Midwest Health Professions Expo 2021

The 2021 Midwest Health Profession Expo will take place virtually on Monday, March 1, from 12:00-3:00pm.

This event will provide an opportunity for pre-health students and health professions schools and programs to come together. Students can learn all about the graduate school opportunities that will prepare them for a career in healthcare. Admission representatives can connect with students and inform them of their schools/program’s strengths, as well as what they look for in applicants.

With more than 80 Professional and Graduate programs already registered, students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a competitive applicants to the programs they are interested in pursuing in the future. Each recruiter listing includes the programs they represent, institution description, and the times they will be available to chat.

Student registration can be found here. If you have any questions, please email midwesthealthprofessionsexpo@gmail.com.

Course Spotlight – The Marriage of Opera and Public Health

Figaro Meets Florence Nightingale: The Marriage of Opera & Public Health
Cross-listed PUBHLTH 3194 and MUSIC 3194

Faculty from Public Health and Music are teaching a class next semester (Spring 2021) about the representation of public health issues in opera. It will be taught online via Zoom. It is a four-hour class with two lectures per week and a one-hour, asynchronous lab. Content will be split equally between public health and music.

  • Introduces students to important public health problems with a long history of causing morbidity and mortality in populations and explores their portrayal in opera.
  • Identifies six public health themes and introduces students to the public health aspects of the conditions and then how they have been represented in multiple operas ranging from the 1700’s to current day.
  • Examines original source texts, librettos, and staging (lighting, set design, costume, direction, and, of course, music composition) as to the ways and means by which disease and death are dramatized in the “great art form” of opera.

Ohio University’s HCOM presents PreDOC program for undergrads

Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) is excited to announce the launch of its new PreDOC program.

PreDOC, which stands for Pre-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is an undergraduate engagement program with the purpose of actively educating central Ohio undergraduates about osteopathic medicine and OU-HCOM, as well as connecting them to OU-HCOM students, staff, faculty, alumni and each other. The goal of PreDOC is to create a close-knit community of undergraduate students who are informed and excited about practicing osteopathic medicine and who feel closely connected to OU-HCOM, its mission, and its culture.

The program will hold a monthly session beginning in September and ending in May. PreDOC will be a standing program at OU-HCOM and we hope students will join us as they would a student organization at their home school.

Kickoff Event: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

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Questions can be directed to Terry Porter, portert@ohio.edu.

Phi Delta Epsilon – International Medical Fraternity

International medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, is recruiting qualified individuals for its next chapter. The organization is a great opportunity for pre-med students to engage with other pre-med students. It provides an outlet to hear about academics, getting involved in research, taking the MCAT, and the application process to medical school from pre-med peers.

At chapter meetings, PhiDE often has guest speakers such as current practicing doctors and individuals on the admissions boards of medical schools.

The fraternity is holding informational meetings and recruitment events towards the end of January. A schedule can be found here. Questions can be directed to phideohzeta@gmail.com.

11th Annual Physicians Care Connection 5K

The 11 Annual Physicians Care Connection 5K Fun Run will take place on Sunday, September 29th at the Ohio State University RPAC with the race starting at 10:30 am.

The proceeds of this 5K sponsored by The Ohio State University Chapter of American Medical Association, go toward assisting the coordination of medical and dental care for vulnerable people in Central Ohio.

It also gives pre-med students the opportunity to hang out with med students and doctors, while supporting a free clinic.

More information can be found on the official flyer.

You can register online at, go.osu.edu/pcc5K2019

Orthopedic One Research Assistant Position

Applications close January 5th, 2019 at 12:00am.

Orthopedic ONE is seeking to fill a 1 year full-time research assistant position to begin Summer 2019. This is a great opportunity for a 2019 graduate interested in building experience and CV during a gap year prior to attending medical school. between undergrad and medical school. The assistant will be responsible for supporting a Orthopedic One Physician and research coordinator in clinical research activity. This is a paid position.

Some of the responsibilities are the following:

  • Facilitate clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s) including but not limited to collection, compilation and documentation of clinical research data.
  • Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques.
  • Assist with data collection for existing and new prospective and retrospective studies via direct patient contact in the clinic, electronically, or by telephone.

The ideal candidate is currently studying or completion of Life Science, Biology, Physiology or Nursing degree program. Experience in orthopedics and/or IDE research highly desirable but not required. A command of the English language and various formatting techniques such as MLA is also required.

More information and the application can be found on the Handshake listing.

Medical School Admissions Overview

OSU’s PreSOMA club is hosting a Medical School Admissions Overview on campus, Saturday, November 17th 9:00am – 11:30am.

The event will feature speakers from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM).

Topics will include:

  • The application process and timeline
  • Materials needed for application to med school
  • Medical Student Q&A Panel
  • OU-HCOM overview
    • Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine

The event will take place in Independence Hall (1923 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210). Attire is business casual.

Please register for the event. Any questions can be directed to presomaohiostate@gmail.com.

Atlantis 2018 Shadowing Fellowships Now Open

Atlantis is an educational organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to providing an ethical international shadowing Fellowship for pre-medical and pre-nursing students.  Students receive 20+ hours of shadowing per week during their summer programs and gain perspective on whether medicine is the right career path for them.  Atlantis host hospitals are in Europe and South America.

You can check out their website here and or apply today. Scholarship funding for student leaders is available.

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!”

Med School Q and A Sessions

Every semester the OSU College of Medicine offers Q and A sessions to address questions and concerns held by current pre-med students here at OSU. Each session is held as an informal discussion, where students can come and ask any questions they have, about any step in the daunting Medical School process! In previous sessions they have discussed a wide array of topics, such as gap years, personal statements, the MCAT, the application process, the review of applicants, and any other questions you can imagine.

This semester, starting in September, the Q and A sessions will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:00am to 9:00am, and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Meetings will always be held in Meiling Hall Room 233.

Questions? Refer to this flyer for general information, and email medicine@osu.edu with further questions. Register here to claim a spot at one of these info sessions!

 

 

 

 

Pre-Health Wilderness Medicine Course

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Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work, wilderness medicine, or global health? The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering a two week Pre-Health Wilderness Medicine Program that provides great hands on experience. The program is ideal for nursing, pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental, and health professions students.

Students will:

  • Hear from professional school admissions officers
  • Participate in EMS ride-alongs
  • Attend lectures on humanitarian relief and disaster response work
  • Learn outdoor skills such as map and compass reading
  • Go hiking, canoeing, and exploring in the Rocky Mountains

The program begins in metro Denver and concludes at a basecamp in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. There is a session from May 28th to June 9th, and another from August 6th to August 18th.

Students will not only leave better prepared for professional school, but also with survival skills that will invaluable in an emergency or wilderness incident. More information and registration links can be found on Image result for cu logothe CU Emergency & Wilderness Medicine page.