Summer Internship in Medicine (SIM)

Program Description

The Summer Internship in Medicine (SIM) course is an elective experience offered to students during the summer between their first and second year of medical school. The course is offered through the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. Duluth and Twin Cities medical students are immersed into a community to experience life as a rural health professional. Students placed in the community participate in clinical medicine, hospital medicine, interprofessional patient care, community health system support, and community activities. The SIM experience is two to four weeks in length with a two-week minimum. Longer experiences may be possible and are site specific. This program is helpful in formulating clinical confidence, reinforcing rural practice choice, assisting in career decision making, as well as providing an opportunity for future recruitment.

2019 Dates:

Information Session - Duluth: February 12, 2019 at noon
Information Session - Twin Cities:
February 22, 2019 from 12:15-1:15pm in Phillips-Wagansteen 2-470 (session will be recorded)
Application Period: February 22, 2019 - March 8, 2019
Student Site placement Announced: April 1, 2019
SIM Program Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (minimum 2 weeks), June-August 2019
Debrief: September 2019 (exact date TBD)


CONTACT Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP)

A-675 Mayo Memorial Building

Phone: 612-624-3111
Fax: 612-624-2613