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!  

  

Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Scott D. Martin is currently inviting third-year medical students to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard teaching hospital. This fellowship is awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated a keen interest in orthopaedics and is a competitive candidate for orthopaedic residency.


This is a wonderful opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to strengthen his or her application for the orthopaedic residency match. The research fellow works directly under Dr. Scott Martin. He or she will function as a research coordinator for any new or ongoing projects. This involves leading his or her own studies, as well as functioning as a co-investigator on collaborative ventures with residents, fellows, and attendings at MGH and other sites, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Health Care Center at Gillette Stadium.

Responsibilities and daily activities include: developing research hypotheses and performing literature reviews; composing research protocols; drafting and submitting IRB proposals; interacting with, recruiting, and examining patients in clinic; collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical research data; preparing and submitting results for academic publication and presentation to peers. The position also provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to learn and hone clinical exam skills; to observe and partake in surgeries; and to attend lectures and conferences with orthopaedic residents and faculty.

This research position is unique in that the medical student interacts with a nationally-recognized orthopaedic surgeon on a daily basis. The nature of the position makes excellent organizational and communication skills paramount. Applicants are selected based on research experience and medical school performance, as well as enthusiasm and interest. The chosen applicant typically begins the summer after third-year rotations are completed and works for one calendar year before returning to finish their fourth year and apply to residency. The position is salaried with full benefits and interviews will begin in early 2018. Application deadline is February 23, 2018, but it is highly recommended to submit your application before that time, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, and 2x2 headshot. They should be sent to jstelzer@mgh.harvard.edu with the subject line “Ortho Research Fellowship.”

Interested individuals should contact the current research fellow, John Stelzer, at jstelzer@mgh.harvard.edu.


Social and economic factors have an incredible impact on the health of patients worldwide. Health professionals are routinely exposed to these socioeconomic forces, with limited training in how to effectively respond. In response to this gap, each year EqualHealth convenes health profession students for a three-week immersion into the principles of social medicine. Building a remarkable community, we grapple with challenges questions that face providers globally.

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for our sixth annual Social Medicine Course, “Beyond the Biological Basics of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness” in Haiti.

This three-week course, which will be held from July 8-28, 2018 in Haiti’s Central Plateau, is designed for health professional students of all levels and links tropical medicine with social medicine teaching.

The course blends field visits, classroom-based presentations and discussions, group reflections, student presentations, films, and patient interaction.

We create an innovative, interactive learning environment where students participate as learners and teachers. Our goal is to advance understanding of the interactions between the biology of disease and the social, cultural, economic, political, and historical factors that influence illness presentation and social experience.

Eligibility criteria for applicants:
-Graduate-level health profession students of any year (medical, nursing, social work, public health, dentistry).
-Proficiency in French
-Availability for the entire course duration (July 8-28,2018)

More information and applications are available on our website at: http://www.equalhealth.org/socialmedicine/

Application deadline is February 26, 2018


Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship

The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is awarded annually to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. The Fellowship is designed to encourage young people to continue their work in tropical medicine and hygiene and recognize their achievements thus far.

The Fellowship is named after Benjamin H. Kean (1912-1993), the founder of the tropical medical program and a renowned professor of clinical tropical diseases and public health at Cornell University. In addition to being one of the most respected and admired educators at Cornell, Dr. Kean is known for his work in discovering the cause of traveler’s diarrhea and for being a physician to many of the best-known personalities of the 20th Century, ranging from artist Salvador Dali to Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II to writer Sherwood Anderson and the Shah of Iran.

ASTMH presents the Ben Kean Fellowships to strengthen the link between the past accomplishments of the clinicians and researchers in tropical medicine and hygiene and the next generation of leaders in the field.

This fellowship is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. Read Frequently Asked Questions about this fellowship. Read more about the recipients of this fellowship.

Deadline is February 28, 2018


Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program

Maimonides Scholars Fellowship
Jerusalem, Israel July 3 - July 26, 2018

Based on the success of our Jewish Medical Ethics Summer Program over the past fifteen years, we are pleased to offer the four week program again this summer in Jerusalem, Israel. The program will be held July 3 - July 26, 2018. Students from over sixty medical schools (including the University of Minnesota ) have participated in the program.

The program features a course in Jewish medical ethics combined with workshops on Jewish thought and exciting tours and hikes throughout Israel. The purpose of the program is to enable medical students to explore Jewish approaches to challenging medical issues confronting health care professionals. Compelling seminars on Jewish thought address contemporary issues facing the Jewish people.

The faculty includes renowned medical ethicists, doctors, professors and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy. The medical ethics curriculum incorporates the case-study method and hospital rounds, and qualifies for elective medical school credit.

Applications are due via email by March 1, 2018.

For more information and an application please refer to:
www.neijs.org
info@neijs.org


The embryology project is presented by the dance collective BodyCartography Project in collaboration with the Weisman Art Museum. Project participants will work alongside project
facilitators to explore Body-Mind Centering, a movement practice based on application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles utilizing body, touch and
voice. Participants of all abilities and levels of movement experience are invited. Collectively, the team will work to unravel the mystery of human embryological development as it relates to
cellular consciousness, movement, mind and spirit through the construction of a new public artwork.

EMBRYOLOGY PROJECT GOALS:  
• Explore movement’s therapeutic potential individually and collectively with diverse team of performers and researchers
• Develop embodied interdisciplinary educational approaches involving practitioners from different backgrounds
• Deepen our understanding of how movement practices can impact us collectively beyond the classroom to create profound and challenging artistic experiences

COMPENSATION​: $12.00 / Hr.

REQUIREMENTS: ​University of Minnesota pre-med or medical student with interest in embryology.

