Category Archives: Pre-Health Careers

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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

2017 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes the development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, health care professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.

Paid positions are available at:

• Buck Institute for Research on Aging

• Harvard Stem Cell Institute

• Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

• SRF Research Center

• The Scripps Research Institute

• University of Oxford

• Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 6, 2017

Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP)

Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) is a six-week commuter program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2017 and have been accepted into college in the fall of 2017. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health-related sciences and medicine. CAMP helps students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program.

The deadline for submission is January 13th, 2017. It is necessary to complete the online application to be considered for the program. More information can be found on the CAMP webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application process or any of the requirements, please contact the Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs.

  • Program Dates: Monday, June 19, 2017 – Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Transcript Submission Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

To apply to PSOMER follow these steps:

  1.  Go to https://uchicago.advisestream.com/signup 
  2. Enter the requested information, including the PSOMER access token PSOMER: f4ddf24e61816141d584edc1b09488c2
  3. Look for an email from AdviseStream with a temporary password
  4. Once you log in, access your application to PSOMER from your main dashboard under “Apply > Opportunities

For more details on navigating the application, please view the Applicant Guide.

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research

The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research  is an NIH- sponsored summer pipeline program held on the University of Chicago campus. Students apply from around the country to participate in a rigorous, mentored, and highly supportive experience, and are provided with on-campus housing as well as a generous stipend. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program.

Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.

The deadline for submission is January 13th, 2017. It is necessary to complete the online application to be considered for the program. More information can be found on the PSOMER webpage. If you have any questions regarding the process of application or any of the requirements, please contact the Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs.

  • Program Dates: Monday, June 12, 2017 – Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Transcript Submission Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

To apply to PSOMER follow these steps:

  1.  Go to https://uchicago.advisestream.com/signup 
  2. Enter the requested information, including the PSOMER access token PSOMER: f4ddf24e61816141d584edc1b09488c2
  3. Look for an email from AdviseStream with a temporary password
  4. Once you log in, access your application to PSOMER from your main dashboard under “Apply > Opportunities

For more details on navigating the application, please view the Applicant Guide.

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

2017 EMT-Basic Course Through Illini EMS

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the spring 2017 EMT-Basic course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the emergency room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Our EMT-B course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the spring 2017 semester you will learn:

·         Treatment of cardiac arrest beyond CPR

·         In-depth pre-hospital treatment of heart attacks, strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, emergency childbirth, allergic reactions, psychiatric emergencies, and much more

·         Management of shock, hemorrhage, and a variety of traumatic injuries

·         Pharmacological interventions

·         Medical terminology

·         Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

Our course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on our website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, read through the Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page for a full list of application requirements, and complete the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B section. 

Completed applications are due Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 115A, Illini Union). Questions? Contact us at illinimedservices@illinois.edu or (217) 333-9492.

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.

Free Webinars for Predental students!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

Register now
 

Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT

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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

 

Fall 2016 Nursing Events

The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana has officially scheduled information sessions, application sessions and open house events for this fall. 

BSN Information Sessions:  All prospective students are encouraged to attend a BSN Information Session.  Students are able to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with the admissions counselor only after attending an information session.  Advisors, faculty, staff and all those interested are always welcome to attend.   Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location. 

·         Friday, August 26 at 3:30pm

·         Wednesday, August 31 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 3:30pm

·         Thursday, October 27 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 28 at 4:00pm

 

BSN How to Apply Sessions: For prospective students who are applying to the BSN program this year.  The admissions counselor will talk through the admissions process, the application and provide additional insight for applicants.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 5:00pm

·         Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00pm

·         Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm

 

GEMS Information Sessions:  New in Urbana in the fall of 2015, the Graduate Entry Masters of Science program is specifically for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue a nursing career.  This pre-licensure nursing program is sometimes a better fit for juniors and seniors who are closer to completing their bachelors degree than being able to apply to the BSN program.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00pm

·         Thursday, September 29 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00pm

 

Open House Events:  No need to RSVP.  Please join us at the UIC College of Nursing at 625 S Wright Street.

Saturday, September 24, BSN Open House, 11am-3pm                          

Tuesday, October 18, GEMS Open House, 5-7pm                                   

Upcoming Health Professions Events!

Health Professions Information Sessions

Make this session a priority if you’re planning a career in any of the health professions (medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, vet med, nursing, speech-language pathology, etc.) Wondering which classes to take, what clubs to join, and which resources on campus will help you reach your career goal? We will cover the basics to get you started on your journey. Sessions are repeated, choose one to attend.

 August 25, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

August 31st, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

September 15*, 3-4p

*UIC College of Nursing representative will join us!

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

September 28, 3-4pm

The Career Center Interview Suite Room 213 (second floor)

616 E. Green St, Champaign

 

 Health Related RSO Fair

September 8, 5-7pm

The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St, Champaign

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with health-related RSOs and volunteer opportunities in the Champaign-Urbana area!

Sponsored by The Career Center and the Health Professions Living Learning Community