The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to hospital and outpatient environments, as well as to specific areas of medicine such as surgery and clinical research. These experiences are designed to help students decide whether or not to pursue a career in medicine.Housing will be provided for all interns, as well as roundtrip travel to the hosting transplant center. A stipend will also be provided. The internship includes shadowing physicians on rounds in the hospital, observing and assisting in an outpatient/clinic facility, observing the coordination of a transplant, and scrubbing in during transplant and surgical operations. In addition, students will be able to visit the local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and HLA lab. Participants may also have the opportunity to do data collection for the transplant service or work on a clinical research project.
There is a strong preference for students currently in their junior year of college with a serious interest in medicine.