Call for Participation: Aquifer Student Advisory Group

November 30, 2020

Medical & Health Professions Students: Join Us to Make an Impact

Aquifer is excited to announce an opportunity to join a national board of interprofessional students tasked with providing critical feedback on the development of Aquifer’s new learning tools. Following the success of our inaugural Student Advisory Group in 2020, we are now recruiting a new group of students to serve on the group for 2021. Medical and physician assistant students are invited to apply to serve on the 2021 Student Advisory Board.

Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization—makes a big impact on medical and health professions education. Used in 97% of U.S. allopathic medical schools, 66% of U.S. osteopathic programs, and a growing number of physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs—with over 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006—Aquifer is a leader in clinical learning.

Help us build the best possible tools to advance your clinical learning.

Aquifer is in the process of developing new assessments, cases, and other learning tools. Student voices and ideas are needed to ensure that our solutions provide the most value to students.

Selected students will be invited to preview and provide honest, constructive feedback on Aquifer’s new developing learning tools, designed to be used in medical and health professions programs across the country. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools, inform communications, and develop training resources.


  • Completing up to 1 hour of pre-work in advance of each meeting.
    • Previewing a new learning tool via interactive demo, watching a screencast, or reading/viewing background information or presentations.
    • Completing a preliminary survey with your initial feedback. 
  • Attending six 1-hour Zoom meetings (approx. every 8 weeks) to discuss and learn more about different aspects of the learning tools. Meetings will be scheduled on weekday evenings. Our first meeting is tentatively planned for late January 2021.

A letter of recognition will be provided at the end of the year.


We are accepting applications from students who have completed Aquifer cases either as part of their coursework or have used our free cases on their own and meet the following requirements:

  • Medical students from MD or DO programs who are in their 2nd or 3rd year.
  • Physician assistant students who are graduating in 2022 or later.
  • Interest in medical and health professions education.
  • Prepared to give honest, thoughtful feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Able to commit to completing all pre-work assignments and attending at least 4 out of 6 meetings.

Application Process

Applications closed on December 18, 2020. Students will be notified of their status by January 8. Please contact Karey Waters, Aquifer Communications and Insights Manager, with any questions.

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