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.

Georgetown University School of Medicine would like to invite rising juniors and rising seniors to apply to be part of our fourth cohort of fellows for the 2020 Dean for Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) program at Georgetown School of Medicine.

Our deadline is February 24, 2020, and we are hosting outreach webinars. Click here to sign up for a webinar.

Program Dates & Benefits:

  • Dates: Wednesday, June 24 - Friday, August 7, 2020. Move out day is Saturday, August 8th.
  • Summer Stipend: $4,000 ($2,000 paid after the first 3 weeks - $2,000 paid conclusion of program)
  • Housing: On-Campus housing at Georgetown University - Same-gender identity, suite-style, double-occupancy rooms
  • Travel: Awarded up to $250 per student on a case by case basis by the Georgetown Office of Diversity & Inclusion

**NOTE** Students are responsible for their own meals/food costs (except for program event meals provided by ARCHES)

Preference will be given to permanent residents of the District of Columbia (DC) and DCPS grads.

All students are encouraged to apply, including those from underrepresented backgrounds in the health professions and those who identify as first-generation college students. 

Complete program details may be found on the ARCHES website. Learn more about the program from our 2019 fellows!

As members of Project Healthcare, students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in one of NYU’s active Emergency Departments. Through hands-on experience, in one of New York City’s level 1 Trauma Centers, volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine. The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. The 9-week or 10-week intensive summer program is one of the most competitive and attractive programs in the nation offered to collegiate students. In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms (including trauma) as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care. 

The main function of the project's volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment. In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds. While intermingling, at our teaching hospital, with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel. In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

The application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through the link. The application is now open and will officially close on Wednesday, February 5th. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. No particular previous experiences are required and each year a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests are sought. 

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders and offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement.

Applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship are now open. Start an application.

Course Offerings & Workshops

Registration is open to all students for the Spring 2020 zero-point workshop in Narrative Medicine;GS UN0007, section 001, call number 11428 - "Narrative Medicine Workshop" taught by Dean Andrew Sunshine. 

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what it is like to attend veterinary school. For students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to experience life as a veterinary student and explore opportunities within the field. Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both at Tufts and at other schools.

During the week-long session, participants will investigate the specialty fields, such as wildlife and oncology spend time behind the scenes in our hospitals shadowing veterinary students gain hands-on experience with our teaching animals learn about our veterinary school admission and financial aid process and more! The program offers two sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students.

Adult Session 2: May 4-8

College Session 3: June 1-5

College Session 4: June 8-12

Full details, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, can be found on the website. For questions regarding the program, feel free to contact us at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.

Spring 2020 Events

The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts
April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Conference will provide postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students; and high school seniors and juniors (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native students) with an opportunity to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health, academia and the biopharmaceutical industry.  Additionally, each Conference offers breakout and plenary sessions, and a program featuring science resources, including internships, summer programs and after-school activities. 

BSCP Conference Flyer

Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

For  more information please contact Hollie DeSilva at hollie_desilva@hms.harvard.edu .

Location: Harvard Medical School – The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002,  provides a forum for  postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college  students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to  share  their biomedical and health-related research  activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions  related to  career development  in the sciences,  to  exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

NESS 2020 Agenda

NESS 2020 Brochure

Abstract Deadline: January 3, 2020

To submit an abstract or to register: New England Science Symposium

For more information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos.

An Evening with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

In Person Or Online via Interactive Live Stream

Date and Time:
Thurs., Jan. 23, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. 

Venture Capital, Ethics, and Health

A Panel with Douglas Crawford, PhD (Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital), Robert Kilpatrick, PhD (CEO, Founder, Health Innovation For People), and Barry Selick, PhD (Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Partnerships, UCSF)

Watch the event HERE

Additional Information

Ethics for Lunch: “Medicare-for-All: How to Weigh Medical Principles vs. Pragmatism”

Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY. or Online. 

Date and Time: 
Weds., January 29, 12 - 1 p.m. 

Event Description: 
Join us interactively online or live (with free lunch served) 

RSVP Here 

“The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor,” a talk by Harvard professor of psychiatry and medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Talk & Q&A: 5:30-7 p.m.

Event Description: 
For the first Narrative Medicine Rounds of 2020, Columbia Narrative Medicine, co-sponsored with the Department of Psychiatry, is welcoming renowned psychiatrist, social anthropologist, author, and expert on the subject of caregiving, Arthur Kleinman, who has taught at Harvard for over forty years. Dr. Kleinman's compelling new book, The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and Doctor (Viking, 2019) delivers a deeply human and inspiring story of his life in medicine and his marriage to Joan, and a detailed look at the practical, emotional, and moral aspects of caregiving. Please follow the link for more information regarding this event . 

Narrative Medicine Rounds are monthly rounds on the first Wednesday of the month during the academic year hosted by the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These events are free and open to the public.Rounds are not live-streamed but an audio version of the talk will be available afterwards on the Narrative Medicine Rounds Podcast. 

PLEASE NOTE: February Narrative Medicine Rounds will take place in the alumni auditorium instead of the Faculty Club. 

Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th. 

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut 

Event Description
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. This thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,000 leaders, change makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register in October for a 40% discount off of the full rate. 


Abstracts are currently being accepted from professionals and from students for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. October 15 is the final abstract deadline for research and program presentations. Register your abstract here. 

SUNY Upstate
Attendees will learn about the degree programs, admissions, financial aid, student life and more. (Behavior Analysis Studies (MS), Clinical Perfusion (MS), Nursing (MS, Post-Masters, DNP), Biomedical Research (MS, PhD), MedPrep (MS), Medicine (MD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD), Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant (MS), and Public Health (MPH).

April 18, 2020


2020 Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo


Date and Time: 
Thurs., January 30, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Event Description:
AACOM invites students to meet with representatives from 35 medical schools from the comfort of your home on January 30, 2020 at the Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms. 

Additional Information and Registration 



The Center for Bioethics at NYU is pleased to announce its second annual undergraduate essay contest. Undergraduates from across the country are invited to submit a 2,000 - 2,500 word essay addressing a contemporary issue in bioethics. The winning essay(s) will be eligible for publication in the Medical Dialogue Review and win a cash prize! Essays will be judged by the faculty of the Center for Bioethics at NYU. 

Submissions should be sent to nyucenterforbioethics@gmail.com by February 15th, 2020. 

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale is announcing that Unite For Slight will be accepting late breaking abstract submissions for the upcoming 17th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 4th through April 5th 2020. The conference is the world's largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. Register during the month of January for a 40% reduced registration rate.  Abstracts may be research, clinical, or program-focused. The abstract must highlight novel and substantive work, and include results (data and outcomes) that were completed since the prior fall deadline, Accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. Additional information about the abstract submission may be found here. Abstracts are also currently being accepted for the social enterprise pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize.