Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio CMO Summer Internship
Methodist Healthcare System (MHS) of San Antonio, in collaboration with Baylor University's Prehealth Program, has developed a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Summer Internship to provide an undergraduate student who plans a career in healthcare the opportunity to spend 8 weeks of her/his summer working with senior executive leaders of MHS. The MHS CMO Summer Interns will be selected through a competitive application process coordinated with BU's Director of Prehealth Programs and the System Chief Medical Officer of MHS.
Overview: The MHS CMO Summer Intern will gain an understanding of health care administrative leadership and experience in problem-solving and performance improvement related to current health care issues, including application of current healthcare research.
The MHS CMO Summer Internship will link the student intern with one of the MHS facility Chief Medical Officers who will provide the intern’s supervision during the internship. Through this relationship the intern will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of health care system administrative leadership and executive decision making through direct observation of the health care system and hospital meetings. Coordination of the MHS CMO Summer Internship will be provided by the office of the MHS System Chief Medical Officer. Through this position, each summer intern will be supervised in the assessment of a clinical or operational problem and concept development and problem-solving for the problem. The intern will present a final paper describing the work on this project to the supervising facility CMO and to the assembled Chief Medical Officers of MHS at the end of the summer. This internship does not generate academic credit hours for Baylor University and does not require concurrent enrollment.
Award: Baylor University’s PreHealth Program wishes to recognize the student(s) chosen for this internship with an award of $2,500.00 (two thousand five hundred dollars and no cents) for each intern, in further recognition of the intern’s scholarly achievements and interviewing abilities. This award will be received at the beginning of the internship and does not include spending restrictions; this award is also not contingent on the intern’s completion of the internship.
Housing: Interns are responsible for obtaining their housing during the internship.
Employment: The intern will not be considered an employee of either Baylor University or of the Methodist Healthcare System during this internship, but may be required to complete necessary forms from MHS in order to obtain access to HIPPA protected information. The intern will not receive any compensation, fringe benefits, worker’s compensation, disability benefits or other rights normally afforded to employees of the Hospital or of Baylor, and there is no promise of any job offer upon completion of this internship. The chosen intern(s) should consider the purchase of personal professional liability insurance to cover any liability incurred while engaging in a medical environment as this is not a Baylor academic credit educational experience.
Selection Criteria: Acceptance to this program will be based on academic achievements, student involvement, and best fit in order to create valuable volunteer/institution relationships.** Eligible students must have a completed application by the deadline in order to be reviewed for this opportunity.
** Students selected to participate in this internship must attend all mandatory meetings and be dedicated to completing the internship from beginning to end. MHS will NOT make any exceptions for missed meetings or time off. If a selected student is unable to participate in the program as indicated, then the student can be removed from the internship immediately. If a student cannot participate during the program’s timeline, that student should not apply to the program.
- Submit application by Friday, March 17, 2023, to Jason_Whitt@baylor.edu
- Applicant must be a prehealth-designated student interested in furthering her/his education in medical school
- Applicant must have completed her/his sophomore or junior year at Baylor University
- Professional Resume, please upload within the online application.
- Professional Cover Letter, please upload within the online application.
- Please answer each of the essays listed within the first section of the application in 250 words or less. The purpose of this short answer response is to help the selection team understand you as a person and your fit for these opportunities.
- Letter of Recommendation: In order for your application to be considered complete, you must have two letters of reference, one from a Baylor faculty member and the other from either faculty or previous/current employers. The applicant is ultimately responsible for making sure the letters of recommendation have been received before the application deadline. Faculty and employers should submit letters directly to Jason Whitt at Jason_Whitt@baylor.edu.
**If a student attempts to submit their own recommendation letter on behalf of a professor or employer, the student's application will NOT be considered and the Office of Academic Integrity will be notified.