Preceptorship Program for Chicagoland Bilingual Candidates with the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement
In alignment with MOLA’s mission, the Preceptorship Program is designed to provide the selected candidate with a wide range of learning opportunities to build skills for the healthcare industry, with emphasis on non-for-profit, Health Administration, Public Health and Health Professional Associations. MOLA is a comprehensive professional medical association that focuses on the advancement, health, and wellness of Hispanic/Latinos and provides ample exposure for interdisciplinary engagement within the health professions with focus on physicians and physicians-in-training throughout the pipeline. More information about MOLA’s mission and structure is available at www.chicagomola.com
- Apply academic learning to real-world practice.
- Understand the healthcare professional and public health non-for-profit organization, including its responsibilities, structure and objectives.
- Integrate howaspecific project relates to larger organizational goals.
- Gain experience and further develop skills in a professional healthcare setting.
MOLA’s organizational structure provides two main fields of learning opportunities:
- Organizational development and governance working directly with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board of directors comprises volunteer work in the areas of: Board Development, Finances, Governance and Communications.
- Program Development. MOLA’s programmatic development is organized in following committees: Public Health, Education & Research, Mentorship, Wellness, Advocacy, International Graduates, and Medical Students.
Requirements to apply:
Candidates must indicate the reasons why they are interested in this opportunity and demonstrate:
- Intent to pursue advanced graduate degree related to healthcare (e.g individuals taking a gap year between undergraduate degree and medical/graduate school) or current enrollment in a graduate program (current graduate students must explain how MOLA’s internship will integrate with his/her graduate program work and must have approval from graduate program to be selected.)
- Pertinent professional work or academic/scholarly work aligned with MOLA’s mission and the above organizational and programmatic fields.
- Bilingual (Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Immigrant and minority health exposure is highly valued.
The MOLA preceptorship is planned for one academic year, including Summer. Estimated as an average of 20-25 hours per week; however, students can spend as much time participating as applicable, and this may vary on a weekly basis.
Exact start and end date can be negotiated. Target start date: February 15th, 2021.
In particular, MOLA’s annual symposium in the Fall is our largest academic event and will require significant support, including increased availability in late September and early October, 2021 and for the two weeks prior to the event.
- Joaquín Estrada, MD, President of the Board of Directors, Colorectal Surgeon at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
- Oscar Zambrano MPH, MBA, Vice President of the Board of Directors, Director of Health Equity and Physician Relations, LGBT Ombudsman and Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Board Member and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee at Howard Brown Health (FQHC)
- Geraldine Luna, MD, MPH, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Geriatric Internal Medicine Physician at University of Illinois
A student non-employment expense stipend of $400.00 a month is provided after the first 90 days of starting the Preceptorship Program, and continues through the completion of service. Student must provide a weekly report of activities and time spent to be verified by the preceptor prior to processing stipend payment.
Meetings and shadowing for MOLA’s preceptorship take place in diverse work settings where our volunteer preceptors’ work, and most meetings are held during evening hours. A significant amount of project related work is online and can be completed remotely. Given several health systems and work setting where our board and volunteers work, this internship provides a wide range of exposure to different health settings, from community
clinics, to community hospitals, to large health systems to academic centers. Currently, there are flexible work sites, mainly at 836 West Wellington Ave, Chicago IL 6057 (Lakeview).
Includes small to medium scale projects that can be completed during the term, as well as other opportunities that promote an understanding of the organization such as shadowing, event planning, department tasks or networking.
Other examples of responsibilities include:
– Data collection and analysis for ongoing program research, including development of conclusions and next steps
– Secondary research for, and the development of, a database for marketing an organization’s services
– Research and consolidation of best practices in key organizational areas to support member materials.
How to Apply
Application Open: January 10th, 2020
Application cycle will close when position is filled
Please email the following materials to [email protected]
- Statement of interest indicating your personal fit for this position and specifically addressing how the candidate meets the “requirements to apply” above.
- Updated CV
- Please include 3 references’ names, emails and phone numbers whom we could contact for additional information. (You do not need to provide letters of reference at the time of application.) The information about your references can be included at the end of your CV or within your letter or statement of interest.
- Please indicate in your letter or email your intended start date for the Internship. If your start date is flexible, please provide the range of your flexibility.
When a completed application is received, the candidate will be notified of receipt via email. Selected candidates will be invited to interview for the position. The application cycle will be open and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Medical Organization for Latino Advancement