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 employment and volunteer 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 premedical advisor for additional information. 


NYU Langone and Bellevue Volunteer Opportunities for Summer 2024

NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital Center sponsor four selective summer volunteer programs. These include Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital and at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, the Research Associate Internship at Bellevue, and the Health Career Opportunity Program (at various hospital sites).

To learn more about these opportunities, please consider attending one of the two virtual information sessions the NYU/Bellevue Volunteer Office will hold in the weeks ahead:

Fri., Jan. 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To register for either event, please complete this Google form.

12/13/23 - Hofstra/Northwell Zucker School of Medicine:  Virtual Information Session

Date: Wed., Dec. 13, 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell invites you to attend their Virtual Information Session on Wed., Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. They offer a four-year, fully accredited MD program and are located in New York, approximately 30 miles outside of Manhattan. This 60-minute webinar will include a presentation on their curriculum and admissions process by Rona Woldenberg, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions, Professor of Radiology. A student panel will also be joining to answer all questions. Registration is required.

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Programs and Positions

12/31 - Novartis: A Summer of Science Internship

The Biomedical Research division (BR) of Novartis is holding their ten-week Summer of Science Internship Program which provides training opportunities for students who have minimal exposure to industry research. This program enables students to gain research experience that enhances their preparation for careers in biomedical research and application to top graduate and professional programs. Interns will learn about BR's approaches to patient-driven research as they work on their own research project under the guidance of a BR scientist mentor at their research facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts. BR's research covers many disease, science, and technology areas that allow them to closely match each intern's specific interests with one of their labs. Applications are due Sun., Dec. 31.

To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and submitting the application, visit the Novartis Summer Internship Program page.

Casa de Esperanza - Hands of Hope Americorps Service Year Program

AmeriCorps service year opportunity participants help provide care for infants and children up to age six who are at risk for abuse and neglect in Houston, TX. Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members will serve these vulnerable children throughout a 12-month commitment, living in a private, gated community (at no cost) and receiving a living allowance.

Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members will work collaboratively with other AmeriCorps Members in the home to ensure that children’s physical, emotional, and mental needs are met. While the commitment to the organization is only one year, the impact AmeriCorps Members have on the children in their care is lifelong. In turn, the children’s strength, resilience, and love will also make a lifelong impact on them.

They are currently accepting applications for the Sep. 2024 - Aug. 2025 service year.

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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.

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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].

1/3/24 - Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation: Clinical Research Internship Program

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) offers internship opportunities available to undergraduates who are pre-med or planning a career in medicine. The goal of the research internship program is to develop and empower the next generation of cardiovascular health professionals by offering a robust research experience in the field of cardiology. The application deadline is Wed., Jan. 3, 2024.

During this unique educational experience, the research intern is paired with a physician mentor who is actively engaged as a clinician and researcher at a nationally recognized hospital. At the conclusion of the program, the interns will showcase their research work at an open house and poster session. Many projects result in the intern having the opportunity to be an author on an article published in a national scientific journal. Some interns also have the opportunity to present their work at a national cardiovascular conference.

The internship takes place on the campus of the flagship hospital of Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will run from May 22 - Aug. 9, 2024. A stipend will be provided bi-weekly.

To learn more about program specifics, eligibility requirements, and submitting the application, visit the Minneapolis Heart Institute summer internship program page.

1/5/24 - New York Stem Cell Foundation: Summer Internship Program

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is currently accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. The 2024 Program is scheduled to run from June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024. Applications close on Fri., Jan. 5, 2024.

Each year, high-achieving and talented high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are selected to work in New York City as part of the NYSCF Summer Internship Program, a ten-week unique summer enrichment internship program that provides students a rare glimpse into the fast-paced world of stem cell research, insight into life at an entrepreneurial nonprofit research institute, exposure to career opportunities in science, and connections to valuable professional and peer networks.

Onsite internship opportunities are available for all internship tracks. Virtual and hybrid opportunities are also available depending on track selection and mentor capabilities.

