Learning Inspired Field Experience (LIFE) Program: An internship program developed by the IHPC to provide students with a structured on-site learning experience in healthcare. The program requires students to complete 60 to 80 hours of supervised exposure to the day-to-day operations, procedures, and patient care at a partner medical facility. Students receive 8 hours of pre-training on basic patient privacy, safety, and worksite professionalism prior to beginning the internship. Following the internship:
93% of LIFE students felt strongly that the program better prepared them to enter the world of work.
95% of LIFE students surveyed strongly agreed that the field experience made them want to further pursue a career in the health professions.
For more information about the LIFE Internship, please visit the website.
“The LIFE Program was a major influence on my career, major, and life decisions. By the way, this program was a major topic for my college essays and I wanted to let you know that I will attend UCLA (PreMed) this fall!”
— Leah Serrano, Student
The White Coat internship
White Coat Program: A rigorous 40 hour internship that welcomes students to work side-by-side with a medical professional. Students are cleared to work in clinical settings with the supervision of a medical staff member. This program is offered every year in the spring. For more information about the 2020 White Coat cohort please email email@example.com
Applications open in March of 2020