October 31

Homecoming, Halloween, and Health Professions Advising events.  All in one week!

Navigating Your Pre-Med Path 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:

  • October 29, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 12, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 21, 2019, Genome G2002​​

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  1. Service Opportunities:  TABLE, Arc of the Triangle, Carolina Closet and more
  2. Summer Opportunities:  Research Programs, Internships, Fellowships
  3. EMT-Basic and CPR Classes
  4. UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session
  5. ECU Dental School Information Session and Tour
  6. UNC School of Dentistry: Impressions Program for Pre-Dental students
  7. Prep with The Princeton Review and save
  8. Apply to be a Moxie Scholar
  9. APPLES Alternative Spring Break through Carolina Center for Public Service
  10. Health Professions Week 2019!

Service and Internship Opportunities:  TABLE, Arc of the Triangle, Carolina Closet and more:

1.  Help Local Hungry Kids
Rolling Deadline
Volunteers needed at hunger relief organization TABLE is the only local nonprofit dedicated to feeding local hungry children. The organization is looking for volunteers. Fill out the volunteer form (linked above) to gain access to its online calendar to sign up for volunteer shifts.

2.  Apply for Special Events Internship at Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Looking for a chance to gain valuable marketing, event planning and fundraising experience while assisting a great cause? The special events intern will work closely with the development and communications team at the OCRCC to assist with preparations for the 32nd Annual Holiday Auction, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visit the website for more details.

3.  World Relief Internships – Serve refugees in your community
Do you have a passion for working with refugees and immigrants? World Relief Durham is looking for interns to join their team this fall. Positions are open in the refugee resettlement department, Immigration Legal Services Center and the refugee and immigrant youth program. Apply today!

4.  Apply to be publicity chair for Carolina Closet
Carolina Closet is an organization that gives students and faculty access to donated business attire for professional opportunities. The organization seeks someone passionate about equity and opportunity who is interested in developing marketing strategies to join the team. Prior experience with writing social media copy for an organization or job role is required. To apply, email a resume to Sydney Hansen.

5.  Public health nonprofit seeks communications professionals
MiracleFeet, a Chapel Hill-based international public health nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to clubfoot treatment in low-income countries, is seeking to fill two marketing/communications positions: a marketing and communications manager and a senior writer and content producer. Visit the website to read more about the job descriptions and application instructions.

6.  Work with individuals with disabilities at The Arc of the Triangle

The Arc of the Triangle is seeking friendly, caring and reliable people to work with children and adults with disabilities (participants) as support professionals. Selected candidates will provide one-on-one direct care support to participants at home and in the community to help them meet their individual goals through skill-building, supported employment and community involvement. This is a paid, part-time position. Apply online or call 919-942-5119 ext 135.

Summer Opportunities:  Research Programs, Internships, Fellowships

1. The Next Level Fellowship funds two interns for the Next Level hip hop diplomacy program in La Paz, Bolivia during spring break 2020. Two undergraduate students will support the fellowship staff, interact with hip hop artists, and learn about U.S. cultural diplomacy programs.

2. The UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship provides funding for one pre-med junior or senior to join medical students on a women’s health project in Honduras for three weeks during summer 2020. Spanish language proficiency is required.

Both fellowships are fully funded. Eligible applicants must have limited travel experience and financial need. Apply by November 11th!

3. 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 uncagradu1@gmail.com.

4. Apply for the Princeton in Asia Fellowship
Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. The application is due on Oct. 31.

EMT-Basic and CPR Classes

Becoming an EMT-Basic is an incredible opportunity that is of interest to many pre-health students. However, it is often difficult for students to balance becoming an EMT on top of school. That is why ACERIP’s program, which is offered each semester and in the summer on campus is perfect for UNC students! The class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-10:00 at night in Phillips Hall. 

If your members are interested in the EMT course: https://www.acerip.org/emt-b/

Our spring class is our most competitive semester to get into, but one way that students can gain a guaranteed spot is by volunteering at our trauma day. Trauma day is on November 24th from 9-5 and is an event where we simulate all sorts of emergencies that our future EMTs will encounter in the field. However, we need patients. Regardless of interest in the class, this is a great opportunity to gain insight into emergency medicine and will include free lunch!

