The Health Professions Advising Office serves all current students and alumni of UNC Chapel Hill who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions.
Tomorrow! Health Professions Advising Drop In Hours: Tuesday, October 6th, 11-3pm
Does the idea of preparing for the MCAT or GRE feel overwhelming? Join one of these virtual events and learn about resources to help you create an individual study plan. Hear from The Princeton Review, UNC Learning Center, Health Professions Advising, and your peers about test day expectations and different study strategies you can follow to feel prepared! Please use the email@example.com version of your email address when registering.
1. Virtual Information Sessions
The drop deadline is tomorrow, October 6th! If you have already made your decision, you may drop the class on ConnectCarolina at any point up until 11:59PM on October 6th. You do not need to make an appointment or visit drop-ins to drop a course. A WCV grade will be noted on your transcript. If you need assistance with your decision, or you are receiving an error message when dropping your course, please visit us during drop-ins. On October 5th and 6th. We will be holding all-day Zoom drop-ins from 8am-6:30pm. Visit us during Virtual Drop-Ins.
Carolina Center for Public Service
Buckley Public Service Scholars – Deadline extended to Oct. 31st!
Launched in 2003 as a program of the Carolina Center for Public Service, the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) provides a framework for undergraduate students who want to strengthen and maintain their commitment to serving communities throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. BPSS encourages students to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism, including organizational service, policy and advocacy work, fundraising and philanthropy. The program is open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina. To learn more about the program goals, benefits and requirements, visit the BPSS website.
Office of Undergraduate Research
Presented by the Odum Institute
Monday October 5, 2020
UNC Writing and Learning Center
3. Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
4. Student Organizations
5. Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Equity in Healthcare
Multi-Generational Black Biologist Network
We are reaching out to share an opportunity for Black members of the UNC Biology community to gather to share intergenerational wisdom and discuss issues pertaining to learning and doing research in Biology. The Black Biologists group will be composed of Black people at all career stages, including undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, professors, and staff who study or work in the Biology Department and broader Biomedical Science community at UNC. The goal for creating a multigenerational group is to provide support, community, and networking resources for young Black scientists. An important focus of this group is to mentor undergraduates, but we anticipate opportunities for personal growth for individuals at any career stage. The goal of this group is to meet monthly to discuss strategies and tactics that will promote connections and foster belonging and success for Biology trainees. This group is also intended to provide a safe space for discussions that address any concerns of Black UNC Biology trainees.
Please respond here: https://forms.gle/zKp4tWSEhnceWwWc6 if you are interested in participating in the Biology department Black multigenerational group that is intended to nurture professional and personal success. If you have any questions about the group please address them to Jasmine Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org
AIMS-APSA Virtual Conference for Students in STEM
Advocates for Inclusion in Medicine and Science (AIMS) Symposium
We are excited to announce that UNC Advocates for Inclusion in Medicine and Science (AIMS) is partnering with the American Physician Scientists Association to present the virtual annual symposium that brings together students who are interested in or currently pursuing a degree in medicine and/or science. Reflecting the advocacy in AIMS’s mission, the theme of this year’s virtual symposium focuses on advocacy: advocacy for patients, advocacy for peers, and advocacy for ourselves. The symposium will feature keynote speakers, including Dr. Lisa Carey and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, as well as panels and workshops that work towards students’ professional development. Proceeds from this year’s symposium will go to White Coats Black Doctors Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to increase diversity in the medical field by supporting the development of future Black physicians. We welcome undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, dual-degree students, and residents to join us!
Friday, October 23
6 pm – 9 pm EST: Evening networking, poster presentations, and live virtual oral presentations.
Saturday, October 24
10 – 12 am EST: Keynote presenters (Dr. Lisa Carey and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett)
12 – 1 pm EST: Lunch break
Concurrent Session 1: 1 – 2 pm EST
Research in Residency Panel
Applying to MD-PhD Programs Panel
Concurrent Session 2: 2 – 3 pm EST
Minimizing Disparities and Increasing Access to Healthcare with Dr. Erin Kent
Mentorship: how to find the right mentor and how to be a good mentor with Dr. Adrienne Cox
Concurrent Session 3: 3 – 5 pm EST
Peak Performance Module with Dr. Sarah Smithson
LGBTQ+ Allyship with Dr. April Callis
5 – 6 pm EST: Practical Mindfulness and Symposium Conclusion
Register and submit abstracts by October 15 at https://www.med.unc.edu/uncaims/. Registration is $3 and all proceeds go to the White Coats Black Doctors Foundation.
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 students, faculty, and staff, regardless of where they are learning and living this semester, to come together for six topical discussions with faculty experts and six hours of action designed to marshal knowledge in the fight against racism. This series is sponsored by Honors Carolina and the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is open to everyone. Register here
6. UNC School of Nursing Admissions Q&A
BSN/ABSN Q&A Sessions with Admissions Staff
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing application for the Fall 2021 cohort opens on October 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2020. Visit https://nursing.unc.edu/academic-programs/bsn/apply/ for more information.
BSN/ABSN Q&A Sessions with Admissions Staff: (Sign up here: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rykQdMu02wx1BP)
· Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
· Wed, Nov 4, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
· Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
· Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
· Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
· Mon, Dec 14, 2020, 11 am-12 pm
7. 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.
- $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.
- APPLY AT WWW.MED-SERVE.ORG
8. Interviewing Resources
AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA™)—launched in collaboration with AAMC member medical schools—will be used by medical schools (including UNC SOM) to supplement alternatives to in-person interviews this year. The AAMC Vita Guide along with its other supporting resources are valuable for all virtual interviews.
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 admissions 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.
9. Gap Year Opportunity: MedServe
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. Additional Listservs and 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 Joinemail@example.com
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