September 1

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  1. Virtual Fairs, Admissions Events, and Webinars
  2. Student Organizations: Virtual Shadowing, Vision Screening Training and more
  3. Campus Resources: University Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Research
  4. Anti-Racism and Equity
  5. Southern COMs for Southern Schools Virtual Recruitment Event
  6. Mentoring Opportunities: Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy
  7. Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces

1.  Virtual Fairs, Virtual Admissions Events, and Webinars


2. Student Organizations:  Upcoming Events

UNC Virtual Shadowing Series

We hope you had a great FWOC! Our names are Margaret and MaKenna and we are looking forward to facilitating the UNC Virtual Shadowing Series. Here is a little more information:


·       As of now, we have 10 confirmed medical professionals participating in the series and expect to have more in the coming months.

·       Each medical professional will give a glimpse of their specialty (ie. a day in the life) and some professionals have opted to give a tour of their clinics in the span of a     one-hour Zoom call.

·       There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions.

·       We have a wide range of professionals in the healthcare field scheduled.

·       We are in the process of including more pre-health specialties (pre-nursing, pre-dental, etc.)


If you are unable to attend a meeting, we will be sending out a recording later that week. We are also working on creating a website so all the recordings can be found in one centralized location.  Make sure to follow us on Instagram @uncvirtualshadowing for updates about the series. If you have any questions or suggestions, reach out to


Add yourself to the email list for future announcements here.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @uncvirtualshadowing for updates about the series. If you have any questions or suggestions, reach out to

Carolina Pre-Optometry Association

We are having a vision screening training virtual event via Microsoft Teams and by the end of it everyone will be certified! Prevent Blindness North Carolina will be hosting the presentation. If interested please contact us for details!

·       Date: 9/3/2020

·       Time: 7pm-9pm

Health Humanities Journal

The Health Humanities Journal of UNC-Chapel Hill is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2020 issue. We are an interdisciplinary journal that works to inspire and facilitate work related to health, illness, caregiving, and medicine. Submission categories include (but are not limited to): narratives, fiction, poetry, academic research, and artwork.


Submissions should be sent to The deadline is Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Work published in this edition of the journal will be eligible for the Walker Percy Prize, a $100 prize awarded each spring.


This publication allows for dialogue, meaning-making, and multiple representations of the body, mind, health/illness, and experiences dealing with the medical system and life in a global pandemic. For more information and to view our previous issues, please visit We look forward to reading your submissions!

Minority Nursing Student Association

MNSA aims to provide a safe space for minority nursing students to have a voice in the School by openly discussing issues that minorities face as a community in and beyond the nursing sector. We serve as a source of information, guidance, and mentorship for students interested in nursing. MNSA is a minority-interest organization but is not minority-exclusive. Allies who may not be minorities are welcomed!


We are involved in volunteer opportunities serving minority communities in the Triangle area as well as a Mentor/Mentee Program for our undergraduate nursing and pre-nursing students. More details to come in our first General Body Meeting on Thursday, September 3, at 4 pm via Zoom


If you cannot attend and want to join the listserv, email


Want to get involved with UNC JOURney, the only undergraduate research journal on campus? We publish student research in the health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Check us out at! We have open positions for publicity team members, social sciences editors, natural science editors, and humanities editors. For more information, check out our application: UNC JOURney Application 2020, due Sept. 15th

Carolina Scientific

We are looking to recruit new members to design, illustrate, write, and copy edit for our fall issue of Carolina Scientific, UNC’s premier scientific magazine. It’s entirely written and edited by undergrads about cutting-edge science research at UNC.


Learn how to get involved at our interest meeting on August 26th from 5-6 PM.  We’ll talk about writing, illustrating, designing, and blogging. In addition, we have mandatory writer’s workshops on August 31st  from 5-6pm and September 1st from 8:00-9:00, and you are required to attend one of these workshops in addition to the interest meeting to be able to design/edit/write for us this semester. Hopefully we can help hone your science writing skills and get you published in our magazine by the end of the semester! Check out all of our previously published issues at

·       The Zoom link for all of these meetings is:

·       If you can’t make the interest meeting please email us.  For questions, email Divya ( or Andrew (

Peer2Peer Support

Given the unprecedented semester, Peer2Peer is here to support you. Peer2Peer provides virtual 1:1 peer support for UNC graduate and undergraduate students with the option of remaining anonymous. We have Peer Responders with a variety of lived experience who are happy to talk and listen to anything and everything that may be on your mind from academic stress and mental health to peer relationships, loneliness, frustration or just some solidarity. Peer2Peer encourages you to reach out to any of our responders at any point in the semester. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Undergraduate Healthcare Club

