Jan 16

10 Best Medical Research Opportunities

One of the best instruments for assisting a student in navigating their journey into the medical profession is experience with medical research. By providing students with practical experience and an early introduction to the challenges and rewards of their chosen field of study, it can give them a head start on their path toward college. Students have the chance to learn in a number of settings, including colleges, hospitals, clinics, and research facilities. They can also interact with professionals from the industry. In this post, we outline 10 excellent ways for high school students to get a head start in the medical sector.

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Here are 10 chances for high school students to participate in medical research:

  1. Summer Research Program at Stanford Institutes of Medicine

To carry out medical research, SIMR students team together with Stanford faculty and researchers. Students are assigned to a lab where they will receive one-on-one mentoring after choosing one of eight study fields. SIMR is an 8-week program that is open to current juniors and seniors and offers participants a $500 stipend.

Application costs are zero

  1. Summer Academy for Medical Immersion (MISA)

Students at MISA gain knowledge about the healthcare industry through practical research, skill development (including EKG, suturing, CPR, splinting, and vital signs), shadowing, mentoring, and clinical immersion. Additionally, they take part in VIP lunches with medical specialists, see patients and medical procedures, and participate in workshops and conversations with doctors about patient cases.

Students in grades 9 through 12 in high school are eligible for the five-day course. When applying, students must be at least 15 years old.

Application costs are $900

  1. Summer Research Program at the Simon Cancer Center of Indiana University

Participants in this six-week online program work 40 hours per week on assignments including laboratory research, database research, or clinical research under the supervision of mentors. On topics including applying for admission to graduate and professional programs of study, they also participate in weekly workshops and professional development sessions. Participants get a stipend from the program.

Application costs are zero

  1. Summer Internship in Child Health Research at Children’s Hospital Colorado

This internship is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. The University of Colorado’s Department of Pediatrics is the program’s host, offering rising high school seniors, college students, and first-year medical students the chance to collaborate with experts on child health research. The option of participating in a lecture research series will also be available to interns, who will then present their study at the conclusion of their internship. A $3,500 stipend is given to interns to aid with housing and travel costs.

Application costs are zero

  1. Magee-Womens Research Institute Summer Internship Program for High School Students

Juniors and seniors in high school can take part in basic, translational, or clinical scientific research at MWRI and Magee-Womens Hospital under the guidance of an investigator and their team during this four-week, 160-hour virtual internship. Additionally, interns participate in sessions where researchers discuss their individual experiences and viewpoints in the field of biomedical science. At the end of the program, interns will present their findings to the other participants as well as the instructors and staff of MWRI.

Application costs are zero

  1. Max Planck Internship at the Florida Institute of Neuroscience for High School

High school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about the anatomy, function, and development of the brain as well as the sophisticated imaging methods and technology used in neuroscience can apply for this six-week internship. By taking part in laboratory research, neuroscience interns have first-hand exposure with genetic engineering, microbiological preparations, histological labeling, and microscopy. At the conclusion of the internship, students will prepare a brief presentation and a scientific abstract.

Application costs are zero

  1. National Student Leadership Conference in Healthcare and Medicine

High school students can study about controversial medical topics, present-day healthcare difficulties, and cutting-edge scientific research in fields like cancer and HIV/AIDS through the NSLC. In addition to participating in diagnosis and treatment, students will learn medical examination and surgical techniques and conduct clinical research.

Application costs are $3695

  1. Stanford Medical Young Scientists Program

This five-week online program offers high school sophomores and juniors rigorous education in medical and health science, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with health experts, advice on college admissions, and mentoring. In addition, students will finish a college-level research project and gain knowledge of the medical industry.

Application costs are zero

  1. The Summer Science Internship Program of the Arthritis Foundation

The Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco are in charge of organizing this eight-week study project. Juniors and seniors in high school are eligible for the program. Selected students work under the supervision of accomplished professionals in premier research and clinical labs at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Students spend 40 hours a week engaged in either clinical epidemiological/translational (patient-focused) research or fundamental laboratory research. The program provides a stipend of $1500.

Application costs are zero

  1. National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program for High School Students (HS-SIP)

Students have the chance to do full-time biomedical research at NIH facilities while collaborating with well-known experts thanks to HS-SIP. To be considered, applicants must be juniors or seniors at the time of application and 17 years old when the program begins. The program lasts for 8 weeks and provides chosen students with a stipend of $2080 per month.

Application costs are zero

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