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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.

Free Virtual Medical School Fair!

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will be hosting the first Medical School Virtual Fair on February 4, 2016, from noon to 8:00pm (EST). The Medical School Virtual Fair will offer students an opportunity to interact with admissions representatives from 25 of the nation’s medical schools, as well as current medical students. AAMC staff will also be available to provide a comprehensive review of the various components of the application process, services, and resources available.

Registration is FREE for this event. If you have an interest in learning about the medical schools participating, you are encouraged to sign up also. Register here: https://www.aamcmedschoolfair.com.

Tips for attending a virtual fair and other resources for pre-med students can be found in the recently launched newsletter, the AAMC Pre-Med Navigator.

If you have questions, please contact the AAMC Advisor Support Team at 202-828-0950 or via email at advisors@aamc.org.

Des Moines University Summer Scholars Program

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Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program – DMU Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way for promising college students to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs.

Here are a few of the highlights of the program:

  • Offered June 4-24, 2016, the program is high-quality, hands-on and FREE.
  • Learn what it’s like to be a student in a health sciences program.
  • DMU will cover the full costs of participants’ materials and accommodations at Drake West Village. All meals will be covered while on campus. DMU will also reimburse travel up to $500.
  • Enrollment is limited to 10 students.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants from populations underrepresented in medicine and health care, including minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.2. Preference is given to rising sophomores and juniors.
  • Applications are due February 15.

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.

E-Newsletter for Pre-Med Students

CYi21iAWQAAbhWAThe AAMC Pre-Med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips, and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school.

All of the articles will be posted in the AAMC Student Hub. To see the articles from this inaugural issue or to subscribe, please visit https://students-residents.aamc.org/navigator/.

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.

 

MAMS Information Flyer[2]

AMSA National Fall Conference

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Pre-health students are invited to the upcoming AMSA National Fall Conference, hosted by the AMSA Chapter and administration of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, on Saturday, November 21. All information can be found at www.AMSAFallConference.org

The theme of the Chicago conference is Communication at the Center of Care and will feature four programming tracks:

  • Compassionate communication with patients
  • Effective communication within the healthcare team
  • Impassioned communication for patient advocacy and community engagement
  • Exploring the skills and competencies necessary for residency

The program will feature Catherine Wallace PhD as the morning keynote speaker, addressing the power of narratives for improving patient care, patient advocacy, and provider well-being. The afternoon workshops are designed as skills-building workshops to support pre-health and health professional students’ competencies in deep listening (through the use of Medical Improv); interprofessional collaborative practice; and advocacy (patient advocacy and policy advocacy.