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Have you heard about the Regis Pharmacy Experience?

Jun 29, 2022

 Interested in learning more about diverse careers in pharmacy? Wondering why Regis University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is so widely admired and respected? Not sure where to start your own pharmacy journey? Find answers to all your questions and more at the upcoming Regis Pharmacy Experience on August 5. Admissions counselors and faculty will answer all your questions about the Regis PharmD program and help you prepare for the application and interview process. Students who attend the event and are accepted to the Regis Doctor of Pharmacy program may also be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. You can learn more and register to attend here.

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Ben-Gurion University's Medical School for International Health Webinar 6/29

Jun 23, 2022

 Interested in studying medicine at an international medical school? Join us to learn more!

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SHPEP Scholar Session: Path to Becoming a #FutureHealthcareProfessional

Jun 16, 2022

SHPEP Scholar Session: Path to Becoming a #FutureHealthcareProfessional July 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ETAre you interested in a career in the health professions but feel a sense of isolation? Are you thinking, is this a suitable space for me? Are you interested in knowing how others have successfully navigated the path toward becoming a health professional?If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we highly recommend attending the Path to Becoming a #FutureHealthcareProfessional webinar on July 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Sponsored by the SHPEP National Program Office (NPO) and Engaging Men Committee, this session will be a moderated Q&A of SHPEP alumni to discuss how to best approach the SHPEP program, the next steps in the academic journey, and how to be successful in matriculating to and through health professions school.This webinar is a closed event for participating SHPEP scholars and prehealth advisors. Based on community feedback, the NPO has opened this session to prehealth advisors to provide a glimpse of the types of events we've designed for this year's scholars.TimeJul 6, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)Sign-Up Link

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Fall Job Opportunity for Pre-Health Students

Jun 15, 2022

Medical Assistant Job Opportunity  Dr. Dustin Bernard's endocrinology clinic is hiring medical assistants!A medical assistant certification is NOT required; we will train you on the jobWe are looking for students who can start working sometime in August (potentially with some flexibility)We are looking for both part time and full-time employeesPlease contact our office (805-546-9911 or jdustinbernard@gmail.com) for more information! Alternatively, students can also reach out to a current medical assistant at the office (Arushi Tewari, atewari@calpoly.edu)

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Pharmacy Underrepresented Mentorship Program (PUMP) Virtual PharmCAS Application Workshop

Jun 13, 2022

UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy Underrepresented Mentorship Program (PUMP)Learn more about this virtual workshop opportunity HERE!

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Creating Health Communities Digital Badge Program | Center for Arts in Medicine

Jun 13, 2022

 Creating Healthy Communities: Digital Badge Program✨APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 7TH✨ Do you believe you can be a catalyst for change? Apply for the Creating Healthy Communities Digital Badge program! In this 12-week online learning program, participants will experience a variety of collaborative opportunities to learn, and share insights with others to deepen the impact of their work. The program is designed to provide content that informs, connections that inspire, and community that activates. In a collaborative learning environment, participants will develop skills and receive instruction to turn their passion for social change into tangible outcomes. Share your passion for social impact to support folks  you want to serve! Successful completion of the mastermind experience earns participants the: University of Florida Creating Healthy Communities Digital Badge, a micro-credential that is a time-efficient and affordable option to develop new skills or continue education in arts in health. ✨SAVE THE DATES✨Info Session: Tuesday, 6/14/2022 @ 1:30pmApplication Deadline: Friday, 7/1/2022Next Cohort Begins: Monday, 8/8/2022 REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 7th Q&ALEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM & APPLYCreating Healthy Communities Digital BadgeCENTER FOR ARTS IN MEDICINE RESOURCESExplore our Academic ProgramsApply NowVIDEO: What is Arts in HealthView VideoPerforming Public HealthAdvisory | Remote Cultures | Unique Precarities Arts + Public Health Arts ResponseView RepositoryCreating Healthy CommunitiesView InitiativeArts & Culture in PH FrameworkView FrameworkVaccine ConfidenceArts ResponseView RepositoryCHC Cross-sector Collaboration ReportView White PaperJoin the CHC NetworkFacebook Group

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AAMC: "Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer"

