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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.
We offer a post-baccalaureate graduate level Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate program for individuals interested in careers in the health professions. Courses are taught by Georgetown and George Mason professors.
This is a full-time 9-month, 20 credit graduate level certificate program which provides excellent advanced science preparation for health professions including medical, dental and other healthcare-related advanced studies. The program includes preparation for professional examinations (such as MCAT, DAT, or GRE), and outstanding advising and support towards your goals.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute upholds a high standard in academic excellence and post-baccalaureate achievement. Our mission is to develop, support, and retain talented, high-achieving scholars for post-baccalaureate education and professional achievement in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As an integral component of the Office of Minority Student Affairs, CSTEP aims to reinvent scholarship on campus for participating undergraduate and graduate students as they pursue their academic goals. Our vision is to be the principal source of student enrichment and preparation in the (STEM) areas of study.Students may join CSTEP at any time during their college career. Services provided include academic counseling, tutoring, enrichment activities, internship/research opportunities, graduate school preparation, resume/career preparation, and specialized workshops
A student is considered a New York State resident if he or she resides in New York State and has lived in New York State for the last two terms of high school prior to graduation; or resided in New York State for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first term for which the applicant is seeking acceptance into CSTEP and has established permanent residence in New York State; or was a resident when the applicant entered military service, VISTA, or the Peace Corps and re-established New York State residency within six months after release from service. Individuals historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions are African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American/Alaskan Native.
A student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets the eligibility requirements described below under Economic Eligibility Criteria for First-Time CSTEP Students.
Students enrolled in the State-funded opportunity programs (HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or College Discovery) are eligible to participate in CSTEP; however, institutions must assure that no more than 20 percent of all CSTEP participants are concurrently enrolled in an opportunity program. Exceptions to the rule can be considered if a written justification is submitted to the Collegiate and Pre-Professional Programs Unit (CPPU). An Opportunity Program Eligibility Verification form must be on file for opportunity program students transferring into the program.
The primary purpose of the camp is to help students pursue their interest in a health career by exploring a wide range of career options while also learning about important issues and topics in health care today.
Outstanding faculty: Faculty of the Dartmouth Health Careers Camp include health care professionals from Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the local community as well as medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Learning activities: Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other medical settings, work with simulated patients, team projects, and time with a variety of health professionals
Mentors: Students and faculty in the health professions
Supervision: Resident camp director and counselors
Room and board: Dartmouth college dormitory and dining facilities
Recreational activities: Picnic at the pond, swimming, canoing, volleyball and more. Activities vary depending on weather. Alternative options are offered during each recreation period.
Tuition for the Health Careers Institute is $1300 for New Hampshire residents or those attending school in New Hampshire. Out-of-state tuition is $1900. Scholarships are available to NH residents, based on financial need and availability of funds.
The Health Careers Camp at Dartmouth provides rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with opportunities to explore health careers, learn more about health care in today's world, experience college life and, of course, have fun. A typical health careers camper has already expressed interest in the field of health care and wants to know more about the range of possible careers, day-to-day activities of various health professionals, and what to do next.
CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an educational program started by CDC′s David J. Sencer CDC Museum in 2005 as a mechanism for developing a public health camp curriculum for state and county health departments. The camp is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp curriculum is based on contextual and situated cognition learning principles. By learning through hands–on activities and seminars, high school juniors and seniors at the conclusion of the camp will be able to:
Identify five careers within public healthDemonstrate an understanding of basic epidemiology termsCalculate basic epidemiologic rates given an outbreak scenario and dataRecognize how infectious and chronic diseases are tracked in the United StatesUnderstand the role of public health law in protecting the public′s health in the United StatesOver the course of five days, campers will take on the role of disease detectives and learn first–hand how the CDC safeguards the nation′s health. Teams will probe a disease outbreak using epidemiologic and laboratory skills and report their findings to a group of CDC scientists. Activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room, and a look behind the scenes of CDC. The application for the 2014 CDC Disease Detective Camp can be found by reading the Camp Information Frequently Asked Questions here.
