This Week in the Healthcare Community | April 11, 2024

Greetings, Healthcare Community! As the semester winds down, we have a few more opportunities for you to check out before the summer really gets underway. Join us for some great events before the end of the year to learn about everything from aviation to public health!

Greene Center and Career Community Programs

Register for CASC104: Designing Your Life | Registration begins Monday, April 15 at 8am

No matter what stage you’re at in your journey or what interests you may have, the Greene Center’s exploratory 1-credit course, CASC 104: Designing Your Life, could be a great option for you! The course is specially designed to have a little more structure and support for you to explore your interests, to make sense of the resources and opportunities available at Rochester, and to begin crafting career goals that are unique to your interests and experiences. With fall semester registration coming up, we encourage students interested in this course to speak with their college advisors.

This course is also available in Engineering and Health Professions editions. Learn more about the course, and the various editions, here.

The Career Clothing Closet’s Spring Finale! | Wednesday, April 17, 2:15pm-3:30pm 

Do you have an upcoming summer internship or new job secured? Maybe you have a class presentation for your final project? If so, you’ll want to make a great impression, right? Don’t miss your last chance of the school year to dress for success by browsing the Greene Center’s inventory of new and gently-used career wear! Dress shirts, dress pants, skirts, shoes, ties, and jewelry are currently in stock in our inventory. Select a professional outfit or item free of charge while supplies last! Just register here. 

URMC Medical Pharmacology MS Program | Applications due May 1 or June 15 depending on program type

Are you graduating this year? Are you pre-med but not yet ready to apply to medical school? Applying in the upcoming cycle and looking for a gap year experience that will better prepare you for medical school? The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Master’s Degree in Medical Pharmacology was designed specifically for students like you.

The overall objective of the MS program in Medical Pharmacology is to help talented college graduates develop stronger, more competitive academic portfolios for entry into professional programs in medicine (MD or DO), dentistry (DDS or DMD), veterinary medicine (DVM), or pharmacy (PharmD), or PhD programs in the biomedical and health sciences. For more information, check out the website, or email or

Alumni Connected and Featured Opportunities

Seasonal Public Health Inspector, Various locations around New York State | Applications due May 15, 2024

Do you enjoy the outdoors and traveling to scenic locations in New York State? Do you have an interest in environmental health? Do you enjoy field work and working with a variety of different organizations? Make your summer count by working as a seasonal Public Health Inspector for the New York State Department of Health’s Center for Environmental Health (CEH)! Seasonal Public Health Inspectors support the mission of CEH by performing environmental health inspection functions during New York State’s summer season. Positions conduct field inspections of temporary residences such as campgrounds, hotels, motels, and lodging and rooming houses; pools, beaches, and water supplies; and food service food establishments, for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the New York State Sanitary Code and environmental health regulations.

This is a great position for anyone interested in gaining experience in the field of public health, with the potential to be rehired every summer. Flexible and full-time positions are available, so check out the various locations, and click to fill out an application, here.

Student Assistant, Various locations around New York State | Applications due May 15, 2024

Do you enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for environmental and public health? Make your summer count by working as a Student Assistant for the New York State Department of Health’s Center for Environmental Health (CEH)! Student Assistants support the mission of CEH by performing a variety of administrative and environmental health functions during New York State’s summer season and beyond. Student Assistant positions assist CEH district office environmental health staff by performing a variety of critical administrative support functions. Positions may also perform environmental health inspection functions in the field for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the New York State Sanitary Code and environmental health regulations.

Check out this position to gain some experience in the field of public health! This is a flexible opportunity with adjustable hours, so check out the various postings here.

Multiple Positions at Intandem in the Buffalo and Niagara areas | Applications due on April 24 and August 5 – Varies based on position

If you’re interested in positions that allow you to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, or positions that work well for a gap year, these options are great opportunities. Check out all your options below:

Family Support Technician – Assists individuals with identifying and modifying challenging behaviors in their home and community. Staff will educate, assist, and support families in the development and utilization of strategies and interventions to aid the individual and family overcome these challenges. This is a full or part-time position requiring a high school diploma and experience. Applications due August 5th at 6am.

