Study Abroad Medical Research Internship Program

Program Overview

Join our medical research program abroad! This program aims to introduce students to the concepts of the lifecycle and execution of medical research projects in healthcare. We’re looking for motivated individuals to join us for five days working with local medical doctors for data collection and 15 weeks remote to work alongside an experienced advisor on a research project to publish the results. You’ll gain valuable research skills, work with a diverse team, and make a real difference in a community that needs it most.

Upcoming Travel Dates

Dominican Republic

Summer Cohort 1: May 26- June 2, 2024

Summer Cohort 2: June 16-23, 2024

Summer Cohort 3: July 14-21, 2024

Summer Cohort 4: August 4-11, 2024

Fall Cohort 1: November 24-December 1

Winter Cohort 1: December 15-22

Winter Cohort 2: December 29-January 5


Summer: Dates TBD

Program Highlights

  • Conduct medical research in a diverse and vibrant culture.
  • Work directly with an advisor on a range of research topics.
  • Professional internship to gain hands-on experience.
  • Comfortable accommodation provided.
  • 24/7 support to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
  • Airport pick-up for a stress-free arrival
  • Transportation on the ground for medical clinics
  • Visa assistance to make your travel hassle-free.
  • Cultural and social events to help you connect with the local community.
  • Career Advancement Training to boost your professional skills.
  • Network of international contacts to expand your connections.
  • Professional development materials to enhance your knowledge.
  • Alum’s success coaching to support your future goals.

Training and Education

This program includes six weeks of training before travel, eight days in the country, and 9-weeks post-travel training and research paper completion. Training topics include:

  • Travel safety
  • Cultural norms
  • Healthcare systems in the country
  • Common conditions treated.
  • How to set up and operate a temporary medical clinic
  • Operating a temporary pharmacy
  • Conducting patient intake
  • Obtaining patient vitals
  • Creating your research question
  • Ethical review of your research project
  • Conducting literature review
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Drafting and reviewing a research paper
  • Ethical and peer review of your research paper
  • Publishing guidelines and how to submit for publication.

This program will guide students through all necessary steps for creating, conducting, and documenting a short-term research project. Successful student interns will have a completed, peer-reviewed research paper ready for submission for publication. This program does not submit papers for publication nor guarantee publication of the report.


  • Maternal and child health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic diseases
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • And more!

*Limited spots available. Apply now and take your first step towards a successful career in medical research!

Cost: $2,895

Contact us at 480-788-0727 to apply for this incredible medical research opportunity.