Upcoming Premedical Opportunities

To enhance the rigorous academic curriculum offered by the Postbac Premed Program, students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming opportunities available both on- and off-campus.

Note: The opportunities on this page may not satisfy the 120 hours of work in a clinical or research setting required for committee support. Learn more about Premedical Clinical and Research Positions and contact your advisor for additional information. 


Spring 2023 Events

3/24/23 - Hospital for Special Surgery Summer Volunteer Opportunities Info Session

Event Date: Fri., March 24, 12 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Representatives from the Hospital for Special Surgery will be hosting an event on Fri., March 24, to tell students about some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities available for this summer.

For registration assistance, please reach out to George Macey.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify the office in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and [email protected].


3/25/23 - Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine's Impressions Day 2023

Event Date: Sat., March 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Columbia College of Dental Medicine

Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine's Impressions Day will be in person for the first time in 3 years! Impressions Day is a national initiative of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA), an organization rooted in promoting, aiding, and supporting the academic and social environments of minority students interested in careers in dentistry.

The goal of Impressions Day is to expose pre-dental students to dental school and provide resources to support their future endeavors. Impressions day at Columbia gives students an inside look at their facilities and how we learn and develop into dental providers. Impressions day also gives students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with faculty and current dental students.

The day will include a student panel, an application workshop, interview preparation, hands on activities, and plenty of giveaways! Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

For questions, contact [email protected]

3/25/23 - City College of New York Pre-Health Professions Fair

Event Date: Sat., March 25, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Second Floor of Shepard Hall, City College of New York 

The Program in Pre-Health at the City College of New York will be hosting their 10th Annual Health Professions Fair.


  • 10 - 11 a.m. - Physician's Assistant Panel: How do I become a competitive applicant?
  • 10 - 11 a.m. - Pre-Dental Panel: How do I become a competitive applicant?
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. -  Pre-Med Panel: How do I become a competitive applicant
  • 12 - 3 p.m. - Fair

Please contact Belinda Smith with any questions. 


3/28/23 - Columbia University MD/PhD Panel Discussion

Event Date: Tues., March 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online 

Panelists will speak about the preparation for a career as a physician-scientist and address common questions, including: 

  • Why choose a MD/PhD program?
  • Who is a competitive applicant for combined degree programs?
  • How should students choose programs and schools that are the right fit?

Registration is required. The Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the event. 


3/28/23 - 3/29/23 - Association of American Medical Colleges Virtual Medical School Fair

Event Dates: Tues., March 28 - Wed., March 29, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Online

Whether you're just starting to consider a career in medicine or you're deep into the admissions process, the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair is the perfect opportunity to learn more about a medical career.

The fair brings together 90 medical schools and programs from across the country, all in one place. Attendees will have the opportunity
to live chat with school representatives on March 29 and learn more about their unique programs. The fair is completely free to attend. 

Every registrant receives a promo code for 15% off of a 1- or 2-year subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements™ (MSAR®) website. 

Tuesday, March 28 |
Live Information Sessions: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 29 |
Chat with Medical Schools: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


3/29/23 - Ethics for Lunch: Treatment Over Objection 

Event Date: Wed., March 29, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: CUIMC Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Amphitheater 1 or Zoom

Students are invited to attend a Columbia University Master's in Bioethics lunch event, Ethics for Lunch: Treatment Over Objection. The speaker for the event will be Katherine Fischkoff, MD. Dr. Fischkoff is a general and acute care surgeon, with a special interest in medical ethics. Dr. Fischkoff’s clinical skills and research expertise have earned her recognition as Medical Director for the Surgical Step Down Unit and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. She has produced influential research in the field of medical ethics to help clarify the role of the surgeon in difficult ethical situations. During the COVID pandemic, she led the way in developing standard-of-care recommendations to guide the diverse and numerous ethics challenges faced by all healthcare workers.

Dr. Fischkoff earned her medical degree from George Washington University and went on to receive specialized training at NYU, Cornell and Memorial-Sloan Kettering before joining the team at Columbia.

