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GSCI-SIP Projects

Department: Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation
Internship: Surgical Simulation Research Internship
Mentor: Michael Ujiki, MD
Internship Overview: This internship is designed to provide students interested in a career in medicine exposure to the profession through observation and experiential learning. This internship offers valuable experience to individuals interested in applying to medical school, physician assistant programs, or nursing programs.
Internship Objectives:

  • Learn about the medical professions, in particular the field of surgery and the peri-operative process by shadowing surgeons. This will include the opportunity to observe multiple surgeries, with a focus on general surgery.
  • Develop knowledge related to diagnoses requiring surgical treatment (with focus on hernias, bariatric, and gastroesophageal disorders), through medical record review, participation in research meeting discussions, and opportunity to attend other educational presentations related to surgery, such as grand rounds, at NorthShore.
  • Gain practical experience developing scientific research skills, including learning how to collect clinical data, perform literature reviews, and prepare abstracts or manuscripts for submission.

Internship Project: The intern will prepare a slide presentation on an interesting surgically related subject(s) of choice observed during the internship. The intern will use the skills learned during the course of the internship to complete this project, including completing a literature review of the chosen subject, collecting data and presenting it for discussion at a research meeting, and assisting in abstract or manuscript preparation for the project. This project will provide the intern valuable experience for the application process of any medical-related degree programs. The product of the intern’s work should eventually culminate in a manuscript published in a peer-reviewed surgically-related journal, citing that student as a contributing author.


 

Department: Center for Medical Genetics
Internship: Genetic Counseling Internship
Mentor: Kristen Yu, MS LCGC
Internship Overview: This internship is designed to provide students interested in a career in genetic counseling exposure to the profession through observation and experiential learning. This internship offers valuable experience to individuals interested in applying to genetic counseling master’s degree programs.
Internship Objectives:

  • Learn about the genetic counseling process and profession by shadowing genetic counselors. This will include the opportunity to observe multiple genetic counseling sessions, with a focus on cancer genetics.
  • Develop knowledge related to genetic disorders and genetics risk assessment (with focus on hereditary cancers), through case observation, participation in case review, and opportunity to attend other educational presentations related to genetics at NorthShore
  • Gain hands-on experience developing genetic counseling skills, including learning how to create pedigrees using Progeny software, perform literature reviews, and identify/ review medical records

 Internship Project: The intern will prepare a case report on an interesting case(s) of choice observed during the internship. The intern will use the skills learned during the course of the internship to complete this project, including summarizing the patient(s)’ medical history through review of records, creating pedigrees to present the family history, and completing a literature review of related genetics concepts. This project will provide the intern valuable experience for preparing and presenting cases as required by most master’s programs. The case report will be presented during one of the Center for Medical Genetics case review meetings.