Other Enrichment & Research Programs

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Washington
SHPEP is an intensive 6-week summer program open to freshman and sophomore college students. Students from the Pacific Northwest region, community colleges and tribal colleges are especially encouraged to apply. The program offers students aca-demic and clinic experiences that expose them to medicine, public health and dentistry.
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Community Health Professions Academy

Center for Neurotechnology (HS)

Pharmacy STEP (HS)

Nursing Symposium (HS)

Genome Science (HS and Undergrad)

Fred Hutch Explorers program (HS and Undergrad)

Seattle Childrens Hospital Nurse Camp (HS)

Seattle Childrens Research (HS)

Seattle Childrens Research and Training Opportunities (HS and Undergrad)

UW-ENDURE (community college students)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential-learning program focused on the themes of biodiversity, food, climate, and water across urban and wild spaces.

Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM)
CCM is a pre-health organization striving to increase the number of under-represented minorities in healthcare and committed to improving the health outcomes of under-served minority populations in our community through education and activism. CCM is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Washington.

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
MAPS is a national association dedicated to helping undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds realize their potential in health care fields. MAPS provides its student members with opportunity to find mentors, and to promote enhanced health among minorities. MAPS at UW was established in 1999 and is a chapter of the national organization.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
SURP is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. In addition to completing a mentored research project, interns will participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for grad-uate/medical school. The program is affiliated with UW.

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program at UW Medicine
The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. Every year the department invites a group of talented and highly motivated students interested in Neurosci-ences to participate in the 8-week Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program. This consists of a lab placement, attendance at Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds, OR observations, Friday talks by faculty, and a final student Power Point presentation and graduation in front of family, friends and mentors.

INSIGHT Summer Research Program at Harborview Medical Center
HIPRC’s INSIGHT Research Program is an eight-week summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students, and a four week program for high school students. INSIGHT provides research experience and mentorship for undergraduate, graduate and first year medical students who are interested in injury research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with Uni-versity of Washington Medical School faculty and work alongside peers and health professionals from across the country.  The high school interns receive an introduction to medical and public health research, put it to practice, and apply that research to creating an injury prevention public health campaign.

Rural Immersion Institute of the North at the University of Alaska, Anchorage
The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) is a 3-week program that introduces healthcare students to the realities of providing care in rural Alaska. Students spend the beginning of the program in Anchorage, learning about Alaskan culture and meeting with healthcare professionals. The next 10 days are spent job-shadowing healthcare professionals in a rural community somewhere in the state. The program ends back in Anchorage, where students give a presentation outlining what they learned during the program.

Global Grizzlies with the University of Montana
University of Montana students of all majors are invited to participate in the Global Grizzlies, an ASUM student organization based in the Davidson Honors College. The purpose of this group is twofold: First, they strive to bring aid to developing countries of the world as humanitarian ambassadors from the University of Montana; second, they seek to gain experience outside the classroom by experiencing a new culture, language and country and gaining compassion for our world.

Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) Summer Research Program
This program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with scientists and to take part in workshop training sessions in ethics, communications, and scientific presentation skills designed to provide the undergraduate scientist with a solid foundation for graduate study.

The AAMC’s listing for Tomorrow’s Doctors
An amazing resource for searching out a variety of Summer Enrichment and Pipeline programs throughout the country.


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