Jun 13, 2022

Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Get advice on several ways you can round out your medical school applications over the summer. Summertime on your mind? You’ve worked hard this semester and have earned some well-deserved time to slow down for a change. While summer is your time to relax and recharge, it’s also a great opportunity to think about on rounding out your medical school applications. So how do you do that? We’ve come up with six ideas to help you make the most of your summer.  Volunteer Volunteering in a healthcare facility or organization not only enhances your medical school application, it’s a chance to see if you enjoy working in a medical setting. It’s also an opportunity to network with peers and possible mentors, take on increased responsibility and leadership roles over time, and build your resume. Learn how to find a volunteer opportunity.  Shadow a Doctor Shadowing a doctor will give you a better understanding of what a doctor’s typical day is like, and may give you good experience to talk about in your applications and interviews for medical school. It’s also a great way to gain familiarity with the vast number of different medical and research environments, as well as specialties. Learn how to find a shadowing opportunity.  Study for the MCAT® Exam The summer is a great time to start preparing for the MCAT exam. Make your first step reviewing our study plan guide to help you develop strategies and a schedule for your preparation. The AAMC offers a variety of low-cost and free resources to help you prepare for the exam. All MCAT Official Prep products are written by the developers of the actual MCAT exam. Learn more about our resources.  Work in a Lab There are usually many research opportunities in the summer, both paid and volunteer. The number of medical school applicants who have significant research or lab experience keeps growing, so working in a lab setting will help make you a competitive applicant. It will also help you to determine if a career in medical research could be right for you. Learn how to find a lab opportunity.  Participate in a Program There are a variety of summer programs out there with different areas of focus, including academic enrichment, study skills and MCAT prep, clinical exposure, and research. Some provide a combination of these activities, like the Summer Health Professions Education Program. You can search the AAMC database of summer enrichment programs to find a program that’s a good fit for you.  Find a Mentor When you’re doing any medically related activity, it’s a good idea to build relationships with knowledgeable people who could be a mentor. A good mentor is a role model who can offer expertise and help you develop your skill set. He or she can help you make connections, meet people, and find opportunities. Learn more about finding and working with a mentor. Already have summer plans? You can use these tips to stay focused during the school year too. No matter what you choose to do over the summer, don’t forget to have a little fun! *Information obtained from AAMC

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Apply by June 15 for UCSF global health master’s program

Jun 1, 2022

Health science opportunities are still available for you at UCSF! June 15 is the final deadline for the fall 2022 cohort of the UCSF Master of Science in Global Health program. If you are on the path to health professional school or a health-related job and you have an interest in global health, apply now to start this 11-month, full-time program in September 2022.Admissions criteriaCompetitive applicants have the following qualifications:3.0 GPA minimumBachelor’s degree from an accredited institutionCompletion of at least one college-level course in each of the following areas, with at least a B grade: 1) mathematics 2) general biology, 3) health-related science, or a second biology courseThe master’s program places a high value on the diversity of students who matriculate and reviews all applicants in a holistic manner. Applicants who come from traditionally underrepresented populations and students who have faced hardships are encouraged to apply.Apply now!Follow us on Instagram for program news and highlights!On International Nurses Day we shared an update from Katie Morales, MS ’18, who has been working as a Nurse Practitioner and soon will join the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service to manage various health units. She said, “I truly believe the global health master’s contributed to my qualifying for this job.”Questions? Email us at education.globalhealth@ucsf.edu.Top photo of a master’s student (center) conducting capstone research with a partner in Uganda. Photo by Sala Lewis.

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Weekend Watch: The Bleeding Edge

May 20, 2022

https://www.netflix.com/title/80170862Hello everyone!It's the end of week 8 and we hope everyone is surviving! If you are looking for something to watch/listen to, there is a film that was brought up in our office that I would like to recommend: The Bleeding Edge (on Netflix). The Bleeding Edge is about how medical devices enter our lives, both as direct consumers and through our doctor's office. As a little bit of background from my own coursework, medical devices are regulated by the FDA via the Center of Device and Radiologic Health (CDRH), Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), and Center of Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Devices are classified according to risk, with class I being the lowest risk and class III being the highest risk. The two key approval pathways for medical devices, discussed in The Bleeding Edge, are the 510(k) pathway and Pre-Market Approval (PMA) pathway. 510(k)s are typically used for class II devices, and PMAs are typically used for class III devices. For approval, the FDA's primary goal is to see the device is safe and effective. Each of these pathways have their pros and cons, primarily related to how stringent they are (ensuring safety) and how expensive (money and time) they are. Without saying anymore, I would highly recommend that you give it a watch!*TW: some of the medical conditions are described very graphically and have significant physical and emotional impacts on the patients.Enjoy your weekend!

