Weekly Update

August 18 - August 25

Below is a list of important upcoming events, programs, and opportunities that we would like to highlight for you for the coming weeks. Subscribe to our listserv to receive a link to this page each week!

Non-UAAC Events

The events listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these events.

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Internship, Volunteer, Fellowship, & Job Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.

VOUNTEER RESEARCH INTERN AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine has an opening for an undergraduate volunteer research intern in the Hitsman Lab for the fall. Interns will assist in day-to-day operations of clinical trials. The position is located on Northwestern's Chicago campus and requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. For complete details of job duties and how to apply, view the flyer included below. 

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VOLUNTEER FOR NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL LAB AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recruiting volunteers for its OPTI-MOM project, a study designed to optimize medication management for pregnant women and investigate impact of genomic variability on inter-individual differences in dosing. Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend research meetings and case presentations, meet with and consent prospective participants and receive a letter of recommendation. View the attached flyer below. Interested applicants should send a resume to Tricia.Pendergrast@northwestern.edu

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STUDY COORDINATOR POSITIONS AT NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Memorial is looking for graduating pre-med students or recent graduates interested in working in clinical research. The positions entail extensive clinical exposure as well as valuable research experience working with our gastroenterologists. The positions require a 2-year commitment with a salary of approximately $35K+ per year. This is an opportunity for any students or graduates interested in medicine who want to get more clinical and research experience before applying to medical school. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to perform clinical procedures, attend international conferences, and be published in well-known physiology journals. Interested candidates should send a resume and a short cover letter to Rose Arrieta at rarrieta@northwestern.edu

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS AT GREAT LAKES NAVAL HOSPITAL

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking clinical research assistants for the Norovirus Clinical Trial Research Program located at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Norovirus Clinical Trial Research Program. A bachelor's degree and 2 - 4 years of recent experience are required. Detailed responsibilities and required skills and knowledge can be reviewed in the document below. Directions to apply are also included in the document. 

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MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING AT THE CHICAGO MARATHON

The medical volunteering program for the Chicago Marathon seeks a variety of volunteers for the Oct. 9 race. A few of the positions can be filled by pre-medical students, including assisting medial professionals at aid stations along the course and providing medical patient tracking assistance. Shift times vary within a 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. window. In the following registration link, students may register for these roles: Aid Statsions-MPTS, Aid Stations-Pre-healthcare students, Balbo-MPTS, Jackson-MPTS. Click here to register.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT WITH BOSTON-HARVARD BURN RESEARCH TEAM

Spaulding Rehabilation Hospital in Charlestown, Mass., is seeking a team-oriented research assistant to manage the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System longitudinal database. Full details of job duties can be found in the flyer below.The position requires a high degree of interaction with patients, medical staff, collaborating researchers, and the burn survivor community.  A two year commitment is strongly preferred. Applicants can email a resume and cover letter to BostonHarvardBIMS@partners.org

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CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND CTE CENTER

Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease and CTE Center has several immediate openings for full time clinical research assistants on a variety og NIH-funded projects at the center. For full details of the positions, view the flyer below. The position requires a bachelor's degree and one year experience, and it requires a two-year commitment. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Gullotti at ngullott@bu.edu

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CLINICAL RESEARCH AND REGULATORY INTERNSHIP IN DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC SURGERY AT NU FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Department of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a detail-oriented pre-medical intern for the summer who is interested in the following: clinical trials, human subjects protection, research involving human subjects, experimental drugs and devices, intellectual property, food and drug law, and health law. Excellent oral and written skills are required. The unpaid internship will be located on Northwestern's Chicago campus in Streeterville. Training will be done by senior staff. Intern(s) can expect to learn about clinical trails, federal agencies, experimental drugs and devices, and how food and drug law, health law, and IP law influence science and medicine. Applicants can send a resume and cover letter to plasticsresearch@northwestern.edu for consideration. Start date is ASAP, hours Monday - Friday (negotiable).

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYTEM DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY - EVANSTON HOSPITAL

NorthShore University HealthSystem has an opening in Evanston for a research position suited for pre-medical students graduating and planning to take a gap year before medical school or other graduate education. The position is a research fellowship in NorthShore's Surgical Outcomes Research Program (SORP). The fellow will work directly with physicians, residents, surgical fellows and research personnel in the Department of Surgery and statisticians at NorthShore Research Institute. For further information, job responsibilities and details to apply, view the informational flyer below.

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EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SCRIBE OPPORTUNITIES WITH SCRIBEAMERICA

ScribeAmerica, a contracted company staffing emergency departments and outpatient groups, is looking for seniors and graduates to fill medical scribe positions. Scribes will work one on one with physicians to chart patient encounters, learn medical terminology, pathophysiology, and medical decision making. For more details and instructions to apply, view the flyer below. Questions can be directed to Richard.Young@scribeamerica.com.

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: PRESENCE SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL

Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston is accepting applications to its volunteer program.  PSFH is a Catholic-Based Trauma Level 1 hospital and offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities.  The Patient Ambassador Track is designed for pre-med students who are seeking patient interaction, either on patient floors or in departments such as Physical Therapy and ED (after 30 hours on our patient floors).  If you’re heading towards the management side, the Administrative Track will get you experience in Medical Records, Medical Education, MRI, Library and other areas.  Lastly the Concierge Track is for those who want to help patients and family members in areas such as Admitting, Registration, Wayfinding, and at PSFH’s Medical Office Building information desk.

Interested students should send an email to PSFHVolunteers@presencehealth.org for more information. The program asks for a 50-hour commitment over three months (4 hours per week), offers free parking and uniforms and gives a $5.00 voucher for its cafeteria for 4 hours of daily service. 

GLOBAL IMPACT CORPS FELLOWSHIP: GLOBAL HEALTH VOLUNTEER ABROAD OPPORTUNITY

Looking for a winter, spring or summer fellowship opportunity abroad? Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps offers a hands-on and immersive global health volunteering experience. The program offers year-round opportunities in Ghana, Honduras and India. The program, aimed at students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine or social entrepreneurship, provides opportunities to work with local partner doctors to assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing glasses and prescribed medication and other support tasks. There are also opportunities to observe surgeries provided by the local doctors. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in the Global Impact lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. Complete details are available at the program page here.

ATLANTIS PROJECT EUROPEAN SHADOWING/HOSPITAL INTERNSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Atlantis Project seeks pre-medical and pre-health student applicants for its European hospital internship programs. The program offers pre-med students the opportunity to conduct ethical shadowing internships in European hospitals in Spain, Portugal and soon other countries as they learn about developed-world medicine and European public healthcare. The observation-only internships also include volunteering opportunities such as teaching English to hospital staff. Interested students can learn more and apply online here. The Atlantis Project awards a number of scholarships to cover program fees and travel and living costs. Learn more about the scholarships offered by visiting the scholarship page here and viewing the flyer below.

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Resources & Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only.  The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.

AAMC FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Planning to take the MCAT or apply to medical school this year, but unsure if you can afford the related fees? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) may be able to help through its Fee Assistance Program, which aims to assist those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT, apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS application and more. Fee assistance benefits are not retroactive, so it is best to submit an application as early as possible in the calendar year you intend to take the MCAT or apply to medical school. For details on eligibility, applying and more, visit the program website here.

NORTHWESTERN NETWORK MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) has launched a new mentorship program that cultivates meaningful mentorship opportunities within the Northwestern community. Watch the intro video here to learn more. The program launched in February to students in three pilot industries, but all students are welcome to join right now. Student and alumni mentees can use the platform to search for a mentor who best matches their current and future professional goals and submit a request to work with a that mentor. Alumni mentors may either accept or decline a mentorship request. If the request is accepted, the mentor and mentee connect via the platform to set their first meeting. To register, visit the program registration page here.

U.S. ARMY HEALTH PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP)

The U.S. Army seeks to recruit undergraduate pre-med students for its Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP). The program offers full tuition scholarships for medical school, dental school nursing school or other health professions education and a stipend in exchange for a minimum service requirement following graduation. Learn more by visiting the program page here and view the brochure below for more information on how to apply. Email Sergeant First Class Keith Greenwood at keith.d.greenwood.mil@mail.mil with questions.

View the program brochure

"AAMC PRE-MED NAVIGATOR" MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER LAUNCHED

The AAMC has launched an e-newsletter for pre-med students. The AAMC Pre-med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school. To see the articles in the inaugural issue or to subscribe, visit the newsletter homepage here.

MCAT REGISTRATION: JUNE - SEPT. OPEN REGISTRATION

Feb. 10

Registration for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) on dates scheduled from June through September will open on Feb. 10, 2016. For more information, visit the MCAT website. View MCAT dates on the AAMC pre-med calendar here. An AAMC ID is required to register for the MCAT, and students can set up an ID prior to the open of registration to make for a faster registration process. Set up an ID by clicking through the proper link here.

MCAT Preparation

The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:

What's on the MCAT Exam?

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APSA UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING PROGRAM

The American Physician Scientists Association has recently put an emphasis on undergraduate mentorship in order to foster the success of undergraduate students interested in a career as a physician scientist. APSA is now beginning the second year of the APSA undergraduate mentorship program. Through the program, undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career as a physician scientist are paired with professional student mentors (MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent). The year-long program provides one-on-one mentorship to undergraduate students, giving these students a point of contact for information and advice about physician scientist training. For information about the program, and a link to the application, please visit the APSA website.

NORTHWESTERN PRE-MED PEER MENTORING PROGRAM

Are you a pre-med junior or senior? Do you have mentoring experience? Do you like to help younger students? If you answered yes to these questions, Northwestern's Pre-med Peer Mentoring Program (PPMP) is recruiting new mentors for the upcoming year, and you may be the perfect fit! Applications are live and can be found here. Questions can be directed to nu.ppmp@gmail.com, and more information can be found at www.nuppmp.weebly.com.

Northwestern Career Advancement/Career Development Fund 

The Northwestern Career Advancement Career Development Fund will provide funding to support the career needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.  This program is collaboration between NCA and the Northwestern Undergraduate Budget Priorities committee, who provided the financial support to launch this initiative.  

Students can apply to receive funding to support the following career development pursuits:

An application and more information can be accessed at this link on their website.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as funds are available.

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Courses of Interest

NU ENGLISH COURSE: MEDICAL HUMANITIES

The English Department at Northwestern is offering for Fall 2016 a course on "Medical Humanities" (English 385). The course was designed by English faculty members with pre-medical and pre-health students who might be interest in taking a medical-related humanities course in mind. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and is taught by Professor Hosanna Krienke.

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