Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GRADUATION


IPHY Graduation is May 9th: 11am students gather at Macky Auditorium, Ceremony will start at 11:30am and last until about 1:00pm, with cake and lemonade to follow
If students plan to walk in the IPHY department May 9th ceremony, but have not been receiving emails from Carrie.Mares@Colorado.edu, they should contact Carrie IMMEDIATELY!
We want to make sure we’re not leaving anyone out when we call names for graduation!

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES & REMINDERS


March 17 – April 27 : Fall 2014 Registration period

Friday, March 21st: Spring 2014 LATE DROP DEADLINE: Last Day to Late Drop a Course (No refund of tuition and fees and given a W grade as of 1/29): (11:59 p.m.) Last day for students to drop a course without Dean’s approval. After March 21st all dropped courses require the instructor’s AND dean’s signature on a special action form. These forms are available at the instructor’s department. All dropped courses will be assessed full tuition and fees, and a W grade will appear on the transcript.

Monday, April 28th: Last day to add a course without petitioning your dean. Course add processed by instructor’s department through April 28. Note: After April 28, all added courses require the instructor's AND dean's signature on a Change of Record form, which must include the student’s final course grade.

Friday, May 9th: Graduation! 8:30am is the large university commencement ceremony; directly afterwards is the IPHY department ceremony at 11:30am.
• At 11am IPHY students gather in front of MACKY Auditorium, and at 11:30am the IPHY graduation ceremony will start and last approximately until 1:00pm. Cake and lemonade will be served afterwards.
• You pick up cap and gowns for graduation at the CU Bookstore

IPHY 3500, Applied Clinical Research Fall 2014 Clinical Research Course CANCELED due to staffing problems-apologies for inconvenience—hoping to offer it again in the future.

IPHY STUDENT PHYSIOLOGY CLUB EVENTS/ OPPORTUNITIES


PHARMACEUTICAL PROGRAM Director of Admissions for the Anschutz Medical Campus teaches us what it takes to succeed in a pharmacy program & learn about drug resistant bacteria and the impact that has in the medical community
• WHERE/WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday April 15th & 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM  Clare 210
• WHY: Snacks & Refreshments provided; Tips to stand out on an application; GPA and course requirements; Career Paths with in the field of Pharmacy; Learn about an interesting case study

CAREER/ HEALTH FAIRS


JUST IN TIME HIRING AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
• Thursday, April 17th
• 9am-3pm
• UMC Ballroom & room 235
• 70% of employers seeking Arts & sciences majors!
• Companies specifically seeking A&S majors:
Colorado Department of Corrections: Manager Trainees
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Management Trainees
Flagship Biosciences: administrative & technical positions
FlipTask: Interns
Grassroots Campaigns: Assistant Canvas Director
Oppenheimer Funds: Technical and finance positions
Spectranetics Corporation: Executive & Distribution Interns
STRIVE Preparatory Schools: Math Fellows
Total Quality Logistics: Sales
Transperfect Translations: Financial Representative
University of Colorado Boulder: Administrative & Technical positions

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY-STUDENT SPECIFIC


WHAT: Personal Statement 2-HOUR Essay Writing Workshop
• WHEN and WHERE: Friday, April 25 at 2p in UMC325.
• TOPIC: workshop designed to offer guidance and support for writing your personal statement for application
• ***Please bring 2 copies of your current personal statement to pass around for editing purposes. This can be a rough draft.
• TO REGISTER: Please register via the online scheduling system: aacportal.colorado.edu. Use your Identikey and password to logon. Each workshop is limited to 10 participants and registration is required.
• Questions? Contact Anne at anne.brooks@colorado.edu.