To learn more about internship tracks, program specifics, eligibility requirements, and submitting the application, visit the NYSCF summer internship program page.

1/5/24 - Hutch Cancer Center: Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an intensive, nine-week internship for undergraduates entering the summer before their final year, semester, or quarter of study. It is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for students interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. Applications are due Fri., Jan. 5, 2024.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and submitting the application, visit the program page.

1/15/24 - Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine: Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholars program at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is taught by medical school faculty, graduate students, and second-year medical students. The program format is modeled after their Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum. Each week, students are provided with learning objectives, outcomes, and preparatory materials to direct study, activate prior experience and knowledge, and identify areas for growth. Education topics to be emphasized are identified and presented via patient cases, which guide the integrated learning activities throughout the week. Students will also become familiar with the basics of osteopathic manipulative medicine, hear from past program participants and explore topics such as social determinants of health, cultural competency, and healthcare access. Applications are due Mon., Jan. 15, 2024.

To learn more about program specifics, eligibility requirements and submitting the application, visit the program page.

1/17/24 - CUIMC, Department of Neurology: Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates

The Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U) Program is a 2-month fully-funded research training program designed to encourage students from diverse and underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in aging and neuroscience related research. Through a semi-structured summer research program, STAR U will provide 12-15 students per year with:

  • Mentorship from Columbia faculty members on an individualized research project in the field of neuroscience and aging research
  • A range of additional learning opportunities including a seminar series, journal clubs, lectures, and shadowing opportunities
  • Professional networking and social events to foster a sense of community and mentorship that will extend beyond the STAR U program
  • Research experiences are augmented by training, lectures, seminar series, journal clubs, career development activities, and social events to provide an enriching and thought-provoking growth experience, culminating with a final research symposium in which students present their summer research projects.

In addition to the summer activities, they strive to keep in touch with STAR U scholars throughout their academic and professional development through lasting mentorship and other collaborative, supportive relationships. Applications are due Wed., Jan. 17, 2024.

For more information (such as eligibility requirements) and to apply, please visit the program page.

1/22/24 - Mayo Clinic: Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

The Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research at Mayo Clinic provides students with a mentored research experience that assists them in preparing for careers in health care, science, law or bioethics. Students in the summer program develop research skills that include empirical research methods, study design, data collection and analysis, and scholarly writing, and learn how to apply these skills to bioethics research. Students also develop professional skills and gain a familiarity with current and seminal topics in bioethics and timely ethical issues in the health care setting. The application deadline is Mon., Jan. 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Students are expected to dedicate 40 hours a week to a combination of research and educational activities. Each student is placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular ethics research project for about 10 weeks starting in late May or early June. In addition to conducting mentored research, students participate in a biomedical ethics education curriculum led by expert faculty in a small group, discussion-based setting. Clinical and nonclinical researchers lead these weekly discussions.

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1/22/24 - Oregon Health & Science University: Equity Research Program

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Equity Research Program offers an exciting opportunity for diverse undergraduate and college students to spend eight weeks working on research projects alongside faculty, scientists, and graduate students. Examples of internship tracks include:

  • Biomedical studies
  • Dental
  • Health Systems and policy - Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • PA (Physician Assistant)

Applications are due Mon., Jan. 22, 2024.

To learn more about the program and to apply, visit the OHSU summer program page.

1/31/24 - UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an intensive 8-week summer program for undergraduate students and recent graduates to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group events, volunteering, leadership and professional development. The 2024 program dates are Sun., June 23 - Sat., Aug. 17, 2024. No GPA requirement. Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend plus housing and some meals. Applications are due Wed., Jan. 31, 2024.

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1/31/24 - Morehouse College - Lewis Scholars' Imhotep Project 2024

The Lewis Scholars' Imhotep Project is an 11-week summer internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The application deadline is Wed., Jan. 31, 2024.

