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Pre-Health Newsletter: January 25th, 2021

Pre-health Advising

I have received many numerous inquiries about shadowing during COVID-19. While most hospitals and clinics are unable to offer in-person opportunities, many schools have offered virtual sessions with their students and alumni. I often include announcements about these virtual opportunities in the newsletter so make sure that you check the content below.

Pre-Health Shadowing also offers virtual shadowing sessions for pre-health students.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Interested in Pharmacy or attending PharmD school after graduation? Be a part of the creation of the Pre-Pharmacy Club! The objective will be to provide a forum for students to learn about preparing for PharmD applications, choosing the right Pharmacy school, and the many fields of practice surrounding Pharmacy through:

  • Networking with peers, pharmacists, and pharmacy schools
  • Resume and application building
  • Meeting with PharmD students
  • And other activities meant to facilitate the transition between undergrad and Pharmacy school

If interested in taking part in starting the Pre-Pharmacy club, please contact

Hear from These Physicians on Zoom

Learn about unique opportunities DO’s have in Medical and Surgical Specialties.

January 27th Panelists:

Dr. Jamie Beckman, specialty Othmalmology

Dr. Paul Graham, specialty Dermatology

Dr. Scott King, specialty Urological Surgery

Dr. Jonathan McNeal, specialty Neurosurgery

Dr. Frank Schirripa, specialty PM&R

If you have any questions please email Danielle Foutz at

Register Here

History of Osteopathic Medicine Virtual Program

Learn more about Andrew Taylor Still, DO, and the history of osteopathic medicine during this webinar.

This event is hosted by the A.T. Still University Department of Admissions and the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is the founding school for osteopathy.

January 29, 2021
Noon – 1 pm CDT

Registration required: ATSU History of Osteopathic Medicine Webinar

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting another virtual event, “OMM at ICOM” on January 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST.

Admission Recruiter Ellie Matthews will co-host the event with Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Integration, Dr. Rau. We invite you and your students to join us while ICOM Student Doctors perform Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and answer questions. This event is a great way for students to view what they will learn in regard to OMM at an osteopathic medical school!

To learn more visit our website, or emailing Ellie at

NIIMBL eXperience

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals offers college freshman and sophomores real-world insight into career possibilities in the biopharmaceutical industry through direct interactions with industry professionals. During a multi-week virtual program, students learn about the operations of large biomanufacturers, cutting-edge technologies of small companies, training and education paths from academic institutions, and how the federal government plays a role in bringing life-saving treatments to patients.

The program targets African American/Black, Latinx, and Native American students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and NIIMBL member institutions. It is open to students enrolled in any STEM-based major.

Applications due January 31, 2021

For more information, follow this link.

University of Michigan FCVC SURF

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future plans are still uncertain, but the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) plans to offer a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for the summer of 2021. The 2021 FCVC SURF program is expected to run between June and August, but exact program dates and format will be forthcoming.

Program Description

Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a FCVC faculty member. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, typically starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending the first week of August (exact program dates pending). The program includes scientific seminars, social events, and a two-day research symposium where fellows present their research to their peers and FCVC faculty and staff.

The application link closes January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. For questions, please reach out to

Apply Here

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine SURF Program

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work on various research topics under the guidance of an HCOM Biomedical Science or Social Medicine faculty member. The goal is to expose students to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research. Given the COVID pandemic, SURF will be conducted in a safe, yet impactful, virtual format.

The SURF program is 7 weeks in length and includes a living allowance, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school.

The deadline for application is February 1, 2021.

For more information, follow this link.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Scholars Program. The Summer Scholars program is a tremendous academic experience for underrepresented, or educationally or economically disadvantaged students to grow personally and be challenged professionally. The program replicates what will be experienced in the first year of medical school at OU-HCOM. Courses, taught by OU-HCOM faculty, and current medical students, include subject matter in gross anatomy, histology, immunology, biochemistry, integrated biomedical sciences, an introduction to the flipped classroom pedagogy and the HCOM curriculum. In addition, there will be workshops dealing with the admission process, learning strategies, time management and many other experiences relevant to the medical school experience. Given the COVID pandemic, Summer Scholars will be conducted in a safe, impactful, virtual format. We had great success with this format last year and look forward to the 2021 program.

The Summer Scholars Program is five weeks in length and includes a living allowance, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school.

The deadline for application is February 1, 2021

For more information, follow this link.

You’re Invited: Foot & Ankle Surgery Preview

Tuesday, February 2 • 6:00pm CST • Zoom

If you have an interest in a career as a foot and ankle surgeon, please join Des Moines University to learn more! Participants will engage in a case study, and also learn about the medical education associated with this essential field of health care.

You may register for this event here. A Zoom link and additional details will be sent prior to the event.

Questions may be directed to DMU Admissions at

UAB School of Medicine Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs

Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine (SOM) specializes in clinical and research undergraduate summer programs that provide an enhanced scientific and professional preparation for students aspiring toward a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. The listed programs provide discipline-specific training and opportunities for smaller-scale connections within the overall community.

