Pre-Health

News & Events

Read about all the health related events: information sessions, open houses, volunteer opportunities and opportunities to increase your medical knowledge. Also, read about what our students have been up to. 


Spring 2020 Events 

Free Friday Photos: First Friday of every month
Need a professional headshot for your medical/dental/vet school application? Drop in to the CCPD and take advantage of this free opportunity. Wear professional attire.
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: Prothro 140

 

Friday, February 7th: 

Hear from 1992 grad Captain James Reeves, MD (US Navy) about careers in military medicine. A psychiatrist, Captain Reeves directs the M33 Primary Care/Mental Health division of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine in the Washington, DC, area. Also learn about military scholarships to fund medical training.

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Prothro 147

 

Friday, February 21st: Medical Insider
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Prothro 147

Representatives from UT Health San Antonio give insights into the application process. To register please click this link Medical School Insider - Fri, Feb 21st

 

Wednesday, March 11th: Healthcare Shadowing and Volunteering Info Session

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Prothro 147

Learn about the different medical shadowing opportunities available to SU students. To register please click this link Healthcare Shadowing and Volunteering Info Session 

Summer Internships/Research Opportunities

The University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory

This is an NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. The Marine Biological Laboratory invites highly motivated undergraduate students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the Life Sciences to apply to the 10-week (Jun12-AUg 16) Biological Discovery in Woods Hole, MA. You will receive a $5,500 stipend and room and board. Areas of research include Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Developmental Biology and Evolutionary Biology.   

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020.

For more information please visit: mbl.edu/education/other-educational/reu

Cornell University: Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease

This is a 10-week summer research experience, where you will work with a faculty mentor on an independent project relevant to a specific host-microbe study system. You will learn and use tools in molecular biology, bioinformatics, evolution, ecology, population genetics, and applied systems management. You will receive a $6,000 stipend, travel subsidy, meal allowance and on-campus housing. 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student
  • US citizenship or permanent residency
  • students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply

For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/REU-CIHMID

 

Texas A&M Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics

This is a 10-week summer research experience ($5,500 stipend, free housing and $900 supplement for food) for undergraduates interested in Genetics research. Travel provided to/from College Station. Students will work on-on-one with faculty mentors to conduct research, present their findings at a national conference, participate in anatomy workshops, and provide leadership for summer outreach programs. 

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Life Science majors, juniors preferred
  • Genetics course taken.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency
  • students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply

For more information please click on the following link: genesec@tamu.edu; www.genetics.tamu.edu.

Online application can be found in the following link: https://genetics.tamu.edu/genetics-genomics-research-experiences-undergraduate-program/

 

UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth 

The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth is excited to announce the 2020 Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research (SOAR) Program for undergraduate students. 

 This is a 10-week internship ($4,000 stipend and housing included) for undergraduates interested in the anatomical sciences, particularly comparative and functional morphology research. Students will work on-on-one with faculty mentors to conduct research, present their findings at a national conference, participate in anatomy workshops, and provide leadership for summer outreach programs. The 2020 SOAR program is supported by the American Association for Anatomy. More information about the SOAR program can be found at www.unthsc.edu/SOAR.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States for the Fall 2020 (juniors and seniors preferred).
  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency
  • Intention to pursue a research based graduate degree (MS/PhD)
  • students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply

 Uniform Service University

The CHAMP (Consortium for Health and Military Performance) Internship program. This is an 8-week summer internship that includes basic, clinical and translational research.

Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Official proof of enrollment from academic institution
  • Official or unofficial transcripts
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)

Information regarding the application period for 2020 internships will be available in February 2020. For more details please click this link

https://www.usuhs.edu/champ-internship

Houston Methodist Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Internship

The 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship is now available, and may be found on this website   https://www.houstonmethodist.org/education/medical-graduate-student/summer-internship-program/

Application Deadline: February  1, 2020.  

Representatives from Houston Methodist will be on campus on Wednesday, January 22nd to promote the program, including class visits and an information session from 12:30 - 1:30pm in FJS 100.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States or be between the first and second year of medical school by June 1, 2020 (we also accept graduated seniors).
  • Have not taken any coursework towards a graduate degree in the sciences before June 1, 2020.
  • Have a strong interest in translational research.
  • Have a competitive course load in the sciences.
  • Complete the internship application in MERLIN.  Select the following:
       Learner Type: Research Summer Intern 
       Intern Subtype: Default SURI Program (checkmark)
  • Note: If you are also interested in applying for the Rosenberg Fellowship, you can apply to both programs simultaneously by completing both the “Default SURI Program” and the “Rosenberg” subtypes at the same time.

If accepted, you must commit to the full 10-week program and complete all supplemental paperwork. 

Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program, TAMU School of Dentistry (Dallas)

SPEP Collegiate II is a six-week program which provides college and post-college students an opportunity to: prepare for and successfully take the DAT, strengthen their academic science background, learn more about the field of dental medicine, broaden their interest in biomedical and clinical sciences, learn useful study patterns for professional study, increase their competitiveness for admission to dental school, and enhance their success once admitted to dental school. 

Interested students can get more information from their website 
 https://dentistry.tamhsc.edu/student-development/spep-programs/collegiate2.html
 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020.  


