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Looking for funding to support a project? Struggling to pursue a research, global health, or quality improvement project because of lack of funding? See below to apply for a mini-grant through ACOG to help support your work.
District IX of ACOG is proud to announce mini-grants. These grants offer opportunities for funding a project that would otherwise not have a readily available source of funds. These mini-grants will encourage our ACOG District IX members to pursue projects of interest that would benefit our District members personally or professionally. Below please find more information, which can also be found on ACOG's website: https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Districts/District-IX/Minigrant.
How to apply for a mini-grant
The purpose of the Mini-grant Program is to support:
Your application must include:
Application Deadline: Rolling
Award: Grant requests are allowed up to a maximum of $3000 (larger projects may be considered).
Questions and to submit proposals: Contact Michelle Clark, District IX Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear student affairs professionals,
in-Training (in-training.org), the online peer-reviewed publication for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication. We are also accepting applications for medical student editors, managing editors, and social media managers.
For potential writers:
With an emphasis on humanism in medicine, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists and writers at all medical schools around the globe. We seek articles on any topic relevant to the medical student community, including reflections, opinions, policy, research, poetry and art. Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining if you are interested in contributing.
For potential editors:
in-Training is looking for medical student editors to join our Editorial Board, as well as supervising managing editors. If you are interested in editing and working with a dynamic staff to produce in-Training, please contact us at email@example.com.
For social media managers:
If you have experience with social media and are interested in working with the in-Training team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we went online in July 2012, we have published over 1,300 articles from 500 writers at 150 institutions in 15 countries. in-Training has been featured on NPR, USA Today, and Scientific American. We are also winners in the 2014 and 2015 Web Health Awards.
We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training at in-training.org and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter at in-training.org/newsletter.
Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining or contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in writing or editing for in-Training.
Mosaic in Medicine (MiM) (http://mosaicinmedicine.org/), an online peer-reviewed publication for underrepresented voices in medicine, is looking for aspiring medical and healthcare professionals to share their first-hand insight and unique experiences in health care education. We founded this publication to shine a light on the issues and difficulties facing underrepresented individuals in medicine. We accept all forms of writing/artistry related to healthcare: scholarly articles, opinion pieces, poems, personal stories, essays, or even art pieces that represent an issue within the field of medicine or medical education that is important to you. Since we went live in March 2019, we have had several publications from individuals in different healthcare fields from all over North America. We hope that by giving a personal touch to the different struggles that our peers and colleagues face, we can enrich the medical education system and the medical community.
For those interested in writing: Our experiences as unheard voices in medicine are all too often hidden, overlooked, or unrecognized. With an emphasis on capturing the experiences of underrepresented voices in medicine and providing a platform for exchange of advice, observations, support, wisdom and knowledge from a range of career points in medicine, MiM is run entirely by students and serves as an outlet for budding health care journalists and writers at all medical institutions around the globe. We seek submissions that discuss important issues that impact medicine and medical education from a “boots on the ground” perspective, including the effects that the psychosocial milieu and culture-at-large have on the experience and education of underrepresented students in subtle but impactful ways. Our focus is on the experiences and stories of students and medical providers (residents, attendings, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, etc.), their personal approach to resolving these obstacles and issues, and their critiques of the established philosophy, values, and norms of medicine.
By spotlighting the mosaic of thoughts, ideas, values and perspectives of the individuals who make up the medical field, we hope to enlighten readers of the hurdles and obstacles our peers face on their journey in medicine, inspire each other via stories of struggle and growth, and show each other that we aren’t alone in the challenges we face nor in the ambitions that drive us.
We invite students and faculty to visit MiM at https://mosaicinmedicine.org/ and view our published pieces. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in writing and/or editing for MiM.
The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for students and trainees. Eligibility includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, and residents and fellows in psychiatry.The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Entries cannot have been published, nor can they have been submitted or accepted for publication, prior to submission for this award. Resubmissions will not be accepted. Papers can have more than one author but all authors must be eligible for the award. Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, psychiatric nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. Winning submissions will be offered publication, following appropriate review and editing to meet journal guidelines, in the electronic version of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. The home universities or training programs of the award winners will be notified of the outcome. In addition, the winning entry will be announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2020, the meeting will be on the weekend of April 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. The award carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.The deadline for submission of entries is December 15, 2019.• Submissions must be no more than 7500 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliographies.• Each entry must include a word count.• Entrants must send their submissions in PDF format.• Submissions must be ready for blind review and not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable.• Entrants must also send separately an explanation of their current career status and eligibility to enter the competition. In cases where the work is part of a project undertaken with others, they should also add an explanation of the contributions of advisors or others to the work submitted. Submissions that do not meet the requirements will be rejected without being considered.Please send submissions to Dr. G. Scott Waterman (Scott.Waterman@uvm.edu).For information on membership in the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, please see https://philosophyandpsychiatry.org/membership/
Now accepting applications from UCLA Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Travel grants assist graduate and undergraduate UCLA students with travel expenses* related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality. Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit and must be registered during the quarter when travel occurs and when the reimbursement is processed. Travel must be for research or a conference pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality. Awardees will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at the end of the academic year.
