Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Summer Opportunity: NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Progream (SCIP)

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Are you interested in being a part of the future of healthcare?  Join other college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine for a summer of intensive, hands- on learning in a dynamic hospital setting.

As a student in the NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP) you can gain hands-on patient care experience and exposure to unique educational opportunities that will further your understanding of healthcare.  

Our Mission 
SCIP coordinators structure the program to allow a carefully selected group of summer college students to communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed. The students enhance the quality of care patients receive and become an integral part of the healthcare team. In addition, SCIP seeks to augment the education of future health practitioners by exposing them to real world healthcare situations, guiding them to become competent, compassionate healers.

SCIP Activities
As a SCIP participant, you will have:
  • Direct interactions with patients and professional staff, 12 hours a week
  • Assigned reading on humanistic medicine, with weekly group discussions
  • Lectures by healthcare practitioners designed specifically for the SCIP group
  • Small group discussions with healthcare practitioners
  • Networking opportunities with fellow SCIP participants
  • The opportunity for a more extensive experience, with additional shifts available in theResident Evaluation Program and other special projects  

Who Should Apply
We are looking for committed and well-rounded college students in health career and nursing programs who are interested in an intense hospital experience that will enrich both their current education and their professional future.

Program Requirements
  • The program runs for eight to 10 consecutive weeks. SCIP volunteers must commit to giving 12 hours of patient care service each week (96 hours in total), in addition to attendance at lectures, discussion groups and other experiences. Because this is a highly structured and scheduled program, students will not be granted any time off.
  • All participants will be required to attend orientation on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5pm
  • All participants must be available either Monday or Wednesday afternoons for weekly group discussions
  • In addition, there are several other training sessions required for specific placements. 
Mandatory orientation will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 5pm. Applicants should ensure that they are able to attend before submitting an application. The program will commence the week of Monday, June 12th

How to Apply
SCIP is a highly competitive program, with limited positions available. Be sure to highlight your interests and achievements in the "About you" section of the application.  
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge every applicant. Only those selected for an interview will receive an email acknowledgement. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, starting the first week of February through the end of March. 

Deadline for applications is February 1 at Noon.
Click here to submit your online application.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an unofficial transcript and resume.

Amanda Niazov, Associate Director
Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 
Office: 718.780.5397 ext. 103
Fax: 718.780.3414