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!
The events listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these events.
SPEAKING EVENT: DR. MICHAEL GISONDI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Nov. 30 - 7 p.m.
Technological Institute, LR5, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208
The New Life Volunteering Society will present a special event featuring Dr. Michael Gisondi, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine residency program at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gisondi will discuss his experiences in medicine and the path that led him to his specialty. The event will be held in the Tech building on Northwestern's Evanston campus at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30.
READING WEEK CAREER TREK TO UNITEDHEALTHCARE OF IL
Dec. 2, 2015 - 1-5 p.m.
Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Student Alumni Engagement Program invite students to participate in a Reading Week Career Trek to UnitedHealthcare of IL to hear from President and CEO Colleen Van Ham (WCAS '94). The trip offers the opportunity to gain insights into one of the nation's largest healthcare companies and learn about different career paths in the healthcare industry. The event is open to all students, from first-years to job-searching seniors. It is free, but registration is required. Registration and further important details can be found here, and questions can be directed to email@example.com.
SNMA AND UCSF "MED-STUDENT FOR A DAY" PRE-MEDICAL STUDENT CONFERENCE
Dec. 5, 2015 (Nov. 29 registration deadline)
UCSF Parnassus Campus, San Francisco, CA
University of California, San Francisco and the Student National Medical Association are hosting a pre-medical student conference "Med-Student for a Day" on Saturday, Dec. 5. Registration is free and available here. Registration ends Nov. 29. The conference is intended to give underrepresented in medicine and first generation/low income college students a head start at preparing for medical school applications, a glimpse at medical student life, and a chance to network with physicians, medical students, and fellow pre-med students. The day will include remarks from UCSF School of Medicine Faculty, a medical student panel, and many interactive workshops and mock interviews. Find more information here.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The Boston University School of Medicine is looking for a Clinical Trial Research Coordinator in the Alzheimer's Disease and CTE Center to start immediately. Responsibilities include managing regulatory materials, communication with study sponsors, screening and recruiting study participants, conducting diagnostic interviews, administering cognitive and other rating scales, scheduling and coordinating study visits, and more. A bachelor's degree is required, as is at least one year of experience in clinical trials or a similar clinical research setting. For more information and how to apply, contact Nicole Gullotti at firstname.lastname@example.org and view the full job description in the flyer below.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: NU FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT
Pre-medical and pre-health students are invited to apply for a research study assistant/research coordinator position as part of a federally-funded study at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on quality of life outcomes after stroke. Pre-medical students have previously held the position and gained co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications as well as valuable experience before medical school. For more information, see the full job description on the NU Careers page under job ID 26763. Interested students should apply through the NU Careers website and may contact associate professor Andrew M. Naidech at email@example.com with questions.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT, NU-FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for a full-time (Monday-Friday) research assistant. 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.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: OSHER CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University is looking to recruit new research assistants/interns to become involved with its national research study. The study is called PRIMIER: Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry. The Center is looking for students who are looking to gain experience interacting with patients, learn more about integrative medicine (IM), meet Northwestern IM faculty, and gain a fundamental understanding of what is involved in conducting clinical research. You may also have opportunities to network with the providers in the center and other areas of the hospital that interest you. Students interested in hearing more about the position should contact Stephanie Schuette at email@example.com. For additional information about the PRIMIER study, visit the study's website here.
PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP: NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM BREAST RESEARCH PROGRAM
Dec. 14 application deadline
The Department of Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem is looking to hire two paid summer interns to work with its Breast Research Program. During the internship, interns typically work on one or two projects related to breast cancer and are responsible for collecting clinical data throughout the summer, as well as presenting their projects at the end of their internship. In addition to these projects, interns have the opportunity to attend lectures and grand rounds, shadow a variety of different specialties and in the simulation lab at Evanston Hospital, and gain mentorship from members of the medical field. In some cases, there are opportunities for publication as well. Interviews will be conducted in December and January, and a full job description can be viewed here. Interested students should send a cover letter, one-page resume and academic transcript (unofficial is OK) to Mary Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 14. Any questions can be directed to Mary Turk or Alex Kyrillos at email@example.com.
JOB OPPORTUNITY (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.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites undergraduate students to apply for its summer research opportunities Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) and Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM). Both programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs. The two eight-week programs are held concurrently from June 2 - July 29, but students on a quarter system can start as late as July 13 and participate in the program for seven weeks. Northwestern students interested in applying and starting the program late should make the program aware of such when applying by separately emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the SIBS program and how to apply here, and the PARAdiGM program here.
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.
