Events & Opportunities

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-HPA Events

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

SUMMERFEST 2018

Begin planning your summer break with help from Northwestern offices and programs at SummerFest! Explore opportunities abroad, spend time improving communities across the US, or discover more about how to secure your dream internship, with help finding the resources you need. Don’t forget to bring your resume for walk-up reviews and enjoy all of the free food at SummerFest!  Come on January 17 from 12:00-3:00pm in the Shepard Engagement Center, or January 18 from 7:00-9:00pm in 560 Lincoln.

NCA WINTER INTERNSHIP & JOB FAIR

Northwestern Career Advancement’s two-day Winter Internship & Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23 & Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 12-4 p.m. in Norris, 2nd Floor. Northwestern students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet 80+ organizations in a variety of industries over both days of the fair. Students should attend both days to meet two different sets of employers. The dress code is business casual. View the website for a list of employers attending.

NUPP LECTURE SERIES: ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT MEDICINE AND SARCOMA
The Northwestern University Pre-Health Professional Student Group is excited to announce the next lecture in their series for this academic year. Dr. Paul Kent will be speaking about his work on Friday, January 12. Please see event details below:
What: Dr. Paul Kent is the Medical Director of the Sarcoma Program at Rush University Medical Center in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.  He is also a leader is Rush's Physicianship Training, and an advocate for Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.  He will be speaking on his experiences with AYA's and Sarcomas--please join us for this very special occasion and bring your questions! 

When: Friday, January 12 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wieboldt Hall, Room 506 (339 E. Chicago Ave.)

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE INFORMATION SESSION

Highlights at this interactive event include: first-hand alumni accounts, learning about the admissions process, information about financial aid and more. Register here

When: Saturday, January 20 - 1 p.m.
Where: Waldorf Astoria Chicago - 11 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 60611

UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY INFORMATION SESSIONS

UIC College of Pharmacy invites students to attend an upcoming on-campus or online information session to learn more about pharmacy careers and their program. Register here

Chicago Information Session
Wednesday, January 31
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Check-In: College of Pharmacy Lobby - 833 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, January 17
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LATINO MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION (LMSA) 2018 REGIONAL CONFERENCE

The 2018 Annual LMSA Midwest Regional Conference will hosted by the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. This is a chance to meet fellow students from the Midwest LMSA chapters, network with friends and exhibitors, discuss issues important to the region at large, and understand what you can do to support our community in the current political climate. View LMSA website for more information and to register. 

When: Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Internship, Volunteer, Fellowship, & Job Opportunities

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

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK PROGRAM AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in collaboration with Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences are thrilled to announce a new alternative spring break program. This week-long intensive program exposes students to classrooms, research labs, admissions and career counseling, clinical settings, and self-exploration. The program is designed to be an entry point into opportunities for mentoring, summer research, and MCAT test preparation. Chosen participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with outstanding FSM faculty, students, residents, and fellows while learning what it takes to be both a successful medical school applicant and student. The program will take place March 26-29, 2018 from 7:30am to 5:00pm and March 30, 2018 from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Transportation from the Evanston Campus, breakfast, and lunch will be covered throughout the program. Attendance is mandatory for every component of the program. The application deadline is January 14 at 5 p.m. Apply here, or contact Teresa Mastin at Teresa.Mastin@northwestern.edu

FULL-TIME RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATORS AT FEINBERG

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for full-time (Monday - Friday) research study coordinators. Research experience is not required. The position involves assisting with a variety of research related tasks, data entry, and data collection. They are looking for dedicated, hard-working, conscientious individuals who work well in a team and can work comfortably with older men and women who have ongoing medical problems. Competitive hourly compensation. If you are intersted, please send your CV and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk (k-domanchuk@northwestern.edu). 

