New Course Listing for Careers in Medicine

For Fall 2019, HPA’s Careers in Medicine is now listed as BIOL 1214 (CRN: 90609). It will be taught in NCB 160.

If you are considering a career in health care this class is for you! Investigate various health care professions through lectures with practitioners who are more than happy to take the time to talk to you about their careers. Learn about requirements for additional education and the professional and personal expectations characteristic of these professions. We’ll also provide an introduction to biomedical ethics and health policy, as well as talk about options for financing professional school and how to become a competitive applicant.

We hope to see you in the fall!

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Scribing Webinar Announced

Calling all Pre-Med Students!

Scribekick will be hosting an online webinar on March 26th, 2019 @ 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

This is an opportunity to listen to a medical school student who previously worked as a medical scribe speak about their experiences and how scribing better prepared them for medical school! You will also have the chance to ask direct questions about our scribe program and what  it is like being a medical scribe with Scribekick.

If you are interested and would like to sign up, please contact Ann Coleman Brogan with Scribekick at ann.coleman.brogan@scribekick.com.

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Sign Up OPEN for Mock MMI on March 30

Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech is hosting a Mock Multi-mini Interview (MMI) event on Saturday, March 30 at the Smith Career Center. There will be two sessions to choose from: 11:30 am-1:00 pm and 1:15 pm-3:00 pm.  Preference for alumni, seniors, and juniors who are interested in a healthcare field that utilizes MMIs in their admissions process who have not participated in a Mock MMI before, but is open to anyone if slots are available.

Registration is due no later than Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon). You will be notified if you are selected by noon on Monday, March 25. Please check your calendar to ensure that you have no prior commitments before registering for this event.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

If you choose to sign up to attend this event it is expected that you will adjust and change your plans so that this event will be your priority for that day. Last minute cancellations due to scheduling conflicts are both unprofessional and disrespectful, as you would be taking this opportunity away from another student who may have been able to attend. It is also expected that you will dress in a business professional manner and that you will present yourself and represent Virginia Tech in a professional manner. If you are not certain whether you are able to meet these expectations, please do not sign up to attend this event.

Inclement Weather Policy: Should there be inclement weather on the day of the event that would cause us to cancel for safety concerns, all measures of communications will be used to get the information to you. Should there be a question concerning the weather, check the Health Professions Advising Facebook page, Twitter, and blog, as well as your e-mail.

If you are interested in seeing how this increasingly popular method of health professions admissions interviewing works, please follow this link to register for the event. Again, please check your calendar to ensure you can attend the session you choose. We are not able to fill a scheduled seat if you decide to drop out after being accepted into the event.

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Summer Internship Opportunity at Georgetown School of Medicine

 

Georgetown School of Medicine is offering a paid internship opportunity for up to 6 undergraduates and/or graduate students  interested in being part of a dynamic, student-led team charged with finding innovative solutions to problems in education, medicine, health care, policy, and diversity work at the Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM).

The internship is a summer long program and a wonderful chance to join a fast-paced, start-up styled team in higher education. Undergraduates would work specifically in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as Innovation Associates and the summer internship will run from June 3rd to August 12th, 2019. They are accepting applications until April 5th at 5PM EST. GUSOM has rolling admissions, so early applications are highly recommended. All students are encouraged to apply!

Our goals are to:

  • Support, and advance community outreach and pipeline programs within the District of Columbia high schools and college (nationally)
  • Benchmark, collect data, and create presentations on diversity strategies across the country and across different sectors and adapt them to the school of medicine
  • Build a supportive community on campus that connects students, faculty and staff and feature our diverse populations

Program Dates & Benefits:

  • Dates: June 3 – August 12, 2018
  • Interns are paid hourly at $13.25!
  • Social Entrepreneurship Experience: We’re a new, exciting start-up styled team at the School of Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion. If you’re interested in getting some first-hand start-up experience with an exciting team, you’ll learn a lot from this meaningful opportunity and contribute in ways that matter.
  • Rich Teaming Experiences: Practice your skills in collaboration with a dynamic team and work directly with the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Susan Cheng.
  • Mentorship: Direct mentorship with supervisor and 1-1 career coaching and development.
  • Prime Networking Opportunities: Opportunities to grow your own professional network in higher education and at the School of Medicine as you collaborate with our team!

 

To Apply:

Please apply online here

If you have questions, please email ad1454@georgetown.edu

Applications are due by April 5th, 2019 at 5PM EST.

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Registration Open for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair!

PAEA’s Physician Assistant Virtual Fair is on Tuesday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET. This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring a career as a PA.

Registration is FREE.

At this year’s fair, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover the profession’s history and what makes it one of the top health professions
  • Learn insider tips on how to prepare for that crucial PA program interview
  • Chat with representatives from more than 50 schools, PAEA, and CASPA
  • Attend live presentations and Q&As (or access the recordings on-demand) from current students and practicing PAs
  • And more!


REGISTER NOW to attend the FREE Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on April 9. Connect in real-time with 55+ PA programs nationwide!

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Georgetown University School of Medicine Master’s Degree Program in Systems Medicine

Two-semester Master of Science Degree in Systems Medicine 

First degree program in the Nation to introduce 

concepts of Personalized Medicine

With the sequencing of the human genome and availability of high power computational methods and various high through-put technologies, biomedical sciences and medicine are undergoing a revolutionary change. The new field of systems medicine (Personalized Medicine) is the application of systems level approaches and tools to biomedical problems. A defining highlight of this program is a capstone Internship, which allows students to work with some of the most renowned health institutions in the world, such as the NIH and the FDA. This requirement ensures that students will be able to develop prestigious vitae that can vault their education and career to the next level. The Systems Medicine Master’s Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in academics, industry, research, medical school and any health-related professions.

The year-long M.S. program offers the following main learning objectives:

  • The curriculum has the option of being completed in either 2 or 3 semesters.
  • Students will gain the ability to recognize the broad relevance of computational thinking in everyday life, as well as its applicability within other scientific domains.
  • The curriculum will train students to understand and appreciate the basics of informatics and its applications to biological and biomedical research.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts and theories relating to Systems Medicine.
  • Students will have a unique opportunity to perform Sequencing using a hand-held MinION sequencer.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2019

Sign up for Information Sessions on March 20th and March 23rd

To view curriculum or other information visit:

 https://systemsmedicine.georgetown.edu/

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Registration Open for Shadowing Webinar

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hoursa webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.

Webinar: Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours
Thursday, March 26, 2019 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

REGISTER HERE

Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your professional school application. Come find out what shadowing and observation hours are, why they matter, and how to find opportunities in your desired field.

Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on the importance of shadowing and observation hours as you prepare for your future profession. A Q&A session will follow. Space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, but this webinar will be recorded and shared.

Featured Presenters:

Jennifer L. Clutter, MA
Program Coordinator
West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy

Stephanie Perry, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions
Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia

Lynn Youngblood
Admissions Coordinator
University of North Georgia, Department of Physical Therapy

Douglas Watson, M.Ed.
Pre-Health Counselor
Utah Valley University

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