CMO Internship Program - Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas

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Led by Dr. Irving Prengler, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) has designed a summer internship in collaboration with Baylor University's Prehealth Program. The BSWH Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Summer Internship is designed to provide undergraduate Prehealth students the opportunity to spend 8 weeks of their summer working with senior executive leaders of BSWH-North Texas. The BSWH CMO Summer Interns will be selected through a competitive application process coordinated with BU's Director of Prehealth Programs and BSWH's Vice President of Health Equity (see attached timeline).

There are two key elements to the BSWH CMO Summer Internship designed concurrently during the internship period:

  • Experience in health care system and hospital administrative leadership
  • Experience in healthcare-related research, concept development, and problem-solving related to current health care issues

The BSWH CMO Summer Internship will link each student intern with one member of the BSWH Chief Medical Officer Operations Council (a group of senior health care system physicians and administrators) who agrees to serve as a mentor and provide the intern's supervision during the internship. Through this relationship the student intern will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of health care system administrative leadership and executive decision making through direct observation at strategic and operational health care system and hospital meetings.

Overall coordination of the BSWH CMO Council Summer Internship will be provided by the Baylor Scott & White Health Internship Coordinator. The BSWH Internship Coordinator will provide administrative support, and coordination for the summer internship experience. Through this position, each summer intern will be supervised in the performance of health care related research, concept development and problem-solving for a relevant research topic selected by the intern's CMO Internship Mentor. These efforts will culminate in a final paper to be presented to the supervising CMO Internship Mentor and a PowerPoint presentation to be delivered at the CMO Council Summer Internship dinner to be held at the end of the summer.


Program Timeline

  • December 1- Application to the program opens
  • February  - Applications due
  • February -March - Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled
  • March - Baylor University and Baylor Scott & White Health interviews
  • March - Candidates will be selected and notified
  • April - Mandatory orientation for contract candidates
  • May through June - Mandatory credentialing process and paperwork
  • June - Summer Internships begins*
  • Late July - Summer Internships conclude

* The Internship starts the first week of June and runs for 8 weeks.

Acceptance to this program will be based on academic achievements, student involvement, and best fit in order to create valuable intern/institution relationships. Eligible students must have a completed application by the deadline in order to be reviewed for this opportunity. Applicants must be available to commit to the months of June and July.** CLICK HERE to review the internship student requirements and responsibilities.

Learn more about the required application materials for the BSWH CMO Summer Internship opportunity at If you would like to read more about the BSWH-CMO Internship learning objectives, then please CLICK HERE.

** 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 you cannot participate during a program's timeline, you should not apply to that program.

Prehealth Programs

(254) 710-3659

Mailing Address
One Bear Place #97341
Waco, TX 76798-7108

Office Location
BSB B111