The internship program was established in 2010 and provides recent graduates at the bachelors or masters level who are planning careers in medicine or in health care research with hands on research experience through participation in the federally- and privately-funded studies being conducted by the Epidemiology Department.
Interns receive education and training related to the background information pertinent to these studies, data abstraction/collection and management, and the ethical conduct of research. Additional opportunities for development, such as further education in research methods and the development of manuscripts for publication, are available to interns on their own initiative.
Upon completion of the program, interns have moved on to the following areas: research and administrative roles within Baylor Scott & White Health; pursuing graduate degrees in public health and education; nursing school; and medical school.
The internship program selects recent graduates at the bachelor's or master's level who are planning careers in medicine or in health care research.
Internship requirements are a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields. Optional requirements are a nursing degree or a master’s degree in public health.
Internship success rates
As of January 2019, we have had 76 participants in the Epidemiology Internship and Fellowship programs. Of those who have completed the program, 48 percent have gone on to medical school, PhD school, nursing school or grad school at some of the most prestigious schools in the nation: Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Tulane, etc. Another 26 percent of interns went on to full-time jobs in the healthcare industry, some within Baylor Scott & White Health. Another 16 percent of interns went on to full-time positions in other industries.
Current Internship Participants