What am I Going to Do in My Gap Year?

Chief Research Associate in a National Alliance of Research Associate Program (NARAP) Affiliate Hospital
Clinical Experience + Clinical Research + Leadership

Jump Starting a Career in the Health Professions

•    Undergraduate degree and pre-requisite courses completed
•    RA Program Director’s assistants for the academic year

•    Involved in all aspects of an emergency department’s clinical research  – potential for authorship

•    Leadership role on NARAP national, multi-center studies on cervical and breast  cancer screening
continuing tobacco cessation screening as a result of NARP’s first study
4th largest prospective, interventional study ever done in U.S.

•    Volunteer about 20 hours per week …
career advancement
time for a full-time job

NARAP details and application materials at the link.

Posted March 7, 2014 in Educational Programs, Health Relevant Experience, Research, Shadowing

Looking for a Clinical Experience? Research Associates Program

Research Associates (RAs) Programs

Minimum: one, 4-hour shift per week in the emergency department depending on # of RAs, serving additional shifts possible

Enroll participants in studies on primary health care issues in a national, multi-center cervical and breast cancer screening and other research and/or clinical opportunities available

Structured, clinical interactions within the research model and routinely work w/100-150 ED patients and visitors/semester

Performance assessments and end of semester evaluation

More information at NARAP link.

 

Posted March 7, 2014 in Educational Programs, Health Relevant Experience, Research, Shadowing, Summer Opportunities

Register Now! National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014

AACOM is very proud to support the National Pre-SOMA medical student leaders volunteering to lead National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014 at select Osteopathic Medical Colleges across the nation!   April’s event is held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week.

National ShaDO Week’s event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools to reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for your aspiring premedical students to connect with medical students to have their questions answered, visit a medical school, and get great insight from current medical students willing to help mentor premedical students!  Space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon!

Please share the attached PDF flyer with your premedical students and clubs on campus.  National ShaDO Week will be held the week of April 14-18, 2014.
Note: Some Osteopathic Medical Schools may have other opportunities available.

Pre-SOMA
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is the largest Osteopathic student organization in existence.  Run on a national level by volunteer student leaders elected by their peers, SOMA acts as the voice of Osteopathic medical students on issues that affect our medical education, our future careers, and the care of our future patients.
Pre-SOMA is the undergraduate division of SOMA, dedicated to the promotion of Osteopathic medicine and the support of all students who aspire to become the kind of caring, compassionate and competent physicians that epitomize Osteopathic medicine.
How do I get involved? There are two ways to be involved in Pre-SOMA – by becoming a National Member and by being a part of a Pre-SOMA chapter at your local school.
To join National Pre-SOMA:
1) Go to www.studentdo.com/join and create a login
2) Press the “Join SOMA” button on the main page and fill out the form

Posted February 27, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Osteopathic Items, Shadowing

International Service Learning

ISL
International Service Learning
Serving the global community, one adventure at a time!

Join ISL in providing basic health services in developing communities in Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic & Haiti, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, or Tanzania in 2014! 9 to 14-day opportunities available.

We still have a few spaces remaining on our Spring Break teams! Visit our schedule for a full listing and to apply.

Mission:  ISL strives to enhance academic learning through service experience while providing quality health care and other services in developing communities. We utilize in-country professionals and offer programs which observe the highest ethical standards and inspire volunteers to a lifestyle of service.

For more information contact us at Info@ISLonline.org or (816) 767-0481, or visit our website, www.ISLonline.org.
****This message is from International Service Learning. Please note that UB cannot directly endorse any service programs and does advise you thoroughly research such programs before applying or committing to participate.****

Posted February 11, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Volunteering

Gap Medics

For American students interested in women’s and children’s health…
Gap Medics work experience placements in Iringa, Tanzania, are specially designed for aspiring pediatricians, obstetrician/gynecologists and family practitioners. Between Iringa Regional Hospital, Tosamaganga Hospital and Ngome Health Centre, each student will enjoy a varied and well-rounded observational work experience. Some details about the departments:
•    OB/GYN: 60 to 90 births occur per week in these facilities; 1/3 of the deliveries are by C-section. Other types of obstetric surgery is common as well.
•    Pediatrics: Not for the faint of heart, but truly inspiring. Students visit with recovering children and volunteer in a local orphanage.
•    Family Medicine: There are daily appointments with everyone from infants to the elderly in the outpatient department.
Summer placements in Iringa are available in June and July of 2014. Departments fill up by the end of February–registration is available now.

