Summer Opportunities

Summer HealthCare Immersion Program

The free one-week immersive program at Our Lady of the Lake will provide college students with the opportunity to explore many aspects of healthcare. To be eligible you must be enrolled in college and have completed freshman year. Pre-health concentration is encouraged.

Application Opens January 15th, 2022. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2022

To learn more visit the attached flyer.

LSU GeauxTeach

The LSU GeauxTeach program invites you to join the STEM Pre-Med Cohort beginning Summer 2022 and concluding in May 2023. GeauxTeach STEM offers small classes, dedicated peer mentors, and a cohesive community on campus. Make the most of your next year, and set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Participate this summer by enrolling in three courses: SCI 2012, EDCI 3500 and EDCI 3136, which will be fully funded for up to 15 pre-med students.

Cohort members receiving this scholarship are committing to completing the undergraduate coursework and enrolling in the one year, fully paid STEM internship teaching during the 2023-2024 academic year. Participants may opt out of the scholarship but still participate in the cohort by funding their own summer studies.

Please contact Graduate Assistant Jake Weber at for further information or any questions.

Human Osteology Laboratory Research Training Workshops

The 4-week long (each) intensive training programs, respectively the Adult Osteology Research Workshop and the Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop will train students, both undergraduate and graduate, to conduct osteological analyses and frame appropriate research questions. Participants will receive daily lectures on topics related to human skeletal biology and spend the first two weeks intensively reviewing human osteology through the hands-on study of our extensive human skeletal research collection. Other lecture topics will include discussions of sex and age estimation, osteometrics, and an introduction to skeletal and dental pathologies. The Juvenile Osteology Workshop will further provide participants with an intensive review of juvenile osteology and an overview of the ways in which this kind of unique information is interpreted. During the Juvenile Osteology Workshop, participants will have the chance to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, weaning and dietary stress, as well as reconstruction and interpretation of infant mortality.

Participants can register to one or both Osteology Workshops, or, in order to develop a wider array of bioarchaeological skills, combine an Osteology Workshop with a session of our Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation. Undergraduate and graduate academic credits can be acquired separately from University of South Florida (although it is not mandatory to register for credits to participate in our programs) – USF deadline to register for summer credit is March 1.

Program details:

Adult Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop Dates: June 12 - July 9, 2022

Juvenile Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop Dates: July 10 - August 6, 2022

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania


2021 Adult Osteology Workshop Syllabus

2021 Juvenile Osteology Research Syllabus

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Bethard (University of South Florida)

Contact: Dr. Andre Gonciar at

US Army Summer Research in San Antonio

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is one of six research laboratories within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command of the U.S. Army Medicine Command. The Institute is the Army's lead research laboratory for improving the care of combat casualties. The mission of the Institute is to "Optimize Combat Casualty Care". USAISR's mission is to provide combat casualty care medical solutions and products for wounded warriors, from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations; provide state-of-the-art trauma, burn, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries and civilians; and provide Burn Flight Teams.

Students and recent graduates will research under the guidance of ISR staff and primary researchers. Students participating in the ORISE program at ISR will gain hands-on experience in a real world laboratory environment, in addition to modern research technologies and techniques. This experience will also focus on personal career development in the areas of STEM, providing opportunities to collaborate and network with other students and researchers across all STEM disciplines.

Research Task Areas:

Damage Control Resuscitation

Coagulation and Blood

Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine

Multi-Organ Support Technology (MOST)

Comprehensive Intensive Care Research

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Combat Trauma and Burn Research

Systems of Care for Complex Patients

Medical Countermeasures for Ocular Trauma

Dental and Maxillofacial Trauma

Apply for this opportunity here

The Atlantis Project

The Atlantis Fellowship is a competitive pre-med summer-break program in Spain, Italy, Greece, and other countries. Accepted Fellows shadow doctors in local hospitals for 100 hours with additional opportunities for MCAT prep, application advice from current MD students, and access to a network of medical leaders including our alumni. To get more information sign up here or email Check out the flyer here.

Louisiana Lions Camp

The Louisiana Lions Camp is a state project of the Lions Clubs of MD-8 Louisiana and is provided free for boys and girls with Special Needs, Diabetes, Respiratory Disorders, and Childhood Cancer. Click here to learn more about applying to be a summer camp counselor!

Summer Academic Enrichment Program at VCU Health

This 6-week residential program simulates the first year of Medical, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Schools with a rigorous schedule incorporating graduate level classes, clinical experience, community service, fun, and preparation for your respective application season. This program is for Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Bacc students. The program is free to all accepted participants and include the following incentives:

Stipend of $1500

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement if needed

To apply please visit :

Allied Health Career Exploration at VCU Health

Many students are familiar with Medicine and Nursing, the Allied Health Career Exploration is to showcase those other parts that make up an interdisciplinary team. This two week program facilitates interactive experiences with the 9 schools in VCU's College of Health Professions including Gerontology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia, Patient Counseling, Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, Health Administration and Radiation Sciences! This program is for any college student or high school senior.

The following incentives are offered:

Free Housing if needed

Modest Stipend

Please see promotional video here : AHCE Promotional Video

And click to Apply:

MD Anderson Summer Externship

Spend your summer working as an extern at the world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. Applications for this experience are now open. Participants get to spend one month on a select medical service shadowing house officers in that area of interest. The two rotations will run through June 6th and August 12th, 2022. If you are interested in applying, please go to their website.

Summer Health Professions Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a six-week enrichment program summer program for students interested in the health professions. Their goal is to improve access to information and resources for students underrepresented in health professions. There are 12 universities across the nation that applicants can pick from to spend their six weeks, and each institution provides classes in basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and studying skills seminars, and financial planning workshops. Go to to learn more.

MDA Summer Camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts a week long sleepaway summer camp in Louisiana for kids with rare muscular diseases. MDA camp has 24/7 medical staff and accessible sports, fishing, canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, and more. MDA camp is seeking male and female pre-health-professional students/AED members to volunteer as MDA camp counselors. As volunteers, they would work with children living with a variety of rare diseases; study firsthand disease states and medical treatments; learn and practice personal care methods and adaptive activities; and experience a week fun and fellowship. We even play wheelchair football! MDA provides onsite medical education and equipment orientation to all volunteers. Participants are able to learn from and network with 24/7 onsite professionals, including physicians, dietitians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and nurses. If you're interested in this oppurtunity check out their website!

Med Camps

MedCamps of Louisiana is an overnight summer camp for children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities located in north Louisiana. Applications open in January! Click here to apply.

Global Semesters - Summer in Cyprus: Pre-Med

This program includes full body cadaver labs and special courses at the St. George’s University of London’s medical school in Europe’s sunniest country - the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Click on the following link to view Global semesters' flyer.

You can also find more information about the program here.

This page was updated on July 20th, 2022.