Real Life Film Screening: ‘Doctors’ Diaries’

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.

VCU Libraries and University Student Commons and Activities invite the VCU community to bring their lunch to a screening and discussion of “Doctors’ Diaries.” The film, which follows seven doctors on their journey starting at Harvard Medical School in 1987 through practice in 2009, will be shown in the Health and Wellness Library, VCU Health Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall St. The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Jared Dyer, D.O., Chief Medical Resident for VCU Health Internal Medicine. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Thelma Mack at or (804) 828-0017 or visit

Personal Statement Workshop

We have a personal statement workshop coming up on November 21st at 3pm in Hibbs 329 (see attached flyer). We’ll talk about how to get started writing your statement, the essential components to have in your essay and we’ll do some hands-on activities to help you draft and revise.

If you’re interested, please sign up here: 

We only have 30 spots for this one, so sign up early!

We look forward to seeing you there.


Win a $50 Amazon gift card!


Inter Health Professionals Alliance (IHPA) is a student-run organization open to VCU students and trainees at all levels. The goal of the group is to provide health education and public outreach projects in underserved Richmond communities through collaboration between health professions. IHPA is seeking input about what would motivate students to become involved in these voluntary co-curricular activities.


If you complete a brief survey, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The survey will be open until Friday, November 22, 2019. Click here to begin the survey:


For more information about IHPA, connect with us on Facebook at or visit Contact Michaele Phan ( with questions.

Volunteers Around The World at VCU

Volunteers Around the World at VCU is accepting applicants to their Summer Medical Outreach trip to Cambodia. Applicants from all backgrounds and majors who are passionate about volunteering are accepted. During clinic days volunteers will gain experience shadowing local physicians, taking vitals and learning about basic pharmacology. There will also be an opportunity to plan an interactive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young students.  This is an intensive two-week trip that is extremely valuable for someone who wants to gain insight into healthcare in communities abroad, while also experiencing a new country. If you are interested please fill out this form:  Their social media pages are Facebook: and Instagram: @vcu.vaw


If you have any questions please email (Francesca Salas, President) or (Jimmy Thach, Vice-President)

Women in Science at VCU Graduate Shadow Day

Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25


Mark your calendars! VCU undergraduate students are invited to VCU’s MCV campus for the chance to shadow a current graduate student in the biomedical sciences. Students will have the opportunity to learn about research laboratory experiences, attend graduate classes, and network with current graduate students.  Biomedical Graduate and Professional Programs participating include Human and Molecular Genetics, Oral Health, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry, And many, many more!  Interested? Contact!

Please note – this event is to shadow a graduate student. Medical students, clinicians, etc. will not be hosts for this event. Sign up is at the link here:

Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

VCU’s Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project will host a week in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders in Guatemala. Participants will learn about traditional Maya medicine and midwifery practices in the region. The trip will be May 16-23, 2020. The cost is $985 plus airfare. March 1 is the application deadline. Apply at the following URL or email Heather Ashton at For more information, contact Janett Forte at or visit