Category Archives: Summer Opportunities

CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Please see message below from the Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment at SUNY Optometry, Dr. Quy Nguyen:

Are you interested in learning more about the profession of optometry?  We have opened our application cycle for new students for 2 programs:

1) Spring Internship: Monday June 4 – Friday June 15.  This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in the clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with our students and faculty, and do a research presentation to name a few.

2) Summer Academic Program: Every Tuesday, May 29 – July 24th.  In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with our renowned faculty, for 2 elective credits, possibly transferrable to the students’ college institution.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

For more information, visit:

**Applicants for the internship program must be New York State Residents and identify with a historically underrepresented group or an economically disadvantaged background.**

CSPM Podiatry Experience: Summer Immersion Program

California School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Immersion Program
July 25-27, 2018

Oakland, CA

The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is now accepting applications for their Summer Podiatric Medicine Immersion Program. This three-day workshop provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery. Students who attend the program will:

  • Gain invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to explore the profession of podiatry
  • Interact with faculty and students in a variety of settings
  • Participate in a MCAT workshop, gaining tips and strategies for peak performance
  • Learn about and understand the increased need for podiatric physicians
  • Experience a hands-on clinical day learning how to cast and suture, sports taping and much more!

Space is limited to just 25 students and there is an application process. Additionally, they will cover the cost of travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for participants outside the local region.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at OU-HCOM

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member. The goal is to expose students to  the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research.

The SURF program is 7 weeks in length and includes room & board, a living allowance, 6 semester hours of biology credit from Ohio University  and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school.   Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be obtained by going to the SURF web site at The deadline for application is February 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the OU-HCOM Admissions Office at 800-345-1560.


Register for the Summer Health Professions Education Program’s Webinar: A Week in the Life of a SHPEP Scholar

A Week in the Life of a SHPEP Scholar

What SHPEP program site(s) will you be applying to? It’s time for applicants to get the inside scoop about what the SHPEP initiative includes for its 2018 scholars. Please register and tune in to the upcoming webinar and hear what the 2018 SHPEP summer experience may include. The webinar takes place Thursday, January 25 @ 5 pm EST.
The SHPEP program sites, including Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington will share what the six-week SHPEP experience includes for its scholars. Webinar attendees will learn about extracurricular activities and the educational resources available at specific program sites.  Join the webinar and learn what a week looks like in the life of a SHPEP scholar! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, particularly to the program sites that will be presenting.

LGBTI Health Internship and Symposium

Summer 2018 Internship Application Materials Available

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is hosting a limited number of students for 10-week, full-time internships from late May to early August 2018. Through this internship program, we hope to foster the personal and professional development of future leaders in LGBTI health and research.

For competitive consideration, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student
  • Have a committed interest in LGBTI health and research
  • Demonstrate this interest through previous work, research, volunteer, or other experience

For additional information and to download application instructions, click here. Also, be sure to check out this awesome video produced by our summer 2017 interns!

For questions, email Del Ray Zimmerman, Program Manager, at


In addition, Vanderbilt is hosting an LGBTQ Health Symposium

March 3, 2018:

Save the Date for the Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is very excited to announce that we are hosting a first-ever Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Light Hall at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We’re seeking to engage providers and students throughout the region on a variety of topics to better serve sexual and gender minority patients.

Registration is now live! Please visit this link to sign up today! If you have any questions, please contact Del Ray Zimmerman, Manager of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, at

The SHPEP Application is Officially Open! Register today for the SHPEP Part II Webinar

Register today for the SHPEP Part II Webinar: The Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application
When: Thursday, December 14 @ 5 – 6 pm EST

The SHPEP application process is underway for potential scholars! Register and join the SHPEP webinar, part two series, to hear the important steps students need to take in order to successfully complete their SHPEP application. The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear directly from SHPEP alumni members and mentors who craft letters of recommendations for potential SHPEP scholars. We’ll also provide a quick checklist to consider before hitting the submit button on your SHPEP applications. Join the webinar and get equipped to submit a stellar SHPEP application and ask questions you may have about the application process!

Please visit to start your SHPEP applications today!

Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

Apply Today


An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!


Register today for the SHPEP kick-off webinar – An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!

Are you a pre-health student interested in applying for a free summer, career-enrichment opportunity? Join the SHPEP kick-off webinar to hear about this educational opportunity directly from past scholars and alumni.

You’ll also receive the best tips and tools for a successful 2018 SHPEP application. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the SHPEP admissions process.

Register today and join the SHPEP kick-off webinar on November 16, 2017.


2017 Manot Cave Dig summer opportunity

Predental students —

Are you interested in a different type of international trip?  Join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel to be part of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to better understand how knowledge in craniofacial development can inform us about archaeology and anthropology.  The research team has published preliminary findings in Nature (28 January 2015) that has garnered interest around the world.  Additional information can be gleaned from the project Facebook page (manotcaveproject).

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is a partner in this dig and is organizing two volunteer student groups to assist in the research in the month of July.  The costs for participation are $1,000 plus travel costs if the student wants to stay for 2 weeks or $1,500 plus travel for 3 weeks.  Meals and lodging are included.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2017.

For specific details and information, please contact Yvonne McDermott ( , subjection “Manot 2017”).  Note that spaces filled up quickly last year for this opportunity.