November 4

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. 
Follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.  Visit the HPA website for resources to explore, prepare, and apply to a health professional school.


1.  Virtual Information Sessions and Events 
2.  Campus Resources 
3.  Volunteer and Internship Opportunitiesz 
4.  Student Organizations 
5.  Clinical Lab Science:  Alumni Spotlight Series 
6.  UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PharmD Information Sessions  
7.  Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
8.  ECU Brody School of Medicine Pre-Medical Conference
9.  Russian Flagship Program
10.  Meredith College Pre-Health Post Bac Program Information Session 
11.  Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation 
12.  Interviewing Resources
13. Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces

1.  Virtual Information Sessions

November 10:  UNC MED & G.A.P Session, 6-7pm
November 11: Nursing Admissions Q&A, 11am
November 14-19:  Health Professions Week
November 14:   ECU Pre-Medical Conference, 7:30 – 5:00
November 18:  BSN/ABSN Program Information Session, 5:30 – 7:30pm
November 20:  Minority Student Medical Career Fair, 11-4pm
December 1:  UNC MED & G.A.P Session, 6-7pm
December 2: Nursing Admissions Q&A, 11am
December 9: Nursing Admissions Q&A, 11am
December 14: Nursing Admissions Q&A, 11am

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2. Campus Resources:  

Academic Advising Program
Kickstart your exploration of majors and minors by visiting the Fall Into Your Major website!  Find links to recordings for a number of conversations between advisors and academic departments. These videos will introduce you to the major and provide you a contact to continue your exploration.
Communications and Media and Journalism 5:00 p.m. on November 4:
Fine Arts (Drama and Music) 5:00 p.m on November 5
Health Science Majors (DHYG, CLSC, NURS, RADI) 5:30 p.m. on October 27:
Language Literature and Culture (Romance Languages, Asian Studies, Global Studies) 5:00 p.m on October 29:
Biology at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 5 913 6143 7572 pass code 323800
Biomedical Engineering at 5:30 p.m.  on Oct 29
Chemistry at 4:30 on Nov. 5
Computer Science at 4:00 p.m. on Nov 2
Environmental Studies and Sciences at 7:30 p.m. on October 27 :
Exercise and Sport Science at 5:30 p.m.  Oct. 29
Neuroscience at 5:30 on Nov. 4
Psychology at 5 :00 p.m. on Nov. 2
Center for Public Service
APPLES Alternative Spring Break – Apply by November 7th!
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.

3.  Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Fetzer Hall.

There is an urgent need for all blood types during the ongoing pandemic and we are counting on the Carolina community to make a difference.

Volunteers are also needed to make this drive a success. Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed services to your community. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form.

For details or to volunteer at the drive, visit

Help save a life and join us in giving blood at the 2020 Holiday Carolina Blood Drive!

Intern at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center

The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical experience planning and managing arts, cultural, and academic programs by serving as an intern at the Stone Center.  Interns receive a stipend for completing the program!  Deadline is 11/6.

Into the Fields Internship

SAF develops the leadership of college students from diverse backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to work directly with farmworkers in the Southeast.  Each year, SAF trains approximately 20 students on farmworker issues, and places them to work full-time with migrant education programs, legal aid offices, rural health clinics, community-based organizations and farmworker unions. SAF interns increase the capacity of the organizations they work with by outreaching to over 5,000 farmworkers & their families each summer.

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4.  Student Organizations

Academy Health

Academy Health is a student organization at UNC that promotes and facilitates the professional development and intellectual engagement of students interested in all aspects of health services and health policy. Our goal is to educate future healthcare leaders through engaging discussions and networking opportunities in the professional world. We have a bi-weekly newsletter on health-policy related current events, as well as upcoming Lunch and Learn opportunities with public health guest speakers. We encourage all students from different departments at UNC to take advantage of these incredible opportunities for educational and professional development.

In this week’s Academy Health Newsletter we have included a Google Doc link for you all to submit any articles that you’d like to share as a part of the next newsletter! Details and instructions are included in the Google Doc.

If you would like to receive emails directly from Academy Health in the future, regarding events and newsletters, send an email to to subscribe!

Carolina Health Samaritan Society

Carolina Health Samaritan Society (CHSS) is a health-oriented organization which aims to unify Carolina students interested in the health sciences in order to contribute to better health outcomes by empowering the community to protect and promote health and well-being from a Samaritan perspective. Through these involvements, the organization focuses on giving students opportunities to apply interests in organized medicine to helping the community.  We aim to help give back to our community through volunteering and medical opportunities! Along with that, we are interested in engaging our members in research and shadowing opportunities. Membership is completely free as we are interested in doing outreach through various programs and don’t want finances to come in the way of that! If you are interested, please fill out this form to be added to the listserv!

Health Humanities Journal

The Health Humanities Journal’s first ever virtual Exhibition Night will be held Monday, November 9th at 7 p.m. EST over Zoom. The event will celebrate the release of the newest issue of the HHJ and feature readings from authors published in both the Fall and Spring 2020 issues, including poetry, personal narratives, and short stories on a wide range of topics in illness, caregiving, and medicine. Open to the public. Mark your calendars and save the link below! Questions can be sent to We look forward to seeing you there!

Globe Med

You are invited to Eminence!

