July 4, 2019

Have a great holiday break, and stay cool!

  1. Volunteer with Camp Cardiac – UNC School of Medicine
  2. Be a Peer Mentor for BIOL 117, Pre-Health Thrive-1 Considering Health Professions this Fall!
  3. Center for Global Initiatives:  applications open for 2 great programs
  4. Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium
  5. University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine Preview Day
  6. Fall Internship Opportunity:  The Office of Ethics and Policy
  7. Register: PA Virtual Fair on July 24
  8. OptomCAS Application Cycle 2019-2020 is NOW OPEN!


1.  My name is Monal Depani and I am a second year medical student here at UNC. Faris, who is also a MS2, and I are hosting a camp called Camp Cardiac for high school students and it is aimed to introduce them to the field of cardiology and medicine in general at an earlier age so it can guide their career goals. The camp is fully run on volunteers and we are more than happy to extend this phenomenal opportunity to the undergraduates interested in medicine. In addition, the itinerary is designed by us in a way that incorporates some of UNC’s curriculum and this is a good way for the undergraduates to get involved with UNC School of Medicine and get a head start on a career in medical education. Finally, we have numerous faculty come teach the workshops and the undergraduates (as the numbers allow) are more than welcome to attend those sessions and interact with us and the teachers.

In all, it is an awesome volunteer opportunity that will allow the volunteers to learn medicine, interact with faculty, and help with fun camp-like activities. Here is the link to the sign-up:


Sign-up before all the slots are full! We will contact the students If we need anything from their end.


2. Dr. De Saix and Dr. Alaina Garland are continuing their highly successful interprofessional course this fall (Bio 117). One of the great things about this course is the ‘near peer’ mentors who attend the evening sessions and serve as role models to the students. The purpose of the class is to expose undergraduate students to the many health professions at UNC (and beyond). The class is Wednesdays at 6:30 and lasts 1 hour 15 minutes. It is not the whole semester, but usually begins first day of classes in August and ends around October, but that may change. We will send you the dates asap. Your role in this would be to enjoy the sessions, and meet/connect with students during the class activities and session breaks—nothing intensive at all, but just sharing your love for your profession!

This is a great opportunity, if you are interested in participating please complete the document here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc002ID4MdtsEzsvE_q65eaUGVCtgRLLrWKRoJqAgUS26SVg/viewform?usp=sf_link


3. Global Take Off: Puerto Rico: New to UNC? Whether you’re a first-year or a new transfer, if you have limited travel experience and financial need, you’re eligible for Global Take Off: Puerto Rico! This fully-funded program includes a five-day immersive experience in Puerto Rico over winter break. Ten UNC students will be selected to participate. Application due July 28. Apply.

Passport to Go! Never had a U.S. passport? If this is your first year at UNC and you have financial need, we’ll welcome you to campus by funding your first U.S. passport. The Passport to Go! program not only helps you apply and pay for your passport, but it will also connect you to a network of global opportunities on campus and abroad. Apply.


4. The Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success will host the Fifth Annual Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium on July 24. This is an opportunity for undergraduate students engaging in research under the direction of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present their research to a broad audience. Presenters of posters or oral submissions MUST complete an online abstract submission. For guidance and tips on creating and presenting research,click hereDeadline: July 15, 12 p.m. Apply.


5.  UIWSOM Preview Day

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10am-2pm (CST)

Where: 7615 Kennedy Hill, San Antonio, Texas, 78235

During these sessions we will review admission requirements and application procedures.

Participants will also have an opportunity to:

  • Preview our curriculum
  • Meet current learners
  • Attend a financial aid session
  • Take a campus tour

We will also have limited one-on-one advising sessions.

Click Here to RSVP


6. The Office of Ethics and Policy is hiring interns for the Fall semester! We are looking for a handful of students from any academic discipline interested in higher ed policy and encouraging ethical behavior on campus. Check out our posting on Handshake, and stay tuned for updates on our current interns and the projects they are working on in the office.


7. The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) invites you to register for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on Wednesday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET. This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring a career as a PA. Students will be able to:

  • Chat with representatives from 50 schools, PAEA, and CASPA
  • Learn insider tips on how to prepare for that crucial PA program interview
  • Attend live presentations and Q&As (or access the recordings on-demand) from current students and practicing PAs
  • Chat with pre-health advisors
  • Discover what makes PA one of the top health professions
  • And more!

Register Now!


8. NOW OPEN:  OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2019-2020!  As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application. The application is available at https://www.optomcas.org/ and also directly at http://optomcas.liaisoncas.com.



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