Pre-Health Opportunities

Welcome to the Pre-Health Opportunities Page! Here, you will find information for pre-health students that ranges from Hopkins programming, to webinars, to medical school open houses. We hope you find these resources helpful as you explore the health professions and pursue your academic and career interests. Happy reading!

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Handshake for Bridge Year Jobs
Students--If you're looking for bridge/gap year jobs, check out Handshake! Click on this link for a growing list of opportunities!
Appointments with Advisors Available!Have you already attended pre-health 101 but haven't seen an advisor yet? Now is the time! Our calendars have plenty of available times to be seen and ask your burning pre-health questions. Register for appointments with any of the advisors through Handshake.
Spring 2022 Pre-Health 101 Sessions OpenAll freshmen (and sophomores who did not attend Pre-Health 101 last year) interested in the health professions (pre-med, pre-dental, physician assistant, nursing, etc.) are required to attend a Pre-Health 101 session prior to making an individual appointment with a Pre-Professional advisor. These 45-minute workshops focus on the qualities of a successful pre-health student and provide an opportunity for your questions to be answered. You are only required to attend Pre-Health 101 once, and you must be registered for a session in order to attend.

Registration for Pre-Health 101 for Spring 2022 is now open. To register for a workshop, please log into Handshake, click on the “Events” link, and search for a Pre-Health 101 date that best fits your schedule. They will only be offered virtually this semester. We ask that you please sign up for only one session. If a session is full, please sign up for an alternative session. There will be no one taken off waitlists.
January MCAT Prep Series Have you been thinking about how to prepare for the MCAT and wondering what the best way to attack this exam is?

Pre-Prof has put together a series of workshops for you throughout the month of January with different organizations to help you learn about what services are out there to help you succeed, best organize yourself, and learn some tips and tricks along the way. Join our team while we partner with Altius Prep, Exam Krackers, and the AAMC to help you best prepare for the MCAT!

January 13 6-8 p.m. Altius Prep

January 19 6-7 p.m. Exam Krackers

January 25 6-7 p.m. AAMC

Registration links can be found on our events calendar.

Events, Programs, and Opportunities

THANC Foundation Research Associate Position
The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization located in New York City. THANC is committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.

Role: Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates play key roles in the development of an educational website for patients and their families (, and share the experiences of cancer patients through the 30 Stories in 30 Days awareness campaign. They also help coordinate and oversee a weekly virtual journal club, which features international leaders in thyroid cancer research, and will aid in the development of a comprehensive thyroid cancer care resource for physicians and trainees worldwide. Finally, Research Associates have the opportunity to spend time observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room and shadowing at an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic.

Qualifications/Required Documents: This is a full-time position with a required one-year commitment. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants must have completed the MCAT before their start date. Research Associates should have a robust scientific background and excellent writing abilities. Previous experience in a clinical environment is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken) and an updated CV (including GPA) through the application portal on the THANC Foundation website ( Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to Recommenders should email their letters directly. Please note that all letters should include letterhead and the recommender’s signature. The application deadline is February 1st, 2022, but priority will be given to early applicants. Interviews will begin in late February and will be offered on a rolling basis. If selected for an interview, you will be required to complete a writing assignment.

For more information, please visit our website ( Feel free to email with any questions you may have!

University of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramInterested in a 10-week summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program) on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan?

UM-SMART is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. As a UM-SMART summer research fellow, students work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship of a research faculty member.

The goal of the UM-SMART program is to help students decide if a career as a physician-scientist is right for them, and to enhance competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs. The UM-SMART has helped 95 undergraduate participants learn about MD/PhD training since 2008. After graduation, 77% of past participants entered MD/PhD, PhD, or MD programs.

This 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals. UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects. Additionally, we do not offer opportunities in public health, the social sciences, or humanities.

Application opens: November 1, 2021
Application deadline: January 31, 2022
Tentative Program dates: May 31, 2022 - August 5, 2022

Program Highlights: (visit the website or view the brochure for more information)
Students participating in a lab receive a stipend of $4,400 plus dormitory housing and a meal allowance.

