AAMC web site Aspiring Docs updates

We’re pleased to announce that four new Inspiring Stories have been added to the Aspiring Docs website:

· Clay Downey: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2017
Clay had a business degree, no science prerequisites, and no experience in a health care setting, but he decided to pursue a career in medicine anyway.

· Carl Streed: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013
As an openly gay med student, and now physician, Carl is an advocate for LGBT health at the national policy level.

· Eric Zuniga: UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2019
His father’s illness inspired Eric to leave his engineering career to pursue medicine.

· Ryan Gamlin: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2018
After having a career on the business side of medicine, Ryan decided he wanted to become a doctor to make a real impact on people and communities.

We also have several new posts by medical student bloggers on Aspiring Docs Diaries. We’ve updated the blog with a fresh look and a better interface to better organize our growing library of posts.

As always, if you are interested in partnering with us on any new fact sheets or resources, or would like to suggest a student to participate in the blog or aspiringdocs.

Warmest regards,
Tami Levin

Janelle Peters

Janelle Korzeniowski Peters
Aspiring Docs & Social Media Specialist II

Association of

American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001
T (202) 828-0569 F (202) 828-0659 E jpeters

www.aamc.org

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

NY Times story: “The D.O. is in Now”

We are pleased to share today’s article in the Education section of The New York Times with you and your aspiring pre-medical students. We hope you will share timely article this with your students and campus colleagues.

The D.O. Is In Now

Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Third of All Med School Grads

By JOSEPH BERGER JULY 29, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/education/edlife/the-osteopathic-branch-of-medicine-is-booming.html?_r=1#

As always, thank you for your support and interest in your pre-health students future careers in medicine!

Warmly,

Gina

Gina M. Moses, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services

AMCAS Twitter Chat – Letters of Evaluation

Please encourage your students who are applying to medical school to join us for an #askAMCAS Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 29, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET.

We’ll be tweeting from @amcasinfo, answering any and all questions about Letters of Evaluation. Join the conversation by searching #askAMCAS and adding that hashtag to your tweets. You can still follow the discussion even if you do not have a Twitter account by visiting the AMCAS Twitter page at https://twitter.com/amcasinfo. We hope to talk to you and your advisees on July 29!

Warm Regards, Katie Post Communications & Program Support Specialist, AMCAS Association of American Medical Colleges 655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001 T (202) 828-0458 E kpost<mailto:kpost

Internship Opportunities at HEYO/Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Internship Opportunities at HEYO/Lifelong AIDS Alliance PEER ADVOCATE INTERN (2x):

The Peer Advocate Internship is designed for a LGBTQ or Allied young adult who has experience working young gay/bi/trans* men, or young Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), regardless of sexual identity. Under close supervision and support the Peer Advocate Intern conducts outreach to young MSM in order to collect survey responses for a formative assessment project. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate current knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of young MSM in Seattle/King County in order to inform future programming and HIV/STI prevention efforts for at-risk populations. Outreach to the target population occurs in-person, at venues and events primarily frequented by young MSM, and online.

The Peer Advocate Intern benefits from the position by developing and learning marketable skills for future employment. The Peer Advocate Intern works with and reports directly to Lifelong’s Assistant Prevention Education Manager.

This position is a part-time, temporary, non-union position that does not extend beyond a total of 250 hours. The compensation is $12/hour. For more information or to apply, email Michael Barnes at michaelb<mailto:michaelb

WSU/PNWU (Yakima) Doctor of Pharmacy Program Open House

All students are welcome to attend the Open House on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus to celebrate the new partnership between WSU and PNWU, which will offer a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree on the PNWU campus. July 22nd , 3:30-5:30 pm, at PNWU in Yakima, WA. Please note that the Open House is for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program only. You will not be able to tour or visit other programs. For more information, please call 509-368-6675 or visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/225954920948125/?ref=22

Herbal company job posting


Matthew & Madelyn Morris
Mickelberry Gardens, LLC
www.mickelberrygardens.com
(503) 45-HONEY for orders & info
(503) 56-SWARM for beekeeping

Education and Outreach Coordinator Position, Seattle

Position begins ASAP.

Pay DOE.

The duration would be through November, and continuing into 2015 if it’s a good fit.

