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Temple University - Summer Internship Program


Category: Summer
Type: Clinical
Location: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Deadline: Mid November


Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
8th at Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107


The minimum requirement is 90 semester hours of undergraduate education at an accredited college or university, as well as prerequisite courses (most incoming students have at least a bachelor's degree). A personal interview is required for all students under consideration by the Admissions Committee. Applicants take part in an interview day that consists of a tour of the TUSPM campus, lunch with current students, and interviews conducted by faculty members and Admissions personnel. Average cumulative GPAs of the last few entering classes have been above 3.2. Students may apply to TUSPM before completing the prerequisite course work, providing those courses are completed before matriculation. An acceptable score from the MCAT is required. An exam taken more than three years prior to the beginning of the application cycle is not acceptable. An academic letter of evaluation is required from an advisor, premedical advisory committee or two letters from science faculty and a letter from a podiatric physician. TUSPM participates in Interfolio and Virtual Evals. Prerequisite Courses for Admissions: - Biology or Zoology: Eight semester hours, including laboratory; additional courses in Anatomy, Cell Biology, Embryology, Evolution, Genetics, Histology, Microbiology, and Physiology are recommended, but not required. - General/Inorganic Chemistry: Eight semester hours, including laboratory. - Organic Chemistry: Eight semester hours, including laboratory; an additional course in Biochemistry is recommended but not required. - Physics: Eight semester hours, including laboratory. - English: Six semester hours. - An additional 52 semester hours that may be science electives.


TUSPM offers a free, four-day winter internship program (WIP) in January or an eight-day summer internship program (SIP) in June for undergraduate students. (brochure)

Interns attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, as well as shadow and work with podiatric physicians in hospital, private practice, and outpatient clinic settings. A TUSPM student doctor will also work with interns on a case presentation.

Internship program designed to introduce undergraduate students to podiatric medicine. Interns will attend workshops and seminars on gross anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics of the foot and ankle, foot screening and evaluation, and specialties in podiatric medicine such as diabetes, sports injuries, geriatric conditions, pediatrics and wound healing. Students will also shadow podiatric physicians and participate in research. On campus housing will be provided. Interns are responsible for meals and miscellaneous costs.