The main scientific focus of the summer program is to provide full-time laboratory biomedical research, as well as
· Two half day clinical shadowing experiences
· Online MCAT preparation accessible for 12 months
· Oral and Poster presentation and relevant seminars
· “Big Sib” Mentoring Program
· Attend 3-day MSTP annual scientific retreat

Eligibility: (see the website or brochure for more information)
Applicants belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes: Individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, such as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds such as family annual income below established low-income thresholds, or an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

In addition, applicants must
Be a US Citizen or permanent resident of the US
Complete sophomore year by June 1, 2021
Maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average
Complete 50 hours of research lab experience by June 1, 2022
Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a research mentor or instructor

To apply to the UM-SMART program, follow this link:

For more information please read the brochure or visit our website:

The deadline for application submission including all application materials is January 31, 2022.

Should you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact the University of Michigan MSTP office
VCU Summer Programs As VCU's Health Sciences Pipeline office strive to diversify the healthcare workforce through our programs and initiatives, we wanted to let you know about our free Summer Health Sciences programs. Applications are open now for Regular Decision! Our programs in 2020 and 2021 were virtual however we are planning residential programs for 2022 so we welcome applications from all over the country! **This is subject to change per our University Guidelines in coordination from guidance from the Governor of Virginia.

1) Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) offers you the opportunity to simulate the first year of Dentistry, Medical, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Schools incorporating academic courses, case studies, presentations, socials, and community service. Its six weeks of rigorous intensive work, community service, fun, and preparation for your respective application season. This program is for Rising Juniors, Juniors Seniors, and Post-Bacc students.

Participants will receive a stipend of $1500.
Please go to our website for more about the requirements and to apply!

2) Another opportunity now available is the Allied Health Career Exploration (AHCE) .This program is open to ALL college students and 12th Grade High School students. AHCE is a two-week exploration program that provides interactive experiences with Gerontology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia, Patient Counseling, Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, Health Administration and Radiation Sciences! 9 Careers that are part of a successful interdisciplinary team in any patient care setting.

Participants will receive a stipend of $300
Please go to our website for more info:

3) VCU Acceleration(VCUA) is a combination of a 4-week summer session and year-long living learning community for incoming first year students interested in pre-health concentrations in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and other health sciences. During the Summer session, participants learn how to acclimate to college life with lessons in time management, study habits, and social life balance. Participants also take Math, Biology, and Chemistry to experience what a college curriculum would entail and how to better strategize for a successful first year.

Participants receive a stipend of $600.
And click to Apply:
Stanford University Neurosurgery Research Position for Pre-Health StudentsThe Zygourakis lab in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University is looking for a full-time clinical research coordinator to run and coordinate the first study using the Apple Watch in spine surgery patients. The applicant will work under the direction of the principal investigator and will be responsible for patient enrollment (with direct patient contact), technical support, data management, and data analysis. Motivated applicants will have the opportunity for authorship on abstracts and publications. The applicant should be a recent graduate at the time of appointment in early 2022. This position is a 1 year commitment and is a perfect gap year opportunity for pre-medical students. There will be the opportunity to participate in additional research projects (beyond the 40-hr work week) if the applicant is interested. To apply, please email CV/Letter of Interest to
Clinical Research Position in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinical Research Position in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Position: Full-Time Clinical Research Intern to Dr. Benjamin Domb, MD

Location: The American Hip Institute; Chicago, IL

Description: Dr. Domb runs a successful sports medicine practice in addition to an active research institute focusing on sports medicine and hip surgery. As a clinical research intern, you will be responsible for maintaining an extensive surgical database as well as assisting with the formulation and writing of research studies. This position offers the opportunity to be an author on a number of peer-reviewed journal publications. 100% of previous interns have published scientific articles which have helped launch their medical careers. In addition to research, you will have other responsibilities that are integral to the success of the practice. This position also offers excellent exposure to a successful clinical practice and the field of sports medicine through direct clinical experience and surgical shadowing opportunities. The job duration is 13 months, beginning in the summer of 2022 and includes a $10,000 stipend.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV to:

