CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:
• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
• April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
• See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.
- To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to the attachments section found on the left-hand side of your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
- All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans. Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
- Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.
Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!
The following is shared by alum Cole Bortz, ’17 – Thank you Cole!!!
Dr. Peter G. Passias, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, is looking to hire a full-time, paid clinical research fellow interested in gaining research experience before applying to medical or graduate school. There is a large amount of responsibility and autonomy in the position, and over the course of your fellowship, you will build connections with both national and international leaders in orthopedic surgery. The position is a great opportunity to gain clinical and shadowing exposure, research experience, peer-reviewed publications, and to interact with world-renowned orthopedic and neurosurgeons. I’m the third Middlebury student to work with Dr. Passias, and I’ve found this position to be both incredibly rewarding and instrumental in my medical school application process. I would wholeheartedly recommend this position to a pre-med senior interested in a meaningful 2-year experience after graduating Middlebury before attending medical school.
Research assistants will be involved in multiple clinical studies (both prospective trials and retrospective reviews), on various orthopaedic subjects. Some topics include: adult spinal deformity surgical correction, cervico-thoracic junction fixation, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment. Research assistants will be involved in: (1) patient recruitment, (2) data collection, (3) database preparation, (4) abstract/manuscript preparation and submission, (5) IRB documentation, among others. They will also have the opportunity to present work at an international conference.
Applicants must be well-organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: SPSS, R, Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
Interested applications can send a cover letter and C.V. to Cole Bortz. You can also email Cole for more information about the position.
Have you been thinking about osteopathic medicine and would like to know more about D.O. programs? Below are a few links we think might be helpful:
- Infographic on The Evolution of Osteopathic Medical Education
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Shadowing a DO and Learning About the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine – Many colleges require applicants to get to know a DO and request a letter of recommendation as part of the application process. Applicants should meet and spend time shadowing the physician. This provides the applicant with exposure to the osteopathic profession and enhances awareness of osteopathic medical philosophy. Working with a physician will prepare the applicant for the application interview. Completing this crucial step also demonstrates the applicant’s commitment to the osteopathic profession.
- How to find a DO mentor
- M.D. vs D.O.
As as aside, we thought this NYT article was worth a read:
The D.O. Is in Now: Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads
“Yet it should be noted: Getting into osteopathic school is still excruciatingly tough. Last fall, almost 16,500 students applied for some 6,400 spots. Touro this year received 6,000 applications for 270 first-year seats for the Manhattan school and a new campus opening this summer in Middletown, N.Y. (The average M.C.A.T. score for students entering this fall was just a point below the M.D. average.)” Read more.
UNE COM and their Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) chapter along with Pre-SOMA National are teaming up again to host ShaDO Week for prospective medical students.
Are you curious about osteopathic medicine? Then sign up for ShaDO Week! They have a group of first year medical students hosting prospective medical students on April 9th, 10th, and 11th. You will have the opportunity to attend classes, go to lunch, and chat with current medical students.
Interested? Registration closes April 3rd. Register here.
As you are no doubt anxiously waiting to hear about summer internships so you can complete your summer funding applications (read more about CCI’s Summer Internship Funding Applications – remember the deadline is April 14th) Consider checking out this helpful Muse article by Sara McCord.
You know that you’re capable of being a top-tier applicant (that’s why you’re here!). You’re the type to take your career ambitions into your own hands—build your network, do your research, rock the interview, and write an awesome thank you note.
But then it’s the hiring manager’s turn, and you have to shift gears from proactive to patient. Isn’t there anything you can do?
The short answer is, making the switch from “full steam ahead” to “wait and see” mode is the most important step (but more on that later). Read the full article here.
Check out Sara’s other articles on:
- 5 Follow-Up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers (and What to Write Instead)
- Why There’s No Such Thing as a “Sign” You Did or Didn’t Get the Job
- How to Stay Sane When Waiting to Hear Back About a Job You Really, Really Want
Conversely, if you’ve applied to more than one internship and don’t know what to do when you get a pretty good internship offer, but you’re still hoping for a call from your dream company, check out this article on How to Delay an Internship Offer Deadline by Lily Zhang at The Muse.