CU Boulder Student Association for Pre-Health Professionals (SAPP) is now accepting applications for leadership positions for the groups for the 2014-2015 school year:
• * Medicine (MD)
• * Physician Assistant (PA)
• * Nursing
• * Physical Therapy (PT)
• * Pharmacy
• ABOUT US: SAPP is a group for students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Our goal is to help each other succeed and get accepted into the graduate program of their choice. We provide students with volunteer and leadership opportunities, advice, information and resources, and a support system of peers with similar ambitions. SAPP is composed of several different specialty groups: Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician's Assistant, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Occupational/Physical Therapy, public health, and Optometry. Specialty groups meet throughout the year to discuss topics that are specific to their discipline, including admissions, career options, and student life.
• Responsibilities of a Leader:
• 1. Attend Leader Meetings
• 2. Attend General Meetings
• 3. Plan specialty group meetings (2-3 per semester). This includes contacting guest speakers such as admission representatives, practicing health professionals, current health students, etc.
• 4. Manage your specialty group e-mail account 5. Hold weekly office hours (2 hrs per week)
• Advantages of being a Leader:
• 1. Gaining leadership and administrative experience.
• 2. Networking with admission representatives, practicing professionals, and current health-students.
• 3. Resume building.
• 4. Acquiring volunteering, internship, and/or shadowing opportunities.
• INTERESTED? For more information and to request an application for the leadership positions, please contact Gabe Flood at prhlth@colorado.edu or stop by the SAPP office (UMC 327).

PRE-MED STUDENT SPECIFIC


Annual Accepted to Med School Panel- April 28!!
• WHEN: Monday April 28, 6:30-8:00pm
• WHERE: Benson 180
• TOPIC: A panel of students who have just been accepted to medical school will talk about their experiences through the application process, their opinions about different medical schools, and give advice to future applicants. This is an incredibly useful informational event; come hear what it's like from those who just went through it. Includes those accepted to allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), podiatric (DPM) medicine, and MD/PhD schools, first-time applicants as well as re-applicants, new graduates and non-traditional applicants.
• HOSTED BY: Prepro and AMSA
• CONTACT: anne.bekoff@colorado.edu

Medical School Selection Workshops- Heads Up!
• WHEN:
• Tues., April 29th, 6:30-7:45pm
• Tues., May 6th, 6:30-7:45pm
• Thurs, May 22nd, 6:30-7:45pm
• Wed., Jun 4th, 6:30-7:45pm
• WHERE: University Club 11 (basement)
• TOPIC: There will be several Choosing Medical Schools workshop this year, covering how to select the best set of MD and/or DO schools to maximize your chances of acceptance. We will focus on MD and DO schools, but will also have some tips for MD-PhD, TX, non-US schools, and international applicants.
• REGISTRATION Requested: Go to the online appointment system (https://aacportal.colorado.edu/), choose PreProfessional on top menu bar then select Workshop: Choosing Med Schools.
• REMEMBER: Workshops become visible 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date and disappear 1 day before the scheduled date. Please register so we know how many handouts to bring. However, if you have not signed up, you can still come to the workshop.
• PREPARATION: The workshop is most useful if you have made a tentative list before you come so that you see where you will have questions. Resources: MSAR (aamc.org) for MD; Osteopathic Med Coll Info Book (aacom.org) for DO.
• CONTACT: anne.bekoff@colorado.edu or penny.bennett@colorado.edu

MedSpanish Pre-Professional Summer Program
• TOPIC: Interested in global health? Spend Summer 2014 in the safe, UNESCO World Heritage Site Guanajuato, Mexico as a student of the MedSpanish Pre-Professional Summer Program! Students interested in all health professions will have one-on-one and small-group Spanish lessons with an emphasis on collecting patient histories, performing physical exams, and understanding intercultural concerns. No prior Spanish ability is required. Students will also have 4-5 hours of clinical experiences daily in Red Cross ambulances, mobile medical brigades, and in other clinical settings. MedSpanish students rapidly learn the essential skills of general and medical Spanish and receive significant exposure to international medicine.
• DATES: June 16 - July 25, 2014
• WEBSITE: http://pace-medspanish.org/summer-program/
• CONTACT: Gabe.Bonfanti@centro-pace.org

PAID CAREER/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Reminder: The Opportunities page of our IPHY department website, where Leif and Carrie work together to post both volunteer and paid positions when community members contact us wanting to recruit our wonderful IPHY students is updated in real-time very frequently… you can always checkout new opportunities here

