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.  

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Join Eric Budzynski, Associate Director for Religious & Spiritual Life on Zoom for a guided meditation to cultivate mindfulness and awareness to the present moment without judgement. No previous experience is necessary!

When: Friday, June 5 - 12:15-12:45 p.m. CT.
Where: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/800047304?status=success

RACISM: THE ULTIMATE UNDERLYING CONDITION 

Alarming disparities within the COVID-19 pandemic — such as higher hospitalizations and death rates among African Americans — are sadly predictable and highlight the urgent need to address the root causes of health inequities. APHA is hosting this webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. Presenters will highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice.

This kick-off webinar will examine racism and its historic and present-day impact on health and well-being. Presenters will: identify the multiple levels on which racism operates; describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and explore the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.

When: Tuesday, June 9 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT.
Where: Register here

AACP VIRTUAL PHARMACY SCHOOL FAIRS

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is excited to announce a series of Virtual Pharmacy School Fairs where you can learn more about Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree programs and master's & Ph.D. programs in the pharmacy sciences. These free, virtual fairs take place May - September, and will offer you a unique opportunity to chat online with pharmacy schools nationwide to learn more about pharmacy education and careers. You will also have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card by registering for a fair. Visit the webpage to register for any of the dates below.  

When: Friday, June 18; Tuesday, Aug. 18, Wednesday, Sept. 30

GEORGETOWN M.S. IN SYSTEMS MEDICINE WEBINARS

The Master's program in Systems Medicine is housed under the Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education, along with 35 other various graduate degree programs. Sign up for a webinar to learn about the program. RSVP here

When: Friday, June 5 - 3 p.m. EST

GEORGETOWN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Georgetown School of Medicine is hosting several virtual information sessions via Zoom throughout winter and spring. Sign up to learn about their program and get questions answered by a current medical student. RSVP here

When: June 15, July 15 - 6 p.m. CST

CHOOSE DO MEDICAL SCHOOL VIRTUAL EXPO

AACOM invites you to meet with representatives from up to 36 medical schools from the comfort of your home. Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms. Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student. Meet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current residents, and more. Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required.

When: Wednesday, June 10 - 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET
Where: Register here

AACP PHARMACY SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is hosting a virtual fair for students and advisors interested in connecting with pharamcy schools nationwide. Meet with admissions representatives, faculty, and current students. 

When: Thursday, June 18
Where: Register here

USF MORSANI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PTCAS Q&A SESSION

Join representatives from the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabiliation Sciences at USF Morsani for a live, virtual Q&A session. Students can drop in to ask questions about PTCAS or anything admissions related. 

When: Friday, June 26 - 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. EDT. 
Where: bit.ly/ptcasusf26

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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. 

HELP GET PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH NU MED STUDENTS

#GetMePPEChicago needs PPE volunteers. As a volunteer, you will help with (i) data mining (making lists of companies to reach out to), and (ii) calling for PPE donations. This is on your schedule - you choose how much time you devote and when. If10% of college students at Northwestern make just 1 call a day, we'll have reached out to thousands of companies within a week. If you'd like to volunteer, please fill out this form. Because this is a Chicagoland movement (not institutionally affiliated), trusted individuals outside the Northwestern community can sign up to help out as well, so spread the word to other students, your friends, and more. Based outside Chicago? Mallika Patel is coordinating Med Supply Drive efforts to get PPE to hospitals outside the Chicagoland region - you can email her at medsupplydrivepeoria@gmail.com to get involved.

FULL-TIME DENTAL INTERNSHIP - NORTH SHORE DENTAL ASSOCIATES

North Shore Dental Associates, located in downtown Evanston, is currently looking for a dental intern for a 1-year paid internship program starting in May/June. This is an opportunity for any pre-dental student interested in gaining experience prior to being accepted into dental school. The internship will allow students to learn about all aspects of a dental practice, including the business side of dentistry. Responsibilities will include assisting the dentist during a variety of general dentistry procedures, executing office management tasks, and maintaining examination rooms. They ask that interested students first reach out via email at info@blanasdds.com for a shadowing position. After they have had a chance to meet and interact with each of the shadowing students, they will then offer one internship position to the student who best fits the culture of the office.

