Friday, January 19, 2018

Research Opportunity for Alums: Within the Northwell Health System

Hello, I am a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research which is part of the Northwell Health System located in Manhasset, NY.  We are looking to expand our program and bring on new and recent college graduates who are interested in clinical research, biostatistics, informatics and/or research administration. Visiting Scholars provide project management support while working closely with experienced clinicians, researchers, and administrative staff. Participation provides a unique opportunity for Visiting Scholars to interact with medical school faculty and staff in a high-acuity healthcare environment while developing mentor-mentee relationships to help them prepare for a career in medicine. 

Please contact Justin Underwood at for more information!

Opportunity: Winthrop- LIDA Doula Project (Click flyer to zoom)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Opportunity: Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Application DUE 2/15

Eligibility Requirements

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Not have previously participated in the program.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
  • Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.

Submit Application Materials

Applications will only be reviewed by designated program sites once the National Program Office processes the following materials in accordance with the admissions guidelines:
  1. The online SHPEP application, which includes one essay prompt (Personal Statement Guidelines). An AAMC account is required to access the application. Register for an AAMC account if you do not already have one.
  2. One official transcript from every U.S., U.S. Territorial, or Canadian post-secondary institution attended sent directly by the institution’s registrar’s office. Please review the Transcript Requirements section for more information.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a qualified reference. Please review the Recommendation Requirements section for more information.
You can use the optional Application Checklist to ensure that you have completed all of the required steps to apply to SHPEP.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy 2018, Welcome Back and Spring Pre-Health Overview Sessions!

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We hope everyone had a rejuvenating and restful break! 

Happy and Healthy 2018 to all!

A new semester means new Pre-Health Overview Sessions!

Thursday 1/18 in Diana 308 at 12noon-1:30pm

Friday 2/2 in 105 Milbank at 12noon-1:30pm

Tuesday 2/13 in 105 Milbank at 3pm-4pm

Please RSVP in your AdviseStream calendars

Learn more about Pre-Health Overview Sessions and Making an AdviseStream account

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Employment Opportunity at Emergency Medical Associates (EMA)

Good Morning,

I am reaching out with the aim to inform aspiring Healthcare Professionals of the opportunities Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) has to offer. Our Clinical Information Manager (CIM) / Medical Scribe position is a great way to gain clinical experience with patient exposure. We have full-time, part-time and per diem positions available for current students and alumni throughout New Jersey and New York. 

Those that are interested are encouraged to visit our website and apply at  I am also available to answer questions by phone/email.

Thank you,

Brittany Chierico
Recruiter - Clinical Information Managers

Monday, December 18, 2017

Event: FlexMed Facebook Live Chat with current FlexMed students!

We are hosting a FlexMed Facebook Live Chat tomorrowDecember 19th at 12pm EST to provide prospective students the opportunity to hear from FlexMed accepted students so they can answer questions about the program, their experience after acceptance, etc. Students can view tomorrow’s livechat by following the link below:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Opportunity: NYU Emergency Department Research Associate Internship - Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

About the program:

The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department. The program offers the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. This school-year long or summer intensive unpaid research internship will expose participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical research investigations occurring in the Emergency Departments of Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and NYU Lutheran.

RA interns will develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring through the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine. They will be taught how to collect and enter data, and maintain databases. RA interns will participate in laboratory meetings and gain Principal Investigator mentorship and/or shadowing experiences. RA interns will also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses. This experience permits RA interns to be exposed to new and innovative research, and develop a comprehensive understanding of clinical research.


The RA Internship is a very demanding program and requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. Fall-Spring RA interns can expect to work at least two, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a total of 10 hours per week during the length of the school year. Summer RA Interns are required to commit to at least four, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.

RA interns are also expected to attend study meetings when new research studies are starting in the ED.

Shifts take place each day of the week, including weekends, in four-hour time blocks. The first shift is 8am-12pm, and the last is 8pm-12am.

Application Instructions:

We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of the RA Internship and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program. We encourage applications not only from students with a strong interest in healthcare (aspiring doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, and clinical social workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply. Though research experience is preferred, it is not necessary.

To be considered for the Research Associate Internship program, students must submit two letters of recommendation and complete an online application form. The link to the application form can be found HERE. Before submitting the online form, please also download the Schedule Template Form and attach it to your application.

We are actively recruiting SPANISH and NON-SPANISH speaking Research Associates. For SPANISH-speaking applicants, please indicate your level of proficiency in your application.

Letters of Recommendation must be written and directly sent in by a non-relative. Letters cannot be faxed and must include a completed Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet and physical signature. Letters should be e-mailed either to Michelle Shum at or sent in a signed-and-sealed envelope, and mailed to:

Michelle Shum
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Application Timelines:

We do accept applications year-round, but we usually only accept students into the program to begin in the Fall-Spring or Summer sessions. Students may be accepted to begin in the Spring term or may be placed on a waiting list dependent on the number of research opportunities available.

The ACADEMIC YEAR-LONG INTERNSHIP begins September 1st and ends May 31st of the following year. Students interested in applying for the academic year internship must submit their application materials and letters of recommendation by March 31st of the same year they'd like to enter the program. (e.g. Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Applicants MUST submit their completed application and letters by MARCH, 31, 2018).

The SUMMER INTERNSHIP begins June 1st and ends August 31st. Students interested in applying for the summer internship must submit their application materials and letters of recommendation by January 24th of the same year they'd like to enter the program. (i.e. Summer 2018 Applicants MUST submit their completed application by January 24th, 2018). 

For questions or concerns, you may visit our website for more details or contact Michelle Shum at

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Announcement: Study Rooms!

The Study Rooms Schedule has been confirmed for the following dates:
 December 13 thru December 21     8am-11pm   Barnard Hall   Rooms 406 and 407. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Event: M.S. in Bioethics - Information Session Dec. 13

Join us for an information session to learn more about Columbia's Master's degree in Bioethics.
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COLUMBIA SPS - Bioethics

 12:00 PM EST

During this information session, Academic Director Robert Klitzman will define bioethics and illustrate the field with examples, introduce the new online master’s program option, discuss the range of courses available, and describe the application process and program experience.


If you have any questions about the
program or the application process, please
contact the Office of Enrollment Management at

School of Professional Studies
Columbia University
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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