CMO Internship - Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio

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 their summer working with senior executive leaders of MHS. The MHS CMO Summer Intern will be selected through a competitive application process coordinated with BU's Director of Prehealth Programs 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 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 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.


Stipend: There may or may not be a small stipend allocated to offset some of the expenses the student will incur during the eight week internship. It will depend on the funds available each year.

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

Employment: The intern will be required to complete necessary employment forms from the Methodist Healthcare System in order to receive his/her stipend and obtain access to HIPPA protected information.

Program Timeline

  • December - Application to the program opens
  • February - Applications due
  • March - Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled
  • March - Candidates will be selected and notified
  • April - Mandatory orientation for contract candidates
  • May - Mandatory credentialing process and paperwork
  • June - Summer Internships begins
  • Late July or Early August - Summer Internships conclude

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 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 #97108
Waco, TX 76798-7108

Office Location
BSB B111