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The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical researchl laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.
In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.
The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a unique career exploration program for adults, college, high school and middle school students. If you are excited by science, enjoy working with animals and would like to find out more about what it takes to be a veterinarian, then this program is right for you. At AVM you will get a clear picture of the demands of veterinary school and a knowledge of the varied career opportunities within the profession. AVM is a thorough introduction for those with an interest in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
By spending time on the campus of one of the finest veterinary schools in the country students will get a realistic and comprehensive look at what attending veterinary school would be like. During the program students attend lectures by our faculty, participate in laboratories and engage in hand-on activities with animals. We offer various sessions designed to meet different educational and developmental levels. AVM will challenge and stimulate you in innovative, fun and exciting ways.
An online application for all high school, college and adult applicants to the AVM program is now available. After logging in, please select Adventures in Veterinary Medicine from the drop down list.Application FeeA nonrefundable application fee of $40 is required and may be paid by credit card when completing the online application.Academic TranscriptsOfficial transcripts must be sent directly from your school. We require:
Each year, the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program® competitively selects approximately 250 exceptional students from the nation's top health and human service schools to follow in Dr. Albert Schweitzer's footsteps. These Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students -- partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities. After successfully completing their service year, they become members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Lifealumni network of over 2,500 Leaders in Service who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities. Since its launch in 1992, the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program has grown to include thirteen program sites (Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Greater Philadelphia, Houston-Galveston, Indiana, Los Angeles, New Hampshire/Vermont, New Orleans, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh). The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program has four overall goals:
Eligibility,application deadlines & start date , end date of program vary according to fellowship site. The Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program has locations in Baltimore, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Greater Philadelphia, Los Angeles, NH/VT, New Orleans, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.
See website or contact program administrator for more details.
Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.
The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations, career plans, and previous experience. Amgen Scholars are required to write a short written report and present their findings orally to their peers. Columbia and Barnard students are required to present their work in poster format at a symposium, held the winter after the program. Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. In addition, all Amgen Scholars participate in the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California. During the 10 week program, students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent research projects under the guidance of a research scientist.
You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.
No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.
The goal of the Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will: agree to participate in an undergraduate summer research program at a U.S. based institution,,conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer .Work with a faculty mentor who is an ASM member, submit a research abstract to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS),submit a research abstract to ASM for presentation at the ASM General Meeting. Students decide the institution, research area, and level of activity for the summer from the ASM pre-selected host sites. Based on interests, independence, and ability, students will be placed at a host U.S. Institution of the student's choice to conduct basic science research.
The Sponsor must be an ASPET Regular Member in good standing or a Retired Member who is still active in research. It is expected that the student will work on a research project with some degree of freedom for a minimum of 10 weeks. A stipend of $2800 will be provided for the student, and it is anticipated that this will be supplemented with local funds. The Sponsor is expected to sponsor the SURF Fellow for student membership in ASPET at the beginning of their summer research experience. Undergraduate student membership in ASPET is free. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged.
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the eleven-week program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.
PURPOSEThe Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of former Foundation Trustee and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and to expand the pool of students in the field of health policy who are interested in issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. As a member of the United States Congress and the Texas State Legislature, Barbara Jordan's distinguished career was exemplified by her tireless advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. She brought this passion to her work, inspiring others to become involved in addressing challenging health policy issues.
Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be a senior or a recent graduate of an accredited U.S. college or university. Graduate students and individuals with an advanced degree are not eligible to apply. Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement and will demonstrate the following: Be a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial or ethnic disparities in health; and/or have experience working in or with programs that address health issues disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities or underserved communities (e.g. local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop policy related to health or healthcare disparities) or have done previous academic work (e.g. taken courses, written papers or participate in research projects) related to health disparities.
The SLU Area Health Education Center Program Office was established in September, 2001. The primary goal of the office is to enhance access to quality healthcare through community-academic educational partnerships focusing on the healthcare needs of the underserved St. Louis area. The program office works in conjunction with the Missouri AHEC Network (MAHEC), which consists of 7 regional centers and 3 program offices. The SLU AHEC Program Office works directly with the East Central Missouri Area Health Education Center (ECMO AHEC) providing services in the St. Louis Region and within SLU health professions programs.
The SLU AHEC Program Office is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions. The Program Office administers a multidisciplinary academic consortium at SLU that includes representatives from the cooperating schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, and Social Service.
Develop recruitment programs throughout the region, with a focus on medically underserved urban areas, that enhance understanding of health careers and provide academic and skills programs for underrepresented populations entering health professions training programs. Support academic and community-based multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training for primary care health profession students, residents, and physicians that develop understanding and skills to eliminate health disparities and serve culturally diverse populations. Provide educational support, information dissemination, and technical assistance to reduce professional isolation, increase retention, and enhance the practice environment of physicians practicing in underserved areas.
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field. It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts - plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams.
For additional enrichment programs in the field of health policy, see the National Institute of Health’s list of Student Programs and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online directory of health policy fellowship opportunities. Also see the section on Health Policy Topics in Issues in Healthcare on this website.
Last updated: March 7, 2014
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