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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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