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. See this flyer for additional information and highlights for the 2024 year.

2024 Dates:

  • Information Sessions: 
    • January 10, 2024 @ 12:15 PM - Summer Opportunities Session for MS1's 
    • February 1, 2024 @ 12:15 PM - Summer Internship in Medicine Info Lunch Session
  • Application Period: February 12, 2024 - February 29, 2024 (Late applicants will be assigned sites after all the initial applicants have been placed)
  • Student Site placement Announced: April 17, 2024
  • SIM Program Timeframe: 2 weeks, July 1 - August 23, 2024
  • 1 Week After your SIM Experience: All Required SIM Assignments are due 
  • Debrief: September 2024 (exact date TBD)