Discover Nursing Virtual Fair

Register now to attend the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair on Wed. Oct. 7th (10am-8pm EST). Learn more about the nursing profession and top nursing programs nationwide by chatting with admissions teams, faculty, and students at this live, FREE, online event.

During the fair, prospective students will be able to:

  • Connect with multiple schools at once
  • Explore which nursing school is a right fit for them
  • Use this opportunity to ask questions about the nursing profession, admission requirements, prerequisites, elements of a strong application, and more

AACN encourages all prospective students to register and attend! Questions? Send an email to aacn@careereco.com.

Chapter Meeting of Central Virginia SOCRA at VCU

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Central Virginia Society of Clinical Research Associates Chapter at VCU will present “Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation and CAR-T Therapies” via Zoom. Kathryn Candler from VCU Massey Cancer Center will help participants understand the types of transplants commonly performed, the common cell types used for transplantation and CAR-T therapies. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Patricia A. Feldt at pafeldt@vcu.edu or (804) 628-1902 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOytrTwiH9IP6hkIR_1AqKzpPM_4INrB.

Finding Your Fit: Being Black at a Predominantly White Institution

Research reveals that Black students attending predominantly White institutions (PWI) have especially “salient concerns about their “fit” because their social identities make them vulnerable to negative stereotyping and social threats.” Join members of Black Greek letter organizations and other student affinity groups, for an engaging dialogue on the importance of unmasking educational inequities, finding “safe spaces” to network with others, and becoming active and engaged student leaders on and off campus. Wednesday, September 16th, 4-5pm on Zoom! Register here.

‘Finding Volunteer Opportunities: An Orientation to HandsOn Greater Richmond’

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Center for Community Engagement and Impact will host a webinar. Join the center and the Community Foundation to find volunteer opportunities and learn about Richmond’s civic infrastructure. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tito Luna at taluna@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/94175240556.

VCU School of Medicine’s 12th Annual (Virtual) Pediatrics Conference

October 3rd, 2020 from 8am-12pm

Join the VCU School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Interest Group for our biggest event of the year! This free, virtual conference features a variety of talks by attending physicians from the Children’s Hospital of Richmond on relevant topics such as COVID-19 and the Pediatric Population, Healthcare Disparities & Advocacy, Child-Abuse in the time of COVID-19, Vaccination Hesitancy, and more!  Additionally, we are pleased to announce our featured talk on Racism in Medicine by three leading physicians and advocates who will be touching upon the current initiatives for combating racism in the pediatric population as well as the effects of racism on the health outcomes of the pediatrics population. We encourage early registration as many of our talks have limited space! We hope you can join us for this exciting event! Please register via the link here.

VCU’s American Geriatrics Society Student Chapter Seeks Members

The goal of VCU’s student chapter of the American Geriatrics Society is to work with an aging population as health care professionals and to spread awareness of how aging impacts health care. Members of the organization work with students and staff from the health professional programs to provide seminars, workshops and community service about important issues in the field. Sign up at the following URL for a chance to win a $20 Grubhub gift card. Pre-health and undergraduate students are welcome to join the chapter. For more information, contact VCU American Geriatrics Society at vcugeriatrics@gmail.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/yx98uwcl.