Thursday, August 17, 2017

UVA Student Health Clinical Assistant Positions

This is a position for students with work-study eligibility with an interest in a health career. The position will offer an opportunity to gain experience in a clinical setting. Clinical Assistants will learn to work in a health care team, performing duties consistent with training and skills. The position requires a time commitment of at least one half day per week for one academic year. Job responsibilities will include training and specific duties for administrative, clinical, and research projects.

For more information, log in to Handshake. Search "Clinical Assistant at Student Health" to access the description and apply.

Physical Therapy Education Virtual Fair - 9/12

The American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to register for a free Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Virtual Fair!

Tuesday, September 12th 
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with PTCAS and 50+ Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to:
  • find the best DPT program for them
  • ask questions from the comfort of a computer
  • get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process
Attendees must register in advance:

UVA Medical Scribe Program Fall 2017 Applications

Applications for the Fall 2017 hiring round are now open. Search keyword "scribe" on Handshake to access the application. Email for more information.

Applications are due Sunday, August 27th at 11:55 PM

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pre-Medical Bloggers Wanted

Do you like to write? 

Aspiring Docs Diaries is seeking pre-medical students to blog about their experiences, whether it's something you learned from a patient interaction, what keeps you motivated, a challenge you've overcome, or a story about why you want to be a doctor. To be considered, submit a draft or an outline of your ideas to the editor at

UVA Clinical Research Assistant Positions Available

We are a team of UVA medical students, neurology residents, and faculty in neurology and biomedical engineering working on a project aiming to develop algorithms to automate detection of neurologic deficits in patients with stroke. We have a few positions available for students interested in helping with various aspects of clinical research.

Clinical research assistant
This is a volunteer position that allows you to work directly with patients. As a clinical research assistant, you will be primarily responsible for data collection from patients and controls. Training will be provided on various aspects of clinical work such as interviewing and performing screens. Opportunities to work towards publications / grant writing are also possible. Several positions available. Time commitment can vary but we would like students that can commit at least 4-6 hours per week.

Research coordinator
This is a paid position that allows you to help manage a project as well as work directly with patients. As a research coordinator you will help manage the daily operations of a large scale research project, participate in data collection/processing, grant writing, and have the opportunity to work towards publications. We are seeking at least a 6-month commitment (longer if desired) and availability primarily Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM with a flexible schedule to accommodate classes or other commitments.

If interested, please contact Omar Uribe at with a copy of your resume and a brief statement highlighting relevant experience, if applicable.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

LMU Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House - 9/9

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine invites you to the Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House

Saturday, September 9th
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Harrogate, Tennessee

  • Learn about osteopathic medicine
  • Speak with current faculty, staff, and students
  • Observe OMM demonstrations
  • Tour state-of-the-art facilities
  • Get tips on applying to medical school 
Register by Friday, August 25th

Whitney Porter, Admissions Recruiter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pre-Medical Hospice Volunteer Program

The Pre-Medical Hospice Volunteer Program connects undergraduate students with patients receiving palliative care through Hospice (an organization that helps patients achieve the highest quality of care at the end of their lives). With Hospice volunteer training, regular patient visitation, and on-going support, this program offers a unique opportunity to meet directly with patients and cultivate your identity as a caregiver.

The Pre-Medical Hospice Volunteer Program includes the following components:
  • 16 hours of training as a Hospice volunteer
  • Weekly or bi-weekly patient visits
  • A community of support shaped by Resource and Reflection meetings and online resources
  • A year-end reflection essay
  • A Certificate of Completion for inclusion in medical school applications 
This unique multi-disciplinary program is a collaborative effort between Ardmore Presbyterian Church and Hospice and is funded by the Athena Institute for Women's Wellness. Due to the demanding nature of this experience, the emotional complexity of Hospice, and spiritual issues raised by death - your learning cohort will be moderated by a Chaplain.
Note: This program is open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students regardless of religious belief, race, creed, or national origin.

If you are interested, please review the additional information and application below.
Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Tina Huey-Commers at with Hospice of the Piedmont.

ADEA AADSAS Live - Monday, 8/7

All current dental school applicants are invited to join ADEA AADSAS Live -- a free, online event for current applicants to chat live directly with customer service representatives regarding the application.

In addition to ADEA AADSAS customer service staff, dedicated experts will be available during the event to offer tips and answer questions about specific topics, including:
  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP): 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Personal Statement: 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Letters of Evaluation: 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Financing a Dental Education: 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern Time
Those applicants who registered for or attended the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on My 21st or June 15th do not need to register again, and will automatically receive information about logging in on August 7, 2017.

Applicants who did not participate in the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will need to register to access the event.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium 2017

The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) is an annual meeting of MD-PhD students, MD students, and undergraduates from the southeastern United States. The goal of the symposium is to bring together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to foster discussion about physician scientist career paths and research and encourage a collaborative and interdisciplinary educational environment within the region.

SEMSS 2017
Atlanta, GA
November 18-19th
Hosted by students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Emory University
: UVA '15 Alum, Carey Stewart Jansen, current Emory MSTP student

Apply for an Undergraduate Student Travel Award!
20 awards will be given to undergraduate students interested in exploring careers as physician-scientists. 
Deadline: September 15, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Charlottesville Health Screening Volunteers Needed - July 29th!

The Virginia Wellness Initiative is organizing a free health screening at the African American Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29th at Washington Park. Undergraduate volunteers are needed to staff some of the health screening stations.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Catherine Jansch, UVA Medical Student, at She will provide you with further information and a link to sign up.