Student Summer Internship

Reading Hospital offers a six-week internship in our Academic Affairs, Bariatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology departments.

We have seven internships available – each intern will be based in Academic Affairs, Bariatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics/Gynecology and will spend half of their time in research and half as clinical observers. If you have a preference, please specify it in your personal statement.

Internship Dates: June 8 to July 17, 2020

The program is restricted to those students who are either pre-med students completing their junior or senior year of college or medical students completing their first year of training.

What does the six-week program include?

  • Development of a mentoring relationship with a teaching faculty member
  • Exposure to clinical environments in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Introduction to important concepts involving the doctor/patient relationship
  • Introduction to the basic aspects of clinical epidemiology
  • Opportunity to explore physiology and pathophysiology in one area of medicine
  • Participation in a research project which may eventually lead to manuscript preparation

Daily activities will include observation of clinical care, a research project, didactic programs and assigned readings. At the end of the six-week program, the student will be expected to create a PowerPoint presentation outlining their research project and also an abstract.

The student will receive a stipend of $2,000 at the end of the internship and free parking will be provided.

How to Apply

Please submit your documents in a PDF format and it should be in the following order:

  • Complete Summer Internship Application [PDF]
  • Personal Statement – Aptitude in medicine and a description of benefits expected to be gained from the program. Please include your name and limit to one page.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts – Official or unofficial college transcript(s)

Candidates are required to submit a completed background check form a week after they receive it from our office.

Forward COMPLETED PDF packet to Evangelina Cruz by email at evangelina.cruz@towerhealth.org.

Application submission will be open on January 1, 2020.

Application deadline will be on March 13, 2020.