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October 5, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

To all the pre-health students, this letter and the articles are focused on you.  Enjoy!

If you are starting to plan out your premed years here at Georgetown, read the Medical School Admissions Timeline from the Princeton Review as it provides a fantastic outline of what to think about all four years in terms of academics, extracurricular activities, and applications. Of course, please meet with your pre-health advisor to ensure you are meeting your academic requirements, attend relevant pre-health events, and sign up to gain access to pre-health resources if you haven’t done so yet.  In my role, here at Cawley, my primary role is to help you identify and apply to summer and gap year experiences.  

For those of you reflecting on summer opportunities, I recommend these resources to start.

  1. This recording shares ways to gain summer experiences; co-presented by Cawley and Pre-Health to the NHS academic council (relevant to all students and majors).
  2. This summer opportunities spreadsheet provides key websites to find opportunities as well as summer experiences of past pre-med students.
  3. Review profiles on the student tab on Handshake to see what juniors and seniors at Georgetown have done to gain experience.

For those of you seeking gap year opportunities, I recommend these resources to start.

  1. Read the articles below to reflect on the why of your gap year as you determine how you would like (or need) to spend your time.
  2. This spreadsheet shares gap year ideas on the first tab and specific programs to target on the other tabs.
  3. Register for and attend the gap year opportunities panel on Monday, Nov 7, co-sponsored by GUMAPs and the Pre-Med Society.

These resources should keep you busy.  I am happy to meet with you and brainstorm as well when you are ready.

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

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Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Startup Seeking Research Help!

Takeoff Health is a startup comprised of a senior MD/MBA student and software engineers. You will find a quiz for blood pressure cuffs on our website to help people suffering from hypertension better control their condition with a curated selection of blood pressure monitors. Our quest is to increase the offering of quizzes, expand the number of conditions, and put people on the runway to a healthy life. We are looking for pre-health students interested in a research internship to continue product development and make direct impact on users. You will work directly with Milos conducting systematic reviews on products such as wearables, weight scales, and diet services, who will walk through clinical reasoning and applications with you. This is an opportunity to strengthen your resume before medical school or industry jobs in healthcare. Contact and CC if you are interested.

Number of open positions: 2
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Benefits: Letter of recommendation; possibility pay at a later time

6 Ideal Jobs for Med School Gap Years

Choosing how to spend a gap year before medical school takes time and reflection. The type of gap year job you want depends on why you’re waiting a year to apply to medical school.  Reasons may include improving your application with more experience, needing time to work on your application materials, a break from school such as to travel, and/or hopes to make and save money. The article, 6 Ideal Jobs for Med School Gap Year, provides insight into common jobs in addition to how to spend this time. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) also shares what to do during your gap year and how to make the most of your gap year.

Industry Advisor:
Jodi Schneiderman

Online Resources:
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
Industry Resources
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

Drop-In Hours
Drop-ins are Monday – Friday, 1-3pm, in person at Cawley, One Leavey and virtual 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Appointments: Virtual and in-person appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.