Category Archives: Medical School/Allied Health Professions

Planning a Career in Medicine? Visit the Health Professions Advising Office

The Health Professions Advising Office offers group advising sessions for students interested in medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant programs.  Health Professions Advising is available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career.

Health Professions Group Advising Sessions cover topics such as Med Prep, Medical Applicants, PA Prep, PA Applicants and more! Check out the Prehealth Advising website for times, dates and locations of sessions http://science.psu.edu/premed/advising  

You will also want to subscribe to The Penn State Science Health Professions Blog.  It is a valuable tool to learn about upcoming opportunities related to research, employment, volunteer opportunities, open houses, scholarships and more for students pursuing health care careers. Click here to subscribe to the Premedicine, Science, & Prehealth Newsletter.

The Pre-Health Advising Center has relocated to the East Wing of
Ritenour Building.

 

Summer Training in Aging Research Program

Be a STAR: NIA summer research training program application period opens

Summertime means time off for most high school and college students, but a select, highly motivated few use the opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique research experience: the NIA Intramural Research Program’s Summer Training in Aging Research (STAR) Program.

Each year, NIA’s STAR Program-part of the broader NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research-attracts a diverse group of applicants from high schools, colleges, medical schools, and graduate programs. Whether or not they’ve decided on a research career, STAR participants get to work directly with NIA intramural investigators and postdoctoral fellows while gaining cutting-edge scientific and lab skills that can boost a multitude of career paths related to the biology of aging.

Getting a STAR experience

STAR Interns will learn a lot and benefit, too, from meeting scientific staff who are happy to support and mentor them. All will learn the scientific method, and some may get an opportunity to co-author a journal article. Interns attend scientific seminars on age-related research, develop research poster presentations, and receive career mentorship from NIA scientists and staff, including help with preparation of professional and graduate school applications.

The program culminates in the Summer Program Poster Day. This day-long event gives these young scientists a chance to share a true NIH experience. And for the NIA scientists looking proudly on, the day reinforces the value of mentoring the next generation of potential researchers.

New participation criteria for 2019

The 2019 STAR season introduces some important changes to the eligibility requirements. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university and must be 17 years old by June 15 of the internship year. High school students must meet two additional criteria:

  1. They must be either juniors or seniors, and
  2. If they will not be 18 years old by June 15 of the internship year, they must, at the time of application, reside within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they hope to intern.

Some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs.

The number of students each year varies, depending on the quantity and quality of applications, as well as the size of the program’s budget. Last summer, 56 students participated. We estimate that NIA has mentored more than 1,200 summer interns over the 26-year history of the program.

How to apply

The application period for the 2019 NIH SIP is now open. The application deadline is March 1, 2019; 11:30 p.m., Eastern time.

You can apply for a summer internship online through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education website. You can find print (PDF, 120K) and video application tips on that site.

Detailed information on eligibility criteria, the selection process, and the nature of the summer program for high school interns can be found on the new High School SIPweb page, including a detailed video on the application process.

Students who express an interest in aging or select NIA as their Institute of choice will have their applications directed to us. After you submit your online application, please contact me to ensure that your information is placed in the NIA applicant pool for consideration.

If you’re a student, parent, or researcher with additional questions on these summer programs, please comment below. If you’re a past participant, we welcome your comments as well.

Training

Arlene JACKSON,
Intramural Recruitment Specialist,
Office of the Scientific Director (OSD)
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Summer Programs for Pre-Health Students

Believe it or not, it is not too early to start lining up experiences for Summer 2019.  Please see the attached file for MANY opportunities for students interested in the various aspects of health care and research opportunities. Some of these internship and shadowing experiences could be potential sites for the NUTR 495 field experience in dietetics.  Many are appropriate for students looking for medical experience needed for Physician Assistant or Medical School. Pre-Health+Summer+Program+Links+2019B-1h85i6f

Mission Support

Amazing Summer CV Health Research Opportunity!

