Sophomore Dinner: Natural & Physical Sciences: Tuesday, October 21st@ 6:00 pm in Atwater

Early Assurance Programs Info Session: Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30-7:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Info Session: Wednesday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm (room TBA)

Oct
13

Dr. Krant, a rheumatologist and parent of a Middlebury student, is offering an opportunity for a couple of Middlebury College juniors to participate in a comprehensive, two pronged internship.

The experience begins with a clinical internship at Adirondack Medical Center during winter term. Students are matched with a preceptor who assists them in developing learning goals and activities through which these goals would be met. The experience includes broad engagement with various healthcare professionals with opportunities to learn first hand about healthcare disparities and efforts that Adirondack Health is making to address these issues in the North Country. There will be assigned readings and a final project that the intern and preceptor will jointly decide.

Internship Structure:

  •  The first phase of this program is a winter term internship at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. Interns will receive housing in nearby Tupper Lake and a $500 stipend to cover living and transportation expenses.
  • The winter term portion is eligible for an internship course credit at Middlebury College and should include a minimum of 100 contact hours.
  • The second phase of this program involves a summer practical experience at Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) in either Nyack, NY or D.C., where interns work on projects pertaining to patient advocacy and health policy, engaging directly with policy makers in Washington, D.C.. Interns are supervised by executive-level staff at the foundation.
  • The summer internship should last ten weeks and will be supported by summer internship funding.

Candidate Qualifications:

  •  Interest in health care: pre-med, pre-health, social justice, health care economics, global health, and public health.
  • Knowledge of some of the following issues: social inequalities, health disparities, policy research, and bioethics.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

Selection Process:

  • Pre-screening interview by staff at the Center for Careers and Internships.
  • Statement of interest explaining reasons for pursuing this opportunity accompanied by a résumé and a degree progress report.

For more information apply via MOJO – deadline October 16!

 

The Biology Department, with co-sponshorships from the Chemistry Department, the Neuroscience Program, and the Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Program, is honored to host the visit of the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

Dr. Martin Chalfie will give a general audience lecture that shall interest many of you, as he will share the story of his revolutionizing discovery and how scientific progress is often made.  The lecture is this Thursday October 16 at 7:30 pm in Dana Auditorium.

Volunteer with Simply Smiles! Simply Smiles is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of impoverished children, their families, and their communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, and on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. As a volunteer-based organization, Simply Smiles hosts groups and individuals at both of these locations. Volunteers work to strengthen community while building dignity and assist with construction work to build local infrastructure. In 2015, Simply Smiles will be hosting volunteer groups in Oaxaca, Mexico, throughout the month of March, and groups on the Cheyenne River Reservation from May through August. If you are interested in volunteering as an individual, contact Sam@simplysmiles.org. To learn more about Simply Smiles and all of our projects, visit SimplySmiles.org.  

The second annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.  Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.  A very reduced early bird registration rate is available through October 15.

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, December 5, 2014
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
http://www.uniteforsight.org/institute

Keynote Address

  • Dean Karlan, President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action; Professor of Economics, Yale University

Moving From Rhetoric to Impact

  • ​Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “Health Innovations in Global Health,” Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group​
  • Jocelyn Brown, Product Manager, Medical Devices, 3rd Stone Design, Inc.
  • Charlotte Wieskittel, Senior Director of Product Management, DonorsChoose.org

Key Lessons in Entrepreneurship

  • “Five Things Every Social Entrepreneur Needs to Know,” Jeffrey A. Robinson, Associate Professor and Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School; Director, New Jersey Social Innovation Institute
  • “Business as a Vehicle for Social, Economic and Ecological Change,” Dean Cycon, Founder and and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “How to Scale Social Change,” Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

​Growing Effective Programs and Measuring Impact

  • “Use of Patient-Centered Evaluation Models to Drive the Implementation of Community-Based Mental Health Services into the Public Sector Primary Care System of Rural Haiti,” Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • “Innovations in Research, Design, Measurement, and Analysis,” Rohit Naimpally, Senior Training Associate, Poverty Action Lab
  • “Putting Farmers First in the Fight to End Hunger,” Jenny Best, Global Communications, One Acre Fund

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen at http://www.uniteforsight.org/institute/

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Social Entrepreneurship Institute is presented annually by Unite For Sight. SEI 2014 is Unite For Sight’s 2nd annual Institute.

Change your world. Change your life.

The Duke University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) is an interdisciplinary, research-focused program that prepares students to make a positive impact in the field of global health.

The Duke MSc-GH features expert faculty from across the university, funded fieldwork opportunities, a flexible and tailored curriculum, and a diverse cohort of students from around the world.

Students come away from the program with a solid foundation in global health research methods, experience working in cross-cultural settings, and a greater appreciation for the complexities of health systems and health policy.

Explore how the MSc-GH fits into your future.

Join us for an information session

Register to attend an upcoming information session, either online or on the Duke campus, to learn more about what sets our program apart.

October 16   |  12 – 1 pm EST (online)

October 22   |  12 – 1 pm EST (on campus)

October 30   |  12 – 1 pm EST (online) 

The Legatum Center administers a fellowship
program for incoming and current MIT students, across all academic and professional disciplines,
who demonstrate the potential to create innovative, sustainable, for-profit enterprises that promote prosperity in low-income countries. Students who
are committed to implementing business plans
upon graduation are encouraged to apply.
Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • Entrepreneurial knowledge & skills
  • Case studies
  • Networking with potential investors
  • Mentorship
  • Peer support
  • Scholarship awards

Learn more about this opportunity at legatum.mit.edu/fellowship

 

Dear Middlebury Students,

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, LSAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GMAT

When: Multiple dates and times throughout September & October

Where: Live Online

To register:  bit.ly/liveonlinepractice

Questions? Please contact local Kaplan representative Gail Harris, gail.harris@kaplan.com for more information.

Ford Barnet, Admissions Counselor for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, will be on campus to discuss preparing for veterinary school, the Tufts admissions process, opportunities available to Tufts students, their DVM program, and other available graduate degrees. Participation is encouraged, so please come with questions. To familiarize yourself with the opportunities at Tufts please review their website at www.tufts.edu/vet. Get lunch at Ross and bring it with you for the info session.

Wednesday, October 1 12:00-1:00 pm in Ross Dining Commons B11

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

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

    Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising ext 5077 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 112

    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