Resources: Summer Opportunities

St. Luke's Pre-Medical Volunteer Program

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center offers a volunteer program designed to give pre-med students an opportunity to interact with patients, be involved in the day-to-day activities of a hospital and assist in achieving higher levels of patient satisfaction as well as shadow physicians.

Boston University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

In this 10 week program rising juniors and rising seniors who are underrepresented minorities in the sciences are able to conduct full-time research in a Boston University Lab in the sciences, technology, or engineering. Furthermore, one attends weekly seminars on topics related to career preparation and current research as well as weekly informal lunches, enrichment activities, and social events. All students have the opportunity to do an oral PowerPoint presentation and a poster presentation.

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-Level I

In this six week program, one has the opportunity to study five diseases that have a significant impact in minority communities: AIDS, hypertension, smoking, sickle cell anemia and diabetes. This will be done through talks, clinical lectures by physicians, small-group discussions, and labs. Furthermore, one gets to engage in various activities such as shadowing physicians, clinical pathology, viewing surgery in the operating room and participating in a community health activity. There are learning skills seminars on note-taking, test-taking, problem solving and memorization techniques as well as weekly .brown bag lunch. in which minority physicians will give informal presentations on their backgrounds, preparation, interests and goals.

University of Michigan Biophysics Summer Research for Undergraduates Program (REU)

It is a summer research program dedicated to provide select undergraduates an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with leading biophysicists.

Duke Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

It is a ten-week training program designed to give motivated undergraduate students hands-on experience in graduate-level biomedical research. The Program is designed for students who are seriously considering joining a Ph.D. Graduate Program following the completion of their undergraduate degree. Participants learn lab research techniques, attend lab meetings, and meet members of other labs as well as attend weekly research seminars and a workshop on applying to graduate school. In the end, participants will present on their research in a symposium.

For more NYC programs or summer opportunities in your home state, check out:

Columbia University's Pre-professional Website

Health Professions Advisory Program Website

Comprehensive List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Website

Spreadsheet of Summer Undergraduate Opportunities