UAAC Weekly Update
Weekly Update: March 10-14, 2014
Greetings from the University Academic Advising Center!
Below is a list of important upcoming events, programs, and opportunities that we would like to highlight for you for the coming weeks.
Medical School/Health Professions Program Visits/Special Programs
*All events are held at the UAAC (1940 Sheridan Rd.) unless otherwise indicated.
- Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education, and scholarship. The School and its baccalaureate, master’s, PhD, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are recognized for excellence in educating nurses who set the highest standards for patient care and become innovative national and international leaders. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s senior admissions officer, Meghan Barrett, will be presenting about JHU’s accelerated nursing programs, what makes them unique and their admissions process. Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE
Northwestern's Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program Information Session
Wednesday, March 12th from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Come and learn about being a physical therapist from Dr. Efosa Guobadia and about the admissions process to NUDPTHMS (Northwestern's Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program) from Dr. Jane Sullivan and Ms. Sara Carroll, heads of admissions at Feinberg.
Efosa Guobadia in ATI MissionWorks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrAsvdh1rMU
NUDPTHMS (Northwestern's Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate Program): http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/pthms/
Physical therapists enjoy a rewarding career while making a positive difference in the quality of life for their patients. Whether working with a disabled child, a construction worker with an injured back, or a senior citizen suffering from arthritis, PTs take a personal approach in meeting individual needs.
The key note speaker, Efosa Guobadia, is the Founder of Physical Therapy Haven. He received his B.S. in kinesiology from Umass-Amherst, where he played college lacrosse, and his Physical Therapy doctorate degree from the University of Scranton. He is driven by his love for this profession which allows him to use his hands and words to help others. He currently practices in an outpatient orthopaedic setting in Chicago, IL where he splits time between working at the clinic and organizing service trips abroad.
Brought to you by NU PaPhi and NU Pre-PT Society. Questions can be directed to: JonathanTsay2015@u.northwestern.edu
Drop-In Question and Answer Sessions
- Mondays (3:00pm to 4:30pm) and Thursdays (1:30pm to 3:00pm)
Drop-in Q&A is open to all premed students, including freshmen and alumni, and is meant for brief questions. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and sessions are limited to 5-10 minutes per student.
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition
Dates: March 15-18, 2014
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX
You’re invited to join more than 2,000 dental education community members, including deans, allied and advanced program directors, administrators, faculty, students, residents and fellows for three days of sessions with various presenters, faculty development workshops, a Chair of the Board's Symposium, plus an Exhibit Hall with more than 80 of dental education’s partners and solutions providers.
This year’s theme will focus on The Science of Learning. Attendees will explore the neuroscience and neuropsychology of learning, understanding learning disabilities and the implications of new technologies on the future of learning and teaching. Both traditional and innovative teaching and assessment methodologies will be examined and how they apply to didactic and clinical teaching will be discussed.
Rosalind Franklin University Spring Open House
Date: March 22, 2014
Location: 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL
Rosalind Franklin University is inviting you to an Open House to learn more about their graduate health science programs. Programs are offered through the Chicago Medical School, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the College of Health Professions.
You will have the opportunity to tour campus, see their laboratories, meet faculty and students from your program of interest, and learn more about the application process from their admissions representatives. Check in begins at 9:00 am with the program beginning promptly at 9:30 am. The event will wrap up around 1:15 pm.
National ShaDO Week
Dates: April 14-18
Location: An Osteopathic School Near You
National Pre-SOMA medical student leaders are volunteering to lead National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014 at select Osteopathic Medical Colleges across the nation. April’s event is held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
National ShaDO Week’s event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools to reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors. This is an opportunity for you to to connect with medical students to have your questions answered, visit a medical school, and get insight from current medical students willing to help mentor premedical students. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register soon. Click here to see the flyer.
APSA's 10th Annual Meeting
Dates: April 25-27, 2014
Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Aspiring physician-scientists are invited to attend American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)’s 10th Annual Meeting. You will have an opportunity to present research, participate in a variety of breakout sessions, and hear from several keynote speakers like nobel laureates Peter Agre and Brian Kobilka.
Those interested in attending should visit the website http://www.physicianscientists.org/?page=10thAnnualMeeting. In addition, APSA encourages abstract submissions to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR), held immediately prior to APSA's annual meeting. Abstract submission to the CSCTR/MWAFMR Annual Meeting is free for students until the 30th of December and offers a number of travel awards. For more information, please visit http://www.cscr.com/am14/
If you have any questions about APSA, the abstract submission, or the meeting you may contact email@example.com.
ADEA Pre-Dental Student Virtual Fair
Dates: April 29-30, 2014
Location: Virtual register here: http://www.adea.org/predentalvirtualfair/
Registration is now open for the 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair. This fair is free and open to all predental students and advisors. This free, two-day event will allow students to chat live with admissions officers, watch presentations about financing their education and ADEA AADSAS, download helpful brochures and network with peers.
