January 29, 2019

It’s hard to believe that January is almost over.  Take stock of your to-do lists and check out the items below.

  1. Program Assistant Positions – UNC S.E.P. Program
  2. CU in The Wild | CU Wilderness Medicine Newsletter
  3. Medical Volunteer Opportunity for Biology Students – Hands on Peru
  4. American Dental Association Enrichment Programs Calendar
  5. Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair
  6. Summer Health Professions Education Program
  7. University of Alabama at Birmingham: 2019 Summer Program Opportunities
  8. Honors Global Science Opportunities: Summer + Fall 2019
  9. Pre-Vet Meeting Recap + Sign up!
  10. AAMC Premed Navigator
  11. Dentistry Focus: The Expanding Role of Dental Hygienists

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  1. Program Assistant Positions – UNC S.E.P. Program

Application Deadline Fri Feb 15, 5:00pm

The Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to hire Faculty and Program Assistants for Summer 2019 (May 18 – July 12).

Program Assistants needed for Human Physiology

Compensation: $2,600.00 + Free on campus housing and parking accommodations, if needed.

Interested applicants must meet a least one of the following criteria:

Current Graduate Student

Current Undergraduate Student that has been admitted to a Health Professional Program and plans to enroll in the Fall

 

Application: Please email sepprogram@unc.edu to request the application form


  1. CU in The Wild | CU Wilderness Medicine Newsletter

Welcome to the Colorado Wilderness Medicine Newsletter! With these e-blasts, we extend and continue our austere medicine education outreach to thousands of past and future students and participants.  We hope you find the content stimulating, educational, and occasionally amusing. If not, please feel free to unsubscribe at any time.

Sign up using the form on the bottom of the home page: https://www.coloradowm.org/wilderness-medicine/


  1. Medical Volunteer Opportunity for Biology Students – Hands on Peru

Hands on Peru works to improve global public health by engaging young professionals from around the world in hands-on projects in their community public health center “CESAPU” (Centro de Salud Pública). International volunteers and interns will work alongside Hands on Peru’s full time staff of local health professionals to improve the determinants of health of the community of Villa Los Angeles and their neighbors. This project is designed for students and professionals who are seeking a sustainable platform to make an impact in global health. Hands on Peru is based in North Carolina, USA, and its cofounder / executive director, Katie Baric, is an alumni of NC State University (BS, 2014) and University of Pittsburgh (MPH, 2016).

 

Why is Hands on Peru the right choice for international volunteerism?

Hands on Peru is staffed by local, Peruvian health professionals and volunteers and is open year-round, whether or not international volunteers/interns are visiting. When volunteers/interns do come, they supplement the local staff and enhance our programs – bringing new ideas, strategies, and energy into the center. Knowing that the programs will indeed continue after the intern leaves is one reason why Hands on Peru is a sustainable option for those who desire short term travels. Even if an intern implements a new 10-week course, they will do it within the wider frame of an existing and ongoing community program. Their program fee also serves as a donation in order to sustain the community public health programs year-round.

 

We have a variety of volunteer options, that all require students from pre-grad, to post-grad, to someone who simply has some time off and wants to volunteer!

 

  1. HANDS TO CARE 

We have a structured program for health students (particularly those interested in going to med-school). Students will get to participate in health campaigns, 3 medical classes per week, and rotations in local hospitals and clinics. Perfect for students who want to travel during their spring / summer / winter breaks

 

  1. HOP INTERNSHIP

This year-round internship is perfect for students who have already graduated, or are taking a semester off. We offer exceptional experiences for young leaders who seek a platform for social impact, giving them the opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of global poverty. This internship is designed for passionate individuals who are dedicated to global health and development, to help research, design, implement and evaluate one of our many community programs.

 

Questions? Contact us: info@handsonperu.org

Check out the website www.handsonperu.org and the Facebook page “HOP Hands on Peru”


  1. American Dental Association Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

 

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

 

Check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.


  1. Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you and your students to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 11 to 6PM eastern.  This is a free event for advisors and college students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  We’ll be talking about what podiatric physicians do – from surgery to wound care to sports medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients.  Representative from each of the nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat.  Additionally, we’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

 

We’re also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing tips throughout the day for prepping for the MCAT!

 

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine.  Registration is available here:  http://careereco.com/events/podiatry


  1. Summer Health Professions Education Program

Thirty is the magic number for SHPEP applicants and alumni!  SHPEP is excited to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary this year.  The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

 

February 15th is the application deadline.  Get those applications ready and hit the submit button as soon as you can. Learn more at www.shpep.org.

 

Also, join the SHPEP Part 3 webinar series,” A Week in the Life of a SHPEP Scholar,” on February 7th.

Students will hear from our program sites about what the day-to-day experience includes during the six-week summer initiative.   Register for free at https://aamc.elevate.commpartners.com/products/shpep-webinar-series-parts-1-3.


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham: 2019 Summer Program Opportunities

I would like to make you aware of three exciting summer opportunities for undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM),  and the UAB Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE).  These programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs through a single application (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/application).

 

These 8-week programs are held concurrently from May 31-July 26, 2019

Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for travel to and from Birmingham, AL and other expenses

 

Students in all programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

 

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2019.


  1. Honors Global Science Opportunities: Summer + Fall 2019

You don’t need to be in the Honors program to apply – open to all students with a 3.0 GPA or higher!  No course pre-requisites.  You may be able to get GenEd or major credit.

 

Summer 2019 | Application Deadline: February 10, 2019

Time, Tides, and Measurement of the Cosmos in London: Apply here!

The Rise of Clean Technology in China and South Korea: Apply here!

Design and Innovation in a Universal Healthcare System in Scotland:  Apply here!

Science, Literature, and Infectious Disease in London: Apply here!

 

Fall 2019 | Application Deadline: February 10, 2019

Honors Semester in Cape Town: Learn more or Apply here!

Honors Semester in London: Learn more or  Apply here!

 

Questions? Contact HonorsBurch@unc.edu or schedule an appointment to discuss an Honors Global program here!


  1. Pre-Vet Meeting Recap + Sign up!

Hey Pre-Vets, Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting Monday – the link to the Google slides presentation on Exotic Animal Health is here.

 

Our next event is going to be February 16th, where we will be volunteering with Carolina Tiger Rescue again – stay tuned for details! Our next meeting will be February 18th, where an admissions representative from Lincoln Memorial University is coming to speak with us. You can find a list of all of our events so far here: http://prevet.web.unc.edu/upcoming-events/

 

As a reminder, the link to join the GroupMe is here (feel free to add your friends!): https://groupme.com/join_group/46753497/CqsYF0

 

Lastly, be sure to check us out on Instagram: @uncprevet

That’s it for now! Thanks y’all!


  1. AAMC Premed Navigator

All students interested in being a health care provider can gain useful information from a subscription to this list.  We strongly suggest that you subscribe today even if MD is not the specific career you seek.

 

From Dec 2018:  Perspective from medical students: Important lessons patients teach

As a busy semester comes to an end and you continue to prepare your application to medical school, it can be easy to forget what the medical profession is all about: serving patients. Read stories from medical students and residents about interacting with patients and what those experiences have taught them about becoming better physicians.  Learn more…


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