****This message is from GAPS Medics. Please note that UB cannot directly endorse any service programs and does advise you thoroughly research such programs before applying or committing to participate.****

Posted February 11, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Volunteering

GAP Medics Update

A project for pre-med students studying the brain:

From May through August of 2014, Gap Medics is facilitating educational projects for aspiring neurosurgeons, neurologists and psychiatrists in the bustling city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. These students will enjoy placements in the following partner hospitals:
•    Neurological Hospital: Visit with recovering stroke patients and those suffering from afflictions of the brain.
•    Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital: A firsthand look at a mental and behavioral healthcare facility in a developing country.
•    Nakornping Hospital: Observe all operations on the nervous system, including neurosurgery and cervical spine surgery.
Registration is available now.

****This message is from GAPS Medics. Please note that UB cannot directly endorse any service programs and does advise you thoroughly research such programs before applying or committing to participate.****

Posted February 5, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Volunteering

National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014!

In conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week, osteopathic medical students from across the nation will once again participate in National ShaDO Week:  April 14-18, 2014.   Both events during this week are designed to bring the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal – increasing awareness of Osteopathic Medicine and DO’s in communities across the country.

The event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools to reach out to high school, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for your aspiring premedical students to connect with medical students to have their questions answered, visit a medical school, and get great insight from current medical students willing to help mentor premedical students!

Please see the attached PDF flyer.  National ShaDO Week will be held the week of April 14-18, 2014.
Note: Some Osteopathic Medical Schools may have other opportunities available.

Posted February 5, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Osteopathic Items, Shadowing

APMS Family Doc for a Day shadowing program

Interested in Family Medicine?

APMS is continuing the Family Doctor for a Day shadowing program this spring semester.  The program requires an application process which can be found on the APMS website (http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/apms/shadowing/contact-form-2/page18.php). In order to qualify for the program you must meet three criteria:
1) Sophomore standing or higher (and be a full-time student)
2) GPA > 3.25
3) Some basic science courses completed

In addition there are immunization and TB test requirements that can be found on the APMS website. The experience will give you an opportunity to shadow a family doctor from UB/MD Family Medicine Department for a half-day. Depending on availability and interest, the experience can be expanded. This will be between you and the physician you shadow.
Once you complete the online application you will be receive an email with more information. If you have any questions you can contact Mark Goodman (markgood@buffalo.edu).

Posted January 27, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Student Clubs, UB Announcements

2014 Summer Internship at European Hospital

•    Travel abroad to a beautiful island
•    Intern in public hospitals on the island
•    See European healthcare up close
•    Teach English to hospital staff as a way to give back
•    Learn Spanish or Portuguese
The Atlantis Project brings pre-health undergraduate students for 5-week summer programs in the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Azores Islands (Portugal).  Atlantis Fellows intern at local public hospitals, see the European healthcare system from the inside, improve language skills, and contribute to the community by teaching English to local residents – all of this in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Apply for all sessions online. Applicants for any of the summer sessions may apply in either of the two application rounds. The earlier round (Feb 2) will provide greater choice of site, timing, and experience type.  For application details visit atlantis-project.org or contact Jennifer Ely at admissions@atlantis-project.org or via phone at (765) 444 9972.

****This message is from The Atlantis Project. Please note that UB cannot directly endorse any service programs and does advise you thoroughly research such programs before applying or committing to participate.****

Posted January 15, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Summer Opportunities, Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities for February 2014

Volunteer with ISL’s Global Health Teams, February 2014!

Peru (Machu Picchu)
February 8-16 &
February 8-March 1

Costa Rica
March 14-23

Belize
February 26-March 6

International Service Learning
4632 Swenson Rd
Clayton WA 99110
(816) 767-0481

info@ISLonline.org

www.ISLonline.org

****This message is from International Service Learning. Please note that UB cannot directly endorse any service programs and does advise you thoroughly research such programs before applying or committing to participate.****

Posted January 6, 2014 in Health Relevant Experience, Shadowing, Volunteering