UAAC Weekly Update
Weekly Update: December 9 - 13, 2013
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.
- 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.
Winter quarter events will be updated soon in the Upcoming Events section of our website. Please make sure to RSVP for events you'd like to attend.
Rush University Department of Health Systems Management: Open House & Information Session
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014
Location: Rush University
Rush University Department of Health Systems Management will be hosting an Open House and Information Session for prospective students. The degree focuses on Health Care Administration and is CAHME accredited. If you are looking into management and are interested in health care, this may be a graduate program of interest to you.
The session will be hosted on campus at Rush and will last 60-90 minutes; a continental breakfast will be served. Details can be found on this flyer.
Students are welcome to bring a friend or family member. Rush’s current students, faculty, and alumni of the program will also be attending to help answer questions.
If you are interested, please send RSVP to: Matthew_Stern@rush.edu or call 312-942-7168.
UAID 2014 Health Inequities Symposium
Dates: January 17-19, 2014
Location: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Featured events at the symposium include: UAID Innovative Social Change Competition, Epidemic Simulation, student panels, debates on popular issues in health and case study discussions. A number of distinguished speakers who are experts in their fields will also be discussing current issues in health.
Symposium participants will stay together at a hotel near the College of William & Mary. UAID will subsidize the cost so that participants will pay $45 for both nights. Free housing with College of William & Mary students or at a local church will be available for a few participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see registration for more details.
Cost: $35 (early-bird) or $45 (regular) or $55 (late) + optional $45 for hotel (both nights total)
Deadlines to register:
- Early bird special: November 15th, 2013
- Regular deadline: December 1st, 2013
- Late deadline: December 15th, 2013
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.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
2014 Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)
One of the major goals of HPREP, in conjunction with the Student National Medical Association for underrepresented minorities in medicine, is to expose young minority students to aspects of the healthcare field and encourage them to pursue a career in the health professions. The way that we accomplish this goal at Northwestern is by hosting our Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) immersion program in the winter.
Please visit nufsm.wufoo.com/forms/hprep-student-application/ for the HPREP application, and read further for more information about the month-long curriculum.HPREP Curriculum
- Immersion in the medical school curriculum
- Performing basic medical physicals
- Essay writing and study skills workshops
- Observing a gross anatomy lab
- Mentoring by healthcare students
- Information on different health professions and fields of medicine
- Juniors and Seniors with Minimum GPA of 2.0
We are looking specifically for juniors and seniors who come from backgrounds that are statistically underrepresented in the healthcare professions such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. Nonetheless, all students interested in this program are more than welcome to apply. This is a very fun program and previous students have really enjoyed it and found it very informative. If a student has already participated in the program, they are not eligible to participate another year because the program is not significantly different from year to year.All applications must be submitted by Dec 13th, 2013. Students should hear our decision during the week of December 15th.
Please direct any questions to HPREPNorthwestern@gmail.com.
Dermatology and Skin Care Associates Gap Year Program
Dermatology and Skin Care Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts offers a one year* Gap Year program for students who have completed college and are applying to medical school. This is a great opportunity for students seeking to gain medical experience while contributing to the quality and efficiency of the care we deliver to our patients. (*second year optional)
This program includes experiences in:
- Obtaining history and chief complaint
- Assisting with biopsies and some surgical procedures/learning sterile technique
- Assisting with electronic medical record documentation
- Assisting with patient education on treatment plans and medications
- Answering patient phone calls and scheduling patient visits
- Helping with special projects as they arise in the office.
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 11am to assist these patients. There is also a health fair every year that is attended by 250+ patients at which translators can also volunteer. Overall, translating at the Chinatown Clinic is a great volunteering and learning experience.
The clinic 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 email@example.com detailing your Chinese proficiency and motivations for volunteering at the Chinatown Clinic. We hope to hear from you soon.
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) 2014 online website is now open and accepting applications. The National Program Office (NPO) looks forward to processing applications from freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists.
SMDEP is implemented at 12 sites (80 students per site) across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop.
Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may be accepted:
- Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5;
- Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and
- Not have previously participated in SMDEP.
Other weighted criteria: Pre-med and pre-dental students who are educationally or financially disadvantaged, demonstrate an interest in issues that affect underserved populations, identify with a group that is under-represented in the medical or dental profession, and have compelling personal statements with strong letters of recommendation.
