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.  

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND ARTS EXPOSITION

The largest student research conference on campus is ready to roar. The event includes two large poster sessions, eight oral presentation panels (8-10 minute talks), and an amazing Creative Arts Festival that evening, showcasing a wide array of creative works from film and visual arts to poetry and music.  It is the only multi-arts showcase on campus! For the full schedule, please view the flyer

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:00am-9:30pm

FIND YOUR RUSH INFORMATION SESSIONS

Join Rush University for an information session and student led campus tour to learn more about Rush Medical College. For more information and to RSVP, please view the flyer and RSVP website.

When: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00am

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00am

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00am

Monday August 5, 2019 at 10:00am

ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF OPTOMETRY VIRTUAL FAIR

This webinar is intended for students who plan to enroll in Doctor of Optometry programs. Students will be able to chat with school representatives and learn more about different Doctor of Optometry programs. Please register on their website to attend the online event. 

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00am

SCRIBEAMERICA JOB FAIR

ScribeAmerica is hosting a job fair for those interested in a medical scribe position. A medical scribe follows the physician into the patients' room and documents medical history, physician-patient interactions, imaging results, medical decision making, exam findings, clinical events, etc into our electronic health record. A scribe really helps relieve the provider of the clerical duties so the provider can be more interactive with the patient. 

Students will be able to meet with local management at the job fair, and have on the spot, one on one interviews. Please be sure to bring copies of your resume if attending. register here for the June 1 event and here for the June 8 event. 

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 or Saturday, June 8, 2019

Where: Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel, 1110 Willow Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

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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 ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT THE ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROGRAM (ADAPT) AT NORTHWESTERN

ADAPT at Northwestern is recruiting research assistants interested in psychopathology, clinical research, and interaction with research participants. For more information on the position and contact information, please view the flyer.

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

The Tackett Lab at the PADLab is seeking to hire Volunteer Research Assistants. A 9 hour per week commitment is required over 2 consecutive quarters. For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please view their flyer. Please apply on their website

RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION AT THE NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (NDR) LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas is recruiting research coordinators for their NDR Lab. They investigate sensorimotor and cognitive abnormalities in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders using a variety of systems neuroscience approaches, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electroencephalography (EEG), sensorimotor physiology testing, motion kinematic analyses, oculomotor testing, and neurocognitive assessments. They are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in working with clinical populations and getting experience using a variety of neuroscientific methods. For job qualifications and more information on how to apply, please view the job description

DENTAL INTERNSHIP AT MANNERING DENTAL

Margie Mannering, DDS at Mannering Dental is recruiting student a student for a year long dental internship in her downtown Chicago office beginning mid June 2019. It is a great opportunity for students looking to strengthen their application before dental school. She is looking for a student who is available Monday-Thursdays for a full year and prefers a student who is serious about dental school as expressed by either having completed the DAT or plan to complete it in the upcoming months. Interested students should send their resumes to careers@manneringdental.com

FULL-TIME RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATORS POSITIONS AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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). 

UNITED AGAINST INEQUITIES IN DISEASE (USAID) INTERN POSITIONS

United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) is a national non-profit organization that empowers students and communities across the United States to reduce health inequities (unjust and preventable differences in health outcomes between groups of people).

As a public health organization dedicated to long-term sustainability and impact, UAID leads innovative local community projects throughout the country.  Please visit www.uaid.org for more details.

UAID is pleased to announce open intern positions on the UAID National Board of Directors.  If you are interested in social justice and are looking for a leadership opportunity in public health, please apply on their website by June 15, 2019. Preference will be given to those who apply early.

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSITANT POSITION AT THE DIVISION OF ORTHOPAEDICS AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Pre-med students who are interested in obtaining relevant clinical research experience are invited to apply for Clinical Research Assistant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information about the position and to apply, please visit the hospital's website

RESEARCH SPECIALIST AT UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

The Clinical and Experimental Drug Addiction Research (CEDAR) Lab at UIC has a job opening for a research specialist to work on a study evaluating the etiology of premenstrual syndrome in adult women. This position is ideal for graduating seniors who are interested in women’s health research and longitudinal data collection and who want clinical trial experience prior to applying to graduate programs. Please direct all questions to cedar@uic.edu. Please view the job description on UIC's website.

LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The pediatric allergy division at Lurie Children’s Hospital/Northwestern University has volunteer opportunities for students this summer. This opportunity is flexible in terms of time commitment. Please specify in your cover letter a detailed description of your availability- days/times and dates, and your experience in clinical work or research. Also, your preferred experience should be detailed: lab based research, chart review, clinical research.

