November 12

Stay warm and dry this week.  Lots of summer opportunities opening up!

Drop-in hours will be available November 4th – November 15th.  Drop-in for a quick question about pre-requisites or application planning between 1:30 – 4:00.  Students should continue to partner with Academic Advising for questions regarding major/minor and graduation requirements.   

Dr. Tony Hilger joins us during registration and offers appointments on selected days.  His calendar can be viewed here, so take sign up for an apppointment to take advantage of his many years of experience as a Health Professions Advisor.

There are 2 more Navigating Your Pre-Med Path workshops this semester. These workshops are designed for any student who is new to a Pre-Med path at UNC, or who may be seeking a general overview of what a path can look like.  First Year Students are advised to attend before scheduling an appointment.  Sign up on the Health Professions Advising website for one of these sessions:

  • November 12, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 21, 2019, Genome G200

  1. Spring classes for Health Profession interests
  2. Chronic Illness Care traineeship at UNC Internal Medicine
  3. 2020 Duke REACH Equity Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program (RESURP)
  4. Paid Summer Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University
  5. Atlantis:  A Global Health Education Program
  6. Science Enrichment Program (SEP) applications now open!
  7. Apply for a Summer Internship with AGRADU in Uganda
  8. Crisis Hotline Volunteering and Internships
  9. UNC School of Nursing BSN Information Session:  11/14
  10. UNC Global Passport:  Nov. 13th and 14th
  11. Alternative Spring Break in Miami with UNC Hillel
  12. Clever Endeavor:  Mentor partnership between Duke and UNC
  13. Health Professions Week:  November 16-21, register today!

ANTH 270: Living Medicine

This course will introduce biomedicine as a cultural system through examination of its foundational premises: biomedical understanding of disease, health, body, and treatment. The course also examines medical institutions as cultural worlds (e.g. hospitals, medical schools) and looks at the construction of these worlds by practitioners, patients, and other institutions. Course topics include the following: medical bodies, medicalization, medical error, bioethics, meaningful work, birth, medical education, clinical hierarchy, and illness.

This is a class intended for all levels.

AHSC 200:  Intro to Allied Health Sciences 

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate learner exposure to the allied health professions through utilization of a longitudinal case-based approach to introduce and explore roles, duties, career opportunities, and educational requirements for a variety of allied health professions. To ensure an interprofessional perspective, instructors from each of the represented allied health professions will deliver content pertaining to their respective profession. First-year and second-year undergraduate students are given preference for enrollment.  1 credit.  pass/fail.

BIOL 118:  Pursuing Health Professions  

This course will provide guidance to plan a path toward a profession of interest by selecting appropriate course, service, and research opportunities to include in a portfolio useful in completing applications. Application preparation and interview skills will be addressed for health professions programs such as allopathic and osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and many others.  1 credit.  pass/fail.

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Chronic Illness Care traineeship at UNC Internal Medicine

Initial hourly pay ranges from $10-12. No benefits are offered. Expected work hours may vary, but are during clinic hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Holidays follow the University calendar. We ask for a one-year commitment to the position. It is recommended that candidates hold a health technology certification such as, Certified Medical Assistant or Certified Nurse Assistant but not required.

We are currently accepting applications for Chronic Illness Care traineeship at UNC Internal Medicine:

Internal Medicine Chronic Illness Care Traineeship The Enhanced Care Program aims to support the care of patients with various chronic illnesses that are seen by primary care providers in the UNC General Internal Medicine (GIM) Clinic. The care assistant’s (CA) role is to promote evidence-based disease management practices to ensure the delivery of high quality care in all aspects of chronic illness including diabetes, hospital follow-up, depression, pain and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to name a few. This includes education, symptom assessment, medication management, inhaler, glucometer and insulin injection instruction, data management and regular phone calls to patients for reinforcement and intervention. CA’s also work in coordination with the clinic’s care manager to provide social service support to patients by connecting them to appropriate agencies for financial assistance for medical services and medications, as well as transportation. Lastly CA’s work as one on one scribes for our attending providers during office visits.

