Summer 2021 Pre-Health Internship & Program Opportunities (2023)

Participating in a summer programisa great way to learn more about interested health careers, gain exposure to clinical and research opportunities, and have an enriching, hands-onexperience. Many of these programs will have more information about their dates and application process in January 2021 - many programs are still evaluating how they will be run due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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CSPM Summer Immersion ProgramA three-day podiatry workshop that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.TBDCalifornia School of Podiatric MedicineTBDPodiatryDiscover Dental School: Summer Scholars' ProgramThis intensive introductory course is designed for pre-dental undergraduate college students and students considering the dental profession. Participating students will gain valuable hands-on experience and will discover what the preclinical courses of dental school are truly like. With the assistance of faculty and current students, this 5-day course will help to enlighten you and confirm your interest in dentistry.TBDStony Brook School of Dental Medicine (NY)TBDDentistryDuke DPT Summer Discovery ProgramThe Summer Discovery Program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the profession of physical therapy and to the Duke DPT experience.TBDDuke UniversityAnnounced January 1, 2021Physical TherapyEVMS Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)Students chosen for the program will conduct a pre-selected research project, from start to finish, and present their project outcomes to the scientific community. Students are listed as co-investigators on their projects which are frequently published and presented on the national level. Formal classroom training and personalized application in research design, implementation, and publication make this summer experience a must for anyone considering a career in research.TBDEastern Virginia Medical SchoolTBDMedicine, ResearchGateway to DentristyThis is an intensive internship based at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Gateway to Dentistry is a 2-week interactive program that affords each participant a birds-eye exposure to the various aspects of the practice of dentistMay 26- June 4, 2021Rutgers School of Dental MedicineJanuary 15, 2021DentistryGW Summer Immersion ProgramThe Dept of Biomedical Laboratoy Sciences seeks 1st and 2nd year students who have limited laboratory experience to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences!July 2021George Washington School of Medicine & Health SciencesMay 31, 2021AllICO Focus on Your Future Summer ProgramA week-long summer program that introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago.TBD July 2021Illinois College of OptometryMarch 31, 2021OptometryLaney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR)

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. Our 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.

TBDEmory UniversityTBDMedicine, ResearchMaternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership training in the area of maternal and child health focusing on social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and developmental disabilitiesJune - July 2021Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins UniversityJanuary 31, 2021Public HealthMedical Scientist Training ProgramThe Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) – Summer Research Program offers undergraduate students with interests in pursuing MD/PhD dual degree training an opportunity to conduct summer research in the lab of a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt. In addition to gaining valuable research experience, students will participate in a variety of formal and informal mentoring activities and will gain clinical shadowing experience.June - July 2021Vanderbilt UniversityFebruary 1, 2021Medicine (MD/PhD)Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship ProgramParticipants will complete a research project under the directorship of a research mentor and also directly observe clinical patient care while spending time with residents and attending physicians.June 7 - Aug 6, 2021Vanderbilt UniversityFebruary 1, 2021MedicineMSU Brush Summer Research ProgramThe Brush Summer Research Program provides hands-on research exposure for underrepresented undergraduate and veterinary students.May 17 - August 6, 2021Michigan State University College of MedicineMarch 8, 2021Veterinary, Medicine, ResearchOhio University Summer ScholarsTwenty-two applicants are selected each year to participate in this rigorous five-week program designed to give you an intensive and realistic introduction to the first-year curriculum at the Heritage College. In addition to traditional medical school curricula taught by medical college faculty, graduate students and upper-class medical students, the program focuses on case-based problem solving and small-group/team work. You’ll also benefit from special lectures, clinical experiences, and study and time management skill sessions in addition to workshops on cultural competency and research methods.June 3 - July 2, 2021Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineFebruary 1, 2021MedicinePharmacological Science Summer Diversity Program (PSSDP)The Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program (“PSSDP” or “the Program”) provides research opportunities for talented undergraduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to perform hands-on research in the basic biological and physical sciences, in the broadly defined areas of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, cellular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, and biophysical virology.TBDUniversity of WashingtonTBDPharmacy (PharmD/PhD)Pharmacy Summer InstituteThe University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute is an enrichment program providing information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school and college students.July 12- 14, 2021University at BuffaloOpens January 2021PharmacyPre-Dentistry Internship ProgramJoin a top-rated dentist in Haymarket, VA!Starts June 1stAwesome Smiles Dental CenterMarch 30thDentalProject Healthcare VolunteerAs a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in one of NYU’s active emergency departments. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s active emergency departments, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine.TBDNYU School of MedicineTBDAllRockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

For college sophomore and juniors, spend 10 weeks in a Rockefeller University laboratory to fully experience the world of scientific research! SURF students receive a stipend and free housing to those who cannot commute!

