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:

  • Students have completed their SIM experiences for 2019
  • Debrief: September 2019 (exact date TBD)

2020 Dates:

  • Information Session - Duluth: February 2020 (exact date TBD)
  • Information Session - Twin Cities: February 2020 (exact date TBD)
  • Application Period: February 2020 - March 2020 (exact date TBD)
  • Student Site placement Announced: April 2020
  • SIM Program Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (minimum 2 weeks), June-August 2020
  • Debrief: September 2020 (exact date TBD)
CONTACT Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP)

A-675 Mayo Memorial Building
Email: rpapumn@umn.edu

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