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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. 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? All cancer types share a set of common characteristics, such as excessive growth and the ability to spread to new parts of the body, but 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 against another.  As we learn more about what drives each tumor type, we are better able to tailor treatment plans to individual patients, but identifying the patient’s tumor type in this way requires time and money. Should we invest in developing this kind of precision medicine, or should we instead look for a therapy that works against all cancers, if such an option exists?

 

During this month-long internship, you will review what is currently known about the factors driving cancer development and the extent of our ability to fight them. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically assess this information to offer new insight into the probability of a magic bullet treatment against all cancer types vs the importance of patient-specific therapies.  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 11am-2pm PT | 2pm-5pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, November 25th

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
 

Despite many advances in chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery, cancer remains a

devastating disease that still claims millions of lives each year. Gene therapy is reshaping the

landscape of modern medicine, including cancer treatment. More and more gene therapy

cancer treatments are entering clinical trials and being approved for use each year.

During this internship you will:

  • Delve into the realm of CAR-T therapy, a groundbreaking technique that harnesses the power of a patient's own blood cells, specifically engineered to fight their unique cancer.

  • Discover the astonishing potential of oncolytic viruses, meticulously designed to infect and destroy cancer cells.
     

  • Explore how viruses are used as packaging systems and used to deliver replacements of malfunctioning genes within cancer.

 

You will research how these cutting-edge technologies work and explore their practical

applications. You will also question how gene therapy compares to mainstream treatments.

What benefits does it offer? What are the associated risks?

 

During this month-long Internship you will conduct original research on gene therapy

technologies and how they can be deployed in the fight against cancer. Collaborating with

your fellow interns, you will investigate and more deeply understand these treatments, and

with your mentor's guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of genetics or medicine is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 11am-2pm PT | 2pm-5pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, January 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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