PrMEIR Scholars Summer Intensive Program (PSSIP)

PrMeir Summer Scholars
2018 PrMEIR Summer Scholars joined us from Hunter College, CUNY Brooklyn College, CUNY Brooklyn College, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Vassar College, Colgate University, and Bowdoin College

About PrMEIR

13 years ago, NYU School of Medicine established the Program for Medical Education Innovations andResearch (PrMEIR) to stimulate innovation in and research on the education of physicians and other health care professionals. This work has required teamwork of the highest order. PrMEIR is a group of highly skilled clinicians from many disciplines, educators, psychologists, biostatisticians, and benefactors. Together, we have done a significant body of work and published and presented it nationally and internationally. PrMEIR’s mission is to advance medical education scholarship and institute best practices for patient-centered, evidence-based medical education. We support research and practice that strengthen the links between healthcare provider training and patient health and well-being.


The PrMEIR Scholars Summer Intensive Program (PSSIP) is an innovative program for enthusiastic and inspired students. This 8-week program is designed to provide students with advanced research experience, to facilitate professional development through a weekly series of workshops, and to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the variety of routes for a career in the healthcare industry. The program is open to students in High School (must be at least 17) through Graduate School, and we invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of the PSSIP and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program.

PSSIP Teams 2019

There are 4 project teams that make up the scholars program for 2019:

  1. Database for Research on Education in Academic Medicine (DREAM) Team
  2. Business Operations for MHPE/ E4E Team
  3. Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Team
  4. Unannounced Standardized Patients (USP) Program Team

We encourage applicants to read the description of each project below thoroughly before applying. Each accepted scholar will be a part of one project team, and will work with that team to advance the goals of the project.

Participation Requirements

All participating scholars are required to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week to the program. Attendance will be required every Monday for a weekly PSSIP meeting and a professional development workshop. Each scholar will also be required to attend the weekly meeting for his/her specific team. All other hours (including make-up hours for missed time) will be arranged with the PSSIP coordinator.

>> 2020 PSSIP Application