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.  

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MSTP VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS SESSION

The University of Chicago Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is hosting a virtual admissions session. RSVP here

When: Tuesday, Oct. 16 - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST.
Where: Online

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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.

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 a 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. 

PADLAB RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

The Personality Across Development Lab is seeking Research Assistants. The commitment is 9 hours per week for two consecutive quarters (Fall 2018 and Winter 2019). View the complete job description for details and application instructions.

CHINA CALIFORNIA HEART WATCH EXTERNSHIP

In 2018, China California Heart Watch will host the13th year of China Cal Externship fundraising activities in the months of July, August and Decmeber 2018. The objective of our externship activity is to raise funds to support our charitable mission and to create awareness of the problems of healthcare in rural China, and to encourage students toward a career in public health, nursing, or medicine focused on under-served populations. Activity strictly adheres to the guidelines for Pre-medical students invovled in clinical experiences abroad set forth by the AAMC-ADA. View the program website for details and to access the application. Externs can also apply for financial assistance.

POST-BACCALAUREATE OPPORTUNITY AT CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

The Neurobehavioral Group within the Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an internationally known translational research team focused on improving outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities. Our interdisciplinary team includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, basic neuroscientists, and members of many other disciplines coming together to translate our findings in the lab into new and innovative treatments for our patient populations. We have specialty research programs focused on autism spectrum disorder and fragile X syndrome. We have regular paid post-baccalaureate opportunities for high achievers looking for a motivating and dynamic experience for two or more years prior to entering graduate or professional schools. Opportunities exist across our research environment from bench to bedside. Application review is competitive and we draw nationwide for placements with our group. Interested applicants can send their CV and letter of interest to the Neurobehavioral Group leader Craig Erickson, MD at craig.erickson@cchmc.org 

CLINICAL RESEARCH VOLUNTEERING AT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The Division of Critical Care at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois is home to a number of diverse research projects. Areas of interest for our physician-scientists, fellows, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and clinical research coordinators include, but are not limited to: social determinants of health, disparities in health care access/delivery, improvement of patient/provider communication, epigenetics, interaction between the microbiome and immune system, multisystem organ dysfunction, telemedicine, reproductive health in patients with chronic illness, and virtual reality technologies. The ideal applicant will be bi-lingual, have some research experience, but motivated students who demonstrate a history of academic achievement are encouraged to apply. Volunteers are expected to be organized, highly-professional and extremely reliable.  It is essential that applicants demonstrate knowledge of the importance of confidentiality when working in healthcare. Assigned duties will vary based on previous relevant experience, but may include any number of the following: screening medical charts for research inclusion criteria, working closely with attending physicians and Critical Care fellows, and consenting participants for participation in research studies. Interested applicants may send a Resume/CV to Lead Clinical Research Coordinator, Tricia Pendergrast at tpendergrast@luriechildrens.org 

2018 SRF POSTBACCALAUREATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Like SRF’s Summer Scholars Program, the goal of the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program will be to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine research. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Fellow will take control of his or her own research project. Research projects offered will vary from year to year. Check the SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program homepage for the precise projects available this year. Training will also include writing assignments that will improve each Fellow’s ability to generate grant proposals, abstracts, and other scientific reports. Positions are available at multiple locations. For details, visit the Sens Research Foundation website

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE HOLIDAY HEROES

Holiday Heroes partners with hospitals, businesses, celebrities and others to give children who are hospitalized due to a critical or chronic illness, a well-needed and deserved dose of fun. With a wide variety of themed parties and celebrations, they get kids smiling again. They give kids, their families, and caregivers some time to forget about the illnesses and medical procedures, by creating an experience that transports them to a joyous and hopeful place. Every dollar raised by Holiday Heroes is converted into a smile at these parties. Visit their volunteer opportunities page for a full list of ways you can help.

HANDS OF HOPE INTERNSHIP WITH CASA DE ESPERANZA

Casa de Esperanza is a non-profit in Houston, TX that provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in the neighborhood by the Hands of Hope interns. Ensuring the safety of the children in placement and meeting their emotional and developmental needs are the primary responsibilities of the Hands of Hope Interns. View the program website for more information.

