For Undergraduates (UCEP)

Program Description

The Undergraduate Clinical Education Program (UCEP) is run by SB HOME (Stony Brook Health Outreach and Medical Education), Stony Brook School of Medicine’s student-run free clinic. The program is designed to expose Stony Brook undergraduates to a clinical setting, to give them experience with patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and to educate them on fundamental clinical skills.

Students will attend a number of workshops pertaining to different medical specialties and the medical application process. They will additionally shadow medical students and attending physicians who run the clinic. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the clinic should in person shadowing resume.

Students will:

      Learn about numerous clinical conditions, including their symptoms and treatments, before each shadowing session
      Shadow medical students and attending physicians as they examine and diagnose patients (for Spring 2021, a Simulated Shadowing Experience is planned due to the pandemic. Shadowing may resume as the year progresses)
      Attend clinical workshops to learn about a diversity of topics pertaining to medical practice, including history taking, the physical exam, cardiology, radiology, ultrasonography, pathology, and telehealth
      Provide translation services to patients, should the student be bilingual in Spanish and English
      Learn how to take vital signs and the principles of a basic physical exam and differential diagnosis
      Be assigned a medical student mentor to discuss the medical school application process, help prepare applications
      Sit for mock medical school interviews, both in one-on-one and the increasingly popular multiple mini interview (MMI) formats

Students will be required to:

      Attend at least one community health education event of their choosing (should the pandemic allow for it).
      Write a double-spaced 1-page reflection of their experience after each shadowing session and workshop
      Give a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation on a condition of their choosing at the end of the program
      Fill out a feedback form at the end of the program


Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the SB HOME Steering Committee and/or faculty advisor would be happy to write a letter of recommendation.

Application Process
Students will submit an application to SB HOME. After review, they may be invited to a series of interviews with Renaissance School of Medicine students.

The deadline for applications will be Sunday, December 20th, 2020, at 11:59pm. Once we receive your application, you may be invited to an interview. We hope to make our final decisions by January 14th, 2021.

After being selected, they will be trained in HIPAA compliance—or the laws related to patient confidentiality in a clinical setting. They will also need to provide SB HOME with a copy of their immunization records and complete a waiver and release form.


To read a past participant's thoughts on the program, please click here: Reese Imhof's Thoughts on UCEP

Please direct any questions concerning the program to Maame Brako at