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Healthcare Exploration Program - Clinical Summer Shadowing Program

Undergraduate Medical Shadowing
Northwell Health Undergraduate Medical Summer Internship
DurationJune 7th – July 30th 2021
Location: North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
The Northwell Health Healthcare Exploration Program at North Shore University Hospital is designed to expose the undergraduate college student to various careers in the medical field. Through a balanced 8-week curriculum, students will encounter a broad range of clinical services at a quaternary care medical center. Based on the student’s interest, students spend time shadowing Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Advanced Care Providers in the following clinical areas: Neurosciences, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Services, Pediatrics/Neonatal ICU, Medicine, and Cancer Services. In addition to shadowing healthcare providers, students also have the opportunity to explore the medical education components of healthcare by attending Grand Rounds. While students do not provide direct patient care, they are encouraged throughout the process to ask questions, become engaged with the healthcare providers, and obtain their own mentor during their internship experience.
Application Deadline: Applications must be electronically submitted by January 24th, 2021
Application can be completed by clicking on the link below:
** Please be sure to attach your Fall 2020 official transcript. If you do not have your transcript at the time of application, please email it to Melissa Lefcort ( no later than February 12, 2021
Letter of Academic Reference should be submitted by clicking on the link below: 
Program Structure:
Rotations: During the eight weeks, students are exposed to healthcare providers at the patient’s bedside, in the operating room, procedural areas, during rehab, and the coordination of patient care. Students spend a week in each clinical area (Neurosciences, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Services, Pediatrics/Neonatal ICU, Cancer Services, and Medicine) observing patient care through the lens of many different providers.
Didactic Sessions: As part of the internship experience, students have the opportunity to attend Grand Rounds and other educational forums, as determined appropriate by the rotation leaders. In addition, students will be provided with Lunch & Learn sessions in which a Hospital Executive will provide the student with an important understanding of the basic elements of hospital administration, leadership, organizational dynamics, and expertise from their field of work.
In order to be considered for the program, your application must be completed with an official transcript, letter of academic reference written on official school letterhead, and a letter of intent.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
For further information about the program, please contact:
Lisa Breiman
Director, Volunteer Services
North Shore University Hospital
Phone: (516) 562-2376
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