Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi


  • The Atlantis Fellowship is a competitive physician shadowing program with placements in Europe and South America for up to 3 weeks in the winter and up to 8 weeks in the summer. The focus of Atlantis Fellowships is AAMC-compliant doctor observation and reflection. Fellows will join a group of pre-med students from universities around the United States and shadow doctors in various specialties for 20 hours/week while abroad. Opportunities are also available with focuses in MCAT prep, med school application prep, service and volunteering, and research. Click here to see what a former student has to say about her experience with Atlantis. For questions, please call their office at 202.847.5183 or email their admissions department at


  • Baylor College of Medicine has a great opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in attending medical school. The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program was founded by Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and encourages the development and interest of well-qualified undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career. Applications for Summer 2017 will open October 1st and close February 1st. Undergraduate college students are welcome to apply to attend this 8 week program which begins early June and concludes late July. For students interested in applying, please visit our applicant website for more information click here. More information can be reviewed at our website. Please explore here!  


  • Health Science Courses in Belize: Our health courses link the health of human populations to the local ecological and cultural environment.  Health issues are explored through visits with local health leaders, traditional healers and visits to local and national health organizations in this developing country. The rich cultural and environmental diversity in this English speaking country provides a great setting for the courses listed below.  Courses carry three credit hours, and are transferrable to home universities with pre-approval. Travel dates are December 26, 2017, January 7, 2018, and January 21, 2018; one course: $2,995. Ask about pricing for two courses Fees include housing (varies by course), airport transfers, class excursions, breakfast and orientation. Airfare and insurance are not included.  For full details on our courses and the syllabus for each course, please click on the links below or go to our website at


  • MEDLIFE     Our mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. Our patients did not choose to be poor, but they have chosen to strive toward a better life; MEDLIFE stands beside them in this pursuit.We aim to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals in poor communities working to improve their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE believes access to quality healthcare is a basic human right.To this end, we commit our time, resources, knowledge and hope to bring Medicine, Education and Development to Low Income Families Everywhere.MEDLIFE believes that in order to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need, a comprehensive approach is needed. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development.


  • University of Exeter’s International Summer School programme: Includes 2 courses which may be of interest to students considering a career in the health professions and who wish to study abroad during the summer:Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)IAPT is a mental health programme that has developed and implemented a new approach to delivering psychological therapies to those suffering from mental health disorders. The module will enable students to understand these demands, the different ways in which psychological therapies can be delivered as well as critically evaluate service delivery models and their effectiveness.Preventative Medicine: Exercise and the EnvironmentPreventive Medicine: Exercise and the Environment offers a detailed exploration into preventive health issues related to physical activity and the environment.  Drawing upon sustained research in these topics at Exeter, students will gain a deeper understanding of the science behind the interaction of physical activity and the environment on health across the lifespan.These courses will enable students to gain experience in the study of preventative medicine, new approaches to treatment and public health as well as showing interest and commitment to their chosen profession for their graduate school applications.   The summer school is also an opportunity to study with students from around the world and will also benefit from a wide range of perspectives from their class mates as we attract students from over 30 countries to the programme.Each course is accredited at 15 credits and 7.5 ECTS, the equivalent to a semester module and is taught by Exeter faculty. Outside of classes students stay on campus and take part in a social programme which involves a number of events in Exeter and daytrips at weekends.Full details of the programme are available online: programme fee includes tuition, accommodation plus meals and the social programme and is £2,445.  We have received external funding to promote these courses to international students and are available to offer scholarships of £700 for students attending either of these programmes (providing of course that they meet our entry requirements).


  • Study Abroad Programs

1) Summer in Cyprus: Nursing (includes practicum)

  • This program is designed for nursing and pre-nursing students to learn about the differences in health care provision and management between the United States and Europe as they relate to provision of care, funding, public health, patient education and legal environment. Classroom work is supplemented by site visits to public and private hospitals and the communities in rural mountain villages where care is brought to the elderly via mobile units. Students will have the opportunity to:
  • participate in a nursing practicum/internship with nurses in private clinics in Cyprus
  • have hands-on patient simulations
  • study comparative healthcare provision and management (Europe vs US, urban vs rural, and private vs public healthcare settings), earning 6 credits
  • live in the sunniest country in Europe – the beautiful Mediterranean island country of Cyprus

2) Summer in Cyprus: Pre-Med

  • This summer program is a five-week acaademic program in Anatomy and Clinical Skills and Management of Care based in Nicosia, Cyprus and hosted by the University of Nicosia Global Semesters, in partnership with the University of Nicosia St. George’s University of London Medical School.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for pre-medical students to study at with the faculty at the medical school at the University of Nicosia.  Students will study anatomy in the cadaver lab; they will study clinical skills in the patient simulation labs with patient actors; and will study comparative management of healthcare with site visits to public and private hospitals, rural and urban healthcare centers, to learn the difference between U.S. and European healthcare systems. Students will earn 7 credits.

