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Give a promising Baltimore Scholar the opportunity of a lifetime.

MERIT is recruiting clinical preceptors that can contribute anytime over the summer and community health professionals that can commit for multiple weeks.

Clinical Preceptor

Clinical Preceptors

If you are interested in precepting a scholar this summer, let us know your availability by following the link below:


Create a life-changing experience for an aspiring health care professional by allowing a MERIT Scholar to shadow you anytime you have available


This past summer, 40 Scholars took part in our clinical internship and will be shadowing for 3 hours a day from Monday-Thursday. If there are at least three days in which you will be available, click the link above! 

MERIT will make the process clear and easy. Other than a brief evaluation survey, there is no extra work involved. We take care of all compliance paperwork, HIPAA training, scheduling, and logistics. All we need to know is your availability.

Shadowing Dates and Structure:

  • July 10th - August 11th

  • Monday - Thursday (AM: 9 am - 12 pm)

Every time I work with MERIT I'm reminded why I chose this field. The MERIT students' eyes light up with every interaction they have, every procedure they observe. The students are friendly, professional, and enthusiastic---they give me the greatest hope for the future of medicine.

Christian Daniel Jones, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Lab Mentor

Community Health Mentors/Host Sites

Host a Scholar over the Summer

Create enthusiasm for community health among aspiring change agents. Inspire and motivate MERIT Scholars while working with them on their own summer projects.


Host a MERIT Scholar Intern this summer to assist your organization with community projects and initiatives! The scholar will be at your site for 3 hours a day over 5 weeks as they learn more about community health while working towards health equity.


Past Projects Include:

  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic with the Baltimore City Health Department

  • Teaching Pre-Schoolers at the House of Ruth

  • Supporting Meals on Wheels to Reduce Food Disparities

MERIT staff will take care of all scheduling, scholar stipends, transportation, and preliminary training.

Our staff will also support host site mentors in creating a developmentally appropriate scope of work for the scholar.

Internship Dates and Structure:

  • Six weeks over the Summer of 2024 

  • Monday - Thursday (9 am - 12 pm)

Email if you are interested in becoming a host-site!

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To explore ways of getting involved or ask any further questions, follow the link below:

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