MEDICAL SCRIBE POSITIONS AT PROSCRIBE

Proscribe's mission is to innovatively support healthcare providers to today while investing in those of tomorrow. A medical scribe is the physician’s right-hand woman or man. In short, they are responsible for recording and translating the interaction between physicians and their patients
into the electronic medical record (EMR) in an accurate and timely manner. They can also expect to perform other related duties as needed to improve provider efficiency and patient satisfaction. View the detailed job description for qualifications and application instructions.

 

INTERNS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED IN FEINBERG EXERCISE AND HEALTH LAB

The Exercise and Health Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking highlymotivated 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 detailed job description for qualifications and application instructions.

HEALTHY FUTURES AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION 2018-2019

The Legal Council for Heath Justice is seeking a qualified pre-health applicant to fill a Healthy Futures AmeriCorps VISTA position for the 2018-2019 school year. VISTAs will work directly with the children’s advocacy project within Legal Council – Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (CMLPC). They will have a wide variety of opportunities including involvement in policy advocacy, public health pilot programs, medical-legal partnership facilitation, and medical resident education and collaboration. The applicant should be well-rounded, have a desire to work in a healthcare field and have interest in policy and public health. This program is a great option for students taking a gap year before attending a graduate program. We hope to be able to provide pre-health candidates with more exposure to health policy and social determinants of health, and demonstrate ways to be an advocate for patients. For more information, please see the attached posting. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

There are two research assistant positions opening in May at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease and CTE Center. These are full-time positions with a 2-year minimum commitment. To view qualifications, responsibilities and application instructions, please view the full job description.

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. 

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

Northwestern University's Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Lab is 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 present a poster at research conferences. Requirements include one academic year of lab commitment, 10+ hours of lab work per week, and high flexibility to collect data in some evenings and weekends. GPA 3.5+ preferred but not required. If interested, please email Iris Chat at kychat@northwestern.edu  with the subject line "RA opportunity" and include your CV/resume and the RA application.

RA Application

CLINICAL RESEARCH SUMMER INTERNSHIP AT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital are seeking two interns. The internship will be 15-20 hours a week for 8 weeks in the summer, with a tentative start date based on the availability of the two interns brought on. Half of the intern’s time during the week will be spent on either an existing research project, or on a new, personalized project developed with the assistance of our research team and study physicians. Interns will potentially have the chance to write abstracts and develop poster presentations on their work. The other half of the intern’s week will be dedicated to educational enrichment including various lectures, hospital tours, and shadowing opportunities. Details and the application can be found on the Lurie website. Email questions to Sin Malekian, Clinical Reserach Coordinator, at smalekian@luriechildrens.org.

NSLC TEAM ADVISORS NEEDED

The mission of the National Student Leadership Conference is to provide a safe and supportive environment which encourages students to explore their academic and career interests while developing leadership skills essential for their success.The National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) for Medicine and Healthcare is searching for current freshman, sophomores, and juniors in science related majors to work as Team Advisors at American University this summer. Team Advisors serve as teachers, mentors, and policy enforcers to a group of high school student excited about the opportunities that healthcare offers. Visit the NSLC website to view the full position description and requirements, and to apply

CAMP EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

The Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) at Lurie Children's Hospital is seeking undergraduate/medical students who are interested in learning more about clinical research and autonomic medicine. The internship program is coordinated by the research staff at the Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics under the direction of Debra Weese-Mayer, MD, and is designed to give students broad exposure to a clinical and research environment. The program will run June – August for Summer 2018. 40 hours per week will be devoted to a study currently being conducted at CAMP, with approximately five hours per week spent on research team meetings, research program seminars, and educational seminars. Interns will work with the manager to set their weekly schedules. For more information and to apply visit the program website.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT NU FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Budinger Lab is seeking volunteers with experience in coding in R and using the command line to help conduct computational biology research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. The position involves a range of different research-related tasks including coding to process RNA-Seq data through standardized pipelines and the use of bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic data. Much of the work can be done from the Evanston Campus using Quest servers or in the Budinger laboratories on the Chicago campus. This is also a great opportunity for students interested in biology who wish to become familiar with basic computational approaches to the analysis of genomic data. We are looking for dedicated individuals who can work a minimum of 8-10 hours per week through spring quarter. This position is intended for students interested in working full time after the current school year and will lead to involvement in complex research projects as well as hourly compensation and/or a full-time position if the candidate proves competent and efficient. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get involved in discovery-based translational science research or bioinformatics. If you are interested, please send your resume to Rohan Verma (rohan.verma@northwestern.edu)

