Glide Year Opportunities
We have compiled a list of "Ten Reasons to Consider a Glide Year" that outlines the many reasons that students may have for taking time between Princeton and health professions school, as well as a list of sample activities that students have undertaken during their time off.
The best way to learn about current glide year opportunities is through our Vitals newsletter, where we post post-graduate job opportunities that come to our attention throughout the year. Below are some examples of opportunities that our graduates have pursued in recent years. If you would like to subscribe to Vitals, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postgraduate Fellowships (Generally)
Numerous Princeton students work with the Office of Fellowship Advising to secure funds to pursue postgraduate academic and research endeavors. In recent years, pre-med students have been awarded the Rhodes, Sachs, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Dale, Labouisse, ReachOut, Churchill, and Whitaker fellowships. Director of Fellowship Advising Dr. Deirdre Moloney and Assistant Director Hanna Lee are available to advise Princeton students about fellowship opportunities and to assist with the application process. To make an advising appointment, use the WASS calendar, call 8-1998, or stop by the OIP office at 36 University Place, Suite 350 (third floor of the U-Store Building).
Princeton Project 55 Fellowship
The Princeton AlumniCorps Project 55 Fellowship Program provides recent Princeton graduates with formative experiences working in the public interest. While some fellowship placements are directly clinical, all of the placements will provide fellows with a greater awareness of critical social issues, and an opportunity to develop life and leadership skills while acting in the service of others.
Princeton in Africa - Asia - Latin America
Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. Applications are accepted and evaluated year round. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application through the Americorps VISTA website.
Founded in 1995 by the National Association of Community Health Centers, Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America’s underserved, while developing tomorrow’s health care workforce. To apply for the Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps program, locate the program you wish to join by visiting http://my.americorps.gov/. After creating an account, you can search opportunities and submit an application to any AmeriCorps programs.
The National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world. Training opportunities include the post-baccalaureate intramural training awards (IRTA) for students who wish to pursue research after graduation, prior to entering health professions school.