Tuesday, March 13, 2018

USC Occupational Therapy Virtual Information Session

All students interested in Occupational Therapy are cordially invited to attend an online information session for the University of Southern California Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy program. The entry-level program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than Occupational Therapy.

At this virtual information session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Admissions Director Dr. Liz Carley, Assistant Director of Admissions Dr. Erin McIntyre, and a student ambassador. The session will be held online in a live chat format so participants will be able to ask questions and interact directly with these USC administrative and educational leaders.
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 29 at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST)
  • To RSVP: Email info@chan.usc.edu. You will receive the link to the online info session two days prior to the event.

Casa de Esperanza's Hands of Hope Year-Long Internship

Hands of Hope, Casa de Esperanza’s internship program, is recruiting upcoming and recent college graduates who have a desire to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children. This program brings together approximately 25 young adults annually to live and work with some of society’s most vulnerable children. Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes. Applications for the Hands of Hope Internship are accepted year-round.

Ensuring the safety of the children in placement and meeting their emotional and developmental needs are the primary responsibilities of the Hands of Hope Interns. Additional responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. The Hands of Hope Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

The skills cultivated while participating in the Hands of Hope internship program are excellent life and work experiences for individuals pursuing careers in social work, medicine, psychology, education, public health, non-profit management, and social justice.

NBB Undergraduate Research Position in the Wharton Lab

From the NBB Facebook page:

The Wharton Lab in the Emory School of Medicine Department of Neurology is seeking one NBB undergraduate student for fast-paced clinical Alzheimer's Disease Research Lab. The student would work with the ASCEND and HEART studies.

Responsibilities will include:
-Processing spinal fluid and blood (approximately 50% of time spent in lab)
-Study recruitment (i.e., study screening calls, staffing recruitment events)
-Cognitive testing facilitation and scoring
-Escorting study participants
-Data entry and participant file management

Lab Requirements:
-Available to start with the lab this summer (preferably able to start ASAP to be trained by summer)
-Preferable 2-year commitment (seeking rising juniors or sophomores)
-10-12 hours per week
-Morning availability
-Able to drive/commute to location at 12 Executive Park Dr

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Manot Cave Dig Summer Opportunity

The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Ben Gurion University invite pre-dental and other pre-health students to join them for this unique summer opportunity (NOT a medical mission trip) to help with an archaeological dig that is contributing to  knowledge in craniofacial development and human development.  

Are you interested in a different type of international trip?  Join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel to be part of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to better understand how knowledge in craniofacial development can inform us about archaeology and anthropology.  The research team has published preliminary findings in Nature (28 January 2015) that has garnered interest around the world.  Additional information can be gleaned from the project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manotcaveproject/

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is a partner in this dig with Ben Gurion University and is organizing two volunteer student groups to assist in the research in the month of July.  The costs for participation are $1,000 plus travel costs if the student wants to stay for 2 weeks or 3 weeks.  Meals and lodging are included.
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Contact Information: For specific details and information, please contact Yvonne McDermott (ypm@case.edu , subject "Manot 2018").

Friday, March 9, 2018

Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine Reception

Emory Pre-Medical students are invited to attend a reception hosted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Admissions Office. Dr. Allan Gelber, Chair of the M.D. Admissions Committee and Dr. Shari Lawson, Assistant Dean of Stuent Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs, will give a brief overview of the SOM and the admissions process. Other members of the admissions office will be there as well, along with alumni of Johns Hopkins SOM.

The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA.
  • Date/Time: March 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
  • Deadline to RSVP: March 19, 2018
  • To RSVP: Email somadmiss@jhmi.edu

1-2 Gap Year Research Opportunity at UC Davis Medical Center

The Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory at UC Davis studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The TCAN Lab is currently recruiting Junior Specialists in 3 different positions at the UC Davis Medical Center:
  • Duration of Untreated Psychosis Specialist
  • Early Psychosis Study Coordinator
  • Early Psychosis Technical Specialist
Applicants are encouraged to apply to one or more of the positions depending on interest level and qualifications. You can only be considered for the positions for which you apply, so please read the detailed descriptions of each position. Positions have a one year appointment with an additional year based on performance, and they strongly consider applicants who are able to consider a two year commitment. 