If you are interested in joining our team in the capacities listed above, please complete all sections of the general application. Send personal information, resume, cover letter and references to Shari Sibenge, Enhanced Care Clinical Dietitian and Program Manager, at

2020 Duke REACH Equity Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program (RESURP)

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is now accepting applications for its 2020 summer undergraduate research program.

Background: Compared to Whites, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities are less likely to receive necessary procedures or medications for many conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV. As a result, these groups experience poorer health and are more likely to die from many of these conditions than Whites.

The overall goal of REACH Equity is to develop and test ways to improve the quality of care that racial and ethnic minorities receive from health care providers and hospitals. The Center offers a number of research, education, and training opportunities for students, trainees, and faculty interested in racial and ethnic disparities in health.

RESURP is an 8-week summer program for rising junior and senior undergraduate students. The overall goals of the program are to: increase students’ knowledge of the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic disparities in health; introduce students to basic skills in clinical research and provide an opportunity to conduct a health disparities research project; provide an opportunity for students to shadow Duke faculty in a clinical setting.

  • Where: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • When: 8-week program: June 8-July 30; required half-day clinical shadowing training prior to program start
  • Who is eligible: Students who will be junior or senior undergraduates in Fall 2020 are eligible. The competitive program will provide up to four selected students with a $3,200 stipend. Housing expenses are not included.
  • How to apply: Visit the REACH Equity website for more details and to download the application:
  • Send the application requirements address questions to Cheryl Miller,

Paid Summer Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University!

Summer Academic Enrichment Program

-This 6-week residential program simulates the first year of Dentistry, Medical, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Schools with a rigorous schedule incorporating graduate level classes, clinical experience, community service, fun, and preparation for your respective application season. This program is for Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Bacc students. Rising Juniors who meet the qualifications or will have met the requirements are also welcome to apply. The program is free to all accepted participants and include the following incentives:

  • Stipend of $1500
  • Free Housing
  • Travel Reimbursement if needed

To apply please visit :

ATLANTIS:  A global health education program
Atlantis is a global health education program that gives ambitions pre-meds the opportunity to gain up to 80 hours of AAMC-compliant physician shadowing, in more than 50 of the best European hospitals. Over the last decade, Atlantis has helped thousands of undergraduates strengthen their passion for medicine, while having the experience of a lifetime.

We are currently accepting applications for summer 2020 programs, so please forward the following announcement to any pre-health students who might benefit from this opportunity:

Do you want to gain up to 80 AAMC-compliant physician shadowing hours in the best European hospitals and learn about medicine in a global context – all while experiencing a vibrant European city? Atlantis is a summer clinical shadowing program that makes all of this possible. Atlantis will help you discern your future in medicine, connect you with a community of other ambitious pre-health students, and give you a compelling story to share on med school applications–many of our past fellows (from 400+  universities) attend top medical schools, and 95% of alumni would recommend Atlantis to a friend.

Request an application here–spots are filling up for Summer 2020!

Science Enrichment Program applications open now!

The Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed for talented and diverse undergraduates interested in pursuing the health professions. The S.E.P. Program targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students. It is an 8-week, honors level experience for rising 1st and 2nd year college students.

