Monday, June 19, 2017

Penn Dental Medicine Pre-Dental Academy

Hello Pre-Dental! 

Less than TWO WEEKS left to Register. Limited spots available!

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) would like the invite you to our inaugural summer Pre-Dental Academy. This event will be held on July 21-July 23. We are holding this event to help YOU, the Pre-Dental student, become a better applicant for dental school and also to introduce you and show you around our dental school and interact with our students. 

By attending this event, you’ll get a glimpse of what it feels like to be a dental student with brief student-led lectures and hands-on lab work on SaturdayOn Sunday, we will be explaining you through speakers and breakout sessions the intricacies of the DAT, the AADSAS application, and Interviews. We hope to help you as much as possible to get into any dental school! And on Friday evening, we will be having a meet and greet with our students so come hang out.

More information including a breakdown of each day’s events are within the TicketLeap event page with the link below. There are two payment options for which you can choose. The first being if you live within the area or prefer to find your own accommodations, the base fee for the weekend is $60 and will cover your food, supplies, and fees. Or if you are coming from far away and wish to stay at our local Sheraton University hotel hassle-free with a discounted group rate, the payment will be $245 and will include the $60 fees. If you wish to come with someone you know, we can pair you up with them in that 2 person room, otherwise, we will pair you up with someone of the same sex. Lastly, we are offering a social event for that Saturday to a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game as an additional purchase, so please consider that, where you will be able to further interact with dental students. 

If you have ANY questions or concerns at all, please feel free to contact me at this email: 

Thank you and we hope you consider attending Penn ASDA’s Pre-Dental Weekend Academy. It’s going to be really informational and of course, a lot of fun!


David Liberman

Opportunity: NYU Emergency Department Research Associate Internship - Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Research Associate Internship

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, enter and analyze 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.
Successful in-state RA interns who commit to at least a school-year will be eligible to apply to become Chief RAs. Chief RAs are expected to commit to 12 hours/week and assist in training and orienting new RA interns. Chief RAs work closely with PIs and/or their Research Coordinator to fulfill and help meet the respective project's deliverables. RA chiefs will also have the opportunity to continue clinical volunteering within the ED.
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. We accept applications year-round, but only accept students into the program to begin in the Fall-Spring and Summer sessions. 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 Process


The application cycle for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Internship is now OPEN. All application materials including letters must be submitted by Friday, June 30th, 2017. The Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Internship will take place during the following time frame: September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018. Please download the Schedule Template Form Here.

*Summer 2018 Research Associate Internship Application will open in January 2018*

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

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.
Two letters of recommendation are required in order for your application to be reviewed. 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
462 First Avenue, Suite A345
New York, NY 10016

For questions or concerns, you may contact Michelle Shum at