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Summer Opportunities

Many institutions and organizations offer summer programs that incorporate clinical or research experiences that will be valuable in your development as a future healthcare provider. These programs will not only help you explore careers in healthcare, but also strengthen your candidacy for your eventual admissions process.

As you begin your explorations, please keep in mind that many of these programs have application deadlines toward the end of the fall semester or beginning of the spring semester. Additionally, please note that this listing is not exhaustive, so please utilize it as a starting point from which you can expand your search. We hope that you will share with us any opportunities you have identified beyond this list in an effort to grow it for future students.

➥ Explore programs geared toward historically underrepresented groups in healthcare.


Summer opportunities include:

Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Research Program

AMGEN Scholars Program

Amigos de las Americas of Greater Boston

Argonne National Laboratory DOE Science of Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI)

Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)

Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear Chemistry Summer School (NCSS)

California Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Camp Boggy Creek

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Undergraduate Research Summer Programs

Center for Integrating Research and Learning at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates

Child Family Health International International Health Electives

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU JACK’s Summer Scholar Program

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Columbia University/ Barnard College Amgen Scholars Program

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program

Drexel University College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Georgetown University Medical Center Summer Medical Institute

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship Program

Harvard University Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory (SAO) Summer Intern Program

Harvard University Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

Health Career Connection

Health Career Connection Summer Internship Program

Indiana University School of Medicine Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers

Into the Fields Internship and Leadership Development Program

Joan Nicole Prince House

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center Summer Clinical Research Program

Keck Graduate Institute Summer Intensive Program for Premeds

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Maine Medical Center Research Institute Summer Student Research Program

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

MD Summer Experience at Emory

Medical Experience Academy (MedEx) through Greenville Health System

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

MetroHealth Medical Center Chester Summer Scholars Program

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® Research Intern Program

Mount Sinai College of Medicine Graduate School of Biological Sciences

National Institute of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene The Health Research Training Program

New York University Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Health Care Opportunities Program

New York University Project Healthcare

North Carolina State University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

Penn State College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Pepperdine University – Seaver College Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology (S.U.R.B.)

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Summer Clinical Internship Program

Rutgers University Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program for New Jersey Students

SRF Summer Scholars Program

St. George’s University MedVet Summer Academy

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

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Research Associates Program

The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

The University of Chicago The Division of Biological Sciences Summer Research Training Program

The University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program (SUMR)

The University of Vermont College of Medicine Summer Medical Prep Program

Thomas Jefferson University Summer Undergraduate Research Program

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science: Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists – Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Research Program (SIBS)

University of Arizona Summer Research Institute (SRI)

University of California Los Angeles Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

University of California San Francisco Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)

University of Colorado School of Medicine Undergraduate Courses in Emergency and Wilderness Medicine

University of Connecticut Health Center Summer Research Opportunities

University of Connecticut School of Medicine The Medical/Dental Preparatory Program (MDPP)

University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities

University of Michigan Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

University of Nebraska Medical Center M.D./PH.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Students

University of New Hampshire McNair Graduate Opportunity Program

University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Children’s Research Center Summer Training Program

University of South Alabama/National Science Foundation

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program

University of Washington – Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s INSIGHT Research Program

Washington University in St. Louis Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Summer Opportunities

Washington University in St. Louis Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) Summer Research Programs: Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Research Program

Wayne State University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program (TSRF)

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program

Weizmann Institute of Science International Science School Summer Research Program

World Health Organization Internship Opportunities

Yale University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF)