January 14, 2019

Welcome back! Read on for a multitude of opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

  1. Spring Health Professions Advising hours

Ground floor Steele, sign in at the reception desk near the elevator.

Mon: Dr. Tony Hilger, 9:00am – 4:00 pm

Tues: Dr. Peter DeSaix, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wed: Lindsay Lang, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thurs: Dr. Jean DeSaix, 1:00pm -5:00pm

  1. Free Webinar TODAY:  Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs

Tues, Jan 15 | 2:00 – 3:30pm | Phone or Webinar platform (Closed-captioned)

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the January ADA Audio Conference Series session titled “Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs.”  The session will feature Lisa Meeks, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine .


Join us for this session as we take a look at how students participating in medical and health science programs are provided with accommodations in classroom and clinical settings.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter following the presentation.


Registration is available at www.ada-audio.org  (you will need to set up an account on our website if you do not have one already)


Questions regarding the session should be directed to webinars@adagreatlakes.org or at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) or 312-767-0377 (video phone)

  1. Morehouse Physician Assistant Program Admissions Information Seminar

Fri, Jan 18th | 4:00pm | Bondurant Hall G100, UNC

Admissions representatives from Morehouse School of Medicine will host an Admissions Information Seminar for their Physician assistant (PA) Studies Program.  This is a great opportunity for those students who are interested in applying to PA Programs, and for those students who are exploring PA.

2:30-3:30pm Admissions Meet & Greet for Pre-PA Students

4:00-5:00pm Admissions Seminar

RSVP here   Pizza provided.

  1. 2019 Air Force/Army Summer Research Internship Programs

Mon Jun 3 – Fri Aug 9 | Application Deadlines Jan 21

2019 U.S. Air Force Research Lab – Repperger Research Internship Program
Location: Dayton, OH & San Antonio, TX
Repperger Information URL: https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html
*Please review the Project Catalog.  With a single application, applicants can select their top five of 34 available research topics. Open to BS-PhD candidates. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Application URL: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/2019AFRLRepperger

2019 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Internship Program
Location: San Antonio, TX
Application URL: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/2019USAISRSUMMER
*With a single application, applicants will be able to select their top three of 12 available research topics as listed in the announcement. Open to bachelor candidates only. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Applications for both research opportunities will be administered via the Zintellect application system (https://www.zintellect.com).  Candidates will be required to upload resume/CV and academic transcripts.  Two completed academic recommendations will also be required for consideration for each opportunity.    In Zintellect, applicants can track their application status. Once an applicant submits their completed application, an e-mail will automatically be sent by Zintellect to the applicant’s desired referee.  Applicants may list more than two individuals to receive the recommendation e-mail. Please allow ample time for the recommendations to be completed prior to the January 28, 2019 deadline. At the time of the recommendation deadline, without two completed recommendations, your application will be marked incomplete.

Feel free to check out other research opportunities posted on Zintellect!  We have opportunities posted for current students and recent graduates in nearly every STEM field and U.S. Citizenship is not required for every opportunity.


  1. Medical Needs Camp Holiday Trails – Counselor positions

Ready for a summer of changing lives, including YOURS?  Apply now for one of our competitive summer camp counselor positions working directly with children and teens with medical challenges.  Paid training begins June 1 and our season runs through July 26, with the possibility of staying on for 2 additional weeks, dependent on final programming.  $240/week plus all food, housing (and cool camp T-shirts).   CHT Counselors

  1. Osteopathic Medical School Online Fair January 17, 2019

Thurs, Jan 17 | 9:00am – 9:00pm | Online

AACOM, along with our Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, will be hosting another online Medical School Fair on Thursday, January 17th from 9am-9pm. We will have admissions officers, physicians and medical students available to chat with prospective students along with other live presentations.  We hope that you’ll consider logging in.

Meet with admissions reps, faculty and current students in live online chat sessions

Learn more about the profession, the application and life as a med student

Conveniently explore which medical school is right for you

Connect with multiple schools at once

Watch live presentations from admissions officers and medical students about their programs

Note that individual colleges will set their own chat hours within the overall time frame.  Check here for a list of colleges and hours.  Click here to register (free).

AACOM:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

  1. Health Professions Readiness and Enrichment Program (HPREP)

May 19 – May 23 | Buies Creek, North Carolina | $50

Application Deadline Jan 31, 2019

This is a free (after $50 seat deposit) 4-day interdisciplinary, preparatory, and professional development program for prospective students interested in health sciences. We have students attend from across the country each year.

Campbell University is interested in developing diverse leaders in the health care professions. Ransdell Family Health Professions Readiness & Enrichment Program (HPREP) is a four-day interdisciplinary, preparatory, and professional development program for prospective students interested in the following areas:


Osteopathic Medicine

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Research

Public Health

Biomedical Sciences

Athletic Training

HPREP will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019 to Thursday, May 23, 2019. The ideal candidates will meet the eligibility recommendations, be interested in becoming a more competitive applicant, desire to learn about a variety of health professions options and have an interest in servant leadership.

  1. ECU School of Dental Medicine Info Session and Tour

Fri Feb 8 | 3:00pm info, 4:00pm tours | ECU, info session also online

Interested students can register to attend in person or online by using the following link: https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NS2QWxOZ7SAjEF.

We encourage all interested students, especially those applying for the 2019-2020 cycle to attend the live or face to face session. Questions or concerns should be directed to sodmadmissions@ecu.edu.

  1. Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students

July 8-10, 2019 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | University of Buffalo

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute is an enrichment program at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences providing information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school and college students. This unique day camp experience incorporates active participation in a broad scope of learning experiences, including “hands-on” training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures by faculty and local Buffalo area alumni pharmacist practitioners and field trips. The program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and the pharmacy curriculum at SPPS as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy course work.

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  1. NIEHS Scholars Connect Program

Applications due Feb 14, 2019

The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is designed to provide a unique opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students to solidly connect with NIEHS and receive frontier-level training in biomedical research. Students in NSCP have an opportunity for hands-on mentored research experiences, as well as professional and personal development. The Program is committed to encouraging students to pursue careers in scientific investigation, both basic and clinical.

The Scholars Connect Program invites applications from students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), as well as students from all other academic institutions within the commuting area (Research Triangle). NSCP is committed to increasing diversity in environmental health science.

Time Commitment and Stipend:

Summer:  Full-time internship 40hrs/wk, $2000/month

Fall/Spring:  Part-time internship 15 hrs/wk, $800/month

Learn more and apply.

  1. Paid Summer Research at Emory for Diverse Scholars

Late May – Early Aug | Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Application deadline:  Jan 29, 2019

During the 10-week residential summer program, research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor or Principal Investigator and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students and other undergraduates. Our SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development.

LGS-SOAR offers the opportunity to develop skills such as:

Communicating research to a variety of audiences

Problem Solving

Interpreting Results

Actively participate in novel research

Navigating difficult ethical situations

The capstone of the experience is a Poster Symposium where research fellows formally present their work. The Poster Symposium is well-attended by the community at large, as well as faculty from Emory University (Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Public Health), Georgia Institute of Technology and other regional universities that are looking for up-and-coming young researchers.

Learn more and apply

  1. AAMC Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals who, without this aid, would find it very difficult — if not impossible — to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and fulfill other obligations on the path to a career in medicine. The AAMC encourages all eligible aspiring physicians to apply for fee assistance.

The AAMC is pleased to announce the following improvements to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program:

  1. The number of schools that AAMC Fee Assistance Program awardees may designate in the AMCAS application will be increased for benefits awarded in the 2019 program year (begins January 7, 2019).  Awardees will now have all AMCAS fees waived for one application submission including up to 20 medical school designations. This is a total savings of up to $911. As always, additional fees will be charged for each medical school designation beyond the initial award designations.
  2. We have updated and simplified the Fee Assistance Program website to make it easier to find information and navigate the Fee Assistance application process, including updated FAQs.
  3. We have also published a comprehensive and easy-to-follow 2019 Fee Assistance Program Essentials guide which provides instructions on preparing materials and applying. All applicants to the program must certify that they have read the Essentials before applying.

Applicants who were approved for fee assistance prior to 2019 and have not utilized their AMCAS benefit will remain with the benefit they were approved for. Recipients awarded prior to 2019 received AMCAS fees waived for one application submission including up to 16 medical school designations.

Please visit our website for the full list of Fee Assistance Program benefits. If you have additional questions, please contact fap@aamc.org or 202-828-0600.