Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Program

Students are matched with a clinical department and paired with both administrative and clinical mentors to explore the field of medicine. Our rotating observations expose interns to a variety of clinical environments that encourage them to broaden their scopes of interest and perhaps gain an understanding of new and different areas of medicine.

In addition to project work and observation, students attend sessions hosted by physician leaders, network, and cap off their summer with a poster presentation to highlight their achievements.

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Application Process

Our eight-week paid program is open to students currently enrolled in a four-year university with a strong academic record and a demonstrated interested in pursuing a medical degree. Applications will be accepted December 10, 2018 through February 1, 2019. Please click here to apply online.

Meet Our Faculty Partners

In addition to field-based observation and project work, interns participate in educational sessions led by NM faculty leaders. This unique opportunity places students alongside renowned leaders to engage in dialogue around topics ranging from getting into medical school to life as a physician leader.  

Meet the NM Pre-Med Interns

Intern Name University Expected Graduation
Danielle Allen University of Chicago 2020
Mark Banovetz Northern Illinois University 2020
Neha Basti Northwestern University 2020
Emily Carnes Washington University 2020
Lauren Chrisman Northwestern University 2020
Alexander Ellyin Northwestern University 2019
Sophia Fioramonti-Gorchow Northwestern University 2020
Giovanni Gamalong
Northwestern University 2020
Max Golden
Yale University 2020
Kristen Guglielmi
University of Illinois 2019
Lilly Hemesath Hope College 2020 
Bobby Hlavin University of Notre Dame 2019
Meena Jain
New York University 2020
Rachel Jambois
Columbia University  2020
Jeffrey Marek
Washington University 2020
Timothy Papiernik
University of Notre Dame 2019
Ravi Patel
University of Michigan 2020
John Peabody
Marquette University 2019
Kerry Steed
Vanderbilt University 2020
Ademilola Tejuoso
Loyola University 2019

Intern Name University Expected Graduation
Kamya Bijawat Northwestern University 2017
Samantha Buck University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign 2020
Mary Cormier Northwestern University 2020
Kaitlin Crawford Notre Dame 2020
Kathryn Cushing
Villanova University 2018
Samuel Detmer
Harvard University 2020
Lydia Faber
Wake Forest University 2020
Nick Jacus Loyola University 2019
Grace Keegan Georgetown University 2021
Hillary Lai University of San Francisco 2018
Matthew Lamberti
University of Notre Dame  2018
Mary Milad Boston University 2019
Brandon Rafidi Northwestern University 2017
Olivia Reese Northwestern University 2020
Daniel Risman University of Alabama 2020
Antonios Skondras University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2018
Lena Volpe Princeton University 2019

Contact Us

For more information about the Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Program, contact us at