A pre-med internship can be a great stepping stone for those interested in a career in this field. The ATLAS Pre-Med Internship is a unique way to obtain hands-on experience by conducting new or assisting current projects and everyday tasks under the many areas of medicine. The ATLAS program consists of scientists, engineers, data managers, medical providers, artists and marketing professionals from all walks of life. It is a rather unique multidisciplinary team that provides a vibrant work environment.
If you are joining us at ATLAS, you are joining us as our peer. Although there are no menial tasks in this position like running for coffee or crunching numbers, that does mean that your role comes with certain responsibilities. You will be expected to take on and complete projects or tasks related to the needs of the program and your area of interest. Additionally, we expect you to stand your ground in debates, develop and appropriately express your opinions, help grow the program, your peers and yourself, and above all else work towards results!
- At least two (2) years completed in an undergraduate pre-med program
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Available 10-20 hours/week (NEW INTERNS MUST WORK FROM RPCI'S CAMPUS)
- Masters Students: We are open to the possibility of having a thesis project completed at ATLAS. Please keep in mind that the project must be centered on an ATLAS project and is not guaranteed until thoroughly discussed and agreed upon with the ATLAS Director.
Necessary for Application
- Two (2) letters of recommendation or references (academic or professional)
- Cover letter
- Current curriculum vitae or resume
The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ability to manage numerous projects, requests, and responsibilities
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Self-starter, proactive and resourceful
Training and Certification Opportunities
Undergraduate Pre-Med Students
- Basic robot-assisted surgical skills (Introduction to Robotic Surgery Certification)
- Advanced robot-assisted surgical training (Hands-on Surgical Training (HOST™))
- Bedside-assist wet laboratory training
- Concept development and hypothesis testing for medical research
- Research methodology and database management
- Manuscript, study protocol and IRB/Ethics Board writing
- Conventional laparoscopy skills (Basic laparoscopic training; Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) available for fee, upon request)
- Fundamental Skills of Robotic Surgery (FSRS) — full certification available if intern has already completed an MD, completes full mandatory course requirements, and pays for the final
- Endoscopy training courses (GI, bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)) on EBUS simulator
Areas of concentration may include, but are not limited to, the following
- Technological Development
- Patient Education Tools
- Engineering (Biomedical, Computer Science, Industrial)
- 3-D Modeling
- Medical Instrumentation
What is special about surgery?
- You have the chance to test hypotheses and see the results in front of your eyes.
- Results! You can remove a tumor, perform cardiac bypass or replace a joint.
Why robotic surgery?
- Robotic surgery offers the advantage of 3D vision and 10x magnification.
- Robotic surgery virtually transforms your hands into miniature instruments.
- You can control the surgical console the way a pilot controls an aircraft.
Clues that surgery is your passion
- You enjoy spending time in the operating room.
- You anticipate the excitement of seeing patients get well.
- You thrive in a team-based environment.
- Hours pass quickly, and the excitement of the process never goes away.
Apply for the ATLAS Pre-Med Internship