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Gaining Experience

Most health professional schools and programs would like you to demonstrate a commitment to helping others. Since the health professions are helping professions, all programs want to see students with a sustained dedication to service while interacting with healthcare professionals and patients. Here a few suggestions:

Internships/Research Opportunities:

  • Stem Cell Internship - California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Bridges to the Stem Cell Research Program is based at CSUSM, and in partnership with MiraCosta and San Diego Miramar College, is a 12-month internship program with host laboratories throughout the region. Application deadline typically occurs in February.
  • Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship Program
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute - a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical, dental,k and veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research, but who are not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program.

Volunteering:

Summer Programs: