Student Summer Training Program

Reading Hospital is offering 6-week internships in our Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Infectious Disease Departments.

We have seven internships available -- two interns will be based in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology and will spend half of their time in research and half as clinical observers; one intern will spend the majority of time in Infectious Disease research, but will also participate in didactic sessions. If you have a preference, please specify in your personal statement.

INTERNSHIP DATES: June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017

The program is restricted to those students who are either pre-med students completing their junior or senior year of college or medical students completing their first year of training.

What does the 6-week program include?

  • Exposure to clinical environments in the areas of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Development of a mentoring relationship with a teaching faculty member
  • Introduction to important concepts involving the doctor/patient relationship
  • A chance to explore physiology and pathophysiology in one area of medicine
  • Participation in a research project which may eventually lead to manuscript preparation
  • Introduction to the basic aspects of clinical epidemiology

Daily activities will include observation of clinical care, a research project, didactic programs, and assigned readings. At the end of the 6-week program the student will be expected to create a PowerPoint presentation outlining their research project.

The student will receive a stipend of $2,000 and free parking.

How to Apply

To apply, forward COMPLETE packet containing the following to Evangelina Cruz by email at or by fax at 484-628-8334:

  • Official or unofficial college transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement describing area of interest, aptitude in medicine and a description of benefits expected to be gained from the program. (please include your name and limit to one page)

Application deadline: March 10, 2017.

For More Information

For more information, contact Evangelina Cruz at

Mail to:
Reading Hospital
Evangelina Cruz
Academic Affairs, Building M-1
PO Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612
Fax: 484-628-8334