Pre-Health Opportunities

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Information Sessions/Open House

 

University of South Carolina APEX Summer Program

APEX is an intense application preparation program for med school applicants. It is also an opportunity for a human cadaver dissection, shadowing in the hospitals, and comfortable accommodations. The application prep portion includes a comprehensive AMCAS overview, personal statement workshops, interview skills workshops, a simulated med school interview for each participant, and discussions about current health care issues and the Affordable Care Act. This opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to showcase their abilities, skills, and motivation throughout the application process to med school. Must have 60 hours of earned college credit to attend. Program Specifics: Cost $895, first come, first served; limited spots available. The $895 includes accommodations, all meals, activities, and workbooks. $150 deposit is required and is non-refundable for those accepted. Balance can be paid in two installments ($372.50 each). Register here.

 

New York College of Podiatric Medicine Info Session

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine’s Information Session is on Thursday, February 26th at 5pm in Edison, NJ. Podiatric Medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of specialized medicine dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting the foot, ankle and lower extremities.  Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) treat all conditions located in the lower extremity, with subspecialties in sports medicine, surgery, diabetic wound care, dermatology, podopediatrics and orthopedics.

The program will include:

  • A Podiatric profession overview given by a NYCPM alumnus
  • Introduction of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Overview of admissions updates and discussions
  • An opportunity to meet with our alumni, students, and admissions staff

There will be a reception to follow the event, serving hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

We hope that you will be able to join us.  Please RSVP by clicking the following link:

NYCPM Information Session and Reception

If you have any questions, please contact us at enrollment@nycpm.edu.


 

Hospital Internships Overseas

The Atlantis Project offers short-term hospital internships in the Canary Islands of Spain and the Azores Islands of Portugal for students interested in broadening their understanding of health. Atlantis Fellows shadow local health professionals, improve language skills, and give back to the community by teaching English to local residents — all of this on some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Starting in summer 2015, Atlantis Fellows may also have opportunities to assist with research projects. 

For questions about the Atlantis Project, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at:

admissions@atlantis-project-org (336) 355-0862

 

2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics (Hackensack University Medical Center)

Hackensack University Medical Center offers an 8-10 week research internship during the summer to 2-3 outstanding undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and first year medical students interested in gaining clinical research experience in the following areas of pediatrics:

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Rheumatology
Hematology-Oncology
Endocrinology

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.

Application Requirements and Qualifications:

Application materials must include a completed online application, a resume, unofficial transcript, and two letters of academic recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers. All materials should be sent electronically to pedsresearch@hackensackumc.org.

Application Process:

All application materials must be submitted and received by March 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance early in April. Apply now!

Program Dates:

Each applicant is required to make at least a full-time, eight-week commitment. Start and completion dates are flexible.

Contact Information:

The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship is coordinated by Dr. Ginger Janow. Questions regarding the internship and/or application process should be directed to pedsresearch@HackensackUMC.org.

 

Spring 2015 Clinical Practice Training Program

The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at AMPHS is once again offering the Clinical Practice Training Program to a select group of students this spring. Please see below for more information on the program and application instructions.

Who Are We?

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a federally recognized healthcare nonprofit organization operated solely by volunteers and dedicated to advancing the health care of underprivileged communities.  Named a U.S. Top-Rated Nonprofit out of 1.8 million reviewed nonprofits in 2013 and 2014, we are a multidisciplinary clinical services and public health research organization that develops sustainable healthcare infrastructures for patients who have been turned away by hospitals and other providers.  We specifically take in patient cases that are particularly difficult to solve and work in a dynamic team environment to develop primary care strategies for these at-risk patients.

We work very closely with undergraduate, post-bacc, graduate, and professional school students across the country to provide clinical setting exposure, training opportunities, volunteer and internship opportunities in clinical medicine, public health, health policy, and health law and ethics.

Description 

Pursuing a career in medicine, allied health professions, and public health is highly rewarding and fulfilling, but involves much time, preparation, hard-work, and of course, financial resources. Undergraduate pre-health school curricula generally do not give an accurate picture of the intensity and rigor of medical school education, and doesn't provide practical, hands-on experience.  

The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) offers a very innovative, unique, and popular annual 6 week intensive training program for prospective medical, nursing, public health, and allied-health school students designed to equip them with introductory clinical skills and offer experience of what the field of medicine and public health is all about. 

The Clinical Practice Training Program integrates actual health professions school coursework with American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses to simulate a well-rounded clinical experience. Medial professionals and certified instructors will immerse you in intensive coursework, giving you firsthand insight into what it is like becoming a medical professional. You will attend courses in Cardiac Resuscitation, Medical & Trauma Emergencies, Cardiac & Neuro Electrophysiology with Neurodegenerative Disorders, EKG Interpretation, Clinical Pharmacology, Public Health & Policy, and Clinical Research Methods. 

