Interested in Health Professions? Check out our Winter-Term Seminar Series:
Tuesday, January 22
LGBTQ in the U.S. Army
6:00 p.m. in Coltrane Lounge
Join Col. Joshua S. Hawley-Molloy, program director of the International Medicine Residency for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, for a discussion of LGBTQ issues as they relate to the military. RSVP here.
U.S. Army Suture Clinic
7:00 p.m. in Coltrane Lounge
The U.S. Army will be hosting a hands-on Suture Clinic. This workshop will be a great learning experience for those who are considering medicine as a career path, or for those who just want to gain a new skill! Limited spaces – RSVP here.
Food will be served between events.
If you missed the earlier seminars, keep an eye here for copies of notes from the panel discussions.
Tuesday, January 8
Medical School Applicant Panel
7:00 p.m. in Coltrane Lounge
We are excited to welcome a panel of current UVM medical school students back to campus. Come hear about the application process from students who just went through the cycle.
MCAT Peer Advice Panel
8:15 p.m. ion Coltrane Lounge
Following the alumni panel, the Pre-Health Society will host their yearly MCAT panel discussion featuring students who took the MCATS this past summer. We’ll learn their study schedules, what prep materials they found useful, any tricks and tips that were helpful and test-day strategies. We’ll also feature an alum who took the MCATS post-graduation while working full time.
Tuesday, January 15
Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Panel
7:00 p.m. in ADK at CCI
Come hear a robust conversation about two popular allied health professions. We’ll hear from recent alumni who are currently in PA and NP schools as well as from local practitioners in both fields. RSVP here.
Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
There are two RA positions open in Pediatric Oncology at Dana Farber. Dr. Birgit Knoechel writes, “The overarching goal of my lab and the Lohr lab is to study the biology of therapeutic resistance in cancer with a particular focus on genomic and epigenetic aberrations. We use single cell/low input genomics, epigenomics and other single cell technology to define dynamic changes in tumor model systems and primary patient samples with a disease focus on hematologic malignancies and sarcoma. We also use a wide variety of tools to study underlying mechanisms, which span the entire spectrum from biochemistry, functional perturbation to in vivo mouse models.”
Click on the titles to learn how to apply.
RA Epigenetics – The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate epigenomic aberrations in cancer and discover novel therapeutic targets. The candidate will assist in the development of cancer models from primary human tumors and human cell lines that represent different cellular lineages and drug-resistant states. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize the chromatin state of these tumors and modern functional perturbation techniques including lentiviral knockdown and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools. He/she will test the model systems in immuno-compromised mice for their ability to form tumors and to test for drug responses. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.
RA Genomics – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.
Brought to you by Midd Alum Kayvon Sharif ‘16.5.
The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization 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 Downtown Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates also play key roles in the development and maintenance of a disease-specific electronic medical record system and an educational website for patients and their families (www.headandneckcancerguide.org). Finally, Research Associates have the opportunity to spend time observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room.
Qualifications/Required Documents: This is a full-time, two-year position. Research Associates must hold a Bachelor’s degree and typically have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants should have a robust scientific background, excellent writing ability, and previous experience in a clinical environment is desired as well.
- Provide a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken), an updated CV, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com.
- Please have your recommenders e-mail your letters directly.
- If selected for an interview, a writing assignment will be required.
- The application deadline is February 1, 2019 but we are gladly accepting applications before then.
For more information, please visit our website (www.thancfoundation.org), or feel free to contact Kayvon Sharif directly with any questions you may have!
Here are the final 2 events in the series.
Jumpstarting Your Career: A Panel With Young Alums
Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
Come to this fun, light session to learn from young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation and how to make their way in the real world after college. RSVP here.
- Alex Brockelman ‘18
- William Pennington-FitzGerald ’17
- Thomas Wentworth ‘18
- Katie Ritter ‘15
Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm in Atwater
Benefit from learning the life skills of networking at cocktail parties and dining in an appropriate way. Starting with tips from an expert, learn how to handle yourself with confidence, make introductions and work the room. Tickets $5 at go/boxoffice. Limited seats available.
Here are the past events in the series:
Sponsored by CCI, Student Government Association, MiddCORE, MCAB and Health and Wellness office.
Thursday, January 10 from 4:30-6 pm in ADK Library
Stop by any time for this drop in session. Come get a professional headshot for your account (first come first serve), and stick around to learn how to make the most of your profile. Advisors will be available to walk you through how to use the alumni tool, research employers and more! RSVP here.