Program Dates: May 18th – July 12th, 2019

Application Deadlines: Early Decision January 12th, 2020 | Regular Decision April 1st, 2020


  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.
  • Receive a competitive stipend.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Have taken 3 college level credit hours of Biology, Chemistry, and Math
  • Identify with at least one of the following categories:
    • Underrepresented Minority
    • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
    • First Generation College Student
    • From a Rural Area in North Carolina

Apply for a Summer Internship with AGRADU in Uganda:  11/17 deadline


AGRADU is a Campus Y committee that focuses on growing sustainable, grassroots initiatives in Uganda. This year, their 6-8 week internships are in public health, education and agriculture sectors. If you have any questions, email the committee at


Crisis hotline volunteering and internships

HopeLine is a family of confidential services that provides a crisis hotline, textline and a daily wellness check-in call program in the Triangle. HopeLine helps callers in all types of crises. Crisis line volunteering and internship opportunities are great for those interested in psychology, social work, counseling and other human services fields. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

UNC School of Nursing BSN Info session on 11/14

Come learn more about our BSN and Accelerated BSN (ABSN) programs! These informal sessions will give you a general overview of our program offerings and curriculum, costs to attend, financial aid, and the application process. And there’s ample time for you to ask your questions!

Join us for any of the following information sessions:

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

To RSVP click here. 

All sessions are held in Fox Auditorium in Carrington Hall. Parking is available in nearby lots (for example, behind the School of Pharmacy) as well as in the Dogwood Parking Deck (UNC Hospitals Visitor Parking) and the Bell Tower Parking Deck (after 5 pm). Detailed driving and walking directions can be found here.

UNC Global Passport Drive

The next passport drive will take place Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

Support for Eligible First-Year and New Transfer Students
The Passport To GO! program offers qualified UNC-Chapel Hill first-year and new transfer students the opportunity to receive funding for their first passport. For more information, please visit the Center for Global Initiatives website. The deadline for fall 2019 has passed.

For questions about the event, please email

Alternative Spring Break in Miami with UNC Hillel

Spend spring break in Miami with UNC Hillel learning about education, food and racial injustice. Hillel’s Alternative Spring Break participants will be immersed in volunteer work around Miami, including a soup kitchen and an after-school tutoring program. This week-long program will enable participants to gain hands-on service experience while learning about what Judaism has to says about repairing the world. Apply online by Dec. 5.

Clever Endeavor training dates:  Mentor partnership with Duke and UNC

Clever Endeavor is a seven Saturday mentorship student organization whose aim is to direct the youth of Durham and Chapel Hill in a positive direction of development. Partnered with Duke, our mentors seek to instill in at-risk youth in 4th and 5th grade the importance of the Positive Youth Development Model’s five C’s: Competence, Character, Connection, Confidence, and Caring.

Through this mentorship program, C.E. aims to form a lasting connection among Duke, UNC, and elementary schools across the Durham and Chapel Hill communities. C.E. hopes to help children realize that hopes to help children realize that they are valued and they are the best thing that the world has to offer. C.E. seeks to bolster a child’s natural talent of curiosity and inquisitiveness, as well as understanding the developmental milestones of 4th and 5th graders, to promote in children a sense of positive identity, self-determination, empowerment, belief in their future, and prosocial involvement.

Dates:  1/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11-1pm.  Contact President Cami Czejdo at

REGISTER TODAY for Health Professions Week.

Health Professions Week 2019 is less than two weeks away! Here are the top five reasons why you should attend:

1.  Learn about 21 different health professions – all in one place!  A full list of participating professions can be found at

2. Hear from health professionals.  Six days of events, which are FREE AND ONLINE, are all packed with opportunities to listen to and interact with practitioners. Events include presentations, discussions and a virtual fair where there will be opportunities to ask questions!

3.  Connect with peers who have similar interests.  Attendees will be all high school students, college students, career changers, parents, advisors, and counselors interested in learning about health professions as a career option – just like you!

4.  Learn how to build relationships with professionals your chosen profession. Whether it is shadowing or learning more, it is very important to find the right fit when deciding on the right profession for you.

5.  Plan for your future.  From educational requirements to payment options, there is so much to learn about career options. #HPW2019 will offer resources on how to prepare for your education, even before you are ready to apply!

Don’t miss OUT! Register for #HPW2019 to gain access to a personal HPW page to see events and how to interact as a student

CONNECT with #HPW2019 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@healthprofweek) to get updates!  Explore Careers Confidently

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