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Altius: 5 minute Full-Tuition & Half-Tuition MCAT Prep Scholarships Available

May 19, 2022

   Our $1,000,000 Summer MCAT Scholarship initiative still has funds available. We've already awarded $100K in Full- and Half-Tuition scholarships. However, word may not have gotten out yet, as we typically receive more applications. Please encourage all premed students to apply: 520+ MCAT.  ZERO TUITION.$1,000,000 in Full-Tuition & Half-Tuition MCAT ScholarshipsAPPLY NOW5-MINUTE APPLICATION

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UNM Mentoring Conference Call for Proposals 2022

May 19, 2022

  The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Mentoring Conference, Fostering Diverse Communities of Mentorship: Evidence-Based Practices for Reciprocal GrowthWe invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this five-day event, which will be held from Monday, October 24th, 2022, through Friday, October 28th, 2022, at The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico*.Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. *In the event of a virtual conference due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-year membership to the Mentoring Institute will be included in the conference registration.Important DatesCall for Proposals ReleaseMarch 21st, 2022Abstract Proposal Submission DeadlineMay 22nd, 2022Accepted Proposal NotificationMay 31st, 2022Last Date to Register as Presenter and/or Peer-ReviewerJune 15th, 2022Paper Submission DueJune 30th, 2022Peer-Review ProcessJuly 1st–30th, 2022Peer-Reviewed Papers ReturnedAugust 3rd, 2022Final Paper Submission DueAugust 31st, 2022Standard Registration DeadlineOctober 14th, 2022What we are looking forThis year’s conference theme is Fostering Diverse Communities of Mentorship: Evidence-Based Practices for Reciprocal Growth. In the past fourteen years, our outstanding Mentoring Conference presenters have created a rich archive of knowledge of mentoring that serves as a fertile foundation for practitioners and researchers. This year we will continue our search for innovative models for diverse mentoring communities. We want to encourage discussion about work that draws from evaluated, sustainable mentoring programs using practitioner testimonies to promote further mentoring research. Theoretical and practical case studies, qualitative research methods, and practices that reflect effective methods for different populations and mediums will be valuable to this conference.We are particularly keen to receive proposals that: Are informative and relevant to the conference theme Fostering Diverse Communities of Mentorship: Evidence-Based Practices for Reciprocal GrowthAre supported by theory and research, andUse the scientific method to understand this phenomenonWe are interested in hosting presentations related to mentoring, coaching, and leadership within multiple configurations such as peer, traditional, group, circle, face-to-face, and virtual relationships. Submissions will be accepted for the following strands: entrepreneurship, business, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics), education, arts and humanities, health sciences, international, Mentoring during COVID-19, and others.We seek proposals that accomplish the following: A maximum of 300 words (split into 4 75-word sections)Present theoretical frameworks that translate and support the establishment of high-quality connections in the context of developmental relationshipsDemonstrate the effectiveness of existing mentoring, coaching, and leadership practicesPropose new methodologies or evaluation modelsPromote diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural relationshipsIntroduce concepts and ideas to promote and develop high-quality connections Presentation RequirementsPresenters at the 2022 conference must meet the following requirements for their session (please read these carefully, as they are mandatory for all presenters):Individual/Panel SessionsPresentation: Presenters are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the first 30 minutes of the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session's evaluationPaper: Submission of a 5–7 page paper on the topic of the presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the online journal The Chronicle of Mentoring and CoachingOptional Poster Submission: In addition to your individual/panel presentation, we strongly suggest to bringing a poster to be displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to write an additional paper; however, you will need to bring a printed poster. We will provide display poster boards and tables.Poster SessionPresentation: Poster presenters will have two hours to display and present their posters during the corresponding sessionPaper: Submission of a 2-page paper describing the content of the poster is mandatory. All poster presenters are also required to bring a printed poster. We will provide display poster boards and tables.Round TablePresentation: Presenters are assigned a 45-minute slot. The first 15 minutes will be a presentation, with the remainder of the session used for interaction and discussion with the attendeesPaper: Submission of a 5-7 page paper on the topic of the presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference special issue of The Chronicle of Mentoring and CoachingPresenter RegistrationPresenters must register for the conference; registration will grant access to 15 plenary/round table/poster sessions and more than 200 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation for presenters' contributions to our conference, accepted presenters will receive a $100 discount from the standard fee of $600. Please register using your acceptance code here.Call for ReviewersThe Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2022 Mentoring Conference. If you are a past presenter, or your abstract is accepted to this year's conference, you are eligible to serve as a peer-reviewer. This is a great opportunity to read and critically analyze scholarly work in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The annual conference brings in scholars from all over the nation, as well as international researchers and practitioners.Reviewers’ Commitment IncludesReview 5–10 papers during the review cycle from July 1st–30th, 2021Complete a thorough review within the allotted time, following review guidelinesProvide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference special issue of the online journal The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching. If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer, please check this option in your abstract submission form or send an email to The Mentoring Institute regarding your interest in volunteering as a reviewerWe greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!Submission Process & DeadlinesCall For Proposals: The 2022 Call for Proposals will be released on Monday, March 21st, 2022. Abstracts should be submitted through our website, and must not exceed 300 wordsAbstract Submission: The deadline to submit abstracts is Sunday, May 22nd, 2022.  The authors will be notified of proposal acceptance or exclusion by Tuesday, May 31st, 2022Presenter Registration: Accepted presenters must register for the conference no later than Wednesday, June 15th. Failure to complete registration by this deadline will result in removal from the accepted presenter list; subsequently, vacant slots will be offered to other presentersLast Date to Register as a Peer-Reviewer: If you are a past presenter or your abstract is accepted to this year's conference, you are eligible to serve as a peer-reviewer. The deadline to register as a peer reviewer is Wednesday, June 15th, 2022Paper for Peer-Review: If your abstract is accepted for a presentation, you are required to submit a 5-7 page paper on the topic of your presentation. The deadline to submit the paper for peer-review is Thursday, June 30th, 2022Peer Review: Papers will be peer-reviewed and returned on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 with comments. You may choose to accept or reject these suggestionsFinal Paper: Final paper submissions addressing comments and suggestions from peer-reviewers and ready for publication are due electronically by Wednesday, August 31st, 2022We are very excited about this year's conference, and we are looking forward to learning about your experiences in mentoring. Hope to see you there!