IPHY’s Locomotion Lab seeking bicyclists for study on interactions between rider and saddle:
• Subjects will be asked to ride on a stationary bike while force measurements are taken at the saddle, handlebars and cranks. We will record the motions of your spine, pelvis and legs and also record the activity of some of your muscles
• Male cyclist, 18-45 years old in good health e.g. train on your bike at least 100 miles per week (or 8 hours per week) and are a Category 3 or higher
• Male triathlete, 18-45 years old in good health e.g. train at least 4 hours per week and race a 40km time trial in <1:10 or equivalent • The study consists of a number of experiments that each take up to 2 hours • You can choose to participate in 1 or more experiments. • You will be compensated at $10/hour in University Bicycles shop gift cards. • All experiments are completely non-invasive and have been approved by the University of Colorado Institutional Review Board • If you are interested, please contact cucyclingstudy@gmail.com


Animal Attendant/Doggie Day Care staff needed for busy small animal/exotic hospital. PT or FT position.

• Must be detail-oriented and dependable. Some weekends, evenings, and holidays required.
• Job entails care of boarding animals, doggie day care supervision, and kennel care. Although this is a non-clinical position to start, there is great potential to be promoted to a paid clinical veterinary assistant position in the future.
• TO APPLY: Provide your resume and cover letter (via email, fax, or mail, or by dropping it off in person): Arapahoe Animal Hospital
Attn: Niki Musco, Veterinary Medical Manager and Boarding/Day Care Operations Manager
5585 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80303
Email: jobs@arapahoeanimalhospital.com
Fax: 303-442-2951.

Medical Assistant (paid) needed FT for busy dermatology practice.
• Candidates must possess a good work ethic and be reliable. Must be able to travel to satellite offices in a 20 mile radius. Requires schedule flexibility. Ideal candidate would be a quick learner who can follow procedures in a fast-paced environment and exhibit good judgment, while maintaining a friendly demeanor towards patients. Ability to multi-task is vital.
• Responsibilities include: Record medical histories, take vitals, administer subcutaneous lidocaine injections, prepare patients for biopsies and surgeries, assist with surgeries, dress surgical and non-surgical sites, submit electronic prescriptions, provide diagnosis and treatment education, schedule procedures and follow up appointments, sterilize and pack surgical instruments, and perform triage. The medical assistant will also document all aspects of the patient encounter on an electronic medical record system.
• This is great experience for pre-med and pre-PA. College education preferred.
• Location: Boulder County and East
• Compensation: TBD
• Send resume and cover letter to mgiles@bvderm.com

Ophthalmic Technician, PT
• DESCRIPTION: Part-Time (MUST BE AVAILABLE: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: hours are approximate 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) • We request that the applicant be willing to fill in for additional hours (i.e. office staff is sick, out for vacations, etc.) • Immediate opening • Preferred length of commitment: 1-2 years or more
• JOB DETAILS: We are looking for an Ophthalmic Technician in a fast paced Retina Practice. This position requires an individual to be organized, able to multi-task, support the physician, and be able to assist patients through our office with excellent care and consideration. Ophthalmic Technician will be required to work-up patients (to include: patient intake on medical history, medications, allergies, diagnostic testing, etc.)
• CHARACTERISTICS OF APPLICANT: Professional; Personable and kind with elderly patients ; Dependable and responsible; Detail oriented and efficient; Organized with the ability to follow-up on various tasks ; Team oriented; Effective communicator; Able to take direction
• Salary: $15/hour, No health benefits (part-time position); PTO to be discussed during interview
• Cover letter and résumé; Email only rlarson.era@gmail.com and laurenfox.era@gmail.com • Application to follow after review of resume • Prior to applicant being hired, we will require:
• Background check required and Recent credit report (30 day)

EXERCISE SPECIALIST WITH FRAIL ELDERS
• We are looking for a compassionate Exercise Specialist who has experience working with frail seniors. This part-time (paid) opportunity (possibly growing to full time) requires travel within Boulder County and involves providing one-on-one functional fitness services to elders. We are looking for applicants with or working toward a bachelors' degree in a related field.
• Job Criteria: EXPERIENCE WITH FRAIL ELDERS AND DEMENTIA CARE REQUIRED.
• Candidate MUST have:
An excellent understanding of the functional aspects of the human body as it relates to aging.
The ability to assess functional capabilities (ROM, strength, functional mobility) and be able to prescribe exercise programs specific to the senior population.
An understanding of age-related disease processes/medical conditions and appropriate modification of exercises related to those conditions.
Good time management skills
Excellent observation skills
Creative ideas & problem solving around functional fitness
Exceptional communication skills
Patience, openness and compassion
• For information about our services please go to www.functionalaging.com. Initial inquiries by email please to sage@functionalaging.com. We will only consider applicants with a resume and cover letter.