Food will be provided for those choosing to attend in person.

For further information about this event, please contact Athina Fontenot.

3/30/23 - Veterinary Admissions Virtual Fair

Event Date: Thurs., March 30, 12 - 5 p.m.
Location: Online 

Students are invite to attend the Veterinary Admissions Virtual Fair hosted by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges to learn about the future of veterinary medicine and talk to admissions representatives.


3/31/23 & 4/1/23 - Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

Registration Deadline: Feb. 6
Travel Award Application Deadline: Feb. 6
Event Date: Fri., March 31, 6 - 9:15 p.m. & Sat., April 1, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts

The Sixteenth biennial Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference (BSCP) will take place in-person for the first time since 2018 and we need your help in identifying underrepresented minority (particularly Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX or American Indian/Alaska Native students) college and community college students; post-baccalaureates; medical, dental and graduate school students; and postdoctoral fellows who would benefit from attending the conference.

The aim of the Conference is to provide students and fellows with an opportunity to network with advisors and mentors from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health, academia and the biopharmaceutical industry. These advisors and mentors will encourage students and fellows to complete advanced studies and provide concrete advice and information on available resources, professional opportunities and career paths in biomedical science and other science-related fields. The Conference also enables students and fellows to meet, inspire and network with one another. Additionally, each Conference offers breakout and plenary sessions, and a program featuring science resources, including internships, summer programs and after-school activities. 

The conference is free. Student participants should be seriously interested in or currently studying medicine, biomedical science or other science-related fields, such as chemistry, physics, biology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, biotechnology, physical therapy, public health, allied health or environmental science.

BSCP is also pleased to announce a Travel Awards program for students/fellows who are unable to attend the BSCP Conference due to financial hardship.

To request an application, please contact Ahmed Azim.

Learn more
Any questions regarding the event please contact Pinar Kilicci-Kret

4/1/23 - A.T. Still University's Open House at Spring Expo

Event Date: Sat., April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Location: 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

The Open House at Spring Expo is a program-specific information session for prospective students that includes a campus tour and meeting faculty and current students. Information sessions begin at 10:00 am and tours will be offered, starting at 10:30 am.

The open house is part of the outdoor ATSU Spring Expo, a platform for clinicians and future clinicians to build allies with the suppliers of products and services, program directors, and other professionals within the medical network.

A.T. Still also hosts many virtual sessions throughout the semester that include professional development workshops, test prep workshops, and program information sessions.

Register for the open house

4/1/23 - University of Maryland, School of Dentistry Campus Open House

Event Date: Sat., April 1, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland School of Dentistry

The University of Maryland will be hosting a campus open house, and the School of Dentistry will be opening its door for an overview of their programs as well as a question and answer session and a tour of the dental school.


4/6/23 - MD/DO-PhD '22-'23 APSA Applicant Interactive Series Session II: Primary Applications

Event Date: Thurs., April 6, 7 p.m.
Location: Online

Students are invited to join the American Physician Scientists Association for a discussion on physician scientist careers and the training process.


4/12/23 - April Narrative Medicine Rounds with Anna DeForest

Event Date: Wed., April 12, 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: Online

For their April Rounds, the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is excited to host Anna DeForest. She is a neurologist and palliative care physician and author of the novel "A History of Present Illness," called "brutal and brave...one of the best in the 'making of a doctor' genre" by Booklist.

The novel is DeForest's debut, and marks her as a significant
new voice in the literary world, bringing truths in her fiction that many of us have no access to. According to The New York Times, "A HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS offers us the perspective of a doctor who feels everything. Her writing is dreamlike and fragmentary, a sequence of vivid scenes that the reader must piece together, like a puzzle, to understand who exactly is telling us this story. The answer, tucked in the book’s last pages, is a revelation."