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2022 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair (May 24-25)

May 18, 2022

 Come explore more than 50 Dental Schools at the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair next week and take the first step in your professional journey.Questions? Email virtualfairs@adea.org. “See” you on May 24 and 25! - The ADEA Virtual Fairs Team

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UC DAVIS Health Professions Post-Bac Program

May 16, 2022

 Health Professions Post-Bac Program: Next Application Deadline Is This MonthIt's time to submit your application for the third annual cohort of our 12-month UC Davis Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program, starting in January 2023. Our next application deadline is just two weeks away on Tuesday, May 31, and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible: admission is granted on a rolling basis. Apply below: Apply NowIndependent of the UC Consortium, this unique, academic-enhancing program is designed to serve the needs of students who require additional coursework after graduating to become more competitive for a health profession program. What sets us apart:Weekly advising sessions with dedicated advisorsComprehensive application preparation and supportPriority registration: don't worry about competing for seats in popular coursesIn-house test preparation specialist with year-long supportComposite letter at completion of certificateImmersive summer track experience, such as Clinical (EMT) and Health EquityQuarterly learning seminars, such as Learning & Test Taking Strategies​​​​​​Attend an Info Session to Learn More: June 4Join us on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. PT for a free, online information session detailing more aspects of the post-bac program. During this live webinar, staff and advisors will answer your questions, provide additional info on the application process and much more.If you can't join us live, register to receive a recording of the June 4 webinar via email. Register Now

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MCAT Prep Scholarship: Apply Before June 13th!

May 12, 2022

 Attention CSU and UC students and alumni! Seeking MCAT support for your medical school future? Apply now for the MCAT Preparatory Scholarship!Deadline to apply is June 13th! Don't miss your chance for a free MCAT Prep Course through Kaplan and mentorship through MiMentor! Links:http://www.mimentor.org/http://health.ucdavis.edu/postbacc-consortium/mcatprep.html

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IDDEAS @ Stanford

May 12, 2022

 The Stanford Graduate School of Business PhD Program is pleased to host the Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS) program on October 6-7, 2022. This is a free, two-day immersion program to expose undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to research and academia. Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records.The application opens on July 5 and will be due by August 15, 2022. Any potentially interested students can let the program know of their interest by completing this form.

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