CLINICAL INFORMATICS SPECIALIST/SCRIBE  POSITIONS AT OAK STREET HEALTH

The Clinical Informatics Specialist/Scribe program offers students who are interested in the health professions to gain real exposure to patient care in an innovative model prior to attending medical/PA/NP school. Open positions are posted in February and the interview process spans March-May. Ideal candidates are able to start within the April-August timeframe. One aspect of Oak Street Health’s mission is that we are dedicated to helping all employees reach their professional goals. View the website for a full position description.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS NEEDED AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOPSITAL (MGH) CANCER CENTER

The Ting Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School is looking for research technician applicants. There are two major projects being pursued by the laboratory. Given the integration of science and engineering in these projects, they are looking for interested researchers with a BS/BA in chemical engineering, bioengineering, chemistry, biochemistry, or biology with a background/training in quantitative science. They are looking for a 1-2 year commitment for this position. Inquires for summer positions will also be accepted. If you are interested in this position, please email David T. Ting, MD at dting1@mgh.harvard.edu with your CV and a brief description of your goals from this research experience. View the full position description. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AT RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Kern Singh, Attending Spine Surgeon, is searching for motivated pre-medical students to work in the capacity of a research assistant. The team will be composed of 2 clinical research coordinators/fellows (4th year medical students going into orthopaedics) as well as the spine fellows/residents and medical students. We are looking for hardworking, self-motivated, and honest people for this position. View the full position description.

2018 DEAN OF MEDICAL EDUCATION'S ACADEMY FOR RESEARCH, CLINICAL, AND HEALTH EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP (ARCHES) PROGRAM

The Dean of Medical Education's Inaugural Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for eight undergraduate students who are rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. All students are encouraged to apply, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions and those who identify as first-generation college students. This program will engage selected participants in: clinical experience, guided research, immersive service at Georgetown University and Greater DC community on issues of health equity. Sign up here for a webinar, or visit the Georgetown website for more information.

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).

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

AAMC 2019 MCAT CALENDAR

The 2019 MCAT calendar is now available online. Registration for the first half of the 2019 testing year (January – June) will open late October; AAMC will announce the date in the coming weeks. Follow AAMC on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for regular updates and announcements.

SGM HEALTH EQUITY PAPER COMPETITION

The CONNECT Research Program of the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is holding a competition to encourage student research at the intersection of data science and health equity in sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Sexual and gender minorities include anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not conform to social majority categories of sexual orientation or gender. Three winners will be selected to receive a $500 prize, have their work highlighted in ISGMH’s marketing materials, and an opportunity to present their work at ISGMH in late 2018. Submissions are due by Friday, August 3, 2018. Winners will be notified on or before August 23, 2018. View the call for submissions here.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM INTEGRATING RESOURCES FOR EXCELLENCE (ASPIRE)

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Academic Summer Program Integrating Resources for Excellence (ASPIRE) summer sessions provide resources to enhance students’ AMCAS applications and develop leadership and advocacy skills as future physicians for others. Below are brief descriptions of our summer 2018 offerings. Visit the program website for details and to apply. 
Applicant Boot Camp (ABC)
ASPIRE ABC module is an intensive experience designed to have students ready to submit their AMCAS application upon completion.  Participants will receive support and guidance for all aspects of the admissions process including (but not limited to) strategies for choosing schools, primary and secondary applications, and preparing for interviews.  Participants hear from current physicians, clarify their personal motivation for medicine, and learn more about life at Stritch by spending a week with us.  Rising second year students assist Stritch staff and faculty in delivering the program.   
Health Equity & Advocacy Leaders (HEAL)
ASPIRE HEAL introduces students to social determinants of health, health disparities, and strategies to achieve greater health equity through community partnership.  HEAL is centered on the Stritch mission of increasing health and health access for underserved communities and the responsibilities of physicians as advocates and change agents.  Participants learn from faculty, staff, students, and community partners about innovative ways to address the needs of marginalized and underserved communities. The program is led by Stritch staff, faculty, community partners, and rising second year students.  

