Remaining information sessions for pre-health students:
Recommendation Letters and the Pre-Med Committee
3/26 – 5-6pm – Healy 103
3/27 – 4-5pm – Healy 103
The AMCAS Application
4/23 – 5-6pm – ICC 118
4/24 – 4-5pm – ICC 116
It’s Health and Science Industry Week – please take advantage of all the informative offerings put together by the Career Center for Health and Science Industry Week.
Health & Science Industry Week
March 24-28 with the Cawley Career Education Center
Participate in a series of workshops, panels, and networking events to learn more about career options in the healthcare & science fields. For the most updated list of events, please visit our website.
MONDAY, MARCH 24
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: McShain Lounge (ground floor of McCarthy Hall, across from Leo’s entrance)
Join Georgetown University EcoAction to learn about internship opportunities at various environmental organizations.
Preparing to Apply for Med School: Guest Speaker Bill Higgins from NIH
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the medical school application process, including MCATs, personal statements, and interviews. Bring your questions about these and other aspects of medical school applications.
Bill Higgins is the Pre-Professional Advisor at the National Institutes of Health and has has taught physiology for 40 years at the University of Maryland. He has over 2,500 former students who are now MDs or DDSs, and 400 former students who are on Medical School Admissions Committees, and 5 who are currently Deans of Medical Schools.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Exploring Opportunities in Global Health Panel
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Interested in the intersection between international affairs and healthcare? Hear from employers and alumni with a variety of experiences and learn different ways to enter the global health industry.
Moderator: Rebecca Hamel (C ’85) – Consultant for Accordia Global Health Foundation, formerly of the Global Health Council and Africare
Heather Rosen (MPP ’07) – Dept. International Health & MCIP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of International Health
Linda Cantell, RN, MSc – Field Health Specialist, Health Service Department, The World Bank
Nellie Darling, MS (NHS’11), Junior Epidemiologist, Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
Layla McCay, MD, Assistant Professor (Adjunct), International Health, Georgetown University & Global Public Health Consultant, The World Bank
Debra Pinkney, MPH, MS – Peace Corps Office of Global Health and HIV
Mystelle Ruble, Chemonics International
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
Medical School Student Panel
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join four Georgetown seniors recently accepted to medical school for a discussion of medical school applications and students’ experiences with the process.
Elizabeth Gromet – Neurobiology – 2014
Antonia Kopp – Human Science – 2014
Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz – Human Science – 2014
Elizabeth Ulrich – English – 2014
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
Research Pathways at Georgetown
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards and Research (GOFAR) will highlight research opportunities available through their office at Georgetown. Student panelists will also be available to discuss their research and to answer questions about conducting research at Georgetown.
Healthcare Consulting Alumni Panel
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hear from recent Georgetown alumni about their experiences in healthcare consulting and learn more about the opportunities available to you in this field.
Moderator: Sheila O’Connell Johnson (NHS ’08)
Katie Dunn – Healthcare Management and Policy
Szena Dayo – International Health
Katherine Lewandowski – Healthcare Management and Policy
Nancy Oduro – Healthcare Management and Policy
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When examinees get to test day, they have studied, reviewed, practiced, and practiced some more. They are ready! But is their ID?
One of the most important items that an examinee needs with them on test day is their ID. As you know, when an examinee checks-in they are asked to sign-in, to have their fingerprints digitally collected, to take a test-day photograph, and to provide a valid ID document. In order to be officially let into the testing room, an examinee’s ID must meet certain criteria; otherwise, they may not be able to sit for the exam.
In an effort to remind our examinees about the importance of having proper identification, we have created a new workflow called Keep Calm and Carry the Proper ID. This resource allows them to follow the path to make sure that their ID meets all the criteria and is just as ready as they are on test day!
The workflow can be found on our website here:https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/taking/.
Also, feel free to download the PDF: https://www.aamc.org/students/download/372764/data/mcatidworkflow.pdf.
An interesting MOOC is being offered by Dr. Erland Stevens at Davidson College. All materials in the course are available at no cost to students. Pre-meds are the ideal target audience for the course. A similar course is taught to students on campus and I know that pre-meds get a lot from the class. Most of the introductory pharmacology material in med school is included in the course. The details are as follows:
Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery is a chemistry MOOC with potentially high interest for pre-medical students. Hosted on thewww.edx.org, all materials in the course are available at no cost. The seven-week course launches March 10, 2014. Major topics include the approval process for new drugs, the function of enzymes and receptors as drug targets, the movement of drugs throughout the body, and the steps involved in discovering and optimizing drug candidates. Students in the course will learn MCAT and medical school related topics such as enzyme kinetics, receptor theory, pharmacokinetics, and metabolism. The course is ideally suited for students who have completed general chemistry with some exposure to organic chemistry and introductory biology.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to announce our 3nd Bi-Annual Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshops in conjunction with AACOM’s 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Bowdoin College’s McKeen Center for the Common Good will be hosting an online conversation with Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. For those of you who have not read it, this book is a wonderful treatment of the importance of cultural competency in medicine.
This will be a live event with viewer participation streamed on Bowdoin’s website on Tuesday, April 1st at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Professor Susan Bell (Sociology and Anthropology) and Professor Steve Loebs (Research Associate of McKeen Center and Professor Emeritus, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University) will moderate a conversation on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman. Professors Bell and Loebs will be joined by the author to discuss the book and answer questions e-mailed in by viewers. Those of you in the Class of 2005 may remember that this was your first year book discussed at orientation. Amazon describes it in the following way: “The book explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.”
Internship Opportunity at the CTE Center
Sports Legacy Institute-Boston University CTE Brain Bank
Boston University School of Medicine
VA Bedford Healthcare System
Looking for a college student interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and other related fields. Interns will gain exposure to neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychology.
Major duties include the following: data collection and entry, clinical data analysis, general
administrative tasks, and other duties assigned by your direct supervisor. In addition to daily tasks, interns will also have the opportunity to oversee a paper worthy research project on either the clinical or pathology side of the research. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.
• 1-year unpaid commitment starting in June of 2014
• Minimum of 20 hours a week for students taking a gap
• Minimum of 10 hours for Boston area students still in
• Student in Health Sciences or other biological discipline
• Interest in the study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurodegenerative diseases
• Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written
• Computer software proficiency
• Can work with limited oversight
• Applies meticulous attention to detail
• Background in statistical analysis preferred
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. An in-person interview will follow for top applicants.
Careers in Global Health: Online Free Webinar Recording
A program of Unite For Sight’s Global Health University
Access the free webinar recording at http://slate.uniteforsight. org/register/careers-recording
The webinar, which was recorded last week as a program of Unite For Sight’s Global Health University, includes guidance and advice from ten expert panelists. Learn what skills and experiences are best for a career in global health, what employers are looking for, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in global health, the depth and breadth of global health opportunities, and more. This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health, as well as for university advisors and faculty.
Barbara Bush, CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
Brian Heuser, Ed.D., M.T.S., Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy & Organizations, Vanderbilt Peabody College; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Gene Falk, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus, mothers2mothers
Vanessa Kerry, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health
Charlie MacCormack, PhD, President Emeritus at Save the Children
Marie Martin, M.Ed., Assistant Director, International Programs, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health
Dayle Savage, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice in Leadership & Organizations; Director, Peabody Career Services, Department of Leadership, Policy & Organizations, Vanderbilt Peabody College
Richard Skolnik, MPA, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”