The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in public health courses such as Public Health & Health Disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Scientific Writing. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic information necessary to complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns are paired in a one-on-one mentored relationship with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, or community based organizations to complete a public health research project. In addition, interns participate in a variety of seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and are required to complete 16 hours of community service.

Interns will culminate their experience by giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and public health professionals and develop a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Interns will receive a stipend, lodging on the campus of Morehouse College, course credit and travel expenses to and from their city of origin.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, FAQs, and submitting the application, visit the program page.

1/31/24 - Medical University of South Carolina: Summer Undergraduate Research Program/SURP

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is accepting applications for the MUSC Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), a 10-week research and education-based program run by the College of Graduate Studies on the Medical University of South Carolina campus. The purpose of the SURP is to promote access to graduate education and to enhance specific skills that are required for success in a subsequent M.S., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. MUSC offers this valuable opportunity to academically talented and motivated students who confirm a strong interest in graduate and/or doctoral studies. The 2024 program will be offered from May 28, 2024, to August 2, 2024. The application deadline is Wed., Jan. 31, 2024.

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1/31/24 - National Institute of Standards and Technology: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is currently accepting applications for their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), an 11-week program of hands-on lab experience in one of NIST's six labs or other offices. NIST summer interns have improved MRI technology, studied medications, and more. Students receive a stipend throughout the program, with limited financial assistance for housing, travel, and commuting for in-person participants. The application deadline is Wed., Jan. 31, 2024.

For more information such as eligibility requirements and the application process, visit the SURF program page.

2/1/24 - Stanford University: Summer Research Program/AMGEN Scholars Program

The SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program at Stanford University is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford's beautiful campus for an eight-week period. Participants are matched with a member of Stanford's distinguished faculty and work in one of our state-of-the-art research facilities. Each participant works with both a faculty member and a lab mentor to craft a research project. The lab environment provides challenging projects and involves a broad range of research techniques that are feasible within the eight-week period. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty, lab mentors, University administrators, and general public. This program is intended for students pursuing PhD programs. Applications are due Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024.

Further information and application materials can be found on the program page.

2/1/24 - St. Jude Children's Hospital: Pediatric Oncology Education Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students will receive a short-term training experience (summer internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research. Applications are due Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

Further information and application materials can be found on the program page.

2/1/24 - Rockefeller University: Chemers Neustein Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The Chemers Neustein Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Rockefeller University provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research at The Rockefeller University. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry, structural biology and chemistry, molecular, cell and developmental biology, immunology, virology and microbiology, neuroscience, physics, and mathematical biology. Applications are due Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

Further information and application materials can be found on the program page.

2/1/24 - Oregon Health & Science University, Knight Cancer Institute: Biomedical and Bioinformatics Research Internship and Training Experience

The Biomedical and Bioinformatic Research Internship and Training Experience (B-BRITE) Program at the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute offers undergraduate interns an 8-10 week research experience over the summer (June to August) where they will work directly with established mentors in various fields of biomedical research, including, but not limited to, cancer biology, immunology, cell and developmental biology, computation biology, and biomedical engineering. Interns will attend weekly education sessions covering topics from cutting-edge technologies and choice of model system, to career development. As a culminating experience, each intern will prepare and present their research at the final poster session to their peers and members of the Knight Cancer Institute (KCI) and wider OHSU community. Applications are due Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024.

The B-BRITE Summer Program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute offers:

  • An introduction to experimental design and critical thinking
  • Participation in a guided research project facilitated by an experienced researcher
  • Direct hands-on experience in cutting edge biological and quantitative cancer research methods
  • Development of written and oral communication skills
  • Networking opportunities within a broad community of scientists
  • Weekly stipend of $500 for the 8 or 10 week program
  • Limited housing and airfare support

Further information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be found on the program page.

2/1/24 - MSKCC Surgical Scholars Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery has launched a competitive 1 year, paid program designed to provide research experience for post-baccalaureate or gap year students interested in pursuing an academic career in medicine. The application for the June 2024 start date is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

Further information and application materials can be found on the program page.

