Friday, January 20, 2017

Announcement: Pre-Health Summer Opportunity Database is now up!

Summer is a wonderful time to engage in meaningful experiences that provide an opportunity for growth and exploration!
Click the link below to find selected programs tailored for pre-health students! 
These programs include clinical, research, and volunteer experiences. 
Check back weekly, as we will be updating the database often. 
Please note many deadlines are ongoing, and deadlines and requirements are subject to change. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Employment Opportunity: Part-Time Office Manager at Family Medical Practice

Position Title: Part-Time Office Manager at Family Medical Practice

Organization: Rebecca Elmaleh, M.D. (212) 253-2488

Time Commitment: 12-16 hours per week. TO BE CONSIDERED: Candidate MUST have at least one full day available between Monday and Wednesday starting in June. We will provide intense, on-the-job training for the right candidate, so scheduling is flexible before June.  

Desired Start Date: ASAP

Desired End Date: January 2018 at least

Compensation: Starting at $16/hour with rapid increase with performance and length of time at job

Job Description: Dr. Rebecca Elmaleh is seeking a post-bac, graduate student, or undergraduate junior or senior to be a part-time office manager for her private medical practice which integrates family medicine and homeopathy. Job responsibilities includes scheduling and confirming appointments, handing calls and emails, interacting with patients and managing the waiting room, maintaining office inventory, and providing Dr. Elmaleh with administrative support as needed. We will provide intensive training for the right candidate.

Requirements: Candidate must be warm, personable, and have some customer service experience. Must be able to multi-task and handle a fast-paced environment. Prior administrative experience a plus but not required.

Expectations: Minimum commitment of 1 year. However, candidates committing to 1.5 to 2 years will be given priority.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Conference Event: Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University April 22-23 2017

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
14th annual conference


Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by January 31 for a highly reduced registration rate (30% lower than full rate)

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 22-23, 2017, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Register for GHIC
Conference ScheduleApply to PresentInnovation Prize
Learn from 250 speakers. Keynote addresses include Vanessa Kerry, Jeffrey Sachs, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, and Leana Wen. See the confirmed 2017 conference speakers.
Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! January 20 is the next 250-word abstract submission deadline.  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.
The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2017 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.

Summer Opportunity: NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Progream (SCIP)

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Are you interested in being a part of the future of healthcare?  Join other college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine for a summer of intensive, hands- on learning in a dynamic hospital setting.

As a student in the NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP) you can gain hands-on patient care experience and exposure to unique educational opportunities that will further your understanding of healthcare.  

Our Mission 
SCIP coordinators structure the program to allow a carefully selected group of summer college students to communicate directly with patients, offering support and assistance as needed. The students enhance the quality of care patients receive and become an integral part of the healthcare team. In addition, SCIP seeks to augment the education of future health practitioners by exposing them to real world healthcare situations, guiding them to become competent, compassionate healers.

SCIP Activities
As a SCIP participant, you will have:
  • Direct interactions with patients and professional staff, 12 hours a week
  • Assigned reading on humanistic medicine, with weekly group discussions
  • Lectures by healthcare practitioners designed specifically for the SCIP group
  • Small group discussions with healthcare practitioners
  • Networking opportunities with fellow SCIP participants
  • The opportunity for a more extensive experience, with additional shifts available in theResident Evaluation Program and other special projects  

Who Should Apply
We are looking for committed and well-rounded college students in health career and nursing programs who are interested in an intense hospital experience that will enrich both their current education and their professional future.

Program Requirements
  • The program runs for eight to 10 consecutive weeks. SCIP volunteers must commit to giving 12 hours of patient care service each week (96 hours in total), in addition to attendance at lectures, discussion groups and other experiences. Because this is a highly structured and scheduled program, students will not be granted any time off.
  • All participants will be required to attend orientation on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5pm
  • All participants must be available either Monday or Wednesday afternoons for weekly group discussions
  • In addition, there are several other training sessions required for specific placements. 
Mandatory orientation will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 5pm. Applicants should ensure that they are able to attend before submitting an application. The program will commence the week of Monday, June 12th

How to Apply
SCIP is a highly competitive program, with limited positions available. Be sure to highlight your interests and achievements in the "About you" section of the application.  
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge every applicant. Only those selected for an interview will receive an email acknowledgement. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, starting the first week of February through the end of March. 

Deadline for applications is February 1 at Noon.
Click here to submit your online application.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an unofficial transcript and resume.

Amanda Niazov, Associate Director
Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 
Office: 718.780.5397 ext. 103
Fax: 718.780.3414

Glide Year Opportunity: Hospital for Special Surgery seeking full-time Clinical Research Coordinator

Position Description

The Research Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has an opening for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator position starting in May-June 2017. 

The coordinator will work in the Rheumatology Division and be responsible for the SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Registry

Responsibilities include; 
  • Preparation and submission of periodic documents and reports as required by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study protocol. 
  • Work closely with nurses and physicians to identify suitable study candidates and screen and enroll patients into the study, having obtained prior informed consent. 
  • Follow patients over time and extract data from records in order to complete the case report forms. 
  • Process blood samples according to the established protocol and maintain the repository of biological samples. 
  • The Research Coordinator will enter study related data into the web-based data entry system and will extract data from the database and perform basic statistical analysis. And will also perform other job-related duties as required.
Please Contact: Aislinn Crank for more info

Event: Barnard Network of Pre-Medical Students Volunteer Fair on Friday, Jan 27th 12pm-2pm in Diana Event Oval

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Summer Clinical Opportunity: NYU Project Healthcare, Application due Feb 5th.

Come to NPMS's Volunteer Fair on Friday, January 27th from 12-2pm in the Diana Oval Room and talk to students that have previously participated in the program. The form below will be available at the fair.

Summer Research Opportunity: Penn Medicine Summer Programs

Event: “A Day in the Life: A Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine”

Registration Link:
Registration will open on
January 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
We look forward to seeing your students at Perelman in the New Year! Please email us at or call 215-898-8002 for additional information.

Veterinary Opportunity: University of Bristol Destination Vet Summer School - July 2017

Glide Year Opportunity: Online-Only Master of Science in Bioethics

Columbia's Bioethics Master of Science Program Launches Online-Only Option!
Columbia's Bioethics Master of Science Program Launches Online-Only Option!
We're excited to announce an online-only option for students pursuing a Master's degree in Bioethics. Like the on-campus option, the online program will feature rigorous coursework, world-class instruction by Columbia faculty, as well as career and professional development.
Online, students have weekly live web classroom meetings with professors and use a highly collaborative and interactive social learning platform to connect with their instructors and fellow students. Additionally, students participate in discussion groups, collaborative, and independent coursework, and prerecorded videos.
For more information, sign up for an online information session with esteemed Bioethics Program Director Robert Klitzman, MD on Monday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Monday, January 23 | 6:00 PM EST | Online
Program director Dr. Robert Klitzman will present along with admissions representatives to provide curriculum, application, and enrollment information. Audience questions are answered during the online forum.
Bioethics at Columbia University
Columbia's programs in Bioethics, which are ideal for physicians, nurses, lawyers, IRB professionals, pre-medical and pre-law students, journalists, and others, include the master's program, which can be taken on-campus or online, the online Certification of Professional Achievement, and individual online courses. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available for any program option.
Students study with faculty from across the University, drawing on the extraordinary resources of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, and Columbia's Department of Psychiatry. Through elective coursework on campus, students may study with faculty from the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing, International and Public Affairs, and Arts and Sciences.
Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
Columbia University
Robert Klitzman, Program Director
Klitzman is the director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, and is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and is the director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center.