AKRON, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital is looking for student scholars to fill its 2020 Summer Pediatric Scholars program, which is a 10-week program for college sophomores and juniors considering careers in the health care profession.
Hosted by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, the program will begin in early June and students will have to commit to working at least 24 hours per week at the hospital on their research study.
A paid scholarship will be given as a stipend to the students. Participants are responsible for their own housing and accommodations.
Each student will be paired with an experienced clinical investigator who mentors the student while conducting research on a specific clinical project, which could range from ways to improve the healthcare experience for patients to evaluating the effectiveness of a clinical intervention.
Students will also have opportunities to shadow clinical teams in various hospital departments such as the neonatal intensive care unit to sports medicine. Each Wednesday, students will come together in a class to learn about research methods, biostatistics and pediatric healthcare opportunities.
At the conclusion of the program, students will present their findings to peers, mentors, hospital staff and family members.
The application requires two reference letters, essays and a resume. Previous formal research experience is not required.
Applications are accepted through Nov. 8. More on the application process here.