Chicago health economist Emily Oster will be on campus next Thursday to discuss her recent (and somewhat controversial) book “Expecting better.” (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/pregnant-and-disputing-the-doctor/ ) Emily will give a talk aimed at a general audience on the challenges of identifying causal effects in the social sciences and medicine, drawing on examples from her book challenging some of the conventional wisdom about pregnancy.
This seems like a talk that might interest pre-health students. It would be great if you could encourage them to come. Also, if any of you are interested in meeting with Emily, there’s still some space in her schedule that afternoon.
The talk will be on Thursday, March 13 in Axinn 229.
Presented by Unite For Sight, and sponsored by Harvard Business Innovations in Global Health Care, the Innovators Forum will draw health, education, development, and social entrepreneurship professionals and students for a focused, highly interactive, and collaborative conference on best and emerging practices for effective programs. We would also appreciate it if you can please forward this message to your colleagues who may be interested in attending. We hope to see you at the Innovators Forum!
A Health and Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight and Sponsored by Harvard Business Innovations in Global Health Care
Friday, March 14, 2014
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
Complete details and the Innovators Forum schedule can be seen at http://www.uniteforsight.org/forum
The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, a Harvard-affiliated center within the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is looking for a Research Assistant. They use a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), functional MRI, Electroencephalography (EEG) and cognitive tasks to explore neuroplasty mechanisms and to diagnose and treat neurological and psychiatric illnesses. The lab is actively involved in researching cognitive processes in healthy individuals as well as in a number of patient populations, including: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Ataxia, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more. In addition to working closely with principal investigators on their projects, a successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop and pursue their own research interests.
They are particularly interested in those with a psychology or cognitive neuroscience background although majoring in either of these is not a prerequisite. Any experience in statistical analysis, fMRI analysis, EEG, TMS or Matlab is an asset but not required. The ideal candidate would be willing to accept the position for 2 years, though a shorter time frame may be an option. All interested applicants should send a CV/Resume; a brief statement of interests and future plans; and arrange for a reference to be sent via e-mail or letter to:
Hillary Reuter, Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – KS 158, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 | email@example.com
Join us on TUESDAY, March 11th at 6:30 in BiHall 104 for the annual meeting for juniors, seniors, and alums planning to apply to medical or dental school this summer or in the future. Health Professions Advisor Arlinda Wickland will explain how the internal candidate review process integrates with the external application process. This is the second of a two-part series on the Application Process for Health Professions Applicants.
Get Started on Smarter Practice. For those of you who are considering graduate school, Kaplan is offering free online practice tests. Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score!
What: Free practice tests for the MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, PCAT
When: Multiple dates and times throughout February and March
Where: Live Online
To register: go/practicetest or www.kaptest.com/practice
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AACOM is very proud to support the National Pre-SOMAmedical student leaders volunteering to lead National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014 at select Osteopathic Medical Colleges across the nation! April’s event is held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
National ShaDO Week’s event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools to reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors. This is also a wonderful opportunity for your aspiring premedical students to connect with medical students to have their questions answered, visit a medical school, and get great insight from current medical students willing to help mentor premedical students! Space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon!
Note: Some Osteopathic Medical Schools may have other opportunities available.
Who: Any student interested in exploring osteopathic medicine
Where: An Osteopathic Medical School near you!*
When: April 14-18, 2014* (*Dates may vary based on location. Space is limited!)
Register & Participate: It’s Easy
1) Go to Eventbrite to register!
2) Select the ticket for your preferred location and date
Osteopathic Medical Schools Currently Participating:
A.T. Still University- School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolina Campus
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Lake Erie Campus
Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-PA
Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
The Center for Childhood Liver Diseases in the Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a motivated research assistant to help with a variety of liver research studies in children and adolescents. The research assistant will be responsible for a range of technical, clinical, and administrative duties. The position involves significant patient contact, including obtaining informed consent from research participants. The RA will also be trained to perform transient elastography for several investigational device studies. Main responsibilities of the research assistant will include collecting data, managing databases, and preparing current and new protocols for human subject review by the Committee for Clinical Investigation. Additional responsibilities include conducting literature searches and preparing research documents, manuscripts, and journal articles.
The selected candidate must be well-organized and detail-oriented, with strong written and verbal skills. He/she must also be independent, efficient, and have exceptional interpersonal skills, as interaction with patients, families, and medical staff is necessary. A bachelor’s degree, including coursework in biological sciences, some research experience, and good computer skills with prior knowledge of SPSS and Excel is required. This two-year position is ideal for an individual interested in a career in medicine. Start date: June 2014
If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah Harney
Here is a Midd-connected job opportunity to post-grads from Caitlin Wood (’10):
I graduated from Middlebury in 2010. I currently work in the Breast Surgery Department of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. My team is looking to hire a Research Study Assistant, Level I, for an immediate start date. I think this would be an ideal position for pre-med Febs who have just graduated and are planning to take off 2 years before starting medical school (or even a PhD or Masters program in science!)
The position is: Department of Breast Surgery, Research Study Assistant.
Two Middlebury alumnae have already held this or a similar position: Charlie Fry ’10 was a Breast Radiology Research Study Assistant for two years. He was a pre-med student at Middlebury and is currently in his first year of medical school. I also graduated in 2010, but did not do a pre-med major. Instead, I did a post-bacc program at NYU and began as a volunteer in this Research Study Assistant position. I was hired on full-time after completing my post-bacc program and will start medical school this coming August.
This is a fantastic 2-year gap opportunity for pre-med students. While we are looking for someone to start immediately, there will likely also be openings after graduation in May. I would ask that you pass this information along to any students or recent graduates you feel might be appropriate for the position.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the position.
Caitlin M. Wood – firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Opportunity at the CTE Center | Sports Legacy Institute-Boston University CTE Brain Bank |Boston University School of Medicine |VA Bedford Healthcare System
Looking for a college student interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and other related fields. Interns will gain exposure to neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychology.
Major duties include the following: data collection and entry, clinical data analysis, general administrative tasks, and other duties assigned by your direct supervisor. In addition to daily tasks, interns will also have the opportunity to oversee a paper worthy research project on either the clinical or pathology side of the research. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Murphy at email@example.com. An in-person interview will follow for top applicants.