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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Summer program for college students interested in medical career

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii Pacific Health, a nonprofit healthcare system and the state’s largest healthcare provider, is accepting applications for its eight-week 2010 Summer Student Research Program, June 21 to Aug. 13.

Since 1986, the program — an opportunity for a limited number of college undergraduates interested in a career in medicine — has provided participants with an introduction to the world of clinical research.
University students, eight to 10 who are competitively selected, receive hands-on experience and learn how clinical practice and research can be integrated into a medical career. Each student becomes a special member of a working research team, receiving guidance and mentorship from the principal investigator, usually a physician in the community.
Through the “Life Cycle of Research” curriculum, “Careers in Medicine” talks with physicians, visits to medical facilities, and optional activities, students learn about research design and methodology and get a flavor of the role of clinical research in the daily practice of medicine.
The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 28. To request an application, call the Hawaii Pacific Health conference services at 522-3469; applicants are encouraged to request a personal interview.