Click here for more information: 2014 Predental Student Virtual Fair flier
Click here to register: http://www.adea.org/predentalvirtualfair/
The Ohio State University, I-DOC - Optometry Summer Program
Date:June 16-18, 2014
Location: Ohio State University
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is a three-day program for people from an underrepresented ethnicity (American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; African-American, or Latino) who are interested in finding out more about an optometric career. The program provides information about optometry through hands-on experiences, and it aims to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic minority optometrists. Thanks to underwriting by the Vision Service Plan (VSP), there is no cost to attend the program and includes all meals and activities. There are also a limited number of scholarships for airfare reimbursement (up to $500) and accommodations for out-of-state college applicants.
Applications for this year's program are due by April 1, 2014. For more information about the program and the application process, please visit the I-DOC webpage:
Program Contact: Justin Griest, 614.292.8825, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp
Date: Session I: June 18-20, 2014 Session II: July 16-18, 2014
Location: University of California
The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.
Program specifics and the application, available mid-February, 2014, are linked here:
Cost: $125 program fee; limited amount of scholarships to waive program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.
Program Contact: Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537, email@example.com
Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future Summer Program
Date: July 14-18, 2014
Location: Illinois College
The Illinois College of Optometry is hosting their annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.
Students will be housed at no charge in their Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ico.edu/admissions/events-for-prospective-students/focus-on-your-future/
Program Contact: Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407, tjohnson@ICO.EDU
Global Health & Innovation Conference, Presented by Unite for Sight
Dates: April 12-13, 2014
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register by February 20 to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conferenceInterested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.
For more information, a complete list of 300 speakers, and the conference schedule, please visit: 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
Summer Research Internships Available at Cohen Children's Medical Center in NY
Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York is offering summer research internships, with two-three paid positions available in the Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and one unpaid position available in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.
Click here to find out more information. Click here to access the application that may be submitted for one or both internship opportunities.
Volunteer Translators Needed for Chinatown Clinic Health Initiative
The Chinatown Clinic is a community health clinic in Cermak Chinatown that provides free primary healthcare to the indigent public. Most of the clinic patients are elderly Chinese immigrants who lack the means to afford healthcare and who are thus reliant on the clinic as their sole source of medical services and medications. Many of the clinic patients have also been diagnosed with chronic conditions such as gout, hypertension, and diabetes.
Volunteer physicians, nurses, Northwestern medical students, and Northwestern undergraduate translators convene every Sunday at 11 am to assist these patients. There is also a health fair every year that is attended by 250+ patients and at which translators can also volunteer.
The organization is currently looking for undergraduate Cantonese or Mandarin speakers who are interested in volunteering as translators. Proficiency in either or both dialects is required (you should be proficient enough to carry on an everyday conversation). If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your Chinese proficiency and motivations for volunteering at the Chinatown Clinic.
Volunteer Opportunity through the Department of Emergency Medicine at NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine
The Chicago Cardiac Arrest & Resuscitation Education Service (CCARES) of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is primarily a group of pre-med students, med students, nursing students, residents, and physician assistants that teach hands-only CPR at local businesses, schools, and various public events around the city of Chicago. Their mission is to increase the survival of sudden cardiac arrest victims in the city. They believe that just because someone doesn't have a CPR card it doesn't mean they cannot lay hands on a victim's chest and slap on an AED.
This is an opportunity for those interested in community outreach and educating the public about an important healthcare issue. You can decide the level of involvement that suits your schedule. All they ask is that you take a couple hours a month or every other month to help them educate the Chicago community about sudden cardiac arrest and how anyone can save a life.
If you are interested in registering for their upcoming volunteer training session, please email email@example.com.
Americorps Program: Washington AIDS Partnership
The Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps team is currently accepting applications for their program starting in August 2014. Team Members are placed at various sites in the District of Columbia and may have the opportunity to work with African-American youth, the LGBT community, homeless women, etc.
This opportunity may be of particular interest to individuals seeking a career in public health, social work, or working hands-on in preventing HIV infections and promoting healthy living. For more information, please visit http://www.washingtonaidspartnership.org/Americorps.htm.
Help is Available for your Summer Undergraduate Research Grant Application
Are you working on a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant application? Improve your chances of getting funded, and secure your spot at a Proposal Revision Workshop. Register at Eventbrite.
Summer URGs provide $3,000 stipends to students pursuing 8-week independent research projects in any discipline. The application deadline is March 14th, 2014. Find more information on Summer URGs.
Haiti International Clinical Apprenticeship Program (HICAP)
HICAP is a program pioneering how students are introduced to global health and the practice of medicine in developing countries. Students do rotations in Haiti’s busiest hospitals, receive lectures from clinical instructors from some of America’s top medical schools and submit research proposals at the end of the program with the possibility of Colline Foundation funding and implementing their initiative. Their early application deadline is February 15th. Their regular application deadline is March 15th. Their late application deadline is April 10th. Visit their website (www.collinefoundation.org) to learn more.
