November 9

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: Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Research
3.  Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
4.  Student Organizations
5.  Anti-Racism and Equity
6.  SHPEP Application Open 
7.  MCAT Registration and Fee Assistance Application
8.  Clinical Lab Science:  Alumni Spotlight Series 
9.  ECU Brody School of Medicine Pre-Medical Conference 
10.  Russian Flagship Program 
11.  Meredith College Pre-Health Post Bacc Program Info Session 
12.  Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation 
13.  Interviewing Resources 
14.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces 

1.  Virtual Information Sessions

November

November 10:  UNC MED & G.A.P Session, 6-7pm
November 11: Nursing Admissions Q&A, 11am
November 12:  Trinity School of Medicine Info Session, 8:30pm 
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
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:  
Office of Undergraduate Research
Carolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP): Fall Deadline

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.

Asian American Center
Virtual Open House
Monday, November 9, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm
An open info session on the Asian American Center, with sneak peeks at next semester’s programs! Join Center director Dr. Heidi Kim and students from the AAC Campaign team.
University Career Services
Carolina End-of-Semester Career & Networking Fair
Are you an August or December 2020 graduate still searching for a job and missed out on participating in career fairs hosted by University Career Services in September and October? Are you a student from any class year who missed out on attending the prior virtual fairs offered by University Career Services this fall? Attend this fair to meet with some of the companies from all Industries that attended our fairs this Fall that still have openings to fill, or that you would like to network with before our Spring 2021 fairs.
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.
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.

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

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

UNC Air Club
The UNC Air Club is hosting a presentation on the basic science of COVID-19 led by Dr. Sheahan!  Dr. Sheahan is a professor of Epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and is currently conducting innovative research on the coronavirus pandemic! This is a great opportunity for you all to get involved, learn about COVID-19, ask about research at Carolina, and add a presentation to your resume for this semester!
The presentation is Tuesday (November 10th) at 5pm!  Here is the Zoom link for the presentation:https://unc.zoom.us/j/99780519261
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 hhj.uncch@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there! https://unc.zoom.us/j/95090341550
UNC AMWHO
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 : http://www.uncamwho.org/2021.html

5.  Anti-Racism and Equity

Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium
The Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium, hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, is a series of virtual events that brings 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., complementing 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. R3 is co-hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Jordan Institute for Families and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UNC School of Social Work.
The second in the R3 series, “Cultural Industry, Techno-capitalism, and Labor: The Mediated Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies,” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1–2:30 p.m. Scholars from across UNC, including Business and Communications, will share their work addressing issues of language, representation, cultural appropriation, and decontextualization of Black and Brown labor as it appears through a variety of media.
Register here

6.  SHPEP Application Open

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 shpep.org for more information.

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7. MCAT Registration & Fee Assistance Program Application     

MCAT scheduling for January and March 2021 will open on November 10th at noon.  Preregistration is now open.  Visit the AAMC’s MCAT Coronavirus page and FAQs for updates and information about testing and scheduling.

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8.  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:  https://go.unc.edu/CLSspotlight

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9.  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!
For more information on how to register click here:  http://brodypremedicalconference.eventbrite.com/
If you need any further information please contact Sharanda Kirk at kirks12@students.ecu.edu or the Brody SNMA at bsmecu@snma.org.

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10. 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 russian.unc.edu or reach out to Meredith Doubleday at m.doubleday@unc.edu

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11. 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.

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12. 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

Sign up here.

Email hillman@unc.edu if you have any questions!

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13.  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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14. Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces