How to Apply
NOTE: Registration is Currently Closed
Volunteer Services provides the opportunity on a limited basis, and will honor applications once they are completed with supporting documentation. Volunteer Services provides an opportunity during the orientation to answer questions related to the Premedical Volunteer Program.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offers a Premed Mentoring Volunteer Program. The program gives students an opportunity to gain valuable hospital experience.
- Exposure to patient care in a premier hospital
- To provide service to your community
- To gain a letter of recommendation for participation in an elite hospital program
Who Should Apply
- Premed students
- Students who plan to go to physician assistant school
- Post-baccalaureate students
- Adults planning to apply to medical school
Who Should Not Apply
- Any person who is not ready to begin volunteering after Orientation completion
- Any person who only seeks a letter of recommendation
- Any person who does not have four hours/week to commit to service
- Any person with a Medical Doctorate in this country or another country
- Any person who practices medicine in this country or another country
- Any person who will apply to medical/physician assistant school in the next six months
- Any person looking for exposure to Dentistry or Veterinarian Medicine
- Any person looking for experience in the Pharmacy Department
- Orientation and training classes (prior to start date of Premed Program)
- Minimum of one 12 week session (Level 1) and one 13 week session (Level II)
- Each session requires a minimum of one four-hour shift per week
- A minimum of 110 service total hours (Level I and Level II combined)
- Compliance with hospital guidelines and policies
- Consistent weekly attendance
- Documentation from health care provider of 2 MMR vaccinations*
- Documentation from health care provider of history of chicken pox or two varicella vaccinations*
- Results of a PPD test completed no more than 3 months prior to the applicant?s orientation date. (Instead of a PPD test, applicants can submit a chest X-ray completed no more than 6 months prior to the applicant's orientation date or a QuantiFERON-TB Gold test completed no more than 3 months prior to the applicant's orientation date.)*
- Spring session only: Documentation of flu vaccination*
- Letter of Recommendation from a college advisor or faculty member must be submitted on letter head (with college logo) in a sealed envelope and delivered to the Volunteer Services Office (on or before Orientation date).
*The hospital will not perform tests/immunizations for volunteers.