Thursday, August 22, 2019

Explore SUNY Optometry

SUNY Optometry will host a number of in-person and online events for prospective applicants this fall. For those who are interested in pursuing a career in optometry, or simply want to learn more, please check out these great offerings!

  • Tour Tuesdays - Excellent opportunity to tour our state of the art facilities, interact with current students, meet with an admissions representative, and enjoy an afternoon in the highly acclaimed Bryant Park. 
    • Upcoming dates: Tuesdays - October 15th, November 19th, and December 17th, 2019; 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register Here
  • Optometry Virtual Fair - meet with Admissions and Financial Aid staff for the opportunity to ask individual questions on the application process.
    • Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2019; 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    • Register here

  • 'Explore SUNY' webinar - Learn more about our Doctor of  Optometry program, dual OD/MS and OD/PhD programs, MBA certificate program, and an overview of the admissions process. 
    • Dates: we are flexible for hosting an individual webinar with your institution's pre-health/pre-optometry club per request
    • Register here
  • Health Professions Week (HPW) - HPW2019 is a series of events, woven together to give students meaningful insight to a path to a healthcare profession – and parents and educators are invited to learn more, too.  There any many events during HPW – so participants can choose what content matters to them.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Part-Time Patient Outcomes Volunteer, Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care

Dr. Christopher Kellner, faculty neurosurgeon and Director of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program at Mount Sinai, and Dr. Neha Dangayach, neurointensivist and Co-Director of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, are seeking students to join the Patient Outcomes Program and assist with patient follow-up calls to collect data on quality of life, functional outcomes, resilience and spirituality. 
Volunteers will have the opportunity to follow and learn about a patient’s course during their stay in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit due to a neuroemergency and in the year after discharge from the hospital. If interested, volunteers will be able to shadow Dr. Kellner in the clinic when patients return to the hospital for follow-up visits. If interested, students will have the opportunity to be involved in other ongoing projects be listed as authors on abstracts submitted by the research team.
Responsibilities include:
·         Making follow-up calls to patients at one-month intervals after hospital stay
·         Following-up with patients after discharge
·         If interested, meeting the patients in person during their clinical follow-up visits
Position Requirements
·         Experience working with patients in a clinical environment
·         Knowledge of Spanish a plus
·         Interest in learning more about a patient’s journey in the hospital and after discharge
Time Commitment
Preferred start time: Weekly requirement of minimum 5 hours a week, with the possibility for flexible scheduling and/or working from home. 

Minimum one semester, with opportunity to continue for additional semesters. This position could lead to a full time employment offer after graduation.
To apply, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to both Ian Cossentino ( and Nicki Mohammadi ( with the subject line "Patient Outcomes Volunteer." If applicable, please highlight your level of Spanish language in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received. 

Deadline for submission: September 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

DO Education Conference for Students

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Pre-SOMA conference this year on Saturday, September 28th on our Biddeford campus in Maine. This event will run from 8 AM to 4 PM. The theme of this conference is “So you want to be a DOctor?”. We here at UNE COM are excited to host students, advisors, colleagues from osteopathic medical schools, and guests.

Registration is now open for this event (see the flyer below!)
Registration can be completed here:

The registration deadline will be September 20th, 2019.

Please contact the Office of Recruitment, Student and Alumni Services at if you have any additional questions.

Clinical Opportunity: WALLE Program at NYP Hospitals

New York-Presbyterian hospitals are recruiting college students over the age of 18, to serve as WALLE interns in the NYP/ Columbia Ambulatory Care Network clinics and emergency departments. WALLE interns help patients complete clinical and social determinant screenings prior to their visit, assist patients to identify community resources available to address their social needs, and support patients with general health education. Interns are required to commit to at least one full academic semester (4-5 months), working at least 8 hours per week during weekdays. Interns will be provided with training on health literacy, social determinants of health, motivational interviewing, and patient interaction. Those that complete 256 hours per semester will be provided a stipend. We are continuously seeking interns throughout the year, with a preference for those that are bilingual in Spanish, Arabic, or French. This is one of the best opportunities for interested students as they will obtain direct patient interaction experience and earn a stipend while also making valuable connections with healthcare professionals.

