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Baylor-Scott & White Health : Hillcrest Clinical Research Internship Program

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Mission
To personally provide the highest quality healthcare in a compassionate and Christian environment, enhanced by medical education and research.

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Baylor-Scott & White Health : Hillcrest Clinical Research Internship Program

The purpose of the Baylor-Scott & White Health : Hillcrest Clinical Research Internship Program is to provide currently enrolled Baylor University undergraduate PreHealth students with the opportunity to become more involved and familiar with medicine and healthcare in a "hands on" environment within various medical fields in order to obtain the knowledge and skills needed for their academic discipline. These opportunities will also help provide our students with a unique understanding as they apply for graduate programs, professional school and residency programs, and ultimately produce professionals who are well trained for medicine and healthcare. We will begin enrolling students in the program each summer.

The Hillcrest family involves Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, a fully accredited, 236-bed acute care facility in Waco including a Level II Trauma Center and Hillcrest Family Health Center, a network of family medicine clinics. Hillcrest is a ministry of Texas Baptists and is one of seven health care institutions affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Baylor Scott & White: Hillcrest Medical Center is a "community-owned" health care organization; Hillcrest puts all profits back into the local community by providing services such as new cardiology equipment. No individual shareholder or corporation makes any profit. A local board of trustees, made up of community members, serves without pay and manages Hillcrest operations.

If you have any questions about a particular opportunity, please contact Cherise Bridgwater by e-mailing or by calling 1(254)722-3672. Thank you for your interest in the Baylor-Scott & White Health : Hillcrest Clinical Research Internship Program.

The responsibilities for each internship will be determined between the mentor and the student which will offer reasonable flexibility for both parties. However, you can view some of the Student Leader responsibilities by clicking the following link at Hillcrest - LSR Responsibilities and the Student Researcher responsibilities by cliking the following link at Hillcrest - SR Responsibilities. The internship possibilities are as follows:

  1. ENT - Dr. Charles Guy
  2. Urology - Dr. Gaines Hammond
  3. Emergency Department (ED) - TBD
  4. Family Practice - Dr. Marks Hinds
  5. Family Practice/Pediatrics/Other - Cherise Bridgwater, Administrator
  6. Family Practice Clinical Research - Michele Richardson, Research Coordinator/Dr. Dale Allison
  7. Southwest Sports Medicine - Matt Rohrer, Administrator
  8. Total Trauma Care - Paul Gonzalez, Physician Assistant

Acceptance to this program will be based on academic achievements, student involvement, and best fit in order to create valuable student/mentor relationships. Eligible students must have a completed application by the deadline in order to be reviewed for this opportunity. There are no student stipends for this program at this time.


Program Timeline:

  • December 1 - Application to the program opens
  • January 31 - Applications due
  • February - Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled
  • March - Interviews
  • April - Candidates will be selected and notified
  • May through June - credentialing process and paperwork
  • June - Summer Internships begins
  • Late July - Summer Internships conclude

Job Descriptions:

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