UAAC Weekly Update
Weekly Update: January 23rd - January 29th
Below is a list of important upcoming events, programs, and opportunities that we would like to highlight for you for the coming weeks.
***All Events are held at the UAAC (1940 Sheridan Rd.) unless otherwise specified***
Medical School/Health Professions Program Visits/Special Programs
- University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Tuesday, January 27th @ 5:30pm Register Here
Dr. Drew Sullivan, Veterinarian, Medical Director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic, will be present to discuss the program and respond to questions. A light dinner will be served.
- Research Grants & Fellowships for Pre-med & Global Health Minor Students:Thursday, January 29th @ 12:00 pm Register Here
What academic-year and summer pursuits will make your med school application stand out—and also put money in your pocket? Peter Civetta and Emily Hittner (Office of Undergraduate Research), Jason Roberts (Office of Fellowships), Jason Kruse (University Library) will provide an overview of NU and external funding sources that can provide money for lab research, public service projects, and internship-style experiences. Light lunch will be served.
- Rush Medical College: Thursday, January 29th @ 5:30 pm Register Here
Representatives from Rush Medical College will be present to discuss the program and respond to questions. Light dinner will be served.
- Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy: Friday, January 30th @ 12:00 pm Register Here
Assistant Dean Janeen Winnike will be overviewing the PharmD application process at RFUMS and identifying how to be a strong PharmD applicant.
The PharmD Program at RFUMS prepares students to be competent, caring, ethical health care professionals ready to assume the responsibilities of an entry-level pharmacist. The four year curriculum is designed with clear objectives and competencies, and employs frequent assessment to assure continuity of student progression throughout the program. The curriculum comprises multiple learning and assessment strategies, is competency-based and includes reinforcement of basic scientific principles and early exposure to clinical situations. The program is designed to encourage self-initiated learning, critical thinking and communication skills to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to a culturally and ethnically diverse patient population. The College desires to enroll students who present evidence of strong preparation for a career in pharmacy paired with bold leadership and initiative. Lunch will be served.
Pre-med Workshops for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
- Med School Interview Preparation: Friday, January 23rd @ 3:00pm Register Here
Pre-med Workshops for First Year Students
- Pre-med Info Session: Wednesday, January 28th @ 5:30 pm Register Here
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.
Global Engagement Studies Institute Information Session
Wednesday, January 28th at 5:30 pm
Location: The Buffett Center, 1902 Sheridan Rd
Northwestern has expanded Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) to the fall quarter, beginning in 2015. GESI is a study abroad program offered through the Buffett Center that prepares undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. During their time abroad, GESI students live in homestays and gain professional experience while interning with community-based organizations addressing issues such as public health, education, women's empowerment or the environment through social entrepreneurship and community development efforts in the developing world.
Information session will share more details about what it means to participate in GESI, whether in the summer or fall. For more details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Health Speaker Series: “Challenges and Importance of Native American Health Research”
Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Harris Hall 108, Evanston Campus
Bethany Weinert, Primary Care Clinical Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bethany Weinert is a Primary Care Clinical Research Fellow and MPH candidate at UW-Madison. Her research focus is on Native American pediatric health, with emphases on infectious disease and childhood obesity. To learn more about this event contact IPD/Global Health Studies at email@example.com or 847-467-6953 or view the flyer here.
NU Public Policy Lecture by Robert M. Kaplan : “Patient-Centered Outcomes: Do We Need a New Paradigm for Biomedical Research?”
Monday, February 9, 2015 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Harris Hall 108 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston Campus
*RSVP required at http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/regform.html by February 4, 2015 View the flyer for more information.
Illinois Pre-Health Day 2015
Date: Saturday, March 7
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago – Student Center West
Health profession schools from the state of Illinois will be in attendance to talk about their programs and admissions policies and procedures. Learn from pre-health advisors, admissions deans and directors about becoming a competitive candidate to medical, dental, pharmacy school and more. This event is free to all undergraduate pre-health students.
Student Registration will be available on February 2, 2015
Great Lakes Native American Medical School Applicant Workshop
Date: March 27-28, 2015
Applications Due: February 1
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP)and partners are offering a unique multi-day workshop for pre-health Native American students who are planning to apply to medical school within the next two years. During this workshop students will learn application tips, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about research, funding, and career advancement opportunities available to Native students. To apply visit: http://bit.ly/1AJLDl7
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
Shadowing Opportunity: Northwestern Externship Program
What's the one thing that can help you in your search for the right internship or job? Experience.
That's why Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association team up every year to help Northwestern students make valuable professional connections and get a glimpse of daily life in a profession of interest through the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT).
NEXT is a one-day shadowing program that occurs in the spring and offers current Northwestern students the opportunity to accompany alumni on the job to learn more about different professional fields. More than 500 Northwestern alumni at companies and organizations in all industries, such as General Mills, Google, Nielsen, GE Capital, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Cook County Public Defender's Office, will host students for a day at their workplace.
All current Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students are invited to learn more about NEXT and the registration process at an upcoming information session. Both sessions will cover the same material. NEXT registration begins January 26 and runs through February 11. For more information, visit http://alumni.northwestern.edu/next or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH IRTA Research Fellowship
The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Prospective candidates must apply online. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply three to six months before they wish to begin their training at the NIH. The program has no fixed start date.
Cat Volunteer Opportunity
Mary's Cat Manor, a shelter in Evanston is looking for volunteers for a couple of hours for special projects or regular hours every week. There are many jobs that need to be done from socializing the cats, care taking, vet tech assistant, helping paint and clean and grant writing. Check us out on Facebook at Mary's Cat Manor.
For more information please email email@example.com
Full Time Research Assistant - NU Feinberg School of Medicine
Research experience is not required. The position involves assisting with a variety of research related tasks, data entry, and some data collection. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working, conscientious individuals who work well in a team and can work comfortably with older men and women who may have ongoing medical problems. Competitive hourly compensation. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Amanda Auerbach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Global Health Corps Fellowship
Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs young professionals with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. The fellowship begins in July 2015 and extends through August 2016. Fellows engage in professional development training, mentorship and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build careers of lasting impact. Applicants can apply for up to 3 different fellowship positions. The full list of fellowship positions is available at: bit.ly/GHC_Roles.
Summer Opportunity: The Lawndale Summer Medical Project (LSMP)
LSMP is a four week medical missions project in an underserved area of Chicago. You will be seeing predominantly African-American and Latino patients at Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC). LCHC is the largest Christian health center in the United States. Services provided include primary care, dental care, eye care, and mental health care.
• Live in the community where you will work and fellowship with other students.
• Spend time doing home visits for patients with diabetes, asthma, and hypertension.
• Run neighborhood health fairs, screening people for diabetes and hypertension.
• Spend time shadowing Christian physicians at two of our four clinic sites.
Application Deadline: Application and Two Reference Letters must be received by March 16, 2015
Program Fee (includes housing and supplies, does not include air-fare): $700 (scholarships available)
Eligibility: First year medical students, Pre-med/PA/NP students who are currently in their fourth year of college.
For more information: visit our website,www.lawndale.org Questions? Contact email@example.com
Rush University Research Assistant and Clinical Assistant Gap Year Opportunities
Dr. Brian Cole, at Rush University in Chicago, is accepting applications for a Research assistant and Clinical Assistant for the 2015-2016 cycle. Both assistants spend 1-2 days per week in clinic seeing patients, 1-2 days in the operating room, and 1-2 days in the office or in the biomechanics lab.
The application deadline is March 1. Learn more about Dr. Cole's research and his practice here: http://www.briancolemd.com/
Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda – Summer 2015
The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.
UVP is currently accepting applications for their summer 2015 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.
Learn more about our internship program here: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2015 internship is February 1, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Application instructions can be found here
The Oregon Health & Science University Summer Equity Internship Program
At OHSU, Equity interns learn new research skills and gain hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences. Interns attend weekly seminars with fellow interns and faculty and scientists mentors. Interns are expected to produce a scientific poster and make a presentation of their summer research project. Shadowing and clinical experience is available for interns in the M.D. track. All participants will receive ongoing mentoring and advising regarding their individual career pathway.
