Tag Archives: Health Professions

Become A Virtual Medical Scribe With M*Modal

Imagine if there was a chance to step into a career that allows you to understand what it takes to become a healthcare practitioner? As one of M*Modal’s Virtual Medical Scribes you have the chance to do just that!

Every day you will get to enjoy paid (virtual) shadowing with a provider and see what it takes to analyze, document, and diagnose a patient. Every day you will get to understand how a physician approaches a patient visit, how to care for each unique patient, and learn how to help each patient as though you were a physician. All the while, you get to work in the comfort of your own home allowing for a more flexible and fluid schedule!

As one of M*Modal’s medical scribes, you become a physician’s direct personal assistant helping physicians all across the nation! You will become the critical link for physicians to handle all of their electronic medical records patient to patient. You will get interpret and document the doctor patient visit and the clinical charting of each patient in its entirety.

Have a Competitive Wage and Benefits!
Work Directly with Physicians
Gain Valuable Clinical Charting Experience
Network with Healthcare Systems Nationally
Work from Home and Grow with M*Modal
Provide EHR Charting Support Directly for Healthcare Professionals
Interested? Apply in Handshake. DEADLINE 9/30!

Applying for Winter Term Internship Credit? Follow these steps…

Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January.

Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at clower@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Starting now – early November, 2017: Secure your Internship

October 30-November 1, 2017: Register for the Winter Term Internship Course

  • If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.  
  • If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you follow up instructions.
  • Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee

Before early November, 2017: Identify and secure an Academic Sponsor

  • Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be an academic advisor or another faculty member.
  • Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury
  • Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will also use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work.

No later than mid-November, 2017: Send Supervisor and Academic Sponsor the necessary paperwork

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:

January/February, 2017: Completing your internship

  • Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
  • Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
  • Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.

What did you do this summer? Tell us and win tix to Higher Ground!

What did you do this summer? We want to know!
This survey will take you less than five minutesAccess the link in your Middlebury email – search for email sent from cci@middlebury.edu. 

Did you intern? Travel? Volunteer? Work at a summer job? Learning about your experiences offers valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities you’re pursuing – this info is most helpful as advisors and faculty work with students!

Complete by October 1 and be entered to win four tickets to any show of your choice at Higher Ground in Burlington!

Joanna Workman, Asst. Professor of Psychology at SUNY Albany :: BIOL Seminar Series

Dr. Workman’s area of interest is Postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects approximately 15% of women after giving birth. Currently, the causes of PPD are not fully understood. Motherhood comprises substantial hormonal and experiential changes that reorganize the brain and behavior. Dr. Workman is particularly interested in the neural, endocrine, and immunological changes that occur with reproductive experience (i.e., pregnancy and mothering) in females and how these changes are relevant for PPD. Further, her laboratory focuses on the role of hippocampal (and to a lesser extent, prefrontal cortical) remodeling in depression-like behaviors and cognitive changes following reproductive experience. Dr. Workman’s lab uses a variety of techniques including animal husbandry, behavioral testing, surgery, radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Postpartum changes in depression-like behaviors, stress responses, and stress sensitivity.
  • Maternal experience and brain plasticity (hippocampal neurogenesis, neuronal remodeling, spine density).
  • Hippocampal- and prefrontal cortical-dependent cognition during and after the postpartum period.

Joanna Workman, PhD received her B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Ohio University and her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2010. After that, she moved to the west coast of Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. In January 2015, she joined the faculty at the University at Albany as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department.

Friday, October 6 at 12:30 pm in BiHall 216

Mark Esposito ’11, PhD :: CHEM, BIOC Seminar Series

“Endosteal Niche E-selectin Induces Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition and Wnt Activation in Cancer Cells to Promote Bone Metastasis”

Mark Esposito ’11, a graduate student in the Kang lab was awarded the pre-doctoral F31 fellowship for his research proposal entitled Exploration of the dynamics of E-selectin interaction in breast cancer metastasis.

The colonization of distant organs by cancerous cells is a process responsible for the vast majority of deaths in oncology. Mark’s research seeks to identify molecular interactions that impact the dissemination and progression of these etastatic cancers with the goal of providing new therapeutic targets. This project focuses on how golgi-resident enzymes and extracellular membrane proteins interact to control the initial communication between cancer cells and the organs which they invade.

Friday, September 29, 1:45 pm in BiHall 216

Mark is pursuing a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He recently opened a new scientific news website that translates breaking research to the public.
Mark was also recently awarded two fellowships, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, and an NIH F31 Award, and received recognition at the Princeton Innovation Forum.

Film Screening: Escape Fire The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

This film examines a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven disease care rather than patient-driven health care. The film bares the frustration and sorrow of patients, doctors, and leaders struggling to receive, give, and compensate dignified care. The film also showcases innovative approaches that buck the status quo and hold potential for transforming the industry. This riveting and thought-provoking film has won numerous awards.

A discussion will follow the film. Light snacks will be provided.
There is limited seating (65 seats) so it will be first come, first served.

Monday, September 25 from 8:00-10:30 PM in Axinn 232

Alumni Tip for Medical School Interviews

The Health Professions team is fond of reminding you that once you are in the medical school’s zip code, consider yourself on the interview stage as everyone with whom you interact-from secretary to tour guide to cafeteria worker-might be asked to share feedback on your demeanor. With medical school interview season kicking into gear, we thought it timely to share a reflection from a recent alum that underscores this point:

“I’ve utilized the student host program for every interview that I’ve attended because it saves a lot of money (no $150+/night wasted on hotels!) and it offers another opportunity to meet a current student and learn more about the school. So far, all my hosts have been wonderful! During one interview, I mentioned to my interviewer that I stayed with a current student, and she asked for his name. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but the next day I got a text from my host saying that the interviewer asked him what was his opinion of me. Luckily, the guy and I got along really well. This event underscored the fact that you have to be polite and friendly with everyone who is in any way affiliated with the school of medicine–including the hosts! Even if you don’t know that you’re being judged, you are, and everyone’s opinions of you matter. I’ve found that there’s no need to send the hosts a formal thank-you letter, a nice text after your interview will suffice, and try to bring a small thank-you gift. These students are doing us interviewees a huge favor by hosting–make sure that they know they’re appreciated!”

Great advice! Do YOU have any interview tips to share? Contact our office and we will be happy to post them.