Practice With Pride

Practice with Pride flyer
The Office of Student Engagement is pleased to announce Practice with Pride, a supportive space for health sciences students who identify as LGBTQ+.



United Healthcare Network Accepting Board Position Applications

United Healthcare Network is accepting applications for two board positions, the secretary and social chair. The secretary will be responsible for event announcements, distributing flyers and buttons and scheduling weekly board meetings. The social chair will be responsible for managing social media accounts, designing event posters and formatting member emails. Apply at the following URL by 7 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information, contact Suzannah Boaz at or visit

Healthcare Summit

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at 7 p.m.

United Healthcare Network will hold a Healthcare Summit via Zoom. A variety of healthcare professionals will be asked questions submitted by members about their journey in the healthcare field. Graduate students will also be available to answer questions about school and the application process. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Suzannah at or visit

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Open House

College of Health Professions – Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Virtual Open House

November 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences would like to share with you the many opportunities available in the profession of clinical laboratory sciences.  A degree in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences provides a direct route to marketable skills that enable you to find employment in essentially any position that requires technical laboratory expertise including hospital, biotechnology, molecular diagnostics and industrial labs; sales and service of laboratory and pharmaceutical products; and biomedical research.  There is a large nationwide shortage of trained clinical laboratory scientists and the trend is increasing, giving graduates their choice of exciting jobs.

An additional but significant benefit is that clinical laboratory sciences training is an excellent preparation for further education in medicine and other graduate or professional programs.

Our department offers both undergraduate and graduate level programs, and includes several concentrations for students who enter at either level.  We also offer a combined Bachelor and Master of Science degree that can be completed in three years of full-time study following admission to the undergraduate program.  Students can pursue the graduate program on a full-time or part-time basis, providing the variety that meets the differing needs of today’s students.

‘Considering Network Effects of Cancer Equity Interventions: From Recipient to Resource’

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Yamilé Molina, MS, MPH, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Illinois Chicago, will speak at a Health Behavior and Policy Seminar. Questions: Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at or (804) 628-3443 or visit

Clinical Trials: Paving the Way for New Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, October 20th, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

People with cancer live longer thanks to innovative cancer treatments first tested through clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies with participants designed to test new methods to treat, diagnose, manage and prevent cancer safely and effectively. Join a team of experts from VCU Massey Cancer Center to learn more about how clinical trials are beneficial and shape the future of cancer care. This event will be streamed live from Massey’s Facebook page at the following URL. For more information, contact Blake Belden at or visit

VCU Experiential Opportunities Fair – October 2020 (Virtual)

Wed, Oct 21

1:00 pm EDT – 4:00 pm EDT

Gain exposure to a work environment you want to explore through internships, engage with departments that offer undergraduate research activities, and more. Click the button below to join the fair and sign up for 1:1 and group meetings with employers who are offering relevant, experiential and applied opportunities for VCU students.

Register here!

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

October 17th

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Event is completely free of charge, and there will be a welcome session and four hours of workshops on topics covering ALL health professions. Some of the health professions we are representing include Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Genetic Counseling, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Lab Sciences, and so many more. Workshop topics include mental health, admissions panels, post-bac programs, and more. Additionally, we will still be having a Pre-Health Fair from 9 am – 1 pm PDT featuring exhibitors from health professions schools from across the nation. T

Workshops will run from 1 pm – 5 pm PDT, so this a jam-packed day full of information!  Our annual Conference caters to students in all stages of their pre-health path, be it exploring a career in the health field or getting ready to apply.

Registration is now open on our website here:

VCU Health Webinar Series: It Takes a Team to Heal From Breast Cancer

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Treatment of breast cancer involves a team of experts across many different specialties. At VCU Massey Cancer Center, team members combine their knowledge, expertise and experience to coordinate breast cancer care. Join Massey experts for a panel discussion on the importance of a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach throughout the continuum of breast cancer care. For more information, contact Blake Belden at or visit