2/1/24 - Tufts University: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Program (BDBS) at Tufts University provides a mentored, 10-week research intensive experience for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving and engaging field that holds tremendous promise for discoveries that will change the live of all people by improving detection and treatment of disease. The application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024.

The focus of the BDBS training program is the research experience. However, participants receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science through workshops.They are also given guidance in applying to PhD and MD/PhD programs and interact with postbaccalaureate interns, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees to experience firsthand the process of preparing for a career as a leader in biomedical science.

BDBS begins in late May and concludes in early August. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of college and be US citizens or US permanent residents to participate in this summer program. Students who will graduate before the summer program starts are not eligible for BDBS, but might wish to consider their PREP program. The NIH encourages applicants from members of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

For more information and to apply, please visit the program page.

2/1/24 - Free Pre-Pharmacy Summer Boot Camp Application

For college freshmen and sophomores currently thinking of pursuing a career in pharmacy in the future, the Touro College of Pharmacy NY is holding a free 3-day Summer Boot Camp designed to introduce students to the world of pharmacy. Students will learn how to compound drugs, become CPR certified, and learn about the many fulfilling careers within pharmacy. The application deadline for Summer 2024 is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

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Students can also register for the next Touro College of Pharmacy information session here.

2/1/24 - American Gastroenterological Association: Aman Armaan Ahmed Family SURF for Success Program

The American Gastroenterological Association is announcing the AGA-Aman Armaan Ahmed Family SURF for Success Program, which supports 6 undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research to perform 10-weeks of mentored research related to digestive diseases during summer 2024. The award provides a stipend and opportunities to learn about future training and career options. The application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

The objective of this award is to stimulate interest in digestive disease research among applicants from groups underrepresented in biomedical research through mentored research experience with a goal of encouraging promising students to pursue careers in science, medicine, and specifically basic and/or clinical digestive disease research to expand the pipeline of investigators from diverse backgrounds.

For more information (including eligibility requirements and application requirements) and to apply, please visit the program page.

2/1/24 - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program provides experience in biomedical and/or public health research to current undergraduate students from all backgrounds - including student from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in science and medicine, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program provides research exposure for those interested in potential careers in science, medicine, and public health. The application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024. 

Participants gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in research, scientific experimentation, and other scholarly investigations under the close guidance of faculty or research mentors. SIP students take part in a range of professional and career development activities, networking events, and research discussions. Students also can present their work in oral or poster format at the conclusion of the program. In addition, SIP students often go on to present their summer research at national conferences throughout the year. The program runs approximately ten weeks and student stipends range from $3,000 - $5,500. Housing is provided at no cost to participants.

For more information (including eligibility requirements and application requirements) and to apply, please visit the summer internship program page. For further questions, contact [email protected]

2/1/24 - NYU Langone/Bellevue: Project Healthcare

The summer volunteer program offered through NYU Langone's Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, also known as Project Healthcare, is an immersive clinical and educational program available to undergraduate students.

Project Healthcare provides students with the chance to become more interested and engaged in the field of healthcare and emergency medicine, allowing volunteers to rotate through various clinical areas of Bellevue’s emergency department, social work offices, operating rooms, and the cardiac catheterization lab. It also pairs participants with a resident mentor, involves weekly meetings modeled on a current medical school curriculum, and provides end-of-summer research projects. The program lasts for 10 weeks, beginning in June and ending in August. The application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1, 2024.

For more information such eligibility requirements, program specifics, and application requirements, please visit the Project Healthcare program page. 

2/4/24 - Massachusetts General Hospital - Summer Research Trainee Program

The Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) is a program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that pairs students with a Mass General faculty preceptor to provide guidance and mentorship in a new or ongoing research project. The Mass General Center for Diversity and Inclusion founded the program in 1992 for students historically underrepresented in medicine (UiM)* who are interested in academic medicine and/or biomedical research. The application deadline is Sun., Feb. 4, 2024.