Anna has an MFA from Brooklyn College and an MD from Columbia University, and currently works in palliative care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


4/19/23 - Columbia University M.S. in Bioethics Info Session

Event Date: Wed., April 19, 6 - 7 p.m. 
Location: Online

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Bioethics program grounds students in interdisciplinary approaches and models to address the most pressing bioethical challenges. The Bioethics program prepares students to act as responsible and responsive leaders in this new and ever-growing field.

Join this session in which distinguished Bioethics faculty will provide insight into the program and answer any questions about the courses they lead at Columbia University.


4/29/23 - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Student National Dental Association, Impressions Day

Event Date: Sat., April 29, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Fri., April 21
Location: Room B13 - Corby Auditorium, 240 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Student National Dental Association at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is hosting their annual Impressions Day on Saturday, April 29. The event will provide an overview of their admissions process, student panel, lab activities and more.


9 a.m. Check-In

Penn Dental Medicine Overview
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Academic Overview with Dr. Faizan Alawi
9:35 - 9:50 a.m. Financial Overview with Ms. Danielle Grega
9:55 - 10:25 a.m.  Admissions Overview with Ms. Menty Bayleyen
10:30 - 10:55 a.m. Diversity with Dr. Beverly Crawford

Introduction to Dentistry
11 - 11:30 a.m. Dental Terminology & Anatomy with Dr. Beverly Crawford
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. What is Dentistry? with Dr. Francis Smithgall
12:20 - 1 p.m. Student Panel & Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Guided Tour

Hands-On Activities
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Impressions & Stone Models
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Simodont Lab

Register by Fri., April 21

Programs & Positions

Spring 2023 Programs & Positions

3/27/23 - Weill Cornell Medical College Simulation Apprenticeship for Pre-health Students

Program Dates: Mon., March 27 - Fri., March 31 and Fri., April 7

The Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for bright, enthusiastic pre-health students who are interested in an exciting opportunity to participate in a "Simulation Apprenticeship."

Apprentices will work together with Weill Cornell medical faculty to help conduct various simulated patient encounters using computerized audio/video technology. These encounters are intended to help medical students practice their clinical reasoning, teamwork, and procedural skills. Apprentices will have opportunities to see many simulated medical conditions up close and learn from a multi-professional group of Weill Cornell faculty.

The program is in-person at the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in Manhattan. Apprentices are required to be onsite. The course will run from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. during the program dates.

Program Requirements

  • An interest in a health professions career
  • Must attend ONE orientation (IN PERSON) on any of the following dates:
    • Feb 10, 12-4pm
    • Feb 23, 2-6pm
    • Feb 27, 3-7pm
  • Available to participate for a minimum of three or more sessions
  • Must be fully immunized against COVID- 19
  • Proof of immunity verification (PPD, measles, mumps, rubella etc) to be filled out by your primary care doctor. The form will be sent to you once you have been accepted to the program and must be fully completed by the deadline provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Fraymovich .


3/29/23 - Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program

Application Deadline: Wed., March 29, 11:59 p.m.
Program Dates: June 12 to June 16, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program for undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in bioethics. These groups include and are not limited to communities of color, Indigenous communities, rural residents, and students with disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with distinguished scholars from around the country and learn about theoretical and applied issues in bioethics. Participants will develop skills in clarifying, explaining and justifying their views on topics in bioethics, and in listening with respect to divergent views. Sessions include lectures, group discussions, and small group exercises. Students who complete all program requirements will receive a stipend of $500.

Learn more and Apply

4/14/23 - NYU Langone Health - Neuroscience Research Associates Program

Application Deadline: April 14

NYU Langone Health's Neuroscience Institute encourages talented graduates to apply for a Research Associate (RA) position starting Summer 2023. Neuroscientists at NYU are members of a stimulating, collegial community, equipped with advanced technological resources in the heart of Manhattan. Technicians conduct groundbreaking research with leading scientists, gaining valuable experience and preparation for graduate school, with the aim of a career in biomedical research.

Current research topics cover a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition, and behavior.

