Aquifer is seeking 5 to 6 first-year medical students (class of 2021) to participate in an exciting national medical education project. Aquifer (formerly MedU) is a non-profit, collaborative organization that provides high-quality virtual patient cases used in 90% of U.S. medical schools. Aquifer’s courses, including Aquifer Pediatrics (CLIPP), Aquifer Family Medicine (fmCASES), Aquifer Internal Medicine (SIMPLE), and more, reach approximately 40,000 students a year.
Selected students will assist in the review and revision of Aquifer virtual patient cases to improve the way race and culture are presented and taught. The project is expected to last from June 2018 to December 2018 and will include independent work as well as regular group conference calls. Students will be mentored by expert faculty members of the Aquifer Consortium throughout the project and will be invited to share their work and experience at the Aquifer Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass., in the first week of October, with expenses paid.
Ideal candidates will have interest and experience in the areas of race and culture and/or medical education.
Interested students may submit their CV, along with a statement about why they feel they would be a good fit for this project, to email@example.com by June 4. Questions about this project may be directed to Dr. Katherine Chretien (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Stephen Scott (email@example.com).
Jose’s Hands is a 501c(3) that awards scholarships to health students, connects them with medical mission trips, and helps them fundraise to go on these trips. Founded in 2009, to honor the late Maj. Jose Jamil Miranda, MD, MPH, US Army, Jose’s Hands aims to address the shortage of mission doctors and professionals, while the world’s underserved population continues to grow.
We have gone on several medical mission trips all around the world, with health students from various medical schools in the US and backgrounds such as internal medicine, podiatry, and pharmacy students.
Medical missions help students grow as a person and simultaneously, as a future health professional. These international trips focus on providing free medical care to those who need it most while expanding the students’ knowledge and medical vocation.
These trips foster sympathy, compassion, and selflessness within the missionary. The students form lifetime bonds on these missions.
A Special Invitation to Medical Schools: Join Us Virtually for What’s the Fix? 2018
On behalf of the Design Institute for Health and Dell Medical School, we are delighted to invite you and your medical students, residents, and faculty to join us virtually for What’s the Fix? on May 17, 2018. This is an opportunity to share with your students and faculty some of the most modern and innovative workarounds to the challenges of our healthcare system coming from people navigating it.
What’s the Fix? (#WTFix) is a movement and an event that started in 2017 to help the industry learn from people. Most health care conferences focus on industry insiders talking to each other. What’s the Fix? highlights real people with real stories of overcoming health care challenges and driving change to the system as a result. What’s the Fix? features courageous people navigating a dysfunctional system and inspiring change along the way. Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, doctor, med student or someone who works in a hospital or health system, we all have a shared goal—finding new and better ways to fix health care.
The conference is livecast from Dell Medical School and FREE to register. The virtual audience is actively moderated for online attendees with Q&A to the speakers from the virtual audience as well as from the live audience. We invite you and your medical students, residents, and faculty to join the virtual audience in learning from these remarkable stories of change.
2018 Speaker Highlights Include:
Toyin Ajayi– Chief Health Officer at Cityblock Health who is devoted to creating scalable solutions to address the root causes of health for underserved urban populations.
Bryce Olson – Global Marketing Director for Intel’s Health and Life Sciences who is using genetic sequencing to beat his own cancer.
Jeffrey Rediger – A theologian and Harvard physician, Jeff has focused on the mind-body connection for years, researching remarkable individuals who have recovered from illnesses considered incurable.
Doug Lindsay – Doug got sick at age 21 and spent the next 11 years bed bound until he developed the surgery that fixed him. Doug adapted
a long-forgotten animal model of adrenal gland surgery from the 1920s into a modern human surgery so surgeons could treat his rare autonomic-adrenal condition.
Sally Hernandez – Travis County Sheriff who is working to alleviate the unfortunate trend in county jails of inmates incarcerated as a result of crimes committed solely due to the fact that they suffer from mental illness.
Bodo & Lorelei Hoenen– Father and 8-year old daughter who worked together to address her arm paralysis by creating a robotic exoskeleton arm – without any prior training.
You can see the full agenda here.
Instructions for Georgetown University
Faculty Regalia Orders
Faculty rental regalia is priced as follows:
Doctoral regalia w/ tam $58.45
Doctoral regalia w/ mortarboard cap $49.46
Master regalia $43.69
Bachelor regalia $39.65
This includes the gown, cap, hood, tassel and standard shipping for all orders. Sales tax for the state the order is shipped to will be added at time of purchase. Please place your order at least six weeks prior to Commencement in order to guarantee hood colors, and to incur no additional shipping charge. Commencement this year is May 20th.
The deadline to order rentals is April 6th in order to guarantee hood colors.
To place an order, please call:
Jostens Customer Service Center: 1-800-854-7464
The information Jostens will need to place your order is:
All items must be returned directly to Jostens
Your package will contain an instruction sheet for returning your items to Jostens.
(Please note that the cost of your rental includes shipping the items to you
as well as returning the items to Jostens.)
Jostens also offers the option to purchase custom-made,
fine quality regalia with special pricing.
THE BRISTOL PACKAGE $399
THE SUSSEX PACKAGE $529
THE WINDSOR PACKAGE $799
Jostens is also your source for Georgetown Official Doctoral Regalia.
Please allow 5-8 weeks for custom-made regalia delivery. Jostens will provide complimentary
rental regalia in the event your custom purchase is not ready to ship by Commencement.
To purchase custom fine quality regalia please contact our Customer Call Center
Details and photos are at www.jostens.com/college/special
Purchase custom regalia at the
Georgetown Bookstore, Leavey Center
The 59th Annual National Student Research Forum is happening April 25 – 27th, 2018 . This Forum is hosted by the medical and graduate students of the
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
The primary purpose of this event is to showcase current and groundbreaking research in the
fields of biomedical sciences, medical humanities and public health. This event will be held on
the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, April 25 – 27th, 2018.
The deadline to submit abstracts for the forum is (extended) March 17, 2018.
Please visit our website www.utmb.edu/NSRF for more information about the application and