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:

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.
  • To apply: Email a resume and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Louis Kuchnir at  
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 18th 2018
  • Interviews: Conducted on-campus or via Skype in February through early March. 
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. 

For more information, please visit their website at or feel free to contact Cristina Foschi at with any questions.  

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:
  • 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
  • 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:   

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Todd Miner at 

Destination Public Health: Rollins Fall Open House

Destination Public Health is a one-day recruitment event open to anyone interested in learning more about public health and the offerings at Rollins. This year, the event will take place Saturday, October 21, 2017. The program includes:
  • Talks from professors and the dean of admissions
  • Department-specific break-out sessions led by advisors
  • Meeting professors and current students
  • A tour of Rollins
  • Getting your admissions questions answered
Visit the Destination Public Health webpage for more information.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cancer Biology and Translational Oncology 4+1 MS Program at Emory

Are you interested in cancer? Cancer research? The Biology Department has a great way for you to learn all about it, and earn a Master's Degree in Cancer Biology and Translational Oncology through their 4+1 program. Learn more: 
Email with any questions!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Emory Center For Ethics: Summer in Italy

Earn an Experiential Learning Certificate in Ethics with a concentration in Medicine, Bioethics, Healing, and the Arts through the Center for Ethics Summer Study in Italy, a collaboration between Emory University’s College of Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine.

To learn more about the program, eligibility, certification benefits, and the application timeline, check out the program brochure ( and attend one of the upcoming info sessions (details below).
  • Next Info Session Date/Time: Thursday, October 26th at 5:00pm
  • Location: Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Room 150

Public Health: The 2017-2018 ASPPH Digital Viewbook is Now Available

The 2017-2018 Digital Viewbook features 100+ CEPH-Accredited schools and programs of public health. More importantly it provides students with FREE access to the types of degrees, program offerings, and application information for each of the schools featured. Students can request a copy here:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Research Opportunities in the Canine Cognitive Neuroscience Lab


 From the NBB Department Facebook Page:

"This is a long post but start with "Do you love dogs?" If that answer is YES, read on!

This year the Canine Cognitive Neuroscience Lab plans to continue research using awake, unrestrained fMRI to investigate concepts in domestic dogs. There are two ongoing projects in the lab, both of which would be beneficial for an undergraduate researcher to participate in:

The first project is investigating associative learning rates in the brain based on the presentation of three different modalities of stimuli. This study requires that the dog participate in three different MRI scans, during which an experimenter is required to control the presentation of stimuli to the dogs during fMRI data acquisition. The second study will be examining how dogs process two dimensional and three-dimensional objects, and whether they treat 2D and 3D objects as equivalent stimuli. A researcher is required to control the presentation of 2D and 3D stimuli to the dog during fMRI data acquisition. 

Aside from conducting experiments, an undergraduate researcher would learn how to process and analyze fMRI data, as well as introductory python programing. Undergraduates who enter the lab begin by learning the basics of MRI, how to run scripts on the computer, as well as basic canine anatomy. All members of the lab, graduate and undergraduate, work on drawing masks over the regions of interest of the brain based on the hypotheses of the study. Undergraduate researchers will learn how to integrate computer scripts with basic python to parse timing files created during the presentation of stimuli. After learning to process data, students will analyze the results to generate design matrices with the appropriate contrasts of interest for the current study. 

Undergraduates will learn the skills necessary for the preprocessing, analyses, and completion of a study. However, student researchers will also have the opportunity to design their own study. There are several possibilities for future fMRI studies of canines, as well as an available pool of canine subjects with which to conduct behavioral studies. Additionally, recent contacts at the Atlanta Zoo have offered the opportunity to conduct research with other nonhuman animals investigating cognition and behavior.

Should an undergraduate wish to capitalize on this opportunity, they will have support for the design and implementation of their project. Undergraduates who have participated in research in the past have presented posters about their individual projects at the SIRE program’s research fair at Emory University, and have also had the opportunity to be co-authors on manuscripts submitted for publication.
To find out more about the Laboratory, visit:
To fill out a form letting us know about you and your interest in joining the lab, visit:"

Monday, October 2, 2017

Non Profit Networking Night

Great opportunity to learn about service oriented gap year(s) positions!
  • Date: October 4th, 2017
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Location: Cox Hall Ballroom