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.  

BOSTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE MEDICAL SCIENCES VIRTUAL GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR

Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at the Boston University School of Medicine is hosting a Virtual Graduate Fair on Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  GMS has 16 different Professional Master’s degrees representing a wide range of basic science, research, medical and health related fields that prepare students for both direct entry into the work force and further graduate study. Prospective students will be able to attend virtual presentations for16 master’s programs, as well as hear from student representatives, financial aid office, and learn about diversity initiatives. For more information, please view the flyer.

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Midwestern University is hosting a Spring Open House for those interested in health professions. At this event, participants will hear from faculty, talk to students, and take a campus tour. The open house will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. To register and view the schedule, please visit their website. Please view the flyer to learn which colleges will be present at the open house. 

2019 AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (ADEA) GODENTAL FAIR

Join the ADEA at the 2019 GoDental Recruitment Fair. This is an opportunity for students to speak to national dental school admissions representatives including UIC. You can learn more about dental schools that you plan to apply to in the future. Individuals interested in dentistry will have the opportunity to meet admissions officers from more than 50 percent of U.S. dental schools and attend interactive presentations to help them be successful applicants. This dynamic event is geared toward community college and four-year college students, as well as others interested in dentistry. The fair will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. To register and view the tentative schedule, please visit the ADEA's website. You may also view the flyer here

AAMC VIRTUAL MEDICAL SCHOOL FAIR

Learn more about medical school programs across the country, and connect with medical school admissions staff without having to travel. Registration is free. The fair will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET.

THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH GRAD SCHOOL FAIR

The This Is Public Health Grad School Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity to meet more than 50 admissions representatives from schools and programs of public health. This event is co-sponsored with The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health. Please RSVP for this event on the SOPHAS website

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY STUDENT RECRUITMENT RECEPTION 

The IU School of Optometry is hosting a student recruitment reception on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at IU Chicago Advancement Center. This reception will feature a short informational presentation and a question and answer session with an IU alumni, current 4th year students and Dr. Kim Kohne, Associate Dean of Students. They will also serve hors d'oeuvres. The reception is a great opportunity to ask questions about IUSO and learn a little more about the program. To RSVP, please complete the online registration form

DES MOINES UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES PREVIEW 

Apply to be a guest DMU student for a day! With the competitiveness of graduate health science programs increasing annually, consider gaining a leg up on the competition by visiting Des Moines University prior to applying. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, or Podiatric Medicine programs, gain insight into the admissions process, meet with current students, and participate in a tour of campus, including several labs. Scholarship funding may be available for travel to Des Moines for these special events. DMU will host a maximum of 15 students and an application is required. The application deadlines are as follows:
· PA Preview - application deadline March 1, 2019
· DPT Preview - application deadline May 1, 2019
· DPM Preview - application deadline June 15, 2019
Questions may be directed to dmuadmit@dmu.edu, or call 515.271.1499.

DECONSTRUCTING WHITENESS

Started in 2016 by Northwestern Social Justice Education of Student Affairs, Deconstructing Whiteness is a 6-week caucus for undergraduate students who identify as white. Meeting for 2-hours each week, students start by working through definitions of words like race, racism, and white privilege and exploring their own racial socialization. The caucus then moves into the exploration of participants own bias and how to confront racist situations when they occur. All undergraduate students who identify as white are welcome and encouraged to sign-up. It is important to ensure participants can make all 6-sessions. Register here. 

When: Wednesdays, January 30 - March 6 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Women's Center

 

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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.

