Upcoming Premedical Opportunities

Located in one of the leading health sciences communities in the world, the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program provides students with limitless opportunities to gain experience through an array of resources, events, and opportunities.

To enhance the rigorous academic curriculum offered by the Postbac Premed Program, students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming opportunities available both on-and-off -campus.

 

Programs & Positions

Alice! Health Promotion is now actively recruiting for Information Specialists to gather facts, resources, and the latest research findings for Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s health Q&A internet resource. Minimum qualifications include: strong research, along with written and verbal communication skills. Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language, familiarity with health and science and ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred. Must be able to work in both independent and team-oriented settings. The selected student must be available 10 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  The full job description can be found at health.columbia.edu/student-employment. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Alice! via email at alice@cumc.columbia.edu or fax at 212-854-8949.

Contra COVID is seeking bilingual and multilingual navigators to guide non-English speakers through online resources. All languages are welcome!

The Social Service Navigator Program seeks to provide translator support services to individuals for a variety of resources. Volunteers will serve as 1:1 navigators and advocates to address any gaps in information and access. These free virtual resources include but are not limited to: unemployment assistance, housing, WIC, SNAP, and health insurance online applications. Volunteers will be responsible for helping individuals from other states, and should be prepared to navigate through unfamiliar resources. This information will be provided to the volunteer upon onboarding, and they will receive access to a continuously updated Resource Packet.

This position is unpaid, but there is an opportunity for volunteers to earn academic credit. Prior experience working with our targeted demographics is ideal. The role is 100% remote and can be adjusted around an individual’s schedule.

To sign up as a volunteer for the Social Service Navigator Program, please fill out this application. If you have any questions, please email contracoviddata@gmail.com

Course Offerings & Workshops

In this introductory course, students will learn about:

  • The science of SARS-CoV-2, including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19.
  • The evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from person-to-person, and why contact tracing can be such an effective public health intervention.
  • How contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities.
  • Several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.
  • Some of the most common barriers to contact tracing efforts -- along with strategies to overcome them.

Register

This summer, the Yeshiva University EMS Club is organizing an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program for undergraduate students. This summer there will be two course options! Network with passionate pre-health students from other universities in the NYC area and gain medical skills and clinical exposure.

Dates/Times:

  • June course:
    • May 26 - June 16, Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • No class May 29.
    • State exam: June 18, 6 p.m.
  • July course:
    • June 24 - July 14, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • State exam: July 16, 6 p.m.

Location: Yeshiva University Midtown campus, 245 Lexington Avenue.

The cost of the course is $1,500.

Register online.

For further details, please contact neiditch@mail.yu.eduLearnEMT@gmail.com, or philip.meyer@mail.yu.edu.

 

MCAT

Registration for the July-September MCAT exam dates are now open. 

For updates and announcements, please follow the MCAT on Twitter.

Additional information can also be found on their website

Summer 2020 Opportunities

This summer, the Yeshiva University EMS Club is organizing an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program for undergraduate students. This summer there will be two course options! Network with passionate pre-health students from other universities in the NYC area and gain medical skills and clinical exposure.

Dates/Times:

  • June course:
    • May 26 - June 16, Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • No class May 29.
    • State exam: June 18, 6 p.m.
  • July course:
    • June 24 - July 14, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • State exam: July 16, 6 p.m.

Location: Yeshiva University Midtown campus, 245 Lexington Avenue.

The cost of the course is $1,500.

Register online.

For further details, please contact neiditch@mail.yu.eduLearnEMT@gmail.com, or philip.meyer@mail.yu.edu.

Summer 2020 Events

We have developed a wide range of virtual MD admissions events for pre-health students to learn about Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

The MD Virtual Open House provides an overview of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, our MD Program, and the admissions process.

  • Tues., June 9, 2 p.m., EST
  • Tues., July 7, 5 p.m., EST
  • Tues., Aug. 4, 7 p.m., EST
  • Tues., Sept. 1, 2 p.m., EST
  • Tues., Oct. 6, 5 p.m., EST
  • Tues., Nov. 3, 7 p.m., EST
  • Tues., Dec. 1, 2 p.m., EST

The Future Doc Talks are special topic forums that cover a wide range of interesting topics for prospective medical students including financial aid, student research, residency prep, and MD student panels.

  • Tues., June 16, 7 p.m., EST: I'm Starting Med School - Now What?
  • Tues., July 21, 2 p.m., EST: MD Admissions
  • Tues., Aug. 18, 5 p.m., EST: Financial Aid
  • Tues., Sept. 15, 7 p.m., EST: Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program
  • Tues., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., EST: MD Student Panel
  • Tues., Nov. 17, 5 p.m., EST: Research Opportunities
  • Tues., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., EST: Residency Prep

The Geisinger Primary Care Scholars sessions highlight the major features of the program and how students interested in primary care specialties can graduate from medical school with little to no debt.

  • Thurs., June 11, 5 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., July 9, 7 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., Aug. 13, 2 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., Sept. 10, 5 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., Nov. 12, 2 p.m., EST
  • Thurs., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., EST

Register

Date
Fri., May 29, 6 p.m. EST

Hear from and speak with current students of St. Georges as well as recent graduates of their medical degree program. 

SGUL’s Medical Degree allows students to take Basic Science courses in Cyprus before returning to the US for medical rotations. Graduates are well prepared and eligible for Licensing and Residency placement in the USA, Canada, and the U.K. To meet the new demand for doctors worldwide, St. Georges University of London and the University of Nicosia Medical School is continuing to accept applicants for their 2020 cohort.

To RSVP for the webinar and receive the ZOOM link, please e-mail Gary Ranft.

Date: Wed., June 3, 5 - 7 p.m., EST

“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland,” a talk with Jonathan M. Metzl

Register here.

Date: Wed., June 10, 12 - 6 p.m., EST

Join the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for a free virtual medical school exposition. Meet with colleges of osteopathic medicine nationwide to learn about becoming a physician.

Register here.

Learn more about Cornell's DVM degree program, how to prepare for a future application, how to apply, and have all your questions answered via Zoom small groups. Find the group you most relate to and register below. Please include the date and time you are interested in attending!

VIRTUAL ROUND TABLES

Applicant Round Table (for those applying in this cycle)

May 26, 4:00
June 17, 4:00
July 9, 12:00

Post-Bac Students

June 10, 4:00

Register by email

Date: June 9 - 11

The National First-generation and Low-income in Medicine Association (FGLIMed) invites members of the medical community, students, residents, faculty, administrators, and staff to attend the FGLIMed 2020 Virtual Event Series: “Becoming Invisible: Celebrating Community and Identity”.

This webinar series aims to connect the first-generation and/or low-income community in medicine and celebrate our unique and intersectional experiences in the FGLI community. Registration is now open and free for all.

Learn more and register here. Contact FGLImedicine@gmail.com with any questions.

Date: Wed., June 3, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., EDT

Join the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Student Finance Webinar on Funding Your Medical School Education. This event will cover the application process for financial aid, cost of attendance, how to budget, and scholarship opportunities. A student panel that will also be available to speak on their experiences and provide tips for navigating the high cost of obtaining a medical education.

For more information or to RSVP, visit CareerEco's website.