Monday, January 23, 2017

VCU Summer Programs - 2/1 and 4/3 Application Deadlines

Summer Academic Enrichment Program: an intensive, six-week inter-professional academic enrichment program located at the VCU Health campus in Richmond. Designed to prepare 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students to admission into health professional programs, SAEP provides an academically rigorous experience that simulates the first year of health professional school.

Students select a concentration from only one of four disciplines: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy

Requirements for admission:
  • Three complete years of college coursework including organic chemistry I and II (note: organic chemistry not required for PT track)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Two letters of reference
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Official transcripts
  • Strong interest in attending health professions school at VCU
Program Dates: May 23rd - June 30th, 2017
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017

Allied Health Career Exploration: a two-week, non-residential summer program designed to expose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years to the diverse professional programs available at the VCU School of Allied Health Professions.
  • Experience hands-on and interactive activities within each of the 9 disciplines
  • Participate in workshops to strengthen skills in interviewing, resume development, and personal statement writing
  • Receive information to navigate the application process for a program in the School of Allied Health Professions
  • Gain confidence in pursuing a health professions program
Allied Health disciplines include:
  • Aging Studies
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Health Administration
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Patient Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiation Sciences
  • Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling 
Requirements for admission to the program:
  • Complete  online application
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official transcript
Program Dates: June 5th - 16th, 2017
Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2017

Join UVA Youth Inspire!

Apply to UVA Youth Inspire! We are a non-profit organization that designs and conducts unique, fun, and informative health workshops for pediatric patients at UVA Children's Hospital in order to promote peer interaction and emotional / social wellness. Join this small group of enthusiastic, health-minded students and inspire children to take control of their physical and mental wellness. 

Application Deadline: Friday, 2/10 by 5pm
For more information: 

Friday, January 20, 2017

University Internship Program Accepting Applications

Deadline for submission is Feb. 28.
Looking for professional experience that doubles as academic credit? Apply for an internship through the University Internship Programs (UIP). UIP offers hundreds of academic year and summer internships suitable to a limitless number of career interests for 2017-18, including a summer program in Dublin, Ireland. Applications are now open. For more information and to apply, visit the UIP website.

BME 1501: Research in Regenerative Medicine II

BME 1501: Research in Regenerative Medicine II
Wednesdays from 5 to 5:50 p.m., MR5 1401.
This one-credit pass/fail course is taught by Naveed Tavakol and Cara Broshkevitch. It focuses on novel literature and findings in the field of regenerative medicine and includes topics such as stem cell engineering and organ and tissue scaffolds, with applications to medical challenges such as neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. There also will be guest lecturers, field trips, and hands-on lab opportunities. This class is open to all years and majors. For more information, email

MSU Summer Undergraduate Physician-Scientist-Training Education & Research Program

The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a 'SUPER" program to undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career as a physician scientist. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to:
  • conduct research
  • gain exposure to clinical care
  • experience the excitement of an academic medical environment
Program Information: 
  • May 30 - August 4th, 2017 
  • $2500 stipend
  • University Housing accommodations provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing area. Vehicle required for transportation off campus to participate in clinical portion of the program

  • Current 2nd and 3rd years
  • 3.5 or higher GPA 
  • Minimum two full semesters of research experience
    *students with extensive research experience but less than 3.5 GPA still encouraged to apply
  • US citizen or permanent resident

Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

You are invited to attend the LMU-DCOM
Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Learn about osteopathic medicine, speak with current faculty and students, 
observe OMM demonstrations, and see the campus' state-of-the-art facilities. 

To register, contact:
Whitney Porter, Admissions Recruiter or 423-869-6091

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lawndale Christian Health Center 1-Year Internship

Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) is an inner city primary care clinic on the west side of Chicago. LCHC serves the underprivileged neighborhoods of West Chicago, primarily in North Lawndale and South Lawndale. The health center was founded in 1984 as a ministry of Lawndale Community Church, inspired by the dream of a small group of students in the neighborhood and their coach, Wayne Gordon, to serve their neighbors in a meaningful and tangible way. The clinic has grown from its humble beginnings with 3 exam rooms to a large health center with 6 sites, serving over 200,0000 patients per year. As it grows, LCHC holds to its mission to show and share the love of Jesus Christ by promoting wellness and providing quality, affordable healthcare for Lawndale and the neighboring communities. For more information about the LCHC history and mission, please visit 

LCHC offers a number of paid 1-year internships for recent college graduates looking to learn more about healthcare for the underserved as they prepare for medical, PA, or nursing school. LCHC's two medical directors, Dr. Determer and Dr. Rowell, started the internship program to fill important functions at the clinic, mentor future healthcare professionals, and expose them to care for the underserved.

