There are numerous hospitals and health care facilities within a short radius of campus where students can find opportunities for clinical experiences. Here is a sampling of possible places to volunteer.
|Program||Location||Contact /Website Info|
|Abington Hospital Summer Premedical Volunteer Program||Abington, PA||http://www.abingtonhealth.org/JoinOurTeam/volunteer/pre-med-volunteering/|
|Bryn Mawr Hospital||Bryn Mawr, PA||contact the Volunteer Department at 610-526-3058|
|Einstein Medical Center||Elkins Park, PA||http://www.einstein.edu/volunteer/|
|Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)||Philadelphia, PA||http://www.chop.edu/about-us/college-volunteer-program|
|Cooper University Hospital – Academic Associates Program||Camden, NJ||Each fall, spring, and summer, Cooper offers an Academic Associates Program that allows students to recruit qualified patients for various clinical studies. This program requires one 7-hour shift per week.
For more details, go to this site - http://www.cooperhealth.edu/residencies/emergency-medicine/academic-associate-program-aap
You can also email the Program Director Dr. Christopher Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)||Philadelphia, PA||http://www.pennmedicine.org/hospital-university-pennsylvania/volunteer-programs/premed-program|
|Inglis House – wheelchair-bound patients of various ages||Philadelphia, PA
1 mi from campus
|Jefferson Hospital||Philadelphia, PA||http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/volunteer-services/requirements/
|Lankenau Hospital Volunteer Program||Wynnewood, PA
1 mi from campus
|Email Campus Ministry Weekly Service at email@example.com information about this service site|
|St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children||Philadelphia, PA||http://www.stchristophershospital.com/volunteering|
There are several good websites that list summer internships and research opportunities. Here are a few resources to consult for more information about these summer programs.
- Association of American Medical Colleges – database of summer opportunities by state and type
- SJU Summer Scholars Program
- Enrichment Programs by State –
- Gateway to Dentistry Program – This is a 2-week interactive program that offers students exposure to the various aspects of the practice of dentistry based at the New Jersey Dental School in Newark, New Jersey.
- National Institute of Health – summer internships in biomedical research