February 8

This seems like an appropriate time to remind anyone who may be applying to a Health Professional School that words and pictures on the internet are forever.  An admissions process can include an online search of prospective admits and will eventually include a criminal background check.  Your social media settings may be set as private, but that may not be the case for those with whom you communicate.  In the event this has gotten your attention, wear a mask.

Application season is here and we are incredibly grateful for the help of the following part-time, volunteer, Health Professions Advisors:

Dr. Janne Cannon is an Emeritus Professor in the Microbiology and Immunology Department of the UNC School of Medicine.  She served as dedicated member of the UNC SoM admissions committee for 15 years as both a faculty interviewer and full member of the committee.  Although retired from the committee, she continues to advise aspiring physicians at both UNC and UNCG where she also has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor.  Dr. Cannon will (remotely) advise juniors, seniors, and alumni on a pre-med path on a part-time basis.  She may be contacted via email at janne_cannon@med.unc.edu.

Dr. Peter Gilligan continues to to volunteer as a Health Professions Advisor after retiring from his position as Director of Clinical Microbiology-Immunology Laboratories and Phlebotomy Services at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.  Dr. Gilligan served on the UNC School of Medicine Admissions Committee for over 25 years.  He will (remotely) advise juniors, seniors, and alumni on a pre-med or pre-PA path on a part-time basis.  Dr. Gilligan may be contacted via email at  celtsfan@med.unc.edu.

Mary-Charles Horn, M.A.  
Health Professions Advisor
College of Arts & Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill
Pronouns:  she, her, hers

1.  Virtual Information Sessions and Events 
2.  MCAT Exam and Medical School Application (AMCAS) Resources
3.  Virtual Shadowing Opportunities 
4.  Student Organizations
5.  Anti-Racism and Equity
6.  Pre-Pharmacy Summit and PHCY 100 
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 26: University of Houston College of Pharmacy PharmCAS Application Overview, 12-1 (CST)
March
March 23:  2021 Health Professions Fair, 1-4pm

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2. MCAT Exam & Medical School Application (AMCAS) Resources 
The Fee Assistance Program Application is open.  Benefits include discounted application fees, complimentary access to the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) online database, free MCAT Official Prep products, and more.  This program provides these benefits to eligible recipients for the 2021 calendar year.

Free MCAT Prep resources are also available in the AAMC’s MCAT Official Prep Hub.

Registration for April, May, and June MCAT dates will open Feb. 17th and 18th at 12 noon.

2022 Cycle Updates:
Note:  “2022 Cycle” means you are applying with the intent to begin medical school Fall 2022.
  • April 2021:  AMCAS Resources become available (Applicant Guide, Opening Cycle Webinars)
  • Monday, May 3:  AMCAS Application Opens
  • Thursday, May 27:  AMCAS application submission begins
  • Friday, June 25:  Initial transmission of application data to medical schools
  • Monday, August 2 – Early Decision Deadline
These updates will soon be added to the AAMC website. Dates are subject to change.

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3.  Virtual Shadowing Opportunities

HEAL Clinical Education Network

HEAL offers free covid-friendly virtual shadowing with real doctors and patient cases that provide a great opportunity for restricted pre-health students to secure valuable clinical experience. They also offer more in-depth courses worth a larger amount of shadowing hours for a fee.  Register online at clinicalshadowing.com

Pre-Health Shadowing

Pre-Health Shadowing, a new student-led, non-profit organization focused on making shadowing opportunities readily accessible to Pre-Health students via an online platform during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Now, more than ever, as the healthcare worker shortage increases during this ongoing crisis, we must support the next generation of health care professionals. As more and more opportunities for students get annulled, students’ stress only increases as they look to apply to health programs. Here is the link to our website for general information about our program: https://www.prehealthshadowing.com.

 

We are holding a virtual Mentorship Networking Event on the weekend of February 18-21. Students have to potential to connect with up to 6 mentors during the duration of this event. Here is a page on our website with further instructions for students who are interested in receiving an invitation to the event.  This program is completely free for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in health. It is accessible worldwide to people who are interested in learning more about various health fields or students trying to gain experience in their specific career of interest.

