Summer Programs

There is no such thing as a “free” summer if you’re a prehealth student.   All your free time from freshman year till your graduation should involve some sort of activity that can accentuate your application for professional school.

Options for summer include:

  1. Shadowing
  2. Research
  3. Volunteering
  4. Health related work experience
  5. Enrichment programs

Guidelines for exploring summer opportunities

  1. Going home and doing nothing or nothing clinical is not an option.
  2. Most of these opportunities include a stipend, and room and board.
  3. Doing research / enrichment programs shows a commitment to healthcare and that you’re actively seeking opportunities to learn more / participate in your future career.
  4. Apply to 5 – 7 programs.
  5. Some of these lists are tedious, but stick it out, check out some programs and actually apply to them! A good approach for lists that are extensive is to sort by location. Look at institutions in your home state / city.  Another approach is to look at schools that you may be interested in going to for professional school.

 Research Programs

http://www.swarthmore.edu/health-sciences-office/summer-opportunities

Extensive list of opportunities.  Divides opportunities by areas of interest. Includes dental programs

http://casadvising.syr.edu/pre_health/resource_sp.html

Another already compiled list of tons of programs. Organized by state. Enjoy J

http://www.bu.edu/prehealth/opportunities/summerenrichmentprograms/

Nicely organized list that has programs arranged by state.

http://uss.tufts.edu/hpa/ExperientialPrep/PreMedical.asp

Nicely organized list that has programs arranged by state.

http://web.jhu.edu/prepro/Forms/National_International_Opportunities.pdf

Links to many programs across the country.

http://www.naahp.org/Diversity/SummerOpportunities.aspx

2015 List but some of the links are active for the upcoming summer.

https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html

Links to several summer programs across the country. Beware that a few links are outdated, but most are active.

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs

NIH research opportunities

http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm

EXTENSIVE list of opportunities. A good way to approach this list is to first scan by location.  Look at institutions in your home state / city.  Another approach is to look at schools that you may be interested in going to for professional school.  This list also includes industry opportunities / organizational opportunities as well.

Enrichment programs

https://services.aamc.org/summerprograms/

This is link to the AAMC summer enrichment program database. It is searchable by education level, state, and program focus.

Volunteer / Medical / Clinical

http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/medicine-and-healthcare/

Volunteer medical programs abroad

Dental Programs

http://uss.tufts.edu/hpa/ExperientialPrep/PreDental.asp

Not the only list what includes programs for dental school, but it’s a great one to start with.

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