Benjamin G. Domb, MD and Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS
Capital Dermatology Gap Year PositionFull One Year Job Opportunity in the Washington D.C. area for a Highly Motivated Student Wishing To Pursue A Career in Medicine
Dr. Bruce Glassman, a general Dermatologist in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking individuals interested in a medical career for our year-long internship and medical assistant position. The position is ideal for the typical “bridge year” student who is graduating or has graduated from undergraduate school and has not yet applied or been accepted to medical school. This elite program is now in its 17th year with most graduates moving on to successful careers as physicians or physician’s assistants.
This position standardly is available beginning May 2021 through June 2022. The position is a full year commitment to the physician. Please only apply if you are available for a twelve-month period of time.
Applicants will not be considered if they are currently applying for medical school to begin in the class of September 2021. Please do not apply unless you have completed your undergraduate degree by May 2021 or earlier.
Multiple applicants will be accepted for the position. This current year has a group of 18 highly qualified participants. A car is highly recommended for the position.
The offering is an unparalleled clinical experience and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone interested in the medical profession.
JOB DESCRIPTION Medical Assistant in Dermatology office (Alexandria, VA):
Assist the physician with all patient care duties including triage of patients, scribing during visits using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data entry, writing and understanding prescriptions and their uses, biopsy preparation and processing, preparing patients for surgery and assisting during surgeries, and helping with cosmetic procedures (Botox and fillers).
Assist patients by working with insurance companies and pharmacies, educating patients on pre- and post- operative care, calling patients with pathology results, and performing suture removals and laser treatments.
This opportunity affords the employee the opportunity to meet hundreds of patients per week, to develop the appropriate skills to further their career in the medical profession, and to learn the basics of dermatology.
The time commitment is approximately 30-40 hours/week.
The position is paying but more importantly the experience cannot be matched for someone interested in the medical field.
If interested please contact Dr. Glassman by email. Send CV to Thank you for your interest.
Study Pre-Medical Science at Oxford Next Year!Apply now for next year’s Hopkins Oxford Pre-Medical Program, a prestigious and highly selective yearlong program for Hopkins Sophomores/Juniors with a 3.7 cumulative GPA. This is the only study abroad program that allows pre-meds to take some of their core pre-medical sciences abroad. It is a particularly good fit for science majors interested in pursuing medical research and/or an MD/PhD. See the program webpage for further information, advising instructions, and the application link:

Applications for the 2022-23 year-long program are due by Jan 15, 2022.

Please contact the Office of Study Abroad with any questions.
Rheumatology/Arthritis/Total Joint Replacement Research AssistantJob Start Date: May/June 2022
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City Department: Medicine, Division of Rheumatology Hours per week: 40
Paid: $42,000 annually
We are looking for research assistants to work with Dr. Lisa Mandl on studies of arthritis and total joint replacements.
The successful applicant must be available for at least a FULL 12 months; 24 months preferred.
Depending on which studies are active, specific duties can include:
• Administer questionnaires to patients in person, by mail, and by phone
• Act as a resource for patients regarding study consent forms
• Send out letters to patients inviting them to participate in studies
• Act as a liaison between physicians, physician’s office staff and study participants
• Coordinate patient visits with physician schedules
• Be a contact person for patients to call regarding questions regarding study protocols
• Call patients between visits to ensure compliance and answer any questions
• Setting up electronic databases and creating electronic data collection forms
• Data entry into an electronic database
• Organize and maintain all paperwork related to the study
• Obtain tissue samples from the operating room
• Submit abstracts to academic meetings to disseminate study results
• Help create poster and PowerPoint presentations of study results
• Assist in grant submission
Necessary Skills:
• Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, data entry
• Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills
• Detail oriented and organized
• Excellent writing skills
The successful applicant for the position of Research Assistant will be an organized individual who is able to perform a variety of different tasks essential to the conduct of a clinical study. He or she will be flexible, as the job description may evolve as studies progress. The Research Assistant will have access to the medical records of patients and should appreciate this privilege, maintaining strict confidentiality with all patient medical data. The Research Assistant will also have good interpersonal skills, as he or she will be interfacing directly with patients on a routine basis.
The applicant must be available on site at the hospital during patient visits.
To apply, please email a current resume, an unofficial transcript, and a cover letter (addressed to Dr.
Mandl) to Robyn Lipschultz (
Additional Contact Information:
Research Assistant
TEL 212.774.2754
Ophthalmology Research Opportunity for Undergraduate StudentsDr. Mona Kaleem at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Institute and her team are seeking assistance with a clinical research study for glaucoma patients. The purpose of the study is to investigate the utility of a new quality of life questionnaire for patients, that assesses how patients feel about their condition. In the short term, information from the study will be used to determine how best to administer the questionnaire. In the long term, this study hopes to identify areas where we can improve patient care and promote a higher quality of life for people living with glaucoma.

