The School of Medicine offers seven summer programs/fellowships for MU’s first-year/rising second-year medical students. The experiences last between four and eight weeks. Research and clinical opportunities are available. Positions are competitive and limited.

Program Stipend

# of Slots

Length of Program

Family Medicine Summer Clinical Externship

$1,600 4 4 weeks

Medicine Summer Clinical Externship


$1,600 10 4 weeks

Springfield Summer Clinical Externship

$1,600 2 4 weeks

High School mini Medical School Facilitator

$2,250 8 2 weeks (24/7)

MedPrep Summer Program Assistant

$1,500 1 7 weeks

Orientation & White Coat Ceremony Leader

$1,230 2-3 2 weeks + summer hrs.
Summer Research Fellowship $3,000 55 8 weeks

Application Process

Only MU students who are in their first year of medical school can apply for these positions. All positions, other than Research, follow the same timetable (see below). Applications open on February 5th and close on March 1st. The application for Research opens on February 5th and closes March 22nd.

After reviewing all of the positions (links above), decide which is your first choice and complete/submit the application (link to application can be found at the bottom of each program's page).

Program coordinators (other than Research) will contact applicants with their hiring decisions the week of March 11th. Starting March 18th, students will be able to apply for any open and/or second positions. Priority will go to the those who have not secured a position in the first round. Only those positions with availability will still have active application links. No application link means no positions available. This second round of applications will close on March 22nd. Program coordinators will make applicants aware of their hiring decisions for the 2nd round the week of April 1st.

Students who get hired for positions(s) who would like to gain additional experience by volunteering for another (students can only get paid for up to two positions) can reach out to the coordinators after April 1st to ask if they need any additional help. If a volunteer position is found, the student will need to ask Mikka Libbert for a waiver form for both coordinators and student to complete/submit. Check with the coordinators of all positions to make sure work timelines do not overlap.

Summer Research Fellowship applications will be open February 5th - March 22nd. Students who get hired for a research position cannot add a second paid or volunteer position.

Dates and Deadlines

  • January 30, 2024 - Summer Programs Class Meeting, 12-1:15 pm via ZOOM
  • February 5, 2024 - Clinical and Med Ed Program applications open
  • February 5, 2024 - Summer Research Fellowship application opens
  • March 1, 2024 - Clinical and Med Ed applications close
  • Week of March 11, 2024 - Program coordinators (other than Research) contact applicants with their hiring decisions
  • March 18, 2024 - Second round applications open
  • March 22, 2024 - Second round applications close
  • March. 22, 2024 - Summer Research Fellowship application closes
  • Week of April 1, 2024 - Program coordinators (other than Research) contact applicants with their second round hiring decisions
  • After April 1, 2024 - Students can inquire about potential volunteer positions

Note: MU medical students have MU liability coverage for educational activities while registered in courses that are officially recognized by the medical school as training experiences, including the summer fellowship courses without credit.