Find ways to get experience in the medical field before you attend medical school.
What it’s like to participate in the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
There are many ways to gain experience when you are preparing for medical school, like the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).
What to do during a gap year(s)
If you are considering taking time after graduation and wondering what you could do, we’ve compiled a list of things for you to think about.
Five Ways to Gain Experience Without Shadowing
Public Health Pathways for Premedical Students
Public Health Training Opportunities for Premedical and Prehealth Students
What It’s Like to Be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Two medical students talk about their experiences as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and how it prepared them for medical school.
What It's Like to Be a Medical Scribe
A medical student talks about what it was like to be a medical scribe and how it helped prepare him for medical school.
Shadowing a Doctor
How to shadow a doctor as a premedical student.
Finding Health Care-related Volunteer Opportunities
How to get health care-related volunteer opportunities as a premed student.
Plan to Make the Most of Your Summer—Now
Summer is a great time to get medically related experience, which can be an important piece of a medical school application. You can volunteer, shadow a doctor, work in a lab, or participate in a summer program that may include several of these experiences.
What It's Like to Do a Post-bacc Program
How to Get Research Experience
How to get research experience as a premed student.