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AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

AAMC's ongoing list of undergraduate student research opportunities hosted by universities and medical institutions throughout the United States. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

Administrative Assistant for Direct Primary Care Medical Practice (HIV Prevention & Treatment and Gay Men’s Health) in Greenwich Village, NYCTitle

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming and providing incredible customer service to
our patients, taking charge of extremely detailed and confidential administrative tasks, and assisting
the doctor with the multifaceted challenges of the healthcare industry.

We are the first Direct Primary Care micropractice in NYC. The core value of our practice is the primacy
of the doctor-patient relationship. You will work closely with the doctor in this small, friendly,
human-centered medical practice.

We specialize in HIV prevention & treatment and Gay Men’s health. The doctor has previously
volunteered with Doctors Without Borders, and has teaching appointments at Columbia and NYU Medical
schools. Dr. Vitt has been named a Top Doctor in NYC for the past 7 years in a row.

The position will provide a great mentoring opportunity for those interested in the healthcare/mental health
professions (pre-med, post-bacc, pre-nursing, pre-PA, pre-therapist/psychology/social work, studying for
MCATs or USMLEs, etc.), and will be an excellent resume builder for medical school/graduate school.
You will have a chance to see the doctor-patient relationship up-close. Our previous employees
have all been successful in achieving admission to medical school.
We are interested in hiring a graduating senior or recent college graduate who will be taking a gap
year prior to attending/applying to medical school or other healthcare/mental health graduate
school programs.

For more information about the practice, please visit

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
● Provide incredible customer service to every patient
● Greet and welcome patients to the office
● Maintain absolute patient confidentiality and discretion in accordance with professional
expectations as well as HIPAA policy
● Answer phone calls, emails, questions, etc. in a prompt and polite manner
● Manage patient scheduling, onboard new patients, and manage new patient inquiries
● Handle payments accurately and responsibly
● Enter patient information and scan, update, and file medical records accurately
● Communicate with patients, pharmacies, laboratories and other offices under doctor’s guidance
● Assist patients with coordination of care and navigation of the healthcare bureaucracy
● Coordinate laboratory specimens for send-out
● Help maintain a clean, courteous, and professional working environment
● Organize and maintain supplies
● Assist with appropriate clinical matters when necessary
● Assist with website content and possibly small research/writing projects
● Possibly assist with phlebotomy (blood-drawing)
● Interest in Gay Men’s Health and HIV Treatment and Prevention
● Interest in the healthcare/mental health professions (e.g. pre-med, post-bacc, pre-nursing,
pre-PA, pre-therapist/psychology/social work, etc.)
● Recent undergraduate degree in any field
● Friendly and can-do attitude with patients and coworkers, and a great sense of humor
● Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
● Detail-oriented, a flexible and adaptable team player, and the ability to work in a continuously
evolving environment
● Computer/IT proficiency
● Follow COVID-19 infection control precautions
● Be immunized against standard communicable diseases (including but not limited to
COVID-19 and Influenza) before starting the job
● Opportunity to put your idealism into action by helping a historically medically underserved
● Resume-building opportunity to gain exposure to the healthcare profession
● Opportunity for pre-health mentoring
● Friendly and kind office environment
● Pay rate of $20 per hour or more, depending on candidate experience
● Paid time off
● Beautiful and historic Greenwich Village location
● Opportunity to study (MCAT/etc.) or work on professional school applications in the case
of occasional downtime

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to, and do not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, creed, gender/sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, military status, veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

  • Tracks: Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Job
  • Contact: Full-time hours Monday through Friday. This is not a part-time position or a remote position.
    Target start date is June 1, 2023. The applicant will commit for approximately one year.
    Please email a resume and cover letter to us at
    Apply right away if interested. The process is extremely competitive.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Athletico Rehab Aide Opportunity

Winnetka Athletico location is in need of several rehab aides due to most of our current aides heading back to college. 

