Awards / Competitions / Conferences / Other

Title Deadline Info
One Heartland Summer Internship May 1, 2017

One Heartland, a 501c3 organization that offers programs for children who are living in transition, challenged by HIV/AIDS, those seeking a healthier lifestyle, and youth who identify as LGBT+ receiving out-of-home services. We are currently hiring summer staff


More information


Info flyer (pdf)

David Mersy, MD Externship Program May 1, 2017

Medical students with a passion for serving in under-resourced or rural communities - focused in family medicine - may apply to the David Mersy, MD Externship Program.

These $2,000 grants, along with a $500 mentor/host community clinic award, provide students with hands-on opportunities to explore family medicine in Minnesota's economically challenged and rural communities through clinical observation, community projects and research. Students must work with a family physician mentor. Students and mentors must be members of the MAFP. Projects should focus on improving patient care and be important to family physicians.

Student externship applicants must complete and submit a one page proposal slide by May 1, 2017. A letter of support from the applicant’s family physician mentor is also required. Need help finding a mentor? Let us know. Email the slide application, project budget and mentor’s letter of support to Student externs will be selected and notified in a timely manner.

Learn more

National Conference Medical Student Scholarships May 1, 2017

The AAFP National Conference takes place July 27 – 29 (travel day July 26) in Kansas City, MO. The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with the Mayo and University of Minnesota Departments of Family Medicine, provides scholarships for Minnesota medical students. Your conference registration, hotel and charter bus transportation are covered.

This conference is planned just for medical students and residents with workshops, leadership and networking opportunities. We will also be welcoming everyone who studies and practices in Minnesota (or who wants to come to our great state) at the historic Alamo Draft House – Chesterfield Lounge on Friday night.

Sign-up for a scholarship by May 1 National Conference Medical Student Scholarships (students must be enrolled in a Minnesota medical school on July 27 to receive a scholarship).


Check out the conference schedule 2017 AAFP National Conference.

Visiting Clerkship The Department of Internal Medicine at Christiana Care Health System May 7, 2017

The Department of Medicine and Office of Health Equity support the development of underrepresented minorities in medicine through a four-week elective rotation. We will sponsor up to six (6), 4th-year medical students with an interest in internal medicine with additional exposure to leadership in administration. Christiana Care defines underrepresented minorities in medicine as American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.


  • Rotations will take place within the internal medicine department
  • Rotations will be scheduled based on student availability
  • Students will be partnered with a mentor and resident throughout their rotation
  • Students will be scheduled for a 30-45 minute meeting with the internal medicine residency program director
  • Accommodations will be provided Monday-Thursday of the rotation and a stipend of $1500 will be provided to cover additional travel and accommodation expenses.


Info flyer (pdf)

Application (doc)


The Diversity Visiting Student Internships Program May 10, 2017 The University of Washington is pleased to announce our Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program for 4th year medical students interested in surgery. We would appreciate you forwarding the information to your students.

The Diversity Visiting Student Internships Program is a funded program designed to give students with a diverse background a chance to experience the exceptional training that the University of Washington has to offer. Students will spend four weeks on one of the surgical teams at Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and/or Puget Sound Veteran’s Administrative Hospital and care for a variety of patients in our tertiary care centers. Students will participate in all the duties and functions of a medical student intern. They will also be expected to attend all scheduled house staff teaching sessions and conferences.

Competitive applicants in the Surgery Department Visiting Student Internship Diversity Program will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership and extracurricular experience. The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above and belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Those who apply to the program should be students strongly motivated to pursue a career in Surgery. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students who are in good standing at LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools.
Deadline for application is May 10, 2017.

More information and application details can be found at:

Please submit your application materials and forward any questions to: Dr. Elina Quiroga at

Visiting Externship in Medicine for Underrepresented Minority Students in Medicine Applying to Internal Medicine Residency May 12, 2017 The Department of Internal Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Visiting Externship in Medicine for Underrepresented Minority Students in Medicine Applying to Internal Medicine Residency

This rotation provides an opportunity for underrepresented minority students to have a month-long clinical experience in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson where they can get to know the institution, department, and residency program. This opportunity is for students who anticipate applying for a residency in internal medicine. This rotation may be done in the months of June, July, August, or September.

Accepted applicants will be provided with a stipend that they may use to cover housing and/or transportation expenses.

Student Qualifications:

-Currently enrolled full-time 3rd year medical students in good academic standing at an LCME accredited medical school.

-Students must belong to a group currently considered underrepresented in medicine: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian

-Students must be planning to apply for residency in Internal Medicine

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

The application deadline is May 12, 2017. Accepted students may be required to submit further documents required by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Registrar’s Office.