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development announce the 2018 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is available to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed more than 60 credits and have a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.
Penn State students are required to spend two additional semesters in lab after the completion of the STCSI summer program. The STCSI will fund up to ten undergraduate students to conduct research related to cardiovascular disease, focusing in particular on the cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease pathology, the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan, and the development of cardiovascular device technology to address disease. This research will be conducted during the summer 2018 (10 weeks from May 29August 3) under the direction of one or more faculty members.
Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for each student. For more information, contact:

Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
kbm10@psu.edu

Lacy Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
lma191@psu.edu

New Class for Spring – Medical Professions (1 credit)

SC 201: Medical Professions (1 credit)
 Open to all majors, 3rd semester or higher
 Ideal for students a year away from applying to health professional school
Regardless of your chosen health care field—medicine, dentistry, optometry, PA, PT, OT, podiatry—this ten-week class will help you prepare for health professional school. It will provide an overview of the application process, preparation tips for pre-professional exams, and overviews of current issues in health care such as dis-parities in access and outcomes, cultural competency, medical ethics, and interprofessionalism, among other possible topics. Self-assessment exercises will help you evaluate your preparation and plan additional improvements to your applicant profile.
TIME: Thu 9:05-10:20 AM
DATES: 01/18-3/29
262 Willard

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Opportunities for those Interested in Global Nutrition – Health, Agriculture and Food

Two opportunities are available for students interested in shaping new ideas for Global food security, Health, Agricultural Development and Research.

Are you interested in shaping new ideas for food security and agricultural development? Apply now to join the 2018 Next Generation Student Delegation! Selected students’ travel to and accommodations in Washington DC are covered, and they enjoy the opportunity to engage in symposium discussions and interact with global leaders working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues. Learn more about last year’s Next Generation Student Delegation.

Applications are due this Sunday November, 5. Questions about the application process? Please contact nextgendelegation@thechicagocouncil.org.

Click here to apply.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Fellowship

This is an NIH funded fellowship led by ICAP in partnership with the ICAP Global Health Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeon. The goal of this program is to increase diversity in the research workforce and give students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field an early exposure to global Health and health disparities research.

This fully funded 11-week training program will take place from early June to Mid-August of 2018. The students will spend two weeks at ICAP in New York, eight weeks at one of our international sites, and then a final week back at ICAP in New York. The 2018 research sites include the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Kenya, Cameroon and Swaziland.

In addition to being fully funded, students will also receive a completion stipend for their summer work as well as housing here in NY and at their international placement site. Eligibility criteria are detailed in the attached. For more information please visit: http://icap.columbia.edu/student-center/fellowship/

Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Pierre with any additional questions.

Elizabeth Pierre, MPH, PMP

Program Officer

ICAP at Columbia University

Office: 212-342-4772

Skype: Elizabeth.pierreICAP

icap.columbia.edu

 

 

Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Junior and senior students applying for medical, dental, or podiatry school in 2018 will benefit from attending. This Medical Applicant session will provide an overview of application timelines, strategies for preparing a strong application, and an overview of Penn State’s committee letter process. It is a great “application orientation.”

David A. Cassiday
Health Professions Advisor
Penn State University

Second Degree Nursing Program Information Session – September 26, 2017

 

The Second Degree program is an intensive sixteen-month program for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Tuesday, September 26

4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm

149 Nursing Science Building

Group Advising Sessions for Health Professions – Physician Assistant and Medical Schools

The Health Professions Advising Office is once again offering group advising sessions for students interested in medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant programs.
Health Professions Group Advising Sessions cover topics such as Med Prep, Medical Applicants, PA Prep, PA Applicants and more! Check out the Prehealth Advising website for times, dates and locations of sessions http://science.psu.edu/premed/advising
.

Health Professions Advising is available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career. 

The Pre-Health Advising Center has relocated to the East Wing of
Ritenour Building.

Health Careers Internships and Workshops

There are several upcoming opportunities and experiences I wanted to bring to your attention.  These are appropriate for students in any of the Nutritional Sciences Options, but my be especially interesting for those planning or exploring Health Careers.

1. University Health Services (UHS), a unit of Student Affairs, is currently accepting applications for the Clinical Services Intern Program.

Clinical Services Interns work closely with UHS clinicians to assist in a variety of daily activities to enhance patient experiences.

Applications for the spring 2018 program are currently being accepted through March 17.  For additional information go to this link.

2. International Medical Service: Dos & Don’ts, Whys & Why Nots – Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:00-7:15, 201 Thomas International Service Flier 2-22-17-1gd3hao

3.  Personal Statement Workshop – Monday, March 20 @ 6:00-7:30, 201 Thomas  Personal Statement Workshop Flier, 03.20-2n1e3ge

4. Gap/Glide Year for Pre-Health Students – Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:00-7:15, 102 Chemistry Bldg. (flier in production)