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Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) is led by Senior Director, Dr. Jenny Samaan. This is the AAMC's department that is dedicated to facilitating visiting M.D. D.O. and public health student mobility for electives, both within the U.S and abroad.

The 8-person team interfaces with current and prospective medical schools and teaching hospitals, NGOs, partner organizations, administrative leaders, and students to grow the network and strengthen both domestic and international collaborations


Increase awareness about VSLO's global opportunities to AMSA member chapters at participating VSLO Global Network institutions, located in the United States and internationally.

The goal of this project is to raise awareness among U.S. medical school students about the international opportunities for them in the summer after M1 and during their final-year. This will be a new collaboration between the AMSA office in VA and their national chapters. This project will involve working closely with the VSLO Student Specialist and will include updating PowerPoint presentations, and co-presenting. A secondary focus of the AMSA collaboration will be to raise awareness among international AMSA chapters that are in the VSLO Global Network.

Deliverables: Data will be monitored to include baseline of international student mobility at VSLO US Home institutions, presentations to AMSA chapters, and data on applications submitted and acceptances internationally.

Develop recommendations for annual engaging with other AMSA chapters.

Attend AMSA meeting and promote VSLO Global Network opportunities.

Identify unique "glocal" experiences that are currently offered at U.S. medical schools.

The goal of this research project is to identify local global health "glocal" experiences that are currently being offered by U.S. medical schools in order to develop pre-clinical experiences in the U.S. These opportunities may include Indian health, refugee health, community-based care, service-learning opportunities in rural communities, as well as research opportunities that serve a glocal or cross-cultural context. Identifying these opportunities may involve meetings with AAMC Diversity, Policy and Planning staff, conducting phone interviews and web searches, utilizing the AAMC reference center to identify published articles highlighting such programs.

Deliverables: A comprehensive report with recommendations for engagement with the AAMC Visiting Student program and presentation to the team is expected by the end of the internship.

In addition to the two areas of internship focus outlined above, the intern will be assigned mini projects that assist the VSLO program to meet ongoing operations and program goals in this fiscal year.

Gain an understanding of AAMC services and resources for pre-medical and medical students by meeting with specialists from the areas listed below:

Once every two weeks, the intern will be able to learn about the various services/resources that the AAMC offers, including the following:

MCAT - Medical College Admissions Test

MSAR- Medical School Admissions Requirements

AMCAS - American Medical Colleges Application Service

CIM - Careers in Medicine

SAP - Student Affairs and Programs

ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service

MedEdPORTAL - Open access indexed scholarly journal

Skills and Qualifications:

* Experience and interest in conducting research
* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
* Proficiency with PowerPoint
* Sensitivity to non-native English language speakers and cross-cultural communication
* Ability to work well on a team
* Ability to follow instructions and to ask for help or clarification when needed.
* Ability to work independently and meet agreed-upon timelines.

Development Opportunities

This experience will provide an opportunity to:

* Promote the VSLO Global Network to current medical students
* Be an integral member of a small globally-focused team
* Experience a large non-profit organization
* Develop cross-cultural sensitivity and communication skills
* Understand the importance of data privacy and consent when conveying survey data
* Transform ideas and goals into visual and written communication
* Learn about resources and tools that help pre-med students apply for medical school.

If a bachelor's degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. It is important that files DO NOT include periods ( . ) within the file name.

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About Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges represents the 125 accredited U.S. medical schools; the 16 accredited Canadian medical schools; some 400 major teaching hospitals, including Veterans Administration medical centers; more than 105,000 faculty in 98 academic and scientific societies; and the nation's 66,000 medical students and 97,000 residents.