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.

Please note: the opportunities on this page may not satisfy the 120 hours of work in a clinical or research setting required for committee support. Learn more about Premedical Clinical and Research Positions and contact your advisor for additional information. 

Events

Spring 2021 Events

Date: Wed., April 21, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Date: Tues., April 20, 5 - 7 p.m.

This webinar is an information session with the Founding Dean of the Kaiser Permanente Medical School. Dr. Mark Schuster will introduce attendees to the medical school, its curriculum and application requirements.

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Tune in for these upcoming sessions with Admissions Deans and Directors from the following medical schools. Use the links below to register and then add them to your calendar!

Date: Fri., April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
University of Rochester School of Medicine - Info Session
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Date: Fri., May 14, 12 - 1 p.m.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine - Information Session
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Date: Thurs., April 29, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Health Professions Advising Office at the University of Maryland (UMD) will be hosting this virtual event. In previous years, roughly 100 professional schools and over 400 undergraduate students have attended.

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The Georgetown University School of Medicine Office of Admissions is offering one-hour admissions information sessions during the fall and spring semester. They will go over Georgetown's mission, what they're looking for in a competitive applicant, and deadlines.

Dates:

  • Wed., Apr. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Wed., May 5, 12 p.m.
  • Wed., May 19, 7 p.m.

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Date: Sat., April 17, 12 p.m.

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting their annual Virtual Open House on Saturday, April 17th at 12pm EST. All students are welcome to remotely join them for the opportunity to explore their curriculum, hear from their administration, learn about their admissions process, view a live OMM demonstration, chat with their current medical students, and much more!

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Date: Thurs., April 22, 11 - 8 p.m.

If you're considering medical school this year, be sure to join admissions officers from 80 medical schools in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada as well as experts from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) for this free event that helps position you for success in the 2021 application cycle.

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This event is designed for prospective students interested in a meaningful career in medicine. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) including all aspects of their admissions process, the curriculum, clinical and research opportunities, student programs and support services. The event will also include faculty and student perspectives and a dedicated Q&A session.

Registration is required and limited to only one session to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate. Upon receiving your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.
 

Dates:

Date: Sat., April 17, 9:30 - 3 p.m.

The Program in Pre-Medical Studies at The City College of New York will be hosting their 9th Annual virtual Medical & Dental School Fair!

You will have the opportunity to virtually meet with up to 50 medical and dental schools from across the country.

9:30-10:30        Dental School Panel Discussion
9:30-11:00        Medical School Panel Discussion
12:00-3:00        Fair

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Date: Sat., April 24, 9 - 3 p.m. MDT

This year, the Colorado University Physical Therapy Program is proud to offer a two-session PT Preview Day event tailored to meet the needs of various audiences.

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Date: Weds., May 12, 3 p.m. CDT

Join the virtual webinar highlighting A.T. Still University's (ATSU) two doctor of dental medicine programs. Information will be provided for both ATSU's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health and Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, hosted by ASTU's admissions office.

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Deadline: Thurs., May 1, 11:59 p.m.

Virtual Summer Research Program

APSA is hosting a Virtual Summer Research Program in which students will complete an 8 week-long research project, in addition to participation in enrichment activities such as journal clubs and a speaker series. This is specifically geared towards students who are underrepresented in medicine.

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Date: Thurs., May 6, 6 - 8 p.m.

This program is eligible for Continuing Legal Education for NY attorneys. With David Hoffman (Columbia Bioethics) & Carol Liebman (Columbia Law)

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Date: Thurs., May 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

With Columbia faculty: Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR; Maryjane Farr, MD; Jonathan Hastie, MD; Kenneth Prager, MD; & Katherine Fischkoff, MD Co-sponsored by the Columbia's Masters of Bioethics Program and Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine.

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Summer 2021 Events

The Yeshiva University EMS club is organizing an emergency medical technician (EMT) program for undergraduate students. Getting the medical skills and clinical exposure will look great on any pre-health resume! In addition, due to the recent COVID-19 crisis, the need for EMTs during this time is paramount.

Summer 2021 - June Course:
5/31-6/17 (Zoom sessions 10-2pm)

In-person sessions will be on June 13-16. Practical State Exam 6/17

Summer 2021 - July Course:
7/5-7/22 (Zoom sessions 10-2pm)

In-person sessions will be on July 18-21. Practical State Exam 7/22

Summer 2021 - August Course:
8/2-8/19 (Zoom sessions 10-2pm)

In-person sessions will be on August 15-18. Practical State Exam 8/19

Cost:
Price: $1,500; State Exam fee of $28

Financial Assistance is Available: 

  • If the student promises to volunteer at an ambulance agency after completing the course successfully, successful completion of the course, they may get from 700 to full tuition refund. But they must apply to the ambulance before the beginning of the course.
  • Students can pay for the course through installments.

