Spring Hill College’s Premedical Internship Program prepares future physicians for med school

Wed, 02/10/2010 (All day)

Feb. 10, 2010

Mobile, Ala. – Twenty-one Spring Hill College students hoping to become physicians are getting a jump on medical school. 

When selected for the college’s new Premedical Internship Program, students combine classroom and lab experiences with on-the-job time “shadowing” physicians and other health care professionals in their day-to-day work. The internship is offered to qualified pre-health majors.

Those students have the opportunity to observe the workday life of physicians representing five different medical specialties. Students spend eight hours with each physician for a total of 40 hours over the course of the semester. In addition to the experience and contacts that students make, they earn one hour of credit and a grade for the internship. The internship is open to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and who have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours.

The internship takes place each spring semester for students in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

More than 110 Mobile area physicians are participating in the program along with dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists and physical therapists.