Programs for Experience

AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs

If you are looking for a summer program in medicine, start here.  The Associate of American Medical Colleges provides a comprehensive list of summer programs offered by distinguished medical colleges and universities across the country. 

APEX Summer Residential Program at University of South Carolina

The Application Preparation EXtreme (APEX) summer residential camp is an intensive five-day program designed to assist upper-class pre-med students prepare for their med school application. The program includes a human cadaver dissection, shadowing in the hospitals, personal statement workshop, interview skills practice and two simulated med school interviews for each participant. This opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to showcase their abilities, skills, and motivation throughout the application process to med school. One must have sixty hours of earned college credit to attend.

NAAHP Summer Opportunities for Minority and Disadvantaged Students

NAAHP maintains a list of clinical and research opportunities for minority and disadvantaged students.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Clinical Internship Program

Participants will have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty members at the medical facilities in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Distinguished faculty from a variety of specialties will host students. Students will be paired with faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Students are encouraged to keep the hours of the clinicians in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences. Students will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Students will make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty preceptors.

Stonehill Programs:

  • Biology Department's Internship Website
    The Biology Department's website provides examples of Stonehill students’ past internship and shadowing experiences.   You can also contact Professor Barry, the internship coordinator in the Biology Department by phone or email.

  • H.O.P.E. Alternative Spring Break
    Campus Ministry’s H.O.P.E. alternative Spring Break program provides Stonehill students with an opportunity to perform service abroad. 

  • Into the Streets
    Into the Streets is an opportunity to get outside the walls of Stonehill College to help those in need in the local community.  The Into the Streets website provides a list of local off-campus service organizations.

  • Office of Career Services
    The Career Services website provides access to the Career Services online internship/job database, Career Connection, and information on how to receive academic credit for internships.

  • SURE Program
    The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience, or SURE, is an opportunity for Stonehill students to perform significant, publishable full time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty member.  All SURE Scholars and faculty mentors receive a stipend for an eight or ten-week full time summer session.  Applications for the summer program are made jointly by the student and the faculty mentor and are due at the beginning of December for the upcoming summer.

Summer Course in Human Anatomy at Johns Hopkins University

The course is team-taught by the same faculty who teach anatomy to the first year medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, together with graduate student teaching assistants from the same department. Each faculty member has more than 20 years of experience teaching anatomy, and also participates in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution within the Medical School.  This four week course meets for four hours each day, five days a week. It is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. A regional approach will be employed, beginning with the thorax and abdomen, continuing with the limbs, and ending with the head and neck. Lectures on each topic will be given in the morning, followed by prosection demonstrations (i.e., dissections prepared by departmental staff and presented to students) on human cadavers in the afternoon. Course materials will also involve hands-on work with human bones, various imaging modalities (e.g., radiographs, CT scans), and computer programs. Student performance will be evaluated by both written and practical (cadaver-based) exams. To allow individualized instruction, the course is limited in enrollment.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who are interested in a career in medicine or dentistry.  The program is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the AAMC and the American Dental Education Association.  This program focuses on students who are in underrepresented populations within health-care.  The application deadline is March first, but early application is strongly encouraged.

 Summer Surgery Experience at University of Cincinnati

The Summer Surgery Experience is a ten-day intensive experience for college students who want to learn more about surgery through lectures, observation, and hands-on experience.  During this program, SSE students are given special access to areas rarely visited by undergraduates and are exposed to new innovative technical developments in surgery.

 Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program at the UMass Medical School

The College Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a tuition-free four-week residential program for undergraduate sophomores and juniors interested in entering the health professions. The goals of the program are to help participants improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional, graduate and/or medical school.  The program includes enrichment activities to enhance participants’ academic and communication skills.  Sessions include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions and financing professional school. Seminars on biomedical research and cultural contemporary health issues are also provided. Additionally, the SEP offers participants the opportunity to interact with medical students, scientists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.  Upon successful completion of the program, each participant is awarded a Certificate of Achievement.


Volunteer Opportunities in the Boston Area

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Volunteer Services
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 667-3026
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)
729 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 414-7779
Boston Medical center (BMC)
Volunteer Services
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 414-5122
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Office for Sponsored Staff and Volunteer Services
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-5500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Volunteer Services
44 Binney Street G140
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 632-3308
Faulkner Hospital
Volunteer Services
1153 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 983-7424
Massachusetts General Hospital
Volunteer Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 724-1755
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Community Service
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 371-1800
Rosie’s Place
Volunteer Services
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-9322
The Sharewood Project
The First Church of Malden
184 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 324-8991
South Boston Community Health Center
409 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-7500
South End Community Health Center
1601 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 425-2000
St. Francis House
Volunteer Services
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 654-1212
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Volunteer Services
750 Washington Street
Tufts-NEMC #069
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-1377
United South End Settlements (USES)
Volunteer Services
566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 375-8146