VOLUNTEER MATCH

VolunteerMatch is a resource that allows you to search for volunteer opportunities by interest and location. You can search specifically for virtual opportunities as well as opportunities that help those impacted by COVID-19. 

EVANSTON AID

Evanston Aid is a hub designed to connect people with resources during COVID-19. The intent is to centralize and match resources with need, recruit volunteers, share information, and co-create a stronger network of support for the larger collective of Evanston and the surrounding area during these critical times. 

MUTUAL AID: SOLIDARITY, NOT CHARITY

Search mutual aid projects in your area, and learn how to build mutual aid groups and how to share supplies safely with neighbors. 

SERVE ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER RESOURCE

Serve Illinois has compiled a list of organizations that are in need of volunteers. Many focus on homelessness, meal delivery and senior citizens. Visit the complete list here

9 PLACES TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE (AND MAKE A REAL IMPACT)

Nine Places to Volunteer Online (and Make a Real Impact) is a list of online opportunities for service, including translating and crisis line texting.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT PERSONALITY ACROSS DEVELOPMENT LAB (PADLab) AT NORTHWESTERN

The PADLab is seeking to hire Undergraduate Research Assistants for spring and summer quarters. They cover a broad range of personality and psychopathology topics including personality, temperament, externalizing disorders, self-regulation, emotional regulation, personality disorders, and the development of any of these. If you are interested in these topics or are looking for research opportunities before applying to graduate school, the lab may be a good fit for you. Opportunities may also exist to gain experience with clinical interviewing. A 9-hour per week commitment is required over 2 consecutive quarters. For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please view the flyer. You can also apply by visiting their website or by emailing tacketlab2@gmail.com

GAP-YEAR RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST POSITION IN FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OPHTHALMOLOGY

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, is looking for a full-t​ime research technologist. Current research projects within the lab investigate 1) the role of  epigenetic regulation in diabetic retinopathy, 2) the role of mesenchymal transition in retinal endothelial cell dysfunction, and 3) dysregulation of retinal vasculature and neurons in response to developmental exposure to oxygen. This position is ideal for students interested in spending two gap years to gain more experience in retinal research and translational research. The position involves mouse husbandry, genotyping, surgical procedures, tissue histology, western blot, qPCR, image acquisition and analysis. The research technologist is responsible for the execution of ongoing NIH-funded research projects under the guidance of the principal investigator, who is a physician-scientist specializing in retinal disease. There will be opportunities for further academic involvement and scholarly work if desired. Because we are requiring a 2-year commitment, there will be significant flexibility in the second year for interviews and travel. There will be opportunities for further academic involvement and scholarly work if desired.

Qualifications: They are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree at the start of employment. One year or more of lab research experience, paid or un-paid, is required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your CV. A two-year commitment is required. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Amani Fawzi amani.fawzi@northwestern.edu  

HANDS OF HOPE INTERNSHIP WITH CASA DE ESPERANZA

Casa de Esperanza is a non-profit in Houston, TX that provides residential care to children up to 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.  Interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. They provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join from all over the United States. View the program website for more information.

CLINICAL RESEARCH POSITION - MOOD AND ANXIETY PROGRAM (MAP) 

The Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP) at the Psychiatry Research Institute of Montefiore Einstein, under the direction of Vilma Gabbay, M.D., M.S., is a unique program in the greater New York metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to the study and treatment of adolescent depression and related problems. They are currently seeking a Bachelor’s level candidate for the position of Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). The CRC will support the day-to-day activities of the research studies. Additionally, the CRC will be responsible for scheduling, management, subject recruitment, and administrative coordination of several studies investigating adolescent psychopathology using neuroimaging, blood analysis, and clinical trial methodologies. This position takes direction from the Principal Investigator, Dr. Vilma Gabbay, and post-doctoral fellows to assist in facilitation of laboratory activities and implementation of research protocols. The start date is flexible. If interested in applying, please email a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 references to sherry.simkovic@einsteinmed.org