 

Visit our website at www.prehealthshadowing.com.  Follow us on Instagram: @prehealthshadowing and Facebook at prehealthshadowing and Twitter at @prehealthshadowing.  And of course, please feel free to reach out to us at info@prehealthshadowing.com if you have any questions!

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4.  Student Organizations

Academy Health

The time has come for Academy Health’s first Lunch & Learn of the Spring Semester! This month we are hosting Dr. Jonathan Oberlander and he will be discussing “The Biden Administration & Healthcare Reform”. We are very excited about this conversation and we hope you are too. Please join us on February 10 at 12:15 pm, and bring your lunch! Follow the link here or in the flyer to sign up to receive the calendar invite and zoom link.

Also, be on the lookout for more information on Health Policy Day 2021. Block your calendars for Friday, March 5th from 12-2 PM for this year’s Health Policy Day. We will send out more details later in the month.

Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you!

iCure Health
iCure Health is a patient-centered integrated public health organization dedicated to ensuring that all patients are aware of and receive their preventative screening, specifically pertaining to mammograms, colonoscopies, FIT tests, and preventative blood work. We work to connect with local universities and primary care clinics to provide education on the importance of disease prevention, and to make sure patients are receiving their necessary preventative screening with their primary care providers. In addition, iCure Health chapters contact patients with reminders to inquire about their preventative care and have an open conversation with their providers about their well being and maintenance of such. iCure Health’s mission focuses on education of patients, community and clinical outreach, and disease prevention in an effort to decrease the local prevalence of severe diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions, obesity, and cancer and increase patient satisfaction.
If you’re interested in joining the Chapel Hill chapter of iCure Health, join us for our interesting meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30pm with the following meeting details: meeting ID 961 8905 9047, passcode icure. If you have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to Shirin Ataei at shirin_ataei@med.unc.edu. This chapter will operate completely virtually throughout the spring semester, and is open to all members with an interest in medicine, community service, and public health!
STEMinority
Do you need volunteer hours? Are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Do you like working with and mentoring middle-school-aged children? Are you passionate about underrepresented groups?
STEMinority hosts one Saturday Enrichment program per semester where undergraduate volunteers teach underrepresented middle-school-aged students about the opportunities within the STEM fields through fun activities.
If you’re interested, join us for a quick information session on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 to 7pm! Also, if you’re looking for a leadership position, we have a few seniors who will be graduating from our leadership team!
Zoom Link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/93864129677Passcode: stem
Carolina Health Samaritan Society
We are very excited to announce our Valentine’s Day Candy-Gram Fundraiser event this February. The purpose of this fundraiser is to show love, affection, and kindness towards friends, family, and members of our community in this time of stress and uncertainty, while raising money for a worthwhile cause; all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill! We would greatly appreciate if you could publicize this event within your organization so that we can raise as much money as possible for RMH. I have attached a graphic that may be included if you choose to do so.
Beginning this month, we will be taking orders from members of the community to have an E-card sent to their loved ones (friends, families, significant others, etc) located across the country. We will also offer the option of an additional candy-delivery by mail for those living in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.
The prices are as follows:
$2 – Order a personalized animated E-card for your Valentine (can be located anywhere, any university)
$3 – Order an ANONYMOUS personalized E-card for your Valentine (can be located anywhere, any university)
$5 – Order a personalized E-card/paper card and candy to be delivered to your Valentine (only in Chapel Hill and Carrboro)
$6 – Order an ANONYMOUS personalized E-card/paper card and candy to be delivered to your Valentine (only in Chapel Hill and Carrboro)
Fill out this form to make orders and make all payments through Venmo to @unc_chss at the time of your order.
 
