There are two main ways through which high schoolers can seek out research positions. You can either apply to a designated research program, or you can reach out to researchers and/or faculty of academic institutions on your own.
Given that I encourage students to approach college admissions and career choices based on a good fit model, to me the more important question is, "What can you do to find out if medicine is the right career for you?"
Universities can no longer afford to educate, train and prepare students on their own. Diminishing resources have made it imperative that we creatively collaborate with community partners to accomplish these goals