3) Summer in Cyprus: Health Sciences

  • This summer program is a five-week academic program in Management and Provision of Care based in Nicosia, Cyprus and hosted by the University of Nicosia Global Semesters.
  • The program is designed for pre-medical, nursing, and other allied health students who are interested in healthcare to learn about the differences in health care management between the United States and Europe as they relate to provision of care, funding, public health, patient education and legal environment. Classroom work is supplemented by site visits to public and private hospitals and rural communities.  Students will have the opportunity to:
  • study comparative healthcare provision and management (Europe vs US, urban vs rural, and private vs public healthcare settings) and earn 6 credits
  • live in the sunniest country in Europe – the beautiful Mediterranean island country of Cyprus

These are five-week summer academic program based in Nicosia, Cyprus, and hosted by the University of Nicosia Global Semesters. The program is discounted by $250 for any student admitted before January 15th. Program applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and space is limited for the practicum. If your members have any questions, they should contact our New York office at 212 321 0921 x1 between 10am and 7pm EST, or email to set-up a time to talk STUDENTS CAN TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL HERE:


  • The Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science: The 2017 application is now available online! The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing by-lined articles for the print magazine and online news service, engaging in social media, and contributing to other news products. Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket to and from Washington, D.C. The internship runs from early June to mid-August. This year’s application deadline is February 1, 2018. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program at the time they submit their application. APPLY HERE!


  • Interested in a Summer Research Internship?(Submission Deadline: February 12, 2018) The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science to submit applications for the 2018 Summer Research Program. ​(Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2018 – February 12, 2018.) The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is in its 22nd year.  Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 1100 students have gained experience in drug abuse and addiction research. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE!
    • This program provides summer research internships for undergraduate students 18 years and older, with a focus on recruiting students underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), graduating 2018 college seniors are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 31, 2018 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions).
    • Individuals who have already participated in the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program are no longer eligible to apply.


  • Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.   A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.   Prior research experience is required for all applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.The POE home page <> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.


  • Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners. Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India (volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more) What do Unite For Sight fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 1.9 million patients living in poverty, including nearly 90,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:
    • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
    • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
    • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
    • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
    • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

    Complete details are available online at



  • Careers in Global Health: Online Free Webinar Recording:   Learn what skills and experiences are best for a career in global health, what employers are looking for, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in global health, the depth and breadth of global health opportunities, and more.  This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health, as well as for university advisors and faculty.


  • Registration is open for the Spanish & Medicine summer programs in Chile and Peru. Click here for the pre-application form.
    The program includes the equivalent of two college Spanish courses plus significant exposure to Latin American healthcare. It is especially relevant to anyone considering a career with contact with Spanish-speaking groups.Dates Chile: May 25 (Sunday) to July 5 (Saturday) Dates Peru: July 6 (Sunday) to August 16 (Saturday) Info: Sample Itinerary | Program Photos | Program Details  Tuition: $2,499Need More Information? Sign up for program updates & tips. Ready to Apply? Fill out the pre-application form. No payment info or commitment yet.
    Questions? Contact us at Application deadline is April 30, 2015.


  • Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity  – Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience.  Click here for more information.


  • Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy for Undergraduates – This is a 4 week course in June 2014.  Click here for more course details, including a downloadable application form.  For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at


  • VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) are accepting applications for the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. There is no cost to participants – on-campus housing and a stipend is provided.  For more information go to



  • International Medical Internships are available to Tanzania and Belize.  For more information on the Tanzania internship click here.  For more information on the Belize internship click here.


  • Gap Medics Hospital Experience Programs offer opportunities during Spring Break. Gap Medics is a specialist company dedicated to providing year-round hospital shadowing programs to students aged 16+ with the aim of helping them gain valuable experience before applying to medical school. Find out more by going to this website.