Summer College Intensive Program
Be part of our dynamic Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP)
The Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources is committed to providing service and learning opportunities for students throughout the year. For eight weeks, from June through August, our Summer College Intensive Program offers the opportunity to provide 12 hours per week of direct service to patients, as well as lectures by physicians and other health care professionals and a variety of shadowing experiences. Upon completion of the program, students may earn letters of completion and recommendations that can be used to enhance applications to medical, physician assistant, or nursing school.
The service component allows students the opportunity to:
The educational opportunities include:
- Directly interact with and assist patients
- Communicate with patients during their hospitalization
- Support nurses and other staff to improve the quality of patient care
Practitioners who have shared their expertise with our students in the past included specialists in neurosurgery, pediatrics, cardiology, gerontology, neonatology and dermatology.
- Lectures by health practitioners
- Shadowing opportunities with physicians in various specialties
- Workshops on improving communication with patients
To develop a dynamic team of summer college students who communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed. Students become part of the health care team on the unit(s) to which they are assigned. Our students support the quality of care patients receive. In addition, the Summer College Intensive Program seeks to augment the education of future health practitioners by exposing them to real world healthcare situations, guiding them to become competent, compassionate healers in the future.
Who should Apply:
We are looking for committed and well-rounded college students in pre-health career and nursing programs who are interested in an intense hospital experience that will enrich both their current education and their professional future.
To participate in this program, students are required to commit to a minimum of eight consecutive weeks, twelve hours per week, Monday through Friday. This 96-hour requirement does not include shadowing, workshop, or required lecture hours.
How to Apply:
This is a highly competitive program and we have a limited amount of positions available. To be considered, begin by filling out an application below.
Make sure you highlight your interests and achievements in the notes section of the application. Interviews will take place as applications are received. If you are selected for an interview you will be required to submit a transcript and a resume.
Deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2013.
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge every applicant. Only those chosen for an interview will receive an email acknowledgement. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, and students will be notified in mid-April if they have been accepted to the program.
Please note: Research opportunities will be posted on our website in the spring. You may apply to only one of these programs. If you plan to apply for a research position, please do not apply for the Summer College Intensive Program.