Summer Camp Staff
Camp Odayin
May 15, 2017 Camp Odayin is a special place for children with heart disease and all our counselors, nurses and cardiologists are volunteers. We would not exist without the generosity of the amazing people who donate their time for five days. Thank you for your interest in joining us (and more importantly, some incredible kids) at camp! The staff application for our 2017 Residential Camp and Day Camp programs is now available and we invite you to apply by May 15th. If you haven’t heard the good news, Camp Odayin is EXPANDING! New this year, we are offering Residential Camp near the Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago area for grades 1-11! We have also made exciting changes to Day Camp. Day Camp will now be offered for K-3rd grade and will be an all-day program, from 9:00am-3:00pm! When you apply, you’ll be able to choose the sessions you are available. New counselors, we would love to meet you in person! Please save the date to attend interviews at Rondo Library in St. Paul from 3:00 to 4:30 on Sunday, May 21st for MN camps. Interviews for new counselors for our new WI camp is on Sunday, June 4th from 1:00 to 3:00. If you live out of town, we will schedule a phone interview with you.

If you know someone else who might be interested in volunteering (age 21+), please refer them to the volunteer page of our website or share the application login link. Nurses and doctors, please let us know if we can mail you ‘nurses needed’ postcards to put out at work. This is so helpful for recruiting. Thanks, all around for spreading the word!


(If you don’t have an account already, please opt to create an account on the right side of the page)
Weill Cornell Medicine – Diversity Visiting Student Program for 4th year medical students interested in Ophthalmology May 15, 2017 Weill Cornell Medicine – New York Presbyterian is pleased to announce a Diversity Visiting Student Program for 4th year medical students interested in Ophthalmology. The program will be offered to one eligible student in July of 2017.

The Diversity Visiting Student Program in Ophthalmology is a funded program designed to give students with a diverse background the experience of rotating at Weill Cornell Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology. Students will be assigned a clinic and surgical schedule focused in the subspecialty of their choice. Each student will be paired with a faculty member that will serve as a mentor and advisor. Each student will be given the opportunity to meet with the Residency Program Director. Students will also be required to attend all teaching conferences with the house staff.

The program is open to applicants who belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the ophthalmology including: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Pacific Islander. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available to students who can meet the requirements of Weill Cornell Medical College.

Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and a brief personal statement.
The recipient will be required to apply via VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service.
Deadline for application is May 15, 2017.
Housing will be provided for July 2017.
An additional $1500 stipend will be provided.

Minnesota Medicine's Annual Writing and Photo Contest May 15, 2017

Each year, Minnesota Medicine challenges its readers to tap into their creativity and enter their work in our writing and photography contests. Here's how you can participate:

Write On
How has medicine touched, aggravated or changed you? What patient can’t you forget? What moment stopped you in your tracks? Tell your story. Enter your poem, essay or short story in Minnesota Medicine’s writing contest.

Capture a moment
Whether you shoot with a DSLR or a smartphone, if you’ve captured an arresting image that tells a story or reveals beauty in a place, person or moment, enter it in Minnesota Medicine’s photography contest.

Deadline Extended to: May 15, 2017. Limit two entries per person.

Both contests are open to practicing and retired physicians in Minnesota and adjacent states, physicians in Minnesota-based residency programs, and students in Minnesota medical schools. The best submissions will be published in the July/August 2017 issue of Minnesota Medicine.

More information

Pediactric Internship Program May 31, 2017

The Research Internship Program in the Pediatric Department at Hennepin County Medical Center hosts undergraduates, graduate students, and post-graduate students interested in health care field to participate in data collection for academic research projects. As Research Interns, students are afforded the opportunity to learn basic methodologies in clinical research, interact with patients, conduct surveys, and observe the practice of pediatric medicine.


Current Project: Children's HealthWatch

Principal Investigator: Diana Cutts, MD


Background: Children's HealthWatch is a research project taking place in five US cities. Caregivers are asked to participate in an interview while the child is seen in the pediatric care clinic. More information about our work and all of our publications is available at Intern Duties: The study involves a one-time survey which takes about 30-40 minutes with caregivers. Research Interns will recruit participants, explain research project, obtain consent, interview the caregiver, and provide resources.


Commitment: 100-120 hours total


Contact: Interested candidates, please email a copy of your resume to Tu Quan at

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program June 1, 2017

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program is sponsored by the MUSC College of Medicine Dean's Office and individual departments. The goal of this program is to recruit talented 4th year URM students to MUSC who have met all of the requirements for visiting student electives listed in VSAS. The program provides support for African-American, Native American, and Hispanic students participating in a variety of rotations throughout MUSC.

Info flyer (pdf)

American Medical Association Annual Student Meeting of the House of Delegates June 8, 2017 Do you want to learn more about how health policy is made? Are you interested in helping the AMA better align with the values of a new generation of doctors? Well we have another exciting opportunity to have your voice heard at the national level and learn about organized medicine and advocacy! The American Medical Association Annual Student Meeting of the House of Delegates is coming up June 8-10 in Chicago. This is a meeting specifically for students from medical schools all around the country before the physician House of Delegates meets the 10th-14th. At this meeting, we gather to discuss the issues most important to medicine today, and propose changes to be made to the AMA’s advocacy positions. It’s also a great chance to network (and have a lot of fun in the evenings!) with your future colleagues.

