Category Archives: Pre-Health Careers

Tutor the People Scholarship for Pre-Med Students

Tutor the People is offering a scholarship for pre-med students across the country. The scholarship asks students to submit an essay that illustrates how an MD degree will help them achieve their life goals. They will award a $1,000 prize to the winning submission, which will be made payable to that student’s current university or future medical school.

The essay’s due date is December 15, 2016

If interested, follow this link to write and submit your essay: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/ 

Free Webinars on the Dental Admission Test (DAT)!

Thinking about taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT)? Check out these two seminars hosted by the American Student Dental Association!

Ready, Set, DAT!
July 18, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now
This free webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week will feature a Q&A with panelists and it will provide an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on: DAT study materials, resources and their cost, and recommended preparation timeline

DAT Day and Beyond
July 20, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
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Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This free two-part webinar will provide insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar will also provide guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

Podiatry 3D Immersion Workshop at California School of Podiatric Medicine

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The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is pleased to announce the return of Podiatry 3D—their three day podiatry immersion and workshop program that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Podiatry 3D Immersion Program at the California School of Podiatric Medicine

July 20-22, 2016

http://samuelmerritt.edu/pod3d  

 During the Podiatry 3D program, students will:

  • Have an invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to explore the profession of podiatry
  • Interact with faculty and students in a variety of settings
  • Participate in a full day MCAT workshop, learn and understand the increase need for podiatric physicians in medicine
  • Experience a hands-on clinical day learning how to cast, sports taping and much more.

Students who are interested in the program should submit their application to attend (available on the website) by May 20, 2016.  Students should have a minimum of 40 semester units of undergraduate coursework completed.

For more information about the program, visit our Podiatry 3D website.

Illinois Emergency Medical Services Fall 2016 EMT Basic Course

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the Fall 2016 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. Their EMT Basic course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the Fall 2016 semester you will learn:

  • Treatment of Cardiac Arrest beyond simple CPR
  • In depth 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

The 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 their website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, complete a Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page, and fill out the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B Section.

Completed applications are due May 5th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 258 in the Union RSO complex).

College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day

Mark your calendars to join medical students, practicing physicians, medical school professors and other pre-medical students for the College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day. This event is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to obtain information about their future career in medicine.

There will be workshops, a raffle, medical student panel, and much more!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

10:00AM – 2:30PM

College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Registration deadline: March 18

Click here to register

For more information contact Laura Hamilton at lhamiltn@illinois.edu

Internship Opportunities at Promise Healthcare

Promise Healthcare is dedicated to improving the health of the community through treatment, prevention, and education. They primarily provide primary care and oral health services to the underserved population within the Champaign county. Their health center currently runs two primary clinics, the Francis Nelson Health Clinic, as well as the SmileHealthy Dental Clinic.

They are currently looking for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 interns. They offer a broad range of internship opportunities that range from Nursing/Medical Assisting, to Pediatric Services, to Dental Administration and Clinical internships.

If you are interested, submit a cover letter and resume in addition to a completed application, which can be found here. Their Summer 2016 application deadline is February 26th, so those who are interested in completing a summer internship are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@promsiehealth.org.

Spring 2016 College of Nursing Information Sessions

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Sessions: Prospective BSN students can meet with the UIC College of Nursing Admissions Counselor, Allison Holden, after they have attended a BSN Information Session.

  • Monday, February 15 at 3:30pm
  • Monday, February 29 at 4:00pm
  • Monday, March 14 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 31 at 3:30pm
  • Monday, April 4 at 4:00pm
  • Monday, April 18 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 15 at 3:30pm

Graduate Entry Masters of Science (GEMS): 

  • Monday, March 14 at 5:00pm
  • Monday, April 11 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 5 at 4:30pm

USAISR 2016 Undergrad Summer Internship

The US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR.

Application deadline March 4, 2016

The US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) PAID Summer Internship Program for Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Engineering (STEM) undergraduate students will be from June 6 to August 10 in San Antonio, TX.

Number of internship Openings: 10

Degree Required:  Bachelor Degree Student (In Progress)

All interns must have completed at least their First Year class requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Chosen applicants will work closely with a USAISR staff mentor and their research team to conduct a scientific investigation in one of the research focus areas of the USAISR:

  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Resuscitation
  • Blood and Coagulation
  • Burn Injury
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Dental Trauma
  • Pre-hospital Trauma Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Pain
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Extremity Trauma

What it is: A PAID ($2,726/month) summer internship for students in the above categories. Note that housing and transportation are NOT provided. Students are mentored by Army Physicians to conduct research in areas such as burns,rehabilitative medicine and orthopedics, along with dental/ocular trauma.

The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs.

Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems

Additional information and links to the application process are available at the below site.

http://www.usaisr.amedd.army.mil/2016_undergrad_internship.html

ASDA’s National Predental Week

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is holding its third annual National Pre-dental Week on Feb. 21-27, 2016.

During this time, ASDA will promote resources and events for pre-dental students, including two free webinars about scholarship and loan repayment and hot topics in dentistry. Pre-dental students that join ASDA during that week will be eligible for prizes. The pre-dental club that recruits the most pre-dental members from February 21-27 will earn a “virtual visit” from ASDA, which includes a personalized webinar with ASDA leaders, lunch provided by ASDA and raffle prizes for their members. Many ASDA chapters will hold their own events as well.

ASDA is the premier resource for students interested in a career in dentistry. There is an ASDA chapter at each of the 65 U.S. dental schools and more than 90 percent of all U.S. dental students are members. ASDA also supports a rapidly growing community of more than 2,300 pre-dental student members.

In addition to resources like the “Getting into Dental School” handbook, DAT preparation resources, pre-dental checklists and application timelines, ASDA offers leadership training and other tools to assist students during their journey to becoming a dentist.

AACOM Launches 2016 Financial Aid Modules for Students and Graduates

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The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched a 2016 Financial Aid Debt Management Modules for Osteopathic Medical School Students. These educational modules are offered by AACOM and its Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) as part of the continued commitment to support osteopathic medical students in their pursuit of a DO degree and serve as a resource for financial aid representatives at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) as they provide the best educational debt management guidance possible for their students and future alumni.

This year’s available online series includes the following five modules:

You can also view this informational flyer, which provides a brief introduction on how financial aid administrators, osteopathic medical students, and others will benefit from this resource.