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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mayo Clinic presents Med School 101

Med School 101 is a half day program held at Mayo Clinic on May 13th from 7:30 AM -1:30 PM. It is meant to provide students with basic information about medical school. The program includes 3 main sessions

  1. Information session: overview of application process, interview process, look at Mayo Clinic School of medicine
  2. Hands on: an opportunity with learning aids in our Simulation center
  3. Question and Answer session with current medical students and residents
The program will also include an opportunity for participants to network with various members of the medical school community.

Registration opens on March 1st , is on a first come first serve basis, and fills quickly. Here is the link to our registration site! Please share this information with students who are interested.

When registering, use access code “GeneralRegistration


Monday, February 20, 2017

Society for Microbiology in Medicine GBM #2

The Society for Microbiology in Medicine will be having their next General Body Meeting this Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm, in McCarty Hall A room 1142. Come find out about the club, get information on upcoming events and hear from a great guest speaker, Dr. Southwick, a professor in the Infectious Disease Division of UF's College of Medicine.  

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Examkrackers is Hiring MCAT Instructor & Tutors in Gainesville!

Examkrackers is Hiring MCAT Instructor & Tutors in Gainesville!

Senior Pre Med, Alumni, and Graduate Students Needed to Teach our

MCAT Course this Summer in Gainesville

Examkrackers, Inc. ( is a test preparation company with a passion for excellence. We are currently looking for instructors to teach our Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation classes this Summer 2017. (June -Aug)

The position is part time (1 night a week - 4 hours) and designed to work around a Busy Schedule. Talented, first time teachers can earn an excellent starting salary ($20/hr) + bonus based on student evaluations.

The science knowledge required is at a first year undergraduate level; however, the test questions use a holistic approach and require a deep understanding of the subject matter. The students are highly motivated premeds making the instructor’s job both challenging and rewarding. We strive to make any association with our organization a pleasurable and rewarding experience whether you are an instructor or a student.

Summer classes start June 2017 - Interviewing and training NOW!!

Interested applicants should send a resume and MCAT scores to:

please write-INSTRUCTOR in the subject heading, along with your college/city.

Ex: UF / Gainesville

Janis Stott
National Program Director
Examkrackers, Inc. (MCAT Prep)
Phone: 386-864-1245
Fax: 859-305-6464

124 MacArthur Court, Nicholasville, KY 40356

Note: This communication is intended solely for the use of the person(s) named above or others authorized to receive it. This communication may include privileged and confidential information and any use, dissemination, or reproduction by unauthorized person(s) is absolutely prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately.

Leadership Development Retreat Applications Open

LeadUF is a foundational leadership retreat where students will learn about, reflect on and develop their personal leadership framework. LeadUF is based on the understanding that leadership is a life-long journey developed by our experiences and engagement in the community and world.The weekend incorporates large group activities, small group discussions, reflection, outdoor experiences, time to connect with other leaders and lots of FUN in a beautiful location. LeadUF is designed to accommodate different learning styles during the overnight, off-campus retreat to provide participants with skills to make positive change.

Applications are available now through March 3.  

Visit the LeadUF website at for more information.

Questions can be directed to

Wendi Decker-Miller | Senior Secretary for CLS & MDA
The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service
Department of Student Activities and Involvement | Univeristy of Florida
Phone: 352.392.1215 | Fax: 352.392.6450 |

Are you interested in volunteering with the elderly poulation in Gainesville?

"Are you interested in volunteering with the elderly poulation in Gainesville? Make sure to come out to Grandkids' second GBM of the spring semester and learn more about volunteering at assisted living facilities, hospice, and Shands for this and upcoming semesters! We will be discussing training, shadowing eboard members, and more this Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 in TUR L011."
Nida Imtiaz
University of Florida - Class of 2019

St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

By means of introduction, I am the associate dean of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  Our graduate school is welcoming its first class into the doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences beginning in the 2017 – 2018 academic year.   At the same time, we are beginning to actively recruit our second cohort for the doctoral program.

Our program curriculum has a substantial translational component which makes us unique from other doctorate programs.  In addition to completing all coursework in Year 1, we will be pairing each student with a clinician so that they are able follow St. Jude patients throughout their first year and experience firsthand how treatment decisions are made.  Importantly, the curriculum is built so that students are able to graduate within five years.

The funding we provide for graduate students is highly competitive and comprehensive.  We offer a generous 12-month stipend, full scholarship to cover tuition and fees, health insurance, a laptop computer, and funds for professional development travel and laboratory supplies.

We are recruiting undergraduate students who have or are currently conducting bench research and are interested in graduate studies in the biomedical sciences (see a list of our academic departments below).  Additionally, I would also like to talk about our undergraduate research symposium and a summer internship opportunity both of which are hosted by St. Jude.

  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Structural Biology
  • Tumor Cell Biology
Brian P. Walton

Senior Vice President and Associate Dean

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

262 Danny Thomas Place, Mailstop 1500

Memphis, TN 38105

Office:  (901) 595 – 1502

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Full time OPS position for graduates!!!


Full-time Clinical Research Position (OPS) at the UF Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab.

 Our lab works on understanding the mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue, and the applicant will only work with human participants! You will spend one-on-one time with an experienced principal investigator (Medical Doctor) learning or improving the skills required for clinical research. This is a position that provides ample instructions and allows for the development of new skill necessary for working with human research subjects. This is an excellent position for new graduates looking for research experience.  Minimum time commitment required is one year (two years preferred). Previous research experience is not required but appreciated!

Essential Research Functions:
·         Prepare and assist in human brain imaging studies (fMRI)
·         Prepare participants (subjects) for lab experimentation
·         Quantitative Sensory Testing of participants (thermal, mechanical, electrical, and chemical testing)
·         Evaluate and discuss data with Principal Investigator
·         Apply psychological tests
·         Develop excellent communication skills (you are going to work with human participants)
·         Supervise student volunteers and familiarize them with research protocols
·         Recruit subjects for clinical studies (phone calls, flyers, TV advertising, etc.)
·         Maintain database for data analysis
Applicants will receive a competitive salary ($13 - $16/h) and must be willing to commit to at least a year. This is a FULL-TIME position. Applicant must be available for 40 hours a week during the hours of 8 am-5 pm

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to

To learn more about the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research, please visit our website at