*Please note that CSW cannot reimburse travel to states on the law AB 1887 prohibited list.
Maximum Award: $400
Fall 2019: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (for travel between July 1-December 31, 2019)
Spring 2020: Monday, March 30, 2020 (for travel between January 1-June 30, 2020)
Proposal (maximum 2 single-spaced pages)
Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
One Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the research for which you are applying
Where to Apply? https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/travel-grants
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Dear MS1-MS3 Students,
The DGSOM Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) is pleased to announce application season for the AOA 2020 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship.
The Opportunity This fellowship provides research support, either for a continuous period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks, 30 hours or more per week, or for an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over 1 to 2 years. Research may be a clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism. The name of the fellowship program honors Carolyn L. Kuckein, long-time administrator of AΩA and an honorary member of the society, who died in 2004.
The Award $5,000, one-half paid upon announcement of the award, and one-half on receipt and approval by AΩA of a final report of the research. Up to $1,000 can be reimbursed for travel to present Fellowship research results at a national meeting within one year of distribution of the final award check.
Eligibility First-, second-, and third-year medical students from schools with active AΩA chapters, or associations, are eligible. MD/PhD holders are not eligible for this fellowship. A student may only receive one fellowship during medical school.
There are 5 application documents:
TO APPLY: Please submit your full application with these required documents online at this link: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1UkRzbEZKLkrJrf.
Application Deadlines: Proposals first must be submitted to the student’s Chapter Councilor, Dr. Jessica O’Connell, for review and consideration. The deadline for applications will be December 1, 2019. The Councilor and the selection committees will select one proposal for submission to the AΩA National Office by January 31, 2020.
Date of Award Announcement Winning awards will be announced on April 30, 2020.
UCLA DGSOM Kuckein Research Fellowship Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Jessica Beth O'Connell, MD
AΩA Councilor, UCLA DGSOM
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
AΩA Co-Presidents: Class of 2020
Angela Chen, Cher Huang, Ernest Lee, Kelsey Lipman, Shanice McKenzie, Nirali Patel and Steve Zhou
The DGSOM Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) is pleased to announce the AΩA Community Service Grant. Included here below is information about the grant and the link to the application:
The AΩA Community Service Grant provides a $500 award to support service-oriented events held by a DGSOM student and/or organization during the current or following academic year. To be considered for this grant, community service events are required to meet the following criteria; events must:
Of note, this grant may NOT be used for longitudinal events spanning the entire year or conference attendance. Students from all years are eligible to apply for their respective community service organization.
If selected, the student will receive $500 for their event or organization. The service event should be completed during this or the following academic year. The award recipient must submit a summary by email within one month of completion of the event to Dr. O'Connell (JOConnell@mednet.ucla.edu), the DGSOM AΩA Councilor, and AΩA administrator, Roberta Rey (firstname.lastname@example.org). All information submitted in the summary will go toward raising awareness of these service events in the future.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for the grant, we request that you fill out the following application form available online at this link: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3jZ6j0njE8UMz7n
(Attached with this email is a pdf document with the information requested in the application form.)
Deadline for submission is December 1, 2019, by 11:59 PM.
Decisions for distribution of the grant will be made by January 15, 2020
AΩA Co-Presidents Class of 2020:
Angela Chen, Cher Huang, Ernest Lee, Kelsey Lipman, Shanice McKenzie, Nirali Patel, and Steve Zhou
IMANA’s Medical Student - Resident section has undergone a major renovation, and there are several opportunities to make it a vibrant platform. We are gathering Muslim medical students, residents, and mentorship-invested faculty to a Facebook page, which can be joined at the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2322487461163791/
Why should you get involved? This will be a springboard for:
1) networking opportunities with students/residents/faculty/program directors
2) connecting with residents to ask advice about where to apply (or perhaps even a place to stay on your interview trail)
3) showcasing your accomplishments and having them featured on IMANA’s social media platforms and newsletter
4) building a cohesive presence in organized medicine at events such as the annual AMA meeting
5) collaborating with other Muslims on policy issues or shared interests like healthcare innovation or public health
6) boosting your CV through a low-commitment mentorship program, research opportunities, and more
7) obtaining funding and support for your medical school MSA’s events from nearby IMANA-affiliated physicians
8) helping organize an Islam & Medicine conference next year (details soon to come)
*Please only join if you are currently a medical student, resident, applying for medical school this year / starting medical school next year, or are a physician interested in supporting the next generation of Muslim-American physicians
Contact: Waqas Haque if any questions, email@example.com
For those of you, current or former string players, French horns or brass, there’s an exciting opportunity to join the L.A. Doctors Symphony, who’s looking for people to join. This orchestra has been in existence a long time (I’ve been a member as a violinist over 25 years). While it used to be made up primarily of doctors and allied health professionals, now anyone who’s ever been to a doctor can join and there is a good number of young musicians in it—in case I frightened you by saying I’ve been in it for over 25 years. I’m sending this out since we would like to build up our ranks and because it’s probably a truism that many students have played an instrument at one time or another, but not all have kept it up. This is a chance to rejoin your past.