In addition to being able to take these courses, you will receive 5 certifications upon successful completion, including national AHA certifications in HeartSaver First Aid, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, EKG, Pharmacology, and an AMPHS Certificate of Completion.  These are the same AHA certifications that states require for healthcare professionals to apply for their licensure.

Registration

For more information, session day/time specifics, and for registration instructions, please visit the program website at www.amphsonline.org/cptp.  Please feel free to email faculty.resources@amphsonline.org for any further questions. Note that this program is separate from our volunteer/internship program. For more information on volunteering, please visit www.amphsonline.org/volunteer.

 

The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program

Summer Undergraduate Course
Creating Excellence in Scientific Study

May 30, 2015 - August 1, 2015

About SUCCESS

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9-week, stipend provided with a travel allowance, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

Program Highlights

  • Laboratory Research
  • Interaction with PhD & MSTP Students
  • Professional Development/Ethics Training
  • Includes Housing, Travel Allowance and a $3,800 stipend!
  • Student's Parents invited to attend the Closing Ceremony 

Eligibility

  • Expected College Graduation date in 2016 or 2017
  • Enrolled in a U.S. 4-year undergraduate institution
  • An American citizen or permanent resident
  • Non OSU Student

Applications

  • Summer 2015 Application will be available online starting October 7, 2014 - January 23, 2015
  • Before clicking on the online application link please prepare the following items:
    • Prepare a list of previous research experiences, including the PI's name, Location, Dates, Project title and description. Please limit your response to 250 words per project. You will use this list to complete a portion of the application.
    • Essay: Limit to 300-500 words. Please write a personal statement detailing why you would like to participate in The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program and how it is related to your career goals. Include any prior training or research experience relevant to the program and your goals. 
    •  Resume/CV
    •  For 2-3 references please include contact information (name, email, phone number). Please remind your references that their letters will need to be on official letter head. 
    •  Please visit the SUCCESS Faculty tab (located on the left side of this web page) to identify 3-4 faculty members with whom you would like to work with.
  • Mail Transcripts: Graves Hall, 1072 | 333 W. 10th Ave. | Columbus, OH 43210
  • CLICK HERE TO START THE APPLICATION​

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Oregon Health and Science Summer Equity Internship Program

The Oregon Health & Science University Summer Equity Internship Program provides an opportunity to outstanding undergraduates interested in biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physician assistant or public health.

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. As a world-class teaching hospital and research center, OHSU draws in students, scientists and patients from across the country and around the globe. OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.

At OHSU, Equity interns learn new research skills and gain hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences. They attend weekly seminars with fellow interns and faculty and scientists mentors. They 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.

Students who have experienced social or economic disadvantages are also encouraged to apply. Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a "low-income family," using low-income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline. Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes, but is not restricted to, students whose parents did not attend or complete college.

Learn more about the program at www.ohsu.edu/equity-research. We also invite you to view this video showcasing our former interns: https://vimeo.com/111886102

 

 

MCAT Prep

Kaplan MCAT courses

Kaplan is offering MCAT practice tests to students online.  There are several event date opportunities through the beginning of November and students can select a date/time that best fits their schedule.   Please see here for event dates: www.kaptest.com/practice

 

Examkrackers MCAT courses

Examkrackers is prepared for the 2015 MCAT exam. Our classes will begin on February 7th and will end on April 14th. This course will prepare students to take an April 24th exam or later. The course will take place at Rutgers-Newark on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-10pm. Any student that enrolls by December 3rd will receive an extra $150 off of the class. Take advantage of the discount and get in the course that will get you the results you are looking for (you will need to do a lot of work as well).

Enroll via www.examkrackers.com/mcat/ or 888.572.2536 to speak with a customer service representative


Research

Become a NARAP Chief Research Associate

Line Research Associates (RAs) are college students considering a career in the health professions who do one 4-hour shift per week in the emergency department enrolling participants in clinical research.

The Research Associates (RA) Programs at Affiliate hospitals of the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) are looking for college graduates and graduating seniors doing a year or more before matriculating to health professional school to serve as Chief RAs, the leadership cadre for these programs.

Clinical Experience + Clinical Research + Leadership

Jump Starting a Career in the Health Professions

  • Undergraduate degree and pre-requisite courses completed
  • RA Program Director’s assistants for the academic year
  • Involved in all aspects of an emergency department’s clinical research à potential for authorship
  • Leadership role on NARAP national, multi-center studies on
    • cervical and breast  cancer screening
    • continuing tobacco cessation screening as a result of NARP’s first study= 4th largest prospective, interventional study ever done in
  • U.S.Volunteer about 20 hours per week …
    • career advancement
    • time for a full-time job

Details and application materials: www.theNARAP.org

 

2015 NIH-AMGEN Scholars Program

The Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education are pleased to announce the 2015 NIH-Amgen Scholars Program. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

NIH-Amgen scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to performing full-time research, NIH-Amgen Scholars will:

§  Participate in a customized curriculum that will use journal clubs, case studies, and group activities to develop communication, career readiness, and critical thinking skills.

