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Student Research and Internships
An aptitude in research improves your ability to define and analyze a problem, and interpret results once you get them - skills that are critical for medicine and the health professions! Internships provide insight into a range of careers and allow our students to develop new skills that help distinguish them from other health professions applicants.
Lake Forest students gain research and professional experience through the following:
- Richter Scholar Summer Research (for students who have completed their first year)
- Academic year Internships, including internships at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Summer Research Program (for students who have completed their sophomore year)
- Lab research, independent study, or senior thesis with science faculty on campus
- Summer Internships
- Students can earn academic credit for internships and become eligible to apply for internships for credit following the completion of two years of course work. In some cases, interns may be paid.
Student Research Stories
Lake Forest College has recently partnered with 4Med to provide accredited online training to students for free and at a discounted rate for alumni on topics relating to compliance, government incentives, health IT, health and safety, best communication, and business practices.
Pre-Health Advising and the Career Advancement Center are happy to announce that we will award a Certificate for a 100% Course Scholarship from Kaplan Test Prep to two pre-med students or recent graduates.
Daryn Cass ’10 is credited as the first author in the article, “CB1 cannabinoid receptor stimulation during adolescence impairs the maturation of GABA function in the adult rat prefrontal cortex,” published in May by the scientific research journal Molecular Psychiatry.