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Clinical, Research, Service Learning, and Employment Opportunities

Disclaimer: The listings here are provided as a benefit and a resource to students. Brown does not endorse or promote any particular third party entity’s program. The linked opportunities will take you to the third party provider’s website where you can obtain information about the specific program or opportunity. You can then determine on your own whether you are eligible and interested in applying or participating. 

Posted the week of 3/21/24

GAP Year Opportunity: Medical Assistant: Chesapeake Urology is working with CapYear to fill a medical assistant position in Bethesda, MD. Pre-health graduates are encouraged to apply. No medical assistant certificate is required. Visit their website for a full job description and information on how to apply. 

Graduate Opportunity: Research Scientist: New York State is seeking a Research Scientist II. For a full job description, and instructions on how to apply, visit their job posting. Application deadline is March 26th.

Graduate Opportunity: Clinical Research Coordinator : The Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Women’s Mental Health is looking to fill a Clinical Research Coordinator position with a start date of early June 2024. Students are welcome to submit their application by emailing [email protected] or via Handshake (Job 8525173).Students with human subjects research experience and a demonstrated interest in women's health are considered especially competitive. A full job description can be found here.

 GAP Year Opportunity: Quality and Patient Safety Data Coordinator: The Massachusetts General Hospital's department of Orthopedic Surgery is seeking a Data Coordinator to aid in quality and safety studies. A full job description and instructions on how to apply can be found here

Posted week of 3/7/24

2 Year Gap Opportunity: Penn Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Position: Clinical Research Coordinator, Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 1, 2026. For a full job description and instructions on how to apply - view this document

All Pre-Health: MedStar Health is working with CapYear to fill Clinical Aide shifts in a hospital imaging department.  Part-time and full-time work available.  Offers weekday, weekend and evening shifts that can accommodate class schedules. Given the success this position has garnered, MedStar is expanding their offering to cover 4 of their major Baltimore based hospitals. The locations available are Franklin Square, Union Memorial, Good Samaritan and Harbor Hospitals. View their website for more details about the position and how to apply. No experience or certifications required.

Posted Week of 2/29/2024

* Summer Opportunity: Global Health Experiential Fellowship is a summer research opportunity gives motivated, high-achieving students the chance to receive research mentorship from global mental health researchers at Yale University and to live and work for five weeks alongside Ugandan undergraduate and master’s level students to implement a research project in the rural village of Mpunde, Eastern Uganda. Fellows will also have the ability to continue their work after the summer by contributing to the manuscript write-up and publication process, receiving co-authorship upon publication. Research topics will consist of exploring ways to reduce stigma and improve mental health care delivery. Fellows will develop transferable skills useful in all fields, but particularly in medicine, research, and public health. To view the syllabus, learn more and apply -  visit their website.

* Recent Grads: The Maryland Pediatric Group is working with CapYear to fill a medical assistant position in Lutherville Timonium, MD.  Pre-health graduates are encouraged to apply. There are full and part-time positions available. No medical assistant certificate is required. See their website for more information and to apply. 

* GAP Year: The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York is seeking a research assistant for Magnetic Resonance Neurography beginning June 2024- June 2025. See the attached for more information on the position and how to apply. 

* GAP Year: Bronxcare Health System (formerly Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center) is seeking a Departmental and Research Intern, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This is a gap-year fellow opportunity for recent graduates (either just Graduated or 1-2 years out) in an active orthopedic department that services the poorest congressional district in the nation. You will spend time on musculoskeletal research projects, clinical shadowing, and office assistance. Former fellows were pre-meds who have since gone on to medical school at UCSF, the University of Washington, Downstate, and others. They pay a salary stipend of $30,000. This is an opportunity offered mainly to Brown students. They are looking for someone to start July 2024 and end May 2025. To Apply: Please email Dr. Kirschenbaum with your CV/Resume to apply or with questions. 

* Recent Grads or GAP Year:  AmeriCorps is offering a one year service opportunity caring for infants and children up to the age of 6 that are at risk for abuse and neglect. Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members will serve these vulnerable children throughout a 12-month commitment, living in a private, gated community (at no cost) and receiving a living allowance.Hands of Hope AmeriCorps Members will work collaboratively with other AmeriCorps Members in the home to ensure that children’s physical, emotional, and mental needs are met. They are currently accepting applications for the September 2024-August 2025 service year. See their flier for more information and to find the application visit their website. For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge [email protected]

* Recent Grads and GAP Year: The Department of Pediatrics at Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital is hiring! We are seeking one full-time research assistant who can commit to at least 1 year of work (per diem in April, full time in July). Job responsibilities include:

 – Recruiting patients for ongoing clinical trials and observational studies

– Collection of clinical data from patients, research participants, and/or the EMR

– Managing research databases (e.g., REDCap)

– Assisting with IRB applications

– Overseeing administrative tasks on behalf of the PI

Their ongoing research projects span all major fields of pediatrics. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to interact with patients experiencing a range of medical conditions, as well as peers, medical students, residents, and attending physicians. Interested applicants can email Nikita Shetty ([email protected]) and/or Barb Bancroft ([email protected]) for consideration. 