3.  Campus Resources:  University Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Research

University Career Services:  Virtual Employer & Alumni Student Career Development Events

Office of Undergraduate Research

4.  Anti-Racism and Equity

Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined an ugly light on the longstanding racial and ethnic health disparities that persist in our country. Coupled with the televised murder of George Floyd, these events have sparked a renewed racial reckoning in America. In his talk, Dr. Tweedy will explore the dilemma of race within the medical school and hospital setting, highlighting the challenges faced by black patients and black doctors while reviewing recent developments and reforms in the field.


About the speaker:


Damon Tweedy, MD is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He completed both medical school and his specialty training at Duke. Within the VA system, he directs a team of mental health providers working in primary care clinics. At the medical school, he leads a behavioral health seminar for second-year medical students and is a small group leader for another course that introduces these students to advanced aspects of the doctor-patient relationship.


Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and in popular print publications including a recent op-ed in The New York Times. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.


Health Humanities Grand Rounds events will be held via Zoom webinar this fall. These events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register for the event on September 1st at 4:00pm or visit

If you have questions, please contact the HHIVE Lab at

Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium

Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium, hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, is a series of virtual events that will bring together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community. We will provide context on the state of race at UNC and in the U.S., advancing the work of the Chancellor’s Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward. R3 will also highlight the stellar and innovative work of our graduate researchers through virtual “lightning” sessions and poster presentations.


The first of the R3 series, “The Historical Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies at UNC: Learning from the Past to Change the Present, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1:30–3 p.m.

Honors Carolina:  Talk + Action series:  Structures of Inequality: A Focused Look at Systemic Racism

Structures of Inequality: A Focused Look at Systemic Racism.

Today, the longstanding realities of systemic racism are being laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing police violence. Issues of injustice and inequality are broad, deep, and interconnected.  We invite all Carolina faculty, students, and staff to come together for six topical discussions with faculty experts and six hours of action designed to marshal knowledge in the fight against racism.  More details and links to RSVP for each week are available here:

5.  Mentoring Opportunities:  Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy

UNC School of Medicine Medical Mentors

Thinking about a career in medicine or already well on your way through pre-med classes? Still have some questions or just want some general insight into the life of a medical student? Apply to be a part of the UNC School of Medicine Medical Mentors program. You’ll be paired one-on-one with a current UNC medical student who will answer any and all questions you may have! Please fill out the following google form by September 9th:

Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy (MFLIP)

MFLIP is an opportunity for undergraduate students intested in pharmacy to form a partnership with a current pharmacy student. Your pharmacy student mentor will help you navigate the road to pharmacy school. Meet with your mentor one-on-one throughout the semester. Attend events to learn more about the diverse world of pharmacy.

GBM Meetings:

GBM #1: Thursday, Sept 24, 6:00-6:50, Kerr 1001*

GBM #2: Tuesday, October 20, 6:00-6:50, Kerr 2001*

GBM #3: Tuesday, November 17, 6:00-6:50, Kerr 2001*

*Virtual Meeting available

Questions? Email: Facebook @UNCMFLIP Heellife: Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy

6.  Southern COMs for Southern Schools Virtual Recruitment Event

Southern COMs for Southern Schools is a collaboration of 15 colleges of osteopathic medicine all dedicated to helping you on your journey to medical school.  This is a one-stop-shop to ask questions and connect with osteopathic admissions officers from across the Southeastern United States.

  • Who: Pre-Meds in the Southeastern U.S.
  • When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Where: Virtual and FREE! Pre-Meds must REGISTER by clicking HERE.

Questions About the Application or Admission Process? Submit any questions for the schools in advance HERE.

Participating Osteopathic Medical Schools include:

·       Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

·       Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

·       Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (North Carolina)

·       Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) (Virginia, Carolinas, Auburn, Louisiana)

·       Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) – Bradenton (Florida)

·       Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Virginia)

·       Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Tennessee)

·       NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University

·       Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) – Georgia Campuses

·       Sam Houston State College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)

·       Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

·       University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)

·       University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

·       West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

·       William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Mississippi)

7.  Campus Resources:  UNC Academic Advising, University Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Research

University Career Services:  Virtual Employer & Alumni Student Career Development Events

Handshake Registration links for September Virtual Career Fairs

Office of Undergraduate Research

8.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces

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