New York Methodist Hospital: Summer College Intensive Program
The Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources is committed to providing service and learning opportunities for students throughout the year. Our Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP) offers hands on patient care experience as well as unique educational opportunities.
We will develop a dynamic team of summer college students who communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed. Our students support the quality of care patients receive and become an integrated part of the health care team. In addition, this program is designed to augment the education of future health practitioners by exposing them to real world healthcare situations, guiding them to become competent, compassionate healers in the future.
Duration of the Program
The Program begins July 1st and runs for eight to ten consecutive weeks. SCIP Volunteers must commit to giving 12 hours of patient care service per week. Because this is a highly structured and scheduled program, students will not be granted time off during its duration.
Direct interaction with patients and professional staff, 12 hours per week
Shadowing opportunities with physicians and other health care professionals
Selected reading assignments with written responses required
Attendance at lectures by health practitioners designed specifically for our SCIP group
Practitioners who have shared their expertise with our students in the past include specialists in neurosurgery, pediatrics, cardiology, gerontology, neonatology and dermatology.