February 24

Upcoming March Events! 

Thursday, March 4, 5pm:  Ready to Apply to Medical School?  Register here
Dr. Janne Cannon, Emeritus Professor with the Microbiology and Immunology Department of the UNC School of Medicine, retired member of the UNC SoM Admissions Committee, Adjunct Professor of UNC Greensboro and volunteer Health Professions Advisor, will join us to share her insight on what makes a competitive application to medical school.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday, March 9, 6pm:  Prepare to Apply to Medical School!  Register here.
Ms. Mary-Charles Horn, Health Professions Advisor, will provide a general overview of AMCAS and AACOMAS (applications to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools) and how to prepare for the upcoming application cycle.
Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm:  Medical School Deans Panel
Hosted by AED, Zoom link coming soon!
Tuesday, March 23, 1-4pm: Health Professional School Fair  
Sponsored by University Career Services, this virtual event will host professional schools in all areas of health professions.
Click here to register.
Click here for Handshake Fair Instructions for Students
Wednesday, March 24:  Getting Started on a Personal Statement 
More info coming soon!
These are virtual events and efforts will be made to record for those unable to attend.
Mary-Charles Horn, M.A. 
Health Professions Advisor
College of Arts & Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

1.  Virtual Information Sessions and Events 
2.  Shuford Program at UNC and Invictus Fireside Chats 
3.  Maternal Health Learning Collaborative
4.  Student Organizations
5.  Anti-Racism and Equity: 
6.  Volunteering & Public Service 
7.  Test Prep Resources 
8.  Summer Opportunities 
9.  Gap Year Opportunities 
10.  Interviewing Resources 
11.  Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces 

1.  Virtual Information Sessions

February
February 25:  Getting Involved with Research, 5-6pm
February 26: University of Houston College of Pharmacy PharmCAS Application Overview, 12-1 (CST)
March
March 23:  2021 Health Professions Fair, 1-4pm

2.  Shuford Program at UNC and iNvictus Fireside Chats
Join the Shuford Program at UNC and iNvictus for a series of fireside chats about social impact with local and national leaders. Register for any or all of the virtual chats held throughout March, including:
Duke University Hospital
Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
March 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Fireside Chat: “How Did We Get Here…What’s Next?”
Ohio State University Medical Center
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity
OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center –The James Cancer Hospital
March 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Fireside Chat: “How Did We Get Here…What’s Next?”

 

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3.  Maternal Health Innovation Mount Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

MAHEC has convened a learning collaborative with the vision to develop a Statewide Provider Support Network (SPSN) leveraging the expertise of Family Medicine champions to strengthen the quality of care for people in the pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception periods. The learning collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness and engage inter-professional collaboration in the provision of maternal health/well-woman care. The learning collaborative is primarily comprised of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and nurse champions as well as related providers from across North Carolina’s 6 perinatal care regions. To operationalize our efforts for sharing best practices and improving communication between obstetrical and primary care providers, we are offering a series of continuing education opportunities, and technical assistance to bridge the gap between theory and practice to advance family and community health.
Weekly sessions will be held from February 10th to May 4th. For information on the scheduled topics and registration, please click the following link here. Each session is free, but registration is required.
Do you have event related questions or need help with registration? Contact the MAHEC Registration Team
Upcoming Event Topics:
Placing Culture at the Center: Practical Approaches and Strategies for Culturally Responsive Care with Latinx Communities
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Juan Prandoni, PhD, HSP-PA, LPA
We are often told to be “culturally competent” or “conscious” in our care. However, in our busy workspaces, culture can sometimes become more of an after-thought instead of a central pillar of the way in which we diagnose and care for individuals. In this webinar, participants will gain exposure to a general overview of cultural values that impact mental health of women in Latinx communities, understand how these values change through the process of acculturation, and gain practical evidence-based tools for addressing issues of culture, immigration, and acculturation in a culturally responsive and nuanced manner.
When One Patient is Actually Two
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Ami Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP
Many times, in the first months of life, a young family’s care is siloed between pediatric and parental health care providers. It is important to widen the vision to include the family as a whole as health issues can impact both parents and infants. This session will look at how to identify, care, or refer for concerns affecting young families.
The Birthweight of a Nation: Racism & Population Health in the Trump Era
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Carmen Gutierrez, PhD
A growing body of evidence finds increased levels of psychosocial stress and anxiety in the US population since Trump launched his 2016 US presidential campaign, especially among immigrant groups from Latin America and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries. Few studies to date, however, have evaluated the population health implications of the Trump era for foreign-born Latina and MENA women and their children. With restricted-use natality files from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), this project investigates whether periods following Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, election, and administration were associated with changes in the risk of low birth weight (LBW) among US-born infants.

