Maximizing your summer vacation by participating in some meaningful clinical experience, research, test prep, etc is an important part of the application process to professional school. By now, you should have explored and applied to options for programs for the upcoming summer. If not, here are a few experiences that still have open deadlines. It’s still not too late find mission trips, or contact a local healthcare professional / family member to arrange for shadowing, or employment in a healthcare related field ( medical office receptionist, scribe at a local hospital, patient care assistant at a local hospital, volunteer at a local hospital).
Other options for meaningful summer experience include:
– shadowing a physician ( for a sustained, and regular period of time, at least once per week)
– mission work
– volunteering at a health related facility ( for a sustained and regular period of time, at least once per week)
– working as a patient care assistant at a hospital
– working as a scribe at a hospital
– taking classes during the summer to improve your GPA and decrease your academic load during the upcoming semester.
If you must work to assist your family financially, and cannot find a job in a healthcare related field, make sure to find some time to incorporate some activities that will be helpful towards your application, be that shadowing, a short mission trip, etc.
DEADLINES ARE APPROACHING, DO NOT DELAY TO REVIEW AND APPLY FOR THESE OPPORTUNITIES! The deadines for these opportunities are approaching, but have not yet passed.
http://www.einstein.yu.edu/uploadedFiles/education/md-program/diversity/2014%20DSSROP%20-%20Application.pdf (This application is for 2014, check the school’s website to see if this program is being offered this summer)
http://www6.miami.edu/provost/oae/motivationprogram.html ( contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this program is available for summer 2015)
http://www.mplsheart.org/get-involved/internships/research-internship/overview/ (DEADLINE IS JAN. 31, 2015)
http://www.rowan.edu/coopermed/diversity/undergrad/ ( DEADLINE FEB 13, 2015)
Contact: email@example.com to see if this opportunity is available for summer 2015)
http://biosciences.stanford.edu/prospective/diversity/ssrp/docs/SSRP_Brochure_2014.pdf ( For students pursuing PhD)
http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/index.html ( Contact one of the emails listed to obtain application materials for this summer)
http://graduate.ucsf.edu/srtp (for students pursuing PhD.)
Extensive List of 2015 Summer Opportunities (some deadlines may have passed, you will need to sort through the list to find opportunities that may interest you. The list is large. One way to narrow down would be by region/location, or you can sort through the list alphabetically and check the deadlines.)
*Remember, if you must work to assist your family financially, and cannot find a job in a healthcare related field, make sure to find some time to incorporate some activities that will be helpful towards your application, be that shadowing, a short mission trip, etc.*