2017 SupremEd (Summer Pre-Med) Student Volunteer Program

What is SupremEd? 

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's six-week SupremEd Volunteer Program offers college students (ages 18 and older) considering a career as a physician the opportunity to gain experience in assisting patients through volunteering at a premier tertiary care, regional referral hospital. SupremeEd Volunteers will learn about the educational journey of becoming a physician from current medical students, residents, and physicians during a weekly speaker series and by spending time in Conemaugh Memorial's state-of-the-art Medical Skills Learning Center.

Program Requirements

  • Must commit to eight (8) hours per week (including four-hour volunteer shift)
  • May not miss more than one week
  • Must be at least entering sophomore year in college
  • Must currently be enrolled in Pre-Med course work
  • Must have a letter or email of reference
  • Must commit to follow all Volunteer Services and hospital guidelines and policies
  • Volunteer experience within Conemaugh Health System preferred

SupremEd Criteria

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a Pre-Med program and completed at least his/her first year of the program by the start date
  • Student must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Student must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career as a physician
  • Student must be polite, considerate, and demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Student must hold permanent residence in Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, or surrounding counties

Students Who Should Not Apply

  • Students who cannot commit to eight hours/week for six weeks
  • Students who have a Medical Doctorate or are currently practicing medicine in this or another country
  • Students applying in search of a recommendation

Documentation to be Submitted

  • Volunteer application online www.conemaugh.org/careers/volunteers (list "SupremEd" as interest category)
  • Copy of school transcript documenting current GPA
  • Recommendation (email or letter) preferably from a professor or advisor
  • Personal statement addressing the following points must be submitted from the applicant either in bulleted or narrative format:
    • Why have you selected medicine / becoming a physician as your career path?
    • Research describing the occupation and how this profession serves the patient
    • Academic and clinical training required
    • Tuition and related expenses
    • Anticipated future job market in Pennsylvania and nationally for this specific career

Submitting Completed Information

Once you have submitted the online volunteer application located at www.conemaugh.org/volunteer, the required documentation below can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Mail completed requests directly to
    • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Volunteer Services, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905
    • Fax to (814) 534-9431
    • Scan or email to mross@conemaugh.org

All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the SupremEd Volunteer Program. Spaces are limited. Students who meet qualifications and criteria will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

For questions, contact Volunteer Services at (814) 534-9129

Created 03/2017