Orders are open now until February 14th.
We continue to hope you stay safe and healthy.
AMWHO
Early registration ends in four days for the 2021 AMWHO International Conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! During the weekend of April 17-18, 2021, delegates will represent the stances of countries, media outlets, non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations to draft policy proposals.
This year’s theme, Refugee and Migrant Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, encourage delegates to collaborate to form resolutions rebuilding equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage all undergraduate and graduate students to attend this informative experience and hope that this conference will illustrate the challenges and rewards of crafting a novel and innovative global health policies.
Register by February 8, 2021, for the early bird price of only $18! You can find more information and registration steps here: http://www.uncamwho.org/2021.html
Public Health 360
We are writing to invite you to our very first VIRTUAL interest meeting for Public Health 360!! This meeting will be held on zoom
Public Health 360 is a college-student run organization aiming to bring awareness to public health issues and to provide a platform for members to both build their own viewpoints on prominent health topics and to be introduced to a variety of professions in the public health field.
At our interest meeting you will get to hear more about our mission, meet some of our executive board, and see what exciting events we have planned for this semester! We hope to provide informational seminars with public health professionals, health and community based volunteer opportunities, and community health education. In addition, we will also have a blog and podcast series on public health topics that members can be involved in!
Public Health 360 is a great way to learn more about public health, gain insight into various public health careers, and become more involved in volunteer opportunities related to public health!!
If you are interested in coming please fill out this survey https://forms.gle/6TkJNdoe2jCwcLzv7
UNC-Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is looking for new members for the Spring 2021 semester.
FIMRC’s mission is to provide access to medical care for underprivileged and medically underserved families around the world and focuses on three main pillars: medical access, health education, and global participation. The global nonprofit focuses on health initiatives that are community-driven, self-sustainable, and available to everyone. Through our specific chapter at UNC, we use volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy strategies to engage with our local community and help support global project sites.
Through the pandemic, we have created a new plan for the upcoming semester that focuses on remote and in-person volunteer opportunities, fundraising incentives through social media, and virtual advocacy presentations and events. We hope to continue partnering with local Chapel Hill organizations to help provide access to medical care during this difficult time.
While our mission focuses on medical care and access, our chapter is open to all students in all fields of study.
To learn more about our organization and become a member of our growing chapter, complete this google form at https://forms.gle/Kc9j8SzQSuyQGbVt7. For any questions about our incredible chapter send us an email at uncch.fimrc@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest- we hope to meet you soon!
Learn To Be at UNC-CH
 
Are you passionate about educational equity and providing resources and support to underserved populations? Then consider joining UNC-CH’s new chapter of Learn To Be! This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing 1-on-1 virtual tutoring services to underserved K-12 youth both across the country and in the local community.
As the UNC-CH chapter, we specifically aim to recruit and support undergraduate tutors and to bring LTB’s tutoring services to the local community (Orange County, Durham County, and Wake County with the eventual goal of reaching all of NC).
Getting involved in Learn to Be at UNC-CH is an amazing way to make a direct impact on a student’s success and to make a meaningful difference in your community!
If interested, please fill out the Google Form: https://forms.gle/XrFpmWHz6bggJM5z5
Feel free to email ltbatunc@gmail.com with any questions!
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.
Carolina Covid-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

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5.  Anti-Racism and Equity

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.

Register here


6.  Pharmacy Course and Event

Pre-Pharmacy Summit

Saturday, February 15th will be holding the Second Annual Pre-Pharmacy Summit: “The Future of Pharmacy and How You Can Be in It”. This event is an excellent opportunity for students potentially interested in pharmacy to learn more about the admissions process at UNC, build a competitive resume and develop critical interview skills, network with current student pharmacists, hear from faculty about their research, and gain an understanding of the wide range of careers available in pharmacy!

Registration is open and the cost is $15 to attend (which includes lunch!) and the event runs from 9:30am-3:00pm. Interested students can register at: bit.ly/PrePharmacy2020

Pharmaceuticals: Ethical and Social Issues (PHCY 100)

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will offer a new Fall 2021 course for undergraduates titledPharmaceuticals: Ethical and Social Issues (PHCY 100).