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY (PAID): GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS
Global Health Corps is searching for 160 young leaders from every sector for its 2016-2017 class of Global Health Corps fellows. During the yearlong paid fellowship, GHC fellows work in a range of roles within partner organizations on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia, developing as leaders and making an impact every day. For more details, eligibility and application details, visit the program page here. Applications are open Nov. 4 - Feb. 2.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY (PAID): SHORT-TERM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED PERSONS (STEP-UP)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking applicants for the 2015 Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) program. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct biomedical research for 10 weeks during the summer (start dates are flexible). For more details, eligibility and application details, visit the program page here or view the flyer below. Applications are available Nov. 15 - Feb. 16.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: 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.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: SUMMER MENTORSHIP AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
Application deadline: March 1, 2016 (course runs June 13 - July 29)
The American Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic offers its ninth annual summer mentorship/internship course "Reproductive Medicine and Research." The Program gives pre-med students the opportunity to receive mentoring from world-renowned faculty in medicine and health sciences, participate in research, engage in intensive training and scientific writing publish research articles, and listen to lectures. For more details and information and to apply, visit the program page here or view the flyer below. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
NORTHWESTERN INTRAMURAL GLOBAL HEALTH CASE COMPETITION
Info session: Dec. 2 - 6 p.m., University Hall 101
Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2016
Interested in global health? Want to work with a team of your peers to address a global health challenge? Then apply to be a part of the 3rd annual Northwestern Intramural Global Health Case Competition to be held on February 13, 2016. Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students will team up across disciplines to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health recommendations. Each team will be presented with a case study outlining global health challenges not only related to public health, but also medicine, policy, engineering, etc. Team members will work together to design an intervention and corresponding presentation. Interested participants should submit an online application by January 10, 2016. Learn more about the competition in an info session on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in University Hall, room 101.
NU CHICAGO FIELD STUDIES SPRING 2016 COURSE/INTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
Dec. 11 - 10 a.m.
Info sessions: Dec. 1 (11 a.m.), Dec. 1 (4 p.m.), Dec. 3 (2 p.m.), Dec. 4 (4 p.m.) – 1813 Hinman Ave, Seminar Room, First floor, Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern's Chicago Field Studies Internship Program has extended its spring 2016 application deadline to Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. Among the included courses is "Public Health," an exploration of the history of public health and examination of the current issues facing it, including food safety, gun violence, and healthcare reform. The course pairs with all health related internships. The extended deadline also applies to the following courses: "Legal," "Modern Workplace," "Civic Engagement," "Environment, Science, and Sustainability," "Humanities," and “Social Justice.” Interested students can read more about the program and Spring Quarter here. For full details of the previously listed information sessions, see the program's full schedule here. Questions? Contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-467-0605.
NU-FEINBERG HEALTH PROFESSIONS RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM (HPREP)
Dec. 14 application deadline
Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) present the Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP), a six-week education and exposure program for students from diverse backgrounds with interest in pursuing a career in the health professions. The program offers students the opportunity to see and hear minority health professionals discuss issues at the forefront of medicine and interact with minority healthcare students on a regular basis. Other opportunities the program provides include immersion in medical school curriculum, performing basic medical physicals, medical school application guidance (MCAT workshops, personal statement writing, mock interviews) and mentoring by healthcare students. Sessions will be held on six Saturday mornings (8 a.m. – noon) from Jan. 16 – Feb. 20, 2016. More information can be found here, and the application can be completed here.
NORTHWESTERN PEER INCLUSION EDUCATOR (PIE) PROGRAM
The Northwestern Division of Student Affairs is seeking applicants for its Peer Inclusion Educator (PIE) program, which offers students the opportunity to gain skills in workshop facilitation and join a community of social change agents. PIEs help facilitate workshops on power, privilege, oppression, group dynamics and all things social justice. The opportunity is open to undergraduates and graduate students, and the application can be found here. Accepted students are required to attend a one-day training on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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.
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
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, Oct. 18. 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: CHEM 101, CHEM 210, ECON 201, ECON 202, MATH 212, MATH 220, MATH 224, MATH 230, PHYSICS 135-1, PHYSICS 135-2, PSYCH 110, STAT 210. General writing help is also available. Visit the program page for more information.
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 pursing 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.
PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC ALLIED HEALTH CARE - NU INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
The Practicum in Athletic Allied Health Care certificate program, offered by NU’s School of Continuing Studies, provides students with hands-on health care experiences with the NU Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Department through rotations, traditional lecture-based learning via educational in-services, and personal professional development. Participants will observe professional sports medicine practices, identify injuries with the assistance of medical professionals and assist physicians and athletic trainers during practices and games. Only full-time NU undergraduates are eligible to participate and must apply before Dec. 1 of their second year but may apply as early as Dec. 1 of their first year. Visit www.scs.northwestern.edu/athletics-practicum for more details.
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.
KIEI-911 MEDICAL PRODUCT EARLY STAGE COMMERCIALIZATION -- DEADLINE EXTENDED
Dec. 4 application deadline
The KIEI-911 Medical Product Early Stage Commercialization course at Northwestern's Kellog School of Management is welcoming more applications form non-Kellog Students. The experiental learning course is offered to students from Kellog, McCormick, Feinberg, Law and select undergraduates. The course invites students to apply management and consulting frameworks directly in the commercialization process for university-backed companies with innovative medical product technologies. Teams of 4-5 students -- selected based on their skills, experience and interest -- consult with companies curated by Northwestern's Innovation and New Ventures Office. Interested students can apply here, and questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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