§  Explore the relationship between science and society in evening roundtables that examine the role of science, policy, and community engagement in the elimination of health disparities (for a definition of health disparities, visit the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program FAQs).

§  Participate in a leadership development program focused on self-exploration, building resiliency, understanding conflict, finding mentors, and understanding emotional intelligence.

§  Attend the Amgen Scholars US Symposium in California in July to interact with top industry and academic scientists and to network with other Amgen Scholars.

§  Present at the NIH Summer Poster Day in August.

§  Establish an individualized development plan to take advantage of the many workshops and seminars offered for all NIH summer interns. These include our summer lecture series, "Going to Graduate School" series, communication skills workshops, and the NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair.

The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will begin with a week-long orientation and leadership training program. Program participants will meet weekly for program activities throughout the summer.

NIH Amgen-Scholars will receive a monthly stipend and Transhare benefits for travel within the Metro DC area (Transhare is a transportation subsidy provided to individuals who agree to use any form of public transportation and not their car to get to work.). Housing and travel support for all NIH-Amgen Scholars will be arranged by the Foundation for the NIH.

Eligibility

The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship Program. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. We welcome applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

In addition, applicants must:

§  Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

§  Be enrolled for Fall 2015 in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other US territory.

§  Be a rising junior or senior (including fifth-year seniors). Transfer students from community colleges should contact us for advice on applying to the Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP).

§  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale).

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree, students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution, and previous Amgen Scholars are not eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application and choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. Applicants should discuss three important elements in the application cover letter:

§  Research interests and educational/career goals for the future

§  Understanding of, experience with, and interest in learning more about health disparities; we are interested in learning about personal, coursework-related, or community-based experiences that have increased your interest in health disparities.

§  Leadership experiences in school and in the community

The application deadline for this program is February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. The full application package, including reference letters, must be completed at this time for applicants to be considered for the program.

How the Program Works

The selection committee will review applications to the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program, and applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by the end of February. Applicants who are not selected for the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program will be released into the general pool of applicants for the NIH Summer Internship Program and will be advised about the selection process for SIP to maximize their chances of admission.

Individuals who are selected as Amgen-NIH Scholars, will be matched by the program with NIH intramural scientists who have been selected to host program participants. Every effort will be made to place students in research groups related to their research interests. Applicants to the program should not contact NIH intramural scientists to discuss placements on their own.

All Amgen-NIH Scholars must be on campus from June 8th to August 14th, 2015. Summer internships are full-time positions; interns are expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week to their projects and training. Students should not, therefore, expect to take courses during the daytime. Furthermore, they should not make plans for evening coursework or volunteer activities before speaking to program staff.


Scholarships

Interested in attending medical school with an Army Scholarship? ArmyScholarships 


Virtual Fairs

ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair
ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair
ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fai\

Webinars

AAVMC/VMCAS Webinars

“The Road to Veterinary School”: For undergraduates who are not yet ready to apply. This webinar covers how to prepare early in your undergraduate career, the application process, pre-requisite, time management, and more.

Dates:

February 27, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET
March 25, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET
April 21, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET
May 21, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET
June 26, 2015 3pm - 4pm ET

“Applying to Veterinary School”: For Pre-Veterinary students who are ready to apply. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, timelines, processes, and MORE.

Dates:
February 11, 2015 1pm - 2pm ET
March 10, 2015 9am - 10am ET
April 7, 2015 1pm - 2pm ET
May 5, 2015 9am - 10am ET
June 9, 2015 1pm - 2pm ET

 


Volunteer

Compassionate Care Hospice

Are you a pre-health student who is looking for more exposure to the health field or an opportunity to give back to the community? Compassionate Care Hospice (CCH) is seeking patient care volunteers for their centers throughout New Jersey. If you are interested, please email afeghhi@rutgers.edu. For information about CCH: http://cchnet.net/

Caring Hospice Services

There are many volunteer opportuntities available for pre-health students at Caring Hospice Services in many locations throughout New Jersey. Students will mainly provide emotional support to patients in a healthcare facility or a patient's home. The support includes visiting patients, sharing a hobby or skill, assisting in the office (Edison) with marketing or recruitment activities, and/or other projects. The projects will be based on the skills of the student as well as the organizational needs. For information: http://www.caringhospice.com/Netscape/volunteer.htm To apply to be a volunteer, please email afeghhi@rutgers.edu.