VCU LEAD accepts applications for the new class of VCU LEADers. VCU LEAD is a dynamic two-year living and learning program designed to help students hone leadership skills and gain the real world leadership experience needed to be successful when transitioning forward from VCU. LEADers have access to inspirational speakers, hands-on leadership experiences and engaging leadership courses that build students as leaders within the university and the community. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 3. For more information, contact Jimmie Gahagan at email@example.com or (804) 827-5323 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/vculead.
Application Deadline Approaching
The Division for Health Sciences Diversity invites all eligible applicants interested in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy to apply for the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. This program simulates the first year of a professional school to prepare students for their first year and for the application process. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 1. To apply, visit the website below. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu.
OCPE Workshops, Information Sessions and Test Prep Courses
The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education holds a variety of free online strategy workshops, on-campus information sessions, and fee-based test prep courses for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and SAT. Live-online options are available. Use promo code VCU50 to save $50. For more information, contact Liz W. Fillman at email@example.com or (804) 827-9341 or visit http://www.ocpe.vcu.edu/vcutestprep/.
2016 Program dates: Jun 5-16, 2017
Application available: Oct 15-Apr 3, 2017
Health Professions Career Exploration is a program designed to expose college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to the diverse professional programs available at the VCU School of Allied Health Professions.
In this two-week, nonresidential summer program, students will:
- Explore each department/degree program in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions: patient counseling, clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, rehabilitation counseling, radiation sciences, health administration and gerontology
- Experience hands-on and interactive activities within each discipline
- Attend workshops on current health care topics
- Gain knowledge of professional and clinical ethics
- Participate in workshops to strengthen skills in interviewing, resume development and personal statement writing
- Receive the information necessary to navigate the application process for a program in the School of Allied Health Professions
- Gain confidence about pursuing a health professions program
Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is an organization devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities around the world. There will be 2-week trip to a different country which gives students the opportunity to take vitals and practice triage, do intake and practice language skills, shadow local doctors, and learn basic pharmacology. They are in the process of planning our trip for Summer 2017 and looking into going to Vietnam. This organization is open to everyone regardless of major or tracks. Please contact Ngoc (Crystal) Duong at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Interest meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-8pm in Cabell library Room 240e.
Volunteer: Visit this link to view all opportunities to volunteer with Bon Secours. For the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), make sure to designate this area of interest in your application. Students will need to commit to a 3-4 hour shift, once a week for a semester, and you must provide your own transportation. If you have any questions about the HELP program at St. Mary’s specifically, please contact Donna Spainhour at 804-287-7084 or email@example.com .
Shadowing: The online application to shadow is now available at this link. Anyone seeking this opportunity within Bon Secours Richmond should begin this process no later than two (2) weeks prior to the planned date. The individual must be 18 years old to shadow without a school requirement. Shadowing is limited to 16 hours, UNLESS there is a requirement for additional hours. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please contact Pam Pinkleton at 804-285-6830 or Pamela_Pinkleton@bshsi.org .