 

RESEARCH INTERN OPPORTUNITY IN TOBACCO USE AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING

The Nicotine Dependence and Treatment Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented students to assist with a research study on tobacco use and cognitive functioning beginning in 2018. As an research intern, students will have the opportunity to directly interact with participants and run study procedures, including the administration of psychiatric interviews and cognitive tasks, as well as the opportunity to learn more about clinical studies in our lab examining smoking cessation. The position is ideal for students who excel at interpersonal communication, have an interest in health behaviors, and would like the opportunity to interact with research study participants. Please see the full description here

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION AT MASSACHUSETTES GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of the research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit their website. The research coordinators are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator. Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Gabrielle Wood via email to gcwood@partners.org.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRITZKER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 2018 SUMMER PIPELINE PROGRAMS

Applications are now open for the Chicago Academic Medical Program (CAMP) and the Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER). Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) I is a six-week commuter program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2018 and have been accepted into college in the fall of 2018. CAMP helps students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program. Prtizker's School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) is an eight-week residential research,education and mentoring experience at the University of Chicago. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program. The application deadline for both programs is January 29. View their Pipeline Programs website for more information

UNDERGRADUATE CLINICAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

The Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine is accepting applications for the summer of 2018. This 10-week paid internship program combines a structured lecture series with supervised hands-on research experience and is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in clinical or epidemiologic research. This program is for students considering pursuit of MD/DO, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees in the future. Applications and additional information are available here. All applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, January 26th, 2018. 

SOMOS HERMANOS GAP YEAR PROGRAMS

Somos Hermanos programs are designed to equip participants with the language skills and cultural competency they need to provide high quality professional services to Latinos. Students are not required to have previous Spanish language experience before participating. They offer a 5-month program every spring, and now they are offering a condensed 3-month version. The 5-month program is broken into three phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and a trip to both El Salvador and Oaxaca, Mexico. The 3-month program is broken into two phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and a trip to both El Salvador and Oaxaca, Mexico. For more information view their program website. 

COLLEGE SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (CSEP) AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

The six-week summer experience, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical lab scientist, clinical mental health counselor, dentist (pre-dental), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist, or physician assistant (PA). To be eligible, applicants must be a rising college sophomore, junior, or senior with an interest in a health career. The early deadline is February 1. For further details and application instructions, visit the program website. 

When: June 14 - July 27
Where: Marquette University

2018 SENS RESEARCH FOUNDATION (SRF) SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium. The application deadline is 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. For more information and application instructions, view the program website. 

SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) provides students interested in health careers the opportunity for a summer experience. The FREE six-week summer enrichment program helps college students enhance their academic proficiency and career development opportunities in a health profession. SHPEP is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association. The SHPEP application opens December 1. View the program flyer below for more details and application instructions, and register for the SHPEP Part 2 Webinar: The Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application on Thursday, Dec. 14 - 5 p.m. EST.

SHPEP flyer

NU PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAM

The NU Public Interest Program is a one-year fellowship that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars and mentorship opportunities with Northwestern alumni. The program is managed by Northwestern’s Center for Civic Engagement. This unique, collaborative model allows the program to foster new leadership and commitment to social change for young people during their college years, as well as in the years after they graduate. For more information, visit the program website. 
Students: Priority Application Deadline: Friday, December 15 at 11:59pm
Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31 at 11:59pm

FULL-TIME TEMPORARY RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR FOR FEINBERG

Northwestern University is seeking a temporary Full-time Research Study Coordinator for the Chicago campus. This position would work with Dr. Katherine Wisner, a Feinberg Professor with joint appointments in Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hours: This is a full-time position (40 hours per week/ 8:30am-5:00pm / M-F, with occasional after hours) Pay: $19.00 Approximate start date: ASAP Approximate end date: TBD

Job Description: Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). This position involves home visits in the Chicago area to do interviewing and placement of digital recording systems in the participant's home. A valid driver's license is required and comfort in driving in Chicago's wider community is necessary. Additionally, being present at or monitoring subject's deliveries in Prentice Women's Hospital will be required. Will include after-hours work with overtime compensation in accordance with all NU HR compensation policies. APPLY

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

The Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking a self-starter with independent research experience who demonstrates familiarity with videoconferencing technology, web design and marketing, writing, and scientific literature review. Successful applicants will demonstrate a diverse skill set, adaptability, and an aptitude for independent and team endeavors alike. They will help coordinate a statewide telemedicine program for individuals with Parkinson disease. View the full position description here.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (UM SEP)

UM SEP is an internship program that attracts and educates future leaders who are committed to eliminating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health inequalities. Each summer, 18-25 undergraduate students from across the country come to Ann Arbor for eight weeks of education, mentoring, internships with health care organizations in Southeast Michigan, and preparation for graduate school success. Since the program's inception in 1986, more than 90% of its participants have completed graduate study in public health, medicine, health sciences, and business. Visit the program website for details and to access the 2018 application. 

