Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Apply for UVA Internship Placement Program

The UVA Career Center offers you a great opportunity to explore careers, build job skills and experience, expand your professional network, and impact the Charlottesville community. Consider the UVA Internship PlacementProgram (IPP) for this academic year. See Handshake and search <Jobs> IPP to see remaining internship positions. Apply today to complete the placement process this week.

Requirements for application
  • 10 hours/week internship commitment; flexible scheduling around classes
  • Internships are unpaid and require registration in UNST 3510 (one credit course — multiple sections available to work with your schedule)
  • Many internships are accessible by public transportation
  • One application for consideration for multiple internships or other internship session (Spring Semester/Summer Session)
  • A $95.00 application fee is required; fee waivers are available

Sign in to Handshake to complete program registration and application. Schedule a 30-minute interview with a member of the IPP team this week. Interviews and placements will fill quickly.


UVA Volunteers Around the World

Join the UVA Volunteers Around the World medical outreach program if you are interested in running a two week mobile medical clinic in the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2019!

As a team member, you will have the opportunity to shadow medical professionals, work side-by-side with experienced doctors, perform triage, manage the pharmacy, and teach public health classes to children or teens. You will also have free time to travel in the host country, experience a new culture, and build amazing relationships!

Multiple leadership positions will also be available to volunteers.

Requirements for application
No experience is necessary. Applications are considered on a first come first served basis.

Complete this Google Form

For more information
Contact Ravdeep Gill at rkg4xf@virginia.edu

Apply for Dermatology Clinical Asst/Scribe Position

Family Dermatology of Albemarle is presently looking to hire female students who are considering a bridge year (June 2019 - July 2020) prior to enrollment in a health professional school.

The dermatology assistant/scribe would be responsible for bringing patients back from the waiting room, taking an initial history of the medical problems to be discussed, generating prescriptions to be sent electronically, helping with surgical procedures, and providing medical education to patients regarding dermatological conditions and treatment. This individual does not need to have any prior dermatology or surgical knowledge. All knowledge/training is provided on the job. This is a paid position. 

This position would be of great benefit to an individual wanting to take a bridge year, yet simultaneously obtain outstanding hands-on experience applicable to furthering their medical career aspirations. After working with the practice for a year, the individual would be comfortable seeing live patients, taking succinct medical histories, assisting with surgical procedures, interfacing with electronic medical records, and well-versed in dermatological diseases and treatments.

Requirements for application
Applicants must be graduating and/or available for full time work beginning June 2019 through July 2020. If interested, submit a resume, current GPA, and MCAT scores (only if taken) to Dr. Brett Krasner at brettkrasner@yahoo.com. A decision will be made in coming months.

For more information
Family Dermatology of Albemarle 

Note from Dr. Brett Krasner:
"I am a dermatologist in private practice in Charlottesville. My office is located on Pantops. This will be our eighth year offering this Bridge Year opportunity. Over the years we have had great success working with new UVA graduates in teaching them valuable hands on medical skills."

Monday, September 3, 2018

NIH Neuroimaging Post-Bac Fellowship Program

The Advanced MRI Section in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD is seeking postbaccalaureate fellow candidates. The fellow will assist with everything from subject scheduling to data collection and analysis for an all-night EEG-fMRI sleep study. Candidates must be willing and able to work night shifts. The start date is flexible.

Requirements for application
  • College graduates who received their bachelor's degree less than three years or master's degree less than six months prior to the date that they begin the program or students who have been accepted into graduate or professional school and have written permission to pursue one year of biomedical research at the NIH.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Candidates must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure at NIH.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work night shifts.

Send your CV to Dante Picchioni, Ph.D. at dante.picchioni@nih.gov

For more information 

Friday, August 24, 2018

UVA Medical Scribe Program

The UVA Emergency Department's Fall application cycle for Medical Scribes is now open!

Medical Scribes are hired as hourly employees through the University’s student employment options and temp services through the University HR system. Additionally, opportunities are available to be employed through full-time benefited positions through the University and through the University Physicians Group. The full time positions support the Emergency Medicine Research Office, Emergency Department, and other clinics and divisions across the medical center.

Students are extensively trained in both the classroom and the clinical environment in order to document history, physical exam, assessments, procedure notes, and other results and dictations provided by the clinician at the time of service. In addition, scribes track laboratory and radiology results and ensure the completion and signature of charts. Medical scribes provide services and support to the clinician that increase the provider’s availability to the patients and community as well as improving timely process of accurate and complete medical charts. The program provides the opportunity for students to gain significant clinical knowledge and experience while contributing to the patient care. Through close interaction with the physicians, scribes gain great exposure to patient care and medical practice procedures.

Requirements for application
Applicants should have strong academic records and a willingness to commit a minimum of 2 years, inclusive of training, for undergraduates with exceptions, potentially, for late third year students and higher. While the time commitment is flexible around academic schedules and requirements, part-time undergraduate scribes are required to commit to working 12-20 hours during the academic year and 30-40 hours during their first summer after being hired.

Application Deadline
Friday, September 7th @ 11:55pm

Apply here

For more information
Follow the UVA Medical Scribe Program Facebook
Email Head Scribes at uvascribe@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Madison House Medical Services Fall 2018 Sign-Ups

The Madison House Medical Services program provides opportunities for UVA students to volunteer at the UVA Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the Charlottesville Free Clinics. The mission of Medical Services is to serve the community and to provide meaningful experiences to all volunteers. Volunteers assist hospital staff, patients, and their families in a wide variety of roles throughout our partner sites. Madison House tries to match volunteers with positions that match their career interests and to provide opportunities for volunteers to gain leadership experience.

Medical Services volunteers make a year-long commitment to serve a 3-hour shift each week of the academic year. 

Please note, signups for Medical Services occur only during the Fall semester and students commit to a full year of service. As a volunteer, you will be able to learn a lot about the hospital environment and the roles of different healthcare professionals in caring for patients, but will not have the opportunity to shadow physicians or have a clinical experience. If you are interested in a short-term, shadowing, or clinical volunteer experience this academic year, you should seek opportunities through a different program. 

Fall 2018 Information Sessions 
Prospective volunteers must attend one of four mandatory information sessions, where they will learn about the program and we will explain how to apply to receive a sign-up time. Applicants will then have an opportunity to attend an optional Program Director (PD) Meet & Greet, in order to learn more about specific units of their interest. Prospective volunteers do not have to complete any applications prior to the information sessions.

  • Information Sessions
    • Monday 9/3, 6-7pm, Ern Commons
    • Tuesday 9/4, 6-7pm, Ern Commons
    • Wednesday 9/5, 6-7pm, Ern Commons
    • Thursday 9/6, 4-5pm, Newcomb Ballroom (3rd floor)
  • PD Meet & Greet (optional), Thursday 9/6 5-6pm, Newcomb Ballroom (3rd floor)
Sign-ups will take place on Sunday, 9/9 from 9am-5pm on Sign-Up Sunday.

Due to the high level of interest in this program, each applicant will be randomly assigned to an appointment time after attending an info session AND completing the application. In order to sign up for a shift, you must attend Sign-Up Sunday at your designated time, no exceptions.

Please see the Madison House website and the Volunteer Handbook for confirmation of dates, times, and locations above as well as further information. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Air Force Medical School Scholarships

Combine your interest in medicine with service! A full 4 year scholarship is available for students applying or accepted to begin medical school in Fall 2019. The scholarship includes full tuition all 4 years, including books, labs, fees, as well as a $2,300/month stipend. Upon completion of residency, the individual will practice 4 years as an Air Force physician. For more information about the Air Force Health Professions, the Medical School scholarship, and application procedure, please use the contact information below.

Application: December - January 2019
Contact: Zackery R. Nuvy, TSgt, USAF at 240-620-3020 or zackery.nuvy@us.af.mil 

Pre-PT Students: Volunteer for Chefs Cycle!

Tuesday - Thursday, September 25 - 27th
Charlottesville, VA

Chefs Cycle is a three-day, 300 mile cycling event that raises awareness and funds for No Kid Hungry. For the last four years, Chefs Cycle has done the ride in California and are doing a brand new ride in Charlottesville this September! This group is need of Pre-Physical Therapy students interested in volunteering at the event to work with hired Physical Therapy professionals. During the event, sports medicine volunteers will support riders at three stops per day, providing support to riders through stretching, taping, and massage. Individuals may volunteer for as little as two hours or all three days.

More information: Volunteer for Chefs Cycle
Volunteer Contact: Debra S. Pear, D.C. at 310-315-4300 or debrapear@gmail.com 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

UVA Neurology Research Opportunity

A team of University of Virginia medical students, neurology residents, and faculty in neurology and biomedical engineering are working on a project aimed to develop algorithms to automate detection of neurologic deficits in patients with stroke. They have a multiple positions available for students interested in helping with various aspects of clinical research.

Clinical Research Assistant
This is a volunteer position that allows you to work directly with patients. As a clinical research assistant, you will be primarily responsible for data collection from patients and controls. Training will be provided on various aspects of clinical work such as interviewing and performing screens. Opportunities to work towards publications / grant writing are also possible. Several positions available. Time commitment can vary but students will be expected to commit at least 4-6 hours per week.

Research Coordinator
As a research coordinator you will help manage the daily operations of a large scale research project, participate in data collection/processing, grant writing, and have the opportunity to work towards publications. This is a paid position with a minimum requirement of 15 hours per work. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate doing a bridge year or undergraduate student taking classes "part-time". They are seeking at least a 6-month commitment (longer if desired) and availability primarily Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM with a flexible schedule to accommodate classes or other commitments.

If you are interested in applying for either position, please contact:
Mark McDonald, MD, PGY-4 at markmcdnld@gmail.com
Department of Neurology
University of Virginia Health System

Monday, July 23, 2018

Medical Scribe - Dermatology PLC

Dermatology PLC in Charlottesville, VA is looking for medical scribes. This is a paid opportunity for aspiring health professional students to work side-by-side with physicians with the opportunity to observe both medical and surgical dermatology first hand. 

Responsibilities include inputting patient history, exam, and assessment information into the electronic medical record system during office visits. All training is provided on the job. 

The ideal candidate:

  • is enthusiastic and quick to learn
  • is punctual and responsible
  • has impeccable written communication and typing skills
  • can dedicate at least 10 hours per week (no weekends or holidays) during school year and school breaks
  • will plan to stay with the position at least 1 year (greater is preferred and retention will be rewarded)
All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year undergraduate students with an interest in a health professional career are encouraged to apply. 

To apply, submit a resume to: dermplc@gmail.com