Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
If you enjoy listening to podcasts, take a look at these five podcasts directed specifically towards pre-med students; however, the information is applicable to all students interested in the science and composition of medicine and its institutions:
The Short Coat Podcast
Led by Dave Elter and students at the University of Iowa Medical School, this podcast presents an authentic view of the life of a med student. Each week, they cover the nuances of medicine, medical education, and being a med student from a first-hand perspective.
In a similar vein to our recent “Dare to be Different” program, this podcast is geared towards individuals who took/are looking to take an alternative path to med school. The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc. created this podcast to share information about preparing, applying, and doing well in medical school and residency environments.
This podcast is generated by pre-med advisors, faculty, alumni, and current medical students at the University of Utah. It is a general informational resource for the ins and outs of medical school, with topics including: how to make your application stand out, the culture of med student life, and preparing for residency.
Hosted by Mary Tate, a medical student at Harvard University, this podcast is dedicated to interviews with current and/or budding physicians. The interviews focus on the struggles that appeared along the way, and each interviewee reads a letter that they wrote to their pre-med self! Mary also shares pre-med information and news in medicine.
The journal of Academic Medicine has created a resource for those interested generally in the “science and art of medicine.” The episodes feature medical students, residents, clinicians, educators, health care leaders, and researchers, each of which share their insight into medical schools and teaching hospitals. More importantly, they outline the problematic topics that affect these institutions.
North Central Bronx Hospital
A team of researchers and physicians at North Central Bronx Hospital are seeking a virtual volunteer/intern who can make a 4-month commitment for a research project on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
- Collaborate in groups to create small mock research projects, learn how to facilitate focus groups and develop qualitative survey assessments, present findings and lead team projects, and have opportunities to build deliverables for the North Central Bronx research team
Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education.
- Did you know that 90% of the Red Cross workforce are volunteers?
- Due to COVID-19, there is an urgent need for volunteers. Click on the link above for more information!
Are you planning to take the MCAT (Medical School Admissions Test)?
- Mentoring in Medicine is offering the Medical Pathway Program (MPP) for $50/month for 24 months (normally $1500)
- MPP Online includes:
- Daily MCAT Science and CARS sessions, application review, interview strategies, guest speakers, presentations from Alumni, virtual medical school tours, tips on becoming a more competitive applicant, support for obtaining letters of recommendation
Build Community: BaselineMed
BaselineMed: BaselineMed is a platform created by pre-medical college students for other students to learn more about the medical field through the perspectives of pre-med students and physicians. The organization is devoted to promoting diversity and creating a support network for BIPOC students by providing articles from pre-med students and doctors that they work with.
Gary Bedrosian graduated from Hamilton in 2011 with a major in biology and a minor in Hispanic studies. At Hamilton he was a part of the men’s soccer team. He went on to dental school and did a residency in general dentistry, and now works in the field of orthodontics.
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