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AKRON, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking college students for its 2024 Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. 

Hosted by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, the 10-week program is for college sophomores and juniors considering careers in a variety of health care professions, including physicians, advance practice providers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, medical scientists and researchers.

Students begin the program in early June and work at least 24 hours per week at the hospital on their research study. Each student is paired with an experienced clinical investigator who mentors the student while conducting a specific clinical research project. Projects may focus on ways to improve the health care experience for patients, enhance patient safety or quality of care or evaluate the effectiveness of a clinical intervention.

Students also have opportunities to shadow clinical teams in various hospital departments. Each Wednesday, students convene as a class to learn about study design, research methods, biostatistics and pediatric health care career opportunities. Students also attend a simulation workshop at the hospital’s Simulation Center. At the end of the program, students present their project findings to peers, mentors, hospital staff and family members.

A stipend for the program is given as a paid scholarship to each student’s college or university. Participants are responsible for their own housing and accommodations.

Applications, which are being accepted through Nov. 17, must include two reference letters, essays and a resume. Students can apply HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.