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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.02, Week of January 15
New Year, New Things to do at Shelby Farms!
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The BlueCross Power of We Scholarship,
sponsored by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, is
addressing the need for a more qualified and inclusive health care workforce
in Tennessee by offering three scholarship awards of $10,000 each.
1. The BlueCross Power of We Scholarship, sponsored by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, is addressing the need for a more qualified and inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee by offering three scholarship awards of $10,000 each.
Empowering the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders Today!
2. The University of Alabama – Birmingham offers 3 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities. The deadline for all of them is February 15, 2018.
As the deadline draws near I’d like to remind you of three exciting opportunities for your undergraduate students - the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) and Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE). These programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs.
These eight week programs are held concurrently from May 31 – July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.
Students will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.
Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2018.
Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/
Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.
Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/
The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply. The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.
Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) https://www.uab.edu/medicine/nephrology/research/cardio-renal-physiology-and-medicine/kure (newly added)
The KURE participants engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor and attend a variety of seminars and workshops over the course of the 8 week program. Aside from time in the lab students will have professional development sessions and the opportunity to shadow some of our physicians in clinic. The KURE oral symposium, held at the close of the summer session is where students present their summer research.
Robin G. Lorenz, MD/PhD | Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development
Director | Medical Scientist Training Program
Director | Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Program
Director | Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) Program
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
SHEL 121C | 1825 University Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35294-2182
Knowledge that will change your world
3. The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.
4. The eighteenth annual Summer Course in Human Anatomy will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in June, 2018.
5. InGenius Prep is sponsoring a free webinar on “How to Write a Successful Medical School Personal Statement”. (N.B.: Including this post in the Caduceus Newsletter does NOT constitute an endorsement.)
From: Grace at InGenius Prep [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
My name is Grace Kennedy, and I’m writing to let you know about a free webinar on “How to Write a Successful Medical School Personal Statement” on January 17th at 8pm EST. I thought this might be of interest to students thinking about med school applications!
The webinar will be hosted by Jon Barclay, a Weill Cornell Former Admissions Committee Member and an InGenius Prep counselor.
If you think this webinar might be helpful to other members of your student group, would you please forward this registration along to them? I would be more than happy to speak over the phone or via email if you have questions!
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6. The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program again in 2018. This program will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (for orientation) and conclude Friday, July 13, 2018.
The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program again in 2018. This program will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (for orientation) and conclude Friday, July 13, 2018.
Attached are the flyer and application to be used in marketing this program to your students. Potential candidates should complete the enclosed application and return all required documents on or before Monday, March 5, 2018. The application must include the student’s official transcript. All candidates will be interviewed and selections made by mid April 2018.
Applications and official transcripts should be submitted to:
If you have any questions, please call me at (731) 423-1932 (Ext. 262).
Thank you for your support.
Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, July 13, 2018
Purpose: This program is designed for students who plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study. It will provide pre-med students a practical and valuable opportunity to participate in a supervised, prescribed program of inservice training and volunteer service in the medical field. To allow pre-med students the opportunity to evaluate their commitment to medicine as a career. This six-week program located in Jackson, TN includes hospital orientation, clinical rotation, and opportunity for observation.
Clinical Rotation includes but is not limited to:
Behavioral Health Radiology
Emergency Department Resident Physician Rotation
Clinical Process Improvement Respiratory Care
System Affiliate Hospital Med Center EMS
G.I. Lab Surgery
Tennessee Heart Center Kirkland Cancer Center
Cath Lab Hospice
Cardiology Oncology Nursing
Cardiac Rehab Radiation Oncology
Women and Children’s Center Physical Therapy
Labor and Delivery Sports Medicine
Pediatrics Rehabilitation Services
Complete Sophomore Year by June 1, 2018
Plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study
Have a cumulative 3.3 G.P.A.
Enrollment limited to ten (10-14) participants
*OFFICIAL Transcript must be mailed directly from the school. Transcript must be received by deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018.
*Please note: We will notify you through the email address that you provide whether you have been selected or not.
Application Information: Heather Cavness at (731) 423-1932 (Ext. 262)
Application and Transcript Deadline ~ March 5, 2018
Mail completed application to:
UT Family Medicine ~ Heather Cavness
Admin. Recruiting Coordinator
294 Summar Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
APPLICATION FOR PRE-MED INTERNSHIP VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Applicant’s Full Name
Home Address School Address
City State Zip City State Zip
Telephone Cell Phone Number
Social Security Number E-Mail Address
E-Mail Address you most often check
Name of School: Grade Completed:
Course of Study: Type of Diploma:
Name of College: ___________________________________ Year Completed: ___________________________________
Major/Minor: ______________________________________ Degree Received: ___________________________________
Future Educational/Career Plans:
List any honors and/or awards earned, or offices held in High School or College:
List of school activities, hobbies, and interests; offices held, etc:
In Case of Emergency: Name Phone
In your Own Words, Give Your Reasons for Wanting to Participate In This Program
PERSONAL REFERENCES (other than relatives)
(The names you list below MUST be who we receive recommendation letters from)
PERSONAL REFERENCE/RECOMMENDATON LETTERS: One (1) letter must be from a teacher/professor, one (1) must be from a professional, and one (1) must be a personal reference/recommendation. These letters can be e-mailed to Heather Cavness @ firstname.lastname@example.org ; and must be as an attachment on letterhead. These letters can also be mailed. All letters must be received by deadline date ~ (March 5, 2018).
Are you a United States Citizen?
Note: Answering “no” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.
Within the past 7 years, have you either been (1) convicted by any court, including a court of military justice, or a felony, or (2) been released from prison following conviction of a felony? (For purposes of this application, consider felonies to include any crime that is punishable by imprisonment or execution).
Note: Answering “yes” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.
If yes, state date, place, and nature of each conviction
I hereby certify that all answers given by me on this application are true to the best of my knowledge. I authorize
UTFP to contact references whom I have listed on this application for the purpose of acquiring information about me; and I release UFP and anyone releasing information to UTFP from any liability based upon such release.
7. AAMC News: News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, January 10, 2018 edition.
8. Leading with empathy: The transformative influence of a doctor who hasn’t forgotten his past. (Feature article from the Winter 2017-18 issue of Outlook Magazine, a publication of the Washington University School of Medicine in Sat. Louis.
From the introduction:
Will Ross knows he should be dead. Before his teen years, he had been beaten and bloodied countless times and stabbed in the arm. He had witnessed an execution-style murder and had watched riots burn his community.
He had hidden in his house to avoid gangs. Indoors, he often buried himself in books to escape the alcohol-fueled fighting between his mother and her boyfriends.
“We were the poorest of the poor,” Ross said. “However, my experiences with violence were not unique. Most of the kids I knew growing up are dead or in jail. It is not hyperbole to say I should be dead.”
Now an esteemed nephrologist at the School of Medicine, Ross, MD, MPH, has achieved a level of success that he had never imagined as a boy scrounging for food and wearing ill-fitting hand-me-downs and fearing that rats would crawl over him in his sleep.
9. The Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) offers two undergraduate summer research programs.
10. New Year, New Things To Do at Shelby Farms!
Dr. Stan Eisen,
Memphis, TN 38104
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