March 18, 2019

  1. Call for UNC Student Narratives
  2. MCAT/GRE Practice Tests and Strategy Sessions
  3. MS in Systems Medicine at Georgetown University
  4. Reminder: Health Policy and Management Information Sessions
  5. Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing and Observation Hours
  6. NC Health Professions Fair – UNC-CH
  7. Honors Carolina Health Care Week
  8. St. George’s Information Session in Durham
  9. Columbia Postbac Premed Program
  10. NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  11. Summer service-learning internship with A Helping Hand
  12. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours
1.  Call for UNC Student Narratives
Have you ever wished that your instructors knew you better? That they understood where you come from? That they knew how your race/gender/sexuality/class/language/religion/culture shapes your experience in their classroom? We want your stories of being Black and Brown in the classroom, of being woman-identified, gender non-conforming, first-generation, international college students, and more. Stories of being seen, or not being seen at all. 

Your stories will be important tools to spark conversation with UNC instructors participating in a Teaching for Equity Institute at UNC. They will be kept anonymous, including any specific instructor/course information you mention, and may be edited for length.
Our hope is that by offering your perspective, you will be an integral part of shaping the practice of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the classroom at UNC.

Learn more and upload your narrative.
Sponsored by the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence
2. MCAT/GRE Practice Tests and Strategy Sessions
If you’re thinking of taking the MCAT (or GRE, LSAT or GMAT) soon, check out the free practice tests and strategy sessions available to UNC students in March 2019.
3.  MS in Systems Medicine at Georgetown University
Sign up for Information Sessions on March 20th and March 23rd
Application Deadline: May 15th
Two-semester Master of Science Degree in Systems Medicine
With the sequencing of the human genome and availability of high power computational methods and various high through-put technologies, biomedical sciences and medicine are undergoing a revolutionary change. The new field of systems medicine (Personalized Medicine) is the application of systems level approaches and tools to biomedical problems. A defining highlight of this program is a capstone Internship, which allows students to work with some of the most renowned health institutions in the world, such as the NIH and the FDA. This requirement ensures that students will be able to develop prestigious vitae that can vault their education and career to the next level. The Systems Medicine Master’s Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in academics, industry, research, medical school and any health-related professions.

Learn more!

4. Reminder: Health Policy and Management Information Sessions
Are you interested in Improving Health Care? Preventing Disease? Reducing Disparities in Health Outcomes between Groups in Society? Improving Access to Care? Strengthening Health Policies and Systems?
We’re hosting Info Sessions soon for the BSPH program in Department of Health Policy and Management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health!
To register Click Here – or just show up!  Bring friends!
    Thurs, 3/21 | 5:00-6:30 pm | 123 Rosenau Hall
    Fri, 3/29 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | 123 Rosenau Hall
Students apply to our major in January of the sophomore year.  Planning ahead is important.
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is one of the top schools of its kind in the world.
Our graduates are very successful in all areas of healthcare and public health!
Learn more!
5. Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing and Observation Hours
Tues, Mar 26 | 2:30 – 3:30pm | online
The American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Physical Therapy Association are pleased to present a new webinar, Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing and Observation Hours, tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.
Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your application. Attendees will learn about shadowing and observation hours, why they matter and how to find opportunities in their desired health professions. Health professions advisors and admissions officers will provide tips and advice, and a Q&A session will follow.
Register and we’ll “See” you then!
6. NC Health Professions Fair – UNC-CH
Tues, Mar 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm | Great Hall, Student Union
Interested in becoming a physician, dentist, physical therapist, physician assistant, optometrist, or other health care professional?  Meet with representatives from healthcare graduate programs from across the US at this event.  Open to all students and community members.   View participating Graduate Schools and programs in Handshake at #HealthSch19
7. Honors Carolina Health Care Week
March 26-29.  Events open to all. Registration links below each event.
1. Humana HR Job Panel
Wed, Mar 27 | 4:30 – 5:30pm | Graham Memorial, Room 039
For more than 50 years, Humana has been helping people improve and maintain their health through clinical excellence and coordinated care. A successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Connect with Humana team members to learn about exciting Humana internships, shadowing programs, and career opportunities for students with different majors. RSVP here.
2. Lunch & Learn: Health Care Career Pathing
Thurs, Mar 28 | 12:30 – 1:30pm | Graham Memorial, Room 039
Health care offers a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Meet the Honors Carolina Health Care Advisory Board to hear about their career paths, learn advice for navigating a health care career, and build your professional network. RSVP here.
3. The Future of Health Care
Thurs, Mar 28 | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Graham Memorial, Room 039
Health care is one of the fastest evolving career fields in the world. Economic, political, social, and global factors all influence the changing landscape. Join our Honors Carolina Health Care Advisory Board for a discussion about the future of health care. RSVP here.
8. St. George’s Information Session in Durham
Wed, Mar 27 | 7:00 – 9:00pm | Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Road
Over the last 40+ years, SGU has educated and trained more than 20,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are working across the world.
Students can apply for August or January entry, with generous scholarship options available.
RSVP – click, then scroll down to find the Durham event.
9. Columbia Postbac Premed Program
Summer 2019 Regular Decision Deadline:  April 1
As the oldest and largest program of its kind, the Columbia University Postbac Premed Program is highly regarded for its rigorous approach to medical school preparation. Whether students are seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or the allied health fields, our resource-rich New York City campus, dedicated academic advisors, network of clinical and research opportunities, and internationally-recognized faculty will help them realize their future in medicine.   Learn More
10. NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
Make yourself at home at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine as we open our doors to the public for our annual Open House from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday March 30th. Go behind the scenes at the school, get up close and personal with animals and meet the faculty, staff and students who make our institution one of a kind. Animal lovers of all sizes can also get hands-on experiences in what being a veterinarian is all about. Two Admissions Information Sessions will be held during the day for prospective students.
Learn more about this exciting and unique event at
Registration is not required.
11. Summer service-learning internship with A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand is looking for pre-health service-learning interns for this summer. Interns will work one-on-one with older adults and adults with disabilities, assisting them with transportation to errands and medical appointments, socialization and in-home tasks. A car is required to participate. Go to A Helping Hand’s website to find more information and submit an application by April 1.
12. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours
Ground floor Steele, sign in for drop-ins 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
Dr. Peter Gilligan will meet with junior, seniors or re-applicants by appointment only in the Newman Activity Center on Pittsboro Street (across from the Carolina Inn).
Email him  ( to arrange meetings T/Th between 1:30-3:30 pm on the following dates:
Mar 26, 28, Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 May 2, 7, 9.
Watch this space for later dates and the possible addition of some Wed.
Dr Gilligan’s expertise is primarily with assisting applicants for medical school including MD-PhDs and PA school.


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