The rehab aide position provides a very valuable experience for any pre-healthcare student. There is a significant amount of patient interaction which is what most of the aides love about their position. We currently have several Northwestern students working as aides and it is fun to cheer on the wildcats in support of our team! It is a paid, part time position.

Our hours are 7am-8pm M-Th, 7 am-6:30 pm friday so we have several shifts to fill those hours. The hours are very flexible. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Job
  • Contact: Anyone who is interested can email or apply on our Athletico website and search rehab aide Winnetka!

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)

An annual event held each spring that allows undergraduates from 6 leading Chicago area universities - University of Chicago, Loyola University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Chicago - to present their research results in a professional setting.

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Start: April 2021

Cleveland Clinic MOST Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic Foundations Clinical Post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort through April 30th! In partnership with Stanford University, the MOST Fellowship is a 12 month program designed to provide exceptional clinical experience and professional development to students while strengthening their applications to Medical school, PA school, and other health care programs. Students in our program act as a Medical Scribe in clinic with a Physician Mentor. The most recent MOST Fellowship cohort had an 88% acceptance rate into medical school. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Position Type: Volunteer

Clinical Research Coordinator

Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) was the world’s first pediatric center dedicated to the study of children with diseases of the autonomic nervous system. We are also the world’s leading referral center for several rare autonomic diseases. We are passionate about conducting innovative research to advance knowledge and improve care for our patients. 

We are looking for an outgoing, driven and dedicated individual who is passionate about improving care for pediatric patients. This is a fast-paced role, requiring strong interpersonal skills, computer skills, and a solid foundation in science, preferably with some knowledge of statistics. This is a clinical research role with extensive direct patient and family contact, requiring in-person work with potential for hybrid work in the future for the right candidate. It is anticipated that this individual will participate in and contribute broadly to development of scientific publications related to their daily work.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Job
  • Contact:

Clinicians - Advanced Dermatology

Full or part-time positions

Earn patient care hours for medical school and PA programs

24 months commitment to employment 

Connections for the Homeless Volunteer Opportunity

Connections for the Homeless in Evanston is offering volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students interested in the health professions.

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Volunteer

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright English Teaching Assistants strengthen English-language instruction in over eighty-five countries world-wide. Applicants may apply to one country. Host institutions range from elementary and secondary schools to university language departments. Some countries require host country language skills, others do not. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold an undergraduate degree by the time the fellowship begins. Undergrads apply just prior to their senior year for awards that begin shortly after graduation. Graduate students and alum are also eligible to apply. Awards are an academic year in length.


  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Paid Internship

Hands of Hope with Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program, a gap year opportunity for pre-med/pre-health students.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. For a complete description, visit the Hands of Hope program website. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Public Health
  • Position Type: Paid Internship
  • Contact: Darean Talmade 

Kellogg Paid Research Participation Opportunities

The Kellogg School of Management provides paid opportunities for Northwestern students or community members to participate in various aspects of the research and teaching processes. If you are interested in submitting your application for upcoming research assistant or teaching assistant opportunities, please take the following survey. The information you provide in your application will be kept confidential within the Kellogg School of Management and will be subject to the Kellogg School's privacy policy. When or if an opportunity arises that matches your experience, we will notify you from our email

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Job

MCAT Tutor Position

MedSchoolCoach, the nation’s leader in MCAT preparation, is actively seeking tutor candidates! We are looking for individuals who are bright, dynamic and engaging, preferably with teaching or tutoring experience (TA experience is great!). Candidates must have taken the MCAT within the past 3 years, and achieved a score of 130 or higher in at least two sections of the exam. Our pay is very competitive ($45.00 per hour, with opportunities for raises and bonuses) and scheduling is flexible. This is a fantastic job for students looking to earn some extra money while doing something rewarding and fun.

Medical Assistant

Our busy Medical and Surgical dermatology office in Skokie and Northbrook Illinois is searching for a full-time or part-time Medical Assistant to join our busy team!
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, compassionate, a team-player, patient-focused, and can multitask.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Position Type: Job

Medical Assistant/ Reception Position

 Medical Assistant/ Reception Position no experience needed as we will train The office is open 4 days a week. The hours are morning shifts as the office is not open in the late afternoon.  The hours are usually 7:30 -noon or 1. In the past 2 students usually split the 4 days but if one person would like 4 days that would be fine. It pays 20 an hour. The office is located in Winnetka at a Metra stop at Greenbay Road and Winnetka Ave. 

12-18 month  renewal  paid  position  for   medical assistant /front desk -reception in Winnetka Illinois 

Perfect for   pre- med student  or  post grad  in  gap  year 

No  experience necessary  as you will be trained in  obtaining  vital  signs, phlebotomy  , vaccine  administration  and  Electronic medical  record  use ( EPIC )

Students  who  have completed this  position  have  traditionally gone on  to  medical  school .

This is a part time  position   4 days a week  closed on  Wednesdays .  Hours are  7:30  am  until about  1-2   - earlier if work has been completed for the day 

Responsibilities will include 

-answering phone calls

-checking patients in and out and taking payment  if  needed 

-Using the  electronic medical record  to  initiate  refills for medications 

-rooming   patients including  use of electronic medical record to  enter  vitals  

-responding to emails /scanning  consult  letters 

-calling patients with  results 

-assisting  md with  in office  procedures 

-will train in  phlebotomy  and  vaccine administration if  interested 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Position Type: Internship
  • Contact:

Medical Assistant Job

We are a growing dermatology practice seeking a Dermatology Medical Assistant and Patient Ambassador to aid with patient care duties including scheduling appointments, escorting patients, documentation in the electronic medical record, and assisting in patient visits and dermatology surgical procedures (including dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, cutaneous reconstruction, laser procedures, and cosmetic dermatology procedures). In this vital role, a successful candidate will act as an ambassador of the practice to patients.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Position Type: Job

Medical Missionaries Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Global Health

Offers two recent college graduates planning on entering medical school the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Applications are accepted annually.

Medical Missionaries Volunteering

A non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization dedicated to providing health care to under-served communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental
  • Location: Various
  • Position Type: Volunteer
  • Start: Opportunities available on an ongoing basis
  • Contact:, (703)335-1800

Medical Student Pride Alliance Internship

Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) is seeking a pre-med intern to help continue work on the LGBTQ+ Equity Report Card. This project aims to assess equity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ students at various medical schools. This role will involve data collection, data analysis, and creating a summary report and requires a minimum commitment of 1 year. The ideal candidate is passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation in medicine and is comfortable working with remote teams. Please fill out the National Leadership Team Application if interested.

MSDCI National: Mentorship Program

This program is designed to make a 1:1 connection between a pre-med or medical student with disability and/or chronic illness ("mentees") with a current MSDCI medical student member ("mentors"). 

These mentor-mentee connections are being facilitated by MSDCI National. However, the exact nature of the mentor-mentee discussions will be up to you! We recognize that living with a chronic illness and/or disability comes with its unique set of experiences and challenges, and we aim to better support our community members through their journeys navigating medicine. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Position Type: Volunteer


The goal of our research group is to understand causes and advance novel, personalized
treatment approaches for fragile X syndrome and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Our
current laboratory and clinic-based research projects focus on human biomarker development
as well as increasing successful outcomes through clinical research and treatment in young
children, youth and adults impacted by fragile X and related disorders.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Job
  • Contact:

Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal (NURJ)

Northwestern research journal is dedicated to the publication of original undergraduate research in all disciplines, including the sciences and social sciences.

  • Tracks: All
  • Start: Taking submissions on an ongoing basis

Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT)

The Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT), directed by Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, provides health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels in order to prepare and enhance the next generation of scientists committed to research for improving minority health and reducing health disparities.

