Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Our Global Impact Corps volunteers come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences. While volunteering abroad, they support and learn from the partner clinics' talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.
Global Impact Fellow volunteers work with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.
What do volunteers say? "I gained a vast basin of knowledge not only about eye health, but also on the healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management systems of the developing world. Reading about health issues in the news or in class became stark reality during my summer in Dhenkanal, and I now aim to reinvigorate my efforts to study and contribute to the field of international health." Pallavi Basu, Global Impact Fellow. See more volunteer accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts
Complete details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad
Every year the National Hispanic Medical Association highlights the research and innovations of medical doctors, residents, students, and other health professionals through a Research Poster Presentation at its Annual Conference. I am writing to you to invite you to submit a research poster for the NHMA Conference April 26 - April 29, 2012.
Click the link below to access the application for the research poster presentation, which is due February 29. We also invite you to forward this message to any colleagues who may also be interested in applying to present a poster.
The National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit organization representing the interests of over 40,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. Our mission is to empower those physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic populations in collaboration with the public and private sector partners. NHMA’s event is the only national conference that provides a forum for the exchange of research and clinical care strategies focused on improving the health of Hispanics. Presentation of a poster at the NHMA conference will provide exposure of your research to a large group of medical professionals with the unified interest of improving healthcare for Hispanics in America. For more information and flyer click here.
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National Association of Medical Minority Educators
Health Related Student Program Information & Deadlines
NAMME has included information on various programs that may be of interest to you and your students. Please distribute this information as you deem beneficial. For questions pertaining to a particular program, please use the program's contact information as NAMME has no additional information to provide. (click here for more information)
School of Medicine - Case Western Reserve University
Heart, Lung & Blood Diversity Internship
Program Description –Summer 2012
The short-term Heart, Lung & Blood diversity research internship program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for over a decade is once again offered for Summer 2012. These internships have traditionally been offered to undergraduates and medical students underrepresented in biomedical science including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, as well as to those with disabilities or who have experienced significant disadvantages.
Prior interns have actively participated in laboratory or clinical research studies during the summer with faculty mentors at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, among our affiliates. Many have presented their work at major national meetings and have gone on to academic careers.
Students are paid for two months ($3500) participation with additional pro-rated stipend for longer periods. Start and end dates for the minimum 8 week program are approximately May 28-July 27, 2012 but are flexible. Additional support for economy travel and partial funds for dormitory housing are available for those from outside the Cleveland area.
This note is to particularly encourage first year medical students to consider the program and apply online (http://casemed.case.edu/omp/SummerResearch.cfm) before March 1, 2012. The Steering Committee will select applicants and work to match their interests with sponsoring faculty members. After the match is made, the mentor approves the fellow’s research project and supervises the student during the summer period. While participating in the program, students are expected to attend a weekly luncheon seminar on aspects of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research specifically designed for them and typically have had orientation in our research-related residency programs. At the termination of the summer, the student must present a poster or written summary and short oral oral presentation.
For additional information, please review the website at http://casemed.case.edu/omp/SummerResearch.cfm.
GE /NMF PRIMARY CARE LEADERSHIP PIPELINE PROGRAM: SUMMER 2012
Application Deadline March 15, 2012
The GE Foundation and National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF) are pleased to announce a new Primary Care Leadership Pipeline (PCLP) Program that will provide primary healthcare professionals a valuable opportunity to examine firsthand primary health care in key areas of the US. This program enhances traditional instruction of future physicians and health professionals who will be exposed to the rewards of working in medically underserved communities. The overall mission of the PCLP is to increase capacity in primary care services across the US by growing a pipeline of healthcare professionals.
The innovative PCLP scholarship program will provide a service-learning opportunity of 200 hours (5 – 6 weeks, summer 2012) at community health centers in Los Angeles CA, Phoenix AZ, Memphis TN, or Jackson MS. Scholars will be actively engaged in healthcare services, leadership training, and institutional project activities relevant to both academic programs and host sites, and will participate in a network of of organizations and individuals from academic institutions, NMF alumni and program advisors.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
Scholars must be enrolled in an accredited training program for one of these professions:
• Medicine (2nd and 3rd year medical students)
• Nursing (RN/BS, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife): Phoenix AZ & Jackson MS placements only
• Health Sciences (Physician Assistant): Phoenix AZ & Jackson MS placements only
Scholarships will be awarded this year to 30 medical students and 8 nursing or health sciences students with a stipend that is expected to cover travel, living and lodging expenses.
In addition to students who can apply, nominations are also invited from academic advisors. Each completed application must be accompanied by a letter of nomination that fully explains the candidate’s academic and leadership accomplishments, an official academic transcript, financial aid information, curriculum vitae and biosketch, and a personal 500-word statement in which the student discusses motivation to serve underserved communities and commitment to primary care or public health. Applicants are ranked by the Advisory Board on the basis of recommendations, personal statement, academic achievements, and leadership potential.
Applicants should specify preference as to summer placement location with a proposed project and commitment to complete program requirements between May 15 and August 30, 2012.
Apply Online! The application will be available starting January 27, 2012
The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2012. This program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of 16 NIDDK-funded Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) or Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend.
We ask that you distribute this information to your first-year and second-year medical students. Please also include the enclosed program announcement in your school's file or notebook of summer opportunities. This program announcement is suitable for reproduction and/or posting. The application deadline is February 6, 2012.
Please see website for more information about the program and for an application.
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HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools
In order to encourage more medical students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding “year-out” and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.
HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any school or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Students are encouraged, but not required, to work with HHMI investigators.
Joint initiatives with outside funders provide an opportunity for additional Fellows to be supported in the year-long program as follows: with the Foundation Fighting Blindness for students conducting research in inherited retinal degenerative diseases; with the GM Trust for a student researcher in a field related to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; and with the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation for a medical student conducting pre-clinical research in interventional radiology. For the 2012-2013 program year, Fellows will receive a stipend of $28,000, a fellow’s allowance of $5,500 that may be used for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is now open and the application deadline is January 11, 2012.
The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, a world-class research center in Ashburn, Virginia in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2011 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
Second Year of Support
Up to six Medical Fellows will be supported for a second year in the program. Second-year Fellows will receive the same level of funding as the initial year awardees.
HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories (with HHMI investigators or at the Janelia Farm Research Campus), for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks (10 weeks preferred). Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2012 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. The Competition System opens on November 1, 2011 and the application deadline is February 15, 2012.
For further information, visit: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or e-mail email@example.com.