Shadowing is the act of following a professional as they do their typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience is so important? First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician. Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a professional. Through working alongside a professional, you can gain unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of your career of choice. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care professionals (nurses, PAs, and therapists), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the profession. You’ll learn how a health professional organizes their day, allows time for the unexpected, stays current in the profession, integrates personal and professional life, and manage the financial aspects of their practice.
Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience allows admissions committees know that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a health career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a professional prior to applying to school.
The AAMC also has a handout on Guidelines for Clinical Shadowing Experiences.
If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the advisors.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
- Literature gathering and review on topics such as licensing, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, employer sponsored insurance, Obamacare, short term plans, the FDA, medical malpractice, telemedicine, and interstate licensure
- Tracking pending state and federal legislation
- Collecting data for comparative studies of policies across states and countries
- Assisting with the creation and implementation of Cato policy forums, hill briefings, and book events
- Drafting, sending, and managing recipient list for the Healthy Competition newsletter
- Mailings and administrative tasks
- Attending and summarizing outside policy events
- Formatting, editing, and revising various publications
- Assisting with other assorted tasks
- Gathering information on Cato health policy output, quotes, events, etc. for the @CatoHealth Twitter account
Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 6/27.
Unite for Sight has availability in their Global Health Leadership Internship in Connecticut, as well as in their Global Impact Corps opportunities in Ghana, Honduras, and India. Both programs are available during any month of the year, and it’s not too late to apply to participate in the summer months.
Immersive Healthcare Delivery Experience in Ghana, Honduras, and India –Review complete details and application instructions.
Participate in a hands-on, immersive, and unique global health experience for weeks or months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. Students and professionals support and assist local doctors as the local doctors provide care in villages, slums, and refugee camps to those who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. During the past decade, Unite For Sight has worked with our local partners to provide care to 2.5 million patients, including more than 100,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight’s program offers extensive learning opportunities for those interested in any aspect of public health, medicine, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Participants support and learn from the talented local doctors who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Watch a short video about the Global Impact Corps experience.
Unpaid Internship in New Haven, Connecticut – Review complete details and application instructions.
The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. Watch a short video about the Global Health Leadership Internship experience.
About Pictal Health
Communicating about your health can be overwhelming, for lots of reasons.
Pictal Health helps patients tell their health stories visually. They help people put together detailed visual timelines, symptom maps, and a neat and organized summary of their health history so that they can see and understand what happened, tell their story with confidence, and work together better with their doctors.
Are you interested in learning more about start-up life? Do you have a business or marketing background? Do you have a personal interest in healthcare? Then consider interning at Pictal Health in Burlington, VT.
Healthcare Startup Internship Open NOW!
A note from the founder:
My name is Katie McCurdy, and I’m currently working as a solo founder of Pictal Health, a start-up to help patients visualize and communicate about their health histories.
I am looking for a self-directed intern to help develop my business strategy and assist with day-to-day marketing and research. This includes:
- Researching business models and surveying the competitive landscape
- Market research for target customer segments
- Researching grant and funding opportunities
- Helping to plan and strategize about next steps
- Minor website and social media updates
- Other needs that might arise
You’ll work with Katie McCurdy out of VCET in Burlington. You will have access to an unlimited supply of chocolate, if that’s your thing. You can learn more about Katie at her website: http://katiemccurdy.com/ and the Pictal Health website: https://www.pictalhealth.com/
Learn more and apply in Handshake! Deadline 5/31.
The Intensive Health Scholar program at COPE Health Solutions is perfect for individuals looking to gain firsthand experience in a clinical setting, along with health care management interactions and experiences, in an intensive format over eight (8) weeks during the summer. You will participate in skill-based workshops, such as suturing, and attend a seminar taught by UCLA faculty. Upon graduation, you will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management.
- Fulfill clinical experience hours required or preferred by graduate or professional schools during your summer break
- Attend exclusive health care workshops and admissions panels
- Gain an inside view of various health care careers and medical specialties as you rotate through many areas in the hospital or ambulatory care setting
- Receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management upon graduation
- Join over 34,000 alumni as a COPE Connect member and connect with health care leaders, access expert guidance and career advice and receive member-only discounts
Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 5/9.
