September 14

Health Professions Advising Events begin next week!  Register for an event in advance and receive a link to connect via Zoom on the day of the event.  Come and join us!


Getting Started on A Pre-Health Path:  Monday, September 21st, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Are you a student new to UNC, or new to pursuing a path to a career in a health profession? Learn about available resources to explore, plan, and prepare to apply to a health professional school.  Alumni and peers will be available for Q&A after the presentation.  Register here to receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.


Ask Me Anything: A Pre-Health Panel:  Thursday, September 24th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Has COVID-19 brought uncertainty to your pre-health plan?  Do you have questions about your path, preparing for an application, or a day-in-the-life as a student in a health professional school?  Join this panel of alumni and peers to get answers to your questions and feel more confident about your journey.  Ms. Mary-Charles Horn, UNC’s Health Professions Advisor, will moderate the discussion.  Register here to receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.


UNC Health Professions Advising is partnering with Honors Carolina to host these events.  All students are welcome!



Mary-Charles Horn, M.A. 

Health Professions Advisor

College of Arts & Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

Virtual Information Sessions and Events 

2.  Campus Resources:STEM Career Fair, Undergraduate Research Events

3.  Student Organizations

4.  Anti-Racism and Equity

5.  UNC SNDA Fall 2020 Impressions Program

6.  Gap Year Opportunity: MedServe 

7.  Childcare Needed

8.  APPLES Service-Learning Spring Internships 

9.  Interviewing Resources

10.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces 

1.  Virtual Information Sessions


September 16:  Altius Online MCAT Bootcamp, 6-8pm

September 18:  UNC Speech-Language Pathology Information Session, 3:00 – 5:00pm

September 18:  UNC Doctor of Audiology Program Information Session, 3:00 – 5:00pm


2. Campus Resources:  

University Career Services:  Carolina STEM/Healthcare/Business Career Fair

September 16:  Carolina STEM/Healthcare/Business Career Fair, 9am-6pm hosted on CareerEco virtual fair platform. Click here to register:

Office of Undergraduate Research

We have more helpful workshops and info sessions planned for this fall with all kinds of topics to help undergraduates find research opportunities, learn from OUR Ambassadors, find research funding, and learn skills for publishing research. Click here to learn more and to register.

Coming up:

Date: Weds, September 16, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Register Here

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Register Here

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Register Here


3.  Student Organizations

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

Out in STEM UNC:  Intro to Viruses

Have you ever wondered where viruses come from, what they’re made of, or how we treat viral infections? Join oSTEM UNC to learn about the basics of viruses with UNC biology professor Dr. Eric Hastie. The event is open to all—no prior virus knowledge required!

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom:

*Optional donations will go to InsideOut, an organization for LGBTQ+ youth in the Triangle of North Carolina. Donation information will be provided at the talk.

H4H:  Hearts for the Homeless

Hearts for the Homeless is an international organization that contributes to the well-being of one of the most vulnerable populations in the world via free heart health screenings and education—also providing its student members with clinical outreach opportunities and rewarding experiences. By parenting with food shares, homeless shelters, and free healthcare clinics in the community, H4H Carolina works to reduce the prevalence of hypertension and cardiac disease, as well as address any other healthcare needs of homeless individuals in the Chapel Hill area.

Although H4H Carolina will look a little different this semester due to COVID-19, we are working hard to ensure that it is still a valuable experience. If you are interested in joining, please come to our interest meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at 8 pm via this link: or by typing in this Meeting ID: 978 9688 7572. If you cannot attend the meeting, please email and we will get you connected!

A Moment of Magic at UNC

I was told to email this address to advertise my club, A Moment of Magic at UNC! A Moment of Magic is a 501(c)(3) non profit where we bring the magic of fairytale characters, superheroes, and other popular characters to medically vulnerable children. Our volunteers are both costumed and non-costumed and we provide services such as character meet and greets, arts and crafts, book readings, and so much more! All of our programming has transitioned virtually during COVID times. All volunteers meet weekly to be trained on a plethora of volunteer topics (e.g. hospital etiquette, working with non-verbal children, working with individuals with mental disabilities, etc.) All services are provided free of charge to the family or organization.
Feel free to check out our Instagram (@uncmomentofmagic) as well as our Facebook (A Moment of Magic at UNC)! The link to our membership form is:

