INDIANAPOLIS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today the launch of another medical student education program, an internship for aspiring physicians. The Lilly Medical Student Intern Program, the second phase of its medical student programs, offers opportunities for medical students between their first and second years to work alongside healthcare professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to gain scientific knowledge and experience in several areas, including preclinical research, clinical trial development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, bio-ethics and patient safety. Six students from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine will be the first to participate in the intern program at Eli Lilly and Company's Indianapolis headquarters. Students will expand their knowledge of the industry by spending time at other facilities, including Covance and Elanco, networking with executive leadership and participating in team-building activities with other summer interns across the company. "We see a great synergy in the making, as these students will have the opportunity to obtain unique, real-world experiences in the realm of drug discovery and development and the myriad of regulatory, legal and business aspects of the pharmaceutical industry," said Dr. Bryan Larsen, Ph.D., associate dean for biomedical sciences, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. "And Marian University will enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to showcase some of its very promising student doctors to the leaders of one of the most revered pharmaceutical companies in the world," he added. This is the second medical student program launched by Lilly this year. In February, Lilly announced a new partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine to debut the Medical Student Rotation Program, a four-week experiential learning program for fourth-year medical students. The 10-week internship program with Marian University students, which will run from May through August, matches interns with projects based on their skills and interests. Experienced, knowledgeable mentors will help students gain hands-on experience and explore diverse career options in healthcare.