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Pre-Health Newsletter: November 9, 2020

Upcoming Events

Virtual events are a great way to get information and connect with schools. Several current students and recent alumni met with Ross University and Augsburg alum Cedith Giddings last week. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science will virtually visit on December 3rd.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Thursday, December 3

2:30 pm

Ashya Burgess, Admissions Recruiter, will share information on Mayo’s medical program as well as their Master’s of Physician Assistant, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PhD in Biomedical Science graduate programs.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 996 7095 2019
Passcode: 201228

Don’t forget to sign up for Health Professions Week, November 14-19, where you can access resources to learn about 20 health professions, meet with schools, and have the opportunity to win gift cards ($100) or scholarships ($500) or Kaplan test prep materials.

Upcoming events from across the country include:

Med School Interview Day Webinar

Tuesday, November 10

4:00 – 6:00 pm

An osteopathic awareness event hosted by Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest and OPSO (the Osteopathic Physicians of Oregon). Listen to and speak with a panel of six first year medical students as they share their own med school interview day experiences at both MD and DO institutions.

Register here

Sanford Research Q&A Sessions

Wednesday, November 11

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Their virtual sessions will feature program details, a platform to ask questions, a link to a virtual tour of the lab, and a scientist and previous SPUR student to speak.…

Neuro Networking Conference

Saturday, November 14

9:00 – 3:00 pm

The NeuroNetworking Conference welcomes ALL who are interested in the Science Technology and the Medical Field. The speaker topics will range from Artificial Intelligence to Medical and Technology-Related Fields.

Sit Down with Sidrah

Monday, November 16

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Student Doctor Sidrah Khan, OMS-II, will sit down for a casual Webex Virtual Session to talk about medical school and diversity at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. Feel free to ask her questions about what we are doing on campus to increase our student body diversity, her experience here, and more!

RSVP here


URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

Wednesday, November 18, 5 pm

Thursday, November 19, 5 pm

Email to RSVP and get Zoom meeting link


Health Career Connection Internship Summer 2021

For over 30 years, HCC has inspired and empowered the next generation of diverse health professionals. Through their paid, 10 week, full-time internship program with leading health care and public health employers, interns are provided an educational stipend and have the unique opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on exposure and experience
  • Strengthen their network
  • Discover or affirm their health career direction
  • Find mentors
  • Develop professional skills
  • Secure jobs (70% are offered a fulltime job or extended internship)
  • Increase competitiveness for graduate education (Public Health, Medicine, Mental Health, and Business)

To ensure safe experiences for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, HCC works with host organizations to provide in-person, hybrid, or virtual internships that comply with health regulations.

HCC is open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates. Students enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible to apply. HCC internships are open to all students and strongly encourage BIPOC students, first-generation students, and those from economically challenged and underserved backgrounds to apply.

To apply, students should submit their application and required materials by December 13, 2020.

To learn more about HCC, visit the HCC website.


Position: Science Program Analyst with the National Human Genome Research Institute

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD seeks highly-motivated applicants for scientific administrative openings as Scientific Program Analyst

This opportunity for recent graduates in the biological sciences to gain experience in and broad exposure to how research is supported. It is an ideal position for applicants seeking a two-year appointment prior to enrolling in graduate or professional school. The Scientific Program Analyst will carry out scientific analyses and project management duties in support of Program Directors at NHGRI, which awards grants to carry out genomics research. Please see for more information about NHGRI.

Position Posting


Cancer Research Opportunity 2021

St. Jude’s invites students to apply for their NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-37) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students can expect to experience:

  • Basic or clinical oncology research
  • Research and clinical conferences
  • Core lecture series

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that our 2021 program will be primarily virtual. Thus, data analysis skills and experience that would be helpful for remote projects will be advantageous.

Application Requirements


Gap Year with Tareen Dermatology

Tereen Dermatology is looking for Pre-Med and Pre-PA students interested in taking 1-2 gap years before continuing their education.

Gain experience working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment taking patient histories, assisting with surgeries, scribing, and working with doctors/PAs in all aspects of the patient encounter. All training will be provided on site. Additionally, students are given mentorship and guidance in their
professional school application process.

Full-time and full benefits at $16/hour.

If interested, please contact by November 30th.


MCAT Registration and Testing Plans in 2021

Registration for January and March exam dates opens on Tuesday, November 10 at noon ET. Please be sure to visit the registration and scheduling page on their website for more details about the 2021 testing year. You can also sign up to receive updates about MCAT® registration and testing for 2021. Please reach out with any questions via email at

Test Day Details
Beginning in January, the MCAT exam will once again return to its traditional length. Each exam day will offer two full-length exam sessions: one at 7:30 a.m. and the other at 3:00 p.m. This schedule helps limit the number of people in a test center and allows for the necessary social distancing. We encourage you to learn more about the AAMC’s health and safety protocols on their website.

AAMC MCAT Official Prep Resources
Later this month the AAMC will release enhanced free resources and a new, low-cost product to help students prepare for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section of the MCAT exam. Sign up here to be notified when the MCAT Prep resources are available.