QUALIFICATIONS:
• You must have dentistry as their career choice
• Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (preference will be given to residents of the State of Texas)
• Have completed 60 semester hours of college by the end of the Spring Semester, 2020
• Have completed 8 hours (lectures/labs) of: general chemistry, biology, and organic chemistry by the end of the Spring Semester, 2020
• Provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
• Have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher
Submit an online application, including a one-page essay stating how SPEP Collegiate II will benefit the applicant’s pursuit of dentistry as a career
Submit one letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Pre- Health Advisor (or Advisory Committee) or two letters of recommendation from science professors from courses taken
Complete a phone interview with Program staff
Sign a contract, agreeing to participate in all required Program activities
 **Be a member of a dentally-underserved population and/or be considered academically or economically disadvantaged and:
Demonstrate a strong potential of working with underserved populations or in communities with limited access to dental health care.

**An academically disadvantaged individual is one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill and ability to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school.   For the purpose of this program, an applicant is considered academically disadvantaged:  
If he or she is or will be a first generation college graduate to earn a baccalaureate degree in his or her family orIf he or she meets at least 4 of the following criteria: o    English is not the applicant’s primary language
o    Overcame or is experiencing extreme hardship
o    From a single parent family
o    Non-traditional student (including older age)
o    Significant employment while attending school
o    Attended a low-performing high school
o    Resident of a financially poor school district
o    Resident of  a county designated as underserved by health professionals
o    Resident of a lowest 10% per capita income county
o    Other disadvantaged factor(s) identified by the applicant

**An economically disadvantaged individual is one who comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds according to family size, published by the
U.S. Census Bureau in the Federal Register, and adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Summer Program in Cancer Research-UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park

The summer program in cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Science Park campus provides an authentic research experience for outstanding undergraduates. This10-week program exposes students to cutting-edge cancer research areas such as molecular mechanisms of cancer, DNA damage and repair, and cancer epigenetics. 

 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Dell Medical Center in Austin

Interested students can get more information from their website www.mdanderson.org/scienceparkeducation

Click on the following link to apply at https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/degrees-programs/summer-research-programs/undergraduate-research-science-park.html

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Dell Medical Center in Austin

This is an 11-week summer program open to undergraduates including first years!! The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is to introduce the next generation of scientists to cancer research (laboratory, translational and clinical research).

• students get a summer stipend of $3,500

• housing is NOT provided

• Fellowship starts May 26 and ends August 7

Application Deadline: January 5, 2020 11:59 PM CST

For more information please visit the following 

https://dellmed.utexas.edu/education/academics/programs-for-youth-and-undergrads/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship

 

Summer Research Programs at UT Southwestern in Dallas

Amgen Scholar: An undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology. 

Eligibility:

• U.S. citizen

• Undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university

• sophomores, juniors or non-graduating seniors

Application will open November 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Determined by the host institution 

For more information please visit the following site https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/research-opportunities/amgen/program.html

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): An undergraduate research program in a variety of science disciplines

Eligibility

• Undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university

• Students must have completed their sophomore year.

• Criteria used includes: grades, relevant experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant’s potential in biological research. 

This is a paid summer fellowship that carries an award of $4,000 and housing cost in support for the 10-week program. Program starts June 1, 2019-August 7, 2019.

Application opens November 1, 2019

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

For more information please visit the following site https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/research-opportunities/surf/

 

ScribeAmerica recruiting part-time and full-time medical scribes

Looking for a great post-grad position (or part-time position during school) in the healthcare industry? Consider working as a medical scribe. 

For more information please contact Kelyna Gannaway at kelyna.gannaway@scribeamerica.com; 858-248-6809

2020 MCAT testing calendar is now available:

Registration for the new testing year will open in October. They have a Fee Assistance Program, check it out.
Check out their website aamc.org or follow @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements. 

 

Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Opportunity

  • Promote and educate our community on safety, preparedness, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Receive hands-on training and volunteer with local partners
  • Obtain priority care in the event of a disaster
Any individual 18+ year old with an interest in keeping their community prepared fro an emergency is qualified to be in the WilcoMRC.  Volunteers support ongoing health efforts to strengthen the preparedness and resiliency of Williamson County. volunteers provide a variety of services to the community during an emergency situation, including distributing supplies, supporting family shelters and providing education. 
Individuals interested in joining the WilcoMRC can visit www.wcchd.org/about_us/volunteer
Training is free, no medical background necessary

 

Pre-Health News

 

 

Sponsored by Texas A&M College of Medicine

Mini Medical School

 Graduate & Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine | Texas A&M University have extended an invitation to our students to attend their Mini Medical School starting October 3, 2019.  The theme this year is “Looking Inside the Human Body”. Sessions are free. Attending Mini Medical School sessions will increase your comfort with medical terminology, enhance your scientific knowledge and help you gain new insights into medical research. It is also a great opportunity to network.

https://tamuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2uFBWuO2DbEs3Ah

NOTE: 

Sessions run from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre - registration is encouraged.

Parking on campus is permit only.

You must have a permit displayed in your car.

Here are the dates and topics:

October 3

Radiology: Looking inside the body, Rob Milman, MD

October 10

Gastroenterology: A different diagnostic approach, Nadege Gunn, MD

October 17

Diagnostic clues and answers in pathology & laboratory medicine, Kathleen Jones, MD

October 24

Grave robbing in the history of medical education, A. Nelson Avery, MD


LOCATION:
Texas A&M College of Medicine
3950 North AW Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665