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Internships and Experiences

This list provides links to organizations and programs that provide internship, research and professional-growth opportunities. These programs are typically offered annually and deadlines apply.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)


Free full tuition, housing and meals for a six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Inside UCSF


The UCSF schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, and the Graduate Division invite students to attend our annual outreach program. "Inside UCSF" takes place each April. This exciting and informative event is free, and designed to give students an in-depth introduction to a specific health-science career path, a chance to meet current students and become inspired about future career possibilities.

UC Berkeley Opto-Camp


The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day "in residence" experience that gives participants the chance to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.

Center of Excellence on the Study of Health Disparities at UC Merced


The Center of Excellence for the Study of Health Disparities at UC Merced offers a unique program for sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors to work with UC Merced faculty members on projects focused on issues of health disparities in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

UCSF School of Medicine Admissions Workshop


Presentations on developing competitive applications, understanding the application process, "A Day in the Life of a Medical Student" and information about the UCSF School of Medicine post-baccalaureate program. Event is typically held every March.

UC Davis Pre-health Conference


The National AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Public Health Conference provides community college and university students with the information and skills necessary to succeed in medical school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with medical school deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty and staff members.

UCSF Pharmacy Information Days


This special program will help you discover pharmacy as a profession and learn about the training you need to succeed in this well-respected, highly-compensated healthcare field. You’ll learn about the unique role of pharmacists in healthcare, the many options for career specialization and the workforce demand for pharmacy professionals. Students and faculty members will share their insights on the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UCSF — the curriculum, admissions requirements and preparation for the field of pharmacy.

Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium


This symposium offers a valuable learning and networking opportunity for pre‐health students by presenting some of the many opportunities within the field of pharmacy and instilling a renewed sense of anticipation and excitement for the future of pharmacy. Through exposing students to the endless opportunities the field has to offer, NCPPS hopes to showcase the broad spectrum of possible careers pharmacists today can pursue.

Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP)



The Stanford Summer HCOP is six-week intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers in medicine. Participants must demonstrate that they have experienced educational or academic barriers to pursuing their education. This program targets premedical students who aspire to serve in the Bay Area as physicians.

Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Medical Mentorship Program (SUMMAMMP)


Program focuses on reaching out to disadvantaged pre-medical students at community and state colleges of the Bay Area. By providing one-on-one mentoring between Stanford medical students and pre-medical students, we hope to create a welcoming environment and help increase the number of disadvantaged students applying to and admitted to medical school.

Stanford School of Medicine Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education Conferences and Events


The Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education (COEDME) and Stanford School of Medicine sponsor and participate in several premedical student conferences and events for premedical students.