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Are You a Pre-Dental Student Interested in Research?

Apply to this position with Brigham Health!

Research Assistant II – Long Term Oral Health

Working independently and under general supervision from a Principal Investigator or manager provides support to clinical research. May be responsible for the following activities: coordination of clinical research project/protocol, subject recruitment, developing. Individual should be able to use independent judgment, in concert with the Principal Investigator, of the suitability of potential participants for clinical studies, developing and implementing strategies for recruiting, advertising, collecting and organizing subject data; scheduling subjects for study visits, performs telephone screening, clinical tests such as EKGs; maintaining and updating data generated by the study. Coordinates recruitment office activities overseeing the work of more entry level staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical studies. 
  2. Initiates and maintains contact with study participants, via: telephone and/or mail. Responsible for screening applicants, ensuring they meet all appropriate criteria for the study, and in concert with the Principal Investigator make independent judgement as to the eligibility of the potential subject. May be required to perform clinical tests such as saliva collection.
  3.  Develops and implements patient recruitment strategies. 
  4. Develops, organizes and/or maintains human research subject information database for study. Required to input data, and present weeklyreports.
  5. In conjunction with the Principal Investigator/Project Leader, develops and prepares research protocols including, design, data collection systems, internal review board approval (IRB) applications/amendments and annual reports. Responsible for preparing payment request for human research subjects, outside agencies and etc. 
  6. Assist the PI and Project Leader with preparation for presentations and written published article. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the supervising, monitoring and coordinating of the recruitment office and staff. 
  2.  Responsible for weekly staff meetings to ensure compliance with recruiting procedures, policies and practices. 
  3. Responsible for purchases and supplies. 
  4. Responsible for training and orienting new staff. 
  5. In conjunction with the principal investigator or manager assist in the hiring, firing, evaluating and disciplining of recruitment office staff. 
  6. Performs all other duties, as required.

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA.
  • At least one-year experience in research setting.
  • Sound independent judgment and competence in research methodologies.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with the following computer software preferred: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.Knowledge of clinical research protocols.
  • Knowledge of computer programs, database, etc.Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.

Learn more and apply on Handshake! Application deadline is April 30, 2020.

Attend a Pre-Dental Mini-Conference at Harvard University!

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites all pre-dental students to attend our 11th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

The mission of our annual event is to connect pre-dental students with valuable resources and opportunities as they prepare for applying to dental schools, and provide them with unique perspectives on dental school and the dental profession. Pre-dental students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Director of Admissions, faculty members, current dental students, and fellow pre-dental students from different schools.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, so we kindly ask that you register at least a week in advance for this event! (Our auditorium only seats about 70 people.) We also ask that you use your FIRST and LAST name so that you can be identified upon check-in.

Attire for the event: Business Casual

Cost: Free!

Please RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend this fascinating conference! https://forms.gle/hsBVk7JMUYkvpVkv6

Deadline 11/15/19: Join the Health Professions Committee Selection Process

Are you interested in beginning medical, veterinary, or dental school in Fall 2021?

Candidates applying for entry to graduate school in the medical professions in the Fall of 2021 must complete the Matric 21: Middlebury Health Professions Committee Selection Form by November 15, 2019.

You can access the form here. Any questions? Email us at hprofess@middlebury.edu

Midd Grads @ Med School

If you are in the process of applying to medical school (or thinking of applying in the future,) we have created a Google map of where Midd grads have matriculated to medical school over the last three years. The map will help you see where alumni are located. Simply click on the map pin and it will tell you what school and how many alumni matriculated that year. Keep an eye on the map as we will be adding DO, dental and veterinary schools as well.

Check out the Google map here.

ADEA – Strategy for Success: Using a Grid When Selecting Dental Schools

“Preparing for dental school is a lot like driving a car, making adjustments to your speed and direction,” says predental student and Army Reserve Engineer Officer, Matthew Manly. “For example, while you’re driving your brain takes the information from your speedometer, views of the road through the windshield and mirrors, gas gauge and any light indicators (e.g., Check Engine light, etc.) to help you determine how you will get to your destination safely. While preparing for dental school, I created a spreadsheet grid to eliminate some of the ambiguity in the application process and to help me know which schools might be the best fit and offer me a higher chance of acceptance.” Read the full article by Matthew Manly here.

New ADEA Participating Schools for the 2020 Cycle!

When the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application “soft opens” on May 14, two new dental schools will join the 2020 cycle: University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry.

A total of 69 U.S. and Canadian dental schools now participate in ADEA AADSAS. Plan ahead to get your application ready for submission on June 4. This extra time lifts the pressure to submit same-day!

Read more updates on their website.

Internship Opportunity with ADEA Educational Pathways

The ADEA Educational Pathways department—the gateway to dental education—is looking for a 2019 summer intern.

The Educational Pathways Department is an essential resource for students interested in careers in the dental professions, students in dental education programs, counselors, health professions advisors, admissions officers and dental educators.

The ADEA Educational Pathways student internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about ADEA’s four centralized application services and support various recruitment programs and initiatives, including ADEA GoDental, the website for individuals interested in dentistry and dental hygiene. This internship is designed to help increase students’ interest in the dental professions. Visit the ADEA Enrichment Calendar for more information about the internship application process.

An applicant must be:

  • A student currently enrolled in a two-year community college program or a four-year undergraduate program.
  • Interested in pursuing a career in dentistry or dental hygiene.
  • Willing to work in Washington, DC, from May – August 2019.  
  • Able to work a standard 35-hour week (7 hours/day). ADEA is flexible in the arrangement of the five-week commitment during the specified time.

Learn more on their website. Deadline is May 7.