“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.”—Joan D. Vinge (Author)


This community is intended to connect  students, alums, and professionals whose interests relate to medicine, science, technology, health, or an intersection of the areas. By embracing the values of a liberal arts education, students are encouraged to select a broad and deep course of study, to engage with their community, and to participate in activities that develop their interest in medicine, the sciences, and the social and humanistic contexts of healthcare. Students develop the essential capacities expected of all health professionals: an interest in scientific inquiry, a keen understanding of the promise and limitations of the profession, a deep appreciation of the value of empathy, and cultural competence. More than ever, students hoping to enter into a career in the fields of medicine and health need experiential opportunities and access to mentors in their field. This community provides a forum for students to avail themselves of these opportunities and to receive expert insight into career pathways.

Internships and Jobs of the Week: Medicine & Health Professions

Internships and Jobs of the Week: Medicine & Health Professions

Clinical Research Associate at Atlantic Health

This position is for a clinical research associate in the department of surgery at Morristown Medical Center. It is a 1-2 year paid position, starting in August 2020 designed as a gap year position …

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Jillian Scarpanito C’20

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Jillian Scarpanito C’20
Major: Biology
Launch Career Community: Medicine and Health Professions
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: Commuter/ Transfer / Non-traditional
On-Campus Job: Academic Coach
Club: TriBeta (secretary)

What attracted you to Drew?  

I was attracted to Drew’s tight-knit community and excellent science …

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First-Gen Student Spotlight on Instagram: Laila Serraj C’23

Laila Serraj Student Spotlight

Check out a new First-Generation “Student Spotlight” every Friday on Instagram

www.instagram.com/drewfirstgen

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Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in the wake of Covid-19, many students are in need of remote internship opportunities.  Wade Fletcher, a student at Indiana University, saw this need and created COVINTERN, a …

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