Category Archives: Health Relevant Experience

Registration Open – Applicant Webinar – Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hoursa webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.

Webinar: Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your professional school application. Come find out what shadowing and observation hours are, why they matter, and how to find opportunities in your desired field.

Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on the importance of shadowing and observation hours as you prepare for your future profession. A Q&A session will follow. Space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, but this webinar will be recorded and shared.

Featured Presenters:

Jennifer L. Clutter, MA
Program Coordinator
West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy

Stephanie Perry, M.Ed.Director of Admissions
Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia

Lynn YoungbloodAdmissions Coordinator
University of North Georgia, Department of Physical Therapy

Douglas Watson, M.Ed.Pre-Health Counselor
Utah Valley University

NEW ADEA Resource for 2019: Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage students to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

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.

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 participantsParticipants 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.

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.