The Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center offers several student internships each year. Internships are generally unpaid, but will provide academic credit hours based on the policies of your major department. It is the applicant's responsibility to research available courses and requirements to make certain our internships will count for their major. Our interns have the opportunity to work in a professional medical education environment on a wide array of projects, including: interdisciplinary health professional education, clinical assessment, clinical encounters, patient safety, and patient simulation.
Interns commit for both fall and spring semesters or for both summer sessions, depending on the project. We have a flexible working schedule, which is ideal for students' class and exam schedules. Departments in the undergraduate college that have supported our internships in the past for academic credit include: Biology, Career Services, and Public Health. Check with your department to determine if they have courses designed to allow internship credit.
Applications for our internships can be requested by emailing Dawn Duncan at email@example.com.
Click here for a listing of Current Internships.
Click here to see the video created by the 2011 internship.
Patient Safety Internship
We are now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.
What is the internship? The Patient Safety Internship is comprised of five separate programs within the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. Interns are selected from the undergraduate colleges and typically have an interest in applying to either medical or pharmacy school. Once accepted, interns will receive orientation and training for one or more of the programs offered. This internship extends through the end of the spring semester in 2013.
What are the benefits? Acceptance to the Patient Safety Internship provides the interns with opportunities to work directly with faculty and students from the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy as well as health care professionals in UNC Hospitals. Interns will be exposed to and actively participate in the medical field in and will have opportunities to learn procedures in our Patient Simulation Center.
How does the program work? Completed applications (below) must be turned in by 5:00pm on Friday, Nov. 2. School of Medicine faculty will select applicants into the program (preference will be given to students who are juniors or seniors planning to apply to a health professional school in the next 18-24 months). Interns will be required to attend up to 10 hours of training initially before staring the internship.
How do I apply? Interested applicants should complete the application below and submit it with a cover letter to Madelyn Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, November 2 at 5:00pm.
If you have questions regarding the Patient Safety Internship, contact Madelyn Welch (email@example.com) or Eric Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org). Madelyn and Eric serve as co-Chief Interns for the 2012-2013 academic year.