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Stetson Powell Orthopedic Year Long Pre-Med Internship

Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is looking to hire six recent graduates and aspiring doctors for its year-long, paid internship program. This internship is designed to provide practical experience to college graduates bound for medical school. The interns work directly with the physicians and will learn how to take medical histories, document patient present illnesses, review X-ray and MRI results from the in-office X-ray and MRI machines, and to synthesize information into possible diagnoses. The interns will have the opportunity to attend both arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, and ankle. They will engage in ongoing research projects with the goal of publishing their projects in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the interns have the opportunity to learn the business side of medicine by sitting in on business and financial meetings of the group and occasionally assisting with the overall operation of the office. Our program started in 2005 and we are proud that all of our interns have been accepted into medical school.

The internship program begins each year on the first of June. Qualifications are students who have recently graduated from a university, taken the MCAT, and plan on attending medical school. Interest in Orthopedics is preferred, but not required as this experience will help all aspiring doctors.

More information about the internship can be found on their website http://www.stetsonpowell.com/internship/.

If you are interested in applying, please have e-mail a cover letter and resume to Andrew Bannister.

Health Career Connection Paid Summer Internship Application – NOW OPEN!

The Health Career Connection 2019 Paid Summer Internship Application is NOW OPEN.

Applications for the Summer 2019 HCC Internship Program will be reviewed as they are submitted. It is in your best interest to submit the application as soon as possible.

Early Decision Deadline: November 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT

Applicants will be notified of their interview status by January 7, 2019.

Final Deadline: December 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT

Applicants will be notified of their interview status by January 21, 2019

Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and healthcare.

HCC is committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions. Students of color, first-generation students and those of economically challenged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Through partnerships with local organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. During the course of the internship, students will work on meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development skills or acumen. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and alumni.


  • Summer internships are full time (40 hours/week) for 10 consecutive weeks, typically beginning in May or June and lasting through August (dependent on the academic calendar).
  • Interns will be provided with educational stipends that range from $3,000 – $4,000.
  • Interns must attend mandatory HCC workshops and events throughout the summer.
  • Most HCC placements are non-clinical, nor bio-medical research related; however, pre-clinical students with interest in exploring other or related health career options are welcome to apply.


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college or university) or have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution.
  • Recent graduates must have completed their degree within the last three years.
  • Candidates who are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate are eligible to apply.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply (anyone currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program).
  • Students enrolled in high school are not eligible to apply (including high school students simultaneously taking community college classes).

Start your application today!

5 Things To Consider For a Productive Pre-Health Thanksgiving Break

1. Update Your Resume.

When applying for opportunities, your resume, cover letter, and application materials are your first impression. These documents will help you land an interview, so it is important to detail your experience and accomplishments clearly and concisely.

While there is no one right way to write a resume, there are guidelines you should follow to convey a positive, meaningful message. Additionally, for each position you apply for, you should write a new cover letter that is geared toward that specific job and company/organization.

To get started:

  • Review the Resume and Cover Letter Guide for all majors and industries. This guide outlines suggestions for formatting, organization, and content and can walk you through the process of creating either document. Included is also a list of action verbs.

  • Utilize the list of Core Professional Competencies to highlight the skills you have gained during your experiences

  • View resume samples here

2. Start a First Draft of Your Personal Statement.

It is never to early to work on your personal statement. Starting early can relieve a lot of stress when it comes down to the application cycle. Starting it early allows you to have family, friends, and your advisors read it over. Expect there will be many drafts over time. Learn from the experts:

3. Volunteer.

Use your break to dip your toe into a service opportunity. Or research where you’d like to volunteer when you return to campus. Service of some kind is fully integrated into the health care professional’s undergraduate experience. Most applicants have a strong sense of service, of wanting to help others feel better, making health care work better, and, in many cases, giving back to their communities. There are many ways for you to engage in the community and you can design your own service path. Admissions boards value engagement in community service as a way to demonstrate respect toward others with very different life circumstances, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. They want students to demonstrate a desire to help others and sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings. Ideal applicants demonstrate a desire to alleviate others’ distress; recognize and act on his/her responsibilities to society, locally, nationally, and globally. The average medical school applicant has 100 hours of community service when they apply.

4. Shadow.

Again, consider using this time to research clinical shadowing experiences. A strong emphasis is placed on your clinical exposure to medicine and patient care, including time spent shadowing, working in clinics, and other patient-care settings. Clinical experience is defined as direct interaction with patients and hands-on involvement in the care of conscious patients in a health care related environment, attending to their health maintenance, progression, or end of life needs. The average applicant has 45-50 hours of patient contact.

5. Take a break, have fun, be yourself.

Spend time relaxing and celebrating with family and friends. After giving your all these last few months, you deserve it!

Alumni Posting: Research Assistant and Scribe at NY Orthopedics

Our thanks to Emily Kolodka ’18 for bringing this opportunity to us!

Research Assistant and Scribe at New York Orthopedics

Gain an abundance of clinical experience and patient exposure by working directly with medical staff, PAs, and orthopedic surgeons in a private orthopedics practice.

  • Regularly shadow in ORs of NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital and Surgicare of Manhattan
  • See patients in an office setting alongside an orthopedist, while learning how to document these physician-patient encounters in an EMR system and how to take a patient history
  • Assist physicians with clinical research projects through NY Orthopedics and NISMAT (Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma), and learn how to consent surgical patients for research
  • Network with healthcare professionals including orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, physician’s assistants, and medical device representatives

Please contact Emily Kolodka at ekolodka@newyorkorthopedics.com with inquiries.

Research Assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute

Applications are currently being invited for a 2-year Research Assistant position with the NKI-Rockland Sample Research Program (NKI-RS) at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY.

The NKI-RS is focused on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on developmental processes utilizing innovative MRI-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan. Additionally, the NKI-RS is dedicated to the support of open data-sharing initiatives, such as the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project and the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative.

Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, biology, social work, or related scientific fields. The ideal candidates will have prior human subject research experience, strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently. Technical skills are a plus, but not required.

Learn more in Handshake.


The Bar-Peled Lab at MBH/HMS Has Open Research Positions!

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.

Job Requirements:
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 lironbp@scripps.edu.

Pre-Health Society Update: The Conversation – The Ethics of Organ Donation


Conversation Starter: Saturday, 11/10 at 6:30 p.m. in the LaForce Seminar Room (bring your Ross dinner!)

This week’s topic: The Ethics of Organ Donation.

Listen to BBC’s The Opt Out Podcast to know what they will be discussing at this conversation starter.

  • What are Conversation Starters? Often, as students on the pre-health track, we are so consumed by our academic work, that we neglect to pay attention to actual news and issues of the real world. These “Conversation Starters” will aim to foster interdisciplinary conversations about important health and medical-related subjects and furthermore allow us to engage with our fellow pre-health students. Additionally, we hope that these conversations provide practice for our MMI (Multiple Mini Interviews) skills, a critical part of most health-related graduate school admissions. Developing these skills will give us the necessary tools to ace these interviews! We hope you all will come to join us for some thought-provoking and skill-honing conversation. Please feel free to submit any topic ideas, podcasts, articles, and/or papers for our next Conversation Starter.
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