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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

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.

Test Fest: Free GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT practice

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Interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Join The Princeton Review, Saturday, October 24th for TEST FEST. Test Fest is an opportunity to take a free, full-length, practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. You will also receive an individualized score report that will give you specific tips to score higher. If you are serious about getting a graduate degree, taking a free practice test will make sure you are on track for success. Space is limited, so register today at www.princetonreview.com/testfest.  If, for some reason, you can’t make it, just send an e-mail at info.chicago@review.com and they will mail one to you.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine Information Session

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Date: October 7, 2015                                                                   Time: 5:00-6:00PM                                                                               Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Leon Gladney, the Associate Director of Admissions at the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine will be giving an information session about their medical program, how to apply, and what exciting opportunities the AUA can offer!

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Job Opportunity with ScribeAmerica

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ScribeAmerica hires and trains anyone interested in a career in medicine. They provide paid classroom and clinical training in the medical department to prepare applicants to be medical scribes.

The role of a scribe offers exciting first-hand experience in the medical department  and full one-on-one shifts working with board certified physicians. The job is second-to-none for exposure to medicine, disease processes, medical decision making and procedures performed in the medical department.

ScribeAmerica is currently hiring motivated applicants to work as medical scribes at a Champaign Outpatient Clinic. They are looking for motivated, loyal applicants who have a passion for learning about the medical field to join their team. New employees complete a brief paid training period in medical terminology. They are seeking applicants with consistent availability who are able to work at least one 8am-5pm shift per week. If you are looking to be a part of a professional medical scribe team please apply directly at www.scribeamerica.com/apply today for their Champaign location.

ScribeAmerica offers:

  • Paid classroom and clinical training
  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • Great learning experience
  • Room for advancement

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.

 

AAMC’s #StudyMed Twitter Chat

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Join the AAMC’s #StudyMed Twitter chat, a live Q&A on study skills and learning strategies for medical school, on Tuesday, September 22 from 8-9pm. The chat is co-hosted by @AAMCMedStudent and @AAMCPreMed with guest experts Shiv Gaglani, MD/MBA Candidate and co-founder of Osmosis  and Daniel Paull, MD, 3rd year Orthopedic Surgery resident and author of So You Got Into Medical School…Now What?

 They’ll be posting tips and expert advice on efficient and effective learning strategies, and answering student questions on adjusting to medical school. Contribute to the conversation by searching for #StudyMed on Twitter.