This free six-week residential program is hosted by the following participating institutions:
- Case Western Reserve University of Medicine and Dental Medicine
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and College of Dental Medicine
- Duke University School of Medicine
- Howard University Colleges of Art and Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine
- David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Dentistry
- Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
- The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Medical School at Houston
- University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
- University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry
- University of Virginia School of Medicine
- University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
- Yale University School of Medicine
Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship
The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides an opportunity for up to three US medical students to complete a yearlong international clinical research project in Tanzania or Kenya. The fellowship begins in July and features didactic training during the fall before the fellows travel to the research location for 8-9 months to work on their project with mentorship from Duke and collaborating institution faculty. Each fellow will collaborate with a student or trainee selected by the local institution as a peer mentor, and receive additional support to engage in professional development activities with their faculty mentor.
The goal of the fellowship is to produce future leaders of global health clinical research.
Application deadline is January 14, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit https://globalhealth.duke.edu/education-and-training/medical/doris-duke
Global Health Corps Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for the Global Health Corps Fellowship. The only requirements are that applicants must:
- Be 30 years old or younger
- Have at least a bachelor's degree
- Be proficient in English
Fellows receive the following benefits:
- Livable monthly stipend
- Free housing and utilities
- Health insurance
- A professional development grant of $600
- A completion award of $1500
- An advising program that pairs fellows with a mentor in their area of work or interest
- A two-week Training Institute at Yale University in the United States to begin the fellowship
- An End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish the fellowship
- Three multi-day retreats during the year
- Travel to placement site, all trainings and back home
- Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager
- Accompaniment program led by Still Harbor
Applications close January 26, 2014. Apply at http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/
Academic Associate Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore-NIJ Health System
The Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore-NIJ in Manhasset, NY is currently recruiting premedical students who are either in their senior year, or have recently graduated and are taking at least one year off prior to attending medical or graduate school. Academic Associates receive full benefits, a competitive stipend, and work closely with experienced researchers and faculty in the emergency department. Strong ambition, motivation, the ability to multitask, as well as interpersonal and leadership skills are absolutely necessary for these positions. In addition, experience/interests in translational & clinical research, public health, hospital administration, and information services are highly desired.
A full description of the program can be found on this flyer.
If you would like to further explore this opportunity, please visit the North Shore-LIJ website. We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year and urge interested students to submit their (1) cover letter, (2) résumé, (3) list of references, and (4) unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org promptly as decisions are being made on a rolling basis.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Katie Bradburn at email@example.com.
Drexel University School of Public Health Offers Full Tuition Scholarship
Drexel University School of Public Health is offering a new full tuition scholarship for applicants to the full-time Master’s in Public Health (MPH) program. The Health and Human Rights (HHR) Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to health and human rights and social justice. Eligible applicants for the Health and Human Rights Scholarship will be identified and invited to apply in January of 2014. Two recipients will be selected by the School of Public Health’s admissions committee in March. Selection will be based upon academic background and the applicant’s commitment to health and human rights as expressed in their scholarship application essay. In order to apply for the Health and Human Rights Scholarship, students must be accepted applicants to MPH program at Drexel, so be sure to submit your application to Drexel SPH through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at www.sophas.org prior to February 1st. The application deadline for the Health and Human Rights Scholarship is Friday, February 14th.
All applicants to the MPH program at Drexel University are also eligible to receive merit-based scholarships which range from $8,000 per year to $17,000 per year. For more information on the Health and Human Rights Scholarship and the Drexel University School of Public Health, please visit www.publichealth.drexel.edu.
Cleveland Clinic Summer 2014 Internship
Please see the attached announcement about the Seventh Annual Summer Internship Course at the Cleveland Clinic. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.
For details about this internship, visit: http://www.clevelandclinic.org/ReproductiveResearchCenter/
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (216) 444-9485
The MD Summer Experience at Emory
Emory University’s Office of Summer Programs (MD-SEE) is now accepting applications for summer 2014.
MD-SEE offers clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. The course covers variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a “patient assistant,” helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients’ history and neurological findings while observing real-life patient examinations. Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor.
Case Western Reserve Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio has several Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunities available. Click here to find out about the various programs: http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/research/summer_programs.cfm. Specific questions about a research opportunity should be sent directly to the program’s office.
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
Attention NU Premed/Prehealth Clubs & Organizations:
Each year, the premed/prehealth advisers meet with many students who are looking for ways to become involved on campus. In an effort to strengthen our resources for students, we’d like to create a section on our website where students can find information about the pre-med/pre-health clubs and/or organizations that are available on campus. Want to see your club/organization's information on our website? Have your president/primary contact person email email@example.com for more information!
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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