NHMA’s 20th Annual Conference Save the Date: April 21-24, 2016

October 27, 2015 by

 
 This year’s theme is “Advancing Hispanic Health – The Next 20 years: NHMA leading the way”. The annual conference connects you with educational opportunities to optimize clinical decisions and network with a community of innovative problem-solvers in health care and policy. Additionally, CME credits will be provided for several workshops and plenary sessions. To register, view the conference agenda, or submit the Call for Abstracts please visit:

bit.ly/1WQgYy6.

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$1000 Scholarhip for away rotations at Univ of Utah School of Medicine- Medical Students- Deadline open

October 27, 2015 by

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Utah Health Sciences is offering $1000. stipends to underrepresented students seeking an away rotation at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Applicants should send a paragraph of interest that denotes career goals, specialty elective sought, and desired elective dates. Applications will be reviewed and awards issued as requests are received. Early applications are encouraged as funds are limited.Please forward questions to:

Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion,

University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Director of Cancer Health Equity, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

HSEB Suite 5515

26 South 2000 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801)585-1763

Fax (801)581-3338

DREAMers Scholarship for first time college students and graduating community college students- Deadline 2/15/2016

October 26, 2015 by
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TheDream.US
Deadline: February 15, 2016
TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Note: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS
This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
DACA Eligibility
Do I have to qualify for deferred action to apply?
Yes.  At this time, we require students to be eligible for the deferred action program.  TheDream.US is focused on providing college scholarships and having our Scholars graduate and join the workforce.  We also want our Scholars to be eligible for paid internships when they are available.  While you are not required to have been approved for the deferred action program at the time you apply, you are required to have applied for DACA approval.
http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

What’s on the MCAT 2015 Exam?

July 11, 2014 by

 

Straight from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Tutorials, videos, sample questions and more.

 

Use this resource to find out everything you‘ll need to know to prepare for the new exam. Take a tour of the materials—watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.

https://www.aamc.org/students/services/343550/mcat2015.html

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Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014 by
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Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.
http://owsd.ictp.it/activities/postgraduate-training-fellowships

Eligibility

The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.

NB: APPLICANTS FROM LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (SEE LIST BELOW) ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Spirit of EAGLES scholarships for AAIP Annual Meeting- 7/22-27/2014

July 8, 2014 by

https://www.aaip.org/events/m.calendar/73/view/27

Premed Conference for American Indian/Alaskan Native students- Denver, CO- undergrad graduate students- 7/22-23/14

July 8, 2014 by

July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop

https://www.aaip.org/media/news/m.blog/76/aaip-2014-pre-admission-workshop

Attention American Indian/Alaska Native Undergraduate and Graduate Students

What:  July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

When:  July 22-23, 2014

Where:  Denver Hyatt Tech Center, Denver, CO

Sponsors:  AAIP and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Who Should Attend:  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine fields.

About the PAW:  This Pre-Admission Workshop is being held through AAIP’s partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  The PAW is an event held to bring together AAIP member physicians, AI/AN college students, traditional healers, public health professionals, and other interested individuals with the goal of networking, learning and discussing the current state of Native health and health education.

Workshop Topics Include:

– Selecting a professional school

– Admissions tests (MCAT)

– Personal statements

– AMCAS application process

– Financial aid and scholarship resources

– Interview process including a mock interview

– Physician & medical student panel presentations

The Pre-Admission Workshop is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process.  The curriculum focuses on skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school.  AAIP has scholarships available to college students to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials and most meals.

Scholarships:  Scholarships for the July 2014 PAW are available and awarded on a one-time basis.  These scholarships will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Deadline for submission application and all requested materials is Monday, July 7, 2014.

To apply for the July 2014 PAW, please click on the link below to access the application.

July 2014 Minnesota PAW Application

For more information, please contact AAIP at 405-946-7072 or email Gary Lankford at glankford@aaip.org

Maya Angelou on the essence of medical training

May 28, 2014 by

 

Maya Angelou may have not intended to but she touched on the essence of medical training.  Rest in peace.

 

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Uterus #selfie? Now you can!

April 26, 2014 by

 

You ever want to kick it with your uterus?  Chill with your spleen?  Give your heart some dap?  Well, here’s your chance.  Enjoy!

Let the selfies begin.

http://iheartguts.com/about-your-guts/

 

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National Health Service Core Scholarships for those interested in medically needy communities- MD or DO students- Deadline 5/14/14

April 26, 2014 by
Application will open March 18, 2014.
Application Submission Deadline: May 14, 2013, 7:30 pm EST
 
You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program for
  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants 
The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically needy community.
 
The scholarship can be awarded for as many as 4 years. With each year (or partial year) of support beyond the first year, the student agrees to provide one additional year of service, with a maximum of four years.
 
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/
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