For a brief description of the program, click here.

To access the application, click here.

Please note that you must be logged into a Barnard Gmail account in order to access the links above.

New Campus Resource: FLI Support Group

The Student Success Program and Furman Counseling will be launching a support group specifically for first-generation and/or low-income students this fall semester. See the flyer below for details!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Yeshiva University EMT Course

This Fall 2019, the Yeshiva University EMS club is organizing an emergency medical technician (EMT) course for undergraduate students. Getting to network with passionate pre-health students from other universities in the NYC area will be a great experience, and the medical skills and clinical exposure will look great on any pre-health resume! ALSO, THE COURSE IS ONLY 15 SUNDAYS!

The course will take place for 15 Sundays from September 9th -January 16th at the midtown campus located at 245 Lexington Avenue, located in the heart of NYC. 
The cost of the course is $1,500. 
(If finances are an issue, there are many volunteer ambulance/fire organizations that will pay for your course in return for becoming an active member! Seek out your local agencies for more details. In addition, the NYS Department of Health can issue a ~700$ voucher through a NY volunteer ambulance/fire organization to help pay for the course!)

With previous courses run in the past, we have found this schedule to be most ideal for university students. Understanding the difficulty of taking an EMT course while in school, we would like to open up this opportunity to other university students in the New York City area. 

Course Date:
Select Sundays from 09/09/19 - 01/16/20
There will be no classes on Jewish Holidays

Please signup if you are interested and want more information. 

Research Opportunity: Neuroscience

The Losonczy Lab is currently accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Intern positions. The lab uses cutting edge two-photon laser scanning imaging to measure neuronal activity in head-fixed, awake mice running on a treadmill and studies place cell representation and formation. Student interns will be working with postdoctoral scientist Dr. Adrian Negrean. Dr. Negrean’s project involves two-photon imaging of dendritic membrane potential and synaptic activity using voltage and glutamate sensors in hippocampal CA1 area pyramidal cells of mice running on a treadmill. All students with a strong background or interest in neuroscience, optics, mechanical design, computer science (Python programming), molecular biology and physics are encouraged to apply. Previous laboratory experience is encouraged, but not required. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but please apply at your earliest convenience, as positions may quickly be filled. This is a great opportunity for any students looking for publication opportunities. 

Job Description
  • Train head-fixed mice to run on custom-made treadmills for non-operant tasks and imaging
  • Perform surgical procedures (cannula implants) to provide a viable window for electroporation and imaging
  • Reconstruct the 3D morphologies of neurons and contribute to data segmentation and analysis
  • Stain tissue samples with immunofluorescent markers for confocal imaging
  • Stereotactic viral injections to express fluorescent proteins in the brain
  • Mechanical/optical design of instrumentation using Autodesk Inventor
  • Molecular cloning of plasmids
  • Programming and analysis of data
Ideal Candidate
  • Strong background and/or interest in biology, neuroscience, computer science (Python programming), and/or physics
  • Able to commit 8 to 12 hours per week
  • Organized and responsible, able to keep clear training, surgical, and experimental records
  • Previous laboratory experience is encouraged, but not required
  • Can work closely with the research team to maximize productivity
If you are interested in this position, please apply at the following link: Competitive candidates will be contacted for a laboratory tour and/or an interview with Dr. Adrian Negrean shortly. More information on the laboratory can be found at: Images from the project have also been attached below.

Questions? Contact Claire Kim at

Monday, August 5, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Clinical Research at CUMC

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Columbia University Medical Center is seeking an undergraduate volunteer to shadow and assist with research-related activities. This opportunity would involve working with clinicians on research projects specifically related to diabetes and obesity, and could also be an opportunity to shadow members of our division and learn more about the field of Pediatric Endocrinology. The volunteer position would involve reporting to the Columbia Medical Campus at 168th street in Manhattan for a few hours a week. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

If you are interested, please reach out to Claire Burghard, Barnard Class of 2019, at (and cc her Barnard email,, with an attached resume. She is happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant, Primary Care

Administrative Assistant for Direct Primary Care Medical Practice (HIV Prevention &
Treatment, Gay Men’s Health, Travel Medicine) in Greenwich Village, NYC

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming and providing incredible customer
service to our patients, taking charge of administrative tasks, and assisting the doctor with the
multifaceted challenges of the healthcare industry.

