Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy at Saint Georges

The Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy at St. George’s University gives a student a unique opportunity to get an inside view of their future career as a doctor or veterinarian.

  • This two-week program offers students the opportunity to:
  • Experience medicine firsthand with trips to the local clinics, hospitals, farms, and businesses to gain practical experience.
  • Get an inside look at what it’s like to be a medical or veterinary medical student with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art training facilities lectured by SGU faculty and staff.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada, with trips to the beach, hikes in the rainforest, and snorkeling excursions.
  • Earn college credit for participating in lecture and clinical work.
  • Discover how adding an MBA or MPH to their medical or veterinary medical degree will set them apart from their peers and help them stand out throughout their career.

St. George’s University is a center of international education, with students, graduates, and faculty drawn from more than 140 countries. Since its founding in 1976, St. George’s University’s network of over 14,000 School of Medicine graduates have practiced in all 50 US states and more than 50 countries around the world.

For more information, please visit sgu.edu/summeracademy or contact summeracademy@sgu.edu.

ANFS 111 Teaching Assistant Applications

Anyone interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant for ANFS 111 in the Fall of 2016, needs to have their applications into Ms. Nemec by May 1st. You can find the form on the department’s webpage under ANFS 399 and may return it via email to nemeclm@udel.edu to hard copy to Ms. Nemec’s mailbox in 044 TNS.

http://canr.udel.edu/anfs/course-information/

Penn Vet

INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves as a national research and development center for detection dogs.  They are trained to find victims of disasters, detect explosives and drugs, apprehend criminals, and conduct search & rescue missions.  Some dogs are Diabetic Alert Dogs and others are trained for ovarian cancer detection.  Penn Vet WDC makes a difference in our national security detection and medical research.  These dogs literally save lives!

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is excited to offer internships to high school and college students seeking academic credit within the guidelines of your academic institution as well as to those seeking internships without academic credit.

Internships are available in, but not exclusive to, the areas of, dog training, behavioral science and non-profit management. Externships are available in veterinary medicine.  An emphasis on research is integral to each of these areas. Our internship program is designed for students with a serious interest in working dogs to gain practical experience while helping the Penn Vet Working Dog Center achieve our mission of developing a detection dog breeding/training program that will implement, test, and disseminate the knowledge gained.

Duties can also be tailored to fit into different educational majors as much as practically possible such as non-profit management, digital media, marketing, fundraising, etc.

Requirements:

  • 8 – 12 week commitment suggested; modifications can be discussed during interview
  • 3 days a week minimum, 12 hours per week minimum
  • Completion of project/research summary if receiving credit
  • 18+ years of age or permission of a parent for those under 18
  • High school students need to apply through their school
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Adherence to dress code: long pants, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt , work gloves, treat bag, clicker
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn

Application Process:

  • Please email a resume, cover letter, dates you wish to do your internship, and one letter of reference to berkej@upenn.edu
  • Applications for summer internships must be received by March 1st
  • Acceptances will be determined by March 30th
  • Summer Internships – conclude August 15th
  • Intersession Internships – rolling admission

What you can expect:

  • Daily interaction with working dogs in training
  • Opportunity to learn about dog training and scientific research
  • Daily guidance from trainers and guidance from veterinary staff when available
  • Help maintain the well-being of dogs and their environment
  • Some internship positions may require rigorous activity

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions Available

Dr. Megan Killian, an Assistant Professor in the UD Department of Biomedical Engineering, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for her new laboratory at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute adjacent to campus.  Her research interests include tendon and cartilage development, injury and repair and can be found at http://www.bme.udel.edu/megan-killian/.  She works with animal models, imaging, and computer modeling which would impart a wide range of research skills to interested students.  She is specifically open to Pre-veterinary applicants for positions in her laboratory.
Additional information on the positions is provided below:

  • Undergraduate research positions in design, molecular/cell biology, and anatomy are currently available in the Killian laboratory to study connective tissue biology and biomechanics. Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students, as well as Mechanical Engineering, pre-Vet, and biology undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply.
  • 3 positions available
  • Volunteer with potential for hourly pay
  • At least 10 hrs per week
  • Students should send resume, a list of completed courses, and a statement of research interests to Dr. Megan Killian, (killianm@udel.edu)