Applications Available for 2019 Summer Student Research Program
Hawai‘i Pacific Health is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Student Research Program. The eight-week undergraduate program runs June 17 to Aug. 9, 2019, and provides hands-on experience for college students interested in becoming physicians. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
Each year, 12 students are chosen to participate in the program through a competitive selection process. Each student becomes a special member of a research team, receiving guidance and mentorship from a physician affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s system of medical centers – Kapi‘olani, Pali Momi, Straub, and Wilcox on Kaua‘i.
Students learn about medical research design and methodology, as well as the role of clinical research in the practice of medicine. They are introduced to physicians who specialize in different areas of medicine and participate in visits to various medical facilities. They also have the opportunity to pursue optional activities, such as shadowing physicians and observing surgeries, based on their individual areas of interest in medicine.
The Summer Student Research Program was established in 1986. To date, more than 325 students have completed the program. Recent program alumni have been accepted to medical and research programs at prestigious institutions nationwide, and several have returned home to practice in Hawai‘i.
Applications for the 2019 Summer Student Research Program are available online at HawaiiPacificHealth.org/StudentResearch. Preference is given to students who are Hawai‘i residents. Applicants must have a good academic record, a commitment to learning more about clinical research, and an interest in a career as a physician. All of the items required in the application must be postmarked or hand delivered to Hawai‘i Pacific Health Conference Services on or before Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
For more information about the Summer Student Research Program, call Hawai‘i Pacific Health Conference Services at 808-522-3469.