DROP-IN PEER TUTORING

Academic Support & Learning Advancement is offering drop-in peer tutoring for spring quarter. You can drop in to get help with a wide variety of courses. View ASLA's website for the full list of offerings this quarter. 

BECOME AN ACADEMIC PEER MENTOR

Northwestern's Academic Support & Learning Advancement has extended the deadline for academic peer mentors until April 20th, 2018. The program is looking for empathetic undergrads to support their fellow Northwestern students in finding academic success. Visit the Academic Support & Learning Advancement's website for additional information and to apply.

UIC GRE/MCAT/DAT SUMMER PREP PROGRAM

The GRE/MCAT/DAT Prep Program is a six-week summer program. The purpose of this program is to prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to be competitive applicants for graduate or professional school. The core experience for program participants will be a test preparation course for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) examinations. In addition to strengthening test taking skills, participants will engage in different workshops designed to support them through the admissions process for graduate or professional school. Workshop topics include learning interview techniques, writing personal statements, and applying for financial aid and scholarships.  Please note, this is not a residential program, as such housing will not be offered as a part of this program. For eligibility and required documents view the program application.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 NORTHWESTERN EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (NEXT) IS OPEN

The Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) is a one-day shadowing program offering current Northwestern students the opportunity to accompany alumni on the job in order to learn more about different professional fields. Students spend time observing and often working alongside their alumni hosts in order to gain insight into the practical aspects of potential careers. With an increased focus on providing students with mentorship and career development opportunities, NEXT is a wonderful program connecting current Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students with our global alumni community. Registration runs Jan. 19 - Feb. 6. Visit the program website for more details and to register.

MCAT Preparation

The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:

What's on the MCAT Exam?

Visit the MCAT Website

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) or read this article to find out about all the resources they offer. 

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. 

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 Nikkia Lee at Nikkia.l.lee.mil@mail.mil or 708-492-0450. 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 Nikkia Lee 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.

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

HUM 395-0-20: RACE/GENDER/SEX AND SCIENCE - MAKING IDENTITIES AND DIFFERENCES

How do scientific claims and technological developments help transform cultural understandings of race, gender, and sexuality? Conversely, how do cultural beliefs about race, gender, and sexuality influence scientific knowledge and medical practice? This class will take up a series of controversies from the recent past and present to explore the dynamic interplay between expert findings, social identities, and political arguments. FULFILLS DISTRO 3 OR 5: Social & Behavioral Sciences or Ethics & Values

When: Fall 2018, TTH 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. w/Steven Epstein

FRENCH 309: FRENCH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

How do healthcare systems and approaches to wellness differ across cultural and linguistic contexts? This course is designed especially for students planning a career in the health professions, global health, and/or public health. In this course, students will gain knowledge of the different models of healthcare systems in Francophone countries as well as familiarity with some specific terminologies and grammatical structures employed in the field. Using communicative and task-based approaches, students will discuss current issues in the field and to respond to pragmatic situations. Class discussions and activities as well as written assignments will be based on videos, press articles, and on the reading of a short novel related to the medical field. Students will research topics and share their findings through oral presentations. They will also explore their personal area of interest in the field.

When: Fall 2018, TTH 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

CAPS WELLNESS AND PERFORMANCE SPRING WORKSHOPS

Life as an NU student offers at times a dizzying array of challenges and opportunities. The task of balancing academic, social, and extracurricular responsibilities can be stressful. And while stress is a fact of life, too much stress can cause problems. It can affect your mental and physical health and negatively impact relationships with friends and family. Therefore, the ability to effectively manage stress is an important life skill for students to acquire. The SMC is dedicated to providing information and a set of practical tools and strategies for coping with the negative consequences of stress. Participants in our various groups and workshops learn to: recognize the signs and symptoms of dysfunctional stress; learn and practice relaxation techniques including biofeedback; and receive support and encouragement for engaging in healthy lifestyle practices such as exercise, yoga, and meditation. Visit the CAPS website for a full list of workshops and to register.

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