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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

2017 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes the development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, health care professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.

Paid positions are available at:

• Buck Institute for Research on Aging

• Harvard Stem Cell Institute

• Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

• SRF Research Center

• The Scripps Research Institute

• University of Oxford

• Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 6, 2017

Summer Undergraduate Research Awards Application is OPEN!

The School of MCB and the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology are excited to announce we have begun accepting applications for our Summer Undergraduate Research Awards.  Continuing Students interested in applying should use this common application form. Students may be eligible for multiple awards, but each student may only accept one. Eligibility requirements for each award can be found on our web site.

Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 and most will be paid via an hourly 10-week appointment. Please complete the application in its entirety and submit prior to the deadline, Monday, February 13, 2017, at 5:00 PM, for full consideration.

Documents required to complete this application are listed below:

  1. One-page proposal (excluding any necessary referrences) of research to be conducted, saved and uploaded as a PDF. The proposal should be typed using 11 point Arial font (or equivalent), single-spaced with 0.5 inch margins on all sides and includea title/topic of research project. It should describe the overall goals and objective of the project along with the work that will be undertaken by the student. This document should be an original and professional document prepared by the student with input from the principal investigator (P.I.) of the laboratory.
  2. Current CV/Resume for applicant, saved and uploaded as a PDF
  3. Unofficial undergraduate transcript available from Enterprise Student Self-Service, saved and uploaded as a PDF.
  4. Nomination letter from Principle Investigator (PI) supporting the applicant’s research, uploaded as a PDF at the following site, http://go.illinois.edu/sroprec.
  5. Required for Microbiology Awards only. Recommendation letter from your direct mentor (supervising graduate student or post doc), who can critically comment on the research you have already conducted in the Microbiology faculty member’s laboratory.

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.

Summer Internship Opportunity at The Career Center

Type of Position:

Summer Internship:    Summer Internship: May 16th – August 5th, 2016

Approximately 20-25 hours weekly from 8-10 am and/or 12 pm – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

 Description:

The Career Center (TCC) is seeking two energetic and customer oriented summer interns for 2016. The Career Center is the primary point of contact for all students regarding professional development. The internship focuses on providing direct contact to thousands of incoming students and parents while working alongside TCC staff in designing and creating best outreach methods for current students. The intern will have the ability to work on both small and large projects as well as receive ongoing personalized, professional development help from TCC staff.

 General Duties:

  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Resource Center
  • Assist students by providing one-on-one resume and cover letter critiques
  • Complete various projects as assigned by The Career Center staff

 Specific Duties:

  • Present The Career Centers services and resources to all incoming students and parents during Summer Orientation Resource Fair.
  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Center as the primary point of contact during the lunch hour.
  • Interact directly with customers by telephone, email and face to face.
  • Create a new career based “Bulletin Board” for use in the residence halls.
  • Design and develop innovative methods to reach students.
  • Meet regularly with supervising Assistant Director of Academic & Campus Outreach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the TCC staff.

 Qualifications:

Interns must have outstanding customer service skills. Candidates must be energetic and willing to work with TCC staff, students, parents, and others as necessary. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills.  These positions require strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.  Interns must be able to use Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Strong candidates will have experience presenting career based services and resources.

Compensation:

$8.75 hourly

 Application Procedure:

Application deadline is Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief 250 word writing sample on “How does this position fit into your personal and professional goals?”

 Emma Andruczyk

            Assistant Director—The Career Center

            715 S. Wright Street, MC-383

            Champaign, IL. 61820

            eandrucz@illinois.edu

Summer Internship Opportunity with UIntern

UIntern is a Career Center-led program that aims to organize summer internships at local nonprofit organizations. Over 25 different internships have already been identified for UIntern participants with leading area nonprofits like the American Cancer Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Champaign Humane Society, Courage Connection, CU Forest Preserves, Family Advocacy Center, YMCA, Promise Health Care, and more. Most of these internships are simply looking for talented students, like you, who want to use and build on their skills with people, communication, planning, creativity, and more.

Lear more about the requirements for UIntern and how to get a chance to apply to these great internships at one of our information sessions on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM or Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM – both are at The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street 2nd Floor.

Visit go.illinois.edu/uintern for more information.

Questions? email tcc-uintern@illinois.edu

Summer Internship Opportunity with Former MCB Graduate Student

Erik Reed, an MCB PhD alum, is filling the role of Site Microbiologist at AstraZeneca’s Frederick Manufacturing Facility in Frederick, MD. He is looking for a junior/senior microbiology (or MCB) major to work as a simmer intern (anticipated June 7th start date), who understands bacterial physiology and ecology.

The company will pay for housing and a salary. Aseptic technique would also help as there is a likely opportunity to participate in some biofilm focused lab work.

Here’s the link to the opportunity: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1209771

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and High School Students (RHEU)

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering a Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate students (RHEU) program this summer. Both Centers seek qualified students for 2016 fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school student) for ten-week projects at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of California, San Diego, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the program students will produce reports and present findings at a symposium.

The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 8, 2016. Links to information and applications are at  http://ratgenes.org/summer-2016-genes-and-addictive-behavior-rehu-program/

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.