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:
- 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.