March 31, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Pre-Medical Society Tufts Medical School Tour

A reminder from Ashley Fink:

Hey Guys!

Reminder that if you want to go on the Tufts medical school tour, let us know! It is on 4/10 which is a no class day! We will leave around 5:30/6 am and return in the evening. This is a great opportunity to get some medical school research done so that you can know what you are looking for in a medical school experience! Not to mention, connecting with medical schools can’t hurt your admissions prospects. :)

Let know if you want to join! We would appreciate any additional drivers for the trip as well.


March 30, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Summer Internship Funding Deadline Reminder

Just a reminder that if you are in need of funding for your unpaid summer internship, the application deadline is April 1st.

Visit the internship website for more information about your options.

More information on funding is available here.

Who is eligible to apply?

Currently enrolled Middlebury College students in good academic and judicial standing who have at least one remaining summer before graduation in which to complete an internship are eligible to apply for funding. You cannot apply if you are on leave not related to Study Abroad the semester prior to or after the summer internship. Some exceptions may apply.

What is the application process?

A strong proposal demonstrates that you have researched the opportunity carefully and that the organization has agreed to host you as an intern. In addition, you have clearly made the connection to your career exploration, your academic pursuits, and/or your deep personal interests and passions. Be sure to address all the questions asked in the internship description. Make the potential for the experience come alive for your reader. Another critical component is a thoughtful, practical, and realistic budget. In past years, we have typically received almost twice as many applicants for funding as awards.

Can I apply if I haven’t been given a formal acceptance for the internship yet?

If you think you will have an offer by April 10th, then you can still apply for funding by the April 1st deadline, just make sure to include that you are waiting on the formal offer in the application.

March 30, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Join Us for a Small Group Chat with Dana B. Barr

Prior to her presentation on Exposure Science as part of the Biology Seminar, come meet Dr. Dana B. Barr of the Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.

The Office of Health Professions & STEM advising will be hosting Dana from 9:00-10:00 am in the Adirondack House Library. Coffee and light snacks will be served.

What a great opportunity to meet with Dr. Barr, one of the top scientists at Emory University in a small group setting!


March 30, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Spotlight on Osteopathic Medicine

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:

March 30, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Conservation Laboratory Summer Internship with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Conservation Laboratory at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is now accepting applications for our 2015 summer internship program.

Interns are primarily responsible for collections management and interpretation of archaeological conservation projects to the general public. Opportunities exist to gain experience in artifact documentation, drafting, using PastPerfect Museum software, creating typologies, preparing exhibits or packaging objects for storage, and authoring archaeological reports. Interns may be asked to give a presentation to a visiting group, write a blog post about their experiences, or perform research tasks. Depending on project availability, Lab Staff will also provide instruction in basic conservation treatment methods in a “hands-on” environment, with artifacts recovered from excavations throughout the Champlain Valley and New England. For those interested in a career in the museum field, collaboration with other LCMM departments such as Education or the Maritime Research Institute is possible.

Applicants should have some academic background or experience with archaeology and/or history, and a desire to expand their laboratory skills. Interns are expected to work 5 days (40 hours) per week, including one weekend day. Academic credit may be arranged by students through their home institution.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and 2 references in either PDF or Word format by email to the attention of Chris Sabick, Archaeological Director (, Subject: Conservation Lab Internship.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact:

Alex Lehning, Historian & Research Coordinator Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Road

Vergennes, VT 05491

(802) 475-2022

March 30, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Midd Alum Recommendation for FREE Online Course

The following is from Jonathan Brach ’13:

“I am taking a free online course right now on population health with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, MA. This week, they have encouraged us to reach out to other health students to encourage them to join the “IHI Open School Improvement Change Agent Network (I-CAN).” The goal of the network is essentially to encourage the next generation of physicians and other healthcare professionals to put a greater focus on population health when treating patients.

IHI also has several awesome free online courses:

I’m happy to answer any questions Midd student have about I-CAN or the IHI too.”

If you have questions for Jonathan, he can be reached via email.

March 13, 2015
by Nicole Veilleux

Glassdoor’s #1 Best Job in America? PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

To follow up on our previous post about the rise of popularity of careers as a Physician Assistant, below is some helpful information from the AAPA website on prerequisites and gaining healthcare experience:

Application to PA school is highly competitive.

Look into PA programs you want to apply to as early as your freshman year in college.

You’ll typically need to complete at least two years of college coursework in basic and behavioral sciences before applying to a PA program, which is very similar to premedical studies.

The majority of PA programs have the following prerequisites:

  • Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Biology

Many PA programs also require prior healthcare experience with hands-on patient care.

You can get healthcare experience by being a (not an exhaustive list):

  • Medical assistant
  • Emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Medic or medical corpsman
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Lab assistant/phlebotomist
  • Registered nurse
  • Emergency room technician
  • Surgical tech
  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA)

Most students have a bachelor’s degree and about three years of healthcare experience before entering a program.

Learn more about getting into a PA program:

– See more at:

Sites DOT Middlebury: the Middlebury site network.