UAMS Accepting Applications For Student Health Care Summer Programs

By Kalee Sexton

The Summer Research Internship is geared toward rising high school juniors and seniors, and college students. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in research and health care will have the opportunity to conduct science-based research. Students will have an in-person experience conducting research of their interest with an assigned mentor. Stipends will be distributed to students who participate. The application deadline is March 18, and the internship runs from May 23 to July 29.

The Pre-Health Scholars Program is open to rising college freshman and sophomores. Students will learn about medical and public health interventions and innovations, collaborate with leaders in the health care industry and be exposed to cutting-edge technology currently used in professional training and laboratory experiments. It will include simulated clinical experiences, a culinary medicine module, a medical interventions module and more. Students will receive a stipend at the end of the program. It is available in Pine Bluff, Jonesboro and El Dorado. The application deadline is March 11, and the program runs from June 6 to July 1.

The Pre-Medical Summer Scholars program, which is geared toward rising college juniors and seniors, will help prepare participants for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and allow them to participate in problem-based intensive workshops. Students will have access to individual counseling, guest speakers and personal development workshops. Physician and medical research shadowing will be available during the program as well. Students will also receive a stipend at the end of the program. Applications will be accepted through March 11, and the program runs from June 6 to July 29.

To see program requirements and apply, visit https://ddei.uams.edu/outreach-programs/.

For more information, contact Gabrielle Bullard, the Outreach Programs Coordinator, at GIBullard@uams.edu.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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