Category Archives: Health Relevant Experience

Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App is here!

The Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App is a new and convenient way to collect all your veterinary and animal experiences on your iPhone.

You can add experiences, edit them and when ready to apply it is all in one place. As you learn new things during an experience you can add it right away without waiting to get to your computer or journal to update. This app is great for high school students, college students and career changers to help simplify how you collect experiences. Now they are all in your phone and accessible at all times!

All the details collected in this app will be required on your future veterinary application (for all vet colleges), so a great way to have everything in one place to use when you apply!

Download the Pre-Vet Tracker in the App Store today!

Note: the Android app is coming- stay tuned!

 

 

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  Applications welcome through the April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at www.optometry.osu.edu/idoc  

 

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Program

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer program (MSU CVM ESP) invites students to apply for this summer opportunity.  The program is suitable for students interested in veterinary medicine.

During the 3-week program, students participate in a simulated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum, clinical experiences and leadership activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor and professional program students.  The program is best suited for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies, although applicants with less college credit will be considered.

Application and details can be found at the link below.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.  The program will start on June 4 and close on June 23.

https://cvm.msu.edu/about/diversity/enrichment-summer-program

 

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.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Webinar

Are you a college freshman or sophomore seeking a summer career-enrichment opportunity within the health professions?  Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer.  The webinar will occur Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 5 PM EST. Register today for the SHPEP webinar to learn the first-hand experience of past SHPEP scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! Webinar panelists will include SHPEP alumni and ambassadors who will discuss the academic possibilities they obtained, thanks to their educational experience at the SHPEP. The University of Iowa will also offer great tips and insight to potential applicants eager to apply.

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 www.shpep.org to learn more and apply to the SHPEP today.  The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

 

CLIMB UP for Summer Research

Dear Undergraduate Students:

We would like to invite you to apply to The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research at the University at Buffalo  for Summer 2017. We would also encourage you to share this with your friends, professors, and colleagues. Please see below and attached.

What is CLIMB UP?

The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Research, an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities. Now entering its 9th summer, the overall goal is to introduce you to research opportunities, facilitate understanding of recent advances in the STEM disciplines, and mentor you towards graduate and professional careers. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks (May 30-August 4, 2017) in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities.

What Areas of Research Does CLIMB UP Offer?

The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB programs, encompassing virtually every aspect of scientific research.

Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors who fall under 3 categories:

Each of the links below contains detailed information on recent mentors in each group.

Undecided!?! No problem! On your application, please let us know which mentors and/or areas of science are most interesting to you, and upon acceptance, we will work with you to select the best mentor for you.

What’s on the Agenda?

As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will:

  • Complete individualized lab rotations
  •  Learn and apply laboratory skills (1-week course)
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of STEM disciplines
  • Discover graduate and professional school possibilities at UB
  • Present your research in a formal symposium setting
  • Enjoy all that Summer in Western New York offers
  • Build lasting relationships with mentors and fellow students

Who Is Eligible for CLIMB UP?

CLIMB UP trains highly qualified undergraduate students interested in scientific research. Students receive a living stipend through SURF, CLIMB PRO, or iSEED (and other sources if available), and housing is provided for students who live outside of Western New York. Students enrolled in the program are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in undergraduate programs in colleges and universities nationwide. We are often asked if students can be recent college graduates- and the answer is yes, but you should not be already enrolled in an advanced degree program. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for funding.

How Do I Apply?

Applications for Summer 2017 are due by February 1, 2017.

Applicants for The CLIMB UP for Summer Research are required to submit:

  1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (click here!)
  2. Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals (in online application, or you may also email this part to climb@buffalo.edu)
  3. Please forward a copy of your most recent CV or resume to climb@buffalo.edu.
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) should be e-mailed directly to the program at climb@buffalo.edu. We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your research experience. Please ask your referees to include in the subject line: your last name followed by a colon, and the words “CLIMB UP rec” (example, Smith:CLIMB UP rec)
  5. Please forward us a copy of your latest academic transcript, preferably by e-mail to climb@buffalo.eduunofficial copies are encouraged. Upon your acceptance into the program, we would request that you have your official transcript sent to us directly from your college or university.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us!

For further information, please visit us online OR- “Like” CLIMB UP on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CLIMBUPatUB

Best wishes,

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
Director of the The CLIMB Program

Liz Marshall
CLIMB UP Program Coordinator

Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan, PhD
Associate Director of the The CLIMB Program

Jackie Baum
iSEED Coordinator

 

Genome Day – Call for Volunteers

The third annual “Genome Day” will be held on March 9, 2017!  Volunteers are currently being recruited from UB students, faculty and staff for this event.

Logistical Details for volunteers:

  • 400 8th grade students from Buffalo Public Schools visit UB’s Center of Excellence and Roswell Park to learn about DNA, genetics, careers, and extract their own DNA from cheek cells.
  • Volunteers lead groups of 10 students and a chaperone through the DNA extraction and conversation
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 – “Genome Day”
    • Volunteer time commitment is 8:45am – 1pm, and involves the following:
      • Setting up work stations before students arrive
      • Walk students to the work stations from the Auditorium
      • Leading students through extracting DNA from their own cheek cells
      • Discussing genetics, DNA sequencing, working in science, careers, etc with the students to inspire them and break stereotypes they might have about what it means to be a scientist.  This is all covered in the training.
    • New volunteers, or those seeking a refresher must attend a one hour training session at the Center of Excellence (701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY)
      • Option 1 – Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm
      • Option 2 – Wednesday, February 22, 9am
      • Option 3 – Wednesday, March 1, 3pm
      • If these options do not work for you, but you are still interested in volunteering, contact me and we will work something out!
    • Breakfast (and coffee!) and a pizza lunch will be available for volunteers.

Please respond to Sandra Small by Wednesday, January 11th, if you are interested in volunteering!  Spread the word to anyone else that you think may be interested!

Sandra Small, Ph.D.

Science Education Manager

Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence

New York State Center of Excellence

Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

 701 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

716.888.4851

sksmall@buffalo.edu

 

Why Diversity Matters in Health Care

As a health professions student, you need to be aware of the complex issues that shape the health care field in the United States. Some of the most urgent topics today revolve around our nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities. Closely connected to this is the need to increase both the diversity and the cultural competence of our health care workforce.

Please click to read more…

 

BRUSH Summer Research Program at Michigan State University

The Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH) program at Michigan State University is a Summer Research Program for students from populations underrepresented in biomedical research. The BRUSH Program is suitable for students interested in biomedical research, and it is also valuable for students interested in human medicine or veterinary medicine.

 

During the 12-week BRUSH Program students conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and also participate in ancillary activities to help them explore research as a career and succeed in the conduct and presentation of their research. The program is best suited for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies, although applicants with less college credit will be considered.

 

Students in this program are paid $4,800 for the summer, and additional funds are available to cover the cost of program related expenses (housing and conference travel).

For BRUSH Program details see  https://cvm.msu.edu/research/student-research/undergraduate-student-summer-research-program

Contact summerresearch@cvm.msu.edu