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Internship program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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The Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is looking for summer interns!  Each year the program has students from USC that fulfill  practicum hours or want more hands-on experience in public health. This is a great opportunity to explore the field!

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Trauma Program

We are seeking placement of up to five students within our Trauma Program.  The Trauma Program provides a unique experience in that almost all aspects of public health are involved in our program.  Service lines within Trauma include:  Acute Care, Injury Prevention, Disaster Preparedness and Research and Evaluation.  Students will have the opportunity to work specifically with the preceptors below, but will also have work experiences with all preceptors and with the other students involved with the program.  All three proposed preceptors are MPH graduates.

All interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and application to harbogast@chla.usc.edu

We will be selecting students to focus in the following areas:

Injury Prevention-Summer interns will engage in a variety of community projects, health fairs, and educate children and families on injury prevention topics such as child passenger safety, pedestrian safety, drowning prevention, distracted driving, school safety, etc.

Research and Evaluation – The summer research intern will conduct literature searches, assist with study design, develop data collection tools, analyze data using statistical software,  prepare manuscripts and assist in IRB study submissions.  The areas of focus are acute trauma care, injury prevention and disaster preparedness.

Trauma and Disaster Management – Summer internship opportunities include projects related to trauma program management focusing on performance improvement, special projects, and data analysis.   Interns will also have the opportunity to support planning efforts for hospital and county disasters.

Discover Dental School Summer Scholars Program

The School of Dentistry at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York, located on Long Island, is offering a week-long summer program.

August 3-8, 2014 on campus (housing available). For more information and eligibility requirements click here.

Health Sciences Education Program (HSEP)

PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS!

Are you interested in educating children in surrounding communities as well as your fellow USC students?

If so, then the Health Sciences Education Program (HSEP) is for you!

HSEP is a new organization on campus that strives to provide neighboring K-12 students and USC students with an insight into the various health professions, both what it means to work in those fields and fun ways in which those fields are interesting.

As a member, you will have the opportunity to work with others who share your interests in a committee. Please fill out the general member form before attending the meeting, as this will allow us to tailor the committees to your interests: https://docs.google.com/a/usc.edu/forms/d/1CF8-JkNr0L-EzNsK-fSFAzbSoM_xdw7oUWH6f4AJVyU/viewform.

Find out more at our FIRST GENERAL MEETING OF THE SEMESTER: Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm in VKC (Room TBA).  THERE WILL BE PIZZA!

If you came to our meeting last semester, please attend this one as well to learn more about upcoming opportunities and ways to get involved with HSEP.

HSEP is a great way to get involved on campus, pre-health major or not!

For more information email us at USCHSEP@gmail.com, and join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/589255547795655/.

ElevatED STEM Pre-Teaching Society at USC

Recruiting founders for the USC chapter – We are looking for USC students to found the USC chapter of a national network of STEM pre-teaching societies.

Just like a pre-law or pre-med society serves as a community of students interested in those professions and supports them to explore the profession, ElevatED enables students to explore the teaching profession and STEM education to determine how they can be involved. We do this by putting university students in touch with cutting-edge STEM education practices, innovative schools, and rockstar teachers.

We believe the only way to end educational inequity in this country is to ensure that every student — not just a few — has access to a top-notch teacher. And, you can lead the effort on your campus.

For more information: bit.ly/USCpreteaching

Free Kaplan Practice Test Opportunity

Trojan iCare, a USC organization that I am part of, has a partnership with Kaplan. They are offering free practice tests at USC on Saturday, February 8 for students who are seeking to take the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, and DAT. This is a great opportunity for students to be able to get a feel of how the actual test will be like. Since many of your students are Pre-Health, I was hoping you could let them know about this opportunity. Here is a short blurb you could send your students about the event:

"Thinking about taking the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT or DAT? Kaplan Test Prep is providing free practice tests at USC on Saturday, February 8. This is a great opportunity to get a feel of how the actual test will be like. Sign-up form and more info available here: http://tinyurl.com/KaplanUSCSpringFPT. Please indicate that you heard about this opportunity from Trojan iCare Pre-Optometry Organization. Thank you and good luck Trojans!"

USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships

Fellowships For Current Sophomores or Juniors:

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in mathematics, natural science or engineering and who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.Deadline: February 19, 2014.

Udall Scholarship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funds up to $5,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or the environment. Students attend an orientation in Arizona as part of the scholarship. Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer, Fall, or Spring Study Abroad:

Gilman Scholarship – For summer 2014, fall 2014, and academic year 2014-2015 study abroad programs – deadline is March 4, 2014. The scholarship funds study abroad programs for students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

For Current Freshmen or Sophomores:

Fulbright UK Summer Institute – The program funds 3-6 week academic & cultural summer programs in UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales. Deadline: February 27 or March 6, 2014 (depends on institute selected).

Graduate Study or Service Opportunity:

Rotary Global Grants – Rotary supports international humanitarian activities and/or graduate study with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus listed on the website. The grant is offered for any country with a Rotary club. Deadline: Spring semester(varies by club).

More information about fellowships (including application instructions) clickhere. We post useful resources and deadline information on our Facebook page.

California Community Service-Learning Program

This program is designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities in California.

  • $5,000 scholarship for self-directed community health project
  • 14 awards for African Americans, Latinos or Native Americans from California
  • Eligible candidates must be a California native, US citizen, and be currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in California

Application deadline is February 13, 2014.

USC Dornsife presents Rock the Runway

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Pre-Health Advisement Event Calendar

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Dornsife Edge Workshop: Internship, Research, and Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, January 23, 2014. 4:00 pm @ VKC 155

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SACNAS Careers in Research

SACNAS Careers in Research

Shaping your way into STEM

Are you interested in research or already doing research as an undergrad?  Learn steps to take in your undergraduate career progressing into graduate school.

Wed. Jan. 29, 4-5pm, GFS 204