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Pre-Med Fellowship in India

Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2018 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense).

The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2018 and returns in spring of 2019. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. The Fellowship in 2018-19 will include work at a rural project in Nepal and, in addition to a focus on primary health care, attention will be paid to non-infectious diseases and periodic surgical camps.

All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org, search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at  dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).

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.

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

GAP YEAR? HOW ABOUT CITY YEAR?

For graduates considering a career in medicine or public health, City Year provides a unique and valuable perspective. During this gap year experience, AmeriCorps Members must be compassionate and empathetic, forging personal relationships with students and their families on a daily basis. They must be hardworking and persistent amidst seemingly insurmountable obstacles, constantly honing the skills that will one day turn them into both competent and caring physicians. They will witness first-hand the impact a lack of access to high quality health care can have on an individual, a community, and society at large. City Year alumni working in the medical field say City Year shaped their pathway and provided a solid foundation for their medical careers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY.

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).

Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

Are you a queer, lesbian, or bisexual woman? Your opinion is needed for an upcoming research focus group taking place the evening of either April 18th or 20th. Participate in an interactive focus group about gender expression in LBQ women. Trans women are welcome! Two hours of research participation credit for a class can also be attained by participating. Food and beverages will be provided. Email Dawn Brown at dmbrown4@illinois.edu for details.

Seeking Student Applicants for Student Disciplinary Committees

The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant undergraduate and graduate student seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC), the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC), and the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct (SSM).

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experience.  In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills and to improve communication skills.  Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers.  Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently.

The Subcommittees are a part of the student discipline system of the UIUC Senate and is responsible for reviewing charges of violations of the Student Code.

 Applications are available here.

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016.

 Membership Criteria/Expectations:

Minimum qualifications of student members are:

  1. A student enrolled full-time at the UIUC campus,
  2. Approximately two full semesters still required for the degree,
  3. Good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Justin Brown (justbrow@illinois.edu) or Danielle Morrison (daniemor@illinois.edu) with the Office for Student Conflict Resolution.

Internship Opportunities at Promise Healthcare

Promise Healthcare is dedicated to improving the health of the community through treatment, prevention, and education. They primarily provide primary care and oral health services to the underserved population within the Champaign county. Their health center currently runs two primary clinics, the Francis Nelson Health Clinic, as well as the SmileHealthy Dental Clinic.

They are currently looking for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 interns. They offer a broad range of internship opportunities that range from Nursing/Medical Assisting, to Pediatric Services, to Dental Administration and Clinical internships.

If you are interested, submit a cover letter and resume in addition to a completed application, which can be found here. Their Summer 2016 application deadline is February 26th, so those who are interested in completing a summer internship are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@promsiehealth.org.

Volunteer with Tap In Leadership Academy!

Get involved with Tap In Leadership Academy, a local non-profit organization serving the Champaign community through educational empowerment and leadership development during the Tap In Leadership Academy’s After-school Enrichment Program! Volunteers serve as tutors for elementary through high school scholars, and assist and participate in enrichment programs. Past enrichments have included cultural cooking, bucket drumming, spoken word, intramural sports and so many more!

Attend their Volunteer Orientation or email Kimarri (kimarri@tapinacademy.org) for more information about volunteering. Feel free to stick around after for a quick informational meeting with their RSP presidents about how you can become part of their RSO as well!

When: February 8th at 6pm

Where: Gregory Hall (1GH) room 307

MCB Peer Advisors Application Period

Deadline: Monday, February 22

The MCB Peer Advising program is recruiting for outstanding sophomore and junior undergraduates in MCB to join during the Spring 2016 semester!  MCB Peer Advisors are trained to assist with general education and advanced MCB course selection during registration season. They also guide students in accessing the array of both academic and personal resources available at the university. They serve as mentors along with the full-time advisors during express advising periods to guide incoming biology undergraduates as well as declared MCB majors, sharing their knowledge and expertise on all matters related to being a successful student at the university. It is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills and develop your mentoring capacity!”  NOTE: you MUST be available to take the MCB 199 MPA section during the second 8 weeks of the semester.  This meets on Wednesdays 2-2:50 PM and begins March 16.  This course provides 1 hour of course credit (S/U grading) and is necessary for Peer Advising training.  Address any questions to:  mcb_peer_advising@lists.illinois.edu

Please visit the MCB Peer Advising webpage (http://mcb.illinois.edu/undergrad/advising/peeradvisors.html) to download the application.  Turn in your hard-copy application to 127 Burrill Hall no later than 5PM on Monday, February 22.