UCHICAGO CHICAGO EYES (EDUCATORS AND YOUTH ENJOY SCIENCE) ON CANCER PROGRAM

Chicago EYES on Cancer is a cancer research-training program for underrepresented high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine.  For two consecutive summers, participants work full-time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the University. Rigorous research training is complemented with a cancer-based lecture series, skill-building workshops, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to participants’ success. Attend the Chicago EYES on Cancer program information session at the Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday, November 18, from 10AM-12PM! REGISTER HERE! For more information, view the program website.

GEORGETOWN ACADEMY FOR RESEARCH, CLINICAL, AND HEALTH EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP (ARCHES)

The Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for eight undergraduate students who are rising juniors and rising seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. This program will engage selected participants in clinical experience, guided research, and immersive service at Georgetown University. Participants will gain exposure to the clinical and research activities at Georgetown University School of Medicine and to the greater DC community on issues of health equity. Program dates run from June 27 - August 11, 2018 and includes a $4,000 stipend. ($2,000 paid after the first 3 weeks, and final $2,000 paid at the end of the 6 weeks). Application due date is Monday, February 5th at 5:00 pm. For more information and application, instructions visit the program website.

INTERNS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED IN THE EXERCISE AND HEALTH LAB

The Exercise and Health Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate students to assist with several ongoing research projects. As an intern or research assistant, students will have the opportunity to engage with research study participants and learn about physical activity behavior change and cancer survivorship. The position is ideal for students who excel at interpersonal communication, have an interest in health outcomes and would like the opportunity to interact with research study participants. View the full description here. 

POSTBACCALAUREATE INTRAMURAL RESEARCH TRAINING AWARD (POSTBAC IRTA/CRTA)

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. To be eligible, candidates must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In addition, they must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure at the NIH. For more information view the program website

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHICAGO CANCER HEALTH EQUITY COLLABORATIVE

ChicagoCHEC provides the opportunity for select students interested in social, behavioral, or biomedical research to take part in a funded 8-week summer intensive opportunity, the Research Fellows Program. We hope that, through this program, students learn more about research and the importance of community based organizations. For more information and application instructions visit the ChicagoCHECH website. The application deadline is February 28th, 2017. 

MABELLE AROLE FELLOWSHIP 2018-2019

Founded by the JSI Research & Training Institute, the Mabelle Arole Fellowhip honors Dr. Mabelle Arole. The fellowship is named in memory of her dedication to the community and her wisdom to work with its members to determine what must be done and how to achieve improved child and maternal health status. The Mabelle Arole Fellow will live, work, and learn in Jamkhed, India for one year. During that time, s/he will have experience in the hospital (in-patient and out-patient and in the field) and work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and needs and your interest. Visit the American Medical Student Association's website to see view fellowship details and to apply. The application deadline is January 16th, 2018. 

VOLUNTEER POSITION AT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY

Pediatric Allergy Researcher looking for volunteer students to help with patient recruitment and data entry, can also involve shadowing experiences in allergy & immunology clinic. This is for a study on sleep disturbance in atopic dermatitis (eczema). Great opportunity to get involved with research and interact with patients. Research occurs on downtown campus- easy to get to via intercampus shuttle.  Please email: afishbein@luriechildrens.org with a few sentences about your interest/experience and your general availability (i.e. 1 day/ month, 1 day/week). Please also include a Resume/CV.  Opportunities to get involved with other research projects in the allergy division for those who want a more laboratory focus experience or whom have other specific research interests.

VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMP

MDA is a national nonprofit organization that is leading the fight to free individuals – and the families who love them – from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. They are beginning their volunteer recruitment for MDA summer camp 2018 which will take place Saturday, June 9th – Friday, June 15th at the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL.  View the attached flyer and contact Emily Hall (emhall@mdausa.org) or Hayley Opgenorth (hopgenorth@mdausa.org) for more information. 

PROJECT HORSESHOE FARM 

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF), founded in 2007, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Greensboro, Alabama that offers service and support programs to improve the health and quality of life of adults and children in our community. HSF also offers unique education and leadership development opportunities for current undergraduates, recent college graduates, medical students, and allied health students.
The 13-month Gap Year Fellowship for recent graduates begins in June and ends in July of the following year. Internships are open to current undergraduates and medical students in summer, fall, winter, and spring. View their website for program details and application instructions. 

VOLUNTEER WITH DEVON CLINIC TRANSLATORS

If you speak a South Asian language and are interested in volunteering in a clinical setting, consider becoming a Devon Clinic translator. Translators go to a free clinic on Devon Ave every Sunday to translate for patients. They are looking primarily for people who speak North Indian languages (Hindi, Gujarati, etc.), but anyone should feel free to apply. If you are interested, please fill out the application by Monday, October 2nd.

GAP YEAR INTERNSHIP - COHEN CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER OF NY

The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY has a paid position clinical research position available for students looking for a gap year opportunity. The internship will last between 9 and 12 months. View the full position description here. 

The application can be found here. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - NORTHWESTERN PSYCHOLOGY

There is a volunteer research assistant opportunity in the Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Lab within the Psychology Department. They are seeking undergraduates interested in biology, psychology, & other health-related fields to join the lab and volunteer as Research Assistants for a NIH-funded longitudinal study. The position will get hands-on experience assisting in the behavioral, psychophysiological, & immune portions of the project. Other responsibilities include data entry and data management, as well as making reminder calls. Highly motivated students may work towards independent research course credits and may be invited to present a poster at research conferences.

Ten hours weekly commitment required. They will only consider applicants who can commit to the lab work for at least one academic year. GPA 3.5+ preferred. If interested, please fill out the attached application and email Iris Chat at kychat@northwestern.edu with the subject line "RA opportunity" and include your CV/resume.

Application

RESEARCH ASSISTANT NU FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/LURIE CHILDREN'S HOPSITAL

Dr. Barbara Baydon and Chief Fellow Kavitha Selvaraj have started a screening process during well-child visits to identify social needs and refer clinic families to community resources like food banks, legal aid, and counseling. They would like a research assistant to call families who have received a community referral and conduct a structured telephone interview to ask the parent whether they found the referral helpful or not. The project is IRB-approved and the start date is ASAP. The work would take place on the Streeterville campus 8-10 hours (1-2 days) per week, pending student availability. If interested, please contact Kavitha at kselvaraj@luriechildrens.org 

 

PAID INTERNSHIPS AT TEMPUS LABS

Tempus Labs is hiring for their Undergraduate Operations Internship. This paid internship program provides the opportunity to work with cross functional teams and be exposed to various critical workflows within Tempus. Interns will be working closely with teams who support data intake and classification, as well as our clinical trials workflow. View the full position description and application instructions on their website

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.

View the scholarship flyer

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Resources & Opportunities

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

SEARLE CENTER UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC SUPPORT & ENRICHMENT
Northwestern has a new academic support resource for students: Academic Support & Learning Advancement! Academic Support & Learning Advancement is dedicated to providing academic support for all Northwestern undergraduates.  You may already be familiar with some of their programs: Peer-Guiding Study Groups, UPAL, Academic Strategies Workshops, Drop-in Tutoring and Peer Coaching.  For more information, feel free to visit them on the 2nd floor of the library (North Tower).

DUKE UNIVERSITY MASTER OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (MBS)
The Duke University School of Medicine offers an innovative 11-month professional master’s degree, the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS). The goal of this program is to enhance the scientific and professional preparation of students aspiring to a career in the health professions or in a related field requiring graduate level biomedical sciences. Students will bolster their preparation for further study or entry into the biomedical workforce by completing a rigorous combination of multidisciplinary graduate level coursework, immersive patient-centered service learning, individualized electives, advising, and professional development. Visit the program website for details and application information. 