This eight-week program is scheduled for June 15 – August 7, 2015. Students will receive a stipend, free housing, and local (TriMet) bus pass but will be responsible for their own meals, travel to and from Portland, Oregon, and other personal expenses. Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 9, 2015.
To be considered for the Equity Program, students must have completed at least one full year of college coursework, have taken at least one basic science with a lab setting (e.g. biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biopsychology), a mathematics course. The program is committed to supporting students from an underrepresented minority community. Underrepresented students belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African-American/Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Hispanics/Latinos.
Somos Hermanos Gap Year Spanish Immersion Program
The 6-Month Immersion Program is designed to equip future health care providers with the language skills and cultural competency they need to provide high quality health care to Latino patients. Students do not need to have previous experience with Spanish before participating. All students are expected to attain conversational proficiency in the language upon completion of the program. The annual early application deadline is APRIL 30th. A complete application consists of the application form, two (2) character references, and one (1) language reference. If applying for financial aid, please also submit the Financial Aid application.
Mary Stankovich Animal Shelter Caretaker/Vet Tech Assistant
The Mary Stankovich Animal Shelter is in need of a caretaker for cleaning and medicating cats. The shelter is hiring for full-time or part time positions. The full-time hours average of 37 hours/week. This is a very physically demanding job. You must be able to lift 25lbs and able to stand on your feet for most of the day. It requires a special individual who doesn't mind getting dirty or working with cleaning chemicals. As well as one who can work well around animals and people. Animal handling skills or previous animal experience is required. Good interpersonal skills & an ability to create a fun work environment are a plus. View full job description here. If interested email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .Put Caretaking in subject line & indicate the times of day you are available.
Stetson Powell Orthopedics Paid Internship
Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is looking to hire on two recent graduates to be Pre Med Interns for a one year entry level position. The position is built for recent graduates from university to experience real world application from their pre-med education. Please inform your qualified students on this position.
Start Date: 06/01/2015
End Date: 07/01/2016 - 08/01/2016
This is a paid position with 40 plus hours of work per week. The Pre-Med Student Intern will interview patients and record their medical history into the office’s Electronic Health Record system. They will then review the history with the attending physician and record the physical exam, MRI/X-ray findings and treatment plan in the EHR. The intern will also help the doctors with other research opportunities and projects. Interest in Orthopedics is preferred, but not required as this experience will help all aspiring doctors. Applicants must have graduated university and planning on attending medical school. Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Research Assistant for the Autism & Development Disabilities Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, directed by Dr. John Sweeney, has multiple ongoing research projects investigating cognitive and sensorimotor abilities and their underlying brain systems in individuals with Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and related neurodevelopmental disorders. These clinical research projects are conducted through the center’s clinical assessment and treatment services, providing many opportunities for active involvement in patient evaluations and discussions.
Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs. Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.
Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals and any relevant background information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MD Summer Experience in Clinical Neurology at Emory University
MD-SEE offers clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover 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.
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, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as tissue engineering, genetic engineering, and science policy. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of not only laboratory skills but also communication skills as well. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to present their results to scientists from other research institutions.
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2015-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 2, 2015.
Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics
The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center offers pre-medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty. The primary focus of this internship is clinical research and writing. Each departmental track of the program will grant admission to 2-3 students. These students will have the unique opportunity to join a faculty member in completing an ongoing research project and/or create a new project proposal with his or her mentor’s guidance. Research Interns will also gain valuable insight into the publication process, including opportunities to participate in co-authorship of research projects in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.
All application materials must be submitted and received by March 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance early in April. Apply and learn more about the internship here.
Mentorship: Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine
Program Dates: June 15 to July 31, 2015
Application deadline: March 1, 2014.
The Summer Mentorship program at the Center for Reproductive Medicine offers students interested in gaining real research experience in medical science with a special focus in reproductive medicine with an opportunity of working closely with world-renowned team of scientists and researchers. Staff members publish regularly in the most respected journals in the field, are frequent invited guest speakers at important scientific meetings around the world and are active leaders in professional societies in human fertility and assisted reproduction.