Research associates have access to:

  • An intellectually stimulating and collegial environment
  • State-of-the-art technology and resources
  • Research projects led by world class scientists in a range of disciplines that includes molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience

As part of the Research Associates Program, they offer a series of events that support the transition from research associate to graduate student. They also host events that empower research associates through personal and professional development.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://med.nyu.edu/departments-institutes/neuroscience/education/research-associates-program

For questions about the program or the application process, please email Gabriela Serrano, Project Coordinator.

4/30/23 - USC Bovard Scholars, USC Pre-Med Academy

Application Deadline: Sun., April 30 - Rolling admissions: early applications encouraged 

Offered free of charge through USC Bovard Scholars, the USC Pre-Med Academy is an online program designed for high-achieving college students who have financial need and lack the resources to succeed in the highly competitive medical school application process. The program supports students by encouraging them to utilize the resources on their home campus, while also providing them with a free MCAT prep course, guest speaker panels, and peer support from around the country.


  • Applicants should be two to three years away from applying to medical school
  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • First-generation and Pell-eligible
  • Committed to pursuing medicine

If selected, each scholar will receive support with medical school preparation including:

  • One-on-one mentorship from a medical school admissions expert
  • Free MCAT test prep
  • Nationwide peer community connections
  • Access to medical students, practicing physicians, and medical school faculty and staff
  • Complete application support—from the personal statement, and letters of recommendation to school selection and interviewing
  • Relevant workshops and guest speaker event opportunities

The program begins in August 2023, and support continues throughout the pre-med planning, application, and decision-making process.

To apply, please visit the USC Pre-med Academy website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and space is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early for the best chance of admission. Applications will be accepted until the class is full, or no later than April 30, 2023. 

Additional Opportunities

Additional Opportunities

‘Glass Half Full or Empty’: Illuminating the Human Transcriptome

Dates: Jan. 21st, Feb. 4th, Feb. 11th, Feb. 18th, Mar. 4th, Mar. 25th, Apr. 1st
Time: Saturdays 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
Location: Mudd 829, Mudd 382

The Double Discovery Center is a holistic college prep program that equips first generation students from low income communities in Harlem and Washington Heights with academic enrichment, socio-emotional learning, and a long-term network of support, all while expanding the perspectives of our students and ourselves.

‘Glass Half Full or Empty’: Illuminating the Human Transcriptome is a new DDC biology lab course, allowing students to learn microbiology lab techniques while participating in a novel research project. Conceptual concepts included primer design, polymerase chain reaction, electrochemical cells, gel electrophoresis and Sanger sequencing. Practical skills include pipetting, gel sample loading and gel extraction utilizing spin column-based nucleic acid purification.

We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about teaching, interested in the subject matter, and willing to teach the course independently in the Summer and Fall of 2023.

Please email Theo Nelson and Dennis Zhang, describing your previous experience and interest.

Clinical Research Positions at the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI)

The Tisch Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated cancer center providing comprehensive care, that was established with the vision of creating a multidisciplinary approach to clinical care and clinical research. TCI takes great pride in providing exceptional medical care to help patients live longer, healthier lives! They are committed to recruiting and developing some of the most distinguished clinicians, researchers, and support staff to advance scientific knowledge. TCI accelerates scientific discovery through clinical trials to improve quality of life and outcomes of our patients.

A clinical research professional (CRP) works closely with principal investigators in the implementation, development, and management of clinical trials. CRPs play an integral part on the study team in that they ensure the trial activities progress smoothly.


  • Degree in science or related field
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Attentive to details
  • Empathetic and motivated
  • Values working within a diverse workforce and treating a unique patient population

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

  • Coordinating care
  • Abstracting, collecting, entering, and analyzing data
  • Identifying and matching patients to promising clinical trials
  • Providing protocol expertise to guide clinicians/ investigators
  • Advocating for patients and educating the community
  • Maintaining compliance with federal and institutional regulations
  • Administrative liaising for projects
  • Managing and processing specimen

For more information, email the TCI recruitment team or visit the Mount Sinai career website.

