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Summer Internships - Empowering & Mentoring in Medicine

The application period for 2024 is now open.

The Jericho Road Community Health Center and Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Empowering & Mentoring in Medicine (EMIM) is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to explore career options in medicine and provide holistic care to the community. Join our 2024 cohort in a six-week program of interactive learning in dynamic healthcare environments. 

The purpose of EMIM is to provide students from historically underrepresented communities the opportunity to participate in a program that will encourage and equip them to succeed as future medical providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, etc.) needed in our region.

2024 Internship Dates and Times
July 8 through August 16, 2024, Monday through Thursday and occasional Fridays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

About the Program
Our unique program incorporates active participation in a wide range of learning experiences including:

  • Admissions planning and academic advising: Get tips and guidance on how to prepare for your education and career in the medical field.
  • Career discovery: Learn about the diverse job opportunities in a clinical setting.
  • Shadowing: Work directly with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified diabetes educators, pharmacists, behavioral health providers, and medical doctors to understand their professions in practical clinical settings.
  • Building Tours: Explore our internationally recognized community of healing, learning, and holistic care.
  • Network: Meet the real-world practitioners, medical teams, and current resident physicians.
  • Activities and live demos: Observe skills and obtain wisdom and knowledge from internal and external partners.
  • Peer connections: Enjoy fun activities with other students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

In order to provide equitable opportunity for participating students, JRCHC and Erie Niagara AHEC will provide stipends for full participation in the program.

If you would like a physical copy of the application, please visit any Jericho Road or Erie Niagara AHEC office. Call 716-835-9358 with any questions.

Submitting an Application:

In order to apply, students MUST:

– Reside in zip codes 14203, 14208, 14209, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14214, or 14215

   – Proof of residency is required

– Be entering grade 10, 11, or 12 in Fall 2024

– Have sincere interest and commitment to pursuing a healthcare career after high school

Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2024. Only completed applications will be considered. If your application is selected for review, you will be contacted via the information you have provided to schedule an interview. Please make sure your contact information is current and accurate.

Online applications can be completed and submitted through Google Forms.

Physical applications may be printed, completed, and submitted by mail to the following address:

Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center
Attn: Ondalee Horton
77 Goodell Street, Suite 460
Buffalo, NY 14203

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