PROJECT SCHEDULE​:
July 1 - August 15, 3 hour sessions twice a week; Exact times TBD

BodyCartography Project is founded by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad with the mission to create live performances that facilitate re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and
presence. For the last twenty years BCP team creates performances that are rooted in contemporary dance, somatic and socially engaged practice, and public art, in urban, domestic,
wild, and social landscapes.  

Please contact Olive Bieringa (olive@bodycartography.org) with expressions of interest or questions before March 2, 2018​.


Applications are now open for 2018-2019 cohort of URTC student researchers! The Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC) matches students in the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center and participating institutions in Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Under the mentorship of UMN and Ugandan faculty, teams propose small-scale research projects to be carried out in about one year. Applications are due March 2, 2018

Please contact Molly McCoy mccoy019@umn.edu with questions. Apply here.


Medical Student Producer

Are you interested in public health, social media, or medical television? If so, this is the internship for you! The Dr. Oz Show, is looking for medical students to come join our team in New York City. The show relies on its medical students to make sure all information that airs is medically accurate. This means you’ll be reviewing scripts, briefing Dr. Oz on medical topics before tapings, and reviewing footage before it airs to make sure it’s medically sound. In other words, you’ll be heavily involved in the production process. You’ll also have a chance to explore your creative side by writing radio scripts for Dr. Oz and designing medical animations that air on the show. Through this experience, you will also get the chance to meet important members of the medical community like Dr. Sanjay Gupta MD and the Surgeon General. If you’re interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gretchen Goetz, Medical Associate Producer, at ggoetz@zoco.com. We look forward to seeing you in the Big Apple!

This is an eight to nine-month, full-time, paid position that will run throughout the show’s tenth season, from the beginning of August through April. It is typically filled by medical students who have completed their third year and who wish to take a year off before completing their coursework and beginning their residency.

Candidates must be able to take a year off from school, as these are full-time positions. Candidates should have an interest in health media, but experience in a media-related field is not required.

The offices for The Dr. Oz Show are located in Manhattan. Episodes tape in front of a live studio audience and air daily around the U.S. and several other countries around the world!

The approximate term of the position runs from about August of 2018 to April of 2019.

If you are interested in working with us, please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in working for the show, along with a resume/CV to Associate Medical Producer Gretchen Goetz (ggoetz@zoco.com) by FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018. [Please make sure you include the phrase “medical student producer” in the subject line of your email to ensure your application is processed.


Applications for 2018 Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting

IDSA and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are pleased to co-sponsor the seventh annual ID Research Careers Meeting, an exciting program designed to help foster the next generation of infectious diseases physician-scientists. The two-and-one-half day meeting for ID fellows, residents, and medical students will take place from June 7 – 9, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Lodging and travel costs will be provided for meeting participants. Please encourage research-oriented fellows, residents, and medical students at your institution to apply. All interested may apply but space is limited.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading ID physician-scientists about frontiers in medical research, including from keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director. There will be presentations and discussion on the practical aspects of developing a successful career in research. Attendees will have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session and visit the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, our faculty will be available for both formal and informal interaction over the course of the meeting.

All applications are due Friday, March 16, 2018. The application to attend will require a statement of interest from the applicant and a short statement of recommendation from their research mentor, advisor, or faculty member familiar with their interest in research.


Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award

Established in 2013 by NMF Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three slaves who, as subjects of experimentation that helped shape advances in current clinical and surgical knowledge, are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology. This scholarship provides two (2) $5,000 awards to African-American women who are known descendants of American slaves. Applicants must be enrolled accredited US medical school programs.

Applications are due March 18th, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

If you have questions or concerns about submitting your application, please contact scholarships@nmfonline.org


2018 Regional Interdisciplinary Clinical Reasoning Competition for students in healthcare degree programs

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. 

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


Community Health Initiative (CHI) Summer 2018 Community Internships

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Internships are PAID summer internship opportunities for University of Minnesota graduate students enrolled in the School of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work. These positions provide students with valuable applied learning experiences. Internships may also be used to fulfill degree field experience requirements.

The CHI program is supported by funding from Medica and offered through BCED. Student interns will assist community-based nonprofit organizations and small businesses that focus directly on addressing public health issues or health disparities in underserved, socially and economically challenged communities.

CHI Summer Internships are offered from May 21 through August 31, 2018 and may be full-time (40 hours per week), 3/4-time (30 hours per week), or part-time (20 hours per week) positions that are located and supervised at the host organization’s site.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 


We are seeking applications from medical students interested in a new, one-year NIH-funded Mentored Research Training program to start June 1, 2018.

Our T32 Predoctoral Training Program offers medical students a 12-month mentored research experience with opportunities to participate in research on many levels and learn from successful program faculty conducting cutting-edge clinically relevant basic, clinical and translational research in the auditory, vestibular, olfactory, and communication sciences. In addition, tuition is available for students who wish to take courses in clinical investigation and obtain a master’s degree.

 To apply, download Application Packet, complete and submit the application by no later than Monday, April 2, 2018.


Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2001 by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, this scholarship provides $5,000 to four (4) 2nd or 3rd year minority medical students who demonstrate financial need, as well as academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service. Application Deadline: April 18, 2018


Medical students (or a team of students) may apply for Family Medicine Innovation Grants. These $500 to $1,000 start-up grants allow students to design and implement innovation projects in areas of interest clearly focused in Family Medicine. Applications accepted throughout the year.

Innovation grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Application deadline: May 1, 2018.


Kaiser East Bay - Diversity Disparities Scholarship Opportunity

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is offering a $2,000 Diversity Disparities Scholarship to current fourth -year medical students. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018.

Info flyer and application


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