A student in need of financial help should mention this in the comments section of the form. They will then receive information about the ambulance services they can join.



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Registration is now open for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 2021 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) Online Program.

AVM is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and work together virtually with faculty and veterinary students.

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 collaborate with current veterinary student and explore important topics within the field.

There are three session options this summer:
Session 1:         July 12 - July 16
Session 2:         July 26 - July 30
Session3:          Aug 2 - Aug 6

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Programs & Positions

Recently Added Programs & Positions

The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) COVID-19 Potential Tracer Registry

In the current pandemic, an army of COVID 19 Tracers are needed to stem the spread of infection.  Along with social distancing, wearing a mask and scrupulous hand washing, Contact Tracing is a critical element in the public health fight against the disease.

What are COVID-19 Tracers?

Tracers serve a vital function through a very simple, but effective process.  From the list of people testing positive for the antigen indicating current infection with the coronavirus (a CASE), a Tracer follows a protocol to

  • receive information for a telephone call with a CASE

  • call the CASE to

    • determine symptom deterioration that might require immediate medical attention

    • advise the CASE to isolate, thus preventing the spread of the infection to others

      • directing the CASE to resources to help with any barriers to this isolation

    • find out information about those people the CASE may have already infected (CONTACTS)

  • call these CONTACTS to

    • determine if the CONTACTS have symptoms that would make them a CASE

    • advise the CONTACTS to quarantine, thus preventing the spread of the infection to others

      • directing the CONTACTS to resources to help with any barriers to this quarantine

States and municipalities across the U.S. are recruiting for COVID 19 Tracers.  Each has their own criteria and rules for bringing Tracers on-board.  Many have hired outside contractors to manage their recruiting. This may present difficulty for you in finding the right opportunity at the right time with the right place to apply.​

How can NARAP help you?

Signing up on the NARAP COVID 19 Potential Tracer Registry can help you with that difficulty:

  • Based on the date and time you send in the application, NARAP will distribute your information to health departments and recruiting agencies requesting Tracers from the Registry

    • “first come, first serve”

      • if an agency calls for 100 Tracers, NARAP will send them the first hundred names and contact information on the Registry based on criteria they request such as state of legal residence

    • You will also be placed on the list for NARAP updates on COVID-19 Tracing and other
      opportunities for clinical experience that come through the organization.

What do you need to join the Registry?​

While your place in line depends on your application time/date stamp, before sending your information forward, NARAP must receive your​

 What COVID-19 Potential Tracer Registry NOT do?

  • Assure you will be called for a position as a COVID 19 Tracer position

    • currently, many states, municipalities and agencies are flooded with applicants

  • Guarantee the offer as a COVID 19 Tracer will be for a paid position; a particular offer may just be for volunteers

  • Indicate in what time frame you may receive an offer as a COVID 19 Tracer

    • over time, we believe that many recruited Tracers from other sources will go back to their jobs and careers as the economy rebounds,

    • but the need for COVID 19 Tracers will likely extend well into 2021 and beyond

    • while there may be an abundant supply of Tracer applicants now, the need for more long term will be a demand pre-health professions students on NARAP’s COVID 19 Registry can answer

  • Preclude you from pursing all other ways for getting a position as a COVID 19 Tracer       

What will you receive from NARAP?

  • Confirmation of receipt of your

    • application to the Registry

    • certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Training course

    • letter of endorsement from your Health Professions Adviser

  • Updates on

    • COVID 19 Contact Tracing

    • other opportunities through NARAP for clinical research experiences

We at NARAP look forward to working with you on developing the largest public health force ever assembled and future opportunities for your discernment, qualification and development as future healthcare professionals.

By clicking the link, I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with the contents above.

Health Nexus, a student volunteer group working with the Global Columbia Collaboratory, is currently recruiting artists, including graphic designers, who are interested in creating images for a graphic novel. The team has interfaced with healthcare professionals in diverse healthcare systems around the globe and used qualitative interviews to collect perspectives on various themes that reflect their personal and professional experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes include allyship & advocacy, public health, and psychological well-being.

The Health Nexus plans to prepare a script for a graphic novel where experiences of healthcare professionals in diverse regions of the world are aggregated into personas of fictional characters. Using a public health lens, the focus will be on bringing readers into bold, rich worlds. The Health Nexus is seeking artists who enjoy illustration (and or graphic design) and feel as passionately about amplifying the stories of healthcare workers.

Current work on the graphic novel can be found on their website

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Columbia Health Nexus.

DOROT, Inc. – 2021 Summer College Internship Program
https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4209305

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging 
Undergraduate Intern
https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4076938

Nemours - Health Equity Summer Scholars Program (HESSP) 2021
https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4149115

SENS Research Foundation 
2021 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship
https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4108483

DEADLINE: Fri., May 14

Project Rousseau is currently recruiting Summer 2021 Fellows who will lead specific projects to support their students’ development and organizational growth. Project Rousseau’s Fellowships provide an opportunity to gain valuable skills and make a genuine difference, either remotely or on-the-ground in their socially distanced New York office. The Administrative and Programming Fellowships are open to current college students, recent college graduates, and graduate students.

