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Preprofessional Opportunities

Center for Study of Science and Religion - Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Center (TCC)


Category: Columbia
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York
Deadline: Mid March


Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

1249 Fifth Avenue. New York, NY 10029

(212) 360-1000


You may apply if you are currently a pre-med sophomore or junior student in Columbia College, Barnard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or the School of General Studies. Postbaccalaureate students at the School of General Studies are also eligible. You must have a particular interest in working with people during the last few weeks or months of their lives. An interest in bioethics would be expected, but is not required.


The Center for The Study of Science and Religion offers two research internship positions to motivated undergraduate students such that they may have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experiance in the field of medicine. Students perform research projects at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Hospital and Medical Center -- a long-term care facility sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York and affiliated with New York Medical College.

The CSSR-TCC program runs for 10 weeks, from the end of May through the beginning of August. Students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects, under the guidance of medical staff . All fellows are required to write a report and to present their work to the CSSR. Participants receive a stipend of $3000. The CSSR-TCC program is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Science and Religion & The Earth Institute.