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

The application cycle for Fall 2016 has closed. The application cycle for Spring 2017 is expected to open sometime around late November/early December 2016.  


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 Kiran Lorick at