Other Opportunities

As various opportunities are received by the Medical Education Office they will be posted here. New opportunities arrive daily, so make sure to check back often!    

Established in 1982 in honor of the longtime NMF contributor in Minneapolis/St. Paul, this award provides a $5,000 scholarship to two (2) 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority medical students enrolled in a Minnesota medical school for the 2018-2019 academic year, in recognition of leadership and community service. Application Deadline: June 20, 2018


Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to eight (8) fourth year medical students (for the 2018-2019 academic year) from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers. Application Deadline: June 20, 2018


Established in 2004, this award provides $5,000 to two (2) African American, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students (for the 2018-2019 academic year) who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine. These awards are the highest honors presented to students by the National Medical Association. The two recipients will be required to attend, and will be presented the scholarships, at the 2018 NMA 116th Convention Scientific Assembly in Orlando, Florida. Application Deadline: June 24, 2018


Healthy Eating in Practice Conference

ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project), in partnership with Duke University World Food Policy Center, University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and MAHEC, will present Healthy Eating in Practice August 26-29, 2018, at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.

Healthy Eating in Practice is a hands-on conference for physicians and other healthcare professionals, focused on changing the culture of healthcare to better support healthy eating behaviors, particularly in children and families, and prevent chronic diet-related diseases.

In addition to presentations by leading practitioners, researchers, and policy experts, attendees will visit area farms, farmers markets, and gardens. Participatory cooking workshops will be team taught by nutrition experts alongside local chefs. Daphne Miller, M.D., author of Farmacology, will give a keynote address on the intersection of farming, food, and health. CME, CNE, and other continuing education credits are available.

Register by June 30 for early-bird discounts. Special rates are available for RN, NP, PA, and dietitians/nutritionists.


Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness Course

Applications now being accepted for the life-changing course Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation ofIllness.  Join health professional students from around the world and immerse yourself in the study of social medicine and the root causes of illness.   Enter a global classroom and emerge as a leader advancing health equity in connection with a global community committed to social change.   January 4-25th, 2019 in Northern Uganda and Rwanda.  Elective credit and need-based scholarships available.   Applications due July 15th, 2018.


Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) program

The SCORE program welcomes qualified final year visiting MD students underrepresented in medicine, socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged, and whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their clinical fields for a 4-week residential clinical rotation at Stanford School of Medicine.

We will appreciate if you can inform your students about this program and forward the SCORE webpage link widely to visiting MD students considering Stanford Medicine for residency.

What Students Can Anticipate

  • SCORE will award a $2,000 stipend at the beginning of the rotation
  • In addition to the stipend, SCORE will provide housing to the student for the duration of the rotation
  • SCORE will waive the $200 standard application fee
  • SCORE students receive mentorship from outstanding Stanford faculty members
  • SCORE students participate in special program activities designed to form connections with Stanford faculty, residents, and students
  • SCORE collaborates with other units like the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Graduate Medical Education, Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education, and Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance, among many others, to promote a robust experience during the student's rotation
  • If the SCORE student has additional research interests, there may be the opportunity to participate in a scholarly research program
  • SCORE students can immerse in local community programs and to life in the surrounding Bay Area.

SCORE application submittal deadlines may differ from the standard Stanford Visiting Clerkship application deadlines noted on the Clerkship Period Dates. For departments' specific deadlines for the online SCORE application, click the department links found here to read further on clerkship descriptions and any application submittal deadline date noted.


Annual conference hosted by at the 3M Innovation Center in Saint Paul in October 2018


The sarcoma scholars have been a cornerstone of our educational efforts. The scholars work to educate the other students and the public during their “scholarship year”. Perhaps more importantly they carry the information about sarcoma down through the years as they practice medicine to fellow doctors and to patients presenting with symptoms. 

The scholars are involved in the following educational opportunities:

  • The scholars work to educate the other students and the public during their “scholarship year”. Perhaps more importantly they carry the information about sarcoma down through the years as they practice medicine to fellow doctors and to patients presenting with symptoms. 
  • They attend the regular Thursday morning meetings of the University of MN Sarcoma Team.
  • Arrange and publicize a lunch lectures or dinner on Sarcoma for second year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School, the University Of Minnesota Duluth Medial School and the Mayo Clinic Medical School.
  • Help Dr. Dusenbery put on the “Mini-Medical School” on Sarcoma.
  • They are given a chance to participate in research with U of M Sarcoma Researchers.
  • Act as hosts for RIS Donor Dinners and the annual RIS Fall Fund Raiser.
  • They help with some RIS projects such as donor dinners and gatherings in order to meet and interact with Sarcoma Patients and Survivors.
  • They are invited to submit other ways to educate the medical community and the public about sarcoma. They work with the Red Flags of Sarcoma Committee of RIS to implement these projects.

Entries may include original research, review articles, case reports or topic essays. Judging will be based on originality, creativity, knowledge of psychiatry and contributions to understanding important problems in any of the biopsychosocial dimensions of psychiatry.  Cash prize of $500 and $250 each to two runners-up.  Deadline is mid- June.  Submissions and questions can be sent to Christina Gibson at christina.gibson@uc.edu


In this exciting interdisciplinary travel program, you will travel to the Big Island of Hawaii and learn about integrative healing and wellbeing in a tropical setting. Topics include aromatherapy, indigenous Hawaiian healing, and Reiki.


Open to medical students who have an interest in orthopedic surgery as a career, a year-long comprehensive musculoskeletal experience.