Students are selected from a nationwide competition to participate in SRTP. Each student is assigned to a specific laboratory, clinical site, health policy, or health services research area where they undertake an original research project under the mentorship and guidance of a Mass General investigator. Assignments are carefully considered and are made with the student's research and career interests in mind. In addition to this unique research experience, students will gain knowledge through weekly seminars at MGH, attend career development workshops and networking events, and have opportunities for clinical shadowing.

Visit the STRP program page to learn more about eligibility requirements and to apply.

2/5/24 - Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free six-week summer enrichment program that prepares college students for a career in the health professions by enhancing their academic proficiency and providing career development opportunities. Participation in SHPEP may better position students for acceptance into advanced-degree programs. Students receive housing, meals, a stipend, and travel assistance, as well as the opportunity to participate in academic enriching activities in the basic sciences and math, career development activities, learning and study skill workshops, real-life clinical settings, workshops in financial planning and health policy, and more. Applications are due Mon., Feb. 5, 2024.

Visit the SHPEP program page to learn more about eligibility requirements, the application timeline and materials, and submitting the application.

2/16/24 - National institutes of Health: Summer Internship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a summer internship program for college, graduate, and professional students interested in exploring careers in research and healthcare. Summer interns work in research groups directed by a Principal Investigator (PI). They offer research opportunities in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences with opportunities to explore basic, translational, and clinical research. Students interested in biology, engineering, epidemiology, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, physics, computer science, bioinformatics, and other health-related fields are invited to apply. The application deadline is Fri., Feb. 16, 2024.

For more information and to apply, visit the NIH summer internship program page.

3/1/24 - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Global Health Disparities Research Training Program

Mount Sinai's Global Health Disparities Research Training Program is looking for a student or recent graduate wishing to conduct mentored research abroad. The program emphasizes collaboration, cultural and scientific exchange, diversity, and a passion for medical sciences. Interns in the program will travel to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City to participate in an intensive one-week, mandatory orientation during the first week of June.

The orientation covers a wide variety of topics to prepare interns for their project, including research ethics, cultural competency, study design, writing workshop, and career development. After completing the orientation week, you will travel to your host country in dyads(two students per country) to begin the research and international experience. Interns will work with a mentor in your host country for 11 weeks (no exceptions to length can be made). As an intern, you are assigned an international site based on your research skills and other criteria. Their international affiliates are renowned institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and South Africa. Applications are due Fri., Mar. 1, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please visit Global Health Disparities Research Training program. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

3/1/24 - UMass Chan Medical School: Summer Undergraduate Research Program

UMass Chan Medical School is offering their ten-week, non-credit Summer Undergraduate Research Program, in which students will gain hands-on laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model, and advisor. Successful applicants will gain in-depth exposure to current biomedical research and create career-building connections with researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and peers. As a summer research fellow, you'll receive a $4,000 stipend. Travel and local housing are paid for and arranged by the program. Applications are due Fri., Mar. 1, 2024.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and application guidelines, please visit the UMass Chan Medical School Summer Program page. 

Additional Opportunities

12/30 - Columbia Bioethics Program: Bioethics Essay Contest

The journal Voices on Bioethics is currently holding an essay-writing contest. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit a 1,500 original, persuasive essay on a bioethical topic for a chance to win. 

Submit your essay to Athina Fontenot at [email protected] by Sat., Dec. 30. 

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

"Joel Schwab, MD On Being a Doctor" 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. It is open to students from across the country.

The Bucksbaum Institute is adding a free certificate program to the lecture series. Students who register for a minimum of 4 lectures and complete all requirements at the end of the series will receive a certificate of completion, which can be added to resumes and health professional school applications. They will also be invited to a special May lecture featuring UChicago Pritzker School of Medicine Admissions Director, Emily Sharp-Kellar. 

Students interested in individual lectures but not receiving the certificate are still welcome to register for their choice of lecture(s) via the Zoom links.


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. 

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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Systems Biology Initiative Teaching Team - 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 reach out to [email protected].

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

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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.