We are the first Direct Primary Care micropractice in NYC – where the primary focus is on the
importance of the doctor-patient relationship. You will work closely with the doctor in this small,
friendly, human-centered medical practice. We specialize in HIV treatment and prevention, Gay
Men’s health, and Travel Medicine. The doctor has previously volunteered with Doctors Without
Borders, and has a teaching appointment at Columbia and NYU Medical schools.

The position will provide a great opportunity for those interested in the healthcare/mental health
professions (pre-med, post-bacc, pre-nursing, pre-PA, pre-therapist/psychology/social work,
studying for MCATs or USMLEs, etc.), and could be an excellent resume builder for medical
school/graduate school. You will have a chance to see the doctor-patient relationship up-close.
Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus, but not necessary.

We are extremely interested in hiring a college graduate who is taking a gap year prior to
attending/applying to medical school or other healthcare/mental health graduate school

Full-time hours, Monday through Friday. Target start date is mid-September 2019 (flexible).
Please email your resume to us at
For more information about the practice, please visit

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Provide incredible customer service to every patient
  • Greet and welcome patients to the office
  • Maintain absolute patient confidentiality and discretion in accordance with policy as well
  • as HIPAA requirements
  • Answer phone calls, emails, questions, etc. in a prompt and polite manner
  • Manage patient scheduling, onboard new patients, and manage new patient inquiries
  • Handle payments accurately and responsibly
  • Accurately enter patient information and scan, update, and file medical records
  • Communicate with patients, pharmacies, laboratories and other offices under doctor’s
  • guidance
  • Assist patients with paperwork and healthcare bureaucracy challenges
  • Coordinate laboratory specimens for send-out
  • Help maintain a clean, courteous, and professional working environment
  • Organize and maintain supplies
  • Assist doctor with appropriate clinical matters when necessary
  • Possibly assist with website and small research/writing projects
  • Possibly assist with phlebotomy


  • Interest in the healthcare/mental health professions (e.g. pre-med, post-bacc,
  • pre-nursing, pre-PA, pre-therapist/psychology/social work, etc.)
  • Interest in HIV Treatment and Prevention, Gay Men’s Health, Travel Medicine,
  • Humanism in Medicine
  • Undergraduate degree in any field
  • Friendly and can-do attitude with patients and coworkers, and a great sense of humor
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, a team player, and a flexible/adaptable nature to work in a continuously
  • evolving environment
  • Computer/IT proficiency
  • Ability to speak Mandarin a plus, but not necessary


  • Opportunity to put your idealism into action by helping a historically medically
  • underserved community
  • Resume-building opportunity to gain exposure to the healthcare profession
  • Opportunity for pre-health mentoring
  • Friendly and kind office environment
  • Pay rate $15-$18/hour depending on candidate experience
  • Paid time off
  • Beautiful and historic Greenwich Village location
  • Opportunity to study in the case of occasional downtime (MCATs, USMLEs, post-bacc
  • courses, etc.)

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to, and do not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion,
creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender
status), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, marital
status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

RowanSOM Campus Tour - 8/15/19

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) will be hosting a campus tour on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 1-3pm. This will be the last on-campus event of the summer where students and parents can learn about exciting changes, growth and expansion taking place at RowanSOM which will enhance the student experience and outcomes.

RowanSOM's campus tour is a great opportunity for prospective students to visit our campus and see how we D.O.! Students can register today to learn about our new integrative curriculum, see a demonstration of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, hear from a student panel, tour our campus facilities, and speak to admissions reps one on one.

Registration is recommended prior to attending as space is limited. We will confirm registrations the week of the event. We are excited to see you and look forward to sharing more about the RowanSOM community!

Questions? Contact Nigel James at or 856-566-7050.