Duties include meeting patients at the hospital eye clinic in downtown Baltimore and helping to administer the questionnaire which is uploaded on an iPad. The hours are flexible and time commitment is approximately 9 hours per month which can be done at once or divided up according to your schedule. Hours can be increased, if needed, to fulfill undergraduate research requirements.

There is an option for short term or long-term commitment to the project. This is a non-paid position.

If interested, please send a copy of your CV to Dr. Kaleem at:

Project Healthcare 2022My name is Anthony Orneta and I am the Program Manager for NYU Robert I. Grossman’s School of Medicine’s annual clinical summer intensive – Project Healthcare.

Project Healthcare is offered in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in one of NYU’s active Emergency Departments. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s level 1 Trauma Centers, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine. The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. Our 9-week or 10-week intensive summer program is one of the most competitive and attractive programs in the nation offered to collegiate students.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms (including trauma) as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care. They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness. Add to that, community engagement events, a topical and appropriate NYU medical curriculum and a social medicine course our program is one of the most immersive of its kind.

The main function of our volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment. In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds. While intermingling, at our teaching hospital, with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel. In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

Founded in 1981, by one of the fathers of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, our program has seen 92.1% of its alumni achieve careers in medicine, with many past participants gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the nation (including our own), citing their experiences in Project Healthcare as pivotal to fostering the motivation and dedication that helped them to achieve success. For our volunteers, it is often the individual patient interactions that are most impactful. Our volunteers appreciate the stories, the experiences and the trust that patients share with them.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2022 is now open and will officially close on Friday, February 11th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, a current CV or resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.

For more information, please visit:
Generation Tomorrow: Baltimore HIV/AIDS ScholarsJohns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research
The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research launched the Baltimore HIV/AIDS Scholars Program in 2013 with the goal of identifying, recruiting, and training underrepresented minority undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University. The program offers training opportunities for undergraduate students with an emphasis on ethnic minority populations and individuals underrepresented in health professions who are interested in HIV/AIDS research each summer. Since 2013 the program has enrolled 72 students, 58 of whom are students underrepresented in health professions. This program falls under. the pipeline program portfolio of the CFAR and aims to increase the diversity of individuals in academic careers related to HIV/AIDS.

As of 2021, the Baltimore HIV/AIDS Scholars Program has joined forces with Generation Tomorrow, a school-year based HIV and HCV education and outreach program, and Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparity Scholars, a summer program of the CFAR focused on undergraduates from across the country, and will launch a curriculum focused on HIV and HCV health disparities and their intersection with substance use (addiction and overdose), violence, mental health, and the social determinants of health. The program will offer mentorship and training in HIV/HCV education, testing, and counseling, health disparities, cultural competence, and harm reduction. The participants will also engage in community outreach with STAR.
The program consists of the following components:
1. HIV and HCV testing and counseling training
2. Weekly lecture series
3. Health disparities related research (clinical, health services, biomedical)
4. HIV and/or HCV community outreach
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates who:
1. Will not have completed their BA/BS degree by June 2022
2. Are interested in health disparities and HIV and/or HCV
3. Are considering careers in public health, nursing, science, or medicine
For more information: Apply here: Students/sip.html
*Apply as “Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparity Scholars”

This is a paid summer internship. Applications close February 1.