For details about this mentorship, click HERE
Mabelle Arole Fellowship: Pre-Med Fellowship Opportunity in India
Undergraduate students who are 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 2015 and finalists are interviewed in late February in Washington, DC (at the candidate's expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2015 and returns in late spring of 2016. 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. All relevant information and application are available on the AMSA website, including a link to the Jamkhed site and reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).
Project Horseshoe Farm Gap Year
Project Horseshoe Farm is a one-year Fellowship with the non-profit Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Alabama. The Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is a pioneering attempt to rethink and provide a new model for how to prepare our most promising future community service leaders in medicine and healthcare to lead effective grassroots community-based efforts in their own communities once they have completed their education and training. The service arm of Project Horseshoe Farm has a very strong social entrepreneurial bent and spirit, and is largely driven and staffed by Horseshoe Farm Fellows and other community volunteers. The focus of our service is on programs for adults with mental disorders and on youth mentorship, activities, and academic enrichment programs.
Many of the Fellows in the past have been pre-med, but this year they have people of varied health-related interests such as healthcare administration, public health, and psychology. Because of the nature of Horseshoe Farm, they receive exposure to non-profit management, mental health, community health, youth development, and much more. For more information, contact Erin McMinn at email@example.com. Application due February 10th.
STEP-UP: Summer Internships Available in Biomedical Research
STEP-UP (Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons) is a program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that offers 10 weeks of full-time basic or clinical research to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college.
Participants will receive a stipend of $4500 and paid travel expenses to the STEP-UP conference in summer 2015. Limited housing is also available. Applications are open online from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015 at stepup.niddk.nih.gov. See the program flyer for more details.Return to top
The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The UAAC does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions.
CAPS Wellness & Performance Enhancement Workshops
Click here for the CAPS Workshops offered on the Evanston and Chicago Campuses this Winter.
The 10th annual Integrate Chicago conference will take place February 7th, 2015 at The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Students from across Chicagoland will come together for a day of education, inspiration, and exploration of the latest fields in Integrative Medicine taught by outstanding practitioners in the field. You can register online, check out our speaker lineup, or view the preliminary schedule on the Integrate Chicago website.
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) annual Pre-Medical Forum
When: Saturday, March, 28, 2015 from 8:30am - 5:30pm
Where: University of Minnesota-TC, Malcolm Moos Towers
Registration fee: $10
Registration deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Register at https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/1hUCt-O_bsgvzOAvgH4dmsAJiIMFrxqrtMGzDjXwUV0g/viewform. For more information, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/snmapremedforum/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. Register by January 20th to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
Northwestern Career Advancement/Career Development Fund
The Northwestern Career Advancement Career Development Fund will provide funding to support the career needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. This program is collaboration between NCA and the Northwestern Undergraduate Budget Priorities committee, who provided the financial support to launch this initiative.
Students can apply to receive funding to support the following career development pursuits:
- Travel to professional interviews for internship or full-time employment
- Travel to professional conferences
- Travel to professional career events
- Travel to graduate school interviews
- Purchase of professional attire
An application and more information can be accessed at this link: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/about-us/development-fund/index.html Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as funds are available.
American Physician Scientists Association 11th Annual Meeting
APSA (American Physician Scientists Association) is motivated to provide a breadth of training and professional development opportunities for aspiring physician-scientists. The annual meeting in
Chicago will offer the opportunity to network with physician scientists and students. Students can also participate in a variety of sessions and meet our outstanding lineup this year of Craig Thompson, President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Lasker Laureate Alfred Sommer; and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH.
Date: April 24-26
Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
If interested in attending the APSA annual meeting register on the main APSA webpage.
2015 MCAT Practice Test Review
While there are no required courses for the MCAT exam, your undergraduate coursework should help you develop an understanding of the concepts tested on the new exam and give you practice with the skills you will be responsible for knowing and applying on the MCAT exam. Here are the AAMC resources to help you prepare.
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