Clinical Experiences

Clinical experience can help a pre-health student determine their level of interest in a particular field, as well as provide valuable experience working alongside practicing professionals. Included is a list of some options for obtaining clinical experience.

UPMC - All Hospitals

With volunteers ranging from teens to seniors and options involving office work or patient care, there's a place for all qualifying volunteers at nearly two dozen UPMC hospitals.

Allegheny Health Network

The Allegheny Health Network supports a diverse workplace, fostering communications and participation while providing reward and recognition for individual and team achievements.

VA Hospital Hospice

The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Foxwall EMS

Volunteering as an EMT can provide valuable experience for those considering a careers as nurses, doctors, physician’s assistants, and other health professionals.

Epilepsy Association Of Western And Central Pennsylvania

The Epilepsy Association of Western Central PA (EAWCP) is a private, non-profit service organization providing public education and supportive services to individuals and families affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders.

Athena Home Health And Hospice

The Athena Institute offers an opportunity to provide companionship and become a valued member of their healthcare team. In addition to interaction with patients, volunteers learn about hospice care through the Athena Institute curriculum and meet regularly with other student volunteers to share experiences and support each other. Complete an application.

Concordia Luterhan Ministries

Concordia is a CARF accredited Aging Services Network, one of the 100 largest senior care providers in the country. It prides itself on its legacy of faithful service to others, by continually enhancing the continuum of care it provides.

Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world, to dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.

The Children's Institute

Established in 1902, The Children’s Institute is an independent, nonprofit, licensed organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, young people and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potential.

The Jewish Association On Aging

The Jewish Association on Aging is one of the premier healthcare networks in the greater Pittsburgh area, providing comprehensive services designed to keep seniors active, safe, independent and connected to the community. 

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Includes: academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics; learning and study skills development, including methods of individual and group learning; clinical exposure through virtual health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars; a health policy seminar series to expose scholars to current health policy issues, the policymaking process and analysis, health care financing, and the social determinants of health; and an introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.

PittPharmacy: Pharmacy, Innovations, Experience, Research (PIER)

PittPharmacy PIER (Pharmacy, Innovations, Experience, and Research) is a program offered by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to high school and undergraduate students to help navigate and learn about the various paths of pharmacy through an innovative curriculum, lifelong mentorship, and unique experiential sites.


For nearly 20 years, ScribeAmerica has remained the nation's largest and most progressive Medical Scribe Company. Serving over 3,500 partners in all 50 states, their dedicated team of project managers custom design, hire, train and manage medical scribe programs.

Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh

The Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders (NDRD) at Children’s Hospital is looking for summer interns to aid in scanning, filing, and data entry. This is a specialty clinic for children with rare genetic neurodegenerative disorders of the brain. Our program leads the way in Lysosomal Storage Disease research with projects in development, medicine, gene therapy treatments, and neuroimaging. We have an ongoing training program for students and clinicians who are interested in child development, neurodegenerative disorders and neuroimaging. The position would include participation in clinical research and could be extended to part-time during the school year.

Project Horseshoe Farm

Project Horseshoe Farm is dedicated to working with and building on the strengths of local communities, improving the health and quality of life of vulnerable populations, and preparing citizen service leaders for tomorrow’s communities.


MedicZero is an organization that seeks to provide bystanders with the confidence to recognize emergencies and initiate care, encourage the delivery of skillful, evidence-based care by providers, and construct community paramedicine initiatives to improve the prehospital landscape.