Good Pill Pharmacy Volunteers Needed

Good Pill Pharmacy, a partner organization of SIRUM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that gets unused medicine to people who can’t afford it, is currently seeking student volunteers. Good Pill fills prescriptions for uninsured and low-income patients in Georgia as the first pharmacy to operate completely with donated medicine under Georgia’s new Donated Drug Repository Program.

Good Pill Pharmacy are looking for committed volunteers or work-study students who can work 5-10 hours per week. Volunteers help with inventory management and work on special projects to improve workflow and communications with community partners. 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@sirum.org with the email subject as "Good Pill Volunteer".

Seniors: Submit Your Personal or Artistic Reflections for Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate is a unique Commencement tradition celebrating Emory undergraduates’ academic and personal growth at Emory University and sending them into the world with blessings.  You can see last year’s Baccalaureate ceremony here.

This year’s Baccalaureate will be led by the Class of 2018 and will celebrate the extraordinary gifts they contribute to Emory. This multireligious and polycultural rite of passage is a time of thanksgiving for those who have imparted wisdom, nurtured creativity, and fostered personal discovery and growth. Graduating students are invited to contribute to the Baccalaureate ceremony by offering their personal reflections, music, dance, art, or other expressions of growth and celebration.
  • More info: http://bit.ly/2tuQnS9
  • Deadline to submit personal or artistic reflection: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kaplan's "Wanna Be a Doctor Week"

Sign up for Kaplan's "Wanna be a Doctor Week" to attend free, interactive, live online sessions and enter to win prizes. Hear from a panel of successful medical school applicants, get advice on extracurriculars and research, learn tips for the personal statement, and attend an MCAT boot camp!

Summer Research Assistant Position at George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on children's imagination and their social development. 

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by lab PI, Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Academic credit may be available.

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends.

University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Internship

The Learning Research and Development Center (LDRC) at the University of Pittsburgh invites undergraduate students who are interested in gaining research experience in learning sciences to participate in their summer internship program. A large number of potential faculty mentors offer a variety of research experiences in a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of learning scientists. The LDRC Summer Internship will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs, and will include professional development seminars run by the internship director, other faculty, and LRDC graduate students. Professional development programs include topics such as applying to graduate school, writing a research statement, writing a CV, the imposter phenomenon, stereotype threat, and presenting research.

Positions Available for Summer Treatment Program at FIU

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University is seeking to fill positions for their 2018 Summer Treatment Program. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning problems, and related behavior problems. Available positions for undergraduates include Counselors, Classroom Aides, and Research Assistants. Opportunities are also available for applicants interested in working with children at-risk for pediatric obesity through the Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention Program (HIP).

Community Action Poverty Simulation with Urban Health Initiative

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families, but unless a person has truly experienced poverty, it's difficult to understand. Please join Urban Health Initiative in experiencing the challenges of poverty and homeless at their Community Action Poverty Simulation. Their mission is to bring together students, faculty, community members, and representatives from local organizations to begin a dialogue of addressing the daily challenges faced by many who live with disparity in our community.

This is a FREE event and all are welcome! Registration is required.

The Urban Health Initiative is also looking for volunteers to help assist throughout the simulation. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Brittany Evans.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pre-Health Info Session Hosted by PHMO Peer Mentors

Stop by Harris Parlor tonight to talk all things pre-health with PHMO Peer Mentors, Kevin Lu, Amanda Delgado, and Akash Patel!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Research Assistant Position in the Dilks Lab

From the NBB Facebook page:

The Dilks Lab at Emory University is looking for a Research Assistant to begin in Summer 2018. The Dilks Lab investigates how the visual brain is organized, how this organization gets wired up in development, and how it changes in adulthood. To address these questions, the lab uses a variety of methods, including psychophysics, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), as well as a variety of populations, including typical children, typical adults, and individuals with developmental disorders such as Williams Syndrome and Autism. The Research Assistant for Summer 2018 will primarily focus on projects investigating the development of the visual system, both using behavior and fMRI.