* Recent Grads and GAP Year: A family in Greenwich, CT is working with CapYear to fill a private home care position.  The position involves direct patient care for a young woman with ME/CFS.  The family will sign off on patient care hours for medical school or PA school applications as they have with previous pre-med and pre-PA candidates.  No medical assistant certificate is required. Click here for more info and to apply. 

Why this is a great position for pre-health graduate: 

- Pay starts at $40 dollars an hour post initial training and increases $5/hr every 3 months (pay is $25/ hr during training)

- Opportunity to build meaningful relationships through direct patient care

- Employers can sign off on patient care hours

- Opportunity to save money to pay for higher education

* Recent Grads and GAP Year: Maryland ENT Associates is working with CapYear to fill a Medical Assistant position at their clinic in Silver Spring, MD. Recent pre-health alumni are encouraged to apply. There are full and part-time options available. To be considered for part-time you must be able to fulfill a full days work at least 2 days a week. Special consideration if you can fill Monday - Wednesday. See their website for more information. 

* Recent Grads and Gap Year:  Job Title: Medical Assistant/Research Assistant (Gap Year) Hours: Regular full-time; 40 hours per week M-F, some Saturday availability Apply: Email Christina Mandia at [email protected]. Attach a cover letter and resumeLocation: 1160 Park Avenue, NYC, NY 10128 and 31 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 (1-2 times a month). See the attached flier for more information. 

Posted Week of 2/8/2024

* Applications for the 2024-2025 Global Health Corps U.S. Fellowship are now open! Visit their website for more information and how to apply. 

* Clinical Research Assistant position available at Boston Children’s Hospital. See the full job description along with instructions on how to apply here.

* District Dermatology is seeking a Dermatology Medical Assistant and Patient Ambassador. For a full role description and details on how to apply, see their form here.

* The RI Free Clinic, Student Clinic is seeking several volunteer Spanish interpreters for the clinic. This would afford the opportunity for pre-medical/PA students to obtain clinical experience as well as mentorship from both physicians and medical students. Please contact Samuel Restrepo for more information or to express interest.

* Heal Clinical Education Network is offering free tools to help pre-health students on their journey. This month they are offering Free 101 course with 4 doctors walking through patient cases,  Medical School Personal Essays which offers examples of Personal Statements in 8 different categories and includes an analysis of each, and the Free Gap Year Planner. Questions can be sent to the Operations Director here.

* Brigham and Women’s Hospital is working with CapYear to fill multiple Per-Day Medical Assistant positions. Candidates that can work a minimum of one 8-10 hour shift are eligible. To learn more and to apply, visit their site.  

* LifeBridge Health - Gap Year Clinical Assistant Position in Family Medicine Available. You can learn more about the position and apply at their website .

Posted Week of 2/1/2024

* The Cancer Study Group is a healthcare startup dedicated to supporting cancer patients in their hour of need.They are looking for a new associate to join their team as a researcher of cancer clinical content. The research associate produces high-quality research that helps patients understand crucial information in their hour of need, supporting the following efforts. For more information on the position and how to apply, see the attached document.

*There are several Gap Year opportunities available in the Providence area offices of Dr. Jason Gagnon. For more information, follow this link to their informational document, and email Dr. Gagnon with questions. 

*Oculoplastic and Orthopedic Surgery Internship for Pre-Med Gap Year opportunity in the offices of Dr. Boxrud and Dr. Powell. Deadline to apply is February 26, 2024. See the attached document for more information and details on how to apply.

Posted Week of 1/25/2024

Georgetown University Medical Center  is looking for graduates to join their team to train on NIH-funded child/adolescent/family health psychology and behavioral medicine research projects. They study lifestyle-based cancer risks, prevention, behavior change, and psychological aspects of cancer risk, treatment, and survivorship. They are hiring a full-time, entry-level research staff member in spring/summer 2024, with a post-baccalaureate salary and benefits package. If you are interested in a career as a health professional (e.g.,  psychology, public health, medicine) and looking for ways to help you prepare for graduate or medical school, then consider becoming part of their multidisciplinary research team at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. To apply, please complete an online interest form (PDFs of a cover letter and a resume are required). Review will begin immediately. Questions? Contact by email: [email protected]. OR apply through their form. Georgetown University is an equal opportunity employer.

