HPA December 2014 Newsletter

LMU Center for Student Success
Health Professions Advising
Hello LMU Students,
Applications for the LMU Health Professions Committee letter open in mid-December
for those students applying to medical or dental school summer 2015!
If you are intending to apply to health professional schools, the health professions
committee letter will not only strengthen your application but the Health Professions
Advisory Committee will provide you with constructive feedback on your personal
statement, interviewing skills, and other aspects of your portfolio. For more details, visit:
Please send an email to [email protected] stating your intent to apply and be sure to
work on your autobiography over the winter break. See website for more info.
We want to wish you good luck on finals and have a great holiday break!
Thank you,
Dr. Liz, Tami and Darin
LMU Health Professions
Thursday Jan 15th at Convo
o Welcome Back Talk by Dr. Liz and LMU students who went through the
Committee Letter/Western Linkage Program and Information on Pre-health Clubs
to join this semester
Thursday Jan 22nd at Convo
o FIRST General Meeting Pre-Health Honors Society - AED
o All are welcome
o Come learn about exciting things the club will offer this semester
UCLA Medical Center CARE EXTENDER Program
Sign-ups for winter 2015 Orientations are FILLING UP FAST! You must RSVP online for the
MANDATORY orientation session if you wish to apply to the program!
Sign Up Here:
Wednesday, January 7th 7 PM to 9 PM (Ronald Reagan Hospital)
Thursday, January 8th from 7 PM to 9 PM (Ronald Reagan Hospital)
Sunday, January 11th from 9 AM to 11 AM (Ronald Reagan Hospital)
To sign up for one of the sessions, please click and follow directions on this link:
Interested in the medical field? Apply to join the UCLA Medical Center Care Extenders Medical
Internship Program today.
The Care Extender Program provides opportunities for volunteers to experience health care from a clinical
perspective through patient contact and volunteer involvement. Care Extenders are trained to assist Medical
Center staff, who, in turn, are able to share their personal experiences with their volunteers.
Time spent in the program proves invaluable because it provides each Care Extender with "in-the-trenches"
experience in a real hospital setting. Care Extenders are respected as professional members of a patient care
team. As a result, they gain an insiders' understanding of the operations of the hospital- an experience which
helps them determine their specific course for future studies.
Below are the steps to becoming a Care Extender:
-To qualify, you must be 18 years or older, currently attend college or already have a degree.
-Attend a mandatory orientation/application session (by reservation only) and submit the complete application
at the end of that session
-If selected, attend an interview session.
-Upon acceptance into the program (requires one year commitment), you must attend a mandatory training
session. You will also need to get CPR certified by the American Heart Association, complete a 2-step TB test,
and have proof of MMR vaccination and Varicella vaccination (or proof of history of chicken pox).
To sign up for one of the sessions, please click and follow directions on this link:
Orientations will be held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, in the Tamkin Auditorium. You should
bring a pen to the orientation so that you may complete the application, and you may use your resume for as a
reference - resumes will not be collected. Dress is casual.
Hackensack University Medical Center offers an 8-10 week research internship during the
summer to 2-3 outstanding undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and first year medical students
interested in gaining clinical research experience in the following areas of pediatrics:
• Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
• Rheumatology
• Hematology-Oncology
• Endocrinology
The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical
Center offers pre-medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on
one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty. The primary focus of this
internship is clinical research and writing. Each departmental track of the program will grant
admission to 2-3 students. These students will have the unique opportunity to join a faculty
member in completing an ongoing research project and/or create a new project proposal with
his or her mentor's guidance. Research Interns will also gain valuable insight into the
publication process, including opportunities to participate in co-authorship of research projects
in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.
While participating in the program, interns will be invited and encouraged to attend pediatric
grand rounds as well as other lectures of interest available through the Department of
Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. There will also be opportunities for
students to shadow clinical staff members throughout the program to provide clinical exposure.
Students who are interested in science, medicine, and clinical research are encouraged to apply
to the 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship. The internship is open to undergraduates,
post baccalaureate and first year medical students. The ideal applicant is a student aspiring to
attend a graduate program in medicine with a strong academic record and an interest in
Application Requirements and Qualifications:
Application materials must include a completed online application, a resume, unofficial
transcript, and two letters of academic recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be
sent directly from the letter writers. All materials should be sent electronically
to [email protected]
Application Process:
All application materials must be submitted and received by March 1, 2015. All applicants will
be notified regarding acceptance early in April. Apply now!
