Premedical Opportunities


6/13/2024: Geisel School of Medicine Virtual Information Session

Location: Online

Event date and time: Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. EST

Join Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth for a virtual information session. Panelists will include our Admissions team, but also current students and a member from our DEI office. Our June info session will also include a student that is pursuing an MD/MBA for any pre-meds interested in a dual degree.


Programs and Positions

5/30/24: Weill Cornell Medicine Research Associate Program

Weill Cornell Medicine is excited to announce that we are accepting applications from prospective volunteers for our Fall 2024 cohort. Our Research Associate Program occurs in a clinical setting. We provide opportunities for clinical observation and extended interactions with Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, and patients. Previous experience in a clinical setting is not required.

Research Associates are an important part of our Emergency Medicine Team. They develop familiarity with patient enrollment for ongoing studies and establish a practice for data management, data entry, and data analysis. They learn about ethics and informed consent, work with diverse patient populations, and learn how to approach patients in the Emergency Department. As an integral part of our department, Research Associates are encouraged to participate in our faculty-driven virtual lecture series, monthly meetings, and annual research symposium.

The Fall 2024 cohort begins in September 2024 and ends in April 2025.

Learn more:

Apply before May 30:

6/14/24: American College of Cardiology: Young Scholars Program

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Young Scholars Program is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in a career in cardiology, science, or health care. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for promising young students, that would otherwise not have the opportunity, to learn more about the careers available in the cardiovascular science.

The year-long program provides participants with exposure to education, networking, research opportunities, and mentorship that is specific to careers in cardiovascular medicine.

To participate in the Young Scholars - College track, an applicant must be a:

  1. Enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4- year college institution during the 2024-2025 school year

  2. Attend a college, university, or other similar institution in the United States

  3. Interested in the field of cardiology, science, or healthcare

Special consideration is given to applicants planning to apply to medical school, pharmacy school, post-baccalaureate programs, nursing school, or technician programs

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

Applications are due June 14. Please contact Olivia Hanson ([email protected]) with any questions.


Additional Opportunities

Barnard Summer Session A Seminar: The Politics of Care

This Barnard Summer Session A seminar in Medical Anthropology is designed with pre-health students in mind, and is a great way to delve into social science- and humanities-oriented approaches to health, illness, and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. Students at all levels and majors are welcome!

Prof. Lesley Sharp
PhD, Medical Anthropology

Class Description
What do we mean when we speak of “care”? How might we (re)imagine practices of care as political and moral projects? What promises, paradoxes, or failures surface amid entrenched inequalities? And what hopes, desires, and fears inform associated utopic and dystopic visions of daily survival? These questions will serve as a scaffolding of sorts for this course, and our primary goals are fourfold. First, we will begin by interrogating the meaning of “care” and its potential relevance as a political project in medical and other domains. Second, we will track care’s associated meanings and consequences across a range of contents, communities, and geographies of care. Third, we will remain alert to the temporal dimensions of care, as envisioned and experienced historically, in the here-and-now, and in the futuristic world of science fiction. Finally, we will consider the moral underpinnings of intra-human alongside interspecies care.

Enrollment limited to 10 students

Class meets M/W 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Columbia Public Health Club: Connecting Generations Community Wellness Buddies

Are you interested in building connections with older adults? Connecting Generations (through Columbia Public Health Club) matches students with seniors at Harlem Wellness Center to build authentic intergenerational relationships. Once you’re matched with your buddy, you are free to choose what activities you want to participate in, including art-making, pen-pal exchanges, and social events. Hours are flexible and completely up to your and your partner!

Complete this form to be matched with a buddy, and for further questions please reach out to [email protected] or check @cupublichealthclub on Instagram.

Apply for the Emotional PPE Project Internship

Founded in 2020, The Emotional PPE Project has become a national leader in championing mental health for healthcare workers. They have served 2,400+ healthcare workers via their mental health directory. Additionally, they have raised national awareness of the issues healthcare workers face with stigma and barriers to care through media and publication in journals like JAMA.

As an organization, The Emotional PPE Project is currently in an exciting period of growth and re-branding to expand the scope of who they serve and how they reach healthcare workers. They are currently seeking an intern to help support the team.

Applicants who have marketing or research experience, are interested in learning through a fast-paced non-profit environment, and are passionate about healthcare/mental health are invited to apply!

If interested in applying, please submit a resume and brief statement of interest to [email protected].

Parkinson's Pals Volunteer and E-board

Parkinson's Pals is a student-run non-profit organization dedicated to destigmatizing Parkinson's disease and creating lasting friendships between people with Parkinson's and student volunteers.

Through this program, students and patients will be matched according to interests and meet around once a week to simply chat. The hope is that this reduces feelings of isolation experienced by many people with Parkinson’s while educating students on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its lived experiences. They've been able to partner with various PD organizations across New York and are hoping to hold group activities this coming Fall. It is a great way for pre-Health students to gain clinical experience and for students to help out the NYC community.

The program is currently recruiting more student volunteers as well as E-board positions.

Learn More and Apply

Volunteer for the Community of Volunteer Educators (COVE) 

The Community of Volunteer Educators (COVE) is a volunteer-run public service organization providing free, virtual tutoring for students in NYC. COVE aims to expand access to equitable youth learning opportunities and strives to advance issues of economic, racial, and social justice within our communities. They are currently in the process of recruiting new volunteers, specifically volunteer tutors and instructional support admin. Their volunteer tutors support K-12 students in various subjects, including but not limited to algebra, history, and language arts. Instructional support admin work with tutors and provide pedagogical support. Classes accommodate both tutor and student availability, and are conducted via Zoom or Google Meet.

Students can join the team through their Tutor Sign-up form.

Visit their website to learn more. 

Submit to GYNECA, Columbia Undergraduate Journal of Gynecology and Women's Health

GYNECA is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication supported by Columbia professors. Its mission is to help fill the knowledge gap on the role that sex and gender differences play in health and disease while promoting student research in the discourse on healthcare. They are currently accepting manuscripts relevant to women and gender minorities’ health research, which includes but is not limited to reproductive health, mental health, global health, family planning, breast/ovarian cancer, prenatal health, menstrual health, and medical sociology. They are interested in publishing preliminary, introductory, or supplementary research. This would not only be a great opportunity for students to get their work published, but also ensures that data/results of larger projects would NOT be compromised. 

They are also currently looking for cover artists and general artists who would like to engage with reproductive health issues through a creative art approach.

Visit the journal's website to learn more and submit work. 

C.A.R.E. Volunteer Program at Mount Sinai Queens

Volunteers in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Care and Respect for Elders with Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) program assist the nursing staff and offer patient support by greeting older patients and engaging them in friendly conversation, helping improve the overall health, health care, and quality of life of elderly patients. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking direct patient contact.

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Volunteer for the NY Presbyterian Hospital DOVE Program

The NY Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE) program is recruiting volunteers to assist survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in the emergency rooms of several NewYork Presbyterian hospitals (Columbia Medical Center, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and Lower Manhattan Hospital). Advocates volunteer their time and energy to ensure survivors' voices are heard, safety is assured, other immediate needs are met, and appropriate linkages to essential resources are established.

DOVE advocates are first-responders and can play a vital role and make a difference in the lives of survivors, family members, and friends in the immediate aftermath of the trauma.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Strong commitment to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence
  • Ability to reach the emergency room of their respective program within 60 minutes
  • Complete a free 40-hour training course
  • Comply with medical clearance standards
  • Be on-call for at least two shifts per month
  • Make a one-year commitment to the program

Learn More

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Grad School Resources 

The ASPPH hosts a variety of events and provides many resources to assist students considering a career in public health.