Projected Costs:
Conference itself: Free with AMA membership! If you are not an AMA member, it is only $20 per year (or $68 for 4 years, talk to Abby for details) for students. Your membership comes with many other great perks (free Step 1 study books, 18 month access to Dynamed plus, access to FREIDA residency database, unlimited access to JAMA, AMA's guide to choosing a medical specialty, discounts on Kaplan Question banks for USMLE, and even 35% discount on UPS shipping costs).

Transportation: Driving or flying (you pick, depends on your schedule and travel needs). There will likely be a group driving from the Twin Cities campus, if we can get 5 people in a van it will be $100 for each of us. Flying from MSP can be as cheap as $80 round trip if you’re willing to be flexible with times and not check bags (Spirit).
First year students – I have confirmed that we do not have any required sessions on Thursday or Friday, so we can leave Wednesday afternoon.

Hotel: $85/night roughly (sharing with 4 people in a room)

Projected total cost if you drive with the TC group: $375 (assumes 3 nights at hotel, Wed-Sat)

More information and registration can be found here:

Please contact Abby Solom if you are interested! (No need to commit at this point, just be in touch if you are thinking about it.)
GMER Travel Awards June 30, 2017 GMER Travel Award Application Deadline June 30th for GMER electives during the 2017-2018 academic year

If you are planning on participating in a Global Health Abroad elective (INMD 7565) for academic credit during the 2017-2018 academic year and if you are in good academic standing - then you are eligible to apply for a GMER Travel Award.

Applications are available on the GMER website and can be sent to Shannon Benson via email ( by June 30th. Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified by mid to late July.

If you are planning a trip for 2017-2018 for credit and you have not yet scheduled your 1:1 meeting with Dr. Cindy Howard/Dr. Marshall Hertz - please contact Shannon to schedule. Appointments are scheduled for Mondays. Planning process and timeline can be found here.

Monrity Visiting Clerkship Program at U of Chicago   The University of Chicago is proud to announce the availability of support for fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine to participate in four-week visiting clerkships at our institution. The Minority Visiting Clerkship Program provides mentoring, networking and $1000 in stipend support for participants.

Visiting clerkships are available in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery. As will all visiting students, eligible participants must be full-time fourth year medical students in good standing at LCME-accredited US medical schools; third year students who have completed core clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology are also eligible to apply and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Most clinical electives begin on the first weekday of each month.

Application instructions are available here. For additional questions, please contact the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Epic go-live support   Do You Use Epic Software? Work Part-Time ---- Join the RAIN Go-Live Support Team!

RAIN Resources provides peer-to-peer, at the elbow support from real practicing physicians, nurses, 4th year medical students and other real-time Epic users who use it every day in the care of their patients. RAIN teams have supported 14,000+ Epic Go-Live provider shifts across 50+ hospitals and 140+ clinics throughout the U.S. To be a RAIN Go-Live Team Member, 4th year medical students must have completed 3 years of medical school and have a minimum of 1 year “hands-on” Epic experience in a clinical environment. You can join RAIN as a part-time W-2 employee or you can join us as a 1099 Independent Contractor (LLC or Corporation). Interested? Go to and REGISTER as a new Member!
Family Medicine Innovation Grants   Medical students (or a team of students) may apply for Family Medicine Innovation Grants. These $500 to $1,000 start-up grants allow students to design and implement innovation projects in areas of interest clearly focused in Family Medicine. Applications accepted throughout the year.
Part Time MCAT Tutoring Positions  

Here’s why you’ll love working for Kaplan:

- Bolster your resume and build your skill set with extensive public speaking experience.
- Nationally recognized company that will stand out on your resume regardless of field.
- Moving? Going back to school? Transfer locations and keep your job.
- Great performance? Become eligible for Kaplan Elite Teacher status and earn pay-for-performance pay increases.
- Additional part-time and full-time career growth opportunities to develop and expand your role with us!
- Earn a FREE Kaplan prep course for yourself, friend, or family member.

Don’t have a teaching background?

That’s okay! Neither did many of our best instructors when they began. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Amazing Kaplan instructors are dynamic, engaging and can make something as intimidating as the MCAT fun and manageable. We’ll work with you to develop your teaching skills through our paid training program, which is done from home. We have a formal training program that provides ongoing feedback to work on your areas of opportunity and improve your teaching style. Once you get into the classroom, you’ll be ready to get our students excited about acing the MCAT!

About Kaplan’s Part-Time Employment Program:

Kaplan provides flexible hours that complement the busy schedule of a working professional or student. Our courses typically meet in the evening and/or weekends and instructors have the ability to select their own schedules. You can expect to earn $22/hour and up based on your background. In addition, Kaplan’s part-time employees have access to corporate discounts, healthcare, and 401(k) savings plan.


We require MCAT test scores at or above the 90th percentile to qualify to teach. However, for candidates who don't possess qualifying scores or no longer have access to their scores, we are happy to offer a free, online, Kaplan-provided qualifying practice test.

Find more information and see the full job description at
Please contact me to learn more, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Additonal info (pdf)


The content editor for this page is Scott Davenport,

Return to:  Medical Education : Medical School : AHC : U of M

© 2016 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.