Summer internships supplement medical education for rising M2s

Thirty-six class of 2019 OUWB students wrapped up their first year of medical school and, instead of taking a much-deserved break, they switched gears by participating in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine /Beaumont Health summer internship program.

“The summer internship program provides students with hands-on clinical, community, educational and research opportunities for rising M2 students,” said Tracy Wunderlich, OUWB director, research training.

Students worked side-by-side with clinical faculty at Beaumont Hospital while some spent time with OUWB Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty members on campus, where, for the first time, four of them developed a study that included the anatomy lab. Students also worked on site with community partners at Easter Seals, South Oakland Shelter, Downtown Boxing Gym and Legal Aid for Children and Families. 

“The program is meant to foster both personal and professional development in the students,” said Wunderlich.

Gaining valuable experience
Additionally, the internship included an opportunity to create a poster about their areas of study to present during Orientation Week to the incoming Class of 2020.