College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Pre-Med CareerMail 1/21/10

January 21, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Human Anatomy for Undergraduates
2. Health Career Connection 2010 Summer Internship
3. Des Moines University's New Health P.A.S.S. Summer Program
4. LUMC Summer Enrichment Program with Stipend for Pre-Meds
5. Summer Research Opportunity in Germany
6. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City
7. Student Organization Events
8. Reminders

1. Human Anatomy for Undergraduates
The tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year. The course will run for four weeks in June, 2010, on the Medical School campus in Baltimore, and will include both lectures and demonstrations using human cadavers. Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year of college. Total tuition for the course will be $3800. All course materials, including the textbook and an atlas, are included in the tuition. Four (4) academic credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Accommodations are available on the main undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins University. A completed application form, a non-refundable application fee of $50, and supporting materials (college transcript, letter of recommendation from an academic advisor) are due by March 15, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1, with full tuition due by May 1. More course details, including a downloadable application form, can be found on the Internet at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute. For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at: adaniel@jhmi.edu.


2. Health Career Connection 2010 Summer Internship
DUE DATE: February 8, 2010 at 11:59PM EST
Health Career Connection (HCC) offers ten-week, full time summer internships from mid-June through mid- August to undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in healthcare management and policy, health education, community health, nurse administration, and other public health options. Interns are paid educational and training stipends of approximately $300 - $400 per week. Through our internship sponsors, HCC places qualified candidates in leading California, New England, New York, and New Jersey healthcare and public health organizations. Interns work with senior and program managers to understand the organization's strategy and operations, work on important projects, develop valuable professional networks, and attend events. The internship program includes valuable workshops on career planning, graduate education, advocacy, leadership, and cultural competency. HCC also connects students to our prestigious graduate school partners.

Students from all fields including, but NOT LIMITED to Healthcare, Management and Policy, Public Health, Biological Sciences, Business, Political Science, Sociology, Nursing, Education, Information Technology, Pre-law, and Pre-Medicine are welcome to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://www.healthcareers.org/main/index.htm or email:info@healthcareers.org.


3. Des Moines University's New Health P.A.S.S. Summer Program
The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (Health P.A.S.S.) program is /*free*/ to attend and students will be provided with a travel stipend, housing, and meals.

The Health P.A.S.S. program is targeted at students who are underrepresented in medicine - this includes individuals who are racially/ethnically underrepresented, first generation college students, and/or students who come from low-income backgrounds.

Rising sophomores and rising juniors are encouraged to apply to the Health P.A.S.S. program.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience "a day in the life" of students in four areas of health professions: Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (D.P.M.), Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and Physician Assistant (P.A.).

The application deadline is February 1, 2010!

The DMU Health P.A.S.S. program will run from July 11-31, 2010.

Learn more about the key features of the DMU Health P.A.S.S. Program online at: http://www.dmu.edu/healthpass . If you have questions, please contact: misty@dmu.edu .


4. LUMC Summer Enrichment Program with Stipend for Pre-Meds
Students will receive academic and clinical experiences, community service opportunities and professional development to help prepare them as they apply for medical school that summer that they attend the program. Students will do work in medical clinics and in the community, but there will also be training. Students are expected to attend all activities all day from 9-5, as well as some weekend and evening activities.

Additionally, students will receive a stipend of $1200, although it is not so much employment as it is enrichment.

The website for our 2010 Summer Enrichment Program is now updated: http://www.stritch.luc.edunode120

We also have a new email address for the program SEP@lumc.edu . Students can send inquiries or email their materials except for transcripts to this address. Recommendation letters can be sent to this address as well.


5. Summer Research Opportunity in Germany
RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering - gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with doctoral students at German universities and research institutions on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors.

Participating Undergraduate Students in science and engineering get a glimpse of advanced research work while gaining desirable practical experience in their field. They learn about Germany from an insider's perspective while meeting new people and taking their first steps with the German language - or practicing their existing language abilities. Long-lasting friendships are born from these intensive work environments that are balanced with fun evenings or weekends out with colleagues. This is a great opportunity for Biology majors that would like to study/work abroad.

Please see the following website for more info: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/11632/index.html


6. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City
An excellent summer program for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

PLEASE CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. YOU MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

* Ideal for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree (this program is run by the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program).
* 10 weeks of independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).
* Present & participate in weekly journal clubs
* Scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
* Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family (who are flown in for the event), friends and colleagues.
* Receive on going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student), as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.
* Receive a stipend of $4,300 (minus the cost of housing).
* Gateways alumni are accepted and matriculate in the top MD-PhD Programs in the country!

Eligibility Requirements:
-Freshman and sophomores ONLY (class of 2012 and/or 2013 only)
-Must be either an underrepresented minority student and/or disadvantaged student as described by the NIH.
-Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

For further information (including eligibility) and an on-line application, please visit our website:
http://www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd/summerprogram/

Please note, our application deadline is February 1, 2010.