AMERICAN PHYSICIAN SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATION UNDERGRADUATE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

APSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for aspiring physician scientist trainees. One of the goals of APSA is to provide opportunities for physican scientist trainees to develop skills needed for future careers in academic medicine and industry, including future trainee mentorship. The goal of this program is to connect APSA professional (MD, DO, MD/PhD, and DO/PhD) students with undergraduates who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships. Visit the APSA website for program details and application information. 

SIGN UP FOR SUSTAINED DIALOGUE

Sustained Dialogue is a student-faciliated program that encourages conversation across lines of differences with other Northwestern students. Students participate in weekly 90-minute sessions throughout the quarter. Visit the website here to sign up for the Fall 2017 group.

 

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) WORKSHOPS

CAPS has a new list of workshops to help you navigate through Fall Quarter. View their website to see the full list. 

MCAT STUDY RESOURCE FROM THE AAMC

The AAMC has announced a new resource, A Roadmap to MCAT® Content in Biochemistry Textbooks,  for students to view and download free of charge. The AAMC reached out to publishers of biochemistry textbooks and asked them to identify where the foundational concepts and content categories tested on the MCAT exam can be found within their textbooks. At present, there are three textbooks included in this resource, all of which are free and open-access. As the AAMC hears from other publishers, they will continue to update this resource.

U.S. NAVY HEALTH PRFOESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP) & HEALTH SERVICES COLLEGIATE PROGRAM (HSCP)

If you plan to attend medical, dental, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry or other programs, the U.S. Navy HPSP and HSCP can provide financial assistance. For detailed information about both programs view the flyers below. 

HPSP HSCP

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

Interested in earning a full scholarship with a monthly stipend to medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school in exchange for serving your country? If so, the military offers the HPSP. Contact Captain Brian Turner at brian.f.turner.mil@mail.mil or 816-244-9808. For more information visit the program website. 

Additionally, the Army has physicians and dentists in a wide variety of specialties such as Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine,OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Oral/Maxiofacial Surgery, and Prosthodontics just to name a select few. If you'd like to speak to a physician or dentist in the military, contact Captain Brian Turner to arrange a conversation.

STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITY

Health Services is looking for a first or second year student with an interest in athletics to serve on the Student Health Advisory Committee. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a liaison between Northwestern students and Health Service Administration to discuss student needs, concerns and suggestions about the programs and services provided by NUHS. For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please visit the website

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE FEINBERG 411 NEWSLETTER FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Feinberg 411 is a monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine. Click here to view the latest issue and sign up. 

OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE MEDICAL DECODER
The Medical Decoder, Northwestern's undergraduate medical journal is recruiting writers, editors and designers for upcoming editions. The Pre-health publication strives to engage and teach undergraduates about current medical trends and global health policies. To contact the organization, visit here.

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.

"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 Preparation

The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:

What's on the MCAT Exam?

Visit the MCAT Website

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

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION

Religious & Spritual Life at NU will be offering the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) curriculum. MBSR is a program designed to guide participants into cultivating a practice of mindfulness through techniques of body awareness, sitting and walking meditation, and mindful movement.  Mindfulness is the experience of developing particular awareness to the present moment without judgement.  MBSR fosters comprehensive personal wellness including an increase in emotional resilience and management of stress, anxiety, and pain.  Pioneered by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR is considered the gold standard in teaching mindfulness in secular group settings and is routinely shared in schools, hospitals, and businesses as a practical way to seek a contemplative path.

8 week program: Tuesdays, January 23 – March 13 | 6:30 – 9:00pm
All-Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, March 3 |9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Parkes Hall, Northwestern University
Tuition: Students $100 | Employees $195 | Public $295
(Need-based scholarship are available.)
Tuition includes a yoga mat and a copy of John Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living.
Please register here or for more information, contact e-budzynski@northwestern.edu or 847-467-1897.

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