Since 1958, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Community Engagement has facilitated internship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors with community business partners to gain experience and knowledge in their intended collegiate fields of study and/or careers. Student enrolled in this program who are placed at Baptist Health participate in the Baptist Health Teen Healthcare Internship program.

The Baptist Health Teen Healthcare Internship program exposes students to a variety of clinical and administrative settings. Students are paired with mentors from across Baptist Health facilities for five hours each week during the school year.

Approximately ten students participate in each cohort.

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Program Director Stacy Morris
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Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program recruits, trains and retains excellent healthcare professionals to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered professionals who follow the guiding principles of service, quality knowledge and diversity.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • One of the following recent medical training or practice experiences:
    • Completed medical school within the past four years
    • Training in an accredited internship or residency program within the past year
    • Employment (not observership) for six months of the last year in a clinically relevant position in the U.S. or similar system
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred).
  • Must have passed USMLE Step 1 within one attempt and the Clinical Knowledge (CK) section of Step 2 within one attempt by February 1st.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident status and have a valid Social Security card.
  • Must be able to be granted an unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Florida.
  • Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Requirements

  • Dean’s Letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation – with at least two from family medicine faculty members at your school, affiliate hospital or elective rotation – written within the last 18 months
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable) by February 1st
  • Photograph (optional)

Application Timeline

  • Application Timeline Electronic Residency Application. Service (ERA)
  • When are applications accepted? September through November
  • When are candidate interviews? November through January
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? March via NRMP
  • When does the program start? June

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