The ATLAS Pre-Med internship is a unique way to obtain hands-on experience by working on new or ongoing projects and everyday tasks involving many areas of medicine. During the internship, you will work with scientists, engineers, data managers, medical providers, artists and marketing professionals from all walks of life as part of a multidisciplinary team that creates a vibrant work environment.

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As an intern, you are joining ATLAS as our peer. This means your role will be filled with certain responsibilities, including taking on a complete project in full, based on the needs of your college program and your area of interest. Additionally, you will be expected to defend your thoughts in debates, develop and express your opinions based on your work, all while helping the program expand and working toward results.


  • At least two (2) years completed in an undergraduate pre-med program (rising junior)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Available 10 hours/week during spring and fall semesters within normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Available 10-20 hours/week during summer within normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • New interns must work from Roswell Park’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

  • One reference (academic or professional)
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV 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
Undergraduate Pre-Med Training
  • Concept development and hypothesis testing for medical research
  • Research methodology and database management
  • Manuscript, study protocol and IRB/Ethics Board writing
Medical Doctor Training
  • 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 you have already completed an MD, completes full mandatory course requirements, and pays for the final test
  • Endoscopy training courses (GI, bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound [EBUS]) on EBUS simulator

Areas of concentration may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Surgery
  • Technological Development
  • Patient Education Tools
  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Anatomy
  • Medical Devices

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