The ideal candidate has:
· Strong math/programming/computational skills
· An interest in working with children
· Excellent academic credentials
· Outstanding organizational skills
· A desire to continue education beyond the undergraduate degree,
· A clear interest in developing research skills
Candidates must be able to commit 10-12 hours per week, and must be able to continue this commitment for at least one year. This is not a paid position, but academic credit can be arranged. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop research skills as an undergraduate. 

If you think your qualifications and interests would be a good fit, send a resume to fkamps@emory.edu. In your email, please include:
  1. Undergraduate courses taken in psychology, neuroscience, or related fields, along with the grades you earned in those courses
  2. Any relevant experience with research, programming, or math
  3. A brief statement of why you are interested in working in the Dilks Lab.

Apply to be an IDEAS Fellow

Are you interested in creating a more integrated liberal arts experience for yourself and others? Would you like to think about and discuss the value and meaning of the liberal arts with other interested students and faculty? Would you like to be a part of a vibrant intellectual community? Then apply to be an IDEAS fellow!

The Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) Fellowship brings together undergradautes who want to learn to think across and between disciplines and make their own liberal arts experience more coherent. Questions? Contact ideas@emory.edu.  

Vanderbilt School of Medicine Campus Visit

To see the full list of Campus Visits scheduled for the Spring, click the link below. More visits will be added as they are scheduled.  https://emoryphmo.blogspot.com/p/campus-visits.html

Apply to be an Instructor for Kaplan

Kaplan is currently scouring Atlanta for MCAT test prep teachers. Students who scored at or near the  90th percentile on the MCAT and are looking for part-time work are encouraged to check out this opportunity.

Emory School of Medicine Hamilton E. Holmes, MD Memorial Lecture Series

Join the Emory University School of Medicine for the 14th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes, MD Memorial Lecture Series. This lecture honors the man who was the first African-American student to enroll at the Emory School of Medicine and graduate with the Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Holmes was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and associate dean of Emory University School of Medicine.

This year’s guest lecturer is Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School. 
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 5:00pm 
  • Location: Emory School of Medicine, Room 110

Apply to Alpha Epsilon Delta -- Nation's Largest Pre-Health Honor Society!

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the largest U.S. health preprofessional honor society serving all students in pursuit of a career in healthcare. AED is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community. 

The minimum qualifications for applicants include: 
  1. Achievement of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) science and overall GPA
  2. Complete at least three semesters of college credit as of March 2018 (only sophomore, junior, and senior students are eligible to apply)
A complete application includes:
  1. Completion of the attached application membership form.
  2. An updated resume or CV
  3. Check or money order of $80 made payable to “Emory University.” Other payment methods will NOT be accepted.
  4. Please submit the above three items to Mallory Joynt at the PHMO Office (B. Jones Center, suite 204). **Please look for a folder outside of Ms. Joynt's office that says "AED Application." 
Application Deadline Wednesday, March 28th at 5:00pm 
Application Cover Form: http://bit.ly/2FdbCgr
Membership Form: http://bit.ly/2H5JJU1 (*Form must be downloaded before you can fill it in. Answers must be typed.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AED President Sharon Hsieh at sharon.hsieh@emory.edu.

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford Summer Pharmacy Institute

Looking for a summer opportunity related to pharmacy? The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). The SPI allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.

Columbia University - Bioethics Info Session

During this online information session with the Columbia University School of Profession Studies, Academic Director Dr. Robert Klitzman and faculty will define bioethics and describe the program's experience and learning outcomes. Dr. Klitzman will highlight two new program options: a fully online option and an option to complete the program through a combination of online coursework and multi-day intensive study in San Francisco.

The CSPM Podiatry Experience: Summer Immersion Program

The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is proud to sponsor a three-day podiatry workshop that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.  During the Podiatry Experience workshop, students will shadow faculty and students in a variety of clinical settings, participate in MCAT prep, learn about the admission process, and participate in a hands-on clinical day.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Western Michigan University School of Medicine Campus Visit

To see the full list of Campus Visits scheduled for the Spring, click the link below. More visits will be added as they are scheduled.  https://emoryphmo.blogspot.com/p/campus-visits.html