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Hot Summer Research Programs For Pre-Meds (Summer 2023)

Get a job that's an education – and help get yourself into medical school

Find a summer internship in medicine! Research experience on your med school application is critical. Look into these programs while opportunities last.

A great way to boost your CV is by doing summer research programs. Plus, you can gain more experiences to talk about during med-school interviews. And you may even earn some money to pay off your student loans.

Since research is so critical to medicine overall, it is good for premeds to get early exposure to research.  Although some of these research programs are more suited for those who are interested in pursuing PhD’s, they are also extremely beneficial for premeds, especially those who are interested in MD/Ph.D.

From a medical school admissions perspective, having research shows great initiative, and an ability to perform high-level hypothesis-driven academic endeavors. The AAMC, who run the AMCAS application, also has a database for clinical experiences, so be sure to check that out as well.

Below you’ll find a compiled list of schools offering summer internship programs, but you may be wondering.

How did I come up with this list?

Throughout my continuous search of the net, I specifically looked for summer internship programs from reputable schools. I searched various websites and took only the best of the best summer research programs. I also searched for programs that would give pre-med students valuable insight into the field of medicine. So without further ado, scour which program suits you best and begin applying today!

Top Summer Research Programs for Premeds

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Baylor College of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

University of California, Berkeley

California Institute of Technology

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, San Francisco

The University of Chicago

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Columbia University

Drexel University College of Medicine

Duke University

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Nortthwell Health

Harvard University

John Hopkins University

Keck Graduate Institute

The Leadership Alliance

Stanford University

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Washington University in St. Louis

Yale University

Available for Pre-Meds at Any University

  •  Global Medical Brigades – Pre-med students have a unique opportunity to gain both clinical experience and conduct research in underserved communities internationally, like Panama, enhancing their medical school applications.

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Yaseen Elhag

My name is Yaseen Elhag. I hold a bachelor's in Health Science and I have aspirations of becoming a physician. I have a deep passion for eliminating healthcare disparities. Some of my hobbies include Mixed Martial Arts, traveling, and playing chess!

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