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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 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
Register now
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

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.

New Certificate in Global Health Information Session

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health beginning Fall 2015. The Certificate is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides a credential which demonstrates student competency in the field of global health, including demonstrating social science competencies for medical school admissions. This Certificate is open to all undergraduate students on campus.

This course of study emphasizes:

  • Global health theory and practice
  • Interconnections of poverty, human rights, resources, disasters, migration, displacement, gender, barriers to access and other pressing worldwide issues in Global Health
  • Interdisciplinary course content including core social science disciplines in the liberal arts such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology among others

GLBL 340: Global Health Policy and Governance will be offered this spring. The first course in the sequence, GLBL 240: Global Health, and third course, GLBL 440: Global Health Intervention and Evaluation, will be offered next fall for students interested in pursuing this program.

Interested students should attend an information session on December 7, 2015 at 2pm, held in the Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright, 3rd floor) to learn about the requirements of the Certificate and apply.

More sessions for spring will be announced on their website soon.

Additional details can be found here.

EMT Class Spring Semester (Illini Medical Services)

Interested in getting a jumpstart on your health career? Learn how to respond during medical emergencies including how to assess and treat cardiac and respiratory arrest, strokes, diabetic emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic injuries, burns, emergency child birth, as well as legal and ethical considerations in healthcare by becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Taking the course through Illini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), a Registered Student Organization on campus, will prepare you to take the National Registry examination and upon passing, you will be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. 90% of students who take the course with IEMS pass the National Registry examination on their first attempt, compared to 70% of students across the State of Illinois. Students have gone on to use their license to achieve experience in the healthcare field by volunteering with agencies such as IEMS and working for ambulance services and hospitals.

Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (location TBA). There will be four practical sessions held throughout the semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The course is now being offered in a new hybrid version, and students will be expected to complete lectures and homework assignments out of class. The course fee is $450 and will be charged to your student account upon acceptance into the class.

For more details and to apply, visit the IEMS website (illiniems.org) and access the application under the documents tab. Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Reading Day (Thursday, December 10th) to the IEMS office (office #258 in the Illini Union). Email iems@illinois.edu with any questions.

UIC College of Nursing BSN Information Sessions

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The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana will be hosting several informations sessions for students interested in learning more about the BSN program. These sessions will include information about prerequisite coursework and admissions requirements. BSN applicants for the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to attend a “How to Apply” session. The location will be given when students RSVP to 217-333-2507.

BSN Information Sessions: Thursday, November 19 at 5pm and Friday, December 4 at 4pm

The fall 2016 application is active and closes on January 15.

Career Resources for Pre-Dental Students

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Getting into dental school is an incredibly competitive process, but pre-dental students who take advantage of resources from the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) can make themselves more attractive candidates. ASDA is the go-to-source for:

In addition to these and other resources, ASDA offers exclusive content to members. Upon joining, predentals receive the “Getting into Dental School” handbook that includes checklists, application timelines and information about every U.S. dental school. Members also receive free publications, leadership training and the opportunity to attend national ASDA conferences.

 You’ll find all the resources, guides and information that predentals need to achieve their goal of dental school acceptance on ASDAnet.org.