Experiential Learning

Volunteering opportunities, work, or internships give you first-hand exposure to life in the field, as well as experience providing service to people. It also helps you demonstrate interest and commitment to the field.

Most professional programs consider hands-on exposure to your field of interest to be an important part of the application. Some professional programs have very specific experiential requirements. PA programs often require a certain number of hours of direct patient care; MD/PhD programs expect significant research experiences; and dental schools prefer applicants who have worked or volunteered extensively in a dental office.

URI students have a large variety of volunteer and internships opportunities available to them – both on-campus and off. Some of these include working in a research lab, serving as an EMT with URI EMS, a sports medicine internship with one of our teams, volunteering as an aide at nearby South County Hospital, or shadowing a local provider.

URI Campus Services

Clinical and Other Opportunities in the Field

Hospital and Clinic Volunteering and/or Work

Dental Opportunities

Research Opportunities

URI Opportunities

Other Opportunities

Community Service & Volunteering

Underrepresented Groups in Medicine

Medical Interpreting Certification