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Student Research and Internships

An aptitude in research improves your ability to define and analyze a problem, and interpret results once you get them—skills that are critical for medicine and the health professions! Internships provide insight into a range of careers and allow our students to develop new skills that help distinguish them from other health professions applicants.

Lake Forest students gain research and professional experience through the following: 

Related in Pre-Health

Student Organization

Future Health Professionals

Student Research Stories

  • Natalie Kukulka '13
    Tylenol recently awarded Natalie Kukulka ’13 a $10,000 scholarship for her devotion to academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and community engagement.
  • Chisomo Mwale 
    Chisomo Mwale ’19 received a 2018 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel grant to present her senior project research on Parkinson’s disease at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, November 3–7.


…that a significant research experience is considered a plus for many health care programs? Consider doing research for a summer, an independent study, or a senior thesis!