Contact: Margaret Dearey, MHS
(973) 508-3385
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MedSchoolCoach, the nation’s leader in MCAT preparation, is actively seeking tutor candidates! We are looking for individuals who are bright, dynamic and engaging, preferably with teaching or tutoring experience (TA experience is great!). Candidates must have taken the MCAT within the past 3 years, and achieved a score of 130 or higher in at least two sections of the exam. Our pay is very competitive ($45.00 per hour, with opportunities for raises and bonuses) and scheduling is flexible. This is a fantastic job for students looking to earn some extra money while doing something rewarding and fun.

To apply, please start by filling out an application here. If you meet our criteria, we will contact you shortly to schedule an interview.

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Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women’s Mental Health
Clinical Research Coordinator Position
The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website:
The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.
The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities: • Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians
• Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients
• Administering psychiatric assessments
• Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH)
• Data collection and entry, and database management
• Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB
• Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines • Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission
Work Environment:
Currently, our group is made up of five research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program coordinator, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. This is a full- time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a 1⁄2 hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space and all work is conducted on-site, permitting hospital instruction around COVID-19.
We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. The salary for this full-time position will start at $43,680 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start in May or early June of 2022 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.
Note: Amidst ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, a hybrid work model is in place. Relocation to Boston is required for this position.
• Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems
• Careful attention to details
• Time management and ability to prioritize
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Microsoft Office and general computer literacy
• Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous though not required
Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Program Coordinator Bryn Rediger at
Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Clinical Research CoordinatorPosition: Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full-time, one-year appointment

Boston Shoulder Institute:
The mission of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. This mission is based on advancement of knowledge through research, improvement of care through education of physicians, and clinical management of all problems affecting the shoulder.
The Boston Shoulder Institute was formally organized in the spring of 1998. It is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The goal of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to be the preeminent shoulder center in the world.

Job Description:
This full-time position is best suited for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The applicant should have a strong academic record; must be creative, self-driven, and reliable; and must be motivated to learn. A background in statistics is useful but not necessary. The position offers the opportunity for education and hands-on learning in the medical field.
Research assistants will work closely with Dr. Jon J.P. Warner, Dr. Bassem Elhassan, and Boston Shoulder Institute Fellows. A typical week may consist of 1-2 days in the OR, 1-2 days in clinic, and 1-2 days in the office. Surgical cases include total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, and tendon transfers.
In addition, the research assistants will help physicians both in the clinic and in the operating room. Research assistants experience the clinical, operative, and academic aspects of medicine. Past research assistants have all been integral parts of projects that ended with them being published authors in peer- reviewed orthopedics journals.
Furthermore, an aspect of the position may include working with Quality and Safety at MGH.
Questions about the job can be directed, via email, to the current research assistants Christine Kim ( and Amy Lu (

• Supporting physicians with ongoing studies, projects, videos, papers, and presentations
• Managing a large surgical database, including entering patient and surgical data and
coordinating patient follow-up
• Recruiting patients and collecting data for research studies
• Recording pre-operative and post-operative examinations, as well as various surgeries
• Gathering references and images, editing and formatting research papers
• Managing and updating the Boston Shoulder Institute website (
• Drafting Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols for research studies
• Involvement in many parts of the clinical research process

Application Deadline:
February 18, 2022

To Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation to Christine Kim ( and Amy Lu ( Please request your recommender email the letter directly to Christine Kim and Amy Lu.

Note: We will be reviewing applications as they are received.

Open Houses and Admissions Events

2022 ADEA GoDental Recruitment EventHave you heard? The ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event is BACK! After a two-year hiatus, we are delivering an exciting, informative all-day program—this time in Philadelphia, PA, on March 19. You don’t want to miss it!

