Theresa Geraci,
Summer College Intern
“My favorite aspect about volunteering is building trustworthy and personal relationships with the patients, as well as the nurses and physicians, while being able to help each and every one of them.”


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Summer College Intensive Program
(Currently Full)

We are no longer accepting applications for this 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. Our Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP) offers hands on patient care experience as well as unique educational opportunities.

Our Mission
We will develop a dynamic team of summer college students who communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed. Our students support the quality of care patients receive and become an integrated part of the health care team. In addition, this program is designed 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.

Selection of Participants

Students will be selected based on academic record, previous volunteer experiences, seriousness of purpose and ability to communicate effectively. In this respect, the written information on the application form and the personal interview will be taken into consideration.

Duration of the Program
The Program begins July 1st and runs for eight to ten consecutive weeks. SCIP Volunteers must commit to giving 12 hours of patient care service per week. Because this is a highly structured and scheduled program, students will not be granted time off during its duration.

SCIP Activities

  • Direct interaction with patients and professional staff, 12 hours per week

  • Shadowing opportunities with physicians and other health care professionals

  • Selected reading assignments with written responses required

  • Attendance at lectures by health practitioners designed specifically for our SCIP group

Practitioners who have shared their expertise with our students in the past include specialists in neurosurgery, pediatrics, cardiology, gerontology, neonatology and dermatology.

After fulfilling the requirements, students are eligible for a letter of completion and recommendation that can be used to enhance applications for medical, physician assistant, or nursing programs.

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 12 hours per week for a minimum of eight to ten consecutive weeks. The program provides placements seven days a week from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. In addition, students will shadow health professionals, attend lectures and complete writing assignments.

How to Apply

This is a highly competitive program and limited positions are available. To be considered, begin by filling out the application below.

SCIP 2014 Application

Make sure you highlight your interests and achievements in the "About you" section of the application. Interviews will take place at the Hospital. If you are selected for an interview you will be required to bring a transcript and resume.

Deadline for applications is Monday, March 3, 2014.
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 early April if they have been accepted to the program.