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

October 27, 2015

 
 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:

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

July 10, 2014
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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

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

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

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

April 26, 2014
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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College Summer Programs at Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale – High School Junior- Deadline 3/26/14

March 7, 2014

Deadline: March 26, 2014


Program for HS Juniors (rising HS seniors)

Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs at Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale

QuestBridge has partnered with Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low-income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to gain first-hand experience on what to expect from attending a selective college.

http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-summer-programs

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Dream. Remember. Work. Give Back. Inspire.

March 2, 2014

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Dream endlessly.

Remember those that came before you.

Work tirelessly to achieve.

Give back to your community.

Inspire future generations.

-Premed of Color

College Preg Scholarship through QuestBridge- High School Juniors- Deadline 3/26/14

February 28, 2014

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The 2014 College Prep Scholarship application is now open 

Submit the QuestBridge application by March 26.

 

QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.

 

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship is designed for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Prep Scholars come from households earning less than $60,000 annually and have experienced long-term economic hardship.

Eligibility:

  • Students must be juniors who are planning to apply to college during the fall of their senior year.
  • Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students attending high school in the United States are eligible to apply for the College Prep Scholarship.

Full Scholarship to Study Medicine in Cuba- Deadline 3/14/14

February 27, 2014

Deadline: March 14, 2014

[This activity is approved by the U.S. Department of State.]

The Latin American School of Medicine (LASM), in Havana, Cuba, was founded in 1998, as Cuba’s response to the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges.  Cuba understood that, if the poorest regions in our hemisphere were able to develop adequate healthcare infrastructures, they could save as many lives every year as had been lost in the hurricanes.  The Cubans offered full scholarships to enroll at LASM to young people from the nations affected by the hurricanes — on the sole condition that, once they graduated, they would return to their home countries and offer low-cost health services in their own underserved communities.

This exceptionally generous offer of a world-class full-scholarship medical education is also being extended to students from the US.

The offer to US students was made because of Cuba’s recognition that millions in the US have little or no access to affordable health care; and that many young people in the US don’t even dare to dream of studying medicine because of the economic costs.  Students from communities of color and low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply to the program.

Applicant criteria:

  • Be US citizens (with US passport)
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of MATRICULATION
  • Must have completed the following college-level, pre-med science courses:
    • One year of biology with lab (Biology I and II with labs)
    • One year of chemistry with lab (General Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of organic chemistry with lab (Organic Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of physics with lab (Physics I and II with labs)
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Come from the humblest and neediest communities in the US
  • Be committed to practice medicine in poor and underserved US communities after graduation

http://www.ifconews.org/node/707

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MCW 2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Summer Enrichment Programs- Deadline 2/1/14

January 31, 2014

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The Office of Student/Affairs Diversity at the Medical College of Wisconsin will again offer our summer program for students underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. DSHREP is a 10-week summer program supported through an R25 research education grant funded by National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH). All research is conducted by MCW faculty, focusing on cardiovascular, hematological, and pulmonary diseases. Interested students should be available from May 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014.

http://www.mcw.edu/medicalschool/studentdiversity/diversityprograms.htm


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