The 2014 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. All completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

Eligibility is open to all students who are U.S. citizens or nationals and are enrolled in a fully accredited training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants at a U.S. accredited school.

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. On average, it takes approximately 3 weeks to complete the application process. Please encourage applicants to locate loan and supplemental documentation as well as begin requesting letters of recommendation and official school transcripts.

The NHSC Scholarship Program is expected to be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the Program will continue to prioritize applicants who are from a disadvantaged background and applicants who demonstrate a commitment to continuing to serve high-need communities after their service to the NHSC is complete.

Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend. For each year of financial support, an NHSC Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in one of many high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities. The Program requires one year of service for each year of support with a minimum of two years of service and a maximum of four years of support and service.

Summer Clinical Practice Training Program

The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at AMPHS is once again offering the Summer Clinical Practice Training Program to a select group of students this summer.  Please see below for more information on the program and application instructions.

Who Are We?

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a federally recognized healthcare nonprofit organization operated solely by volunteers and dedicated to advancing the health care of underprivileged communities. Named a U.S. Top-Rated Nonprofit out of 1.8 million reviewed nonprofits in 2013 and ranked the #2 Healthcare Organization in Brooklyn, New York, we are a multidisciplinary clinical services and public health research organization that develops sustainable healthcare infrastructures for patients who have been turned away by hospitals and other providers.  We specifically take in patient cases that are particularly difficult to solve and work in a dynamic team environment to develop primary care strategies for these at-risk patients.

We work very closely with undergraduate, post-bac, graduate, and professional school students across the country to provide clinical setting exposure, training opportunities, volunteer and internship opportunities in clinical medicine, public health, health policy, and health law and ethics.

Description  

Pursuing a career in medicine, allied health professions, and public health is highly rewarding and fulfilling; but involves much time, preparation, hard-work, and of course, financial resources. Undergraduate pre-health school curricula generally do not give an accurate picture of the intensity and rigor of medical school education, and doesn’t provide practical, hands-on experience.

The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) offers a very innovative, unique, and popular annual 6 week intensive program for prospective medical, nursing, public health, and allied-health school students designed to equip them with introductory clinical skills and offer experience of what the field of medicine and public health is all about.

The Clinical Practice Training Program integrates actual health professions school coursework with American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses to simulate a well-rounded clinical experience.  Medial professionals and certified instructors will immerse you in intensive coursework, giving you firsthand insight into what it is like becoming a medical professional.  You will attend courses in Cardiac Resuscitation, Medical & Trauma Emergencies, Cardiac & Neuro Electrophysiology with Neurodegenerative Disorders, EKG Interpretation, Clinical Pharmacology, Public Health & Policy, and Clinical Research Methods. In addition to being able to take these courses, you will receive 5 certifications upon successful completion, including national AHA certifications in HeartSaver First Aid, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, EKG, Pharmacology, and an AMPHS Certificate of Completion.  These are the same AHA certifications that states require for healthcare professionals to apply for their licensure.

Registration

For more information, session day/time specifics, and for registration instructions, please see the attached Program Bulletin for program details.  Please feel free to email faculty.resources@amphsonline.org for any further questions, to receive a copy of the Program Bulletin, or to register directly.

For undergraduate college students (and recent grads) the University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering an exciting new hands-on opportunity to explore the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine.  This two week program begins in Denver and concludes at a camp and backcountry in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

The hospital-based first week will includes lectures from experts in international humanitarian relief, wilderness medicine and disaster response work; an ambulance ride-along with paramedic crews; shadowing residents and faculty physicians in a world-class emergency room; and hands-on skills labs including CPR, suturing, splinting and ultrasound workshops.

The second week takes students to a basecamp located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains to focus on applying skills learned during the initial coursework. Learn or enhance outdoor skills such as map and compass, backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing. Participate in authentic, scenario-based learning designed to teach the skills necessary to prevent, assess, and treat a variety of backcountry challenges and emergencies ranging from blisters to major trauma.

In addition to learning about emergency and wilderness medicine, students will meet with members of medical school admissions committees and get the inside scoop on the medical school application process.  Students will also have time get to know successful emergency room physicians (as well as PAs, paramedics, and nurses), and learn what it takes to excel in a medical career.

This unique program includes all instruction, labs and simulations, EMS ride-alongs, Emergency Department shadowing, lunches and snacks, a week at a local camp (all food and lodging included), recreational activities, transportation to and from camp, group camping gear, and a certificate of completion.  It does not include breakfasts, dinners, and lodging for the first week, nor personal camping equipment.

At the completion of the two-week hands-on program, students will have gained invaluable exposures to emergency and wilderness medicine.  Students will better understand the track to medical school and have obtained a valuable addition to their application to medical or other health professional schooling.  They will benefit from getting to know medical school faculty and inside knowledge regarding a successful medical career, and perhaps most importantly, they will have gained the skills to treat and/or save the life of a or family member in the event of an emergency or backcountry incident.

