Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Health Professions Week - Nov 6-10

Health Professions Week (HPW) is next week! HPW offers students interested in a health professions career the chance to explore 21 diverse, rewarding professions through a series of FREE online and in-person events. By registering, students will have the opportunity to chat virtually with practitioners and current students about what each profession has to offer, hear a keynote address from Dr. Kameron Matthews, network in-person with healthcare professionals through a Community Connect Day, and best of all, have a chance to win great prizes like one of five $1,000 education scholarships from Sallie Mae!

Check out the full events schedule here: https://explorehealthcareers.org/hpw-events-schedule/

The PHMO will be celebrating Health Professions Week with several on campus events! See the details below:
  • Peer Mentor Tabling at Wonderful Wednesday: Stop by our table at Wonderful Wednesday to grab some candy and speak with a peer mentor about the various career options in the health professions 
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8, from 11:30-1:00pm 
  • Health Professions Hop: The Health Professions Hop is a formal reception where Emory undergraduate students have the opportunity to mingle with current healthcare professionals. This is an opportunity for the Emory undergraduates to get advice from healthcare practitioners and gain insight into various fields of healthcare. First year students will receive PACE credit.
  • PHMO Chili Cook-Off: Stop by the PHMO to celebrate the culmination of Health Professions Week at the PHMO Chili Cook-Off! Students will have the opportunity to sample some delicious chili made by the PHMO staff and vote on your favorite. Additionally, peer mentors and advisors will be on hand to answer pre-health questions. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win fun prizes from the Princeton Review, NextStep Test Prep! One grand prize winner will receive a FREE Kaplan test prep course (MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, PCAT, etc.)
    • Date/Time: Friday, November 10, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm
    • Location: PHMO (B. Jones Suite 204)
Check back on the blog each day to read about our "Health Profession of the Day" and learn more information about the numerous career options in the health professions.

Post Bacc and Summer STEM Research Opportunities

Check out these two resources for summer and post-bacc research opportunities from the Emory Office of Undergraduate Research Programs:  

  • Pathway to Science:  Utilize the STEM Programs Search through www.pathwaytoscience.org to find summer research opportunities or grant sources for research projects!
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have great opportunitites for post-bac and summer research opportunitites in STEM disciplines. For more information about their paid, full-time Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars program, go to broad.io/bcgs. For more information about their summer research program, check out broad.io/bsrp.
Interested in learning more about research opportunities around the country? Check out the Undergraduate Research Programs website and follow them on Facebook!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Two-Year Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health

Exciting employment opportunity for graduating seniors interested in careers in medicine or psychology:
The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is recruiting applicants for two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships with employment beginning in June 2018.

MBDU conducts research using fMRI data to study pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on major depressive disorder in children and adolescents. IRTA Fellows are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients.

A detailed ad can be found here: http://bit.ly/2gMs5NE. Interested applicants should complete the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/KTMM4Qwc3XxrJHaw2 and forward an updated resume or CV and unofficial transcript to aria.vitale@nih.gov by December 15, 2017.

Applicants should also complete the NIH’s universal IRTA application by January 15, 2018 to be considered for this position: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gap Year Research Opportunities with ORISE

ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) is a great place to find research opportunities for your gap year! ORISE offers various research positions from government departments in the US such as the CDC, FDA, and DOE. The program is tailored toward recent college graduates and provides a monthly stipend as salary. There are opportunities at plenty of locations and the application process is seamless - you submit directly through the position on the online portal. Visit their website for more information:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

GlobeMed's Zombie 5K Fundraiser

GlobeMed is an Emory student organization which strives towards achieving global health equity. On October 28th, GlobeMed is hosting their annual Zombie 5K fundraiser! This is a fun event for the Halloween season and all the proceeds go to the Migrant Assistance Program in Thailand, an organization which provides Burmese migrants with the healthcare access they deserve.

To purchase a ticket, visit https://tinyurl.com/gmzombie5k2017.

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Online and in-person tutoring and test prep company, Tutor the People, is accepting applications for their ongoing Pre-Med Scholarship. The recipient will be awarded $1,000 payable to their current undergraduate or future medical school tuition.
To apply, students must submit a 300-500 word essay answering the question "How will an MD degree help you achieve your life goals?". Essays should be saved in PDF format and emailed to scholarships@tutorthepeople.com with the subject "TTP Pre-Med Scholarship 2018". Applications for the 2018 scholarship are due August 1, 2018.
For more information, visit Tutor the People's website: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

