Thursday, December 14, 2017

UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)

Applications are  now open for UCLA PREP. UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide pre-medical and pre-dental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there.
Components of the program include academic (MCAT/DAT prep), career guidance and personal development, clinical preceptorships, and special events. 
There is no tuition for participation. Students who must relocate to participate in the program may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds. Applications a
  • Early admission deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Regular admission deadline; March 1, 2018
  • Program dates: June 18 - July 27, 2018
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:
  • Come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background.
  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or hold a permanent resident visa, or documentation of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California
  • Minimum 2.5 science GPA for freshmen and sophomores
  • Minimum 2.8 science GPA for juniors and seniors
  • One year of biology or chemistry completed by the beginning of the program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing issues affecting underserved populations in healthcare
  • Compelling personal statement
More information:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Summer Health Professions Education Program Webinar

Thinking about applying to SHPEP? Don't miss the "Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application" webinar tomorrow night from 5:00-6:00pm. The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear from SHPEP alunni and mentors. They will also provide a quick checklist to consider before submitting your application. Visit for more information on this awesome program.

Register for the webinar:

INSIGHT Research Program Internship

The INSIGHT Research Program, a collaboration between the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Harborview Medical Center, is an intensive, eight-week summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students.

INSIGHT provides research experience and mentorship for undergraduate, graduate and first year medical students who are interested in injury research. Participants are matched to research projects  with UW Medicine faculty and work alongside peers and health professionals from across the country. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential.
  • More Info:
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Program Dates: June 11 – August 3, 2018

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MGH Institute of Health Professions Webinar on Prerequisites for Health Professions

Join MGH Institute of Health Professions for a webinar to learn more about taking online prerequisites for health professional programs including Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and other professions.
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 14th, 5:00pm EST

Monday, December 11, 2017

Emory Healthcare’s Hospital Summer Internship

Emory Healthcare’s Hospital Summer Internship is an 11 week, full time administrative internship program designed to provide young leaders with a comprehensive learning experience at a premier academic health system. Program participants will be exposed to hospital operations and leadership through project based work. Project opportunities will vary and will reflect both the participant’s learning goals and the needs of the organization. Prior to beginning the internship, the intern will finalize goals, expectations, and evaluation criteria with Executive Leadership and the Internship Program Manager. In addition to project work, candidates will have the opportunity to attend senior leadership meetings, gain exposure to other hospitals within the system, attend lunch and learns with current administrative fellows, and have the opportunity to formally present their project to the hospitals’ executive leadership team.

The Emory Healthcare Hospital Summer Internship is aimed at highly motivated individuals who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program and are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study Abroad Opportunity: Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences Program

From the NBB Department Facebook page:  
The Emory Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences Summer Study Abroad Program in Dharmsala and Mundgod, India will be coordinating a five-week long study abroad opportunity that brings together the best of both western science and the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Participants have the opportunity to engage in the ongoing dialogue between modern science and Tibetan Buddhism both in class and in direct interaction with Tibetan monks and nuns studying neuroscience, biology and physics. This program has attracted students from a wide range of majors at Emory as the coursework includes the study of Tibetan culture, Tibetan medicine, Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and secular ethics.
  • Applications open: December 15, 2017
  • Application deadline: January 29, 2018
  • More info: Email Michelle Heker at

Reach Out and Read Volunteer Opportunity with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

The 2017 Reach Out and Read (ROR) Holiday Book Drive, sponsored by Emory University’s PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding, is right around the corner and looking for volunteers!

What is Reach Out and Read?  
The ROR Program is a partnership between Emory University’s PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding to provide new books to low-income children ages 6 months to 5 years during their visit with their pediatrician.  The pediatrician prescribes a new book to the patients as medicine for the brain, body, and overall health to promote academic readiness one new book at a time! Visit to learn more.

Why a holiday book drive?
This book drive allows the ROR Program to obtain more new books to serve thousands of low-income children seen at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding. In-store book donations from customers during the book drive help us continue to provide children with new books to prepare them to be successful developmentally and academically. 

