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Participants in this eight-week program are paired with mentors and work 40 hours/week on projects including laboratory-based research, computer-based database research, or clinical research. Work with a mentor in one of 10 pediatric clinical specialties in this eight-week program for Cincinatti-area graduating seniors.
To participate, students must come from an ethnic minority or economically disadvantaged background, live in rural Alaska, be first-generation Americans and the first in their families to attend college, and/or speak English as a second language.
The program is free to attend and offers a small stipend to cover food and other expenses. Through the Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, high school juniors and seniors and first- and second-year college undergraduates may participate in an eight-week medical internship.
They also attend weekly workshops on topics concerning gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study. Students must have completed their junior year of high school or be undergraduate college students who have completed 24 credits. Participants also engage in group activities including an afternoon hands-on training session with computerized simulated pediatric patients in the SIM Center, a Summer Intern Alumni lunch, and a presentation by the assistant dean for admission at UC College of Medicine offering advice for preparing for Medical School admission.
Hosted by Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Summer Medical Academy offers lectures and interactive discussion about topics in healthcare, hands-on skills clinics, career panels, team-building activities to learn new techniques and get to know future colleagues, and more.The 12 selected students work in leading research and clinical laboratories under the supervision of respected scientists at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).The internship lasts eight weeks, and students work 40 hours/week in basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical epidemiological/translational (patient-oriented) research.You must be a junior or senior at the time of applying and submit your application by April.Prospective participants are admitted on the basis of health career interest, participation in extracurricular activities, and scholastic achievement.At CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, rising high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to spend five days learning about public health.Topics vary and may include public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law.Sponsored by the Service League of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, scholarship participants spend six weeks in the summer immersed in a medical area of their choosing in a hospital environment.Students share a presentation about their experience in front of staff and guests at the program’s end.You’ll also participate in VIP lunches with health professionals, observe patients and medical procedures, and engage in “Step into the shoes of an MD” skill and patient-case workshops and discussions with physicians.Spend four weeks during June and July at The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine learning from highly accredited Penn faculty.