The Parker Merrill Speech Competition was founded, and in part funded, by Middlebury’s first professor, Frederick Hall. When Hall was hired in 1806 he was immediately granted a two-year leave to study in Europe. While there, he was befriended by Daniel Parker, a wealthy American living in Paris, and when Hall fell ill, Parker lent him $180 to tide him over. As David Stameshkin writes in The Town’s College: Middlebury College 1800-1915, “When Hall tried to repay him, Parker refused to accept the money, saying that he liked to patronize the sciences. Hall decided to give the sum (along with $120 of his own money) to Middlebury College as a prize for undergraduates who excelled in public speaking.”
The tradition continues in 2019! This year’s prompt:
ADVOCATE! Rally our support for a cause that really matters.
Preliminary Round Auditions: Friday, April 5 from 2-5 pm in Axinn 103
Semifinal Round: Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 pm in Coltrane Lounge
Championship: Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 in MAC Robison Hall
Details and registration at go/pm19
Part of the Rohatyn Center’s Future of the Past Series, this lecture by Timothy P. Lahey is not to be missed.
About the speaker: Timothy Lahey is an HIV doctor, researcher and clinical ethicist. He has degrees from Georgetown University (AB), Duke University School of Medicine (MD) and Harvard Medical School (MMSc). He completed clinical training at the University of Utah and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Partners AIDS Research Center. After 13 years at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Timothy is medical director of ethics at University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He has published in The New York Times and online at The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Health Affairs.
About the lecture: Since its discovery in 1981, the HIV epidemic has been intensely instructive about both human biology and culture. There have been striking parallels between those insights, from the ways the immune system and our culture distinguish self from non-self to the ways social exploitation and viral mutability complicate our epidemic response. We will discuss these parallels in hopes they help us see ourselves better and thus get prepared for the next modern plague.
Tuesday, April 9 at 4:30 pm in the RAJ conference room
Co-sponsored by the Rohatyn Center, Global Health Programs and CCI.
In times of major public health medical crisis, hospitals and clinics can get quickly overwhelmed, and Points of Distribution (PODS) for the delivery of medication are set up throughout the community.
Middlebury College was approached by the Emergency Preparedness Unit of the Vermont Department of Public Health to set up and test a mock POD.
On April 9, 2019 the Department of Health will run 100 volunteers through the POD to test their readiness in the event of a public health emergency and Emergency Preparedness Specialist Dennis Pelletier is recruiting volunteers to go through the POD.
Shifts start at 9 :00 am and last half an hour. You are also welcome to stay for the entire exercise and make multiple passes through the POD. It will be a very easy task of just receiving mock medication with the POD staff directing you throughout the entire process.
Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 30 minute commitment of participants starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Peterson Family Athletic Complex / Kenyon Arena concourse level
Contact: Dennis Pelletier, Vermont Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Middlebury District Office, Phone: (802) 734-0114
This position brought to us by Natalie Burlant ’17 – thank you Natalie!!
Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center and Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We’re looking to hire a full-time, paid Associate Researcher to start this spring or early summer. The Harony-Nicolas’s lab investigates neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on (1) studying the effect of (ASD)-associated mutations on brain systems and neural circuits of social behavior, (2) assessing the effect of novel therapeutics, and (3) improving drug delivery to the brain.
Some responsibilities include rodent behavior experiments, rodent brain surgery, and standardized molecular experiments such as immunohistochemistry, protein assays, and western blots. S/he will also analyze experiment data and assist in interpreting moderately complex results. Previous experience in biology/neuroscience research is highly recommended, and familiarity with R or other statistical languages is a plus. The position is great for recently graduated Febs or seniors graduating in May who want to take a 2-year gap period before medical or graduate school.
Natalie writes, “I’ve genuinely enjoyed working in the Harony-Nicolas lab and highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaining more research experience! As a member of a small lab, I have been responsible for a significant portion of our work and have the ability to pilot and troubleshoot protocols. There is a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving as well as collaboration with the other members of the Seaver Center, both pre-clinical and clinical.”
Interested applicants can send a C.V. and brief statement of interest to Natalie Burlant and apply on Handshake directly. Applicants can feel free to email Natalie with more questions or information about the position. Deadline 4/26.
Calling all students interested in dentistry-you’re invited to view the ADEA upcoming webinar: Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing and Observation Hours.
Tuesday, March 26 at 2:30 pm EST.