Rural Summer Internship in Medicine

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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.

2023 Dates:

  • Information Sessions: January 11th @ 12:15 PM - Summer Opportunities Session for MS1's & February 2 @ 12:15 PM - Summer Internship in Medicine Informational Session
  • Application Period: February 13, 2023 - February 28, 2023 (Late applicants will be assigned sites after all the initial applicants have been placed)
  • Student Site placement Announced: April 19, 2023
  • SIM Program Timeframe: 2 weeks, June 26th - August 18th, 2023
  • 1 Week After your SIM Experience: Turn in your Reflection Essay and detailed site schedule
  • Debrief: September 2023 (exact date TBD)