HONOLULU — Hawaii Pacific Health is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Student Research Program.
The eight-week undergraduate program runs June 17-Aug. 9, and provides hands-on experience for college students interested in becoming physicians. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 15.
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 Hawaii Pacific Health’s system of medical centers — Kapiolani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox on Kauai.
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.
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 Hawaii.
Applications are available online at bit.ly/2TzX6SL.
Preference is given to students who are Hawaii residents.
Info: (808) 522-3469.