Upcoming March Events!
1. Virtual Information Sessions
3. Maternal Health Innovation Mount Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
4. Student Organizations
Friends of Doctors Without Borders at UNC
Friends of Doctors Without Borders at UNC is hosting a virtual 5k run/walk with PIH-Engage. The proceeds will help build a maternal healthcare center in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The race will take place from 2/27 through 3/1. You can run, walk, or hike anywhere you’d like! Please consider joining us by registering at: https://stridesinsolidarity.wixsite.com/virtual5k
When signing up, you can choose to purchase a t-shirt as well! The earlier you sign up, the better chances of your shirt arriving before the race.
The Neuroscience Foundation
Global Surgery Student Alliance
The Global Surgery Student Alliance chapters at Harvard University and Baylor University are teaming up to host the first ever Undergraduate Global Surgery Hackathon on February 26th and 27th, 2021. GSSA is the national student-run global surgery working group for the U.S. – we believe that students are willing and able to make significant contributions to global surgery and we hope to be a resource that facilitates those efforts.
During this event, students from across the country will join one another to tackle a real-world global surgery problem. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by and present their solution to field experts. This event is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to network and work with both students and professionals who are passionate about global surgery.
Students can sign up for the event here.
Out in STEM
Discussion with Dr. Michelle Itano of UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core
When: Wed, February 24th, 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Zoom – https://unc.zoom.us/j/95213680222
Do you want to know about cutting edge research at UNC? Are you interested in microscopy? Join UNC Out in STEM for a discussion with Dr. Michelle Itano, Director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core Facility. Dr. Itano received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from UNC-CH. Join us on February 24th at 7:30 pm to learn about the core facilities and imaging, as well as Dr. Itano’s identity as an imaging scientist and a “short, Asian female.”
Asian Health Advocacy Alliance (AHAA)
Carolina Pre-Optometry Association
Time: Feb 25, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
This is an announcement from UNC JOURney, the undergraduate research publication. We are currently accepting research submissions, and would greatly appreciate it if we could be featured on the STEM list serv with this announcement:
Are you working on undergraduate research and would like to publish your work? Submit your project to UNC JOURney, the only undergraduate research journal on campus. We publish student research in the health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, both independent and faculty-mentored. Check us out for more information at uncjourney.unc.edu! We will be accepting submissions until February 27, 2021.
5. Anti-Racism and Equity
How do we improve health outcomes and increase access to care for the people of North Carolina and beyond? Join UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and host of PBS North Carolina’s ncIMPACT public affairs program, Anita Brown-Graham for a timely conversation about health equity with Executive Director for Health Equity Dr. Crystal Cené and Program Manager Randi Towns of UNC Health. Learn how UNC Health is addressing health care disparities while developing interventions and evidence-based strategies to help change the structures, policies and practices that impede health equity in our state.
Presented in partnership with ACRED and the UNC Board of Visitors.
Maternal Health Innovation Mount Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
MAHEC has convened a learning collaborative with the vision to develop a Statewide Provider Support Network (SPSN) leveraging the expertise of Family Medicine champions to strengthen the quality of care for people in the pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception periods. The learning collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness and engage inter-professional collaboration in the provision of maternal health/well-woman care. The learning collaborative is primarily comprised of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and nurse champions as well as related providers from across North Carolina’s 6 perinatal care regions. To operationalize our efforts for sharing best practices and improving communication between obstetrical and primary care providers, we are offering a series of continuing education opportunities, and technical assistance to bridge the gap between theory and practice to advance family and community health.
Upcoming Event Topics:
Juan Prandoni, PhD, HSP-PA, LPA
We are often told to be “culturally competent” or “conscious” in our care. However, in our busy workspaces, culture can sometimes become more of an after-thought instead of a central pillar of the way in which we diagnose and care for individuals. In this webinar, participants will gain exposure to a general overview of cultural values that impact mental health of women in Latinx communities, understand how these values change through the process of acculturation, and gain practical evidence-based tools for addressing issues of culture, immigration, and acculturation in a culturally responsive and nuanced manner.
When One Patient is Actually Two
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00–7:00
Ami Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP
Many times, in the first months of life, a young family’s care is siloed between pediatric and parental health care providers. It is important to widen the vision to include the family as a whole as health issues can impact both parents and infants. This session will look at how to identify, care, or refer for concerns affecting young families.
