Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

            There are many opportunities for 10-12 week summer research programs for undergraduates throughout the country.  The AAMC keeps a list that can be found here:  https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html

Note that this list may not be comprehensive- there are some schools that have programs not listed here.  This will take some research to do on your own.  If you know of a place that you would like to work in the summer, and it is not listed here, then go to the school's website and search for summer undergraduate research opportunities.  It may take some “digging” but if they have a program then you should be able to find it!

Listed below are programs that have directly sent us links to their programs and advertised them.  Not all schools do this. The list from the AAMC shown above is a great place to start!


Eastern Virginia Medical School

November 4, 2011

EVMS is the only program in the country that offers a Graduate Certificate to qualified applicants in the
specialized area of surgical assisting. Individuals from their program post scores higher than the national
average on the national certification exam, and for the past eight years, 100% of their graduates have
passed the national certification exam on their first attempt.

Admissions Requirements:

EVMS is seeking candidates for their graduate certificate program with baccalaureate degrees in biology,
chemistry, nursing, exercise science or allied health, as well as candidates with degrees in other fields of
study, provided that they have completed the program prerequisites required. Candidates must have a
cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (B-) or better.

For more information go to:

http://www.evms.edu/evms-school-of-health-professions/surgical-assistant.html