Internships for the medical field!?
I am currently a sophomore in high school and I wanted to know how I could possibly find an opportunity to shadow or get an internship to the medical field? What are some places I could go to especially with corona right now? Thank you!!
Earn karma by helping others:
That is a very good question! Personally, in my community the local hospitals have put shadowing and volunteering on hold without an estimated time of things resuming. I would definitely try contacting local speciality offices rather than hospitals since things might be more risky in a larger facility. I would also consider doing virtual shadowing to completely eliminate the risk of covid. https://www.clinicalshadowing.com/ this is a good website to start with to just explore and figure out if virtual shadowing is something that might interest you and if it does I would refer to the following website seek out more shadowing opportunities: https://www.savvypremed.com/blog/which-virtual-medical-shadowing-opportunities-are-the-best
Hope this helps :)
I'm a current junior and I've been having this same issue for a while now. Where I live, there are not too many opportunities to get experience in the medical field during high school but it's about taking advantage of the opportunities at hand. The easiest way to shadow is to reach out to various hospitals in your area and ask either their volunteering department or reach out to a specific physician that you're interested in shadowing. I would recommend reaching out to teaching/academic hospitals because they usually have a lot more experience with people coming to shadow such as medical students and future residents. You can also do a simple Google search for possible biology, chemistry, or health science internships in your area. Being proactive and willing to research on your own is really important and can aid you in making opportunities for yourself. I hope this helps!
To keep this community safe and supportive:
- Be kind and respectful!
- Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
- Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!