Registration is now open:

How can you benefit from attending? Besides the chance to speak face-to-face with dental school admissions officers, #GoDental22 offers you:
A keynote about protecting your well-being when preparing for dental school;
A panel of admissions officers and dental students who will discuss issues related to access, diversity and inclusion;
Networking opportunities with other prospective dental school applicants; and
A chance to learn about 50 U.S. and Canadian dental school programs to help you figure out what schools might be the best fit for you.
Undergraduate Summer Research at the Keck School of Medicine The Keck School of Medicine of USC is excited to host two undergraduate summer research programs in summer 2022. The applications for Bridging the Gaps (BTG) and The Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR) are now open! BTG and SPIDOR provide an opportunity to outstanding underrepresented students to gain meaningful exposure to the exceptional research and clinical programs at the Keck School of Medicine. See details below for more information.
Please visit our program websites for eligibility and application instructions.

Bridging the Gaps (BTG)
Program Dates: June 13-August 5, 2022
Application available: November 2021
Deadline: February 7, 2022

Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)
Program Dates: May 31-August 5, 2022
Application available: October 2021
Deadline: February 7, 2022

Program Highlights
8-10 week summer research programs
Conduct cutting edge research in the laboratories of faculty at the Keck School of Medicine and faculty from the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) (basic science, translational and clinical research)
Lectures on various topics by leading scientists and physicians
Graduate and pre-health workshops
Clinical experiences/shadowing
Social, cultural and community-building activities
Present research findings to the KSOM community at large
On-campus housing, stipend, and transportation allowance are provided

Please contact the Keck Office of Diversity and Inclusion if you have any questions.
UCLA Prep Program UCLA PREP is a unique non-residential program designed to provide premedical students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the means to strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine. Full participation in the UCLA PREP program allows participants to enhance their chances of being accepted to medical school and succeeding once there.

Important Dates for PREP 2022:
December 1, 2021 - Online Application is now OPEN
February 28, 2022 - Application Deadline
April 8, 2022 - Decision Released
August 1, 2022 - Start Date
August 26, 2022 - End Date

Student Eligibility
Students are eligible for UCLA PREP if they have not previously applied to medical school. Community college students, non-California residents, and post-baccalaureate students are eligible to apply. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Applicants must come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background.
Applicants must be a U.S citizen, hold a permanent residency, or documentation of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California
Minimum 2.8 Cumulative GPA
Applicants should have not taken the MCAT before June 15, 2022
Two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a science professor and one from a counselor/premedical advisor or employer/internship recommending participation in the PREP program
Demonstrated interest in addressing issues affecting underserved populations in healthcare.
Compelling personal statement

For more information, please visit
Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program 2022Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program 2022
Program Dates: June 20, 2022 - August 5, 2022

Deadline Date: February 1, 2022

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students meaningful insights into the field of medicine, with a focus on conditions that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved populations. By engaging in laboratory or clinical research, under the supervision of a faculty member, the TSRF participants learns how to investigate a specific research question. Participants are thereby provided with a research training experience allowing them to acquire investigative techniques that can be later applied as they pursue their medical education. The didactic curriculum has several themes. There is content delivery around common public health issues including healthcare for the under and uninsured; healthcare disparities; research basics; a financial aid presentation and practical advice from medical students on the medical school application process and preparing for the MCAT. In addition to these, participants engage with a wide variety of physicians in career panel discussions including primary care, pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, radiology, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. The highlight of the curriculum is a panel discussion populated by diversity and admissions deans from NY medical schools addressing the question “What are medical schools looking for?”

Prior to 2021, the program also provided participants with opportunities to shadow physicians thereby providing further exposure and insights into the many facets of clinical medicine.
For more information please visit:
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry: Summer Enrichment ProgramThe University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry is proud to bring back in person our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) to the Dental School. The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) provides educational and professional development experiences for underrepresented minorities (URM) and/or disadvantaged students so that they can successfully gain admission into dental school and pursue a career in dentistry. SEP is a summer residential program that provides free housing and DAT preparation, and a stipend to cover food and travel expenses. The components of SEP include:

Preparation for the Dental Admission Test
Personalized assistance with the dental school application process
Admissions and financial aid workshops
Interview preparation
Hands-on Simulation Laboratory activities
Observations in the dental clinic and/or other primary care sites
Conversations with faculty about dental specialties
Academic success, professional development, and cultural competency seminars
Networking events with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local dental professionals
Social outings including tours of Detroit, and trips to museums and sporting event
Application opens November 1 and closes February 15, 2021. To apply click here

