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Can Pre-Med students

get an internship?


Medical Internships

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For students who are considering a medical profession or are trying to get into medical school, an internship is a good way to get exposure to the field. However, there are many legal restrictions that prevent non-credentialed students from participating in a medical internship. In other words, you must wait until you’re in medical or nursing school before you can participate in a medical or nursing internship. Until then, you can and should gain experience working in a medical environment.



Experience Working in a Medical Environment

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The best way to gain experience working in a medical environment is to volunteer. There are many great volunteer opportunities in the Puget Sound area. Below is a list of area hospitals, medical-related organizations, and volunteer databases that will be helpful in your search for a medical volunteer opportunity.



Area Hospitals

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Overlake Hospital Medical Center
http://www.overlakehospital.org/zTest/volunteering/index.aspx
Contact Leah Smith at (425) 688-5369
Swedish Medical Center
http://www.swedish.org/body.cfm?id=89
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center
http://seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/
Harborview Medical Center
http://uwmedicine.washington.edu/Patient-Care/Locations/HMC/...
Evergreen Healthcare
http://www.evergreenhealth.com/about_evergreen/...
UW Medical Center
http://uwmedicine.washington.edu/Patient-Care/...
Valley Medical Center
http://www.valleymed.org/Our-Services/Volunteers/Volunteer/
Virginia Mason Medical Center
https://www.virginiamason.org/home/body.cfm?id=752
Group Health
http://www.ghc.org/about_gh/comm_involvement/volunteer.jhtml
Contact Candy Troy at troy.c@ghc.org
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
http://www.nwhospital.org/jobs/volunteers.asp
Highline Medical Center (Burien and Tukwila)
http://www.highlinemedicalcenter.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Franciscan Health System (Tacoma)
http://www.fhshealth.org/services/..
Multi-Care (Tacoma)
http://www.multicare.org/home/multicare-volunteer-services/
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
http://www.snoqualmiehospital.org/community/volunteers


Other Organizations

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Project Hope (Washington D.C.)
http://www.projecthope.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
http://www.fhcrc.org/donating/other/volservices/
Public Health Reserve Corps
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/..
Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens - Volunteer Resource Center
http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/seniorsdisabled/mosc/
American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/Involved/Volunteer/...
Northwest Burn Foundation
http://nwburn.org/volunteer/
Seattle Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/wa/seattle/volunteer
Providence Hospice of Seattle
http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/locations/washington.html
Providence Hospice of Seattle
http://washington.providence.org/in-home-services/hospice-of-seattle/donate-and-volunteer/volunteer/
Caregiver List
http://www.caregiverlist.com/CaregivingJobs.aspx


Volunteer Databases

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Seattle Works
http://www.seattleworks.org/
Craigslist Volunteer Section
http://seattle.craigslist.org/vol/
United Way of King County Volunteer Database
http://www.volunteersolutions.org/uwkc/volunteer/
Volunteer Match
http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org/