Saint Louis University's School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program is designed to further expose interested youth to medicine and health care. The School of Medicine has hosted the Summer Scholars Program for more than 10 years.
About the Program
During the three-week program, students meet with a variety of health care professionals. Some of the specialties may include family medicine, orthopedics, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, transplant surgery, internal general medicine, pathology, dietitians and nursing.
The program is coordinated with the assistance of first-year medical students. In addition to career exploration, students:
- Participate in a cadaver demonstration
- Take a tour of Saint Louis University’s campus and the St. Louis area
- Complete a research project
- Participate in a community service project
- Receive several hours of ACT preparation
How to Apply for the Summer Scholars Program
Registration opens in February 2024 and closes in March 2024.
The program application is linked below under Eligibility Requirements. Click the drop-down arrow to see the application and requirements.
Please pay online after you have been notified of your acceptance into the Summer Scholars Program. Applicants will be notified by phone and/or email of their acceptance into the program.
Online payment will become available once applicants have been notified of acceptance.
To request additional information, please contact Dr. Timothy Murrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential applicants must apply by the deadline in March.
This three-week program will consist of three-hour sessions Monday through Friday in June 2024.
The Summer Scholars Program will take place in person. Subject to change.
The program is provided to eligible applicants at a cost of $500. Program costs include ACT prep and all program activities. Needs-based financial aid may be available for some students. Please inquire by contacting Dr. Timothy Murrell at email@example.com.
To be eligible, students must:
- Be interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Complete the online application
- Submit an essay explaining their personal interest in the medical profession (200-500 words, double-spaced)
- Submit two letters of recommendation from a counselor, science or math teacher
- Be able to attend all three weeks of the program
- Attend the orientation with a parent/legal guardian