Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital seeks six college students to participate in this year's Future Physicians Program. This six-week program allows undergraduate, pre-medicine students to shadow physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other providers for a well-rounded experience.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with a concentrated focus on pre-medicine (preference will be given to students that have completed at least two years, however all applications will be accepted and reviewed)
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA – please provide a copy of your current college transcript
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR be willing to receive your COVID-19 vaccination at Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital
  • Be available for orientation on June 13, 2022
  • Be available to participate Monday-Thursday from June 13 to July 28, 2022
    • Rotation 1       June 13-16
    • Rotation 2       June 20-23
    • Rotation 3       June 27-30
    • Rotation 4       July 11-14
    • Rotation 5       July 18-21
    • Rotation 6       July 25-28

Applicants must also submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 250-word essay - using Mercy Health’s core values, write an essay on how you have seen these values demonstrated through your work and/or educational pursuits (
  • Two letters of reference, one must be from a professor or TA

To apply, please email all application documents to Christopher Hines at The deadline to apply is April 14, 2022, at noon CST. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 22, 2022.

For 14 years, Lourdes Hospital has offered the Future Physicians Program, which gives participants an in-depth look at a career in medicine and hopes to inspire students to pursue this rewarding field.