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MEDICINE INTERNSHIPS

"We judge well the thing we know."

–Aristotle

  • Encompassing a range of medical topics our online research internships in medicine provide students with the unique opportunity to work jointly with a world-leading medical expert. On your internship you will advance the boundaries of knowledge in healthcare, and coauthor an original research paper in collaboration with other student colleagues and under the guidance of your expert mentor. 

  • Deepen your understanding of medicine while acquiring practical research skills and hands-on experience into what it is like to undertake advanced study in the field. Become a published author when you submit your completed research paper to our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly publication.

  • World Scholars Academy medical internship programs are an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your unique talents, substantiate your commitment to excellence, and individuate yourself from peers so you can stand out when applying to top universities.

WORLD MEDICINE

INTERNSHIPS

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World Scholars Academy medicine internships for ages 15-18 explore cutting-edge issues in healthcare including; nutrition, the mind-body connection, epidemiology, and neurochemistry. On the internship you will work with fellow World Scholars to research and coauthor a state-of-the-art medical paper on your topic with the close support of your mentor, a world-leading medical expert. 

 

During your internship you will learn specialist research techniques, survey the extant literature of the discipline, and conduct original research on your topic. You will contribute your own ideas to the project's successful completion, and will build technical skills and practical know-how to excel in the medical field. Your final paper will be reviewed by your mentor and submitted to either our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly medical publication.

 

Internships take place on either Saturday or Sunday over four weeks, allowing you to participate in an internship during your normal school year or simultaneously with a World Scholars Academy academic summer course. Interns should expect to spend several additional hours outside of their live contact time each week to complete their research project. World Scholars Academy medical internships include:

  • Maximum class size six (6) students

  • Individualized feedback and academic guidance

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Co-authored research paper submitted for publication

  • Entry into the WSR Best Review Award competition

Please note that places on World Scholars Academy medicine internship programs are extremely limited and currently listed research topics may not recur. Available upcoming medical internship opportunities are listed below.

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Internship Details
 

The term ‘cancer’ covers more than 100 different diseases, but to what extent can these diseases be considered variations on a theme? Although all cancer types share a set of common features, such as excessive growth rates and the ability to spread to new parts of the body, the driving forces behind these characteristics differ from tumor to tumor, and patient to patient. All cancer therapies seek to restrict tumor growth, but what works against one tumor does not always work for another. To what extent must cancer therapies address these differences to be effective, and what is the potential for us to discover a generic treatment that can cure all cancers?

During this month-long internship, you will review what is currently known about the factors that drive cancer development, the particular ways in which cancers differ, and the extent of our ability to treat these diverse manifestations of the disease. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically evaluate the effectiveness of generic versus personalized cancer treatments, and assess the biological mechanisms that might yield a single treatment that could cure all cancers. With your mentor’s guidance, you will co-author an original research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of oncology or medical science is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 9am-12pm PT | 12pm-3pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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Internship Details
 

While pharmaceuticals have many useful medical applications in the treatment of diabetes, they also have limitations. Explore competing paradigms of care for one of the world's fastest growing global illnesses, type 2 diabetes. Compare long-term health outcomes of applying pharmaceutical-based chronic models of care, with potentially curative lifestyle changes. Additionally, learn also how the medical field is advancing beyond chronic models of care to curative approaches more generally.

During this month-long Internship you will conduct original research on type 2 diabetes treatments. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically evaluate the extent to which type 2 diabetes is indeed a lifestyle choice, and the consequences of not treating it as such. In addition, with your mentor's guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of medical science is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 9am-12pm PT | 12pm-3pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th, August 24th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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