The Pink Bowz of UNC

Dr. Jonathan Hernandez of the NIH will be joining The Pink Bowz UNC-CH for a virtual Q&A session on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM. Dr. Hernandez is the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Head of the Metastasis Biology section. His research primarily covers ex-vivo human tissue models of tumors and more. The webinar will be designed to introduce interested attendees to his research, journey to becoming a physician, and much more! Come prepared with lots of questions! To RSVP and get Zoom information, please go to this link:

SOPI Student Organization Peer Initiative

The Student Organization Peer Initiative (SOPI) is officially having a pilot reboot. As an initiative for students, we felt that it was important to take a proper pause for everyone to get readjusted to their new normal. This is a collection of mental-health related educational webinars led by and for student leaders.

Especially in the midst of COVID-19, it is crucial for students to get and remained connected with one another. SOPI was created to help make student organizations, one of the primary places where students connect with one another, more inclusive and supportive environments. By using live webinars, SOPI hopes to equip student organizations leaders with resources and skills to support wellness:

  • Intro to Peer Support – Monday, September 14th from 12:30 – 1:15 PM
  • Campus Resources – Monday, September 14th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Primer on Mental Illness – Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00 – 7:15 PM
  • Intro to Peer Support – Wednesday, September 16th from 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • Identity Intersectionality and Mental Health – Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Building Peerness – Friday, September 18th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

sign up here:


4.  Anti-Racism and Equity

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.  UNC SNDA Fall 2020 Impressions Program

The UNC 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 virtually as a week-long program, from Monday October 12 – Thursday, October 15th, 2020. Each day, we will host sessions from 6:00 – 7:30PM EST. We hope to do our best to alleviate any Zoom fatigue and be able to work around varying schedules as students can pick and choose which sessions to attend.

Participants of the Impressions Week will gain exposure to the admissions process (including interview prep), seminars on DAT preparation and personal statement writing, information about summer enrichment programs, ways to finance a dental education, a Q&A session with current students, as well as a keynote presentation. Since the program is virtual this year, there is no cost to participate.

Students who are interested in participating should register for the program here ( To best cater the sessions to the students’ needs, we ask that they register as soon as possible, but the application link will remain open until the week of Impressions. We are also highly publicizing the event on our social media platforms this year so interested students can stay up to date via @unc_snda on Instagram or by emailing us at


6.  Gap Year Opportunity:  MedServe

MedServe places future healthcare providers in “rock star” primary care clinics across rural and other medically underserved communities to serve in both a clinical and community role.

Fellowship Perks:

  • $20,000/yr living stipend + $6,195/yr education award
  • 2 Week Training Institute in Chapel Hill, NC at UNC SOM Personalized med school application prep and support Quarterly Trainings across the state in Charlotte, Asheville & Greenville
  • Access to alumni network of providers, PA + MD students Early Bird application opens 10/1/20 + closes 12/1/20. Main Round applications close 2/15/21. Applicants are encouraged to apply early for best clinic matches.


7. Childcare Needed

There are several needs for childcare and school help for preschool and elementary aged children. The University is trying to organize a system wide effort, and while in the interim, the UNC Health system is partnering to try and coordinate volunteer or paid babysitting services. If you are interested in serving our health professionals during this time, please click on the survey below. Students must adhere to the Carolina Center for Public Services guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact Meg Zomorodi,


8.  APPLES Service-Learning Spring Internships

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Spring internships are now open!

Students who partake in an APPLES Spring internship commit to working up to 150 hours (12-15 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn a $1,200 stipend for their work, and participate in a three-credit hour course offered through the UNC School of Social Work (which fulfills the experiential education requirement). Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, public policy, social services, education, event coordination, project development, marketing and communications (see links for more details). For more information on specific positions, visit our APPLES Spring Internships site at  Please apply using this link: All applications are due September 21st. For questions, contact


9.  Interviewing Resources

Did you know that University Career Services supports students who may be preparing to interview within an industry or for admission to a professional school?  Online resources include Big Interview, which provides a video training curriculum, a database of interview questions with tips on answers, and the opportunity to practice with a virtual mock interview.  Students may schedule an appointment with a career counselor via Handshake.


10. Other Listservs / Resources / Online Community Spaces

Campus Y

Carolina Center for Public Service

Diversity & Inclusion:  Centers, Caucuses, and Committees

Center for Global Initiatives

Office for Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

The Writing and Learning Center

Undergraduate STEM Listserv:  send an email to

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