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  • Pre-Health Outreach & Engagement, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

    Job Summary:
    The Pre-Health Outreach and Engagement Specialist provides highly specialized services for students considering careers in health professions and supports the mission of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising. The Specialist works with students and alumni who choose to explore health professions and pursue admission to health professional schools. While engaged in all aspects of pre-professional and pre-graduate school advising, this academic professional will take lead on developing experiential learning opportunities for students pursuing a variety of health-related careers. There is a possibility of teaching contingent on disciplinary background. There is a possibility for 75% employment to accommodate applicants who choose to maintain clinical healthcare practice for licensure. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising within Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising.

    Responsibilities:
    • Establishing, coordinating, and promoting Pre-Health experiential learning opportunities (shadowing, volunteering, practicums, networking, internships, fairs) on campus and in the Atlanta community
    • Other duties as assigned in support of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising and the Office of Undergraduate Education
    • Advising pre-health students on preparing and applying for professional health programs, such as medical, dental, physician assistant, pharmacy, public health, or veterinary schools; serving as lead advisor for graduate students considering medical school and undergraduates pursuing MD/PhD or careers as physician scientists or physician innovators
    • Co-chairing the Pre-Health Advisory Council (faculty and alumni stakeholders in the Georgia Tech Pre-Health community)
    • Gathering and communicating data related to professional school application and acceptance rates, standardized test scores, and GPA
    • Organizing and delivering workshops for students on topics such as orientation, pre-health preparation, application procedures, MCAT, interview skills, and letters of evaluation
    • Supervising pre-health peer advisors and supporting student-driven events and organizations
    • Administrative tasks to support communication to pre-health community
    • Participate in National & Regional Associations
    • Taking part in appropriate national and regional associations (NAAHP/SAAHP)
    • Teaching one academic course per year, in an area of disciplinary expertise (with approval from the appropriate college/school) or no more than two sections of GT1000/GT2000 with a focus on Pre-Health per year (optional, contingent on interest of applicant and academic unit)

    Educational Requirements:
    An earned doctorate (PhD) or terminal degree from a research-intensive university in health sciences (DPT, DPH, DHS, DHM, DPT, PharmD, etc.), a STEM field, or other discipline appropriate to performance of the Responsibilities (above). Candidates near the end (within 1-2 years) of such a terminal degree program may be considered; continued employment would be contingent on completion of the degree.

    Required Experience:
    3-5 years student-serving. experience in higher education
    Familiarity with admission processes for professional and graduate school programs (may be from personal experience as a successful applicant).