*Pediatric Nephrology at Cohen Children's Medical Center of Northwell Health on Long Island, NY is offering a gap year research coordinator and internship opportunity for premed students. Email Matthew Schuchman for more information. The application deadline has been extended to February 15th.

 *The Interventional Pain Management Office of Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, is looking for a motivated and hard-working medical assistant. This position is an opportunity to learn about and participate in all aspects of clinical medicine. Their medical assistant program is over twenty years old with past graduates working as successful physicians or currently attending top medical schools. Job Description: In this full-time job, you will work directly with the doctor, a group of medical assistants, administrative staff, and patients. On the patient-facing side, assistants learn to take an accurate and thorough history, assess vital signs, and assist with various interventional pain management procedures. By interacting directly with patients, assistants learn about anatomy, symptomatology, and pharmacology as related to pain medicine and management. On the administrative side, assistants learn to organize patient appointments, assist with chart notes, liaison with other doctors and healthcare professionals, and help manage varied facets of insurances. Assistants also become familiar with the electronic health system and how technology integrates with patient-care. In this fast-paced, hands-on work environment, assistants cultivate the skills to work effectively in a group, communicate effectively with patients, and clinically treat disease. Should posses a bachelor’s degree and the successful completion of premedical coursework or a post-baccalaureate premedical program, Intention to matriculate into medical school in/after Fall 2024, Completion of the MCAT or an anticipated test date, Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment, Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To Apply: Please send a copy of your CV attached as a PDF and include a brief letter expressing your interest in the position with a summary of your availability to the following email address: [email protected]

*The National Student Leadership Conference’s Medicine and Health Care program held at The University of Miami is hiring Team Advisors and Assistant Team Advisors for for pre-college summer programs for high school students. Both types of positions are paid. Visit their summer jobs webpage for more information and to see all available positions in NSLC.

*The UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience from May 26-August 2, 2024. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the UMass Chan Provost’s Office. Summer Research Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten-week program. Travel and housing are paid for and arranged by the program. Participants engage in networking sessions with UMass Chan leaders, faculty, and trainees. Participants prepare and present a professional research poster. Poster may be subsequently presented at national scientific conferences. For more information, visit their website.  

*Oak Street Health (now part of CVS Health), a value based primary care organization, is currently hiring medical scribes in 25 states across the country (you can check out our open roles here). If you’re passionate about making a difference and want more experience working side by side with medical providers, REGISTER for their upcoming virtual information session on Tuesday, January 30th at 12:00 PM CST to learn more about the medical scribe role.

 *Voss Undergraduate Research Fellowships is Accepting Applications via UFunds Jan 19 - Feb 19. Voss Fellowships are the premier training and funding opportunities for undergraduates interested in environmental research at Brown, offering awardees a large stipend, plus additional funds for related expenses. They are open to rising seniors in any concentration who intend to pursue a summer project that will become the framework for their honors thesis.  Please note that the research must address a challenge facing our environment, such as - the effects of pollution on childhood asthma, the migration of species due to rising temperatures, or tackling misinformation campaigns in regard to climate change (to name a few). Visit this site to learn more.

*Massachusetts General Hospital’s Boston Shoulder Institute is hiring a Clinical Research Coordinator as a Full-time, one year appointment. This full-time position is best suited for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The applicant should have a strong academic record; must be creative, self-driven, and reliable; and must be motivated to learn. A background in statistics is useful but not necessary. The position offers the opportunity for education and hands-on learning in the medical field. Application deadline is March 31st, 2024. Questions about the job can be directed, via email, to the current research coordinator, Sarah Koljaka ([email protected]).

*Boston University School of Medicine’s SPIN (Summer Program In Neuroscience) is offering a number of scholarships for the upcoming summer program. There will be a priority application deadline of February 16, 2024. General application deadline is March 16, 2024. SPIN is an annual 8 week program hosted  at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. It is open to rising junior and senior undergrads interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science and medicine. Visit their website for more information and to view tuition rates. To apply, visit their application page.

*The Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program for Underrepresented Undergraduates application process is now open. The application deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern. The Summer Bioethics Program is a five-day live online program for undergraduate students from groups that are underrepresented in bioethics. These groups include and are not limited to communities of color, Indigenous communities, rural residents, low-income students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and LGBT+ students. This program is part of The Hastings Center’s efforts to build a more inclusive bioethics community. Admission to this competitive program is by application. We will invite 22 applicants to take part in the 2024 program. Participating students must commit to the full five-day, participatory online program from Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, 11 am to 5 pm Eastern. Some sessions include background readings. Students who complete all program requirements, including daily attendance and participation, will receive a stipend of $500. For more information and to apply, visit their website. Questions can be emailed to, with “Summer Bioethics Program” in the subject line.