Trainees can focus their research and skill development in any aspect of interest that advances health equity, including but not limited to basic, translational, clinical, and population science. Research theme areas can include women’s health, cancer, health care quality and patient-centered outcomes (PCOR), chronic diseases, global health, mental health, etc.

This full-time training program is available for the following trainee levels:

  • Undergraduate (Juniors and seniors working towards a bachelor's degree)
  • Post-baccalaureate (individuals with a bachelor’s degree; can include people with or working toward a master's degree)
  • Predoctoral Scholars
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
Visit the NU-MHRT website to learn more about program eligibility, duration, anticipated deliverables, monthly stipends, exclusions, and application requirements for each of these trainee levels. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Start: Applications are accepted annually.
  • Contact: Samantha Alonis: 

PADlab - Summer 2023 RA Position

The Personality Across Development Lab is looking for research assistants for the 2023 Summer quarter. Dr. Tackett is researching personality development in various demographics as it pertains to externalizing disorders, self-regulation, personality disorders, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more. This opportunity would be great for those considering clinical work, medical school, graduate school, or Ph.D. research programs in the future. Please take a look at the flyer for more information on requirements and other lab details. If you're interested, please feel free to apply at our website with the link provided in the flyer by 5/26!


  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Volunteer

Part-time Medical Assistant 

Sheetal DeCaria MD is an interventional pain physician/anesthesiologist with a medical practice in Glenview. Dr. DeCaria is former faculty at University of Chicago and trained at Northwestern and University of Chicago. Her practice, Revitalize Medical Center, is looking for a compassionate, friendly individual to be a medical assistant to start immediately. Perfect opportunity for a pre-health student looking for a hands-on, paid position with excellent learning potential. One year of prior medical office experience is preferred but not required, as Dr. DeCaria is happy to train whomever comes on board. Job will include occasional front desk duties, such as answering phones, checking patient insurance, in addition to MA duties such as rooming patients, checking vital signs, scribe, taking patient history, discussing cases with the physician, and assisting Dr. DeCaria with X-Ray and ultrasound guided procedures. Competitive pay based on experience. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday from 8AM to 4PM and possibly additional Thursday hours if desired.  Great opportunity for gap years in school/training to gain experience, as well as mentorship and assistance throughout the application process. Multiple prior MAs in this role have successfully gone on to medical school. Paid vacation and sick days. Preference will be given to those taking two gap years. If with the company for a year, the employee will be eligible for additional benefits, including 401K with match

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

The IRTA program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the NIH. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Various U.S. cities
  • Start: No fixed start date

Research Assistants and Clinical Research Assistants Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York

Research Assistant positions will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2022. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD. The mission of Tisch MSRCNY is to find the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis through a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the fields of immunology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, and clinical translational research. The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

Open positions include (1) Laboratory Research Assistant and (2) Clinical Research Assistant. Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students who have recently completed their undergraduate education and seek a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Research Assistants work under the direct supervision of a principal investigator.

All research positions are full-time and in-person, not remote. Tisch MSRCNY follows strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all staff. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV (must include your GPA), and the names of three references to Please specify “Research Assistant Application” in the e-mail.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: New York City
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: Summer 2022
  • Contact:

Scribe America Part-time & Full-time Positions

The central role of the Medical Scribe is to relieve the physician of clerical or secretarial duties; thus, allowing the physician to focus more directly on clinical care. The scribe observes the physician during patient encounters and performs documentation on the physician’s behalf. Under the direction of the physician, they enter information into the patient’s electronic or written chart. At the physician’s request, the scribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. Additionally, within the EMR itself the scribe needs the ability to enter data into the chart on the physician’s behalf. All scribe-entered data is reviewed and authenticated by the physician. 

