please note that applicants must either be a member of a race or ethic group underrepresented in medicine or provide evidence of disadvantaged status (attending high school or college in a rural area does apply).
    • For additional information and an application, visit https://comdo-wcnlb.uc.edu/MedOneStop/Admissions/SummerEnrichment.aspx

 

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center: Health Careers Development Program
    • The mission of the Health Careers Development Program (HCDP) is to support The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) by providing innovative ways to attract students into the field of health care and inform them of educational opportunities available at UMC. Students from diverse backgrounds and educational levels who are seeking opportunities in health care will participate in a hospital based volunteer program. These learning experiences will be influential in preparing students for their career in health care.
    • Location: Jackson, MS
    • Length:  30-35 hours, minimum two to four hours per week
    • Stipend: none, work is on a volunteer basis
    • For additional information and an application, visit http://som.umc.edu/admissions.html#HCDP

 

  • University of Texas Medical School:  Summer Cardiovascular Externship
    • The Externship provides an in-depth exposure to all aspects of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease.  The Externship is sponsored by the Division of Cardiology and the Memorial Hermann Volunteer Organization.  The purpose of the Externship is to provide qualified students interested in pursuing a career medicine, a broad introduction to the Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas-Houston Medical School with a focus on cardiovascular medicine.
    • Location:  Houston, TX
    • Length:  Two 6 week sessions, 4 students/session.  2007 dates TBA
    • Stipend:  $1000
    • Application Deadline: April 1, 2007
    • For additional information and an application, visit www.med.uth.tmc.edu

 

 This list only is representative only of programs in the area and those that your officers have attended or applied to.  An excellent, comprehensive source for nationwide programs for all pre-health professional students can be found at http://hpap.syr.edu/spstate.htm.  Good luck!