Rehearsals start September 4th at 343 South Church Lane (less than a 10 minute drive from UCLA) on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 10. If you don’t get this email in sufficient time before that date, feel free to respond anyway as you can still join after. If you can’t make every Tuesday, that’s fine. There are about 4 concerts a year, held in various venues, mostly on the Westside. This is a no-pressure, volunteer orchestra (with no membership dues) and by no means does one have to play at an advanced level to be part of it. We do play fairly standard classical repertoire but modern works as well. You can view the website at ladso.org.
If you are interested or have questions, please let me know (as well as what instrument you play and your prior instrumental experience). In addition, if you know anyone outside of the med school who might be interested in joining, feel free to forward this to them.
Best regards and best wishes in your journey through med school,
We are happy to introduce you all to the the Art of Emergency Medicine blog: A curated collection of medical and non-medical artwork, literature, photographs, and more created by those in the emergency profession.
We here at Art of Emergency Medicine understand that there is more to each and every emergency professional than simply their clinical acumen. We are dedicated to the hobbies, lifestyles, and creativity of emergency professionals and understand that many utilize literature, photography, art, etc as a creative outlet for stress and burnout so commonly experienced in this specialty. We believe that this artwork (both medical and non-medical) can be shared to inspire and provide support for other professionals.
Link: Call for Submissions
Link: Art of Emergency Medicine - Volume 1
MD Candidate (Class of 2020)
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Visit http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-funded-elective-and-seminar-opportunities to learn more.
Students can get up to $192/month for groceries if they are approved for CalFresh. We will be hosting an eligibility worker for private CalFresh Interviews and enrollments biweekly starting March 5th from 8:30am-4pm.
If students would like they can sign up for an appointment here: https://calendly.com/uclacalfresh/cpoofficehours
And if they're not sure if they are eligible for CalFresh please fill out this pre-screening tool before signing up for an appointment: https://goo.gl/forms/aPgo5bz8z53G8Ppd2
UCLA Safe Ride App
The new Safe Ride app is now available to all UCLA students, staff, faculty and visitors. Download the app through Google Play or the Apple Store to request a Safe Ride van at night to take you between campus buildings and nearby residential areas.
Vans can be requested Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (excluding University holidays and breaks).
Please note that vans stop at designated stop locations only. For more information, >click here.Application materials can be found at: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics/education/fellowships/research
Written by residents, The Scope sends weekly emails with our favorite medical research summarized in a few easy-to-read sentences with humor. We're kind of like TheSkimm for The New England Journal. Our goal is to make medical research more fun and easier to keep up with. Check out this week’s issue at http://eepurl.com/c89AnL and sign up at medicinescope.com . Our email is free and we don't share our subscribers' info. Questions? Please contact Adam Widman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food is integral to life. It meets basic human needs for growth, development and function. It is also important for the functioning of societies, allowing people to make social linkages and distinctions. It plays a role in multiple aspects of life and is a subject of interest and inquiry in multiple disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, geography, humanities, law, nutrition, psychology, public health, public policy, and other natural and social sciences. With food security and environmental sustainability becoming increasing global concerns, there is an urgency to educate the next generation of leaders with strong interdisciplinary foundations.
Interested in learning more? Join the Food Studies listserv to receive updates on classes, events, applications, job/volunteer opportunities, and more! http://luskin.ucla.edu/food-studies-certificate-program-2/#connect
The Clinical and Research Opportunities Database is available on the Careers in Medicine® website. It contains information about summer and year round programs in the United States and abroad that are available to medical students looking to gain valuable research and clinical experience in a desired specialty or scientific area.
The database allows you to search by program type, specialty or topic, program duration and country, and includes fellowships, internships, scholarships, and grants. A short description of the program is presented along with a link to the program’s website for further information. The Clinical and Research Opportunities data base can be found on the CiM website (aamc.org/cim) under Choose Your Specialty > Explore Options > Clinical and Research Opportunities. You can also access the database directly at https://www.aamc.org/cim/specialty/exploreoptions/clinicalandresearchopportunities/ . You must have a CiM account to access the resource.
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center has a goal of becoming the first self-sufficient hospital based blood donor center in the country.
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center has regular monthly drives in Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Santa Monica Hospital, CHS, Med Plaza and other places around campus that medical students can take advantage of to donate. There are also two donor centers in Ackerman Student Union and on Gayley across from Whole Foods.
To donate and for more information, please visit www.gotblood.ucla.edu