A growing body of evidence finds increased levels of psychosocial stress and anxiety in the US population since Trump launched his 2016 US presidential campaign, especially among immigrant groups from Latin America and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries. Few studies to date, however, have evaluated the population health implications of the Trump era for foreign-born Latina and MENA women and their children. With restricted-use natality files from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), this project investigates whether periods following Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, election, and administration were associated with changes in the risk of low birth weight (LBW) among US-born infants.
Shuford Program at UNC and iNvictus Fireside Chats
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3–4:30 p.m.
6. Volunteering & Public Service
Tarheels Together: How to Safely Lend a Hand: Local Volunteering Opportunities. Do it for the cause, not the applause.
Carolina Center for Public Service
- Buckley Public Service Scholars Program – Enroll by Feb. 26!
All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period of each semester. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester.
Newly enrolled BPSS participants can begin building their portfolios by logging completed service hours and skills trainings in the semester that they enrolled even before attending an orientation.
- Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Rainbow Soccer are looking for youth sports coaches.
- Local organizations TABLE and CompostMates are recruiting drivers to help with food delivery and compost pickup.
- Connect with other food-related, senior citizen, family and COVID-19 service opportunities through the Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center.
7. Test Prep Resources
8. Summer Opportunities
9. Gap Year Opportunities
PT Tech Position
I currently work as a PT Tech at a small, outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic in Durham, and we are looking for a PT Tech to replace me now that I have gotten into school. The last five PT techs at our practice have been UNC graduates (3 EXSS majors!) taking a gap year while applying to PT school, and this work experience helped us all get into school. It is an incredible learning opportunity. The student would get plenty of experience with patient interactions and be able to ask the PTs any questions they may have, from treatment plans to insurance contracts. If any of your students are interested in the position, I have provided the contact information below. They can just reach out via email and express interest in the open PT Tech position, but if they have any questions, they are free to call our office!
The Medical Career Design Fellowship promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary pre-medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopaedic research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This fellowship will allow recent college graduates the opportunity to explore many aspects of a medical career—research, clinical practice, education, advocacy, and leadership. Each MCD Fellow spends 2 years as an essential member of our research and clinical teams, mentored by our thought-leading faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship focuses on giving the pre-medical student clinical research opportunities, advanced orthopaedic skills through clinical exposure, and mentoring for medical school applications and beyond.
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in pediatric orthopaedic patient care, education, and basic and clinical research. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at CHOP has consistently ranked among the top pediatric orthopaedic programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. CHOP orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in their fields – pioneering clinical innovations, writing textbooks, chairing courses and leading regional, national and international organizations in orthopaedics. We have 29 attending physicians, each with different subspecialties in pediatric orthopaedics.
MCD Fellow applicants applicant will be completing a BA/BS degree, pre-medical and commit for two gap years. The student must be in good academic standing and have an interest in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. The successful applicant will be responsible, motivated, intellectually curious and independent. An MCAT score, biostatistics training, and research experience are strongly valued, but not mandatory.
Award Stipend and Benefits
The recipient of this award will receive a $40,000 stipend to cover living expenses for the year, as well as $5,000 travel expenses for presenting at scientific presentations.
How to Apply
In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, undergraduate transcript and curriculum vitae to Research Manager Divya Talwar, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through April 30th. We recommend submitting an application as soon as possible. Interviews will be required as part of the selection process.
Seeking recent college grads to join an innovative, new medical scribe program in Charleston, South Carolina with a prominent local health system. Selected candidates will join a scribe program ranging from emergency medicine, outpatient medical specialties, and inpatient settings. Ideal candidates will be recent post-graduates with a strong interest in a career in healthcare, seeking to take a 1-2 year “’Gap Year” and interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience.
Selected candidates will have the opportunity to:
- Work side by side with providers, making a difference every day
- Understand all areas of healthcare delivery, experiencing a variety of cases and a variety of settings
- Gain unrivaled experience to increase competitiveness on medical school applications and other post-graduate health careers
TO APPLY: https://chartjoy.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=21
Reach out to Shannon McDonald at email@example.com for questions
Patient Services Coordinator
Deadline to apply, April 15 2021
Clinical Research Analyst to the Shoulder and Elbow Service at the Medical University of South Carolina
- Job Title: Anesthesia Assistant
- Location: Triangle Implant Center – Durham
- Start Date: May 2021
- Commitment: MWF 7am-4pm (1 year minimum)
- Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021
11. Additional Listservs and Online Community Spaces
- Campus Y
- Carolina Center for Public Service
- Diversity & Inclusion: Centers, Caucuses, and Committees
- Center for Global Initiatives
- Office for Undergraduate Research
- Study Abroad
- The Writing and Learning Center
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