  • UAB Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) Application deadline is February 12, 2021.
  • UAB Summer Program in Neurobiology (SPIN) Application deadline is February 12, 2021.
  • UAB Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) Application deadline is February 12, 2021.
  • UAB HudsonAlpha Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine (SURE-GM): Alabama Residents Only Application deadline is February 12, 2021.
  • UAB Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funded Program (VIRTUAL FOR 2021) 
    • Application can be accessed through
  • UAB Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
    • Application can be accessed through
  • UAB Short Term Research Experience for Under-Represented Persons (STEP-UP)
    • Application can be accessed through

COVID-19: We continue to monitor changes in CDC and state COVID-19 guidelines related to travel, student housing, and COVID-19 testing/vaccinations. Updates will be provided on our website and through email correspondences to applicants.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.
Randy L Seay Randy L Seay, MA, MPA, MPH | Associate Director Physician Scientist Development OfficeUAB | The University of Alabama at BirminghamSHEL 121 | 1825 University Blvd | Birmingham, AL 35294-2182P: 205.934.4092 | F: 205.975.8427 |

ATP BIO REU in Biopreservation Technologies

REU students will work in a university research lab on a project related to ATP-Bio’s science and technology along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor. Each student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. The program features professional and skill development opportunities, as well as social activities.

Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021
Locations: UMN (virtual) and MGH (in-person)
Duration: 10 weeks
Stipend: $5,000*
*for in-person projects, a travel and housing stipend is also provided
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Apply Here!

CQII AIDS Institute Summer Internship

Since its inception in 2004, the Center for Quality Improvement & Innovation (CQII) has provided leadership and support in quality improvement for federally funded HIV providers (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients), which includes state and city health departments as well as ambulatory health care clinics nationwide. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest federal program focusing exclusively on HIV/AIDS care, provides funding for ongoing HIV care to over 550,000 individuals, serving more than half of persons living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States.


The proposed submission deadline is February 2021. An application link will be released in mid January 2021.

Position Title:

CQII Summer Intern

Estimated Salary/Stipend:

Paid Internships are available: approximately $15 per hour (no benefits)

Start/End Date:

Start Date: June 7, 2021

Proposed End Date: August 13, 2021

[exact dates to be negotiated]


~ 8 weeks


Rising Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

MPH students with a practicum expectation


The CQII Summer Interns will assist CQII in its efforts to improve the quality of HIV care around the nation. The individuals will participate in assigned projects, which could include the following activities:

  • Assist in the national improvement collaborative (create+equity Collaborative), including support and documentation of virtual affinity sessions
  • Assist in the further development of virtual classrooms on specific quality improvement topics
  • Assist in the development of abstracts and presentations for upcoming HIV or quality improvement conferences, as well as training materials, web content, and other materials for publication
  • Conduct literature searches on key quality of care issues; topics to be determined
  • Assist in and provide ongoing support for a number of ongoing CQII projects
  • Work on other related projects as needed

Documentation Needed:

Cover Letter, Resume

Posting Date:

Starting January 1, applications (Cover Letter and Resume) should be sent via email to Kehmisha Reid at.

Application Deadline:

Usually mid February


Usually March – April


CQII Website

CQII Public Health Specialist Job

CQII is integrated into the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and its offices are located at 90 Church Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Categories of Work:

Public Health, Health and Medicine, Research, Education, Non-Profit/Government, Quality Improvement


The proposed submission deadline is February 2021. An application link will be released in mid January 2021.

Position Title:

Public Health Specialist I

Estimated Salary/Stipend:

Approximately $45,000 per annum (with health insurance)

Start Date:

Flexible, after graduation until late August – to be negotiated, usually mid-August


Usually 10-months (August thru June)


Minimum expectations include the completion of a Bachelor


The CQII Public Health Specialist I will assist CQII in its efforts to improve the quality of HIV care around the nation. The individual will participate in assigned projects which could include the following activities:

  • – Assist in the implementation of a national quality improvement collaborative sponsored by the HIV/AIDS Bureau that focuses on social determinants of health.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of best practices from HIV providers across the United States and highlight them for further diffusion among HIV providers
  • Assist in data collection efforts across various performance measurement databases and conduct extensive data analyses
  • Conduct literature searches that will inform CQII and its federal funder to plan future activities
  • Write a wide variety of CQII materials, such as concept papers, marketing materials, success stories, website content, and other materials for publication
  • Assist in the further development of CQII’s website and social media presence
  • Assist in and provide ongoing support for a number of ongoing projects
  • Work on other related projects, as needed

Documentation Needed:

Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Resume

Posting Date:

Usually January – February

Application Deadline:

Usually mid February; deadline Feb. 15th


Usually March – April

Apply Here

Interested in community medicine?

Keck Graduate Institute’s new Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) is open! Start your application here.

The MSCM program is the first to be offered within KGI’s School of Medicine. This program is focused on preparing students to have meaningful roles in safety net community clinics, federally qualified health centers, public health departments, healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and industries that serve those communities. All courses will be taught online and allow students to gain real-world, community-based experiences in their own communities!

A full tuition waiver will be provided to the first cohort of 20 students! Submit your online application by the March 15, 2021 priority deadline for full consideration.

Have additional questions? Click here to schedule an individual meeting with an admissions counselor. In the meantime, learn more about the program and Dr. Lawrence’s commitment to community medicine.

Predental Student Job Opportunity

Rojas Family Dental in Minneapolis is in need of an employee who is bilingual in English and Spanish ideally with an interest in dentistry. This is a paid position and previous experience is not necessary, willing to train. Primary duties will be as patient care coordinator (scheduling, accepting payments, confirming phone calls, explaining treatment plans). There will be some operatory turnover, sterilization, and chairside assisting as well. Hours are Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5, Monday 12-7 and Tuesday 12-7. There may be some flexibility in the hours. Please only inquire if you are fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish; this is an essential skill for the position. Please contact Dr. Christie Berkseth-Rojas at