Tag Archives: Seniors

Columbia University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept Info Session and 2-Year Research Opportunities FRIDAY 1/19

Friday, January 19 at 12:15 in the ADK Library

Come meet with Ariana Mills ’17 to hear about her job as a research assistant (RA) in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Columbia University Medical Center and available positions in her department.

This is a highly unique position, ideal for candidates who are taking time off between college and medical school. RAs have four major responsibilities which include:

  • transplant call
  • tissue call
  • consent call
  • databasing

RAs participate in heart and lung organ procurements for transplant surgeries at Columbia. RAs pack the relevant supplies for the procuring surgeons, fly or drive with the surgeons to the donor hospital, perfuse the organ with preservation solution, and deliver the organ back to the recipient OR at Columbia. On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research, as well as obtain consent from these patients to use their tissue for research. RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research project. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is hiring for multiple new RA positions and we invite you come learn about these exceptional opportunities.

Clinical Outcomes Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a full-time, clinical and health policy-oriented Research Assistant to work with their internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary health policy and clinical outcomes research team at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) as well as the Policy and Innovation eValuation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Center, both in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The incumbent will be essential to the research operations of OrACORe/PIVOT and will be an integral member of the centers.

The position will be of interest to seniors considering careers in medicine, public health, public policy, economic evaluation and related fields.

They have hired dozens of college seniors over the last 10-15 years for a 2+ year experience in clinical and policy research relating to musculoskeletal disorders. Many students then move on to medical school, graduate school in public health (and a few to other graduate programs in economics, law, etc). The research environment is lively, collegial and challenging.


Want to learn more? Check out the position in Handshake!

30 Internship Programs You Should Know

Thanks for the folks at US Black Engineer magazine for curating this list! If you are searching for internship opportunities, here are 30 internship programs you should know!

Pre-Med Students: Don’t Miss the Medical School Applicant Panel and MCAT Peer Advice Panel 1/16

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Hillcrest 103

The Health Professions and STEM team is excited to welcome a panel of recent Middlebury College medical school applicants back to campus. Come hear about the application process from students who just went through the cycle. Ask them questions about the interview process (traditional and Multiple Mini Interviews or MMI) and find out what they wish they had known before applying to medical school.

Following the alumni panel, you’ll also hear from a group of your peers who took the MCATs this past summer. The Pre-Medical Society will ask them to share their study schedules, what materials they found useful, what tricks and tips they found to be helpful and test-day strategies.

What a great opportunity to hear about the application process from those who have just gone through it!

Pizza will be provided!

American Museum of Natural History Research and Education Helen Fellowship

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the application for the Helen Fellowship is now open. This fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH. This fellowship is an initiative at the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools required for the 21st Century.

To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit  https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/bridgeup-stem/helen-fellowship.

BridgeUP: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science. This portfolio of programs includes:

  • tuition-free intensive 3-year Brown Scholars program for high school girls
  • introductory middle school institutes covering a range of computational topics, like climate change (full-tuition scholarships are available; email institutes@amnh.org for more information)
  • the Helen Fellowship, a one-year post-baccalaureate fellowship for women
  • an annual overnight hackathon in November for professional developers addressing computational challenges in a given scientific discipline

Learn more in Handshake!

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Harvard Medical School

The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2018 graduates) with a background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 11, 2018.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic neuroimaging research activities within the program. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC would be responsible for monitoring of pace and progress of the study. Serve as a main contact for study participants. Ensure that all components of the participants’ assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake!

Medical Assistant for Pre-Medical Gap Year Students

Interested in taking a gap year? The Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program is an excellent clinical experience perfect for those interested in pursuing an interactive, patient-oriented gap year for 14- or 26-months before medical school matriculation!

Students in the program learn about Dermatology by scribing for physicians, coordinating patient care, and attending educational events. This unique opportunity allows students to develop strong interpersonal skills with patients along with a solid foundation of the healthcare system, especially the intricacies of administrative work that go into achieving high-quality patient care.

They are looking for highly energetic students passionate about patient care with an aspiration to become a well-rounded physician. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the life-long learning that is required once matriculating to medical school. The program offers positions in the Boston area along with a few opportunities out-of-state. Deadline Thursday January 18th 2018. 

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