Johns Hopkins University CTY Summer 2023 Job Opportunities

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking Resident Assistants, Residential Program Assistants, Sr. Resident Assistants, Health Assistants, Program Assistants and Teaching Assistants for their Summer 2023 Programs.

CTY provides today's brightest K-12 students with fun, challenging courses, a close-knit community of engaged, like-minded peers, and a strong foundation for future success in college and career endeavors.

Residential programs will be held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, and Rhode Island. Room and Board are provided at the residential sites. Day/Commuter programs will be held in Baltimore and New York City.

About the Positions:

  • Program Assistant: Responsible for student supervision. PAs also plan and lead all social activities. Salary: $1,688 per session
  • Resident Assistant: Assists in developing a fun, dynamic, and engaging activities program. Salary: $1,826 per session
  • Residential Program Assistant: Provides daily logistical support. Salary: $2,142 per session
  • Senior Resident Assistant: Helps manage the day-to-day operation and implementation of the residential program and supervises the staff of resident assistants. Salary: $2,255 per session
  • Teaching Assistant: Tutors students, assists with class paperwork, teaches the class as requested by the instructor, and other duties that helps to ensure the class runs smoothly. Salary: $1,688 per session
  • Health Assistant: Works closely with the site nurse(s) and participates in the day-to-day operation of the site health office to keep track of students' medications and medical appointments, conferring with parents/guardians, and acting as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. Salary: $2,142 per session

For questions, please contact [email protected].

Learn More and Apply

Systems Biology Initiative - High School Synthetic Biology Workshops

Join the Systems Biology Initiative teaching team to get involved in teaching various student-led workshops on biology.

The Systems Biology Initiative teaches high school students the frontiers of research and foundations of synthetic biology, which can include biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, genetic engineering, and biomedical engineering.

Involvement in the teaching team can low-commitment or high-commitment with lower commitment options including writing a few PSet questions for the students or giving a 15-30 minute lecture as a guest speaker about your research or research/theory/technique(s). Higher commitment options include preparing slides and/or lesson plans and teaching for one hour or more.

A group of two to four instructors teaches each workshop session together, and teamwork and leadership are fostered. The group will design and review lessons together, to become better educators by learning from each other and studying the art of teaching together.

To join the team or for any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Volunteer for the NY Presbyterian Hospital DOVE Program

The NY Presbyterian Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies program is recruiting volunteers to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as On-Call Advocates for the Columbia and Allen emergency departments.

Position Requirements:

  • Advocates must be at least 21 years old.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence.
  • 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

Columbia Student Service Corps (CSSC) Medical Mentorship Program

The Columbia Student Service Corps program offers premedical graduate, undergraduate and postbac students peer mentorship from Columbia VP&S medical students, support with the medical school application process, connection to clinical research and volunteering opportunities, and engagement in professional networking and development.

Please fill out this Google form and they will do their best to pair you with a Columbia VP&S medical student who has common interests and experiences and can help you most!

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.

The Clinical Excellence Podcast

The Clinical Excellence Podcast  is a great way for pre-health students/applicants to begin to think about their own experiences in the clinic and how they may want to portray those in their application materials. Focusing on clinical interactions and all the concepts intertwined, each episode of this biweekly podcast features a different interview subject and topic related to clinical practitioners improving their relationships with patients. Their host, Director of Academic Programming at the Bucksbaum Institute and General Internist at UChicago Medicine, Dr. Adam Cifu discusses with his colleagues many aspects about their clinical interactions over their careers in these biweekly episodes. The first episode released on Sept 13th, and discusses some of the core competencies related to Physician Burnout.

The "Joel Schwab, MD On Being a Doctor" Lecture Series

The "Joel Schwab, MD On Being a Doctor" Lecture Series is a monthly lecture series featuring Bucksbaum Faculty Scholars from UChicago and around the US presenting on a selected aspect of effective clinical care. The goal of this series is to educate students on the importance of the interpersonal side of medicine and, particularly, the doctor-patient relationship.