The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

Summer Research Scholar Program

The Summer Research Scholar Program, partially funded by The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, is offered through the Department of Education (DOE) and provides valuable assistance to LVHN divisions while giving students a project-based experience that links their academic pursuits to a professional working environment. Scholars serve in departments such as family medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedics, nephrology, infectious diseases, human resources, organizational effectiveness, and marketing and public affairs.

Kerri Green, MS, MEd, Education Consultant, Youth Programs, LVHN, coordinates the program and says she is always impressed that in just eight weeks, mentors and scholars working collaboratively can further important clinical research and conduct quality improvement projects aimed at improving patient-centered care and health outcomes. There are also non-clinical projects aimed at improving workflows, reducing inefficiencies, and increasing productivity.

Historically, the Summer Research Scholar Program reaches back more than 35 years. In 2002, the program was branded as the Research Scholar Program and in 2017, it was updated with a new blinded application structure and system to collect program and participant data.