Emory University College of Arts & Sciences


Happy New Year Pre-Health Students! The team here at the PreHealth Mentoring Office (PHMO) hopes you had a relaxing break and we are looking forward to an exciting 2016. In addition to the new format of our newsletter, the PHMO will be restructuring our services in tandem with the Emory Career Center. More information on our transition and evolution will be featured in further newsletters. Our goal is to make it more efficient for students to utilize our resources. We are here to help you be the best pre-health student you can be!

AAMC Pre-Med Navigator

The AAMC is excited to announce that they have just launched an e-newsletter for pre-med students. The AAMC Pre-med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips, and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school.

All of the articles will be posted on the AAMC Student Hub.

To see the articles from this inaugural issue or to subscribe, please visit

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ISL is now currently accepting volunteer registrations for Spring Break 2016 through Winter Break 2016-2017. They encourage students and professionals alike to join them in one of 12 locations to provide essential services in developing communities and experience another culture! Visit their website for more information!

For the past 21 years, ISL has been dedicated to supporting cultural awareness, service based learning, and sustainable development projects through experiential and responsible volunteer travel programs that inspire lives of local and global service. Find out more...
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The MUSC DART Summer Fellowship is taking applications until February 1, 2016!

NIH-funded Summer Research Fellowship for the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week, mentored program for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in research. A stipend of $3,000 is provided.

Click here to access the application.

For more information, please visit or email Ms. Vikki Bernotski at

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) SURE is a 10 week, full time, 40 hours per week research experience in the sciences on Emory's campus. Students engage in hands on research opportunities with faculty. Participants receive mentorship, networking and graduate school preparation. Students also receive a stipend of $3500 plus campus housing at Emory.

Summer Research Partner Program (SRPP) is also a 10 week, full time, 40 hours per week research experience. SRPP is open to students in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Students may choose to work half-time as a research assistant for a faculty project and half-time on a related independent research project or full time on a faculty project. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend and campus housing.

The application deadline for SURE is February 1, 2016 and the deadline for SRPP is March 10, 2016.

Pathway to Medical School Programs

Foothills AHEC will be hosting their second annual Pathway to Med School Program this summer in Gainesville, Georgia from June 1-30, 2016 in collaboration with several community partners. Our program is designed for undergraduate college students from north Georgia enrolled in an approved pre-med curriculum who plan to attend medical school and complete broad training in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or women’s health to become primary care physicians in the state of Georgia.

There is also a similar program offered for students from south Georgia by the Southwest Georgia AHEC. Students may only apply to one of the two programs.

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Accepting Applications for Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda - Summer 2016

About Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.

Summer 2016 Internship Opportunity

They are currently accepting applications for their Summer 2015 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.

Learn more about our internship program here:

Intern Qualifications:

They are looking for individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. We give extra consideration to individuals who have prior experience working in developing and low-resource settings. Ideal applicants are those who have a strong interest in development and/or global health and are looking for a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial opportunity to work in a rural setting. All interns must be at least 18 years old. Historically, interns have come from all around the world as medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals.

Internship Program Dates

Team Leaders: June 10, 2016 – August 15, 2016 (8.5 weeks)

All Interns: June 13, 2016 – August 15, 2016 (8 weeks)

Internship Fundraising Requirement

Once accepted, all interns are required to fund-raise $2,250 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of a refundable $500 USD, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP's programs in Uganda, pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, orientation costs, room and board, in-country transportation, food, and Uganda-based staffing costs. All interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2016 internship is February 1, 2016 at 11:59PM PST. Application instructions can be found here:


Email them at

Learn more about the internship:

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The initiative is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute in collaboration with the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities at Mercer University. The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Please email us at with any questions or for more information about the program.

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Students who want to visit the IHN can find information about their Open Houses by clicking the link above!

This year’s students have already proven to be engaged, both inside and outside the classroom, and dedicated to becoming health professionals. They have shown a strong interest in applying this degree to a broad range of career goals, including dentistry, journalism, medicine, nutrition, nursing and public health.

Students who are interested in networking with current IHN students and alumni, and where possible, with fellow Emory alumni are strongly encouraged to explore this opportunity.

Emory University British Studies Program

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The application deadline for the UM-SMART is approaching fast! This summer program is designed for undergraduates interested in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine.

2016 UM-SMART Session: June 1 – August 5

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Download Application form (Microsoft Word)

Download Application form (pdf)

See attached flyer and UM-SMART website for more details.

Emory University’s Office of Summer Programs is pleased to announce MD-SEE, the MD Summer Experience at Emory, for summer 2016.

Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a “patient assistant,” helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients’ history and neurological findings while observing real-life patient examinations. Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor.

They have begun accepting applications and will continue to do so until their preferred application deadline of March 1, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at: or 404-727-0671

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Registration is now open for the 2016 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair taking place on Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

More than 350 high school and college students are expected to attend this event, which promises to offer students an engaging and interactive program.

Alternative Weekend Break in Healthcare Disparities

The Alternative Breaks program run through Volunteer Emory is running an Alternative Weekend Break service trip focused in the area of Immigrant and Refugee Health. Students will engage in an immersive service learning trip, during which they will service with organizations relative to the social justice topic while also learning in-depth about the issue alongside peers.

The trip description of the relevant trip is as follows:

Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and English) works with immigrant and refugee populations throughout the United States. At Emory, the program serves our community partners by providing assistance in naturalization test preparation, vocational skills, enrichment activities, and scholastic achievement. Through prolonged interactions with those served, their volunteers see the tangible results of their work.

The populations they serve face many challenges beyond those the group currently focus on during weekly service trips. This alternative weekend trip is focused on learning about immigrant and refugee health in Clarkston, GA, a designated refugee resettlement site. You will learn about the health disparities and inequity that immigrants and refugees face in wellness and in the difficulties they may encounter in accessing healthcare. Through this trip, you will learn how health disparities within the immigrant and refugee population are currently being addressed and how you can continue to mitigate these inequities in the future.

More information about the trip can be found here:

Applications are open January 1st to 15th and will be available at starting January 1st. Please contact Madeleine Lowery ( and Joey Birchansky ( with any questions!

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You have questions, We have answers!

The PHMO has four goals. They are to:

  • Introduce students to holistic development and guide them to grow into well-rounded candidates for the health professions.

  • Encourage students to self-assess: to reflect on their experiences, and their interest and readiness to pursue a career in the health professions.

  • Connect students to resources and opportunities on campus and in the community.

  • Introduce students to the skills and competencies they will need to become successful healthcare professionals.

We work with Emory undergraduates once they show interest in healthcare professions until they are ready to apply to healthcare professional schools.