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. 

Houston Methodist Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Internship

The 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship is now available, and may be found on this website

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.


  • 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

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020.  

• 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

Click on the following link to apply at

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

Spring 2020 Healthcare Shadowing Programs Application (St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and ABC Medical Center)

Apply by Friday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m.

Southwestern University’s Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) has established two great opportunities for healthcare shadowing in our local area. Students are selected through a competitive application process, which opens October 23 and closes November 8, 2019, for Spring 2020.


Both opportunities entail 10 weeks of shadowing (one four-hour session weekly) and require registration for a one-credit internship.

  • St. David’s Georgetown Hospital: Rotational shadowing program through eight hospital departments. There arethree (3) positionseach semester for this opportunity. Selected students shadow physicians, nurses, and technicians in the following fields Emergency (2 consecutive weeks), Endoscopy, Laboratory, Outpatient Surgery, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Surgery (Note: Surgery is always a very early morning shift), Women’s Services, student’s choice option for one week.
  •  ABC Medical Center, Round Rock: Primary care shadowing opportunity in family medicine and pediatrics private practice. Selected students shadow practice owner alumna Dr. Sandra Esparza and her staff. There arefour (4) positionseach semester for this opportunity.


You must have:

  • Completed at least one full semester of college to apply
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2+
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to follow directions throughout the application and program process, maturity, professionalism, dependability, and a willingness to represent the University positively for the duration of the program

If you do not meet these criteria, please consider applying again in a subsequent semester.  



To apply by the November 8, 2019, deadline, the following application  materials are due to Dana Luna, CCPD Assistant Director for Internships and Employment Development,

1. Your application:Access the Google Form here.

2. Your resume:View our resources on resume writing here.

3. Two reference forms (completed reference forms must be submitted directly by the referrer to Dana Luna):Download forms here.

4. Unofficial transcript

Questions? Contact CCPD at 512.863.1346 or

Summer Research Programs at UT Southwestern in Dallas

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


• 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


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


• 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


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; 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 or follow @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements. 



The following events are sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development. Check out their webpage for details. 

 November 6th 12:30-1:30: MCAT Strategy Session by Princeton Review; Prothro Center Life Long Learning 147



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
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.


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

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