Program Dates:
Each applicant is required to make at least a full-time, eight-week commitment. Start and
completion dates are flexible.
Contact Information:
The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship is coordinated by Dr. Ginger Janow. Questions
regarding the internship and/or application process should be directed
[email protected]
Science and Technology Directorate
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology
Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring
in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research
experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows
students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is
open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM
Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Deadline: December 22, 2014
For other opportunities see:
The deadline for all programs is January 31, 2015.
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons — Programs for Future
Physicians and Scientists Summer Public Health Scholars The program is
designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent
baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who
have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public
Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and
immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars
and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members,
ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a
career option.
University of Michigan, School of Public Health — Financial Aid Services Future
Public Health Leaders Program The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public
Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to
consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in
their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals
and are in good academic standing in their area of study. The program includes
public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience,
seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
Morehouse College — Public Health Sciences Institute (PHSI) Project IMHOTEP
Summer Research Internships Project IMHOTEP is an eleven-week internship
designed to increase the knowledge and skills of rising juniors and seniors and
recent graduates of an undergraduate institution in biostatistics, epidemiology, and
occupational safety and health. Applicants must be current juniors, seniors, or
recent graduates (within one year) of an undergraduate institution.
Kennedy Krieger Institute — RISE Programs Maternal and Child Health
Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement The Maternal and Child
Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP)
Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to
eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. This program's ultimate goal
is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly
qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on
a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12
months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to
the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are
encouraged to apply.
YOU Can Become An
Anesthesiologist Assistant
in just 2 years!
Application Deadline is January 15, 2015
Short version, the requirements are:
• Bachelor's degree (yes, spring 2015 graduates can apply!)
• 10 prerequisites (most are part of a biology or chemistry degree)
• MCAT score of 20 or above (must take by end of January 2015)
You can APPLY as long as all prerequisite courses and undergraduate degree are
done by May 2015, before the program starts.
Case MSA is in 3 Cities - You Choose!
Cleveland, Ohio - Houston, Texas - Washington, D.C
Case Western Reserve's MSA program is a 2 year master's degree which trains students to be anesthesiologist
assistants. AAs are mid-level anesthesia providers who work in the operating room 40 hours a week and have great
earning power, starting at $125K and up, plus benefits. The AA career is the best kept secret in allied health and perfect
for students who are re-thinking med school and are serious about working in the operating room. If you've got seniors
who are looking for the right allied health program this may be the one!
Experience the Case difference...
The 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program is now
accepting applications. The scholarship program, named after former AACOM Executive
Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes underrepresented minority students at AACOM's
member colleges of osteopathic medicine. Each year, awards are given to one newly
accepted student and one continuing student.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority group,
including African-American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and
Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic. The applicant must also be either
currently enrolled in his or her first, second or third year at an AACOM member college,
or have been accepted and planning to matriculate at an AACOM member college. All
applicants must be in good academic standing. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees
are ineligible.
Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2015. All entries must be complete and
meet all specified requirements; late or incomplete entries will not be considered.
Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2015.
Please visit AACOM's Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
Program webpage for more information. Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Joye
Shepperd at [email protected] or (301) 968-4142.
On behalf of National Pre-SOMA medical student leaders, they would like to invite you
and your interested premedical students and applicants to AACOMAS to join them
for National Osteopathic Night Out on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. This
amazing event is taking place across the nation in various cities and times!
Please have your interested pre-medical students sign-up on the Eventbrite registration
form (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-osteopathic-night-out-tickets-14202402769)
Space is limited! The medical students respectfully ask those students that sign-up to
please let them know, in advance, if they must cancel or have a change in their plans.
National Osteopathic Night Out is spear-headed by innovative and passionate current
medical student leaders that want to meet prospective premedical students and share
with them their enthusiasm for osteopathic medicine; what it takes to be a successful
applicant and future physician! This is a great networking and mentoring opportunity
not to be missed!
Deadline March 1