When is the ROR Holiday Book Drive taking place?
  • November 25th - December 17th
  • Every Saturday from 11am-3pm 
  • Every Sunday from 11am-3pm 
  • There are 8 dates to choose from for the ROR Holiday Book Drive (two sets of 2-hour slots to choose from per day), so feel free to sign up for multiple days if you would like to do so. 
Where is the ROR Holiday Book Drive taking place?
  • Barnes and Noble Perimeter Area Bookstore
  • 120 Perimeter Center West, Suite #300  Atlanta, GA 30346
What responsibilities do volunteers have?
Volunteers are the heart of the holiday book drive donation event. They are looking for friendly, energetic, and personable volunteers to:
  • Be committed to volunteering for a 2-hour time slot on the specific day(s) you’ve signed up for and be on time.
  • Greet customers/manage the ROR information table. 
  • All volunteers should encourage customers to donate a NEW book or books to the Reach Out and Read program as they check out. 
  • Read books for story telling time and do games and crafts to accompany the book reading. Books, instructions and materials will be provided to volunteers. Themes to choose from include: Animals, Ballet, Curious George, Dr. Seuss, Ezra Jack Keats books, The Giving Tree, Healthy Lives (includes Hungry Caterpillar), Holiday Cookies, Pete the Cat, and What's In a Doctor's Bag.
How do I sign up to volunteer?

2. Decide the day and timeslot you are interested in

3. Decide which activity you would like to do for that volunteer period

4. Click the “Sign Up” square by the corresponding slot

5. Click the “Submit and Sign Up” button at the bottom of the page and this will take you to the screen to enter: your name, phone number& email address. Only your name will be shown to other volunteers.

6. Click “Sign up NOW!”

Do you have a specific talent (singing, playing an instrument, magic tricks, etc.)?
If the answer is YES, we would love to have you sign up as a 1 hour “Special Performance” for our book drive! Please send an email briefly describing the talent to Faythe Edmunds at and sign up on the link provided above for an available time between 12:00-3:00 pm each weekend.

Who do I contact if I have more questions or want more information?  
Faythe Edmunds (ROR Program Coordinator), can be reached via phone or email. Feel free to text for any immediate issues or questions that may arise.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Pediatric/Infectious Disease Research Opportunity

Interested in pediatrics and/or infectious disease research? Dr. Courtney Charvat is seeking a student to assist with a research project. The project will assess adequacy of samples for respiratory viral panels at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Position Details:

  • Applicants should have at 2 afternoons a week (or a full day once a week) for reviewing slides in the microbiology lab (though they can go according to their own schedule).
  • Selected applicant will need to complete CITI training.
  • Selected applicant will begin reviewing slides in late December or early January and the project will run through the end of April.
Interested applicants should email Dr. Charvat to indicate their interest. Please include a resume.

Contact: Dr. Courtney Charvat, Resident in Pediatrics
Phone: (504) 376-4909

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program

Applications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program for the Summer 2018 term are now open. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Opportunitites with Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services Program

The University of Northern Iowa’s Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services program is an extraordinary opportunity for university and college-age students to participate in a worthwhile and valuable service learning experience. Camp Adventure provides a wide array of opportunities to serve children and youth, integrate theory with practice, develop new knowledge, skills and competencies, as well as to be a part of a worthwhile endeavor.

Participating students have traveled to over 150 program sites in 19 countries, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China, and across the United States. Students' living expenses and travel are paid.  The largest program takes place during the summer months for approximately 10 weeks. Contact if you'd like to find out how to get involved!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Summer Health Professions Education Program Application is Live!

The Summer Health Professions Education Program application process is underway for potential scholars! The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free, six-week academic enrichment program that includes a rigorous curriculum, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The goal of SHPEP 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. Visit for more information and to get started on your application!

Register and join Part II of the SHPEP webinar, to hear important steps to take in order to successfully complete the SHPEP application. The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear directly from SHPEP alumni members and mentors who craft letters of recommendations for potential SHPEP scholars. They will also provide a quick checklist to consider before hitting the submit button on your SHPEP applications.

Webinar Info:

Spring MCAT Classes Through Examkrackers

Atlanta MCAT classes are filling fast! Courses offered at Emory & GA Tech. Schedule available at

Questions? Call Janis Stott @ 386-864-1245 or email