Summer Opportunities

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Looking for something productive to do this summer?
Check out these unique summer opportunities. 


Atlantis Project Fellowship where fellows are able to witness the practice of medicine in a global setting. This program is for students who are enrolled in or recently graduated from a college/university who are in good standing with the latest college/university attended and enrolled in any degree program on a path leading to a health related career.

For more information click here. Admissions are rolling.


Basic Science Programs, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA). This program is for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD. However, there are many options within this program based on the student’s background and research interests.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). This program is for those who are at least 18 years old, have proof of health insurance coverage and are not receiving funding from any other source during the program.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 13.


The Courtier Program Summer Service-Learning Internship, sponsored by Frontier Nursing University. This program is for students interested in public health, health care, social work or related fields, committed to serving rural and underserved populations. Formal training in healthcare is not required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 12.


Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program, sponsored by the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. This program is for freshman & sophomores who are from underrepresented minority, disabled and/or disadvantaged backgrounds and wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy, sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion. This program is for juniors, seniors or recent graduates, self-identified as educationally, socially or economically disadvantaged OR demonstrated commitment to serve undeserved populations within the U.S. A minimum GPA & certain classes are required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy, sponsored by University of Michigan’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion. This program is for students who have completed their first year of college. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER), sponsored by the National Institute of Health and held on the University Chicago Campus. This program is for college seniors or  post baccalaureate students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.

For more information click here. Application deadline: January 29.


The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) Program, sponsored by the Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). This program is for undergraduate juniors, seniors, gap year students, and professionals returning to graduate school in the full spectrum of pre-professional health careers.

For more information click here: Alaska AHEC Summer 2016. Application deadline: February 1.


Rural Premedical Internship Program, sponsored by Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine. This program is for students who have completed at least 4 semesters of undergraduate education with preference given to rural students from Michigan who are interested in renaming in the state for medical training and eventual rural practice.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


Short Term Educational Program (STEP), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for any student that is currently enrolled in a degree granting college or university. Preference will be given to students with strong academic performance in science courses and relevant laboratory experience.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the AAMC & the ADEA. This program is for freshmen and sophomores interested in careers in medicine or dentistry, although whether or not you identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine and/or dentistry, come from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background and/or have demonstrated interest in issues affecting underserved populations will also be considered. A minimum GPA is required. It also takes place at various locations throughout the U.S.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP), sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This program is for college sophomores, juniors and beginning seniors who wish to pursue careers in medicine.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 29.


Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program, sponsored by the Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at the University of South Carolina. This program is for students who majors related to biomedical science or public health research who identify as an underrepresented minority. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for students interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for students who have completed their freshman year and are not scheduled to graduate before December 2016, who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the University of Michigan’s graduate programs. An interest in academic research and/or teaching as a career is required, along with personal medical/health insurance coverage and identification as an individual from a diverse background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline, an individual with a physical or mental impairment, an individual with a family below the established low-income threshold OR an individual who is first generation to graduate from a four-year college or university. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. This program is designed for undergraduate students considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encourage to apply. Preference will be given to those who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


Student Summer Scholars, sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. This program is for undergraduate students at GVSU who have not yet completed the requirements for graduation.

For more information click here. Application deadline: January 29.


Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program,  sponsored by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA). This program is for undergraduate students who have a strong desire to pursue an MD or MD-PhD degree. Preference is given to candidate with prior research experienced and advanced science course work.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Post-Bacc Programs Fact Sheet

How much do you know about Post-Bacc Programs?

Did you know there are several different kinds designed to assist:

  1. Students wishing to change careers and have not yet completed the courses required for medical or dental school
  2. Students wishing to enhance their academic record, as they have taken the requisite courses, but need to improve their GPA to be competitive
  3. Students from underrepresented groups in medicine or from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Some programs may even provide a second degree, certificate or Master’s degree, while others offer direct acceptance into an associated medical school if requirements are met.

To learn more, check out our Post-Bacc Fact Sheet.

Not only does it discuss general admissions requirements, but it offers an initial list of Post-Bacc Programs to help you with your search & direct you to other resources.

Open House – Programs for Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy & Dental Medicine

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 If you are interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, or dental medicine you are invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):  Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida. 

The event will take place on Friday, June 19, in Bradenton, FL, Erie, PA, and Greensburg, PA.

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be time to speak directly with students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.

RSVP below to attend:

http://lecom.edu/news.php/LECOM-Prospective-Student-Open-Houses/49/2207/606/8117

If you have questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information about LECOM, visit www.lecom.edu or contact Debbie Bisbee, Admissions Recruiter at  dbisbee@lecom.edu.

University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry Resources

The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco has announced two online resources for pre-dental students. Check them out if this school is of interest to you!  You can find out more about the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at their website.

They have a monthly e-newsletter entitled “First Impressions: Dental Admissions News from Pacific Dugoni”.  This e-newsletter will provide information on the application process, life at Pacific Dugoni, financing a dental education, career paths, and more.  Sign up here to receive the e-newsletter.

You can also request admissions advising at this link.

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Professional School Fair

This Wednesday is the big day! Don’t miss the Professional School Fair, Wednesday, March 25th, 10am-2pm in the Grand River Room. Capture

Following the fair, there will be a presentation on Osteopathic Medicine & the AACOMAS Application for 2015 by Gina Moses, Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services for AACOM.  This presentation will be held from 3-4:30pm in 2263 Kirkhof.

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Predental Week is February 8th-14th!

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The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is celebrating National Predental Week next week: February 8th-14th. 

During this week, ASDA will promote resources and events for predental students, including two free webinars about choosing the right dental school and non-traditional paths to dental school. Click here for more information and to sign up for the webinars. 

ASDA is a wonderful resource for future dentists. On this webpage, they offer tools to help in your journey toward becoming a dentist.  Check it out for tips on letters of recommendation, interviews, shadowing, and more.  You can also access information about dental schools around the country, resources for predental clubs, and previously-recorded webinars from this site.

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2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair

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Registration for the 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair is now open! 

This event offers students interested in dentistry the chance to meet dental school admissions officers from over 40 dental schools and attend interactive presentations that will help them be successful applicants.

Find out more here!

Excited about this event? Tweet about it! #WRF15