Many positions still available. Please apply soon!
The Summer Treatment Program (STP) at Florida International University is a comprehensive program for children with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. The STP has successfully helped more than 3,000 children and families and is composed of evidence-based intensive treatments incorporated into an eight-week therapeutic summer camp setting. Group and tailored individual treatment plans are focused on improving problem-solving, academic functioning and social skills — while also incorporating recreational, age-appropriate games and group activities.
They offer training opportunities for students — both undergraduate and graduate, from universities and colleges across the U.S. — through their nationally acclaimed Summer Treatment Program.
- Applications accepted through Spring 2019. No application deadline.
- They receive a large number of applications, apply early.
- Room, board, and travel expenses are not covered. Accepted staff members interested in finding roommates will have the opportunity to make housing and carpool arrangements via social media.
- Dates, hours, salary, and responsibilities for all positions vary by program and position.
- Once positions have been filled applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
2019 positions available at STP include:
- Lead Counselor
- Pre-K Program Teacher
- Elementary Program Teacher
- Classroom Aide
- Research Assistant
Staff Application Form and Process
- Complete application online using a web survey interface
- Applicants will be asked to provide the names, titles, and contact information for the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation on their behalf
- Applicants may also upload supplemental information such as a current resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter if they wish
- Learn more on their website.
Middlebury Alternative Breaks is recruiting leaders for next year’s MAlt trips! MAlt provides student-designed, student-led volunteer service trips for students over Feb. Break. Previous trips have focused on diverse topics including food systems, education, environmental justice, and poverty alleviation. If you are interested in leading your peers in a week of immersive volunteer service and education around a particular social justice issue then consider applying to lead a trip!
Find the leader application and more information at go/malt.
Applications due March 22, 2019
The MAlt Executive Board will provide helpful tips about crafting a strong leader application! The Board will also expand on how to design service learning opportunities in thoughtful/critical ways by examining our own identities/privilege and how varying levels of systemic, historical, geographical context may reinforce social issues.
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm in MBH 219
Professional school applications open in a few weeks and you have questions!
Find out everything you need to know about the application process – building a school list, approaching secondary prompts, the committee letter queue, letters of intent, what to do when you are wait listed, and everything in between. Mary Lothrop, Hannah Benz and Nicole Veilleux will walk you through the next steps in your journey to professional school.
Pizza provided after the event.
This event is part of the Medical March Madness series. Go/m3 for the full series of events.
Thursday, March 14 (3.14) come to CCI between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to celebrate Pi Day with PIE and résumé reviews!
- Gather your résumé and head to CCI (ADK House) between 3-5 pm
- Check in at the kiosk at the front desk
- Choose your favorite delicious slice of pie
- Meet with a Peer Career Advisor to have your résumé reviewed
Remember: Anyone who has applied for summer internship funding MUST HAVE their résumé approved by a Peer Career Advisor before April 7th.
You may as well enjoy some PIE while you work!
After your résumé approval, choose between many great events Friday night:
- CCI’s Field Guide to ENAM Majors Alumni Panel at 5:30 pm in Atwater – learn more about the event here.
- CCI’s UpNext: Careers in Life Science Alumni Panel at 6:00 pm in MBH 220 (followed by a reception in the Great Hall) – learn more about the event at go/UpNextLifeScience.
- The 2019 Scott A. Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs at 7:00 pm in MBH 216. Learn more here.
There’s a lot going on on Thurdsay! Make sure to stop in for pie and a résumé review before you head to one of the events!
Résumé Review Office Hours from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in ADK CLT
If you are interested in a career in Life Sciences, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your résumé from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry. Résumé reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and around 20 minutes in length. These are part of the UpNext: Life Science event. go/UpNextLifeScience for the full schedule.
Click on their names below to sign up in Handshake.
- Caroline Brown ’15 – Consulting in Life Sciences
- Tanvir Mahmud ’93 – Medical Devices and Pharma Research
- Brad Schenkel ’97 – Health Outcomes and Economics
- André Spring ’88 – Marketing in Life Science Companies