The Eve And Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program is a medical mentor program. Under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator, participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services. Established in 1969 by The Los Angeles Pediatric Society, the Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Program encourages high school students to choose careers in the health professors.
They are looking for students with a deep love for the field of science and medicine. The length and dates of each internship session that each facility offers their program varies. Most facilities run their sessions Monday thru Friday for approximately 8 hours a day. Exact daily start and stop times are also determined by each facility but most start at 8- 9 AM and end at 4- 5 PM.
The programs goal is to stimulate high school students to seek careers in medicine by giving the students exposure to health care professionals at work in both in-patient and out-patient settings. This is achieved with assignments to various hospital departments, different areas of medicine and an array of medical practitioners which may include any of the following: complete CPR Training, observe a General Pediatric Practice, observe Pediatric or other Subspecialty Clinics or practices such as Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Nephrology, Genetics, Rheumatology, receive an Orientation to the Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology, visit a Research Laboratory, etc.
There is no fee to participate and if a financial need exists, a selected participant may request a stipend for expenses such as
uniform or transportation. The 2020 Applications & forms are available now. Here is a link for the general info: https://lapedsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/20-Advertise-Flyer-final-12-13.pdf