-Must have a high school diploma or GED. Experience in the medical field is preferred
-Computer and typing skills are required 
-Familiarity with medical knowledge preferred 
-A responsible and mature individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Position type: Entry-level. Part-Time, typically 2-3 shifts per week. Full-time, 4-5 shifts per week. Average shift is between 8-12 hours. Hours will vary depending on location and specialty.
Visit the ScribeAmerica website to view open positions in your area. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: No fixed start date

Somos Hermanos Gap Year Programs

Somos Hermanos programs are designed to equip participants with the language skills and cultural competency they need to provide high quality professional services to Latinos. Students are not required to have previous Spanish language experience before participating. The 5-month program is broken into three phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering and cultural activities. The program is open to anyone post undergraduate degree in the U.S. or Canada entering the health care profession (i.e. medical, nursing, therapist, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, public health, etc), entering the legal profession, social services, or education professions. For more information view the Somos Hermanos website. Applications are accepted annually. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Guatemala & Mexico

Stanford CARE Scholars Research Program

The CARE Scholars Program is a year-long virtual program to train the next generation of leaders in Asian and Global Health in precision medicine techniques.  The program is anchored by a 9-week summer data science research immersion for vulnerable populations and provides Scholars with opportunity to work with Stanford faculty, to grow as researchers and leaders, and to publish their research (2 papers expected per team).   

Leveraging Stanford’s unique ecosystem, Stanford CARE Scholars receive intense mentoring around research methods, participate in over 50 seminars, learn to network, work with our Implementation Science Fellows, and learn to ask and answer critical questions in precision medicine.  This highly successful program is entering its 5th year.

We are looking for exceptional students with diverse perspectives and a passion for health equity.

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Internship
  • Contact: Please contact our team with any questions at 

Student Caregiver Program

Below are the benefits students get from the opportunity:

- Paid caregiving positions providing real-world experience and skills development.

- An opportunity for students to contribute to solving a national healthcare crisis.

- A stepping stone for future success in healthcare professions, enhancing professional school acceptance rates.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Public Health
  • Position Type: Job

Summer Camp Opportunity EMT Certified Student

Summer camp opportunity for an EMT certified student. Northwestern Tennis Camp, Evanston campus, part-time, flexible hours. $25-$30 per hour. Need an EMT on site in case of an emergency. Camp is for kids aged 5-18. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Job
  • Contact: Contact Jennifer Lutgert if interested. 773-495-6608, or

The Northwestern Network Mentorship Program

The Northwestern Network Mentorship Program, managed by the Northwestern Alumni Association, matches Northwestern alumni with current undergraduates and other alumni to form mentoring relationships. Among the Northwestern alumni registered in the network are medical doctors and other healthcare professionals, and many of them are willing to have a mentee shadow them in their workplace. Sign-up is available year-round. 

The Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN)

We are excited to announce that the Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN) has been awarded a prestigious federal grant that will allow us to offer a number of scholarships for SPIN 2024. Based on this news, we will offer a priority application deadline for February 16th, 2024. This is one month prior to the general application deadline of March 16th, 2024. Submission of the application by the priority deadline is not required for consideration of the scholarships. However, this will allow us sufficient time for the special attention we need to consider applications for these positions. The scholarships are centered on the recruitment of outstanding and talented individuals who are also diverse in numerous ways, including but not limited to their educational, social, immigration, cultural, linguistic, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and in their life experiences

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Position Type: Volunteer

VEG Scribes: Job Opportunity for Pre-Veterinary Students!

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is revolutionizing the Veterinary Emergency experience. Our mission is to help people and their pets when they need it most. Emergency is our middle name. It’s all we do, so we do it best.

  • Tracks: Pre-Veterinary
  • Position Type: Job

Volunteer Opportunity for Pre-PT and Other Pre-Health Students

 NAPA is a pediatric therapy clinic located in Niles that offers intensive therapy programs along with weekly OT, PT, and ST services. We primarily treat children with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorders. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks around the clinic but are most needed to directly assist therapists during treatment session as an extra set of hands, or to support play during treatment sessions.

  • Tracks: Pre-Physical Therapy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Volunteer