4.  Student Organizations

Friends of Doctors Without Borders at UNC

Friends of Doctors Without Borders at UNC is hosting a virtual 5k run/walk with PIH-Engage. The proceeds will help build a maternal healthcare center in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The race will take place from 2/27 through 3/1. You can run, walk, or hike anywhere you’d like! Please consider joining us by registering at: https://stridesinsolidarity.wixsite.com/virtual5k

When signing up, you can choose to purchase a t-shirt as well!  The earlier you sign up, the better chances of your shirt arriving before the race.

The Neuroscience Foundation

The Neuroscience Foundation is now accepting applications for Neurogenesis Project chapters on a rolling basis! We work with you to partner with free clinics, mobile clinics, and the like to help improve the lives of low-income/impoverished individuals through volunteerism. To promote access to neurological care for the underprivileged, we strive to connect these clinics with resources so their patients may receive neurological care. Start a chapter in your region today! To learn more about the application process, visit this page: https://theneurosciencefou.wixsite.com/website/the-neurogenesis-project.

Global Surgery Student Alliance

The Global Surgery Student Alliance chapters at Harvard University and Baylor University are teaming up to host the first ever Undergraduate Global Surgery Hackathon on February 26th and 27th, 2021. GSSA is the national student-run global surgery working group for the U.S. – we believe that students are willing and able to make significant contributions to global surgery and we hope to be a resource that facilitates those efforts.

During this event, students from across the country will join one another to tackle a real-world global surgery problem. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by and present their solution to field experts. This event is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to network and work with both students and professionals who are passionate about global surgery.

Students can sign up for the event here.

 

Out in STEM

 

Discussion with Dr. Michelle Itano of UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core

When: Wed, February 24th, 7:30-8:30pm

Where: Zoom – https://unc.zoom.us/j/95213680222

 

Do you want to know about cutting edge research at UNC? Are you interested in microscopy? Join UNC Out in STEM for a discussion with Dr. Michelle Itano, Director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core Facility. Dr. Itano received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from UNC-CH. Join us on February 24th at 7:30 pm to learn about the core facilities and imaging, as well as Dr. Itano’s identity as an imaging scientist and a “short, Asian female.”

https://unc.zoom.us/j/95213680222

 

Asian Health Advocacy Alliance (AHAA)

The Asian Health Advocacy Alliance (AHAA) was established this past semester to address the unique health disparities afflicting the Asian/Asian American community of the greater Chapel Hill Area through community engagement, education, and advocacy. We are the only organization on campus fully dedicated to directly addressing the diverse health needs of Asian/Asian Americans at large. This semester we hope to put on many events including virtual seminars, panels, and various other volunteer opportunities.
As a newly established organization we are looking to grow, if you are interested in joining our organization, please fill out this form to join our listserv! We are also currently looking for a secretary and treasurer, so please fill out this form to apply if you are interested! Anyone is welcome to join, and you do not have to identify as an Asian/Asian American, we welcome anyone who is passionate or want to learn about Asian/Asian American health! Feel free to reach out to Jacqueline (jackiegu@email.unc.edu) or Angela (angchen@live.unc.edu) for any specific questions you may have. Follow us on Instagram and our Facebook page (both @uncahaa) to stay updated. We are so excited to meet and work with you all!

AID India

Are you interested in healthcare, public health or improving global population health? If so, then the UNC student chapter of AID India welcomes you to join our very first speaker event, “Expanding Health Care in Rural Central India: Learning from the Leaders of JSS” on Sunday, March 7th at 10am.
JSS is a people’s health support group dedicated towards providing low-cost and effective healthcare services in rural India. At our event, you will hear from the current leaders of JSS, Dr. Raman, Dr. Gajanan, Dr. Mukherji, and Dr. Konar, all of whom are involved in the everyday process of providing quality healthcare to India’s most marginalized populations.
Here you will find our facebook event, which includes the zoom link to our event on Sunday. We hope to see you there!

