Harvard’s Bridge to Dental School Program

The Bridge to Dental School program is an interactive program that will be led by current DMD students at HSDM and will cover general study tips for the DAT and other essential elements for crafting a competitive dental school application. Emphasis will be placed on writing the personal statement and resume, interviewing skills, and demystifying the dental curriculum. Instructors will share their experience with graduate studies in oral health, as well as post-graduation plans. The program will grant attendees the opportunity to forge relationships with mentors and peers that will extend beyond the session, and the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from HSDM at the end of the program.

There are three requirements to participate in the program:

  1. Applicant must be a college student (of Junior or Senior rank, gap-year acceptable) or graduate (from any institution of higher education) who intends to apply to dental school in the future
  1. Applicant must identify their background/ethnicity within underrepresented in medicine population categories as defined by the AAMC, which includes Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and American Indian/Alaska Native and/or from other marginalized groups (e.g., LGBTQ+, first-generation college student)
  2. Applicant must commit to attend all 7 sessions, active engagement by completing assigned tasks, and keep their cameras on, unless the applicant has received approval by instructors not to do so. All sessions will be recorded and available with corresponding materials via CANVAS.

Click HERE to access the application. The deadline for applications for summer session is Monday, July 25.

Hearts for Health & Virtual Shadowing

An organization called Hearts for Health has some interesting opportunities for those looking for experience as you prepare for your health career. This includes virtual shadowing as well as a program called Student-Refugee Mentor Initiative which is designed to help refugees, immigrants and non-English speakers to improve their English.

Hearts for Health link

Student-Refugee Mentor Program link

UMass Chan Medical School – Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) for college students

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) is a paid summer internship experience for talented college students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. This pipeline program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore potential administrative careers in an academic health science center.  The EPSIP will provide qualified students with internship focused on administrative and technical positions in Admissions, Communications, Community & Government Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Family Medicine and Community Health, Information Technology, Office of Well-Being, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Public Safety. The curriculum includes, lectures, networking, mentoring, work sessions, resume and job search preparation and much more.

It is an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking to apply skills learned in the classroom in an institution dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the people in Massachusetts and the world through ground-breaking development in education, research and health care delivery.

Click here for more information and registration.

5-week MCAT “boot camp”

IvyPrep is offering a “boot camp” for those studying for the MCAT. Here is the info from this company:

Experience matters, which is why our Ivy Prep MCAT Bootcamp is led by active and matriculating medical students from Brown, Maryland, and Drexel, and graduate students from Johns Hopkins and Tufts. With Ivy Prep, you gain access to a network of instructors who understand the content and strategies that are necessary for scoring at and above the 90th percentile. Through a blend of instruction and practice with original AAMC-style passages, Ivy Prep offers a rigorous five-week course discussing the highest yielding topics on the MCAT. Sessions begin on May 23rd and are hosted by Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST.


AAMC Fee Assistance Program: MCAT Benefit

There are many benefits included in the AAMC Fee Assistance Program, and this month we are highlighting the MCAT benefit. If approved for fee assistance, your advisees will receive a reduced registration fee ($130, instead of the full price of $325) for MCAT exams. There is also an opportunity to receive financial assistance for an updated evaluation to support an application for MCAT exam accommodations. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit aamc.org/accombenefit.

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, April 19

On Tuesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, the AAMC will host a virtual medical school fair to connect applicants and learners with representatives from more than 90 medical schools, programs, and student organizations from across the United States. There will also be an opportunity for fair attendees to ask questions and chat directly with current medical students.

The 2022 fair will include several information sessions on timely topics, such as:

  • Tips on in-person and virtual interviewing:
  • How to navigate the application process;
  • What a typical day is like for medical students;
  • How to manage financial aid, and more!

Finally, all registrants will receive a 15% discount on a one-year MSAR® subscription (code to be sent within two business days of registration).


VT REACH: Spotlight on the Cardiothoracic Surgical Team

The University of Vermont Medical school often provides free, virtual seminars which highlight various aspects of the health profession. This particular one highlights a cardiothoracic surgeon and nurse practitioner, as well as a cardiac perfusionist, who all work together at UVM Medical Center.

Here is the registration link.

(keep checking back as they offer several of these types of seminars throughout the year).

UMass Chan Pathways to Inclusive Health Care Program; gap-year opportunity

UMass Chan is taking applications for a paid and benefitted position for post baccalaureate students who are both interested in pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry, or other health care profession (e.g., psychology) and who are open to learning about serving persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism.

The 2022-2023 Program begins September 2022. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree by August 1, 2021.

More information can be found here.

Application material can be found here.

Bristol Myers Squibb Virtual Sell Day: Early Career Programs and HIRE-ON-THE-SPOT

Bristol Myers Squibb in Devens, MA is hosting a hiring event on Wednesday 20 April, 2022. Students may see further information and how to apply by using their LancerLink-powered by Handshake account.

This event will feature a unique opportunity for attendees to be interviewed and hired on-the-spot for an full-time entry-level position at the Devens, MA site.

Info flyer.