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - CAPITAL DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Bruce Glassman, a general Dermatologist in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking individuals interested in a medical career for our year-long internship and medical assistant position. The position is suited for a student who is graduating or has graduated from undergraduate school and has not yet applied or been accepted to medical school. The program is now in its 16th year with most graduates moving on to successful careers as physicians or physician’s assistants. Assist the physician with all patient care duties including triage of patients, scribing during visits using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data entry, writing and understanding prescriptions and their uses, biopsy preparation and processing, preparing patients for surgery and assisting during surgeries, and helping with cosmetic procedures (Botox and fillers). Assist patients by working with insurance companies and pharmacies, educating patients on pre- and post-operative care, calling patients with pathology results, and performing suture removals and laser treatments. The time commitment is approximately 30-40 hours/week. They are open to a late-June start date. View the full position description for details and application instructions. 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GAP YEAR POSITION - MD AESTHETICS AND DERMATOLOGY

MD Aesthetics and Dermatology is located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. This hourly paid position is intended to be educational value for a future physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners who is interested in learning medicine by directly assisting a Stanford University trained, board certified dermatologist. Responsibilities involve coordinating all aspects of patient care, including arranging appointments, optimizing physician efficiency, assisting with cosmetic, medical and surgical procedures, managing materials and supplies, handling patients before, during, and after outpatient care, and serving as scribe for the dermatologist. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, cooperating with patients, physicians, and co-workers in a busy clinical environment. Full-time up to 40 hrs per week, full time two-year terms are available - preference will be given to longer terms. A letter of recommendation may be provided upon satisfactory participation in this program. Intention to matriculate in an MD, MD-PhD, PA, NP program at the conclusion of the bridge-year(s) is required. To apply, send a cover letter and one-page resume (including undergraduate GPA) directly to Dr. Gabriel J. Martinez-Diaz, at info@mdaestheticsderm.com 

PROJECT HORSESHOE FARM COMMUNITY HEALTH GAP YEAR FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 the community. HSF also offers unique education and leadership development opportunities for current undergraduates, recent college graduates, medical students, and allied health students. 

Horseshoe Farm offers two different 13-month gap-year fellowship programs for recent college graduates: a Community Health track in Alabama and California, and a Farming, Health, and Nutrition track (Alabama only). Alumni consistently express how transformative their Fellowship experience has been, and Fellows go to some of the top medical schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. The 13-month Gap Year Fellowship for recent graduates begins in June and ends in July of the following year. The next application deadline is February 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. If interested in Project Horseshoe Farm, contact Jason Kelly Roberts, Assistant Director of the Office of Fellowships to discuss the opportunityh. You can also view their website for program details and application instructions. 

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST POSITION AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, is looking for a full-time research technologist. The lab is interested in studying the relationship between mitochondrial metabolism and lung stem cells as it relates to lung injury and repair. The position involves mouse husbandry, genotyping, surgical procedures, tissue histology, cell culture, image acquisition and analysis. The research technologist is responsible for the execution of ongoing NIH-funded research projects under the guidance of the principal investigator, who is a physician-scientist specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine and an assistant professor with the school of medicine. There will be opportunities for further academic involvement and scholarly work if desired.
Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree at the start of employment. Six months or more of lab research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your CV. A two-year commitment is preferred. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. SeungHye Han, MD, MPH (shan@northwestern.edu). 

RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR POSITIONS AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago is seeking applicants for a full-time research study coordinator position. Compensation is $19 per hour and the position is benefits-eligible. Prior research experience is not required. The research study coordinator will assist in a variety of research-related tasks, including data collection and data entry. They are looking for dedicated, hard-working, conscientious individuals who work well in a team and can engage comfortably with older men and women who have ongoing medical problems. The position is available immediately and applicants are asked to commit to working at least one year. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk (k-domanchuk@northwestern.edu). 

NATIONAL HEALTH CORPS CHICAGO POSITIONS AVAILABLE

NHC Chicago members commit to providing 1700 hours of direct service in a community setting over 46 weeks. Members serve at local community organizations, known as host sites, to improve health in Chicago’s underserved communities. Each NHC Host sites include federally qualified health centers, community-based organizations, school-based health centers, and other non-profit organizations.Throughout their service term, members plan and participate in group service projects and national service days in collaboration with other volunteer organizations. NHC Chicago is committed to fostering members’ personal and professional development and commitment to service through trainings and team building. Members help build healthier communities by providing three main services at their host sites: 1) address the opioid crisis, 2) increase older adults’ (age 50 and older) ability to remain in their own homes with the same or improved quality of life for as long as possible, and 3) increase physical activity and improve nutrition with the purpose of reducing obesity and/or chronic conditions that are linked to obesity. For further details and application instructions visit the National Health Corps Chicago website

 SCRIBE AMERICA PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Description: The central role of the Medical Scribe is to relieve the physician of clerical or secretarial duties; thus, allowing the physician to focus more directly on clinical care. The scribe observes the physician during patient encounters and performs documentation on the physician’s behalf. Under the direction of the physician, they enter information into the patient’s electronic or written chart. At the physician’s request, the scribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. Additionally, within the EMR itself the scribe needs the ability to enter data into the chart on the physician’s behalf. All scribe-entered data is reviewed and authenticated by the physician. 

Qualifications:
-Must have a high school diploma or GED. Experience in the medical field is preferred
-Computer and typing skills are required 
-Familiarity with medical knowledge preferred 
-A responsible and mature individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Position type: Entry-level. Part-Time, typically 2-3 shifts per week. Full-time, 4-5 shifts per week. Average shift is between 8-12 hours. Hours will vary depending on location and specialty.
Visit the ScribeAmerica website for the complete job description and to apply. 

VOLUNTEER/COURSE-CREDITS INTERNS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS - 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. The anticipated start date is the beginning of fall quarter, September 27th, or sooner if available. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to a minimum of three quarters. Please view the full position description for details and application instructions. 

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. 

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.

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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. 

CAPS RESOURCES FOR COPING WITH RECENT EVENTS

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services has added a collection of resources to their website for coping with racism-related stress and trauma, self-care for people of color after psychological trauma, anti-racism resources and more. 

View their list of resources here.

ARTICLES BY EXPLORE HEALTH CAREERS 

This month, Explore Health Careers is highlighting the changes higher education institutions are making as a result of the novel Coronavirus. Whether you’re making the adjustment to online schooling or navigating the admissions process during the pandemic, these articles are here to help you continue on your healthcare career path.

How Medical Students Can Stay Safe on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
This article explores the CDC’s recommendations for health care professionals who are working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus outbreak, and it offers first-hand advice from medical professionals currently treating patients.

Common Questions about Applying to Grad School During the Coronavirus
Learn more about admissions applications, online classes and standardized testing in the age of Coronavirus by reading answers to questions that have been asked by real students.

4 Ways for Students to Stay Productive During the Pandemic
You can make the most out of being under a shelter-in-place order! It’s possible to stay on track to achieve your goals during this time, and this article explores how to do so.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM FOR ADVANCING LEARNING (UPAL)

UPAL, offered through Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA), is a peer-mentored, small-group program designed to help students manage their academic wellness. Participants meet for one hour weekly for 7 weeks of the quarter to address – through discussion and activities – topics such as balancing responsibilities, advocating for yourself in academic settings, effective study strategies, and much more. UPAL sessions will be offered online during spring quarter.Registration for UPAL is now open, and closes Friday, 4/17 at 5pm. Program sessions start on Monday, 4/20 and run through Friday, 6/5. View the UPAL flyer for details

MSAR GUIDE

Each spring, the AAMC releases a new online edition of the Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) guide, with updated data, deadlines, policies, and information for each MD-granting U.S. and Canadian medical school. Reviewing school profiles can help you determine your medical school list based on criteria such as special programs, teaching style, mission statement, and current student data. A significant amount of information from the MSAR is available for free to all users. They have compiled a list of the data and features anyone can access free-of-charge, to help you make insightful, strategic decisions about where to apply. Visit the AAMC website for more information. 

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. You may also email usarmy.knox.usarec.list.9c2w@mail.mil. For more information visit the program website and view the program's flyer.

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.

RUN YOUR OWN STUDY GROUP - ASLA

Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA) has a new resource on their website: a guide for students who are interested in setting up their own study groups. ASLA will also offer consultations with ASLA peer leaders, so that interested students can talk to a peer who has developed experience in leading a study group. View the ASLA website here

MCAT PREPARATION

The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:

What's on the MCAT Exam?

Visit the MCAT Website

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 physician 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.

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

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.

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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