Join our team as a Medical Student Researcher or Medical Student Rotator
Are you interested in public health, social media, or medical television? If so, this is the role for you!
The Dr. Oz Show is looking for medical students to come join our team in New York City. The show relies on its medical students to make sure all information that airs is medically accurate. This means you'll be reviewing scripts, briefing Dr. Oz on medical topics before tapings, and reviewing footage before it airs to make sure it's medically sound. In other words, you'll be heavily involved in the production process. You'll also have a chance to explore your creative side by writing articles and designing medical animations that air on the show. Through this experience, you will also get the chance to meet important members of the medical community like Dr. Sanjay Gupta MD and the Surgeon General. We have two opportunities available to medical students, described below. If you're interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in the Big Apple!
Medical Student Researcher
This is an eight to nine-month, full-time, paid position that will run throughout the show's 13th season, from the beginning of August through April. It is typically filled by medical students who have completed their third year and who wish to take a year off before completing their coursework and beginning their residency.
Candidates must be able to take a year off from school, as these are full-time positions. Candidates should have an interest in health media, but experience in a media-related field is not required.
The offices for The Dr. Oz Show are located in Manhattan on west 57th Street. Episodes tape in front of a live studio audience (Not during COVID!) and air daily around the U.S. and many other countries around the world!
The approximate term of the position runs from about August of 2021 to April of 2022.
If you are interested in working with us, please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in working for the show, along with a resume/CV to email@example.com by FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021.
[Please make sure you include the phrase "medical student researcher" in the subject line of your email to ensure your application is processed.]
Medical Student Rotation
This is a one-month, full-time rotation working in the show's offices in Manhattan. Medical student rotators work under the direction of the show's medical director with the medical research team to conduct research for shows, develop messaging for scripts, and generate ideas for shows and other media platforms. Rotators are a valuable part of the Medical Unit and get to see and take part in all aspects of the show's production. This is a unique experience and allows students to learn about how the media works, how to communicate to a lay audience about important health topics, and how to conduct research and evaluate evidence.
Medical student rotators must receive credit for the rotation at their institution, as this is a nonpaid internship. Rotators are responsible for finding accommodations if they do not live in New York City. Rotation slots are available from September through April.
If you are interested in rotating with us, please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in working for the show, along with a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Please make sure you include the phrase "medical student rotation" in the subject line of your email to ensure your application is processed.]