Category Archives: PostBaccalaureate

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.

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.

Columbia University Postbac Premed Program

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As the oldest and largest program of its kind, the Columbia University Postbac Premed Program is highly regarded for its rigorous approach to medical school preparation. Whether students are seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or the allied health fields, our resource-rich New York City campus, dedicated academic advisors, network of clinical and research opportunities, and internationally-recognized faculty will help them realize their future in medicine.

For additional information and to apply for the program visit: http://gs.columbia.edu/postbac/realize/inspire

Apply today to meet the February 1 Summer and Fall 2016 Early Action Enrollment Deadline!

Master of Arts in Medical Sciences

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program at Loyola University Chicago is a 9 month program that prepares highly qualified students for matriculation to medical school. The program was founded in 2004 and is one of the original such programs of this nature within the United States. It prepares students who aspire to become compassionate, culturally-competent physicians, and who want to build a compelling medical school application. Loyola University is known for the rigor and quality of their graduate coursework and the long-term advising commitment to their students. Their student-centered, non-competitive, and collaborative environment allows each student to capitalize on their strengths as they build their medical school credentials. Guided by the Jesuit values of “seeking knowledge in the service of humanity; preparing to live in a shared, global community; and building on the desire to always do and become more”, they facilitate access to Chicago-area hospitals and clinics with opportunities to work with underserved populations, sensitizing students to social justice issues, especially in regard to the availability of medical care.

Students who are a good fit for their program have a sound academic background but may have a GPA that suffered as a result of an unexpected emergency or weak time management skills during their freshman year. They especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and minimum MCAT score of 500 are required for application. All applications will receive a holistic review.

 

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Applied Molecular Biotechnology Graduate Program

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Gain experience and skills needed in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with the University of Massachusetts Amherst one year Microbiology M.S Program in Applied Molecular Biotechnology.

The program offers:

  • State-of-the-art laboratory training
  • Independent applied research projects
  • Biotech industry internship opportunities

Application deadline is December 20. Applicants are not required to take the GRE. You can find more information about this program here.

UIC MEd in Science Education and Teaching License

The University of Illinois at Chicago MEd in Science Education and teaching license can be earned in an intensive 12 month schedule. The program has a unique focus on learning to teach science in urban contexts with a focus on community responsive and culturally relevant curriculum and instruction. The coursework is supplemented by community partnerships through Science Education for Excellence and Equity in Chicago (Project SEEEC).

Project SEEEC is funded by an NSF Noyce grant that provides full tuition waivers, stipends, and additional professional support to outstanding students who make a commitment to teach in Chicago Public Schools. Project SEEEC also seeks to address the underrepresentation of African American and Latina/o science teachers and prioritizes educating new chemistry and physics teachers.

Important dates:

November 1, 2015 – Application deadline for Spring 2016

February 1, 2016 – Application deadline for Summer 2016 admission (final deadline for 2nd and final cohort of Project SEEEC Teaching Fellows and the next cohort of the 12-month MEd program)

For any questions, please contact Daniel Morales-Doyle (moralesd@uic.edu or (313) 996-6066).

Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students

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The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will be accepting application for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2016.

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – Thursday, August 4, 2016

Program Opportunities:

  • MCAT Preparation
  • Biomedical Research
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Research Environment
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Interaction with medical school faculty and students
  • $3,500 (minus taxes) stipend
  • Room and board

Program Requirements:

  • Rising junior or rising senior undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit and complete an online application
  • Two letters of recommendation sent via US
  • Official undergraduate transcripts (from any institution attended) sent via US MAIL

Application deadlines:

January 11, 2016 – mail hardcopies

January 31, 2016 – submit online application

Visit their website for more information or contact Jessica Incmikoski, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or jessicai@mail.med.upenn.edu.

 

University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)

MS_pibslandingbanner_5Applications are now being accepted for the University of Michigan 2016 Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). If you want more information about the program, make sure to visit the PIBS program overview website and the “Why choose a Michigan PhD?” website. Because PIBS is an interdisciplinary gateway program, you can be considered for any of their 14 programs with just one application:

  • All required materials can be submitted, received, and tracked online
  • The application deadline is December 1, 2015
  • Their online application tips and FAQs address:
    • what to include in your academic statement
    • how to easily explore faculty and research areas
    • qualities of a strong applicant
    • fee waiver opportunities

 

The Churchill Scholarship for STEM Students

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The Churchill Scholarship enables outstanding American students to pursue one year of graduate work leading to a degree (generally a master’s) in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. Seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. The Churchill Foundation seeks intellectual leaders as demonstrated by academic record, evidence of independent research, excellent letters of recommendation, and intellectual passion. You must complete the GRE general test by November, be under the age of 26, and be a U.S. citizen.

The application process and additional information can be found at: http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/churchill.

Please contact us with any questions, or to make an appointment: topscholars@illinois.edu.