Behavior Technician – Works alongside Behavior Intervention Specialist to facilitate behavior program needs including the implementation and review of documentation of all individuals in designated waiver programs. Completes assesses for individuals and makes recommendations of behavior methodologies to ensure proper placement in the least restrictive environment. Ensures the provision of, understands and utilizes the functional behavior analysis and evaluations for behavior services. Assists, monitors, coordinates and ensures proper service delivery in accordance with life plans and other plans of service by providing feedback to staff on behavior programming and implementation. Coordinates and/or assist in the development and presentation of in-service training. This is a full-time position requiring a high school diploma and experience. Applications due August 5th at 6am.

Behavioral Health Professional – Behavioral Health Professional assist adults with behavioral health concerns, living in the community, develop independent living skills and self-help skills by providing ongoing instruction/training, guidance, and modeling. This is a part-time position requiring a high school diploma and experience. Applications due April 24th at 6am. 

Public Health AmeriCorps Member at Concrete Safaris in NYC | Applications due September 1, 2024

Concrete Safaris’ PlacemakingCorps is a grantee of Public Health AmeriCorps and receives funds from its State and National program. Individuals, ages 17+, serve for 2 – 10.5 months exploring a career in public and environmental health and placemaking, while supporting youth development and community building. Through direct service, planning, and leadership of child and youth-centered environmental health service learning projects, AmeriCorps members will gain skills and confidence to develop as leaders. Public Health AmeriCorps members will educate children and youth on environmental health, facilitating implementation of their visions for a healthy neighborhood through gardening, outdoor play, and art interventions for neighbors. Public Health AmeriCorps members will also provide much-needed, local referrals for medical and public health services.

Interested in training kids and youth in environmental health literacy and placemaking? Interested in supporting kids and youth to become their best selves? Check out the job posting here then!

Upcoming Events

Aviation Industry with Dawne Hickton | Wednesday, April 17 from 6-7:30pm in Wegmans Hall, Room 1400

Curious about aviation, what it takes to be a CEO, or what it’s like to work in the engineering/business industries? Join us for a conversation with Dawne Hickton, former CEO of RTI International Metals (a major titanium manufacturer), later Executive Vice President and President at Jacobs (a major engineering firm), and now CEO of Cumberland Additive, Inc (an innovative specialty metals additive manufacturing company) to hear more about her experiences. Food and drinks will be provided. Students that attend will also receive a free Aviation Weekly Subscription! Check out the page here to register!

SUNY Spring Open House for College of Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Programs | Friday, April 19 from 3pm-5:45pm at SUNY Upstate Medical University

If you’re looking to add to your knowledge in the health professions, or to gain more specialized knowledge, the College of Health Professions might have just the right program for you! Their programs offer a spectrum of career paths, from direct patient care in fields like Radiography (X-ray)Radiation Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy to more specialized roles in Medical Biotechnology. These programs have opening for fall 2024 and the applications are open.

To provide further insight into these careers and programs, SUNY is hosting a CHP Bachelor’s Degree Open House. This event offers an excellent opportunity for students to engage with faculty, learn about program specifics, and explore potential career paths. Check out the information here to get started!

The Rubens J. Pamies, MD, Opportunity Fund Scholarship + Virtual Scholarship Workshop | Applications due May 1, 2024

The Rubens J. Pamies, MD, Opportunity Fund was established in 2010 by the SHPEP National Alumni Advisory Board to provide financial assistance to program alums applying to professional or graduate degree programs for careers in a health profession. Each year, four applicants are selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Scholarship recipients can use the award to cover expenses such as: application fees, admission test fees (e.g., MCAT, DAT, OAT), admission test preparation materials and courses (e.g., MCAT, DAT, OAT), or travel expenses for admission-related interviews.

To apply, you must be a program alum (SHPEP, SMDEP, SMEP, or MMEP past participants) who is currently applying (or will be applying in the next six months) to a professional or graduate degree program related to a health profession. For more information, check out the application here. 

When applying for this scholarship, you also have the option to join the SHPEP Alumni Advisory Board for a 1-hour session on April 17, 2024 at 6pm designed to offer a brief overview of the application process and help answer any questions from program alums who are interested in submitting an application this year. Kindly be aware that this session will be recorded, and attendance is not mandatory for applicants. To register and receive your Zoom invitation, check out the link here. 

To discuss these opportunities or more, schedule an appointment with a Greene Center advisor through Handshake.

Have a great week!

Alissa Roger, Career Advisor
Jonathan Bratt, Career Advisor
Alyssa Rodriguez, Career Advisor
Healthcare Community

By Alyssa Rodriguez
Alyssa Rodriguez Career Advisor