Summer Internship in Medicine (SIM)


If you are interested in participating in the 2018 Rural Observation Experience (ROE), apply online:

SIM Application - 2018

Or you can contact Dr. Ray Christensen or Kate Krasaway in the Duluth RPAP Office at:

Summer Internship in Medicine SIM

Program Discription

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.

2018 Dates:

Student and Site Application due: March 11, 2018
Student Notification of Placement: March - April 2018
SIM Program Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (minimum 2 weeks), between June - August 2018
Debrief: Last week in August 2018 (exact date TBD)

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