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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

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.

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/ 

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.

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

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.