Carolina Pre-Optometry Association 

We are having a virtual Q&A session with a local optometrist next week. I was hoping it could be added to the pre-health listserv.
This is a good chance to ask questions about the application process, graduate schools, and the profession in general. This event will be held next Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 pm via ZOOM. Please find the zoom details below.
Topic: CPOA Meeting 2.25.2021
Time: Feb 25, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
https://unc.zoom.us/j/94986752399

Meeting ID: 949 8675 2399
Dr. Ma completed her undergraduate degree here at UNC Chapel-Hill before getting her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Ma and her husband, Dr. Reynon both own two private practices in Cary and Durham and have two young daughters.
UNC AMWHO
UNC AMWHO is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 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 discussions on global health challenges. Register before March 20th, 2021 to secure the regular registration fee of $5! To learn more about AMWHO and details the conference, please visit their website: http://www.uncamwho.org/2021.html
UNC JOURney

This is an announcement from UNC JOURney, the undergraduate research publication. We are currently accepting research submissions, and would greatly appreciate it if we could be featured on the STEM list serv with this announcement:

Are you working on undergraduate research and would like to publish your work? Submit your project to UNC JOURney, the only undergraduate research journal on campus. We publish student research in the health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, both independent and faculty-mentored. Check us out for more information at uncjourney.unc.edu! We will be accepting submissions until February 27, 2021.

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5.  Anti-Racism and Equity

Tarheels Together:  Advancing Health Equity in NC.  TODAY, 2:30pm:   Register here

How do we improve health outcomes and increase access to care for the people of North Carolina and beyond? Join UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and host of PBS North Carolina’s ncIMPACT public affairs program, Anita Brown-Graham for a timely conversation about health equity with Executive Director for Health Equity Dr. Crystal Cené and Program Manager Randi Towns of UNC Health. Learn how UNC Health is addressing health care disparities while developing interventions and evidence-based strategies to help change the structures, policies and practices that impede health equity in our state.

Presented in partnership with ACRED and the UNC Board of Visitors.

Maternal Health Innovation Mount Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

MAHEC has convened a learning collaborative with the vision to develop a Statewide Provider Support Network (SPSN) leveraging the expertise of Family Medicine champions to strengthen the quality of care for people in the pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception periods. The learning collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness and engage inter-professional collaboration in the provision of maternal health/well-woman care. The learning collaborative is primarily comprised of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and nurse champions as well as related providers from across North Carolina’s 6 perinatal care regions. To operationalize our efforts for sharing best practices and improving communication between obstetrical and primary care providers, we are offering a series of continuing education opportunities, and technical assistance to bridge the gap between theory and practice to advance family and community health.

Weekly sessions will be held from February 10th to May 4th. For information on the scheduled topics and registration, please click the following link here. Each session is free, but registration is required.
Do you have event related questions or need help with registration?
Contact the MAHEC Registration Team

Upcoming Event Topics:

Placing Culture at the Center: Practical Approaches and Strategies for Culturally Responsive Care with Latinx Communities
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Juan Prandoni, PhD, HSP-PA, LPA

We are often told to be “culturally competent” or “conscious” in our care. However, in our busy workspaces, culture can sometimes become more of an after-thought instead of a central pillar of the way in which we diagnose and care for individuals. In this webinar, participants will gain exposure to a general overview of cultural values that impact mental health of women in Latinx communities, understand how these values change through the process of acculturation, and gain practical evidence-based tools for addressing issues of culture, immigration, and acculturation in a culturally responsive and nuanced manner.

When One Patient is Actually Two
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Ami Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP

Many times, in the first months of life, a young family’s care is siloed between pediatric and parental health care providers. It is important to widen the vision to include the family as a whole as health issues can impact both parents and infants. This session will look at how to identify, care, or refer for concerns affecting young families.

The Birthweight of a Nation: Racism & Population Health in the Trump Era
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Carmen Gutierrez, PhD

A growing body of evidence finds increased levels of psychosocial stress and anxiety in the US population since Trump launched his 2016 US presidential campaign, especially among immigrant groups from Latin America and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries. Few studies to date, however, have evaluated the population health implications of the Trump era for foreign-born Latina and MENA women and their children. With restricted-use natality files from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), this project investigates whether periods following Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, election, and administration were associated with changes in the risk of low birth weight (LBW) among US-born infants.

