Week of January 27th, 2019

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."
- Tony Robbins


Save the Date!

Registration for the July-September MCAT exam dates will
open on February 5, 2020. Learn more here!

Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities  

Health Professions Club Opportunities:

*Club Meetings are listed on our website on the calendar

Pre-Vet Club
January 29th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Yates 104 | Guest Speaker

Premedica Club
January 29th | 6-7pm | Stadium 1205

Rehabilitation Therapy Club
January 8th | 6-7pm | Stadium 1204 | OTCAS/PTCAS, Resume, Interview & GRE preparation

Pre-Dental Club
February 10th | 6pm | Location TBD
Field trip to CU February 11th at 9:30am


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

Diversity Connect Luncheon through the Career Center at CSU
Wednesday February 12th, 2020 | 12-1:30pm | North Ballroom at the LSC
Register for the event here!

CSU Prosthetic Innovation Trip
Learn more about the program here! Deadline to apply is February 15th

Pre-Med/Health Science Programs for Summer 2020
St. George, University of London 
St George’s, University of London is a specialist university in London exclusively dedicated to medical, health care and science education, training and research. It shares a clinical environment with St George’s University Hospitals NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, a major London teaching hospital, offering exceptional opportunities for knowledge exchange and translational research.

Frontiers in Human Health (4 Credits)
‘Frontiers’ ranging from the human body itself, through to global health challenges (past, present and future) will feature alongside the research approaches used to address them in fields including Global Health, Infection and Immunity, Cardiovascular Biology and Population Health. With a strong emphasis on research-informed teaching, this module will provide students with an opportunity to gain insight into multiple aspects of the research experience by learning first-hand from researchers and undertaking their own short structured research project. Students will complete the module with an understanding of some of the world’s major health challenges and how research can be applied to understand them and improve diagnosis and treatment. Themes studied include anatomy and dissection, public health initiatives, omic technologies and public engagement. The course combines lectures, seminars and workshops, self-directed study, and a short, structured research project.

University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Medical Spanish with Clinical Rotation (up to 6 credits)
This program is intended for students who already have basic communication skills in Spanish. The general aim of the course is to extend students’ ability to communicate on a wider range of topics in a medical setting. Classes emphasize the active acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
The 60 hours of clinical rotation take place in the morning at the Hospital Británico. A transfer is then provided to take students to Belgrano University for language classes in the afternoon. The language course is a total of 60 hours, 45 in class and 15 during the rotation, for a recommended 4 semester credits. Due to the intensive nature of the clinical rotation and the additional hours at the hospital the overall program is recommended for a total of 6 semester credits.

The Africa Center Student Luncheon: Introduction to Fieldwork through Study Abroad
Are you an undergraduate interested in learning how to perform research in the field, but aren’t sure where to start? Come learn about gaining hands-on academic skills as well as conducting and presenting research on today’s most pressing issues in places like Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda or Madagascar! Sample research topics in Peace and Conflict Studies, Community Health, Biodiversity, and Wildlife/Natural Resource Management.                                                                                                                    February 3, from 12-1:30pm | Johnson Hall, Montreal Room 108 (SoGES)
Free catered lunch w/ beverages will be provided, please indicate any dietary needs in RSVP (required by Jan 30) to csuafricacenter@gmail.com.


Relevant Off-Campus Opportunities:

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University
This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school.  Accepted scholars are provided with:
- PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline 
- Individual mentoring
- Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs
- Career development workshops
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance
- Opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation
Apply and learn more here. Underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply. 

Dr. Scheiner Chiropractor Fort Collins Career Night
January 27th | 7pm-8:30pm | Mountain Family Chiropractic (115 E Harmony Rd., 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525) | Register here!

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs. All are listed below:
UAB Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)
An NIH/NHLBI R25 funded 8-week program to introduce outstanding undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds to the exciting career options of being both a scientific investigator and a practicing physician. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm

UAB Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program
An 8-week program where undergraduate students are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/

UAB Summer Program in Neurobiology (SPIN)
An 8-week program providing students with excellent scientific aptitude the opportunity to experience independent research in the neurosciences under the guidance of a UAB faculty member. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. https://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/education/summer-research

UAB Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)
An NIH/NIDDK R25, the KURE (Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience) program gives you the opportunity to learn about advances in kidney research and be mentored as you work on your own research project in a lab within UAB's kidney community of investigators. This 8-week program allows you the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of biomedical research. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. https://www.uab.edu/medicine/nephrology/research/cardio-renal-physiology-and-medicine/kure

UAB HudsonAlpha Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine (SURE-GM): Alabama Residents Only
SURE-GM (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine) is UAB's NIH/NHGRI R25 funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state of Alabama who want to explore the potential of a future career as scientific investigators in the field of genomics. This 2-year summer program is a partnership with HudsonAlpha and UAB, where students will spend their first summer at HudsonAlpha and then the second year conducting research at UAB. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. https://www.uab.edu/medicine/physci/undergraduate-students/uab-hudsonalpha-sure-gm-summer-undergraduate-research-experience-in-genomic-medicine

UAB Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funded Program
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is a free 6-week summer enrichment residential programs for first and second year college students, developed from a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Optometry, and School of Health Professions, home to the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. Application can be accessed through https://www.uab.edu/medicine/diversity/student-affairs/summer-programs/shpep 

UAB Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
The Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) offered by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) provides promising undergraduate students who are interested in a medical career with research experience and knowledge that 1) increases their competitiveness for admission to medical school and 2) encourages them to consider careers in academic medicine, particularly the field of surgery. The program builds on a solid foundation of undergraduate research that already exists at UAB. Application can be accessed through https://www.uab.edu/medicine/surgery/SURE

UAB Short Term Research Experience for Under-Represented Persons (STEP-UP)
STEP-UP program is a biomedical research experience for undergraduate students. This program is coordinated at UAB and two other coordinating centers. Students are linked with experienced research mentors at the institution they choose for the summer experience, which may be their home institution or one near their hometown. It is open to students across the country who are interested in exploring research careers. Application can be accessed through https://stepup.niddk.nih.gov/login.aspx


Article(s) of the Week 

- Medical School Letters of Recommendation: Everything You Need to Know from InGenius
- Considering a PostBacc Program from the AAMC