Category Archives: Educational Programs

The SHPEP Application is Officially Open! Register today for the SHPEP Part II Webinar

Register today for the SHPEP Part II Webinar: The Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application
When: Thursday, December 14 @ 5 – 6 pm EST

The SHPEP application process is underway for potential scholars! Register and join the SHPEP webinar, part two series, to hear the important steps students need to take in order to successfully complete their SHPEP application. The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear directly from SHPEP alumni members and mentors who craft letters of recommendations for potential SHPEP scholars. We’ll also provide a quick checklist to consider before hitting the submit button on your SHPEP applications. Join the webinar and get equipped to submit a stellar SHPEP application and ask questions you may have about the application process!

Please visit www.shpep.org to start your SHPEP applications today!

Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

Apply Today

 

Health Professions Week 2017

Health Professions Week (HPW) is next week! HPW offers students interested in a health professions career the chance to explore 21 diverse, rewarding professions through a series of FREE online and in-person events. By registering, students will have the opportunity to chat virtually with practitioners and current students about what each profession has to offer, hear a keynote address from Dr. Kameron Matthews, network in-person with healthcare professionals through a Community Connect Day, and best of all, have a chance to win great prizes like one of five $1,000 education scholarships from Sallie Mae!

Health Professions Week is sponsored in part by Liaison.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US!

@ healthprofweek

An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!

 

Register today for the SHPEP kick-off webinar – An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!

Are you a pre-health student interested in applying for a free summer, career-enrichment opportunity? Join the SHPEP kick-off webinar to hear about this educational opportunity directly from past scholars and alumni.

You’ll also receive the best tips and tools for a successful 2018 SHPEP application. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the SHPEP admissions process.

Register today and join the SHPEP kick-off webinar on November 16, 2017.

https://aamc1.webex.com/aamc1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8aeca84ffc3c5c90ef9bf780f1b50a41

 

Mini Med Series: Infectious Diseases

UB Mini Med School

Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering infectious diseases, vaccines and leading research
on prevention techniques

Measles as a Metaphor
Alan J. Lesse, MD
Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Chief of Infectious Disease, VA WNY Healthcare System

Vaccines: Challenges and Options
Kenyani S. Davis, MD
UBMD Internal Medicine

Tuesday, Oct 3 • 6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Combating Infections
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine

The Microbiome and Oral Biology
Robert J. Genco, PhD, DDS
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology

Tuesday, Oct. 10 ​6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Med School series is a public service offered to anyone 16
and older interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID.

New for this year is a “Series Subscriber” ticket, which includes access
to each of the 10 lectures in 2017-18, reserved premium seating, recognition as a series subscriber and a future tour of the new medical school campus in downtown Buffalo. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Alexander J. Eadie

To register click here.

For more information about the series, please visit the Mini Med School website.

Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.

Mini Med Series: More Than Our Share – Diseases of WNY

UB Mini Medical School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

More Than Our Share – Diseases of Western New York
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering diabetes, multiple sclerosis and more.

Tuesday, June 6 • 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 ​6-8 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those
ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Britton at
jlobaugh@buffalo.edu or 716-829-2773.

Spirituality in Health Care Dinner and Presentation

You’re invited to a potluck dinnerand presentation on
“Spirituality in Health Care”
Friday April 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Here are some questions that this talk and discussion will be addressing:
What does medical research say about the link between spirituality and health?
Why should we ask patients about their faith? Isn’t that unethical?
When is it ok to pray with patients and how do we do it?
How can we assist patients in improving their health and well-being by addressing physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs?
Whatever other questions you may have regarding this topic

Speaker:
David Holmes, MD, Clinical Assoc. Professor, UB Dept. of Family Medicine

Dr. Holmes is a family physician who sees patients at ECMC Family Health Center and the UB|MD Addiction Medicine Clinic. He teaches at UB and directs a course titled “Faith, Medicine and End of Life Care”. He also directs the global health education program where UB medical students and residents provide medical care in developing countries. His research activities focus on spirituality and addictions. He is the volunteer Medical Director for Good Neighbors Health Care and the Cornerstone Manor clinic. His UB faculty profile is at: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=dholmes

Location:
Good Neighbors Health Care 175 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY 14210
(there’s plenty of off-street parking) Tel: 716-856-2400

Bonus:
Those who are interested, can get a tour of Good Neighbors and the Harvest House Ministry Center and learn more about the great things that take place in this building. Good Neighbors provides free healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured. The free services include primary care, psychiatry, dental care, optometry (with free glasses), chiropractic care, mental health counseling, social work and spiritual care. All services are free and are provided by volunteers. Good Neighbors is open Monday evenings, Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. For more info about these services check out: https://www.harvesthouse.ws/goodneighbors

Questions/RSVP:
Please contact Chris Sullivan, Director of CMDA of WNY

585-260-5312, ccsullivan28@gmail.com

Come and enjoy! All are welcome regardless of beliefs, field of study or occupation.
Your family and friends are also invited.

Please note that students are not required to bring any food for the potluck, but please be sure to RSVP.

UB Mini Medical School for April 2017

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB Mini Medical School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Trends in Medicine – Our Healthcare Future
Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering genomics, telemedicine, electronic medical records and more.

Tuesday, April 4 • 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 ​6-8 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those
ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is
available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next
to Farber Hall.

To register, click here.

For more information about the series, please visit
the Mini Medical School website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Britton at
jlobaugh@buffalo.edu or 716-829-2773.

CSTEP Paid Summer Research Internship Opportunity

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program (SRP) Application is now available!

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program is an intensive 8.5-week program designed to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and allied health majors (June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017).  The structured research experience also enhances students’ competitiveness when pursuing graduate and professional school.  CSTEP seeks talented underrepresented students who are rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose academic careers would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University at Buffalo.  A stipend of $3,300 will be awarded to participants.  Participants also have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $2,200 during the academic year.

Research assignments are made based on mutual interests of faculty sponsors and student participants.  In addition to the research experience, students participate in a research methods course, seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, at the end of the program, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the University at Buffalo community during the Annual Research Symposium.

Candidates should have completed at least one year of science coursework, and intend to pursue allied health professions in Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology OR  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.   A history of academic excellence and interest in research is required.  Students must submit applications before the Thursday, March 16th deadline.

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Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience:

“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.”

Michael Singletary, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.”

-Melissa Pierre-Louis, Pre-Med

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Program Benefits:

  • $3,300 stipend
  • (Students also have the opportunity to continue with additional funding during the academic year)
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Structured research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours paid by CSTEP)
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Fieldtrips
  • Community Service
  • All expenses paid to attend & present at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference

Total Value $4,800

 

To apply (All forms and further information can be found at the CSTEP website):

The application process begins with completing the 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Application COVER SHEET and submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • Official UB Transcript
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (each recommender gets one page)
  • Copy of your Student ID

Upon submitting that completed package, you will be prompted to Part 2 which is an online application.

This is a competitive process,  we encourage  students to start the process early. CSTEP staff are available to offer any assistance with the process.