November 16

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.   

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1.  Virtual Information Sessions and Events 
2.  Carolina Research Scholar Program 
3   Carolina Student Services Corps (CSSC) 
4.  Student Organizations
5.  SHPEP Application Open 
6.  MCAT Registration & Fee Assistance Program 
7.  Apply to be a Peer Tutor! 
8.  Academic Advising:  Upcoming Deadlines 
9.  Duke Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Health Disparities
10.  Science Enrichment (SEP) Program  
11.  Interviewing Resources 
12.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces

1.  Virtual Information Sessions


November 14-19:  Health Professions Week
November 14:   ECU Pre-Medical Conference, 7:30 – 5:00
November 18:  UNC 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. Office of Undergraduate Research:  Carolina Research Scholar Program  arolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP)
Students wishing to apply for the Carolina Research Scholars Program (CRSP) this fall must turn in their applications by November 20, 2020. Submitting your application by this deadline allows for the CRSP designation to be added to fall transcripts. The deadline for spring transcripts in May 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about the CRSP program please contact Dr. Boots Quimby.

3.  Carolina Student Services Corps (CSSC)​

The Carolina CSSC is an opportunity for volunteers to engage in service activities that will address specific needs for UNC Chapel Hill students, faculty, and staff created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This opportunity is especially well suited for students interested in a career in healthcare who have not had the opportunity to volunteer or shadow during this time or to complete service-learning activities.

We are actively seeking volunteers for a variety of projects including social media campaigns, student outreach, support for COVID-testing sites, and contact tracing. Volunteers who complete 75 hours of service will receive a certificate of completion mas a Carolina Covid-Student Services Corps Member.

Sign up here:

For questions, contact or visit our website at

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4.  Student Organizations


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:

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5.  SHPEP Application Open

Explore the Health Professions With the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a free, six-week academic and career enrichment program for college students interested in the health professions.  The 2021 SHPEP application opened Nov. 1, and the deadline to submit materials is Feb. 5

This six-week opportunity is offered at 12 program sites across the country.  Although curriculum details and dates vary by program site, each program participant will have the opportunity to spend the summer exploring a range of health careers including dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health.

Visit for more information.

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6.  MCAT Registration & Fee Assistance Program Application     

MCAT scheduling for January and March 2021 opened on November 10th at noon.

The MCAT exam will return to the full-length test in January 2021. To assist students with the registration process, the AAMC has provided two short videos to aid examinees in navigating the registration system. To accommodate the needs of all learners, both videos include closed captioning.

Visit the AAMC’s MCAT Coronavirus page and FAQs for updates and information about testing and scheduling.

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7. Apply to be a Peer Tutor

The Learning Center is now accepting peer tutor applications for Spring 2021.

Peer tutors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, a B or higher in courses they wish to tutor, strong communication skills, and an interest in serving others. Tutors must be available from 5-8pm on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. All tutors are enrolled in EDUC 387—Peer Tutoring, a 3-credit-hour EE course. Prospective peer tutors should submit an application through the Learning Center’s website ( Tutors are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions should be directed to Robin Horton at

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8.  Academic Advising:  Upcoming Deadlines

The deadline to declare Fall 2020 classes “Pass/Fail” or to reverse a “Pass/Fail” declaration in ConnectCarolina is Tuesday, November 17 at 11:59pm (EST).
Exam Excuses
Two final exams at the same time?
Three final exams that start within one 24-hour period?
Approved for ARS accommodations that impact overall testing time?
Reasons such as religious observances, illness, or other serious problems that conflict with a final exam?
You can request an exam excuse online by visiting:
*Requests should be made no later than November 16.*

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9.  Duke Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Health Disparities
The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is now accepting applications for the 2021 summer undergraduate research program.
  • When: 8-week program: June 14 – August 5
  • Who is eligible: Students who will be junior or senior undergraduates in Fall 2021 are eligible. The competitive program will provide up to four selected students with a $3,200 stipend. NOTE: The program does not provide additional support for any housing and travel expenses.
  • How to apply: Visit the REACH Equity website for more details and to download the application:  Send the application requirements below by February 15 and address questions to Cheryl Miller,
• Completed application form (including employment, volunteer, community, and scholarly activities)
• Letters of recommendation from two non-family members (emailed by letter writers directly to Ms. Miller)
• Unofficial school transcript
• Essay (instructions are included in the application form)

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10.  Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program

Gain the competitive edge with S.E.P.! Held each summer on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, the S.E.P. Program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into Medical School or Dental School. Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend. During the program, S.E.P. Scholars:

  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.


·       Early Decision Deadline: Sunday, January 10th, 2020 at 11:59pm

·       Regular Decision Deadline: Sunday, February 24th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. The sooner your application is completed, the greater your likelihood of acceptance.

Please review our application instructions and eligibility at and contact with any questions you may have.

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11.  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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12.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces