Friday, July 13, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Medicine and Global Health Report

As the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core curriculum, MSIH is proud to introduce the 2018 Medicine and Global Health Report.
The first of its kind, the 2018 Medicine and Global Health Report presents a picture of global health principles in action for medical professionals at various stages of their careers - including aspiring doctors. 

In this report you'll find profiles of physicians engaging with global health in diverse settings and fields, cutting edge global medicine research summaries, and practical suggestions for global health education at all career stages.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Winthrop-LIDA Birth Doula Project

The Winthrop-LIDA Birth Doula Project is a coalition of women’s health practitioners at Winthrop University Hospital and Long Island Doula Association, Inc. (LIDA)-trained birth doulas seeking to improve birthing outcomes for mothers in our community. We are hoping to recruit and train individuals interested in offering continuous, evidence-based birth support to women in labor and their partners. Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have not graduated from a nursing program. The Winthrop-LIDA Project is a unique clinical opportunity for any student interested in:

  • Gaining hands-on, meaningful, clinical exposure
  • Empowering women to become agents of their bodies and health
  • Promoting mother and baby-friendly childbirth initiatives
  • Exploring birth doula work, midwifery, or obstetrics as possible professional trajectories 

Birth doulas provide emotional, physical and informational support to women in labor. The benefits of birthing with birth doulas are numerous, including:

  • Personalization and respect of individual birthing choices
  • Promotion of breastfeeding and maternal-infant bonding
  • Increased rates of vaginal delivery
  • Acknowledgement of birth as a natural process
  • Increased maternal satisfaction 

Volunteers will not only gain holistic exposure to the field of women’s health, but will also be fulfilled by their abilities to affect positive change in the diverse patient population they will serve. 

But please note: This doula project training does not certify participants to become a doula in private practice. For more information on how to become a private pay doula after this training workshop please visit: Winthrop Becoming LIDA Certified

Our next training is September 15 and September 22. If you are interested in registering for the next training and learning about pre-training requirements, please reach out to

Technician B, Mouse Neurobehavior Core (MNBC) at Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM)

This is a behavioral neuroscience research position in the Mouse Neurobehavior Core (MNBC) at the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in Manhattan, New York.

Hours/week: 35

The successful candidate will possess training in, and take on the responsibility for, conducting a wide range of behavioral assays to evaluate behavioral phenotypes in mouse genetic models of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. The Technician B will work under the supervision of Dr. Mu Yang, Director of the MNBC. For more information of the MNBC, please visit our website  

Characteristic Duties:
  1. Performing assays and preparing solutions according to detailed instructions
  2. Setting up equipment for experiments, calibrations, and radiation surveys, according to instruments
  3. Carrying out fully-planned experiments
  4. Keeping records of results of experiments
  5. Assisting in the collection of samples for experimental or diagnostic purpose
  6. Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies
  7. Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, research project, or work unit.

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Test mouse models of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders in a wide range of behavioral tests, including seizure, circadian activity, neuromuscular functions, locomotion and balance, sensory functions, anxiety and depression-like behaviors, neurological reflexes, developmental milestones, social behaviors, social communication, and complex cognitive functions.
  2. Assist in maintaining and organizing records on mouse colony, facilitate breeding and mouse colony management.
  3. Assist in analyzing mouse behaviors from recorded videos, using specialized software.
  4. Assist in collecting, managing, and analyzing data; making graphs for presentations and scientific publications.
  5. Perform general duties to assist in the management of the MNBC lab and facilities. May assist with managing records, purchasing, routine communications, and other related tasks.

Bachelor’s degree.

Degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology or a related area. Considerable experience in rodent behavioral testing.

Event: AACOM Virtual Fair August 1 9 AM-11 PM ET

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that, along with the majority of our colleges, we will conduct our first ever Virtual Fair on Wednesday, August 1st from 9am-11pm ET. Although our college of medicines hours of availability will vary we hope that this broad time frame allows for you to get the answers they need about osteopathic medicine and each schools’ mission. In addition, we plan to have NAAHP representation, current medical students, D.O. physicians as well as AACOM staff on hand to answer questions.  Our Colleges of Medicine are eager to meet with you!  

Please register for free today @ Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

We look forward to chatting with you on August 1st! 

Jayme Bograd
Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UNE COM Reception for Applicants and Prospective Students - Thursday, August 9th

Greetings and thank you for your continued interest in joining the UNE COM community!  

We wanted to cordially invite you to an informational reception being held on Thursday, August 9th at the Hilton Mystic in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut.  It is an event we hold annually in conjunction with the Regional Osteopathic Medical Education conference.

The program (7:00pm - 8:30pm) is for current applicants, accepted applicants, and prospective students who may be applying this next summer or beyond.  It will provide you with a chance to interact with our students, faculty and alumni and hear directly from them why they are excited to be part of the UNE COM community.

If you would like to attend – and we hope you will – please let us know by registering at this address:  by August 3rd

Feel free to forward this message and attached flyer to any classmates, advisees and friends who may be interested in learning more about the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine.

After you RSVP, a confirmation message will be sent with additional details and directions, parking options, and the exact room location for the event.

We look forward to seeing you on August 9th.

Elise Murphy
Staff Assistant, UNE COM Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005
Follow UNE COM on Instagram!  @com_at_une

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Announcement: Seton Hall U- Hackensack Meridian Health now accepting students

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is now accepting students for its first entering class. It is located in Nutley, NJ and is not a state school.

Learn more here:

Opportunity: Summer on campus visits @ NYITCOM

We are currently in the midst of our Summer On-Campus Visits
Our 2018 Summer schedule 

Students, advisors, parents, etc., may sign-up at:    

We look forward to meeting many of you and into the 2019 AACOMAS application cycle