Pre-Med Volunteers

Applications for summer 2021 are at capacity and have now closed. Updates for the fall rotation will be posted in the coming months.

The Pre-Medical Student Volunteer Program, under the leadership of Jason Cohen, MD, FACS, is for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who are planning to go on to medical school.

What to Expect

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and continued restrictions on shadowing, Cedars-Sinai will be running a four-week speaker series. Each week we will have two 90-minute meetings with guest physicians who will present interesting cases, and share their journeys into and through medicine with you. There will be a total of eight meetings, held from 4–5:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. The Summer Rotation will begin July 19th until August 11.


Pre-Med Student program volunteers must be at least 18 years old and you will need to:

  • Complete at least 1 semester of college 
  • Show a minimum of 3.5 GPA 
  • Submit an online application 
  • Attend general volunteer orientation
  • Complete a background check

To participate in the volunteer program, you must:

  • Attend two weekly virtual meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4–5:30 p.m.
  • Complete online orientation
  • Log volunteer hours after each meeting
How to Apply

An “Apply Now” link at the top of this screen will be active once applications for the fall 2021 rotation are open. We do not have a time frame for the fall rotation at this time, and updates will be posted to this website.

The Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application. Candidates will be chosen for an interview and successful candidates will be required to complete a background check, online orientation and a health appointment. This is subject to change based on the needs of the department.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact the Volunteer Services team Monday through Friday by phone, or send us a message.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Pacific time