Award Amount: $25,000

Deadline: Ongoing


Scholarly writing and CV building opportunity

Dr. Ted O’Connell, medical director at the Kaiser Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency Program and author of USMLE Secrets and the Crush series of board review books, has a scholarly writing and CV building opportunity he’d like to share with you. He is helping to develop board review questions for a free USMLE Step 1 question bank.

He is already working with dozens of students on this and is looking to broadcast the initiative more broadly.

He is looking for first through fourth year students, particularly those with an interest in writing and academic medicine, though anyone interested is welcome.

As students, you are welcome to participate at any level of involvement you like as there is not a minimum time commitment nor a minimum number of questions. You will receive recognition online for writing even a single question, though if you write 10 questions or more you will be identified as "Founding Contributors" to this free question bank. The development of this question bank will be a rolling project, so there is no deadline or end date at this point.

This project is an opportunity for you to add a scholarly activity to your CV while learning to write USMLE-style questions, and hopefully solidifying your medical knowledge in the process. The project can also lead to other writing opportunities for those who are interested. As this question bank will be completely free for all students to use, he does not have a budget to provide students with financial compensation for work done.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. O’Connell directly.

Here is his contact information:

Ted O'Connell, M.D.
Medical Director
Family Medicine Residency Program
Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Office: (707) 651-3466
Ted.O'Connell@kp.org


The University of Chicago is proud to announce the availability of support for fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine to participate in four-week visiting clerkships at our institution. The Minority Visiting Clerkship Program provides mentoring, networking and $1000 in stipend support for participants.

Visiting clerkships are available in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery. As will all visiting students, eligible participants must be full-time fourth year medical students in good standing at LCME-accredited US medical schools; third year students who have completed core clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology are also eligible to apply and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Most clinical electives begin on the first weekday of each month.

Application instructions. For additional questions, please contact the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs.
 


Do You Use Epic Software? Work Part-Time ---- Join the RAIN Go-Live Support Team!

RAIN Resources provides peer-to-peer, at the elbow support from real practicing physicians, nurses, 4th year medical students and other real-time Epic users who use it every day in the care of their patients. RAIN teams have supported 14,000+ Epic Go-Live provider shifts across 50+ hospitals and 140+ clinics throughout the U.S. To be a RAIN Go-Live Team Member, 4th year medical students must have completed 3 years of medical school and have a minimum of 1 year “hands-on” Epic experience in a clinical environment. You can join RAIN as a part-time W-2 employee or you can join us as a 1099 Independent Contractor (LLC or Corporation). Interested? Register as a new Member.
 


Here’s why you’ll love working for Kaplan:

  • Bolster your resume and build your skill set with extensive public speaking experience.
  • Nationally recognized company that will stand out on your resume regardless of field.
  • Moving? Going back to school? Transfer locations and keep your job.
  • Great performance? Become eligible for Kaplan Elite Teacher status and earn pay-for-performance pay increases.
  • Additional part-time and full-time career growth opportunities to develop and expand your role with us!
  • Earn a FREE Kaplan prep course for yourself, friend, or family member.

Don’t have a teaching background?
That’s okay! Neither did many of our best instructors when they began. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Amazing Kaplan instructors are dynamic, engaging and can make something as intimidating as the MCAT fun and manageable. We’ll work with you to develop your teaching skills through our paid training program, which is done from home. We have a formal training program that provides ongoing feedback to work on your areas of opportunity and improve your teaching style. Once you get into the classroom, you’ll be ready to get our students excited about acing the MCAT!

About Kaplan’s Part-Time Employment Program:
Kaplan provides flexible hours that complement the busy schedule of a working professional or student. Our courses typically meet in the evening and/or weekends and instructors have the ability to select their own schedules. You can expect to earn $22/hour and up based on your background. In addition, Kaplan’s part-time employees have access to corporate discounts, healthcare, and 401(k) savings plan.

Qualifications:
We require MCAT test scores at or above the 90th percentile to qualify to teach. However, for candidates who don't possess qualifying scores or no longer have access to their scores, we are happy to offer a free, online, Kaplan-provided qualifying practice test.

Find more information and see the full job description.

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2018 Regional Interdisciplinary Clinical Reasoning Competition for students in healthcare degree programs. This is your school’s official invitation to join us on March 24th in Omaha, Nebraska!
 
Please forward this invitation to your first and second year medical students. 
 
Hello M1s and M2s! 
 
We are Creighton University’s Clinical Reasoning Club, a group medical and pharmacy students that focus on interprofessional collaboration and education. We are hosting our annual Interdisciplinary Clinical Reasoning Competition on March 24th, 2018 for students in healthcare degree programs. 
 
This is our official invitation to your school - all of the information regarding the competition can be found on our website. 
 
Website: https://cucrc2018.wixsite.com/regionalcompetition
 
We are so excited to be expanding this amazing competition to your school - Please see our website for information on how to register. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: CU.ClinicalReasoning@gmail.com
 
Or, email us directly:
Michael Raffetto (MichaelRaffetto@creighton.edu) - Medicine
Caleb Freeman (StevenFreeman@creighton.edu) - Medicine
Emily Griffin (EmilyGriffin@creighton.edu) - Medicine
Samantha Katzman (SamanthaKatzman@creighton.edu) - Pharmacy
Kaeley Gerstle (KaeleyGerstle@creighton.edu) - Pharmacy