Classroom knowledge is both necessary and beneficial for a career in the medical, dental, or veterinary fields, but experience gained in local hospitals, clinics, practices, and social service agencies inspires our students to continue on the path to dental, medical or veterinary school. Our students reap both personal and professional rewards in their volunteer experiences during the program, and we require a 4-6 hour commitment per week during the fall semester for this very reason. We assist students as they research and apply to volunteer opportunities in the Los Angeles area.
Past student volunteer experiences include:
- Cedars Sinai Medical Center
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
- City of Hope
- Huntington Memorial Hospital
- Lestonnac Free Clinic
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center
- Los Angeles Free Clinic
"I always valued the time I spent at my internship because it was a refreshing look back into why I wanted to pursue medicine in the first place. After studying the basic sciences all week, it is often easy to forget what led you to where you are. The internship was essential to keeping me motivated."
Charles Kim, Class of 2010
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2011-2015)