- 3 weeks: June 15th to July 4th
- 3 weeks: July 6th to July 25th
- 3 weeks: July 27th to August 15th
- 6 weeks: June 15th to July 25th
- 6 weeks: July 6th to August 15th
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Volunteer Opportunity through Feinberg School of Medicine and Physician Assistant Program: Nclude
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Physician Assistant Program have spearheaded a campus-wide organization called Nclude. Nclude is an inclusive student-run organization based on the Feinberg Medical campus that strives to include people with varying levels of abilities to participate in life events, including physical sports. By involving the Northwestern student network, they hope to bridge the gap between developing medical professionals and the disabled community, improve the communication between the populations, and to encourage a sense of contribution to society.
Nclude is looking for students and volunteers to help out with events like Special Olympics, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago events, Girls on the Run, and various events around the city. Nclude vows to include and help those with varying physical and mental limitations and disabilities to participate in athletic events. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Taryn Snyder, co-chair of Nclude: email@example.com.
Job Opportunity Available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Esophageal Center
The Esophageal Center of the Gastroenterology Lab at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is looking for a graduating premed student willing to train for 4-6 hours, once a week, starting in April and work full-time upon graduation. This job entails extensive clinical exposure as well as research experience working with an esophageal physiology research team under the supervision of Dr. John Pandolfino. The position requires a 2 year commitment with a salary of approximately $35K+ per year.
This is an opportunity for any student interested in medicine who wants to get more clinical and research experience before applying to medical school. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to perform clinical procedures, attend international conferences, and may be published in well-known physiology journals.
Interested candidates should send a resume and a short cover letter to Tim Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern Integrative Medicine (NIM) Research Assistant Needed
Northwestern Integrative Medicine (NIM) is currently seeking students to volunteer as research assistants for a study on Integrative Medicine called PRIMIER (Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry). The goal of PRIMIER is to provide a framework for determining the best practices of integrative medicine. The study is conducted through a series of online surveys designed to evaluate the change in patient-reported outcomes such as quality of life, mood and stress over time. The study also collects data from participants’ medical records on tests, procedures, medications, treatments, and the cost of procedures and if insurance was billed.
For more information click here.
Summer Internship Grant Program
Missed last week’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) information session? There are more are being offered.
Mark your calendar to attend an upcoming SIGP information session or table to learn how you can become a SIGP Fellow for 2014-2015:
Tuesday, March 11, 12-1 p.m., Norris, Lake Room
Thursday, April 3, 12-1 p.m., Norris, Wildcat Room
Tuesday, April 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Norris, Ground Floor
Wednesday, April 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Norris, Ground Floor
SIGP provides a $2500 stipend to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships this summer and offers career development support from Northwestern University Career Services. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, April 15 at 12 p.m.
For more information and to apply for SIGP, please visit http://www.northwestern.edu/sigp or click here to see the flyer. Questions? Contact Laura Myers from University Career Services, email@example.com.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
MCAT 2015 Resource Information
The following resources and study tools are available now to help students prepare for the MCAT2015 exam:
- Which Exam Will You Take?: Infographic to help students determine if they will take the current exam (available for students testing between now and January 2015), or the new test (beginning spring 2015).
- MCAT2015 Preview Guide: A blueprint for the new exam, including an overview of the new sections and competencies that will be tested (natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and critical analysis and reasoning).
- Khan Academy Pre-health Collection: A library of free tutorials categorized according to pre-health competencies tested by the MCAT2015 exam. Features hundreds of video tutorials and practice questions from the Khan Academy.
- MCAT2015 Frequently Asked Questions: Common questions related to the new MCAT exam content and format, including how to adjust studying and preparation, and more.
- AAMC.org/MCAT2015: General information and resources for students.
Careers in Global Health: Online Free Webinar Recording
Access to the free webinar recording can be found here: http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/careers-recording
The webinar, which was recorded last week as a program of Unite For Sight's Global Health University, includes guidance and advice from ten panelists. Learn what skills and experiences are best for a career in global health, what employers are looking for, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in global health, the depth and breadth of global health opportunities, and more. This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health.
Connect with other NU pre-nursing students
Many students have indicated that they would like to be connected to other NU pre-nursing students. If you would like to share your information and connect with other pre-nursing students, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, preferred e-mail address and graduation year. We’ll compile the list and send it to all participants.
Follow the UAAC on Facebook:
Following the UAAC on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/NorthwesternUAAC - is another great way to stay on top of all of the latest premed/prehealth events and opportunities. During winter, spring, and summer breaks we post all premed/prehealth events and opportunities solely to Facebook, and even during the regular academic quarters we often post items to Facebook before they are listed on the Weekly Update. Become a fan today to see all of the latest premed and prehealth events, opportunities, and information, all posted and updated regularly!
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