January 8 - January 15 Opportunities for Pre-Meds

Extracurricular involvement and exposure to the medical field are vital for the application process. It helps programs recognize that you know that it really means to be a medical student and physician and that you have explored diverse avenues in the healthcare field. We have gotten a number of questions from pre-medical students about where they can find job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for the summer and beyond. SPAPP has compiled a list of exciting summer pre-medical opportunities that are sure to ehance your application. They can be found here under the "Member Resources" page, or here: INTERNSHIPS. We will also regularly post new opportunities on our blog. Here are the new events for the week of January 8:

MD SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT EMORY UNIVERSITY
Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a “patient assistant,” helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients’ history and neurological findings while observing real-life patient examinations. Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor. To apply, visit the program website. The application deadline is February 24, 2017. 
For more details, view the program flyer

DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE ASSOCIATES GAP YEAR PROGRAM
Dermatology and Skin Care Associates in Wellesley, MA offers a Gap-Year Program for students who have completed college and are applying to medical school. This one-to-two year program is an opportunity for students seeking to gain medical experience while contributing to the quality and efficiency of the center's patient care. For further detail and contact information, view the program flyer below. 
Program Flyer. 

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ASPIRE SUMMER PROGRAM
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is now accepting applications for its2017 ASPIRE Program.  The program offers four, one-week sessions designed to help applicants prepare a competitive application and learn more about social justice in medicine.  ASPIRE offers small group learning, focus on leadership and advocacy skills, and mentorship from Stritch faculty and students. Registration fees are $250 per week without housing or $380 per week with housing. Full and partial need-based scholarships are available. For questions, contact the program directly at 708-216-3220. The application deadline is February 17, 2017. For more information and to apply for ASPIRE visit the program website here.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FRANKEL CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center offers a summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. The opportunity includes a $4,000 stipend for the ten-week appointment. Start date can be adjusted for undergraduates whose institution remains in session into June. View the flyer below for more information and visit the program page to apply.
View the opportunity flyer

UCLA/DREW SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP)
SHPEP is a free residential summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in health professions. UCLA/DREW SHPEP gives students the opportunity to meet and work with other students whose interests in health professions parallel their own. Students will have the opportunity to work with expert faculty and staff who are eager to mentor students and share knowledge in their individual fields. Eligible applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Applying early increases your chances of being selected at your preferred program site. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. For more information and application instructions view the website here

Stay tuned for first and second year medical school summer opportunities in our upcoming posts. 

Agatha Kielczewski