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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 to explore careers in healthcare, but also to
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.

See here for programs geared toward historically underrepresented groups in healthcare.

Adam’s Camp
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
Amgen Scholars ProgramCalifornia Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Amigos de las Americas of Greater Boston
Argonne National Laboratory DOE Science of Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI)
Argonne National Laboratory DOE Student Research Participation Programs (SRP)
Association of Schools of Public Health Summer Health Marketing Internship
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
Campbell University Healthcare Professionals Readiness & Enrichment Program (H-PREP)
Carolinas HealthCare System Cannon Summer Scholars
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
Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy
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
Loyola University of Maryland Baltimore Health Immersion
Maine Medical Center Research Institute Summer Student Research Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Amgen Scholars 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 Georgia Summer Student Training and Research Program (STAR)
Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Graduate Studies Summer Research Programs
MetroHealth Medical Center Chester Summer Scholars Program
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Physician-Scientist Education and Research Training Program- SUPER
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)
National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene The Health Research Training Program
New York Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP)
New York University Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Health Care Opportunities Program
New York University Project Healthcare
New York University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
North Carolina State University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)
Ohio University Summer Scholars
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
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer 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. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (Columbia University) Academic Associates Program
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Research Associates Program
Texas A&M University Health Science Center Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
The Ohio State University SUCCESS 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 Texas Medical Branch Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
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 Michigan UM-SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
University of Minnesota Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
University of Missouri Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
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 Health Science Center at Houston Summer Research Program
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
University of Toledo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program
University of Washington – Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s INSIGHT Research Program
US Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Internship
Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy
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)