Tuesday, October 27th from 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM EDT
Join the Pre-Health society in hosting Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, a leading expert and respected innovator in the field of international blindness prevention and sight restoration. A public health specialist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Gilbert has spent her career co-designing and implementing eye care service delivery systems for some of the world’s poorest communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Gilbert is a co-founder of the Seva Foundation and currently serves as its Director of The Center for Innovation in Eye Care. The Center promotes new ways to address emerging issues in community eye care and works to develop sustainable eye care services based in locally owned and operated institutions across the globe.
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Through partnerships with leading organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, consulting firms, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups.
During the internship, students gain valuable real-world experience and mentorship and complete meaningful projects. Interns also advance their professional skills and personal development through HCC workshops and trainings. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers and connections to health professionals through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path. Interns become part of the HCC family of over 3800 alumni who are health leaders and professionals in health care, public health, mental health and other health sectors and are working to advance health improvement and equity.
Interns will receive an educational stipend ranging between $3,000 – $5,000.
With its affiliated site Beacon Clinical Research, DermCare Experts offers its Dermatology and Clinical Research Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Fellowship (https://dermcare.expert/premedical-fellowship/), an innovative two-year program designed to help college graduates gain extensive exposure to patient care and clinical research as well as technical skills (e.g., phlebotomy, vitals, ECGs, basic suturing) necessary to strengthen their medical school application in this extremely competitive environment.
Successful applicants will become certified medical assistants deeply engaged in outpatient dermatology, one of the most competitive medical specialties to enter. In doing so, they will learn core clinical skills and critical thinking applicable to all areas of medicine, as well as gain an understanding about the fundamentals of patient management and clinical decision-making. By working alongside the physician, fellows witness the importance of continuity of care, as they are often the first point of staff contact the patient has with the clinic, and continue following the patient throughout their treatment. Fellows also enhance their interpersonal skills working with the clinic’s culturally and socioeconomically diverse urban patient base.
Program participants also work as certified clinical research coordinators fully responsible for leading a variety of trials sponsored by multinational pharmaceutical companies, and will have a first look at therapeutics in the pipeline. Fellows serve as the main contact for the pharmaceutical study monitor, while managing all aspects of patient recruitment and trial execution under the supervision of the principal investigator. Although many studies are dermatology trials, fellows also work on trials in other disciplines, and are expected to attend fully-funded research training conferences for the trials they run.
By Olga Jonas
Senior Fellow, Harvard Global Health Institute. Former Economic Adviser at the World Bank
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Widely held beliefs about contagions—like that they are inevitable and thus not worth worrying about or that the health sector is managing the risks—lead to underestimation of pandemic risk, scant preparedness, and inadequate prevention. Being aware of these persistent myths could help us move beyond flawed and frantic emergency responses and instead use considerable knowledge about the multifaceted, and permanent nature of microbial threats. It would make significantly more sense to hold officials accountable for their peacetime negligence (described as “neglect”) because we need a common core of permanent capabilities at both the national and global levels that can be applied against a wide range of microbial threats.
Do you have a Winter Term internship lined up or want to consider doing a J-term internship? Here’ s the information you’ll need if you want to take part in an internship AND earn credit for the internship. (Please note: Sophomores through Super Seniors who have been enrolled for Fall ’20 are eligible to earn Winter Term credit through an internship.)
STEP 1: Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA). No appointment necessary. See go/PCAs for days/times.
STEP 3: Find a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor. See FAQ at go/WTinternships for more info on academic sponsors.
STEP 4: Write your personal statement for your application for credit including 3 scholarly sources (see FAQ at go/WTinternships).
STEP 5: Download the Internship Agreement Form, read it, and initial all sections.
STEP 6: Create an Experience in Handshake – this is your application for credit. (Find it at go/Handshake>Career Center>Experiences>Create an Experience.) Select Winter Term Application for Credit/Funding and Winter Term 2021 and answer all questions marked with an asterisk. Immediately after submitting, attach your personal statement, your CCI-approved resume, and a signed Internship Agreement. Several funding grants are available for students on financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis.
Internship credit is approved on a rolling basis up until Dec. 2. Apply now!
Sunday October 25, 2020
Planning to go through the Health Professions Committee this year? Interested in learning more about the Health Professions Committee Process?
Please join the Health Professions team as they demystify the professional school application process. From letters of recommendations to essays to MCATS, Mary Lothrop and Hannah Benz will lead a session on Middlebury’s internal health professions review process. Recent alums will offer their perspective on the process, and there will be ample time for Q and A.
Our primary mission is to help students achieve successful careers in science while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity at UVM and the wider Burlington community.
Since applying to graduate school can be a challenging and overwhelming task, we have organized a group of graduate student panelists to answer questions and give real advice to prospective students. This event is open to anyone applying to graduate school or interested in learning more about the process.
The first event will mostly be a Question & Answer format with a panel of five current UVM and Dartmouth graduate students from a diverse set of backgrounds and departments at various stages in their progression through grad school. The event will be held virtually on zoom on Thursday, October 29th from 5 – 6pm.
Shadowing.healthcare is a collection of resources to help pre-health professions students design and reflect on their shadowing experiences. This site was developed by Claire Clark, a professor of Behavioral Science, and Sara Cooley, a graphic designer, in collaboration with pre-health professions students and the Office of Learning and Observation at the University of Kentucky.
PREPARE is a series of animated videos that introduce students to the fundamentals of shadowing: how to find a shadowing site, how to prepare for a shadowing experience, how to behave professionally and ethically while shadowing, and how to translate a shadowing experience into an application for a health professional school.
OBSERVE is a series of observational activities that can be completed at shadowing sites. Students can select the activities that best suit their anticipated time commitment, interests, and shadowing setting. Shadowing preceptors or course directors can also direct students to complete particular activities.
REFLECT offers guidance on how to write a reflective essay about a shadowing experience. It also features model essays written by students who have used this website while shadowing.
RESPOND invites anyone who has used this website to contribute reflective writing to the site. We hope to hear from you!
10/22 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Taylor Small is the Director of the Health & Wellness Program at the Pride Center of Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies, and a minor in Gender Identity and Sexuality Studies. Taylor is committed to community building and youth empowerment, as seen through her previous work at the Howard Center, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, and a previous Board Member at Outright Vermont. She has a clear passion and drive to support the larger LGBTQ+ community of Vermont and has trained thousands of healthcare and human service providers in cultural awareness and competency.
Thanks to our amazing Peer Career Advisors and Peer Engagement Fellows, we are able to offer a full schedule of virtual Quick Questions hours this semester!
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET and 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET Thursdays & Fridays – 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET.
CCI’s well-trained student team can share timely guidance and answers for a variety of topics including:
- Getting started on your first college résumé
- Reviews of résumés and cover letters
- How to schedule a career advising appointment
- How to search for internship and job opportunities
- Strategies for career exploration and networking using Midd2Midd and LinkedIn
- Tips for interview prep
- How to access resources like Handshake, GoinGlobal, Vault, etc.