ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Students/Alumni As Medical Scribes

Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as Medical Scribes in Richmond, VA.  The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology

The MMB is a two-year, Professional Science Master’s program that offers a unique blend of science and business, integrated in real-world bioscience industry exposure.  Our campus, located 15 miles from Research Triangle Park, the heart of the biotech industry, is the ideal location to gain exposure to local biotech and pharma companies through industrial case studies, internships, and guest speakers.

The MMB program that trains students to apply scientific methods to solve business-related problems faced by the bioscience industry. We believe that students gain practical experience through this program that enhances their career options. In fact, 98% of students are satisfied with their post graduate career. Overall, respondents indicated satisfaction with their job meaningfulness, security, salary, autonomy, and opportunities for advancement.

Click here to learn about NCSU’s visitation program. Applications are due 10/22.

MEDLIFE x Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 26th

My name is Shwetha Kochi, and I am the Co-President of MEDLIFE at VCU. We are partnering with The Red Cross in hosting a Blood Drive here at VCU’s Cary St. Gym on Friday, October 26th from 11AM to 5 PM. We are hoping to spread the word throughout as many classes as we can so that students and faculty may come donate blood.
Just a few statistics: More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada. By donating blood once, you are helping save three lives. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets.

Spit4Science recruiting undergrad research assistants for next Spring

What is Spit4Science?

  • VCU-wide research project
  • Goal: understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population
  • spit4science.vcu.edu

Why be involved?

  • Be involved in recruitment, marketing, data collection and analysis, and other research activities
  • Work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data
  • Meet different faculty involved in the project

Class Details

  • Application only
  • Three credits
  • A-F grading system
  • Students from all class, levels and majors are encouraged to apply

Questions? Please contact adkinsae@vcu.edu

Apply via https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=8NHWW8WR43

Applications due by Monday, October 29th at 5:00 PM.

Cancer Research Opportunity Summer 2019

VCU Biology received the following communication:

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-35) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was recently established to offer training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students would have opportunities to join the third class of the Graduate School in August, 2019.

All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The POE 2018 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.85. Our POE 2018 class of 55 students from 44 schools in 25 states were selected from over 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials is February 1, 2019. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.

RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists

Introduction

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established the the Helena Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists that offers opportunities for underrepresented post baccalaureate individuals to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. Individuals must have a specific intention to further pursue an advanced degree after training.

The purpose of the Mishoe Fellowship is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences for post baccalaureate individuals, from health disparity groups, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school with a career goal of becoming a doctorally-trained scientist or physician-scientist. The NIH is particularly interested in encouraging the recruitment and retention of the following classes of candidates: (A) Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27external link, and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineeringexternal link). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. (B)  Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amendedexternal link. See NSF data at, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/pdf/tab7-5_updated_2014_10.pdfexternal link.  (C) Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as: (1) Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtmlexternal link. (2) Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.  Recruitment and retention of individuals from a disadvantaged background are most applicable to high school and perhaps undergraduate candidates, but would be more difficult to justify for individuals beyond that level of achievement. The Program supports individuals that will pursue basic science, clinical, translation, biomedical or behavioral health research careers including clinical and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as applied to the prevention, etiology, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Increasing diversity in the future research workforce may contribute ultimately to the elimination of health disparities in cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders in the U.S.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have recently completed or will complete a bachelor’s degree by the summer of selection,
  2. Must have completed academic training in course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral or statistical research,
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale, or 4.3 or better on a 5.0 scale, and
  4. Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

An official transcript will be required if individual is selected for an interview.

Applicants will not be excluded from consideration or evaluation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node-general/radm-helena-o-mishoe-fellowship-underrepresented-scientists

Within Integrated Life Sciences, you choose. Entering ILS students sample three faculty research programs prior to committing to a major professor and graduate program. With more than 250 faculty and 14 PhD graduate programs affiliated with ILS, a student is certain to find a great research and learning environment. ILS students also engage in innovative curriculum that is purposefully designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research.

  • PhD training in emerging and interdisciplinary areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  •  Strong mentoring and outcomes

Research Strengths

    • Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Biology Education Research
    • Cancer
    • Cell Biology
    • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
    • Chemical Biology
    • Climate Change
    • Computational Chemistry in Biology
    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Cellular Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Entomology
    • Genetics
    • Infectious Diseases
    • NIH T32 Grants
    • NIH Bridges-to-Doctorate
    • NSF Graduate Scholars Leadership, Engagement and Development
    • Gateway to Graduate Education
    • Professional Development Courses
    • Marine Sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Neuroscience
    • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
    • Physiology & Pharmacology
    • Plant Biology
    • Toxicology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Disease Ecology
    • Drug Discovery & Development
    • Epigenetics & Chomatin
    • Evolution & Ecology
    • Fungal Biology
    • Glycoscience
    • Insect Biology
    • Molecular Plant Science
    • Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology
    • Pathogens & Immunity
    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Systems Biology
    • Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases
    • Vaccines & Biological Countermeasures

Do tomorrow’s research today at UGA!
For more information, visit ils.uga.edu or contact us at ilsinfo@uga.edu or 706-583-0854.

2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is Now Open

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) are focused on training the next generation of diverse leaders in public policy and international affairs. PPIA JSI is a rigorous seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.  The JSI curriculum is structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, and public speaking. The deadline to apply for summer 2019 is November 19.

Society of Toxicology (SOT) Announces Awards Opportunity for Undergraduates

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) would like you to know about SOT activities that give students the opportunity to learn more about toxicology. SOT provides undergraduate travel support and host a special program for undergraduates and non-SOT member advisers at the SOT Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 10–14, 2019.  Please see the Undergraduate Programs Flyer for information about the conference and awards. The deadline for awards is October 19. For students with data to present, the Abstract Submission deadline is also October 19.

Medical Scribe Position Available

ScribeAmerica is now hiring for a medical scribe position.

ScribeAmerica offers:

  • Paid classroom and clinical training
  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Great learning experience
  • Room for advancement

Apply today: www.scribeamerica.com/apply

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