Approximately 36 hours per month.

We are looking for a self-motivated, friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable person to join our team. The Education and Outreach Coordinator position does outreach in Seattle-area stores, talking with potential customers about our product line and boosting sales. The schedule is flexible, but requires some evening and weekend work. The ideal candidate will also have a car – reliable transportation is necessary to reach store destinations.

Essential Job Duties:
-Maintain a consistent schedule of in-store demos at Seattle-area Whole Foods
-Be knowledgeable about Mickelberry Gardens product line, and all of the herbal ingredients contained in them
-Provide samples to store shoppers and educate them about our products
-Be professional, friendly, and courteous to all store staff members.
-Submit demo report forms and complete some data entry after each demo

-Stay in close communication with Mickelberry Gardens owners about how things are going and what’s happening through weekly conference calls.

If you think you are the right person for this job,

Send a resume and letter of interest to mickelberrygardens .
No phone calls, please.
Learn more about us at www.mickelberrygardens.com

AmeriCorps Recruitment: Public Health; Food and Health Justice‏

Hello! I am a recent graduate of Public Health at the UW and a current AmeriCorps member at WithinReach. I will be leaving my AmeriCorps position shortly and I would highly recommend this position to those interested in resolving health inequities through access to health and nutrition.

WithinReach a statewide non-profit that focuses on health and nutrition resources for low-income families in Washingtonis seeking applicants for a 10.5 month AmeriCorps position, where they would serve as part of our growing community outreach team. This position is ideal to those interested in resolving health inequities through access to health and nutrition.

The AmeriCorps position description can be found here: http://www.withinreachwa.org/get-involved/americorps/ Please submit an application by Wednesday July 9th, 2014.

YuYen Chan Trilingual Outreach & Enrollment Specialist, AmeriCorps A 155 NE 100 St. #500, Seattle, WA 98125 P 206.204.3583 F 206.270.8891

yuyenc

www.withinreachwa.org

WithinReach | Making connections for WA families to be healthy. Follow WithinReach on Facebook! Follow WithinReach on Twitter! Follow WithinReach on YouTube Summer Meals 2014

SOPHAS Virtual Fair- Featuring Public Health Schools & Programs!

ASPPH is hosting a FREE Virtual Fair for prospective students of Public Health, including those interested in dual degrees on July 9 and 10! This is an unique opportunity for your students to meet Admission Representatives from more than 35 of the nation’s leading CEPH-accredited Public Health Schools & Programs of public health.

Registered Schools/Programs Listed Here: http://sophas.careereco.net/virtual-fair/chat-with-organizations/

Attend the fair online from anywhere! Register Here:http://sophas.careereco.net/students-alumni/virtual-fair-registration/

What students have said about prior events: * “The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.” * “I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.” * “I feel that this was great concept…It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.” * “It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.” * “The whole system was very user friendly.”

Tucker K. O’Donnell, MPH | Program Manager for Student Recruitment Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) | todonnell<mailto:todonnell

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New Physician Assistant Program Directory Launch Announcement

Version 3 of PAEA’s redesigned PA Program Directory (http://directory.paeaonline.org), first released in summer 2013, is now live. With the launch of version 3, the annual subscription fee of $35 is no longer required – the directory is open access to students, applicants, and advisors and allows them to research program data in one place. Data in the directory is self-reported to PAEA from every PA program in the spring, prior to the launch of CASPA.

Future Features

1. Additional search and filter features (including non-CASPA programs, bachelor’s required, healthcare experience required, distance learning, GPA requirements, and more)

2. Addition of a back-end tool allowing programs to access and edit their directory information at anytime.

3. Real-time reports that compare selected program criteria.

If you have any questions or ideas for future directory considerations, please let me know.

Thank you,
Danielle

Advice for pre-health students shadowing/volunteering abroad

Hello UW Pre-health students and happy summer! We in pre-health advising know that this time of year some students are seeking out international shadowing and volunteering opportunities and we wanted to share some helpful guidelines from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). These guidelines hold true for all health related experiences. ADEA:http://islonline.org/info/ADEA_Guidelines.pdf AAMC:https://www.aamc.org/download/181690/data/guidelinesforstudentsprovidingpatientcare.pdf