Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Project Healthcare Applications Open

Project Healthcare is the NYU School of Medicine's annual summer intensive clinical experience. The program operates in both Manhattan (Bellevue Hospital Center) and Sunset Park, Brooklyn (NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn).

Via Project Healthcare, students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in one of NYU’s active emergency departments. Through hands on experience, volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine.  The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. The 10-week intensive summer program is open to college students and recent graduates nationwide.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms (including trauma) as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care.  They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness. In addition, the program features. community engagement events and a social medicine course.

Interested students can access the Summer 2019 Project Healthcare application here. The application will be open until Monday, February 4th at 11:59pm Eastern time.

Summer Health Professions Education Program Kick-Off Webinar

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.

SHPEP is implemented at 12 universities across the nation. Each institution provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop.

Applications to SHPEP are open to freshmen and sophomores, and interested students are encouraged to join the SHPEP kick-off webinar on Thursday, December 6, 2018 to hear more about this unique opportunity directly from the National Program Office as well as SHPEP alumni. Register here!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

SUNY Optometry Winter Open House

SUNY Optometry's Winter Open House is a great opportunity to explore the profession by meeting faculty members, learning what it is like to be an optometry student by interacting with current students, and learning tips on how to build a competitive application. The Open House will take place on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Register here to attend!

Prior to the Open House, prospective optometry students are invited to Tour Tuesdays, excellent opportunities to tour SUNY's state of the art facilities, interact with current students, meet with an admissions representative, and enjoy an afternoon in Bryant Park! upcoming tour dates include November 20th and December 18th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Register here to attend.

Questions? Please write to admissions@sunyopt.edu.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Columbia SHPSP Application Open

Columbia's Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is currently accepting applications until January 31, 2019.

This program is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. SPHSP is designed to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical careers for juniors, seniors, and recent undergraduates. This competitive program equips students with the skill set and tools they need to pursue public health by providing rigorous public health coursework, hands-on field experience, seminars and workshops, and mentorship opportunities in New York City.

The 10-week program begins with a one-week orientation and ends with a showcase and expo at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Students are introduced to members of the CDC and have the opportunity to present their summer projects. All accepted students will receive housing accommodations on Columbia University’s Morningside campus along with a living stipend. All travel for students will also be covered by the program.

The program will be hosting a virtual information session via Facebook Live for students who are interested in learning more about SPHSP. Students interested in participating in the virtual information session can add SHPSP on Facebook (@Sphsp Columbia) and join the Facebook Live this Friday, November 16th at 3:00 PM EST. 

To access the SPHSP application and more information regarding the program, please feel free to visit https://www.ps.columbia.edu/sphsp or email us at sphsp@cumc.columbia.edu.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Columbia GlobeMed Benefit Dinner 11/10

Interested in global health? Interested in discussing relevant global health topics with undergrads from across the East Coast over a catered dinner? 

If yes, join GlobeMed at Columbia University THIS SATURDAY November 10 from 7:30-9:30PM in the Diana Center Event Oval for our Benefit Dinner! Tickets are $20 (food included) and can be obtained through this link: https://bit.ly/2ARSzob. As this is a professional networking event, please dress semi-formal. 

All proceeds are in support of our ten year partnership with GWED-G, a humanitarian organization in Northeastern Uganda. Our project with GWED-G works to decrease HIV incidence and improve maternal and newborn health in the region.

Reminder: Committee Application, Part I Due Nov. 15

Part I of Barnard’s Committee Application is due on November 15, 2018 (for first-time applicants). If you plan to apply to medical or dental school in summer 2019, please make sure to:
  • Set your intended matriculation year to 2020 in AdviseStream
  • Review the Application Process and Application Timeline sections of the prehealth website
  • View the Application Year Overview: Part I webinar in the Cycle 2019 Resources folder of your AdviseStream Advising Resource Library
  • Submit Part I by the November 15th deadline (11:59 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Yale Q-Med Conference

Sponsored by The Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ Affairs at Yale School of Medicine

The Q-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care conference (March 30-31, 2019) aims to engage and inspire future LGBTQI+ leaders in health care in the areas of research, clinical care, education, and policy/advocacy. It will feature keynote speakers, posters, interactive workshops with practical tools and strategies designed to address the unique challenges facing LGBTQI+ leaders.

Current health professional students (e.g., medical, nursing, physician assistant, podiatry, dentistry, clinical psychology, biomedical research, social work, and public health students) and university undergraduate students with an interest in health care as a profession are invited to attend. Though the content of the conference will be geared toward students, others with an interest in working with students to develop LGBTQI+ leaders in health care (e.g., residents, advanced trainees, and faculty) are invited to participate.

Registration for this conference is free.

For more information, visit the conference webpage or contact LGBTQIaffairs@yale.edu.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Being the First: Pioneering Heart Health (Tonight!)

Being the First: Pioneering Heart Health
A conversation with Dr. Nieca Goldberg '79
6:30 PM

Barnard welcomes back Dr. Nieca Goldberg '79, a pioneer in women's heart health for the Being the First series. Being the First showcases trailblazers and those who were "the first" in their field. Goldberg graduated from Barnard College and received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Author of the award-winning book The Women's Healthy Heart ProgramGoldberg is the medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU Langone, a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association, and she started the "Go Red for Women" campaign. Nikki Youngblood Giles, associate dean for Beyond Barnard, joins Goldberg to discuss her education at Barnard, her thoughts on research and medical care for women, the value of a STEM education, and the trajectory of her career. Co-sponsored by Beyond BarnardSeating is limited. Please arrive early. Doors close at 6:30 PM.

Click here to see the Facebook event. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Summer 2019 HCC Internship

Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and healthcare.

HCC is committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions. Students of color, first-generation students and those of economically challenged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Through partnerships with local organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. During the course of the internship, students will work on meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development skills or acumen. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and alumni.

Program dates: May or June to August, 2019
Stipend: $3,000 - $4,000
Early decision deadline: November 26, 2018
Final deadline: December 26, 2018

For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, see the program website.

Informational webinars will be held on 11/7, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/18. Click here for more details and to register.

Questions? Contact info@healthcareers.org.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Application Year Overview Sessions This Week

Cycle 2019 of Barnard’s Committee Application officially opened on October 25, 2018, and, as a reminder, this week will feature two Application Year Overview: Part I sessions for all Cycle 2019 applicants. Please plan to attend one of these sessions! 

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Beyond Barnard Library | RSVP here
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Live Webinar | RSVP here

For those planning to apply to health professions schools in summer 2019, we ask that you update your intended matriculation year to 2020 in AdviseStream, if you have not already done so.