To apply for an Administrative Fellowship, please email a cover letter and your resume to Bethany Thorne, and for a Programming Fellowship, please
email a cover letter and your resume to Sarah Young.

 

Application Deadline: Mon., May 31

At NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute, research associates gain valuable technical skills and research experience before moving on to advanced degree programs, and ultimately, a career in biomedical science.
Research associates have access to the following:

  • An intellectually stimulating and collegial environment
  • State-of-the-art technology and resources
  • Research projects led by world class scientists in a range of disciplines that includes molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience

The application portal and will be accepted through May 31, 2021.

Applicants should upload a CV, a one-page statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation. You will be asked to provide the contact information for your two recommenders, and we will contact them to request that they upload their letters.

If you have questions about the program or the application process, please email Gabriela Serrano, project coordinator.

QueerCare is a trans woman-led organization providing post-operative at-home care to folks undergoing gender affirmation surgery and support services to queer people who are undergoing medical care of any kind. They have recently partnered with Callen Lorde and receive patient referrals from local hospitals. They are a community-based volunteer organization that primarily operates through a series of on-call shifts, each 6 hours long, as well as last-minute services when necessary. Shifts are designated as either a transportation shift (to or from surgery or post-operative visits), a basic at-home care shift, or an intensive care shift. Basic at-home care includes fetching groceries, walking pets, doing laundry, or other services that a post-operative patient may require. An intensive care shift involves more direct post-op care, including drain care, keeping a medicine schedule, emptying a urine vac, and contacting medical services as necessary. They also offer overnight care on occasion, as well as socializing and meal delivery.

Through their partnership with Callen Lorde,  volunteers will receive HIPPA training and certification, and there will be opportunities for training in various post-operative care procedures through Callen Lorde as well.

Please contact QueerCareNYC@gmail.com in order to request an application. You may also visit their Instagram page at @QueerCareInc. Feel free to contact founder Carmen Garcia at 954-551-6794 with any questions.

The online, five-day Pre-Occupational Therapy Program (PrOT) at KGI will provide participants interested in an occupational therapy career a chance to immersively explore the profession through a diverse range of voices and experiences.

Students will learn about the broad scope of occupational therapy—what occupational therapists do, where they work, and populations they serve. Additionally, participants will learn about innovative and emerging occupational therapy practice areas that meet diverse and real-world needs for participation in daily life to support health and well-being. Interactive and hands-on learning will enhance the understanding of the meaningful work of occupational therapy professionals. Participants will be able to reflectively consider a variety of occupational therapy career paths, educational options, and what is needed for a competitive application. Students will also learn tools to support their own wellness in educational contexts.

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The online, five-day PA Summer Success Program (PASS) KGI is designed to inform, excite, and empower high school, college, and post-graduate students to pursue a career as a PA. This online program will begin by providing attendees with information about the profession, real PA perspectives, and engaging clinical scenarios. The program will then conclude with information about applying to PA school, including admissions applications, financial aid, and successful interviewing. After the program, attendees will better understand the PA profession, possible career paths, and the tools needed to start the journey.

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The Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program, sponsored by the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute (BFWHRI), offers an educational and research opportunity to a full-time rising junior or senior undergraduate student attending a 4-year college or university who is interested in advancing women’s health and cancer research disparities and who is from an underrepresented or historically disadvantaged background.

The successful applicant will receive a $3,500 stipend for the successful completion of a 10-week research experience. This fellowship is intended to be a remote position. Additional the successful applicant will provide research support on one or more studies and conduct an independent research thread working under the mentorship of BFWHRI faculty. This fellowship is intended to be a remote position and will be 10 weeks in duration. The target start is June 2021.

To apply, please submit a current CV/resume, one letter of recommendation from a current professor at your undergrad institution, and a one page personal statement on specific goals and aspirations for this research experience. Please send your completed application to Mahima Krishnamoorthi.

Other Opportunities 

Surveys

  • Pre-Med students: Has COVID-19 impacted your future plans? Researchers at UC San Diego are eager to learn how the pandemic has affected you and invite you to take a short, 5-minute survey. Your input may help them better understand the challenges you and other pre-health students are facing during this pandemic.
     
  • Has COVID led to a delay in taking the MCAT? Cancellation of your summer internship? Affected your ability to get letters of rec? As a team of UCSD researchers, we want YOUR thoughts via this short survey about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your plans to pursue a pre-health career!
     
  • We know that a lot of MCAT and volunteer/extracurricular opportunities have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UCSD researchers are trying to get a better grasp on understanding these difficulties and stressors during these unprecedented times. To potentially improve the application process in the future, please take this short survey.