For Undergraduates (UCEP)

Program Description

The Undergraduates Clinical Experience Program (UCEP) 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 5 sessions on important medical topics, held on weeknight evenings, in the Clinical Skills Center in the Stony Brook Health Sciences Center, featuring medical students and physicians.  Session topics include History & Physical, Cardiology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Socioeconomic Issues, and the Medical School Application Process. Students will also attend 1-2 clinic sessions held on Sundays to shadow in the SB HOME student run free clinic.

They will be responsible for their own transportation to the clinic.

Students will:

  • learn about a clinical condition or important clinical topic through a comprehensive lecture and interactive session in the Clinical Skills Center
  • shadow medical students and attending physicians as they examine and diagnose patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
  • learn how to take vital signs and the principles of a basic physical exam and differential diagnosis
  • receive mentoring support from medical students on the medical school application process

Students will be required to:

  • collaborate with medical students in planning a health fair 
  • write a double-spaced 1-page reflection of their experience after each clinic session
  • fill out a feedback form at the end of the program
Application Process

Applications for the Spring 2016 UCEP class are due on November 16th, 2015, 11:59 PM EST. Please follow the instructions in the link below and submit your application to Interviews will take place during the weeks of November 23rd & November 30th.


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 Cortney Crespo at