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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM – SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2017

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10-week program that begins May 30, 2017 and will conclude August 4, 2017. Up to six awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops.  Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.

Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks. All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to make a poster presentation at Mid-SURE (Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences) sponsored by Michigan State University and to their fellow SUPER  participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program. 

Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.

• Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2 weeks per physician.

 • Students will  attend a program on (1) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (2)  information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of

> Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (3) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school.    Students will also attend weekly research seminars.

 • A “Certificate of Merit” will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.

 Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience.  Accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area. In order to participate in the clinical portion of the program (shadowing in physicians’ clinics) students are required to have their own vehicle for transportation off campus.

Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application that asks for a description of academic interests, career goals, and research experiences. Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with research faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation ( from faculty and/or from an advisor) and an unofficial transcript from the student’s undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for receipt of all materials in our office is March 31, 2017. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 14, 2017.

Applications should be sent to J. Justin McCormick, Director – mccormi1@msu.edu by email.

See http://com.msu.edu//DO-PhD-Program/SUPER.htm

Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS degree

Are you looking for a gap or glide year for Fall 2017?

Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS degree in Nutrition Science combines a rigorous curriculum, a thesis research project and professional and leadership development.

Students can click here to APPLY NOW.

NEW COMPONENTS!

SHADOWING and MOCK INTERVIEWING opportunities include a workshop on personal statements and resumes and a medical school interview information session.

NARRATIVE MEDICINE INTERPROFESSIONAL SEMINAR series integrates students and faculty from across the Columbia University Medical Center.

THE ONE-YEAR PROGRAM OFFERS:

A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM, including the biochemistry and physiology of macro and micronutrients, nutrition through the lifecycle, clinical and public health nutrition.

AN INTENSIVE RESEARCH PROJECT that can be completed in basic science, clinical nutrition or public health nutrition, with a mentor chosen from more than 100 experts in their fields.

ACCESSIBLE FACULTY and small advisory groups that ensure that students are supported throughout the program.

NEW YORK CITY provides a learning lab for community projects on food security, the built environment, and sustainable food systems.

CAREER PLANNING with a dedicated career services officer to assist students who are applying to jobs or to health professional programs.

Students can view a video of their information session, given by MS Program Director Sharon Akabas, PhD, by Clicking Here.

 

Contact In formation:

Education Coordinator, Kendall Singleton, MPA atkas2244@cumc.columbia.edu, or MS Program Director Sharon R. Akabas, PhD at sa109@cumc.columbia.edu.

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. Certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) work in the operating room 40 hours a week providing hands-on anesthesia care to patients. This profession offers great work/life balance and significant compensation. CAAs begin their careers making $135K and up. Best of al, the majority of their students are employed before they graduate.

To apply, students must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree by the end of spring term 2017
  • completed 10 prerequisite courses with grade of B- or higher
  • an MCAT score of 493 or better
  • GPA of 3.1 or above (to be competitive)

They are accepting application until November 1st for the incoming class of summer 2017.  Anyone not meeting the above criteria is welcome to apply in April 2017 for the incoming class of summer 2018. They welcome inquiries and visits at their 3 sites year-round. Answers to frequently asked questions may be found on their website.

Iowa State University Biomedical Sciences One-Year MS Program

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The 1-Year Master of Science in Biomedical Studies program at Iowa State University is a non-thesis MS program designed to open up opportunities for students planning to find a career in the biotech/pharma industry, continue on to a PhD, or enter professional programs such as medical, dental, and osteopathic schools. Many of their successful graduates have gone on to attend professional programs at institutions such as The University Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

 The application deadline is May 1st for Fall 2017.

 Interested students may fill out our free preliminary application!

Visit their website to find out more about the 1-year MS program in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Loyola University Chicago Careers in Science Fair

The Loyola University Chicago’s annual Careers in Science Fair will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The fair will take place on the Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center, from 3:00-5:00PM.

The purpose of this information fair is to educate students about the extensive career fields and opportunities that exist in the various science and technology disciplines. It offers you a chance to learn about options they you might not have previously considered, while meeting Loyola students in an informal setting.

To register, please visit: LUC.edu/careerfairs

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 12

If you have any questions, please contact Marty at 773-508-2895 or mgahbauer@luc.edu.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for minority students, including those with disabilities and US military veterans, encouraging them to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year ABRCMS will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 9-12.

ABRCMS is currently accepting abstract submissions and applications for the student travel awards. MCB undergrads, please consider applying if you are interested! The application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

The UIUC SACNAS Chapter will be hosting a seminar on July 8th: “Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

Invited speakers: Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Prof. Carlos Gutierrez, California State University at Los Angeles. They are Directors of the Minorities Opportunities in Research Program, a highly successful URM training program nationally recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for training URMs in STEM fields.

Seminar (July 8th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Noyes Lab, Room 165.
Prof. Carlos Gutierrez
“Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs”
Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez
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Lunch with the Speakers (12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
There will be a free lunch at the Native American House (1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801) from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM on July 8th where you can meet Professor Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Professor Carlos Gutierrez. All interested students are welcome to join. If you would like to attend please fill out this Google Form by July 6th.

One Year Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces. In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

The one-year non-thesis MS program is designed to open up opportunities for students planning to:

  • Enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.)
  • Pursue a PhD
  • Teach in higher education
  • Land a career in industry

Visit their website at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/bms/ to find out more about all the graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Rush University Graduate College Open House

The Rush University Graduate College Open House will be taking place Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM and will be held in the Cohn Research Building’s 1st floor Auditorium at 1735 Harrison St. Chicago, IL.

Attendees will be learning about specific programs of the Graduate College of Rush University including:

  1. The PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program designed to prepare students to be outstanding research scientists qualified for positions in academia, industry or administration. This program provides the students with an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on disease as a process that involves molecular, biochemical, cellular, and organ system changes. Students use multidisciplinary training to formulate and test research hypotheses in a highly collaborative environment of both scientists and clinical researchers. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classes based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the dissertation research work.
  2. The MS in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program is a two year program designed to prepare graduate students for a scientific career in academic, industrial, or governmental environments through training in relevant interdisciplinary research and didactic education. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classed based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the thesis research work.
  3. The MS in Biotechnology Program is a non-thesis, nine-month accelerated program crafted for students to become highly proficient and competitive candidates for positions in biomedical scientific fields and applicants for professional academic programs, including medical, dental, pharmacy doctoral programs and entry to competitive PhD programs. The curriculum includes core biomedical science classes, laboratory practice, and other relevant subjects, such as experimental design, laboratory management communications, scientific writing, and biomedical research strategies.

The registration URL link that is below will permit students to create a Rush account, which is necessary to register for the Open House:

https://rush.ellucianrecruiter.com/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=22b1efa2-5fc1-e511-8111-12ccd5fff39d

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriella Cs-Szabo at Gabriella_Cs-Szabo@rush.edu.

University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program 2016

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.

Areas of research include:

How to apply: The SUIP application is available online and must be submitted by February 1, 2016

  • Completed online application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Eligibility: The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college for the falls semester after the program ends. Students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges are encouraged to apply.