Applications for the summer 2016 Research and Clinical Externship are no longer being accepted. Please check back in the spring of 2017 to apply for our next summer program. Students who applied for this year’s externship will be notified of acceptance by May 20, 2016. After this date the details of the clinical and lab rotations will be provided.
High school and college students, here’s your chance to spend part of your summer at UT Health Northeast learning about science while getting hands-on experience with top researchers.
The primary goal of this program is to provide a stimulating hands-on experience in scientific research as well as direct observation of professionals in health care. This will integrate the theoretical knowledge students have gained in biology, chemistry and physics with their practical implications.
Skills and techniques a student may learn include biochemical assays, molecular biology techniques, starting cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, electrophysiology, light and electron microscopy.
Students will rotate through a wide range of Clinical Departments which include radiology, clinical nutrition, pharmacy, cardiac cath lab, respiratory therapy, sleep lab, physical and occupational therapy. The extern will shadow accompanying physicians, as they take care of patients.
Students will generally rotate 2 days of the week for clinical rotations and 3 days for lab sessions. Externs report to the program each morning at 8:30 a.m., at which point participants will sign in, then go to designated areas, attend any noon conferences, and may sign out at 4:00 PM (earlier or later per supervisor agreement).
Applicant must be 16 years or older by June 6th and must have completed at least two year of high school (beginning juniors, seniors, seniors/incoming college freshman) or college undergraduate students. Externs should have good academic standing and be interested in biomedical science related careers.
High school/college students over 16 years of age who have a goal of engaging medical science careers (MD, PhD, or related health fields). Participants will be selected by competitive review of applications. Preference will be given to new participants who have not previously been admitted to the program.
The cost of participation in the program is $250, exclusive of whether the participant completed the program or not. Scholarships are available and predicated on demonstrated need.