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 (SCIP)

The Summer 2016 application is now closed. Applications for Summer 2017 will become available in January 2017.

Make the most of your summer.

The NYM Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources offers service and learning opportunities for students throughout the year. As a student in our Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP) you can gain hands-on patient care experience and exposure to unique educational opportunities that will further your understanding of healthcare. You will be an integral part of the healthcare team and will communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed to enhance care. In addition, you will augment your educational experience through exposure to real world healthcare situations, interacting with patients and staff members, shadowing physicians, completing reading assignments and attending health lectures.

There is an opportunity for a more extensive experience, with additional shifts available in the Resident Evaluation Program.

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, nursing or other health career programs.

Selection of Participants

Selection is based on academic record, previous volunteer experience, seriousness of purpose, and ability to communicate effectively both in writing and in interpersonal situations.

We would love to hear from you if you are: a committed and well-rounded college student in a health career or nursing program, interested in an intense hospital experience that will enrich both your current education and professional future, and compassionate

Minimum commitment:
The program runs for eight to ten consecutive weeks. SCIP volunteers must commit to giving 12 hours of patient care service each week, in addition to attendance at lectures and other experiences. Because this is a highly structured and scheduled program, students will not be granted any time off.
  • All participants will be required to attend one of two general orientations.
  • In addition, there are several other training sessions required for specific placements.
  • You must have accommodations in New York City to participate.
Times: Shifts will be scheduled seven days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and one shift must be on a weekday. Lectures will take place on weekday mornings. Shadowing opportunities will take place on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm.