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The events listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these events.
SUNY DOWNSTATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE M.D. PROGRAM INFO SESSION
June 15 and July 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alumni Atrium - 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11203
State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine is hosting information sessions for its M.D. program on Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, July 20, for college juniors and seniors and college graduates. Interested students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet current students, get admissions information and get an overview of the curriculum. For more information and registration, visit sls.downstate.edu/openhouse or view the flyer below.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
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.
FULL-TIME CLINCIAN ASSISTANT AT ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY
Advanced Dermatology, the practice of Dr. Amy Forman Taub, seeks pre-medical students interested in working full time as a clinician assistant in dermatology for a year or two. Main responsibilities of the position include assisting physicians and physician assistants with all aspects of care including surgical procedures, phlebotomy and phone triage. Candidates should have excellent communication and computer skills, be able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment. A full job description can be viewed in the file linked below. This is a full-time position that requires some evenings and Saturdays. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 847-459-4610. EOE M/F
DOULA POSITION AT CHRISTOPHER HOUSE
Christopher House, a nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing educational and human services, has an opening for a community-based doula in its Teen Parent Program in Chicago. The positions involves providing birthing support, linking pregnant participants to the health care system, working with other health care providers, visiting participants in their homes and more (see the full job description below for more information). The doula will have the opportunity to work alongside doctors and midwives, gaining experience in maternal and child health. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Bridget Lally, associate director of the Teen Parenting Program, at email@example.com.
PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST AT NOVACARE REHABILITATION
NovaCare Rehabilitation, an out-patient physical therapy clinic in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, is looking to hire a full-time patient service specialist for this summer. The role will allow for extensive work with patients, specifically in demonstrating exercises, supervising physical therapy exercises, and setting up e-STIM/ultrasound. It will also involve rehab tech and administrative work such as schedule, taking copays, billing, verifying insurance, and general clinic management and upkeep. The job begins training in mid to late May for a full time start in June. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Resumes are welcome.
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.
EXTERNSHIP (VOLUNTEER) OPPORTUNITY WITH CHICAGO MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN
May 1 application deadline
The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, a program of the Legal Council for Health Justice, is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a volunteer externship position for the 2016-2017 school year. Externs will have a wide variety of responsibilities, but will be able to be involved in all aspects of the CMLPC's work, from policy initiatives to helping with client intakes. The applicant should be well-rounded, have a desire to work in a healthcare field and have an interest in policy. Spanish language fluency is a plus. For more information and instructions to apply, view the opportunity flyer below. Program dates are approximately August 2016 - May 2017 and are flexible. Additional information is available on the organization's careers page.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Program at the University of Kansas seeks a research assistant. Responsibilities include administering neuropsychological, eye movement and MRI tests, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, participating in lab meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. Applicants should have a BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested applicants are asked to make at least a 2-year commitment. To apply, send a resume, a cover letter describing career goals and relevant background information, and a list of three references to email@example.com. Learn more in the flyer below.
PAID INTERNSHIP AT TROELSON & PRICE, INC.
Troelsen & Price, Inc. is a medical cost consultancy company that works to make medicine in the U.S. more affordable for those who need it. The company seeks pre-medical and pre-health applicants for a paid internship. Interested students should reach out to Chase Isaac at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a resume. Learn more about the company at www.troelsenprice.com.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND CTE CENTER
Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center at Boston University School of Medicine seeks to hire several research assistants to working on a variety of projects focused on Alzheimer's disease and CTE. Responsibilities for these positions include the administration of neuropsychological and other tests, patient interviewing, and other tasks. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience. A minimum two-year commitment is required. View a full job description below. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Gullotti at email@example.com.
FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANTS AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine is hiring full-time (Monday - Friday) and part-time research assistants immediately and over the summer. Research experience is not required. The position involves assisting with a variety of research-related tasks, data entry, and some data collection. Feinberg is looking for dedicated, hard-working, conscientious individuals who work well in a team and can work comfortably with older men and women who may have ongoing medical problems. Competitive hourly compensation. If you are interested, send your resume and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center seeks a talented individual for an immediate opening to serve as a research coordinator of Alzheimer's disease treatment and diagnosis clinical trials. The individual will be a key member of the clinical research staff of the NIH-funded BU Alzheimer's Disease and CTE Center. Responsibilities include screening and recruiting study participants, conducting diagnostic interviews, administering cognitive and other rating scales, and scheduling and coordinating study visits, as well as other related duties. A minimum two-year commitment is required, and qualifications include a bachelor's degree, preferably with one or more years of experience in clinical trials or similar research setting. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Nicole Gullotti at email@example.com.
RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR FOR BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH PROJECT
Boston University School of Medicine is hiring a Recruitment Coordinator for a new research project that seeks to develop methods of diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) during life. Qualifications for the position include a minimum 2-year commitment, bachelor's or master's degree in specific fields of study, experience in leadership roles, interpersonal and public speaking skills, strength in written and oral communication, social media outreach, exceptional organization and project management skills, marketing experience, and knowledge of football. The Recruitment Coordinator will oversee all activities to recruit former professional and collegiate football players from across the country to participate in the study. For a complete description and more details view the flyer below. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Nicole Gullotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: OLD IRVING PARK COMMUNITY CLINIC
The Old Irving Park Community Clinic, a health care clinic in Chicago that provides free health care for uninsured patients, seeks pre-medical volunteers. Pre-med volunteers at the clinic will be responsible for rescheduling patients, taking patient past medical history and patient vitals, helping with the clinic's medication assistance program, and helping as needed in the clinic. Interested students should contact the clinic at 773-427-0298 and ask for Chris Kuzich or email Chris at email@example.com.
TRAINEE TO FULL TIME POSITION FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
The Esophageal Center of Gastroenterology Lab at Northwestern Memorial Hospital looks to hire a graduating pre-medical student willing to train for 4-6 once per week starting in April and work full time upon graduation. The job entails extensive clinical exposure as well as research experience working with an esophageal physiology research team under the supervision of Dr. John Pandolfino. The position requires a two-year commitment with a salary of approximately $35K+ per year. A potential gap years opportunity, the position offers the selected candidate the opportunity to perform clinical procedures, attend international conferences, and be published in well-known physiology journals. Interested candidates should send a résumé and a short cover letter to Katherine Ritter at KatherineRitter2015@u.northwestern.edu.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (HCOP)
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Marquette University seeks undergraduate applicants for its free College Science Enrichment Program (CESP), a six-week summer experience funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and designed for college students interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical lab scientist, dentist (pre-dental), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant, or speech pathologist and audiologist. The experience offers opportunities for clinical exposure, lab dissection, career exploration, DAT preparation, professional development, and cross-cultural competency. The summer curriculum is free and offers a stipend. To be eligible, students must be a rising college sophomore, junior or senior, have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (transcripts required), be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and be educationally or financially disadvantaged. The program runs from June 16 - July 29, and the early deadline to apply is March 1. Applications are accepted until the program is full. To learn more and apply visit the program page here. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCATION SUMMER CAMP
May 6 application deadline
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Chicagoland seeks volunteers for it's summer camp being held from June 11 - June 17 at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL, for kidsages 6-17 who are diagnosed with a muscle disease. The camp, offered at no cost, provides a fun, safe camping experience that includes activities like horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, and more. MDA seeks to recruit about 100 volunteer counselors to pair one-on-one with campers, supporting the campers day and night so that they can do all the activities the camp offers. Counselors push wheelchairs, lift and transfer kids and provide assistance with activities as needed while also participating alongside the campers. The camp is an overnight camp, so volunteers must commit to being on site the entire week. MDA provides pre-camp training to all volunteers, and meals will be provided. MDA will verify 144 volunteer hours. Volunteers must meet the following requirements: Be at least 16 years of age, be able to lift and care for campers and assist with their needs, complete an application and submit three references, have a medical exam within the past year, present up-to-date immunization records, receive a favorable criminal background check, and complete an interview with MDA staff. Applications are due by May 6. Interested students should contact Alicia Santeralli at 312-873-1440 or email@example.com for an application. Questions can be directed to Hayley Opgenorth at HOpgenorth@mdausa.org.
MEDICAL SCRIBE AT PHYSASSIST
PhysAssist Scribes is hiring for part time and full time medical scribe positions at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL, and seeks applications from graduating seniors. Medical scribes will have the opportunity to work side by side with physicians as they see patients, document patient history, document physical exams and procedures, record x-ray, lab and diagnostic test results, and prepare plans for follow-up care. For more information and to apply, visit the PhysAssist website here. For any questions, contact Katie Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(FOR GRADUATING SENIORS): RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
The Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, seeks qualified candidates to fill a research assistant position, with employment starting in May/June 2016. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients. Click here for more details and instructions for applying.
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.
LIFEGUARDS AND SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS AT NORRIS AQUATICS CENTER
The Norris Aquatics Center on Northwestern's Evanston campus is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors. Lifeguard positions require lifeguard training, first aid certification, and CPR/AED certification. Full details of the positions and instructions to apply, visit the Norris Aquatics Center website 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.
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.
PEER-LED UNDERGRADUATE STUDY (PLUS) DROP-IN STUDY SESSIONS
Drop in to study with others in your classes, and get help from a peer leader. The Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching and the NU Office of Residential Academic Initiatives have partnered to offer weekly Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) drop-in study sessions beginning Sunday, April 17 through the June 5. The weekly sessions take place every Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Allison Dining Hall and are free and open to all students. Experienced peers will be available to help with course questions or writing projects, and the sessions will offer help with the following courses: BIO 215, CHEM 103, CHEM 210, ECON 201, ECON 202, MATH 214, MATH 224, MATH 230, PHYSICS 130-3, PHYSICS 135-1, PHYSICS 135-3, PSYCH 110, and STAT 210.
JUNIOR EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY WITH GLOBAL MEDICAL BRIGADES
The executive board of NU Global Medical Brigades is seeking applicants for Junior Executive (JE) positions. Global Medical Brigades is an organization that works each year to send a brigade to communities in South America to develop sustainable health initiatives and provide relief where there is limited access to healthcare. JEs will work closely with the executive members on a task force committee to help the club run smoothly. Task force committees handle social, educational, marketing/outreach, fundraising initiatives. To apply, click here.
CHAPTER LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH HEALTH GUARDIANS OF AMERICA
Health Guardians of America, a 501(c)(3) health nonprofit organization leading a nationwide health campaign for the public health issue of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, is currently recruiting premedical students to lead the founding chapter at Northwestern led by medical students. For consideration send a resume to email@example.com.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH DOCTHOUGHTS
DocThoughts, an online resource for students to gain an inside perspective of the medical field directly from the professionals, is looking for proactive and dedicated pre-medical students to join its leadership team. DocThoughts' mission is to provide the nation’s future physicians answers to key questions regarding what it truly means to be a physician. DocThoughts conducts relevant, direct and concise interviews with deans, residents, physicians and other professionals in the field and produces them in the form of 5-minute YouTube bits. View the DocThoughts YouTube channel here. By joining DocThoughts, students will get the chance to connect with leaders in the healthcare field and work alongside other medical students to build a national platform. Interested students should send a resume and short introduction of themselves to DocThoughtsMail@gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
"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: JAN. - MAY OPEN REGISTRATION
Registration for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) on dates scheduled from January through May will open on Oct. 21. 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 REGISTRATION: JUNE - SEPT. OPEN REGISTRATION
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.
The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:
What's on the MCAT Exam?
- MCAT FAQs
- MCAT Sample Test
- Official Guide to the MCAT Exam (including online practice questions)
- Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL's iCollaborative
- Khan Academy MCAT Collection
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 email@example.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:
- Travel to professional interviews for internship or full-time employment
- Travel to professional conferences
- Travel to professional career events
- Travel to graduate school interviews
- Purchase of professional attire
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.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SUMMER EMERGENCY WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSES
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering summer emergency wilderness medicine courses. Classes are offered on the following subjects: Costa Rica Pre-Med Wilderness & Tropical Medicine (July 21-30), Colorado Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine (Aug. 7-19), Greenland Pre-Med Climate Change & Polar Medicine (Aug. 8-16). Need-based scholarships are available for the Colorado-based course. Visit www.coloradowm.org to learn more and register. The Colorado-based course also has volunteer marketing assistant and curriculum assistant positions available that do not require being in Colorado. To apply, send a resume and a letter of interest indicating what you hope to gain from the experience and what skills and strengths you bring to the course to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE COURSE
The University of Colorado Emergency Department is offering a hands-on course in point-of-care ultrasound and emergency medicine for pre-health undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. The Colorado-based course is offered in two sessions, June 17 - 19 (June 10 application deadline) and August 5 - 7 (July 29 application deadline).
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