Shuford Program at UNC and iNvictus Fireside Chats 

Register for any or all of the virtual chats held throughout March, including:
Duke University Hospital
Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
March 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ohio State University Medical Center
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity
OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center –The James Cancer Hospital
March 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Structures of Inequality:  Moving Forward
In the fall, Honors Carolina kicked off an ongoing examination of Systems of Inequality with a series of programs on structural racism. This semester, we will turn our attention to related questions of bias and discrimination. Topics will range from equity in the media to the rural-urban divide, college access,and mental health.  We invite all members of the UNC community to join us for six topical discussions with faculty and professional experts, each paired with an hour of action.
Register online at https://bit.ly/structuresofinequality. Keep an eye out as more lectures are added this semester!
This series is sponsored by Honors Carolina and the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is open to everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to the conversation and learning from your participation
Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium
Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium is a series of virtual events that bring 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 the UNC School of Social Work‘s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The arts can help us better understand systems of oppression and their impacts, challenge white supremacy, foster dialogue around race and racism, and advance racial equity. The third in the R3 series, “ARTivism: Using Arts-based Scholarship to Interrogate and Dismantle Racism,” will highlight work by UNC scholars and current and former graduate students to do just that through a variety of artistic genres, including performance, storytelling, music, painting, and photography. We are also honored to include a spoken word performance by Chapel Hill’s inaugural Poet Laureate, CJ Suitt.
R3: “ARTivism: Using Arts-based Scholarship to Interrogate and Dismantle Racism” will take place on
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3–4:30 p.m.

6.  Volunteering & Public Service

Tarheels Together:  How to Safely Lend a Hand:  Local Volunteering Opportunities.  Do it for the cause, not the applause.

Carolina Center for Public Service

All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period of each semester. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll.  When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester.

Newly enrolled BPSS participants can begin building their portfolios by logging completed service hours and skills trainings in the semester that they enrolled even before attending an orientation.

Carolina COVID-19 Student Services Corps
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 as a Carolina Covid-Student Services Corps Member.
For questions, contact unc_ipe@unc.edu or visit our website at https://ipep.unc.edu
Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Girls on the Run of the Triangle looking for 2 volunteer coaches to coach a group of girls in grades 3-5 at the Farm (UNC’s Faculty Staff Recreation Association).  The team will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:15-5:30pm) from March 8 – May 5.  The time commitment also includes a 6 hour online training before the season starts that you can do at your own pace.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact Meg Pomerantz at meg@gotrtriangle.org.

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7. Test Prep Resources

UNC Learning Center partners with The Princeton Review to help students prepare for admissions exams. Free study guides, online practice tests and discounted courses are also available to help you perform your best.
This comprehensive database, available through the UNC Libraries website, offers the latest preparatory tests and college and vocational school information as well as financial aid sources and requirements. Users can prepare for specialized tests for college, graduate school, the military or trade school.

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8.  Summer Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Pipeline 2021
The Summer Undergraduate Pipeline (SUP) is the recruitment arm of The UNC-CH Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success program. Its goal is to build upon the DSS mission to diversify Carolina’s graduate population. SUP works directly with various summer undergraduate research programs at Carolina as a way of creating connections and providing the necessary tools to transition into a graduate career.  All students have the opportunity at the end of the summer to present their research in a symposium open to the campus community and the public.SUP has more than a dozen opportunities available to undergraduates. Please visit the SUP website to learn more about options for summer 2021.

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.
Deadlines:
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 https://nchcap.unc.edu/college/sep-program/ and contact sepprogram@unc.edu with any questions you may have.

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9.  Gap Year Opportunities

PT Tech Position

I currently work as a PT Tech at a small, outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic in Durham, and we are looking for a PT Tech to replace me now that I have gotten into school. The last five PT techs at our practice have been UNC graduates (3 EXSS majors!) taking a gap year while applying to PT school, and this work experience helped us all get into school. It is an incredible learning opportunity. The student would get plenty of experience with patient interactions and be able to ask the PTs any questions they may have, from treatment plans to insurance contracts. If any of your students are interested in the position, I have provided the contact information below. They can just reach out via email and express interest in the open PT Tech position, but if they have any questions, they are free to call our office!

