Interns practice communicating medical concepts clearly and complete a literature review while writing for PALS, a patient health education website in development. Interns are also taught how to navigate useful programs such as Endnote and Qualtrics, in addition to others specific to one's research project. There are various opportunities to shadow doctors and gain exposure to a variety of jobs in the healthcare sector outside of medicine, too.
—Lawrence Kwong, M.D. candidate, Class of 2026, Weill Cornell Medicine
I was placed in the Department of Pediatrics and had a wonderful experience learning from the administrative staff and clinical faculty. In just eight weeks, I learned so much about the role of finance and operations in academic medicine. I was also fortunate to experience many of the exciting initiatives within the Division, including the clinic integration project. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone with a business background who is interested in healthcare and medicine.
— Morgan Greifer, Class of 2023, Northwestern University
During my time as a GIM intern, I was able to learn about the field of public health research in deeply engaging ways, even while working remotely. This program allowed me to form lasting connections with my research team, gave me perspective on how I can contribute to the field of medicine in the future, and expanded my opportunities with valuable mentor connections. Altogether, I deeply value my time as a GIM intern and am grateful for the lessons I have learned from my team.
— Julia Loughman, Class of 2023, Tufts University
The GIM internship provided me the unique opportunity to immerse myself in a field that closely aligned with my career goals and connect with professionals who feel have the same passion. This program provided me with exposure to the field of medicine and what a career in the field would entail.
— Matthew Luebke, Class of 2022, Cornell University
Through the GIM internship, I was able to participate in the research process from start to finish, observe medical student training sessions, and gain a broader perspective on academic medicine. I developed a strong relationship with my faculty mentor that has expanded my view on what it means to practice medicine and strengthened my desire to enter the field. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in this program and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the variety of career opportunities in Internal Medicine.
— Karissa DiPierro, Class of 2022, Cornell University
My experience strongly reaffirmed my desire to pursue a career in medicine. By learning from and working with GIM faculty, I was able to hone my research skills and take advantage of the academic resources that a prestigious medical research institution like WCM has to offer. Through the internship, I developed an invaluable mentor relationship with a GIM faculty member, and learned how to collect and synthesize data from academic studies in order to write my first scoping literature review.
— Alex Zarska, Class of 2020, Cornell University