Personal Finance 101
Monday, January 14 at 4:30pm in
Axinn 219 Twilight Hall Auditorium
Are you a saver or a spender? How do you make a budget and actually live within it? Do you usually take risks or are you pretty conservative with your money? Come to this session to learn about these questions and more and have a knowledgeable discussion with an expert. Presented by Kevin Renshler, Associate Director, MiddCORE and Professor of the Practice in Business and Enterprise. RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 16 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
Everyone should know how to negotiate their salary, yet very few people actually do. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of negotiating a higher salary including why it is important, how to find out how much you are worth, how to get a raise and more. Presented by National Life Group, a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later. RSVP here.
Balancing Work and Wellness after Graduation
Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 219
How do you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle once you enter the workplace? This workshop will address the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of each day so you can be a happy, healthy and productive employee. Topics will include nutrition, mindfulness, movement, sleep/work balance, etc. The talk will be given by Molly (Lukins) Burke, Midd ’97, who started her own corporate wellness company in New York City. Presented by Molly Lukins Burke ’97, Food + Mood NYC. RSVP here.
This position is brought to you by Annie Cowan ’18 – application deadline February 3rd:
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, they provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; they conduct research that advances treatment; they educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; they reach out to underserved members of their community; and they work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Clinical Research Coordinator works within the clinical research program and supports the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. The CRC will be responsible for the primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in clinical trials. Ensures timely collection of protocol related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. Maintains regulatory binders and ensures study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols). This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to clinical trials. Some travel may be required
Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins University’s first president, stated that the aim of the university was “the encouragement of research, and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.” For JHU, founded in 1876 as the nation’s first research university, the creation of new knowledge remains at its core. Today, they continue to support young investigators by including undergraduates in groundbreaking research in nationally ranked schools across the university — Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health. Their Amgen Scholars Program will perpetuate this distinctively Hopkins tradition.
Amgen Scholars at JHU will fully engage in research for 10 weeks with mentors known for the exceptional quality of their research and commitment to training scientists. Faculty will come from the university’s highly regarded science, medicine, and engineering departments. Scholars will be welcomed into their labs, working at the bench and participating in lab meetings and other activities. Scholars will also develop skills in communication, learning design principles for creating visually arresting and effective presentations, delivering research talks, and presenting posters at the program’s capstone event. Taking advantage of nearby Washington DC, we will invite experts to discuss the role of scientists in advocacy, policy design, and public education. Scholars will build an invaluable network, forging friendships with Hopkins faculty and researchers, other Amgen Scholars, and students from across the country.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents completing their sophomore or junior years, or be non-graduating seniors at any four-year college or university in the US and its territories. Previous research experience is not required. Students pursuing any major may apply. Amgen Scholars will receive a stipend, housing, and round-trip travel to Baltimore.
May 28 – August 2, 2019
February 1, 2019
Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow this link to find this institution’s application.
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What it’s like to participate in the SHPEP
Learn more about this program from two students who recently completed it and what they learned.
The Bar-Peled Lab of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School is accepting applications
for a Research Technician position. The laboratory studies the cellular response to altered metabolic states in multiple cancer
models. Specific studies relate to discovering druggable vulnerabilities in genetically defined cancers and elucidating the
mechanisms of reactive oxygen species in cancer growth using cutting edge chemical proteomic technologies. More about
their research can be found at: barpeledlab.org.
Dr. Bar-Peled seeks exceptionally motivated candidates who enjoy conducting research and involving themselves in the
dynamic environment of the laboratory. She or he will have the opportunity to become fully involved with all the steps of
research being completed in their laboratory, often working directly with Dr. Bar-Peled, which will lead to numerous
publications. Investigators in their laboratory will present at regular laboratory meetings and will be encouraged to attend talks conducted by scientists visiting the Harvard Medical School campus. The experience gained in the lab will be very helpful for pursuing a career as a researcher or physician. Exceptional technicians may have a further opportunity to engage in their own primary research project.
College degree with a preference in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, or biochemistry is preferred. Candidates with a
strong computational background are also encouraged to apply. 1-3 years of research experience is highly recommended.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fastpaced
evolving environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary.
Please send a cover letter, your CV and a list of three references to Dr. Liron Bar-Peled at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are TWO positions open at the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Start dates for the positions are June, 2019. These are great positions for students considering careers in medicine, public health, public policy, economic evaluation and related fields.
We are seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work with our internationally recognized, multidisciplinary health policy and clinical outcomes research team at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) and the Policy and Innovation eValuation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Centers, both in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The incumbent will be essential to the research operations of OrACORe/PIVOT and will be an integral member of the centers.
The Research Assistant will work directly with the Principal Investigators of the centers, as well as numerous other faculty and staff members, to conduct clinical research involving musculoskeletal conditions. There will be opportunities to collect data, synthesize literature, and write both manuscripts and sections of grant proposals. The Research Assistant will also participate in conducting health policy evaluations of musculoskeletal diseases using computer simulation modeling
- Health Policy and Clinical Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Read the full job description here.
- Clinical and Health Policy Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Read the full job description here.