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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
Tylenol recently awarded Natalie Kukulka ’13 a $10,000 scholarship for her devotion to academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and community engagement.
Chisomo Mwale ’19 received a 2018 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel grant to present her senior project research on Parkinson’s disease at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, November 3–7.
With the publication of their paper “Algal Bloom Expansion Increases Cyanotoxin Risk in Food” in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, rising juniors Niam Abeysiriwardena ’20 and Sam Gascoigne ’20 became published first-authors and co-authors, respectively.