Started in the summer of 1965, the Summer Scientific Work Program (SSWP) at Franklin Hospital was designed to help college students decide whether or not a career in medicine is right for them. Students have the chance to observe and ask questions in order to learn more about the medical field. Accepted students rotate through various departments in order to gain a well rounded experience of the hospital. Some of these departments include the Operating Room, Emergency Room, Radiology, Geriatrics, Laboratory, Psychiatry as well as the Rehabilitation Unit. Participants also have numerous opportunities to go on rounds with doctors, observe physicians in their private offices and attend hospital conferences.