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2020 Research Intern — Cardiovascular Clinical Research

Program Overview
Be a part of an exceptional 12-week cardiovascular clinical research internship designed for undergraduate students who are pre-med or planning a career in medicine. During this unique educational experience you will be paired with a physician mentor who is actively engaged as a clinician and researcher at a nationally recognized hospital. In addition to being involved in groundbreaking cardiovascular research you will have the opportunity to:
o  Shadow a physician mentor in hospital rounds, watch procedures and listen as care teams discuss cases.
o  Observe an open heart procedure.
o  Attend case conferences where cross-functional care teams discuss difficult cases.
o  Shadow cardiovascular nurses in the ICU and post-surgical care area.
o  Observe leading-edge cardiovascular diagnostic services.
o  Reflect on your career options while hearing physicians’ candid stories of career journeys and passions during lunch and learns.
o  Participate in interactive medical device industry tours and a hands-on tour of cardiovascular specimens at a nationally renowned heart registry.

At the conclusion of the internship, you will showcase your research work at an open house and poster session. Many projects result in the intern having the opportunity to be an author on an article published in a national scientific journal. As well, some interns have the opportunity to present their work at a national cardiovascular conference.

Location: On the campus of the flagship hospital of Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Program dates: May 27-August 14, 2020

Compensation: A $420 per week (less taxes) stipend paid bi-weekly to assist with expenses. We are not able to offer housing support.
  • Undergraduate or recent graduate from a four-year college. Preference will be given to those who have completed their junior year by the start of the research internship. Strong applicants who have completed their sophomore year, just graduated from college or are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate pre-med program will also be considered.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited degree program.
  • GPA of 3.60 or above.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status (be able to provide proof of employability through completion of the I-9 Form). The program welcomes students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.
  • Must be able to complete 8-12 hours of independent, online CITI training (basic training required to participate in human subjects/clinical research) by April 30.
  • Available to participate full-time (at least 40 hours per week) in the internship May 27 through August 14, 2020.