Friday, February 17, 2017

UVA ADAPT Recruitment

Interested in making Grounds a safer place? Apply to be a member of ADAPT - the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team! 

ADAPT is a group of trained peer educators who work to spread the word about how to stay safe while drinking. They give presentations, table on the Lawn, and hand out freebies to raise awareness and minimize abuse of alcohol and other drugs around Grounds! Our application for 1st and 2nd year students is now available on our website at and is due Tuesday, March 14th at 11:59 PM. If you are selected for the group, you’ll take a three-credit training course in the fall (Tues/Th 2:00-3:15).

For more information about us, check out the Facebook page, or email with any questions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Global Studies Major Info Session & Application Workshop

The Global Studies Program is hosting two events to help students who are interested in applying for the major (GDS, GPH, GSSJ, or GES).

Application workshop
Sunday, February 19, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Center for Global Health (next to OpenGrounds)
For students seeking help with your personal statement or resume!

Information Session
Tuesday, February 21, 6:30
For anyone considering the Global Studies major!

LMU-DCOM Physician Assistant Program Info Session

The Lincoln memorial university – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine cordially invites you to attend the Physician Assistant Program Information Session!

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00pm
Location: Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee

Learn about physician assistants and speak with current Faculty and Students and see the state-of-the-art facilities!

LMU-DCOM PA was established on May 2009, on the campus of beautiful Cumberland Mountains serving as the backdrop, and LMU-DCOM is one of the newest and most prominent buildings on campus. Quality educational programs are delivered through experienced faculty utilizing innovative teaching methods and state-of-the-art technology. LMU-DCOM is fully committed to meeting the health care needs of the community and beyond with excellence in teaching, patient care, and services.

To register for the event, please click here for online registration form.

If you have questions, please contact: Susan Owens at / 423-869-6669 or Norma Wells at / 423-869-6691.

UVA Summer Diabetes Research Internship

Program Details
The Summer Diabetes Research Program at UVA is a 10-week summer internships for undergraduates with a focus on diabetes research. The program is sponsored by a NIH NIDDK R25 training grant, UVA Department of Surgery, Echols Scholars Program, and Department of Biomedical Engineering. Students will be compensated a $3,000 stipend over the course of the ten-week program.

Objectives and Goals
The objectives of the program are to train the next generation of scientists and engineers to build and sustain an interdisciplinary research pipeline in the field of diabetes research and treatment through participating in challenging diabetes-related projects supervised by research mentors from UVA. It includes seminar-based lectures, individual student-tailored research projects, and clinical immersion. Specific emphasis is given to students from traditionally underrepresented racial, gender, and ethnic groups in the STEM and biomedical research fields.

Types of Research Projects
The research projects that students can be involved in include:
  • islet transplantation
  • islet physiology
  • tissue engineering
  • beta-cell proliferation
  • microfluidic and nanotechnology technology
  • biological imaging
  • microencapsulation
  • and many other topics.
In addition, students can have opportunity to learn biosafety basics, common laboratory skills, animal modeling, biostatistics, career development, literature review, patient-based clinical observation, and others.

How to Apply
The application package includes:
  • application form
  • essay (<600 words)
  • two letters of recommendation
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Notification of application decision will be sent sometime in late March. The program will begin in late May and wrap up in early August.

Interested applicants can access the Internship application and essay prompt by logging into your Handshake account and searching job posting #635148 ("Diabetes Research Summer Internship Program, Dr. Yong Wang, UVA, Director of Translational Research at Dept. of Surgery and Transplant"). All application documents should be submitted to Dr. Yong Wang, MD at Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or greencard holder due to NIH-sponsored funding.


Kenneth L. and Lorraine M. Harkavy Scholarship - 3/29 Deadline

The Kenneth L. and Lorraine M. Harkavy Scholarship will be awarded to a rising 4th-year majoring in a science, or a rising fourth-year nursing student. Recipients must demonstrate merit and achievement in the arts. Achievement in the arts can be supported by describing work in academics or community activities that involve general knowledge and intellectual skill which require the arts, music, linguistics, literature, or public speaking. The committee will award $5,000 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2017 by 5pm Eastern Time

Apply here!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

OPT Workshop - 2/17

Calling all international students! 
Considering a bridge year between your undergraduate degree and your health professional program?

 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop 
Friday, 2/17
12:00 - 2:00 PM 
125 Minor Hall

Everything you need to know about applying to OPT
Bring your laptop and/or I-765 and get all of your questions answered by your
international student advisors.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Program

The Enrichment Summer Program (ESP), sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, provides academic advancement and career knowledge for undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine. There is no fee to participate in this program. ESP is open to undergraduate students who have selected veterinary medicine as a career choice and plan to apply to a professional program in summer of 2017 for entrance in fall of 2018. The program focuses on developing well- qualified prospective students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Benefits of the program include:
  • Receive intensive preparation for professional school
  • Obtain exposure to the diverse professional opportunities in veterinary medicine
  • Develop more efficient study and test strategies
  • Gain field and clinical experience with multiple species of animals
  • Engage in specialized science disciplines
  • Spend time with faculty mentors
  • Attend seminars on communication, leadership, and preparing for the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
Program Dates: June 4- June 23rd
Location: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply now!

AAMC Medical School Virtual Fair - Registration Now Open

The virtual fair is an opportunity for medical schools, advisors and potential applicants to interact with one another in a secure platform from a computer, tablet or mobile device.
In addition to the 48 medical schools from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada participating, the AAMC and the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP) will also have booths! Fair participants will be able to:
  • Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile
  • Upload resumes/CVs
  • Upload a profile photo
  • Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “briefcase” 
  •  Link to each school’s MSAR profile from each school’s booth 
  • Use a promo code for a discount on MSAR subscription and the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions so they can prep before the fair (code available after completed registration).
  • Chat live with medical schools to learn more about their programs and what makes them unique
  • Watch presentations and informational videos and check out a ton of resources to help you on your journey to medical school 
Date: February 16th
Time: 12pm-8pm

Click here to register now! Also, for more information to prepare for the fair see: The Dos and (Don’ts) of Attending a Virtual Medical School Fair.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

UVA School of Medicine Symposium: The True Impact of Bias on Health and Wellness in America

This symposium reflects the commitment of the University of Virginia to host authentic and thoughtful dialogue on the impact of unconscious bias on the health and wellness of individuals, populations, and communities. The program brings together nationally-known experts with members of the University and larger community to share knowledge and experience and to take steps to develop problem-focused solutions. The multi-disciplinary approach will allow for a comprehensive understanding of where bias originates, why it exists, and how to mitigate its influence on our actions and interactions with others, as well as to minimize the impact on health and wellness overall.

Date: March 15-16th
Location: Newcomb Hall

The registration cost is $25 for students
Register here:

**The UVA Vice President of Student Affairs, Pat Lampkin, has graciously offered to pay participation fees for up to 25 students. Indicate your interest using this form.
First-come, first-serve.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mercer University Graduate and Health Sciences Open House

You are invited to attend Mercer Health Sciences Center Health Sciences Day to get a closer look at programs offered in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Clinical Medical Psychology), Counseling, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Leadership.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia

The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with faculty, admissions staff, and current students. More information about this event and the programs that will be represented is available along with a registration link: Please RSVP by February 23rd.