Therapy/Clinic Aid - FT Paid position
• Applicants can email their resume and cover letter to Felicia.Latsko@childrenscolorado.org.
• Job Title: Therapy/Clinic Aide, Job ID: 46885, Location: Aurora, Colorado
• Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
• A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Occupational Therapy
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday-Friday 8-5
• Provide a clean, organized and appropriately prepared environment for therapy. May also assist clinic staff (in patient care activities or in front office tasks) and be responsible for day-to-day facility management. Assist therapy team in completion of prescribed daily therapies/treatments for children. Assist the Early Childhood Specical Education Teacher in implementation of intervention programs for children with learning disorders.
Qualifications: Preferred License/Certification - CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Six months experience as a therapy aide or certified nurses assistant. Skilled in use of general office equipment. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and product lines.

Summer 2014 Orientation Leader Job Description and Application Instructions
The Office of Orientation is seeking applicants for the position of Orientation Leader (OL) for summer. OL’s are a vital component of the New Student Orientation experience, they assist students and their families in the transition to living on campus, introduce components of student life and will work to facilitate the objectives of the program.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Answering incoming telephone calls from students and parents.
• Talking with students and parents who arrive in person at the office.
• Utilizing the Orientation database, and other technology sources to obtain information and problem-solve.
• Word-processing and using e-mail and the web to provide information.
• Moving materials to and from various campus locations.
• Conducting check-in for students and parents.
• Conducting campus tours.
• Assisting college advising and registrar staff.
• Participating in informational panels and presentations on campus issues.
• Serving as an ambassador of the University of Colorado at Boulder in a variety of structured and informal formats.
• Acting as a paraprofessional in distributing information to new students and family members regarding the university and the campus community.
• Participating as a productive member of the orientation staff in the preparation for and facilitation of each orientation session.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Must have completed or be in the process of completing at least two semesters at CU.
• Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university at the time of application. No student may hold an Orientation Leader position while on academic probation.
• Must be in good financial standing with the university.
• Must be able to participate in all scheduled training and work schedule activities listed below.
Work and Training Schedule:
• Applicants must be available to work full time May 19th through July 31st,
and again from August 11th – 22nd.
• There will be a vacation break from Friday, August 1st, through Sunday, August 10th.
• The University is closed on Monday, May 26th, (Memorial Day) and on Friday, July 4th, (Independence Day).
• Work hours on non-session days are from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break.
• Hours during a session can vary from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the most common hours being from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., with at least one half hour lunch break.
• Weekend work is not anticipated.
• Orientation Leaders may not have another job on campus.
• Orientation Leaders may not take summer courses or hold an off-campus job that interferes with the duties of the OL position.
Compensation Information:
• Salary is $9.00 per hour.
• OL’s will work an average of 40 hours/week.
• Time and a half is paid for any hours worked over 40 in a week.
• Work-study is preferred, but not required.
• On-campus housing is not provided.
Application Process:
• Download both the Application Form 2014 as well as the Rec Form 2014 from the following web page, http://orientation.colorado.edu/workorvolunteer.
• Applications received by April 28th have review priority, but we will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.
• Completed applications should include an Application Form, responses to the Personal Statement questions, and a completed Recommendation Form (to be sent by recommender).
• By signing the application you certify that the information provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge and you give us permission to check your GPA and disciplinary standing. You also give us permission to contact your previous employers and references.
• You may email your application to maria.spoon@colorado.edu or you may turn in a hard copy to the Office of Orientation in Regent 1B80 anytime Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email is preferred.
• If you are chosen for an interview you will be contacted by phone by a staff member to schedule an interview time.
• If you are selected and accept the terms of employment, you will sign a contract confirming your commitment to work and to the training and work schedule.