The Following steps are involved with a registered and working adviser.
Register: Whether you are a high school or college student, thinking of going to college or just trying to decide what career you should pursue, you can register as an Intern. (Students younger than 18 years of age will need to include a parent’s contact information.)
Attend a Career Event: MiOra organizes career events at schools and local colleges to introduce the students to professionals from various healthcare and science fields. Attend to one of those events to learn more about your career options.
Get Community Service Credit: You can attend MiOra webinars and receive 1-hr credit for completing the training and passing the test. Both you and your referrals get community service credit if they complete the training and pass the test.
Complete a Free Certificate Training Program: MiOra provides free, online HIPAA, and clinical research certificate training. Please look for those programs under the Resources Tab. The training takes 3-4 hours and can be done at home over several days. The certificates are valid at any healthcare employer and good for 2-3 years. They will strengthen your resume and give you the basics of patient privacy and conflict of interest.
Sign Up for a No-Barrier Internship Program: MiOra offers free, IRB approved, public health-focused internship platforms to those who are interested. You can conduct these internships in your own community and learn how to do research. Depending on your level of commitment, MiOra is here to support you to turn your project into an abstract, poster, or paper.
Connect with an advisor: After registering with MiOra, you can search for an advisor in your area of interest and send them a connection request. (If you are under 18 years old, your parent will be notified when an advisor accepts your request.)
Communicate with the advisor: MiOra is a distance program with your advisor via email, text, telephone, Skype, or whatever method is most convenient for both of you.
The first interaction with your advisor: Tell your advisor about your interests, strengths, and weaknesses. Be honest about your academic capabilities. Discuss your short- and long-term career goals.
Build your professional network: Your advisor will ask you to identify and draft an email to an expert in your field of interest who is working on types of projects similar to yours. Once the letter is finalized, you will send the email to the expert with your advisor copied, and you will follow up with your advisor about the outcome.