VCMC Summer Scholars

2014 Summer Student Scholars Program

We look forward to having five scholars this year for an 8-week program running from June 23 to August 15.  There will be a $1500 stipend.

Update: The application deadline for 2104 has passed. Thank you for your interest.  Check back in the spring for details about the 2015 program.


The Summer Scholar Program at VCMC provides undergraduate students considering careers in medicine and other health care professions with an opportunity to spend time during the summer with the medical faculty and the physicians in training of the Family Medicine Residency at Ventura County Medical Center.

Summer Scholars are placed with faculty preceptors who coordinate opportunities to observe or participate in the daily patient care activities of resident physicians. Student Scholars attend morning teaching conferences at the Medical Center, make rounds with medical staff and observe patient interactions and procedures as appropriate (i.e., live births, surgeries, emergency room visits, autopsies, etc.). Each of the Student Scholars becomes involved in a clinical research project. Some have presented their findings at the annual UCLA Family Medicine Research Forum.

Many of our students cite the experience as a formative one in their pursuit of a career in health care. We have even welcomed graduates of the Scholars program into the residency program here at VCMC!

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