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Encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to meeting this goal in our recruitment and admissions practices.
Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. Our hope is that this early exposure will ultimately lead to an increase in the number of graduates having diverse perspectives in medical education.
AIM & ROADS: Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system, Milwaukee charter or surrounding suburban school district.
Central AHEC envisions the elimination of health disparities based on race and ethnicity. We also envision an increase in the number of minorities in the health professions to equal the percentage of minorities living in our central Connecticut service area.
The mission of Central AHEC is to eliminate health disparities among diverse populations of central Connecticut by providing and coordinating programs that improve the health status of all. Central AHEC envisions the elimination of health disparities based on race and ethnicity. We also envision an increase in the number of minorities in the health professions to equal the percentage of minorities living in our central Connecticut service area.
Please contact program administrator for more details, 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 purpose of the program is to increase the number of under-represented minority and low income students pursuing careers in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, health, or the licensed professions.
Funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department, CSTEP at SUNY Potsdam provides an array of academic and career services designed to meet each student’s individual needs and assist them in achieving a career in their chosen field.
Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.
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.
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 Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) provides an opportunity to volunteer time in a rural community in eastern Kentucky. Today, the FNS still provides quality healthcare. Over the past several years the Courier Program has provided a type of internship for young women and men who had a desire to go into the medical field. Couriers were exposed to rural healthcare through the shadowing of a variety of medical and nursing providers. The re-structured Courier Program focuses on Mrs. Breckinridge’s original design of bringing young women and men to Appalachia to volunteer their time within the FNS to perform a variety of tasks including transporting guests and or supplies, assisting with the upkeep of buildings/grounds and hosting functions which include special dinners and events at Wendover Couriers may be asked to transport vials of blood from a clinic to the Mary Breckinridge Hospital or simply paint a room at one of the facilities. Couriers also spend their time in the community at the Adult Learning Center, public school system, Hospice, adult daycare, children’s daycare, nursing home, food pantry, Habitat for Humanity, rape crisis center, domestic violence shelter, free clinics and school-located clinics.
Couriers must be at least 18 years old and are accepted and required to have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle. Couriers live at the historical headquarters of the FNS located at Wendover in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest overlooking the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River.
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The Health Sciences and Technology Academy of West Virginia University (WVU) is a 9th-12th grade math and science program which through partnerships among the numerous units of the state's land grant university and many Appalachian communities, brings minority and underrepresented students and teachers to the Health Sciences campus each summer for clinic, laboratory, and classroom training and activities. The partnership then provides the infrastructure and support for community-based science projects mentored by teachers, health professions, students and volunteer community leaders during the school year.
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There are four criteria for students wanting to enter the HSTA program: African American, income, rural status, and first in family to attend college.
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 18, 2016
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