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Health Scholars Internship Program

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Internship Opportunities for Minority Students Interested in a Career in Medicine

University Hospitals Health Scholars is supported by UH through its Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI). The program helps minoritized students understand health and healthcare and allows them to engage in different healthcare fields. It is a continuous 5- year program to build on the students' existing talents, skills, and gifts and prepare them for healthcare careers beyond high school. Health Scholars are nurtured with the thoughtful support of UH clinicians and partners. Students receive guidance in applying to college and support developing a career plan and staying on that plan. Our ultimate goal is that they become healthcare professionals in the Cleveland area, where they grew up.

Scholars learn:

  • Approaches to problem solving, critical thinking, executive functioning, and social and emotional skills necessary for success
  • Themes linking health to their school science courses
  • Current events and medicine
  • Best practices and strategies to address social determinants of health
  • Standardized testing skills and prep
  • Writing support

Scholars also engage in:

  • Shadowing physicians
  • Creating community health projects
  • Science Fair
  • Field trips
  • Labs
  • Creative writing opportunities
  • Journal and book clubs

Learn More

For more information, please contact the UH Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at CEDI@UHHospitals.org.