University of Southern California

Keck summer opportunities

Kaiser – Introduction to Integrated Health Care: Virtual Summer Program for Rising 2nd-year medical students

Students will receive weekly live virtual sessions and meet The Permanente Medical Group physicians from various clinical settings: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and several others.

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Gehr Student Innovator Awards

A summer fellowship program for health professional students to develop a mentored health care quality improvement or health services research project on the USC Keck Medical School campus. Students will also receive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and meet healthcare leaders in the Los Angeles community who are involved in patient improvement and systems change. (6 weeks in summer $3K stipend)

Breman fellowship 

“…to deepen students’ appreciation of how best to address health problems in developing countries. The fellowship supports students interested in global health and public service careers by funding field, clinical or laboratory research experience in a foreign country.”

(applications close in March)

Other summer opportunities

Gold Student Summer Fellowships  

offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become a relationship-centered physician, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. We are particularly interested in projects that encourage collegial and interprofessional teamwork, are creative, and designed and implemented by students, and, will encourage a lasting or systemic change.

(Applications close early March)

SIMS (Summer Institute for Medical Students- Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation) (apply by early March)

Learn about addiction treatment for substance use disorders directly from clinicians, patients and families in this immersive, week-long educational program. Often described by participants as “a life-changing experience,” the Summer Institute for Medical Students program provides an inside look at the dynamics of addiction and the process of healing. By shadowing addiction treatment patients and family program participants, you will gain extraordinary insight into the dynamics of addiction and the process of healing

(applications close late February/early March)

NYU Fellowships for Underrepresented Minority Students in Medicine 

We encourage underrepresented minorities who are interested in Emergency Medicine, currently in their first year of medical school, to apply to our 5-week (typically in July) Summer Fellowship. We are offering 5 funded positions, including housing and a stipend, to support medical students who are underrepresented minorities interested in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Leadership Opportunities

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute
The Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute is a year-long leadership development program for medical students or family medicine residents. This highly competitive program accepts 30 Scholars who each receive a $1,000 award to help with the cost of attending National Conference, as well as two days of intensive leadership training.  Deadline: March 1, 2022
Learn More and Apply Here