Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio CMO Summer Internship

Methodist Healthcare System (MHS) of San Antonio, in collaboration with Baylor University’s Honors College, has developed a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Summer Internship to provide undergraduate students who plan a career in healthcare the opportunity to spend 8 weeks of their 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 Honors College and the System Chief Medical Officer of MHS.

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 each 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.

Award: Each intern will receive a $2500 award.

Housing: Interns are responsible for obtaining their housing during the internship.

Additionally, each intern will be required to complete forms from the Methodist Healthcare System in order to obtain access to HIPPA protected information.

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 these programs must attend all mandatory meetings and be dedicated to completing the programs from beginning to end. We 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 will be removed from the program immediately. If a student cannot participate during a program’s timeline, that student should not apply to the program.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit completed application by Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Access the application here.
  • Applicant must be an Honors pre-health-designated student interested in furthering her/his education in medical school.
  • He/She must be a rising junior or senior
  • Professional Resume, submitted with application
  • Provide the names of two references who can speak to the student’s academic ability, work ethic, and character.

Completed applications should be emailed to Jason_Whitt@baylor.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 for consideration.