This introductory course serves to develop a foundation in understanding the breadth and depth of ethical and social issues surrounding pharmaceutical development and use in the United States and globally. For more information about the course, visit https://catalog.unc.edu/courses/phcy or contact Delesha Carpenter at dmcarpenter@unc.edu.

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7. Test Prep Resources

Princeton Review
Wednesday, February 10 | 6:30 PM EST
Thursday, February 11 | 2:00 PM–3:30 PM EST
Thursday, February 11 | 5:00 PM–6:30 PM EST
Friday, February 12 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM EST
Kaplan
We are hosting an MCAT Sample Class on Tuesday 2/23 from 6:30-8pm ET. This event will be FREE and presented by MCAT Veteran Instructor Petros Minasi.
The event will cover the following:
  • MCAT structure
  • How to best prepare for the test
  • MCAT sample questions
  • An overview of the Kaplan resources.
Below is the event link that students can join a few minutes prior to the event starting. This event is ideal for students who are in the testing cycle or looking to start their prep in the next year. Faculty/Program Directors like yourself are also encouraged to attend.

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8.  Summer Opportunities

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.
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: https://sites.duke.edu/reachequity/for-students/summer-undergraduate-health-disparities-research-program.  Send the application requirements below by February 15 and address questions to Cheryl Miller, Cheryl.j.miller@duke.edu:
• 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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9.  Gap Year Opportunities

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
Job Posting: THANC Foundation Research Associate Position
Description: The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.
Role: Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates play key roles in the development of an educational website for patients and their families (https://thancguide.org/), and share the experiences of cancer patients through the 30 Stories in 30 Days awareness campaign. They also help coordinate and oversee a weekly virtual journal club, which features international leaders in thyroid cancer research, and will aid in the development of a comprehensive thyroid cancer care resource for physicians and trainees worldwide. Finally, Research Associates have the opportunity to spend time observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room.
Qualifications/Required Documents: This is a full-time position with a required one-year commitment. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Research Associates should have a robust scientific background and excellent writing abilities. Previous experience in a clinical environment is preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken) and an updated CV (including GPA) through the application portal on the THANC Foundation website (https://thancfoundation.org/join-our-team/research-associates/). Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to recruitment@thancfoundation.org. Recommenders should email their letters directly. Please note that all letters should include letterhead and the recommender’s signature. The application deadline is February 1st, 2021, but priority will be given to early applicants. Interviews will begin in late February and will be offered on a rolling basis. If selected for an interview, you will be required to complete a writing assignment. For more information, please visit our website (www.thancfoundation.org). Feel free to email recruitment@thancfoundation.org with any questions you may have!
Duke Bridging the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research
Duke BIGGER training program (Bridging the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research) is designed as a six-month immersion for participants preparing for medical school or graduate programs in health care or research. Participants have an opportunity to develop a research project with Duke faculty along with didactic curriculum on clinical research methodology. Application to this program is open to eligible students who have completed a baccalaureate or master’s degree and current seniors who will graduate May 2021.
National Health Corps
The National Health Corps is a nationwide service program devoted to fostering healthy communities by delivering health and wellness education, resources, and services to vulnerable and underserved communities. While serving with the Northeast Florida community, members also have opportunities for professional development and real-world experience. Host sites are non-profit organizations including: medical and dental clinics, pharmacies, public health organizations, behavioral health centers, and youth development programs. Members commit to a minimum 1700 hours of direct service over a 46-week period and receive a living stipend during the term of service. Following successful completion of the service term, members will receive an education award to be used toward their government student loan debt as well as their future education.
We are accepting applications beginning in March 2021. While open to all majors and backgrounds, this program is particularly suited for individuals who are interested in a career in the healthcare (and health-related) field and who are looking to gain service experience.  Questions: reach out to nhcflrecruitmentcommittee@gmail.com.
MedServ Fellowship
Learn more about this amazing organization here.
We are roughly two weeks away from the end of MedServe’s Main Round deadline. Submit applications and supporting documents by February 15th, 2021. Interviews will take place from the beginning of February to mid-March.
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.
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.

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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