Applications are available here Adobe PDF file [PDF 581KB] . If you have trouble downloading the application, please call 404-639-0830 to have an application mailed to you.
Instructions for completing the application can be found on page 1 of the application. Applications will be accepted only by mail. All documents must be mailed together, so be sure to double check that your application, essays, Recommendation Form and proof of age are included. Once your application is received, we will send you a confirmation e-mail, so please make sure that your e-mail address is correct.
Non-Atlanta residents may apply for the camp, but are responsible for providing their own accommodations and transportation. Campers in past years have stayed with family friends or relatives in Atlanta.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp is open to motivated students who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be 16 years old by the first day of the camp in order to comply with CDC’s laboratory safety requirements. Absolutely no exceptions can be made to this rule.
The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) was established in 1995 to provide an independent research experience in biomedical and/or public health research to undergraduate students under the direct mentoring of established Johns Hopkins researchers. During the ten-week program, interns work one-on-one with faculty on research projects in their field of interest and attend a health science seminar series. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in science, medicine or public health are encouraged to apply. DSIP provides a stipend and housing near the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.
DSIP offers internships at three Johns Hopkinsresearch settings:
• Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health
• Basic Science Institute (School of Medicine)
• Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division (School of Medicine)
Previous intern research projects includean examination of maternal-fetal calcium homeostasis, an assessment of hospitalbased trauma patients and a survey of community-based health care organizations. The internship provides students with an academic experience similar to that of a firstyear graduate student. Interns will gain skills in preparing scientific abstracts, posters and oral presentations.
Applicants to the programs with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Basic Science Institute must
have completed two years of college. Students who wish to apply for an internship in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division must have completed one year of college.Prospective interns must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in good
academic standing. Applicants are requested to submit two to three letters of recommendation, a resume and personal
statement. Successful applicants have a demonstrated interest in pursuing graduate study.
The fields of environmental and public health are expanding and the options for people who want to make a difference with their careers are wide open. Landing a job in environmental health not only requires a wide variety of technical skills, ranging from epidemiology to environmental science to emergency response for bioterrorism attacks, but experience and the REHS license. Environment & Public Health (EPH) -- a 7-week course followed by a 200 hour field training internship -- provides the expertise and experience you need and helps to prepare you for the state licensing exam. To land a job in environmental health, you need broad technical skills, ranging from epidemiology to environmental inspections to emergency response. You also need experience and the REHS license. This seven-week course and accompanying five-week internship provides the expertise and experience you need and helps to prepare you for the state licensing exam.
To be accepted into EPH, you must: Complete at least 32 credits in biological, physical, environmental or health sciences At least 1 of these courses must be a lab Courses with a grade less than C will not be considered Up to 6 of these credits may come from statistics, calculus or higher level college math Have a minimum of 90 credits overall* *Note: While you do not have to have a bachelor's degree to be accepted into EPH, you must have it to successfully complete EPH. An EPH certificate of completion will not be issued until you have provided proof that you have earned your undergraduate degree. Courses in biology, chemistry and environmental science are strongly recommended. If you lack 32 science credits, it may be possible to register for EPH as a 6-credit undergraduate course and/or between 1 and 3 credits of independent study, giving you a total of up to 9 credits. These credits are earned by completing EPH as you normally would but also through completion of additional course work. You will need to pay a separate fee to the Rutgers Summer Session office for these credits.
Both HCOP and HPPI are pipeline programs designed to encourage under-represented minorities to enlist in academic programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees in public health. The main purpose of both programs is to substantially increase the number of African Americans and Latinos who are accepted, enrolled, retained and graduated with Masters/Doctorate degrees in public health. The programs are targeted towards the West and South sides of the city of Chicago, which represent 95% of the Health Profession Shortage Areas (HPSA) in the state of Illinois and have a very small number of individuals with Masters and Doctorate degrees in public health. HCOP is a comprehensive program starting in elementary schools and going all the way to graduate school, while HPPI currently has programs running in elementary and high schools. By enrolling students in the program in elementary school and following them through high school to college with grade-specific approaches, the programs aim to increase the students' awareness of public health career options and prepare them for admission into schools with public health degree programs.
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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: July 2, 2015
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