North Carolina Center for Physical Therapy
Phone: (919) 410-8840
Medical Career Design Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Award Details

The Medical Career Design Fellowship promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary pre-medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopaedic research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This fellowship will allow recent college graduates the opportunity to explore many aspects of a medical career—research, clinical practice, education, advocacy, and leadership. Each MCD Fellow spends 2 years as an essential member of our research and clinical teams, mentored by our thought-leading faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship focuses on giving the pre-medical student clinical research opportunities, advanced orthopaedic skills through clinical exposure, and mentoring for medical school applications and beyond.

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in pediatric orthopaedic patient care, education, and basic and clinical research. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at CHOP has consistently ranked among the top pediatric orthopaedic programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. CHOP orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in their fields – pioneering clinical innovations, writing textbooks, chairing courses and leading regional, national and international organizations in orthopaedics. We have 29 attending physicians, each with different subspecialties in pediatric orthopaedics.

Eligibility

MCD Fellow applicants applicant will be completing a BA/BS degree, pre-medical and commit for two gap years. The student must be in good academic standing and have an interest in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. The successful applicant will be responsible, motivated, intellectually curious and independent. An MCAT score, biostatistics training, and research experience are strongly valued, but not mandatory.

Award Stipend and Benefits

The recipient of this award will receive a $40,000 stipend to cover living expenses for the year, as well as $5,000 travel expenses for presenting at scientific presentations.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, undergraduate transcript and curriculum vitae to Research Manager Divya Talwar, PhD (talward@email.chop.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through April 30th. We recommend submitting an application as soon as possible. Interviews will be required as part of the selection process.

Chartjoy

Seeking recent college grads to join an innovative, new medical scribe program in Charleston, South Carolina with a prominent local health system. Selected candidates will join a scribe program ranging from emergency medicine, outpatient medical specialties, and inpatient settings. Ideal candidates will be recent post-graduates with a strong interest in a career in healthcare, seeking to take a 1-2 year “’Gap Year” and interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Work side by side with providers, making a difference every day
  • Understand all areas of healthcare delivery, experiencing a variety of cases and a variety of settings
  • Gain unrivaled experience to increase competitiveness on medical school applications and other post-graduate health careers

TO APPLY: https://chartjoy.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=21

Reach out to Shannon McDonald at shannon@chartjoy.co for questions

Patient Services Coordinator

Plum Spring Clinic, a holistic medical practice in Chapel Hill, NC, is looking to fill the position of Patient Services Coordinator. This position is an excellent opportunity for a gap year while preparing for pre-health, public health, or research programs, especially for students with an interest in holistic medicine approaches such as nutrition, functional medicine, and health coaching. Responsibilities include monitoring patient progress to ensure continuity of care, maintenance of the electronic health records, development of patient education and marketing materials, and collaborating with clinical staff.
The position is paid, with an anticipated start date in mid-May 2021. At least one year commitment is preferred. Hours are set, but flexible in support of travel for school interviews.
Please see our website for more information about our practice, www.plumspringclinic.com.  Email your letter of interest and resume to us at staff@plumspringclinic.com, with subject line ‘Patient Services Coordinator Application’. Please reach out by email with any questions!

Cleveland Clinic Medical Observation and Scribe Training (MOST) Fellowship 

Deadline to apply, April 15 2021

 

Clinical Research Analyst to the Shoulder and Elbow Service at the Medical University of South Carolina 

