University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Surgery Clinical Research Continuum: High School to College Program
The Department of Surgery (DoS) at the University of Wisconsin is distinguished as a leading academic surgical program, providing enriching educational experiences, conducting groundbreaking research, and delivering exceptional patient care. We are renowned for delivering cutting-edge patient care within an environment that fosters innovative clinical investigation to enhance overall healthcare.
Each summer the DoS hosts the Surgery Clinical Research Continuum: High School to College Program, a 6-week internship designed for rising seniors. Throughout this period, participants can expect to immerse themselves in 20-25 hours of intensive programming each week. Under the guidance of enthusiastic faculty and medical student mentors, participants will acquire fundamental knowledge crucial for conducting clinical research and comprehending how physicians integrate research into their medical careers. Active participation in ongoing research projects is a key component of the program, with students potentially contributing to studies involving existing clinical data or assisting in clinical trials of new drugs or medical devices.
This internship is designed to inspire participants to explore careers in academic healthcare. Participants will develop an introductory-level understanding of clinical research while actively engaging with various healthcare professionals across the field. Although direct patient care activities are not included, participants will have opportunities to practice simulated surgery skills, observe procedures, and tour healthcare facilities.