As a pre-health student it is important to gain as much exposure to your desired field as possible. Shadowing professionals, scribing and volunteering at clinical facilities are a great way to gain experience before pursuing your career goals! Here are a list of professionals, clinics and volunteer programs that have been CRD approved!



Fall is here and OMSE's tutoring program has you covered! Their free tutoring service is available Monday - Friday at1101 Hornbake Library.


Visit Plus, stop by their office at 1101 Hornbake Library, call 301-405-5616 or email for more information!


If you thought you could not study abroad as a pre-med student, think again! Find out how YOU can study abroad with amazing opportunities for Pre-Health/ Pre-Med students by clicking on the globe!



HPAO now has an online database containing a list of hospitals and clinics that offer clinical opportunities for UMD students! Find the page



The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5

  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Not have previously participated in the program.   

Application Deadline: March 1st

Email Cameran Burt, co-president of CRD and 2015 program participant at Duke School of Medicine, for more information.

Being a medical scribe can be beneficial for your graduate school application if you're planning on pursuing a career in medicine. Since documenting is now taking a technological turn in many clinics, scribes are needed much more by physicians these days. With this paid position, you will be able to work closely with health professionals and gain good practice with medical terminology. ScribeAmerica, in particular, is the "most frequently used and largest professional scribe training and management company". If you're interested in pursuing this career option, apply online here

Take note that working part-time requires a 2-year commitment and working full-time requires a 1-year commitment.

If volunteering in a medical setting overseas sounds like an ideal experience, then taking a trip with MEDLIFE may be something you would want to consider. MEDLIFE is an organization that aims to provide free healthcare for local families in under-developed communities by setting up mobile clinics. These clinics focus on dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, gynecology and other health-related areas. MEDLIFE hosts trips in the winter, spring and summer. These include trips to Peru, Ecuador and Tanzania. If you're interested in learning more about the organization and how to sign up for a trip click here


Here is another opportunity to become more involved in CRD and the community!  We want you to become a part of the NEW Community Service Committee!!! If you are interested, please email our Community Service Chair, Imani Rickerby, 



If you would like to help raise funds to make CRD bigger and better for this year and the years coming, become part of the fundraising committee! We are ow accepting new members to help with fundraising! If you are interested, please email our Fundraising Chair, Ivy Obonyo


Advocates for Improving Medicine, Inc. (AIM) is a non-profit organization based at the University of Maryland, College Park that strives to serve medically underserved communities by working at free clinics and centers. They not only contribute via clinical volunteering, but also address barriers to healthcare access and delivery through education, public health, and other avenues. By integrating the strengths of the UMD community, they unite volunteers with diverse expertise who share the same passion for giving back to such communities. Join AIM Today! Visit their website: 




Come help local minority high school kids advance their education and broaden their opportunities! Fun, rewarding experience tutoring kids primarily in STEM subjects on weekday afternoons. Transportation is provided. Please contact Maria Chen at for more details.


Best Online Programs for B.S. in Nursing Degree! 

Click HERE to find out what program might be the best one for you! 


The Gold Standard MCAT has helped tens of thousands of students improve their chances of medical school admissions. For more than 25 years, they have had a student-centered approach using multimedia to simplify, innovate and to provide extensive practice. They strongly believe in problem-based learning (PBL) and have constructed books, videos, online materials and apps with PBL as the foundation. Check out their study materials at  

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