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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.

Iowa State University Biomedical Sciences One-Year MS Program

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The 1-Year Master of Science in Biomedical Studies program at Iowa State University is a non-thesis MS program designed to open up opportunities for students planning to find a career in the biotech/pharma industry, continue on to a PhD, or enter professional programs such as medical, dental, and osteopathic schools. Many of their successful graduates have gone on to attend professional programs at institutions such as The University Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 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 application deadline is May 1st for Fall 2017.

 Interested students may fill out our free preliminary application!

Visit their website to find out more about the 1-year MS program in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Loyola University Chicago Careers in Science Fair

The Loyola University Chicago’s annual Careers in Science Fair will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The fair will take place on the Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center, from 3:00-5:00PM.

The purpose of this information fair is to educate students about the extensive career fields and opportunities that exist in the various science and technology disciplines. It offers you a chance to learn about options they you might not have previously considered, while meeting Loyola students in an informal setting.

To register, please visit: LUC.edu/careerfairs

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 12

If you have any questions, please contact Marty at 773-508-2895 or mgahbauer@luc.edu.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Information Session and Workshop

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The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  The Truman Scholarship offers $30,000 towards graduate study in public service fields.  Only Juniors are eligible for the award. On October 13, attendants will receive an overview of the scholarship as well as get to talk to a former Truman Scholarship recipient from UI.  On October 14, the Scholarships Program will offer a workshop on how to write a competitive scholarship packet.  Students are encouraged to attend both events.

Thursday, Oct. 13th,  3:30-4:30   Information session & discussion w/ former Truman Scholar.

Friday, Oct. 14th,  3:30-4:30   Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application.

 *Both sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Rm 514.

More information about the Truman can be found here: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/truman

Free Webinars for Predental students!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT

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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

 

The Illinois Club Scholarship Program

The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards offered are:

  • Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts of $3,400
  • One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2016
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Graduate no earlier than December 2017

The application deadline is Saturday, October 15, 5:00PM (an application, resume, essay, and Self-Service Integrate documents are required, so start early!)

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when applications are received. Semifinalists will be interviewed January 21 or 28. Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch on March 4, 2017.

Online application & details can be found here:
http://theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php

Luce Scholars Program Application

Luce Scholar deadline: September 22, 2016

Ever considered traveling somewhere our of the ordinary after graduation or during your graduate studies? What about gaining valuable international work experience in your area of study?

The Luce Scholars Program offers prestigious fellowships for 15-18 such individuals each year. A select few universities, including the University of Illinois, may nominate up to three candidates for the award. The scholarship provides an internship and all-expenses paid year in East or Southeast Asia. The goal of the program is to provide an Asian experience for those who will be future leaders in their field and communities, but have yet to come in much contact with Asian affairs. Thus, Asian studies majors/minors or anyone who has been to Asia for more than eight weeks are not eligible. No prior Asian language study is required. Any senior, graduate student or young professional who is a U.S. citizen and under the age of 29 is eligible to apply. Both the on-line application and additional information about the Luce Scholars Program may be obtained from: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/luce

 If interested, please contact David Schug or Jeff Yockey, National and International Scholarships Program, 807 South Wright Street, Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, MC-317 or at topscholars@illinois.edu or (217) 333-4710. The campus deadline for completed applications (including official transcripts from all college and graduate work and four letters of recommendation) is noon on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The National and International Scholarships Program is also willing to review your application materials in order to provide you feedback prior to the September 22 deadline.

 

Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs

The Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs are currently available for Sign-Up!

i-Programs: All i-Programs run from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm

Intersect, September 24th: learn skills in relationship-building and team development.

Petullo Insight, October 15th: discover your strengths, your values, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles.

Integrity, October 22nd: investigate your personal values and the intersection of morals, ethics, and integrity.

Innovation, November 5th: focus on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity as it applies to problem solving.

Leadership Certificate Informational Sessions

A multi semester program designed to help provide you customized leadership development combining classroom instruction and hands on experience. Learn more about the requirements here. To get started, sign up for a Certificate Informational Session; dates for these are listed below:

September 23rd, 3:30pm

October 6th, 9:00am

October 12th, 11:00am

October 17th, 2:30pm

October 27th, 4:00pm

November 2nd, 12:30pm

November 8th, 10:30am

November 16th, 9:00am

November 29th, 3:30pm

Fall 2016 Nursing Events

The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana has officially scheduled information sessions, application sessions and open house events for this fall. 

BSN Information Sessions:  All prospective students are encouraged to attend a BSN Information Session.  Students are able to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with the admissions counselor only after attending an information session.  Advisors, faculty, staff and all those interested are always welcome to attend.   Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location. 

·         Friday, August 26 at 3:30pm

·         Wednesday, August 31 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 3:30pm

·         Thursday, October 27 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 28 at 4:00pm

 

BSN How to Apply Sessions: For prospective students who are applying to the BSN program this year.  The admissions counselor will talk through the admissions process, the application and provide additional insight for applicants.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00pm

·         Friday, September 30 at 5:00pm

·         Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00pm

·         Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm

 

GEMS Information Sessions:  New in Urbana in the fall of 2015, the Graduate Entry Masters of Science program is specifically for individuals with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue a nursing career.  This pre-licensure nursing program is sometimes a better fit for juniors and seniors who are closer to completing their bachelors degree than being able to apply to the BSN program.  Please call 217-333-2507 to RSVP and for the location.

·         Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00pm

·         Thursday, September 29 at 4:00pm

·         Friday, October 14 at 4:00pm

·         Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00pm

 

Open House Events:  No need to RSVP.  Please join us at the UIC College of Nursing at 625 S Wright Street.

Saturday, September 24, BSN Open House, 11am-3pm                          

Tuesday, October 18, GEMS Open House, 5-7pm                                   

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for minority students, including those with disabilities and US military veterans, encouraging them to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year ABRCMS will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 9-12.

ABRCMS is currently accepting abstract submissions and applications for the student travel awards. MCB undergrads, please consider applying if you are interested! The application deadline is August 26, 2016.