Eminence is a public health conference held each year by GlobeMed, the largest student-led public health organization at UNC-Chapel Hill. This year, we will be learning more about how COVID-19 has exacerbated health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. Eminence will take place over 2 days: November 4th from 7-8:30pm and November 5th from 6-7:30pm. We would love for you to join us to hear from our amazing speakers: Dr. Kori Flower, Dr. Christel Wekon-Kemeni, Dr. Arrianna Planey, Dr. Emma Sandoe, and Valerie Arendt. We will also be having a Q&A with the speakers and a discussion after the presentations. Eminence is open to the public and free of charge, so please invite your friends to join us as well!

*please fill out the registration form so we have an idea of who is coming and we will send you the zoom link after registration*


UNC AMWHO is looking for Dais members to be a part of their 2021 International Conference on  Refugee and Migrant Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, taking place on April 17th-18th, 2021. AMWHO is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, providing a platform for students to assume the roles of a variety of actors and engage in debates and discussion on global health challenges. Dais members are responsible for leading delegates for each of the five WHO regions during the committee sessions of the conference.  Serving as a Dais member is a great way for students to gain exposure to public policy and global public health while holding a position of leadership. Interested students should fill out this application. To learn more about AMWHO and details the conference, please visit their website :

Carolina For The Kids

Carolina For The Kids is an organization that serves the patients and families of UNC Children’s and hosts the annual UNC Dance Marathon. This year, Dance Marathon will include a 12 hour virtual component and 6 hour (optional) in-person component. There will be exclusive zoom sessions, fun games, and entertaining performers. Dance Marathon is a service opportunity and it’s also an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself! Register Oct 26-30 at and contact with any questions! Sign up today to make memories and friends that last a lifetime!

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5.  Clinical Laboratory Science – Alumni Spotlight Series

The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science is hosting a special Alumni Spotlight Webinar Series to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and highlight the versatility of a CLS degree.  We offer an undergraduate major (Bachelor of Science in CLS) and a Master’s degree in CLS.  If you are considering a career in health care or interested in working in a scientific field focused on laboratory work, please join us on November 11, 2020 at 7pm to learn more from our alumni that have worked in clinical and research settings. Sign up for the webinar:

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6.  UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Pharm.D Information Sessions

The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree similar to the doctor of medicine (M.D.) for physicians or a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) for dentists. This is a four year program that prepares students to become future health care leaders.  Our graduates work in a wide range of practice environments including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, government agencies and academia.

PharmD information sessions will be held on November 6 from 12-1 p.m. and December 11 from 2-3 p.m. Interested students can find more information and register here.

  •  Meet current students
  • Learn about our admissions process
  • Hear highlights of our PharmD program

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7. Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

Dear Class of 2024,
We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to apply for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (RSLP), a leadership development program for students at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Robertson Scholars are dual citizens of both schools and can take courses, engage with extracurricular activities, connect with faculty and alumni and perform research at the sister institution. Accepted students will receive full tuition, room and board, summer funding, and select fees, as well as funding to attend seminars and conferences. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSLP did not bring in a Class of 2024 cohort. This year, the program intends to provide a significantly increased number of scholarships to students who have already matriculated here. Selected students will join the program at the completion of their first year of study.
The program seeks students who wish to actively develop their leadership skill set and strive to make transformational contributions to society.
The application can be found at:
If you have any questions about the application and application process I encourage you to register for a RSLP informational webinar or email the Program at
All materials are due by December 15, 2021.

8.  ECU Brody School of Medicine Pre-Medical Conference:  November 14, 7:30-5pm

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at The Brody School of Medicine invites you to our annual Pre-Medical Conference!  We welcome both new and returning conference participants. This is a great opportunity for underrepresented and minority high school, college, and recently graduated college students to learn about medical school, and the admissions process involved. We also encourage families and school counselors to attend. This year’s conference includes:

  • Welcome from the Dean of the Medical School, Dr. Mark Stacy
  • Pathway to Medicine Presentation from the Associate Dean for Admission, Dr. Cedric Bright
  • Pathology Lab Simulation
  • Anatomy  Lab Simulation
  • Acute Patient Simulation Lab
  • Medical Student Panel
  • Health Professional Panel
  • Mock Interviews
  • Keynote address from our Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kendall Campbell

    Conference participants will leave with resources and tools that will be valuable to a future career in medicine! You do not want to miss out on this event! Feel free to share the included flyer
    For more information on how to register click here:
    If you need any further information please contact Sharanda Kirk at or the Brody SNMA at

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9.  Russian Flagship Program 

Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career in medicine? Want an affordable study abroad experience that will allow you to gain experience as an intern in a hospital or clinic abroad? The Russian Flagship Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest through coursework at UNC and an overseas Capstone year in Kazakstan.

To learn more about the program, visit our website at or reach out to Meredith Doubleday at

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10. Meredith College Pre-Health Post Bac Program Information Session

Meredith College will be hosting an info session via Zoom for the Pre-Health Post-Bac Program!

  • When:  November 12th, 4pm
  • Please register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the date.

11. Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation

Want to reshape the future of healthcare?
The Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation is an integrated BSN-to-PhD program that is designed to take five to six years from entry into the nursing program as an undergraduate to completion of a PhD in Nursing. If you want to be a part of nurse-led innovation, please join us for a Hillman Scholars Program Information Session via Zoom:
  • Tues, Nov 10th, 4-5 pm
  • Thurs, Nov 19th, 6-7 pm
Email if you have any questions!

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12.  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.

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13. Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces

Undergraduate STEM Listserv:  send an email to

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