Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Student Research Program, an eight-week undergraduate research program that takes place June 23-August 15, 2014. The program provides hands-on experience for college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine and exposes them to clinical research. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
Each year, 10-12 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 with Hawaii Pacific Health’s network of hospitals – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
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 of various specialties 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 260 students have completed the program. Recent program alumni have been admitted to medical and research programs at prestigious institutions nationwide, and several have returned home to practice in Hawaii.
Applications for the 2014 Summer Student Research Program are available online at
www.hawaiipacifichealth.org. Preference is given to Hawaii residents and students with a good academic record, a commitment to learning more about clinical research, and an interest in a career in medicine.
For more information about the Summer Student Research Program, call Hawaii Pacific Health Conference Services at (808) 522-3469.