HONOLULU, HAWAII — Hawai‘i Pacific Health is accepting applications (due Feb. 27, 2012) for the eight-week 2012 Summer Student Research Program, which takes place June 18 to August 10, 2012. Ten to 12 university students, competitively selected, will be given an invaluable, hands-on introduction to the real world of medicine and clinical research.
2012 marks the 26th year of the program. Since 1986, this unique program partners the experience of conducting a clinical research study, with a structured medical curriculum highlighted by the “life cycle of research” course, “careers in medicine” talks with physicians, and visits to medical facilities and hospitals. Throughout the 8-week program, students are given the opportunity to pursue optional activities based on their individual areas of interest in medicine.
Each student becomes a special member of a working research team, receiving guidance and mentorship from the Principal Investigator (usually a physician in the community), and gets a flavor of the role of clinical research in the daily practice of medicine.
To date more than 260 students have participated and a high percentage have gone on to medical/research programs at prestigious institutions nationwide.
To request an application, call Hawai‘i Pacific Health Conference Services at 522-3469. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 27, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to request a personal interview.
Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a nonprofit health care system and the state’s largest health care provider, committed to providing the highest quality medical care and service to the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region through its four hospitals, 44 outpatient clinics and service sites, and more than 1,300 affiliated physicians. The system is anchored by its four nonprofit hospitals: Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. They have leading strategic initiatives in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care and bone and joint services. Hawai‘i Pacific Health ranks among the top 3.8 percent of hospitals nationwide in the adoption of electronic medical records, with system-wide implementation that allows its hospitals and physicians to offer integrated, coordinated care throughout the state.
Submitted by Shawn Nakamoto – Learn more at: http://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org