RUSH UNIVERSITY SPINE RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

Dr. Howard An and Dr. Dino Samartzis invite a pre-medical student to apply for a year-long clinical research assistant position in the Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The program will last from April 2019 - April 2020. For more information on Drs. An and Samartzis, position duties, application requirements, and benefits of the postion, please view the flyer

CASA DE ESPERANZA HOUSE OF HOPE INTERNSHIP

The Hands of Hope internship is a gap year opportunity for graduating seniors. This program typically lasts for one year and gives young adults the opportunity to care for children under the age of six years old at the time of placement who are currently in residential care with Casa Esperanza. For more information on the internship, please view the internship website. You may also apply on the website.  For contact information, please view the flyer

ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM AT NORTHWESTERN 

Northwestern Medicine is excited to announce our partnership with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people to share their health data to build the largest health database of its kind. Researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of studies. This may help them find the next big medical breakthrough. We encourage you to schedule your research visit by joining, you can help shape the future of health for generations to come. The total time commitment is 60-90 minutes, and participants will receive a $25 payment for completing all research components. For more information, please view the flyer and visit nm.org/joinallofus

RADAR RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT 

The overall goal of the RADAR Research Study is to identify and understand the connections among sexually transmitted infections (like HIV), drug and alcohol use, and romantic or sexual relationship patterns over time among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; and/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. The position's primary activities involve the scheduling and retention of research participants in the RADAR study with young MSM, transgender women, and gender non-conforming individuals ages 16 and up. For minimum qualifications and competencies, preferred qualifications and competencies, and to apply for this position, please visit the job description on the RADAR website. Please visit the main website for more information on the RADAR study. 

CHICAGO HEALTH EQUITY COLLABORATIVE (CHEC) FELLOWS PROGRAM 

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive summer and academic year learning experience for outstanding undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students interested in health who possess the commitment to apply to graduate or medical school and can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to advance cancer health equity. The ChicagoCHEC is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership led by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The application deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2019, and more information and a detailed description can be found on their flyer and website

 

OPTHALMIC MEDICAL AND SURGICAL ASSISTANT GAP YEAR POSITION

Dr. Landmann is seeking a medical and surgical assistant for his practice, Bergen Eyelids, located in New Jersey. This full time position, 1 year position will start between May and early July 2019. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to accurately performing screening and diagnostic tests, including history taking, visual acuity, visual field, checking pupils and eye pressure and assisting the doctor in surgical procedures. Ideal candidates will be bilingual in English and Spanish. For details and application instructions, view the full position description

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTIVE TREATMENT PROGRAM (ADAPT)

The ADAPT lab in Chicago is affiliated with Northwestern University, where Director Vijay Mittal, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry, a Precept in the Northwestern Intradepartmental Neuroscience Initiative (NUIN) and an associate at the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research.  ADAPT is recruiting MRI research assistants interested in practical experience collecting and analyzing MRI data. For more information and to apply, email adapt@northwestern.edu with the subject "MRI RA".

MUSICAL BRIDGES TO MEMORY VOLUNTEERS

The institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) in Evanston is seeking a total of 30 volunteer companions for the Musical Bridges to Memory program, an interactive music research program for family members and individuals experiencing cognitive decline as a result of aging. Each week volunteers are paired with a resident to guide them through the program and fill in when their family member is not able to attend. The program includes a 30-minute family debrief and inquiry group followed by an interactive 45-minute music performance by a quartet of professional musicians, where family members and caregivers practice connecting with their loved ones using music, instruments, and movement. After the performance, members participate in a 30-minute break-out social group. In collaboration with Dr. Borna Bonakdarpour, the program will begin research at Silverado’s memory care unit at the Highland Park campus in January of 2019. The program runs on Saturday afternoons from January to April. For a full description of the opportunity and contact information, please view the program flyer

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION FOR GAP YEAR STUDENTS

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. The research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. 

Qualifications: Candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your application materials. The salary for this full-time position will start at $31,200 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start by the beginning of June 2019 are preferred. A two year commitment is strongly preferred.

For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit the Center for Women's Mental Health websiteInterested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Lizzie Callaway via email to ecallaway@partners.org or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114.