7. Student Organization Events
a) 2-UNIT DECAL: HEALTH IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES
This course will look at health determinants in the Asian American Pacific Islander communities through historical, social, and medical perspectives. There will be some amazing guest speakers, comprised of physicians, researchers, community leaders, and fellow students. This course is greatly relevant for anyone interested in public health, medicine, and AAPI issues.

Students who complete this DeCal may have the opportunity to join the AAPI Health Research Group as future student researchers and course facilitators for the following semesters and to help in the further development and planning of our group.

The DeCal (2 Units) will be offered every Wednesday from 7-9pm, location TBA. Students of all majors and classes may enroll. If you are interested and have any questions, please contact the student coordinator at: DLee23@berkeley.edu

The class is scheduled to start the second week of classes (Wednesday 01/27). CCN's will be given once class begins.

b) VOLUNTEERS AROUND THE WORLD INFO. SESSION: 02.01.10
Research & Volunteer in Guatemala this Summer!!

Volunteers Around the World (VAW) provides medical, educational, and technological services to rural Guatemala. Last summer, we went to Guatemala to conduct public health surveys, provide assistance in community classrooms, and construct slow sand filters for producing safe drinking water. Join us and/or enroll in our DeCal IAS98/198 001 to prepare for our 2010 Summer Safe Drinking Water and Food Security Project!

Weekly DeCal Meeting: Every Monday, 4- 6pm, 254 Dwinelle

First information Session: Monday, February 1st, 4pm, 254 Dwinelle
Email us for more information: berkeleyvaw@gmail.com , or come to our first info session on February 1st @ 4pm!

Premed, engineering, education, and international studies majors are welcome!

**Leadership positions available; interviews will be taken after info session on February 1st, 4pm, 254 Dwinelle (please email us at: if you're interested in applying for any leadership position)

c) PRE-MED 101 DECAL
PreMed 101 is UC Berkeley's premiere premedical decal. PreMed 101 is a course designed and operated by a group of UCSF & UC Berkeley students with one goal: to offer those who intend to pursue a life as a medical professional a taste of that life and to arm them with the information necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

PreMed 101 was founded in the Fall of 2003 by several students who felt that UC Berkeley premed students, for various reasons, were severely disadvantaged in the medical school application process. Furthermore, they were concerned that many students had unrealistic expectations about careers in healthcare.

Now into its 14th semester, PreMed 101 has become a collaborative effort between UCSF & UC Berkeley students. Over the years, PreMed 101 has not only offered premeds the information they need to succeed, but has also secured for its students shadowing opportunities with physicians, jobs in emergency rooms, and even basic science research positions at Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Please feel free to visit our website at: http://premed101.org

All enrollment is handled through telebears:
Freshmen and Sophomores: 57889
Juniors and Seniors: 59176


8. Reminders
a) SDSU - "CATCH THE WAVE TO SUCCESS PRE-HEALTH CONFERENCE"
WHEN: January 29-30, 2010
LOCATION: San Diego State University

San Diego State University would like to cordially invite you to "Catch the Wave to Success Pre-health Conference". The conference is designed to introduce pre-health students (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, pre physician assistant, etc.) about careers in the health care fields and to provide information on becoming a successful pre-health student. Students will have the opportunity to meet professional school admissions representatives, hear first hand accounts from health care insiders, and network with a variety of professionals. Early registration begins November 1st, 2009.

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~cpo/conference/

b) SUMMA CONFERENCE: 02.13.10 SAVE THE DATE!
Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance
Stanford School of Medicine

SUMMA Conference: http://summa.stanford.edu/
Saturday, February 13, 2010

REGISTER HERE: http://www.acteva.com/go/summa
Or visit http://summa.stanford.edu/

Please join us on Saturday, February 13, 2010 for the 19th annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference as students from all over the state of California and beyond come to the Stanford School of Medicine to learn about careers in medicine and the pathways to get there. Various workshops will be offered that discuss a variety of topics including the admissions process, the challenges of medical school and affording medical school. In addition, the conference will have several keynote presentations from outstanding faculty. To learn more about the conference please visit the following url: http://summa.stanford.edu/ .

Feel free to contact:summamed@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. We look forward to having your participation at this year's conference!

c) POSTING ON PRE-MED AND HEALTH CAREERS CAREERMAIL The Pre-Med. and Health Careers CareerMail are forwarded every Wed. If you would like announcements advertised about your student organization or other organization of which you are a member, please forward this information directly to: jverano@berkeley.edu at least one week prior to the event. If you submit the information a couple of weeks prior to the event date, it will be included in a "reminder" section. The announcements should be edited to include a brief description of the organization, event, etc. and include the contact person's name and/or website. Submissions should be related to medical and/or a health related topics for inclusion in the CareerMail.

d) JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP
The Career Center has created a Facebook group to compliment the information that you receive on CareerMail. We will keep you updated on upcoming events, workshops and any other announcements related to medical school or other graduate/professional health programs/schools. Join our Facebook group today! Search for "Cal's Career Center Health Team"