Application Link: Application Manager

For questions you may contact:

Bethsave (Betsy) Lozano

Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Detroit Mercy Dental
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208-2576
Phone: (313) 494-6650

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UMICH Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) is pleased to offer a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in the summer of 2022.
Program Description: Each fellow will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. Fellows will be paid via bi-weekly paychecks at a rate of $15/hour for ten weeks of full-time work, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending the second week of August. The program includes scientific seminars, social events, and a two-day research symposium where fellows present their research to their peers and FCVC faculty and staff. Program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application opens December 6, 2021 and closes Sunday, January 30, 2022.
To access the application and learn more about the program, visit our website at For questions, please email
2022 Summer Opportunities at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host two in-person summer programs in 2022. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and our Summer Scholars program.

SURF is a six-week program from May 27 – July 8, 2022, that provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine and research. Participants work under the guidance of an HCOM researcher to expose students to the challenges, excitement, and satisfaction of research. Past participants have even finished the program with papers submitted for publishing.

Benefits of SURF include a living allowance and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the OU-HCOM entering class of 2023. The deadline for application is February 1, 2022

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Summer Scholars is a five-week academic experience from May 27 -July 1, 2022, for underrepresented, or educationally or economically disadvantaged students to grow personally and be challenged professionally. Delivered in the flipped classroom style of our Pathways to Health and Wellness curriculum, the program replicates the experience of a first-year OU-HCOM medical student. Courses taught by OU-HCOM faculty and current medical students include medical morphology, histology, immunology, and biochemistry. OU-HCOM staff will host workshops on the admission process, learning strategies, time management, and other areas relevant to the medical school experience.

Benefits include a living allowance and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the OU-HCOM entering class of 2023. The deadline for application is February 15, 2022.

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7-Week Introduction to Dentistry Course for Pre-Dental Students through Harvard Dental's ASDAHarvard School of Dental Medicine’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association is offering a seven-week virtual course entitled “Introduction to Dentistry” for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. This program aims to provide a multifaceted, unique introduction to the field of dentistry and will feature lectures and small group sessions led by current Harvard dental students. Topics will include the science of dentistry, specialty fields within dentistry, and how to successfully apply to dental school (see full list below). This course will meet on Tuesday evenings during the spring of 2022 over Zoom.

Overview of Curriculum:
Introduction to Dentistry (lecture)
Dental Anatomy (lecture)
Dental Caries (lecture)
Dental Public Health (lecture)
Pediatric Dentistry (lecture)
Early Childhood Caries (small group tutorial)
Periodontics and Endodontics (lecture)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Anatomy, Trauma (lecture)
Mandibular Fracture (small group tutorial)
Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry (lecture)
Orthodontics, Facial Analysis, and Esthetics (lecture)
Getting into Dental School (lecture + student panel)
Dates & Times:
February 22, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
March 1, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
March 8, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
March 15, 6:30-7:30 PM EST
March 29, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
April 5, 6:30-7:30 PM EST
April 12, 6:30-8:30 PM EST
Attendance: This is a great opportunity for pre-dental students, but there are limited seats. Given the large number of applicants in the past, selections will be made on an application-basis again this year. For fairness, we also expect that those who sign up for this course are able to attend every session. Those with perfect attendance will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Signing up: The application to sign up will open on January 14 at 12 PM EST, and will close on January 28 at 7 PM EST. Completing the application sooner will NOT increase your chances of being accepted.

To sign up: Complete the following application, which opens January 14 at 12 PM EST:

Fee: The cost to participate in this course is $15, but we will waive the fee if it will cause significant financial hardship. Please DO NOT pay the fee until you have received an email from us indicating that you were selected.

What to Expect After Signing Up: After applications close on January 28, we will notify you via email if you have been selected. If you do not hear from us by February 12, you were unfortunately not selected to participate.

We have been offering this course for a number of years and are pleased to be able to offer it again in 2022. We consistently receive positive feedback from participants that express that the course is engaging, informative, and strengthens their interest in dentistry.

Please email us at with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!


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