Key Questions

Who: Undergraduate students interested in exploring a career in medicine or other health professions (nursing, PA, paramedic, dental, etc.).  Recent grads interested in applying to medical school.  Anyone looking to get an edge up and outstanding experience for the application process to medical school or other health professions.

What: A comprehensive two week introductory course to emergency and wilderness medicine.

When: June 1-13; August 8-20; August 20-September 1

Where: The first week will be located in Denver, a thriving, hip, metropolitan city and the second week will be located at basecamp in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Why: At the end of this course, students will have learned valuable skills in assessing and treating patients in an emergency or wilderness medical crisis, gained shadowing exposure with paramedics and physicians in an emergency setting, and met members of a medical school admission team to discover how to be more successful in medical applications. Students will also be given a certificate of completion, documenting their participation.

How Much: June program – $1795; August programs – $1895

To register please go to

https://www.regonline.com/ UofColoEmergWildMed

For further information please contact Todd Miner at todd.miner@ucdenver.edu

Roundup River Ranch is a camp in Colorado for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses and is part of a global network of camps started by Paul Newman.

Roundup River Ranch still has summer-long positions available on their staff team for strong male role models and week-long volunteer opportunities for both males and females. This opportunity is a truly great opportunity for college students considering professions in the health field.

Here is a link to the staff application, as well as the volunteer application. You can also check out a video about camp.

The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship offers two recent college graduates, graduate students, or professionals interested in global health the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend one year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic, where they act as liaisons between Medical Missionaries—the US-based organization that built and funds the Clinic—and the Clinic’s all-Haitian staff. The Fellowship begins in June 2014 and ends in July 2015. Click here to learn more.

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The Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has two openings for Clinical Research Coordinators that they will be filling this Spring—please see the two attached announcements. If you are interested, you should apply online with a cover letter and resume.

Use the link below to find the online applications:

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The Pulse: Medical School Insider

Monday, April 14th | 8PM ET

Getting into medical school is tough – less than half the students who apply are accepted. With application season right around the corner, we’re taking an inside look at the medical school admissions process in this special 2-hour episode. We’ll be joined live by deans of admission from prominent medical schools and experts on medical education, who will answer your questions about what it takes to go from applicant to accepted.

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Procter & Gamble will be hosting their annual Researcher Your Future in Science Seminar and would love to consider your students. Below you will find some general program information. Please route this message to the Science Department Chair and or appropriate contact to ensure your students have the opportunity to apply.

Program Overview: Our R&D organization is hosting a seminar in the summer of 2014. Through hands-on involvement and a variety of tours and presentations, seminar participants will learn what it is like to work as an R&D Researcher at P&G as we explore all areas of R&D within P&G.  P&G Researchers have unique and challenging careers supporting a wide range of cutting-edge research. During the seminar, full-time P&G Researchers will showcase various work areas, providing exposure to analytical labs, product formulation, process design and scale-up, products research, packaging, etc., to increase your understanding of Researcher career opportunities in science at P&G.  As a participant, your students will be placed in the fast-lane with the opportunity to interview for a 2015 P&G Researcher Summer Internship prior to any other intern recruiting.

The Research your Future in Science Seminar is targeted to diverse college students in a science or engineering technology related major that are finishing their first year or second year of a Bachelor’s degree program.  However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

All travel and accommodations will be paid by P&G for those selected to attend.

Online applications will be accepted year-round, but must be received by April 25, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 Research your Future in Science Seminar.   All applicants will be contacted in spring/summer 2014 as to their status.

We are seeking students with:

• Proven/exhibited leadership on or off campus.
• Ability to solve problems.
• Ability to engage and work in a diverse working environment

To Apply:

  1. Visit their website at experiencePG.com,
  2. click on “search jobs”
  3. Enter the job number: RND00002544 Research Your Future in Science Seminar
  4. Apply

Seeking Family Physician Partner in beautiful Middlebury, VT

For well established independent 5 doctor Private Practice with 7 physician call group. Full EMR, Medical Home and Meaningful Use Certified. Full Hospitalist coverage. Flexible work schedule,  benefits, loan repayment possibilities, Collegial medical community with specialty presence.

Middlebury, Vermont: Small town life with excellent schools. Easy access to the outdoors, skiing, hiking, fishing in a College town with theater, music and the arts. 35 miles from major Medical Center and Vermont’s largest city.

Please contact:

Stacy Ladd,

802-388-1500 x232

middfam1@sover.net

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

    Arlinda A. Wickland, Health Professions Advisor ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

    Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

    Professor Roger Sandwick, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451