Interested applicants should send a resume and the cover letter, specifying which projects are of interest and personal qualifications, to Jennifer Lor (JenLor@LurieChildrens.org).  

Example of Current Projects:

FEINBERG EXERCISE AND HEALTH LAB VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Feinberg is seeking volunteers for their Exercise and Health Lab. The student must be able to volunteer for at least 3 quarters and 10 hours a week. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 6, 2019. To view projects, job responsibilities, qualifications, and contact information, please view the job description

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN AT MCW

The MCW Surgical Oncology Cancer Biorepository is looking for a motivated individual who is interested in a translational research experience. The laboratory participates in the acquisition and processing of biospecimens and maintains a fully clinically integrated database for the specimens. This research opportunity would allow individuals to become integrated into a multidisciplinary program for patients with pancreatic cancer, including retrieval of specimens from the operating room, processing and analysis of blood products, utilization of electronic medical databases, and productive clinical and translational research experiences. Individuals may have the opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the operating room, if desired. The start is July 1st, 2019. View the attached job description for further details. If interested in applying, please contact Melissa Mena at mmena@mcw.edu

PATIENT CARE NAVIGATOR

Vituity at AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL is looking to hire a part-time Patient Care Navigator. The primary focus of the Patient Care Navigator is to guide patients and their families following the discharge from the hospital to assure a smooth transition home. In this role, it is vital to use a patient centered approach and have effective communication.  The PCN displays a willingness to explore and acknowledge patient needs, expectations and values.  She/he responds to patients needs in a way that is helpful and beyond expectation.  The primary goal is to work collaboratively with patients to have a positive effect on their health outcomes by receiving the right care in the right place at the right time.

Considerations:

If interested, submit your information via the Vituity website

GAP YEAR DENTAL INTERNSHIP AT NORTH SHORE DENTAL OFFICE

North Shore Dental is looking for a dental intern for a 1 year internship program starting in June or July.  This is for anyone looking to have a "gap-year" after graduation prior to being accepted into dental school.  This position entails learning critical lab techniques (pouring and mounting models on articulators, making bite splints, stents etc), assisting skills chair side on all procedures (crowns, implant restorations, equilibration etc) plus learn the business aspects of running a dental practice.  This opportunity will set you apart from other dental school applicants as you will gain first hand experience on multiple aspects of dentistry from a dentist on the visiting faculty of the Pankey Institute!  This position is paid and part time - around 27-32 hours a week although more hours can be added for additional lab and photography work.  If interested, please email your resume to ddsinternship@gmail.com.  

LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP IN THE DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children's Hospital is looking for an intern for summer break to assist with clinical research. They are looking for a pre med student who is interested in learning more about pain/opioid research and pediatric surgery and who will have completed at least their sophomore year. The student should exhibit strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills. They want a student who can effectively manage multiple projects and present ideas clearly and concisely. Although the program is unpaid, it offers students a chance to learn more about clinical and research activities. The intern would also have the opportunity to shadow a pediatric surgeon in clinic and in the operating room.

Responsibilities include:

Please provide a brief statement of interest and a resume/curriculum vitae that describes your academic coursework, research experience, volunteer and/or work experience, and your future goals to sminhas@luriechildrens.org

 

LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CLINICAL RESEARCH VOLUNTEER POSITION

The Division of Critical Care at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago 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, 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. They ask that volunteers have shifts of three hours or more. One shift per week is acceptable.

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 brief statement of interest as well as an updated resume/CV to picuresearch@luriechildrens.org

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. 

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".

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, meant for a gap year, 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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

NU DANCE MARATHON-KAPLAN DISCOUNTED MCAT TEST PREP

Preparing for the MCAT? As part of its fundraising efforts, NU Dance Marathon has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer four discounted scholarship course codes for MCAT prep. The course codes are being offered for $2,200 (a 15% discount), with proceeds benefiting Communities in Schools of Chicago and the Evanston Community Foundation. Interested students should contact corporate@nudm.org.

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.

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.

 

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

ENGLISH 101: FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: THE ART OF MEDICINE

This first-year seminar is curated for students considering careers in medicine, public health, or the medical humanities, but is open to anyone interested in the intersections of literature and science. The class explores how medicine and literature interact to frame broad social and cultural concerns. It will balance fiction and non-fiction, reading novels and short stories alongside clinical memoirs, and other forms of non-fiction storytelling.

Texts include:  Eula Biss, ​On Immunity, an Innoculation; Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down; Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; Rebecca Skloot, ​The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; and Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

When: M/W, 2:00 - 3:20 p.m., Fall Quarter 2019

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.

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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