Office for Diversity and Community Engagement Opportunities

 

Summer Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities

Service

 

Summer Teaching Assistant Opportunities (applications are forthcoming):

 

2014 SUMMER TEACHING ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITIES
Program
Program Dates
# of TAs Needed
SMDEP
6/02 – 7/11

TBA

NERA MEDPREP
6/02 – 7/11
TBA
F.I.R.S.T
6/02 – 7/11
TBA
SYSP
6/30 - 8/08
TBA
SMART
6/30 - 8/01
TBA

 

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP): The NJMS SMDEP is a six (6) week residential summer program.  The program is designed to involve students in a problem-based learning model of science education used in medical school to promote their critical thinking skills.  Students are assigned their individualized Tracks based upon educational goals and objectives.

 

  • Track I: courses in organic chemistry, calculus/physics, academic skills, communication and verbal reasoning.
  • Track II: courses in human anatomy and physiology, academic skills, communication and verbal reasoning.

TA Responsibilities: TA responsibilities will include assisting instructors in classroom curriculum, facilitating small group problem base learning sessions, proctoring and scoring examinations, tracking student attendance and other administrative duties as assigned. 

TAs will serve as chaperons on field trips and will assist in  planning all social activities

In addition,  Two TAs will be required to live in housing during the six week program with the other TAs providing in-house coverage on weekends

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) North East Regional Alliance MEDPREP Program (NERA MEDPREP): The NERA MEDPREP is a 6 week summer academic enrichment program for rising freshman. The program is designed to promote critical thinking and increase verbal reasoning skills.

  • MedPrep I: courses in organic chemistry, physics, communication and verbal reasoning.
  • MedPrep II: MCAT Course: courses in biological sciences, physical sciences and verbal reasoning.

TA Responsibilities: TA responsibilities will include assisting instructors in classroom curriculum, facilitating small group problem base learning sessions, proctoring and scoring examinations, tracking student attendance and other administrative duties as assigned. 

Freshman Introduction to Resources and Skills Training (F.I.R.S.T): Provide an early exposure to the rigors of medical school and acclimate incoming NJMS students to different teaching techniques. 

TA Responsibilities: TAs will work closely with course instructors to help students gain an understanding of the curriculum. TAs will facilitate small group case base learning sessions, assist in laboratory sessions and procedures, proctor and score exams, track student’s attendance, chaperon field trips and provide all other administrative duties as assigned.

 

HCOE Summer Youth Scholars Program (SYSP): A six week academic enrichment program for students who have completed the10th or 11th grade and are interested in science.

TA Responsibilities: The TA will work closely with course instructors to help students gain an understanding of SAT Prep curriculum and the sciences. The TA will proctor and score exams, track student’s attendance, chaperon field trips and provide all other administrative duties as assigned.

Science, Medicine, and Related Topics (SMART): A five week academic enrichment program that focuses on youth development and academic excellence and provides opportunities to students in grades 7 – 12 to gain the knowledge and experiences necessary to maximize their potential for success.

 

Click here to apply to the programs.

Please contact the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement at 973-972-3762 with any questions.

 

Summer Research Opportunities (applications are forthcoming)

  • Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Summer Research - There are many reasons for medical students to engage in structured activities during medical school.  Some may be considering a career in academic medicine and want to gain the research experience. Others want the opportunity to work in a mentored situation with a faculty member.  Whatever the reason, opportunities are available through the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement and the Hispanic Center of Excellence.

Service

     

  • Dr. Richard Pozen and Mrs. Ann Silver Pozen Community Service Scholarship Award - Students will gain a community service understanding under the tutelage of faculty and/or sponsors. The aim of this program is to stimulate a student's on-going interest and develop their community skills in service to others, with the ultimate goal of motivating them to pursue careers in medicine in which service to the community is an integral part.

For additional information on summer research opportunities, contact Dolores Anthony at anthondd@rutgers.edu or Victor Marques at marquevm@rutgers.edu or 973-972-3762.