MCORRP Summer Internship Program

research presentation imageEach summer, undergraduate, medical students, and graduate students from various schools across the country participate in a summer internship program at MCORRP. These students perform a wide variety of tasks, from data collection, analyses, and entering data into our various registries, to shadowing physicians and conducting their own research.

Interns at Tiger gameStudents work within teams, collecting data for registries which some may use for their own research project. With access to MCORRP statisticians, students are able to design their own research questions, analyze data and write up their findings.   All students present their research at the end of the internship program.  Students are encouraged to develop an abstract on the topic they studied which may be submitted as an abstract to a national scientific meeting. Many of these lead to peer-review presentations or publications.  Every student from the 2012 summer program coauthored a project that was presented at a national conference.

In addition to working with the databases and creating research projects, students attend cardiology grand rounds, meetings at the hospital, weekly lectures on various topics in cardiology and research, as well as, shadow cardiology physicians on inpatient rounds. Shadowing physicians includes outpatient clinical visits as well as visits to the catheterization lab, echo lab, operating suites, and other locations. Interns also organize social events, field trips, sports teams and spend a week volunteering at World Medical Relief

If you would like to receive additional information about our program please contact Eva Kline-Rogers