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Pre-Health Newsletter: February 4, 2021

Pre-Health Advising

If you are looking for virtual pre-health shadowing opportunities, I have added some additional resources to the URGO website this week.

URGO has extended the Phase 1 summer research application deadline to February 16th. The Phase 2 application deadline is now due March 1st. This change is to give students more time to find a research mentor and to work with them to write a strong application. Visit URGO’s website for resources on finding off-campus research opportunities as well.

Aisha Mohamed, ’16 Biology, will speak on the intersection of religion and science. Aisha, a second-year medical student at the University of Minnesota, will explore ethical issues raised by advances in science. Register in advance for this webinar.

Walgreen’s Virtual Career Fair

February 6, 2021 – 10:00am-12pm CT

You may choose to attend at any time during the time frame. During the career fair, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with recruiters and learn more about your position of interest, company culture and more!

Immediate needs for: 

  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Healthcare Customer Service Associate – Designated Hitters
  • Shift Leads
  • Customer Service Associates

Part Time, Full Time and Temporary Positions

Register Here

MScBMI Seminar Series

Transforming the Way Researchers Share Data

February 10, 2021

Join MScBMI lecturer Dr. Volchenboum on Wednesday, February 10 at 5pm. CT for a discussion on how the utility of data collection and analysis in improving cancer survival rates.

Register Here

MScBMI Online Application Workshop

February 16, 2021

Take your career to the next level with a degree in biomedical informatics. Join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 5pm. CT for an online application workshop to learn about our program, admission requirements, and more.

Register Here

History and Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine Webinar

Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8pm (PST) WesternU COMP-Northwest will host our next monthly pre-med series event. Western University of Health Sciences is a graduate health sciences university located in Pomona, CA and Lebanon, OR.

Join Dr. Ed Goering, Assistant Professor of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at COMP-Northwest and a group of current medical students as they lead prospective students through a presentation, demonstration and discussion on the history and current practice of OMM/NMM.

Register Here

Minnesota Private Colleges’ Fall Career and Internship Fair

Thursday, February 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm, virtual

Looking for a job or internship in 2021? Many employers are hiring now.

  • Register for the February 25th virtual MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship career fair on Handshake to network with employers and find an opportunity that is right for you.
  • Resumes are encouraged! Meet with a Strommen Peer Advisor during virtual drop-ins Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 11a.m–12p.m. & 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm to work on your resume. Virtual drop-in link https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91992533835.
  • Register in Handshake to attend a Strommen Job Fair Prep Session.

ICOM SOMA ShaDOw Day

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) Chapter will host its second annual ShaDOw Day virtual event on Saturday, Feb. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. (MST) via WebEx.

Schedule (MST)

9 am: Welcome

9:10 am: SOMA and Osteopathic Medicine Introduction

9:30 am: Admissions Presentation

10:00 am: OMM Demonstration

10:25 am: Student Panel

12:30 pm: Wrap up & Last Questions

Once you’ve submitted your RSVP, you will receive an email from Webex with a link to join.

RSVP Here

AAMC Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals who, without this aid, would find it difficult to take the MCAT, apply to medical schools that use AMCAS, and fulfill other application obligations. The 2021 Fee Assistance Program application opens Feb. 8, 2021.

There is a webinar on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. to learn about the 2021 AAMC Fee Assistance Program and how medical school applicants can save over $2,000 through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program! This 60-minute webinar will cover the 2021 Fee Assistance Program benefits, eligibility requirements, the application process, and include time for Q&A. Register here.

C3 COVID Corps

The Central Corridor Anchor Partnership, a group of colleges, universities (including Augsburg University, hospitals, health care, and other partner organizations, and their C3 program is currently recruiting students who are in a health care track to be part of a COVID corps.

Healthcare employers in the Twin Cities urgently need you to fill nursing assistant, call center, and helper roles.
• Most jobs generally start between $15-18 per hour
• Flexible, part-time opportunities available
• Work more than 20 hours per week and receive tuition reimbursement for some roles
• Safety – healthcare employers are employing best practice safety measures for in-person employees
• Gain work experience, build your resume, and launch your healthcare career at M Health Fairview, Regions/HealthPartners, or Hennepin Health
APPLY to the COVID Corps through Central Corridor College (C3) Fellows
Guaranteed intake interview: You will receive personalized support in connecting with an employer to
fill an urgent-need healthcare role.
Learn more about free nursing assistant training resources here:
https://www.esns.org/nursingassistant
https://emerge-mn.org/career-training/
https://www.capiusa.org/services/economic-empowerment/
https://clues.org/services/economic-empowerment/career-trainings/

Rosalind Franklin University Virtual Open House

The faculty and staff of Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) invite you to attend our Virtual Open House on Saturday, February 6. This event is an excellent opportunity to get to know RFUMS and see how our graduate health professions and science programs can help you advance your career.

Why attend an RFU Virtual Open House?
1. Engage with faculty and staff about programs that interest you.
2. Discover how our interprofessional curriculum uniquely prepares students for success.
3. Gain insight into the application process.

Virtual Open House
Saturday, February 6
9AM-2PM CST

Register Here

Mayo College of Medicine and Science Spring Open House

Starting in February and ending in May, Mayo is hosting virtual sessions including, Influencer, Q & A with current students, Information, and Inside Look sessions.

For more information, including specific session dates and registration, follow the link below.

Open House/Virtual Spring 2021 Sessions

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a hands-on challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to research healthy habits for good mental health; commit to one healthy habit for 21 days; and develop either an infographic or podcast detailing the research and experience. The infographic or podcast should discuss your healthy habit and why other students should (or should not) use your method to better their own mental health. Your infographic or podcast could win you a $5,000 scholarship! The deadline for submitting your entry to this competition is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and winners will be announced in late April.

Mayo Clinic Med School 101

The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will be offering Med School 101 this year. It will be a virtual event held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

Topics that will be covered:

This is a free half-day informational seminar for college students to learn general information about medical school. Students will receive tips on:

  • How to prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Improve their application & interview skills
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Interact with a panel of medical students
  • Updates on our Diversity and Inclusion initiative
  • Simulation Center Experience

Registration information will be available on or around March 10th.