MEDLIFE Pre-Health Panel

MEDLIFE at Emory invites students to attend their PreHealth Panel this Thursday to learn more about how to prepare to apply to graduate medical programs! Panelists will include an advisor from the Pre-Health Mentoring Office, a practicing physician, and two seniors who are currently in the application process! Additionally, this will be an opportunity for students to learn more about MEDLIFE at Emory and find out how to participate in local and global volunteer trips.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Learning Opportunity from the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is hosting a new Teach-Out, Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategies, beginning on Monday, October 23. This free, online event is open to participants around the world, free of charge. The Teach-Out will connect you to the University of Michigan in conversation around the epidemic of sleep deprivation. Participants will:
  • Learn how sleep works, why it is important, and what are bad sleep habits
  • Hear solutions you can start immediately to sleep better for the rest of your life 
  • Understand strategies to help family and friends improve their sleep 
  • Learn to advocate for the sleep health of your community
A Teach-Out is a short online learning experience, focused on a specific current issue. Teach-Outs are interactive and multimodal. They can be absorbed at your leisure, at the times and places that suit you best. Information is conveyed by videos or podcasts of talks, discussions, or interviews. Discussion boards, self-assessment, and self-monitoring of your newly improved sleep habits are all made available in this Teach-Out. Attendees will come together over a few days not only to learn about sleep deprivation, but also to gain skills not often taught in other settings. Like all Teach-Outs, this one on sleep deprivation is open to the world and designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and thoughtful conversation. This event is an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to a pressing, basic challenge for our global modern community: how to get a good night’s sleep.

For additional information or to enroll: https://www.coursera.org/learn/sleepdeprivation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program

Interested in taking a gap year? The Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program is an excellent clinical experience perfect for those interested in pursuing an interactive, patient-oriented gap year for 14- or 26-months before medical school matriculation! Kuchnir Dermatology is looking for highly energetic students passionate about patient care with an aspiration to become a well-rounded physician. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the life-long learning that is required once matriculating to medical school.

Students in the program learn about Dermatology by scribing for physicians, coordinating patient care, and attending educational events. This unique opportunity allows students to develop strong interpersonal skills with patients along with a solid foundation of the healthcare system, especially the intricacies of administrative work that go into achieving high-quality patient care. The program offers positions in the Boston area along with a few opportunities out-of-state. 

Please note that the time commitment is from June 2018 – July 2019 or July 2020 depending on the desire to complete one or two gap years. Please also note that you must have a valid driver’s license and a car, as all clinics are not accessible by public transportation. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Write a Great Personal Statement Webinar

Join the AAMC and NRMN for their latest career development webinar on writing a personal statement.

The Personal Statement introduces you to the admissions committee – as a budding scientist and as a person. The goal of this webinar is to provide some general guidelines and important information about the personal statement so that your statement successfully introduces you to the committee. Presenters will explain why applicants for any program are required to write a statement and will review the different types of statements including a personal history, a research statement, a statement of purpose, or a combination of all three. Speakers will highlight the major Personal Statement elements that every admissions committee wants to see, and finally, they will present an outline for a sample personal statement.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Career Discover Days - Orientation Sessions Next Week

Interested in shadowing a healthcare professional? Check out the Career Center's Career Discovery Days program, designed to help Emory students learn what “it is really like” to work in a particular job, industry or organization by providing the opportunity to shadow a professional for a day. Shadowing opportunities will be available both locally and across the country.
Students are required to attend one of the orientation sessions next week in order to be eligible to apply. Students who apply and are matched with a host are required to participate in the program. Shadowing can be completed between November 2017 - January 2018.

Atlanta campus students: Please see the image above for orientation dates, times, and locations.

Oxford campus students: Please see below for orientation dates, times, and locations:
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6p-7p in Oxford Library 230
  • Tuesday, October 17, 7p-8p in Oxford Library 230
  • Friday, October 20, 11a-12p, Hossain-Kabir Room in the Student Center (Candler Hall)
You must RSVP on Handshake for the Orientation Session you plan to attend.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Genetic Counseling Camp

Considering a career in healthcare? Interested in learning more about Genetic Counseling? Check out Genetic Counseling Camp, hosted by the Georgia Association of Genetic Counselors. Genetic Counseling Camp is a two-day interactive seminar designed to help students learn more about the genetic counseling profession, how to apply to graduate programs, and what career opportunities are available for genetic counselors. 

Click here to see the event flyer:  http://bit.ly/2hBp6UF
  • Date/Time: Friday, December 15th (9:00am-3:00pm) and December 16th (8:00am-12:00pm)
  • Location: Emory University (1462 Clifton Road, Suite 310)
  • RSVP: Email gagccamp@gmail.com
  • Cost: $15 (includes breakfast on both days and lunch on Saturday)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Winter Break Clinical Opportunity - Colorado SOM Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Class

Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work, wilderness medicine, or global health? Explore the great outdoors and learn from physicians who work around the world through the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Emergency & Wilderness Medicine class. The Winter class takes place January 2-13, 2018.

Taught by Colorado' s Medical School faculty and physicians, this course offers:
·      Med school labs  
·      ER shadowing               
·      CPR certification
·      EMS ride-alongs
·      Med school campus tour               
 ·     Optional academic credit
·      Wilderness First Responder Certification
·      Health profession talks from docs, nurses, PAs, and admission directors, 
·      Rocky Mountain camp experience (hike, snowshoe, sled, snowcaves, etc.)
Space is limited so early registration is recommended.  The deadline to apply for need-based scholarships and early bird discounts is October 31, 2017.

To enroll, apply for a need-based scholarship, or simply to learn more please check out: https://www.coloradowm.org/courses/pre-med/colorado-emergency-wilderness-medicine/   

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Todd Miner at todd.miner@ucdenver.edu.