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June - August 2021Rockefeller UniversityFebruary 1, 2021Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.June 2021 TBDNational Institute of HealthFebruary 1, 2021ResearchSPIN ProgramWe seek to train students traditionally under-represented in STEM careers, first-generation college students, students without extensive neuroscience research opportunities at their home institutions, and students with Ph.D. focused career aspirations. If you are an undergraduate student seeking neuroscience research experience to test whether graduate education and a career in research is a career path for you.June 7 - July 30, 2021University of Alabama at BirminghamFebruary 15, 2021Medicine, ResearchStanford CARE Summer Research ImmersionThe Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)offering an immersive, online 8-week summer immersion in Data Science and Vulnerable Populationsfor undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus in Asian Health.This exceptional program leverages the unique aspects of Stanford’s world-class research, technology, and medical infrastructure to train learners to become superb population science researchers.May - July 2021StanfordFebruary 5, 2021ResearchSummer Diabetes Research InternshipThe main components of this paid internship are an independent research project with a mentor, faculty lectures about diabetes, journal club, professional development, laboratory workshops, and clinical/OR shadowing. It’s truly a unique opportunity for undergraduate students interested in pursuing medicine and/or research.Summer 2020University of Virginia School of MedicineFebruary 15, 2021ResearchSummer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)SHPEP is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schoolsVariesVaries (12 Universities)February 5, 2021

Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatry

Summer Internship ProgramThe Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.May 30 - August 7, 2021Johns Hopkins UniversityFebruary 1, 2021Medicine, ResearchSummer Medical Leadership ProgramSMLP exposes participants to the “real world of medicine” to prepare them not only for admission to medical school but to assume future leadership positions in medicine/biomedical field.TBDUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineTBDMedicineSummer Student Training and Research (STAR) ProgramThe Summer STAR Program is designed to provide biomedical research experience for undergraduate students with a sincere desire to pursue a graduate education in biomedical sciences.TBDAugusta University The Graduate SchoolTBDResearchSummer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN)

SPIN '19 is an on-site, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

TBDBoston University School of MedicineTBDMedicine, ResearchSummer Training as Research Scholars ProgramSTaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.TBDBoston University Graduate Medical SciencesFebruary 1, 2021Medicine, ResearchSummer Pharmacy Institute

The Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI) allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field. SPI attendees are typically on site from 9-4 PM each day. The last day of the institute is a half-day and will conclude by 1:00 PM.

Session I: June 14- 17, 2021

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Session II: August 2 - 5, 2021

University of Illinois-Chicago College of PharmacyRolling Admissions until April 30, 201PharmacySummer Undergraduate Mentorship Program (SUMP)SUMP of the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is a six-week program that offers students from underrepresented groups in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged background a unique opportunity to become exposed to the realities and options within the medical profession through a “shadowing” experience with a physician mentorTBDAlbert Einstein College of MedicineTBDMedicineTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Internship ProgramTUSPM offers a free eight-day summer internship program (SIP) in June for undergraduate students. Interns attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, as well as shadow and work with podiatric physicians in hospital, private practice, and outpatient clinic settings. A TUSPM student doctor will also work with interns on a case presentation.June 11 - 18, 2021Temple UniversityApril 23, 2021PodiatryUC Davis Summer Enrichment ProgramThe Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) began over 25 years ago and has welcomed college students around the world. It is designed to provide disadvantaged students with activities that will enhance their preparation to veterinary school.TBDUC Davis Veterinary MedicineOpens in January 2021Veterinary MedicineUCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there.June 15 - July 9, 2021University of California, Los Angeles

Round 1: Feb 11, 2021

Round 2: April 8, 2021

Medicine, DentistryUCLA Public Health Scholars Training ProgramThe UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8 week full-time program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to address health disparities and explore public health through hands-on training, workshops, and leadership and professional development. There is no GPA requirement and students will receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, some meals, metro pass, and travel from the program.June 20 - August 13, 2021University of California, Los AngelesJanuary 31, 2021Public HealthUniversity of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergrad Research Program

This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician scientist! Work full-time with a faculty member for 10 weeks while receiving a stipend, housing, and meal allowance!

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May 24 - August 1, 2021University of MichiganFebruary 1, 2021MD/PhDUniversity of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and PolicyUM SEP is an 8-week comprehensive experience for undergraduate students who are committed to eliminating health inequalities. One of the goals of the UM SEP is to motivate its alumni to pursue a masters degree in public health, especially in health management and policy. This program provides students with work experience, GRE courses, graduate level lectures, site visits to health organizations, community outreach projects, and networking opportunitiesTBDUniversity of MichiganJanuary 29, 2021Public HealthVetTRAC Summer ProgramVetTRAC aims to teach, inspire, mentor, engage, excite, and enlighten students from underrepresented populations with respect to the field of veterinary medicine to promote diversity and inclusion within the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine and the veterinary profession.TBDVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary MedicineTBDVeterinary MedicineVCU Allied Health Career Exploration (AHCE)

AHCE is a two-week summer for students interested in any of the health career programs offered by the VCU College of Health Professions. Students participate in workshops on current health care topics, interviewing skills, resume development and much more. Apply now!

June 14 - 25, 2021Virginia Commonwealth University

Early decision: Feb 1, 2021

Regular: April 1, 2021

AllVCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)

This summer program offers the opportunity to simulate the first year ofDentistry, Medical, Pharmacy, and Physical TherapySchools incorporating academic course, case studies, presentations, socials, and community service. Itssix weeksof rigorous intensive work, clinical experience, community service, fun, and preparation for your respective application season.This program is for Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Bacc students.

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May 25 - July 2, 2021Virginia Commonwealth University

Early decision: Feb 1, 2021

Regular: March 15, 2021

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, PTCamp SweeneyOver a course of a summer, Camp Sweeney Counselors learn the ins and outs of diabetes (testing blood sugar, dosing and administering insulin injections, etc.) and gain an understanding of what caring for individuals with a chronic disease is like. Counselors amass over 1000 clinical hours and have tons of fun while doing it.Sessions range between: June 6 - August 5, 2021Gainesville, Texas


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Medicine, Pharmacy, PA, PT, OTNemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)Nemours clinical and research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, & communicating results, while working on active research projects. Students will engage in student-focused seminar series, undergraduate journal club, and multiple opportunities for shadowing and other educational opportunities.June 1 - August 6, 2021

Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

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