This is the link to sign up for trauma day: https://forms.gle/J6ttDq1md2D9ntFD7

On November 11th, ACERIP will be offering a CPR class to the public. This course will run from 6:00-10:00 in Phillips Hall and students will end with BLS (basic life support) for healthcare providers CPR certification. This certification is frequently required for hiring in the health care professions and we offer it on campus at a very competitive price!

For more information on the upcoming CRP course, check out: https://www.acerip.org/course/aha-cpr-bls-04162019-copy/

UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session


Interested in Nursing? We hope you’ll join us for a UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session. Current nursing students, admissions staff, and undergraduate program faculty will be on hand to answer your questions about the BSN and Accelerated BSN options and the application process. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 14, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

Fox Auditorium, Carrington Hall


RSVP here


If you can’t make the session, please visit our website for more information or sign up for one of our upcoming tours.


The ECU School of Dental Medicine invites you to attend the Fall 2019 Information Session and Tour, which will be held on Friday, November 15th at 3PM. The info session will be available in a live webinar format as well, for those that cannot make the physical trip. Registration is required and is due by November 8th.  Register here.  All questions and concerns should be addressed to sodmadmissions@ecu.edu.

UNC School of Dentistry’s SNDA chapter hosts the Impressions Program twice per year to expose pre-dental students to a career in dentistry and the dental school application process. The Fall program for this year will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Participants of the event will be given mock interviews with current faculty and students, seminars on DAT preparation and personal statement writing, a seminar on our admissions process, a Q&A session with current students, as well as experience in our simulation lab doing impressions and pouring models. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Students who are interested in participating may begin the registration process (pre-application) by completing this form. The Impressions Program has been a highlight experience for many pre-dental students in the past!

Prep with The Princeton Review and Save

Visit princetonreviw.com/unc to learn more about free events for GRE and MCAT prep!  UNC students also receive a 20% discount for test prep review classes and products through The Princeton Review.  Connect with The Learning Center for additional resources in academic coaching and a library of test prep guides!

Apply to be a Moxie Scholar

Are you a current first-year through junior at UNC? Are you looking to gain meaningful professional experience in gender equity and public service? Apply to be a 2020 Moxie Scholar!

2020 Moxie Scholars will complete a spring course on U.S. Women’s History to 1865 (WGST 354) and participate in an eight-week summer internship at a local nonprofit or municipal government entity. Read more about the program at https://womenscenter.unc.edu/programs/the-moxie-project/.

The application is open through 11:59pm on Sunday, November 3rd and can be found at https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb7ikJ4q8KtjJf7.

APPLES Alternative Spring Break takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer.

Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

University of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program

UM-SMART is a 10-week summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program) on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  UM-SMART is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. As a UM-SMART summer research fellow, students work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship of a research faculty member.

The goal of the UM-SMART program is to help students decide if a career as a physician-scientist is right for them, and to enhance competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs.  The UM-SMART has helped 77 undergraduate participants learn about MD/PhD training since 2008.  After graduation, 76% of past participants entered MD/PhD, PhD, or MD programs.

This 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals.  UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects.  Additionally, we do not offer opportunities in public health, the social sciences, or humanities.

Application opens:  October 21, 2019

Application deadline:  January 17, 2020

Summer Program dates:  May 26-Aug 2, 2020

For more information please read the attached brochure or visit our website:


The deadline for application submission including all application materials is January 17, 2020.

RSVP for the Best Online Career Event in 2019

It’s big. It’s virtual. It’s free. It’s happening in November. 

It’s #HPW2019!

Health Professions Week is a nationwide collaboration between today’s healthcare and education organizations designed to provide reliable, accessible resources to explore careers in the health professions. If you are considering a future in the health professions, HPW is your one-stop-shop to explore over 20 career options. Registrants receive access to a personalized website with curated, on-demand content introducing the participating health professions, as well as access to exclusive live events featuring opportunities for one-on-one career advice. All prospective health professionals are welcome to register for #HPW2019, including career changers, high school, college and graduate students, both domestic and international.


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