·       Location: Charleston, SC
·       Job Description:
·       Full-time, paid with optional benefits, one-year appointment beginning June 7th, 2021
This full-time position is best suited for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The applicant should have a strong academic record, must be creative, self-driven, reliable, and motivated to learn. The position offers the opportunity for education and hands-on learning in the medical field.
The candidate should expect to:
·             Work closely with Dr. Josef K. Eichinger, Dr. Richard J. Friedman, and MUSC Orthopaedic Surgery Residents.
·             Gain familiarity working with clinical databases and grant-based research;
·             Consent patients and collect data in the clinic 1-2 days a week; observe surgery in the operating room several times a week;
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on February 26th, 2021 (received via mail or email by this deadline)
To apply, you will need the following materials:
·       Resume
·       Cover letter
·       Official transcript
·       Sealed letter of recommendation (must be received via email or via mail directly from the recommender)
Our application platform is through the MUSC HR Portal. Please submit an electronic copy of your resume and cover letter through the portal, under the following job posting:  UNIV – Statistical and Research Analyst – Department of Orthopaedics – Job Number: 526939
Your transcript and letter of recommendation should be emailed directly from the Registrar/Recommender to oldenbur@musc.edu, with the subject line “Research Assistant 2021 Application”, or mailed to the following address:
Dr. Josef Eichinger
Medical University of South Carolina 96 Jonathan Lucas Street
CSB 708, MSC 622
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-1081
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Questions about the job or the application process can be directed to:  Clinical Research Assistant, Kirsi Oldenburg: oldenbur@musc.edu
Anesthesia Assistant PAID Externship – Durham, NC
Triangle Implant Center in Durham is currently hiring for the position of Anesthesia Assistant. TiC is a high-volume oral and maxillofacial surgery center. The externship program has had great success in launching students to their desired health care professional schools. This opportunity affords great hands-on experience directly with oral surgeons, anesthesiologists, and patients, providing a fantastic opportunity for pre-health professional students seeking in-depth clinical exposure.
  • Job Title: Anesthesia Assistant
  • Location: Triangle Implant Center – Durham
  • Start Date: May 2021
  • Commitment: MWF 7am-4pm (1 year minimum)
  • Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021
The position requires full day availability on MWF, 7am-4pm (the office sees patients from 8-4). If you are interested, but cannot commit to MWF, please reach out if other full days work for you (for example, MWTh or WThF, etc.) for potential openings later in the year. This externship also requires a commitment of at least one year. **If you cannot commit to full days for a minimum of 1 year, please do not apply.** CPR/BLS/AED training is mandatory before start date of externship. In-class certifications accepted only, and proof of certification must be provided prior to your first day of training.
Please email Minakshi Pillai at mpillai@triangleimplantcenter.com (please do not contact the office directly) if you are interested. Your application materials should consist of your resume, cover letter/career goals, confirmation of commitment to MWF availability, and your current spring, summer and fall availability. Your cover letter must also include your DAT/MCAT score(s), or your intended test date, and your undergraduate and graduate GPA (if applicable). Consideration will be given only to applicants who can commit to at least one year.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and will consist of a virtual meeting, as well as a clinical working evaluation. The positions of anesthesia assistant will be chosen for the candidate based on best fit given the job tasks.
Capital Dermatology Gap Year Opportunity
Medical Assistant in Dermatology office (Alexandria, VA)
Dr. Bruce Glassman, a general Dermatologist in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking individuals interested in a medical career for our year-long internship and medical assistant position. The position is ideal for the typical “bridge year” student who is graduating or has graduated from undergraduate school and has not yet applied or been accepted to medical school. This elite program is now in its 17th year with most graduates moving on to successful careers as physicians or physician’s assistants.
This position standardly is available beginning May 2021 through June 2022. The position is a full year commitment to the physician. Please only apply if you are available for a twelve-month period of time. Applicants will not be considered if they are currently applying for medical school to begin in the class of September 2021. Please do not apply unless you have completed your undergraduate degree by May 2021 or earlier. Multiple applicants will be accepted for the position. This current year has a group of 18 highly qualified participants. A car is highly recommended for the position. The offering is an unparalleled clinical experience and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone interested in the medical profession.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Assist the physician with all patient care duties including triage of patients, scribing during visits using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data entry, writing and understanding prescriptions and their uses, biopsy preparation and processing, preparing patients for surgery and assisting during surgeries, and helping with cosmetic procedures (Botox and fillers). Assist patients by working with insurance companies and pharmacies, educating patients on pre- and postoperative care, calling patients with pathology results, and performing suture removals and laser treatments. This opportunity affords the employee the opportunity to meet hundreds of patients per week, to develop the appropriate skills to further their career in the medical profession, and to learn the basics of dermatology. The time commitment is approximately 30-40 hours/week. The position is paying but more importantly the experience cannot be matched for someone interested in the medical field. If interested please contact Dr. Glassman by email.
Send CV to bridgeyear@gmail.com Thank you for your interest.

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10. 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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