CLINICAL RESEARCH POSITION IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AND SPORTS MEDICINE

Dr. Domb runs a sports medicine practice in addition to an active research institute focusing on sports medicine and hip surgery. As a clinical research assistant, you will be responsible for maintaining an extensive surgical database as well as assisting with the formulation and writing of research studies. This position offers the opportunity to be a co-author on a number of peer-reviewed journal publications. It also offers exposure to a clinical practice and the field of sports medicine through the work environment as well as shadowing opportunities. The job duration is 13 months, beginning in the summer of 2019 and includes a $10,000 stipend. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: Benjamin G. Domb, MD, c/o Joseph Ornelas, PhD, drdomb@americanhipinstitute.org 

CHICAGO EYES ON CANCER

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. The program also welcomes secondary science educators. 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. The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase participants’ work across basic, translational, clinical, and population-based areas of cancer research. Chicago EYES on Cancer is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in addition to generous donations. Programming is provided in part through a partnership with Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. View the program website for details and application instructions.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR WINTER 2019 IN THE NORTHWESTERN PERSONALITY ACROSS DEVELOPMENT LAB (PADLAB)

The PADlab covers a broad range of personality and psychopathology topics in 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, apply through the PADlab website or email at tackettlab2@gmail.com. View the full job description here. 

FULL-TIME RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATORS

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. We 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 interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk (k-domanchuk@northwestern.edu). 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - TWO YEAR OPPORTUNITY

This paid hourly position is intended to be of educational value for a future physician or physician assistant who is interested in learning medicine by directly assisting a Stanford University -trained board-certified dermatologist, learning dermatology by observing and participating in the function of a startup, boutique dermatology and aesthetic private practice. Dr. Gabriel J. Martinez-Diaz has a boutique dermatology and aesthetic private practice in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Please view the full position description for details and application instructions. 

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.

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.

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

 

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. 

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. 

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.  

SUMMER EYE EXPERIENCE AT THE CHICAGO COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (SEE AT CCO)

Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) is pleased to announce its first annual Summer Eye Experience at the Chicago College of Optometry (SEE at CCO) program for students interested in a career in Optometry. The SEE at CCO program will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 through Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. During the SEE at CCO program, students will attend workshops tailored specifically for those interested in pursuing a future in optometry. Sessions will be offered to help prepare the student’s application portfolio for admission, and classes will provide a glimpse into the day of an optometry student. Students will also attend hands-on laboratories where they will learn basic optometric skills. Please view the flyer for eligibility requirements, how to apply, and tentative schedule. Applications must be completed by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP GRANT PROGRAM 2019 (SIGP)

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) has announced that applications for the Summer Internship Grant Program are now open for 2019, and will run through Thursday, April 4, 2019. SIGP provides a $3000 stipend for Northwestern undergraduate students (enrolled at least through fall 2019) participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from NCA. Students do not need to have an internship secured before applying and previous SIGP recipients can reapply. Please click here to RSVP to an information session and learn more. To apply, please visit the SIGP website. Please view the flyer here

DETROIT MERCY DENTAL SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 

The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) aims to assist students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds with gaining admission to dental school, and succeeding in their future careers in dentistry. The program lasts 4 weeks, and will include various educational and professional development experiences. Cost-free housing, complimentary DAT preparation, and a stipend to cover food and travel expenses are included. The deadline for the application is late February. Please view their flyer for program qualifications and more information about the program. 

RED CROSS CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATION CLASS

The Red Cross Training Corps, a branch of The Northwestern Community Health Corps (CHC), is offering first aid and CPR trainings for $27 to members of the Northwestern community. The classes are located at 1897 Sheridan Road in University Hall 121, and will be held every Saturday and Sunday this quarter from February 3rd-March 16th. The classes are from 11am-1pm. Please follow this link to sign up. 

 

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

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.

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 2019 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. 

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.

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 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

LDRSHP 204 - PARADIGMS & STRATEGIES OF LEADERSHIP

This is a one-credit introductory class that can function as a stand-alone course or as the first step toward the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate. Paradigms will help you become an effective leader on campus, in your community, and in your career. You will begin to develop your leadership toolkit, including how to:

Ask powerful questions
Inspire others
Mobilize different types of people to maximize performance
Thrive in teams
Lead change
Overcome adversity and learn from failure

During the class, you'll examine fundamental challenges and concepts through exercises, lecture and discussion. Paradigms & Strategies of Leadership (LDRSHP 204) is offered every Fall and Spring. Evanston campus undergraduate students are eligible to enroll. LDRSHP courses are offered through the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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