Information about the following positions can be found under the "apply now" link here.
  • Clinical Quality Intern
  • Medical Operations Intern
  • Health-Information Technology Intern
  • Complex Care Coordinator
Applicants for one position will be considered for all four, unless specifically requested otherwise. Interviews will likely begin February 6th, so applicants are encouraged to submit applicants before then although applications will remain open until February 20th.

Contact Parker Rea, LC HC Medical Operations Assistant at

Summer Health Professions Education Program Webinar - Thursday, 1/26

Are you a 1st year or 2nd year seeking a summer career-enrichment opportunity within the health professions?

Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Profession Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer. Learn the first-hand experience of past SHPEP scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! Webinar panelists will included SHPEP alumni and ambassadors who will discuss the academic possibilities they obtains, thanks to their educational experience at SHPEP.

Thursday, January 26th, 5pm 
Register Today!

Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program expanded in 2016 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy, and physician assistant. Participation in the summer enrichment program may better position students for acceptance into advanced degree programs. Students should visit to learn more and apply to the SHPEP today. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

Upcoming Application Meetings

Are you preparing to apply to a health professional program
in the 2017-18 application cycle? 
 Pre-Health Advisors will provide specific information on the required application components, importance of timing, and recent UVA application trends specific to each health profession.

Physical Therapy Application Meeting
Monday, 1/23
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room
Co-Sponsored by the Pre-Physical Therapy Club and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Dentistry Application Meeting
Monday, 1/23
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room
Co-Sponsored by the Pre-Dental Society and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Physician Assistant Application Meeting
Tuesday, 1/24
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room
Co-Sponsored by the Future Physician Assistant Society and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Pharmacy Application Meeting
Tuesday, 1/24
6:30 - 7:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room Co-Sponsored by the Pre-Pharmacy Club and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Optometry Application Meeting
Wednesday, 1/25
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Career Center Conference Room
Co-Sponsored by the Pre-Optometry Club and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Medicine Application Meeting 
Monday, 1/30
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room

Wednesday, 2/1
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room
Co-Sponsored by the Daniel Hale Williams Pre-Medical Society, American Medical Student Association, Women in Medicine Initiative, and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Veterinary Medicine Application Meeting
Wednesday, 2/1

6:30 - 7:30 PM
Bryant Hall, Recruiting Room
Co-Sponsored by the Pre-Veterinary Society and Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board

Global Health: HIV Research in Russia

New opportunity for UVA undergraduate and graduate students to participate in global health research related to the Russian Federation for Spring and Summer 2017: 
Cross-grounds faculty have received an invitation from the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to study what research activities in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have occurred over the last decade or are ongoing in the Russian Federation.

Brief outline of the Diplomacy Lab initiative: 
  • Understand the historical and cultural narratives that led to the current legal and political climate surrounding HIV research in Russia
  • Build a knowledge map of HIV research in Russia based on scientific publications and dissertations defended. Simply put, demonstrate who is studying what, where, and with whom. 
  • Engage with diverse faculty with public health, HIV, and Russian research backgrounds
  • Create a tangible product of immediate value to stakeholders in the US and Russian Federation
  • Work with Russian students from Moscow and present research findings to officials and policy makers in the U.S. Embassy Moscow
Expected Commitment: 
  • 3 hours per week during the spring semester working in a team of 3-4 students
  • 20 hours per week during 4-6 weeks in June / July
  • Graduate or undergraduate from any discipline related to public health / policy or Russian or Eastern European studies
  • At least one student with web design experience
  • Russian language fluency prioritized
February 3rd and 14th 
More information

Faculty Contact: 
Scott K. Heysell MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health
Phone: 434-243-9064