Summer Internship in Medicine (SIM)

Program Description

The Summer Internship in Medicine (SIM) course is an elective experience offered to students during the summer between their first and second year of medical school. The course is offered through the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. Duluth and Twin Cities medical students are immersed into a community to experience life as a rural health professional. Students placed in the community participate in clinical medicine, hospital medicine, interprofessional patient care, community health system support, and community activities. The SIM experience is two to four weeks in length with a two-week minimum. Longer experiences may be possible and are site specific. This program is helpful in formulating clinical confidence, reinforcing rural practice choice, assisting in career decision making, as well as providing an opportunity for future recruitment.

2019 Dates:

Student and Site Application due: Spring 2019
Student Notification of Placement: Spring 2019
SIM Program Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (minimum 2 weeks), between SUmmer 2019
Debrief: Fall 2019 (exact date TBD)


The application will open in Spring 2019.


CONTACT Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP)

A-675 Mayo Memorial Building

Phone: 612-624-3111
Fax: 612-624-2613