Monthly Archives:: September 2012

UC Davis Dept. Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship Spring 2013

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Thank you for your interest in the UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.

This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply!

All undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from all institutions planning on applying to medical school are eligible. This includes community college, CSU, UC, private university, and graduating high school students who are at least 17 years old.


The site for the program is the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. This 650-bed hospital is the major teaching affiliate for the UC Davis School of Medicine. The Hospital serves an area of tremendous diversity in both cultural and socioeconomic background. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and home to the only burn center, children’s hospital, and transplant center in Northern California. Furthermore, it is the only institution of its kind in Northern California. It is one of the five busiest Trauma Centers in the country and has been featured in multiple television programs. Their focus of service to those most in need underpins the teaching activities in this setting.

The Department of Surgery consists of the following surgical subspecialties:

  • Trauma & Emergency Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urological Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


This is not a volunteering or shadowing program. This is a mentorship where you will be interacting with multiple physicians in the Department of Surgery. You will be working directly with physicians every step of the way, from seeing patients in the intensive care unit, to pre-operative, post-operative, bedside, trauma bay, operating rooms, clinics, conferences, journal clubs and rounds. You will experience the duties physicians perform on a daily basis. You will be part of the team and regarded as such. This program is under the supervision and guidelines set forth by the Chairman of Surgery at the UC Davis Health System.

This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity. Maturity, attentiveness, and being able to follow directions are imperative. This is a fast-paced environment where life and death are on the line every second of the day. Professionalism and maturity are expected. The surgeons voluntarily participating in this program are enthusiastic about having pre-med interns since they were once pre-medical students. Their goal is to give you the best learning experience possible. So please be respectful of them at all times. Additionally, we ask that you remain flexible and follow their instructions.

Spring 2013 Application Deadline: November 30, 2012
Program Date: January 18, 2013-May 4, 2013

For More Information & Application:

For Question, please contact:

Naturalist Job! Audubon Center at Debs Park

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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As the Audubon Center embarks on our 9th year of working in Los Angeles, we are excited to be offering a job opportunity.  We are seeking out talented professionals in education and conservation for our Teacher Naturalist position at the Audubon Center at Debs Park.  The position is focused on teaching Los Angeles children about the natural world and engaging them in conservation projects.  A signature program that this person will be working with is our Arroyo Green Team, a teen advocacy and action project.  Ideally, we are looking for someone who combines familiarity of working with the communities and cultures that surround Debs Park, a background in teaching children, and experience with biological field work.

Please help us get the word out about this exciting opportunity to work with Audubon to make Los Angeles a better place for people and birds by sharing with your networks. Please advise interested individuals to visit the Audubon Career Center more information and how to apply:

Thanks so much for your support.

Clinical Care Extender Internship, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

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This internship provides students who are enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university with a unique experience of joining the patient care team in the hospital setting. Interns have the opportunity of assisting clinicians and managers in enhancing patient comfort care and satisfaction. The internship exposes students to a variety of health care career options and helps foster an understanding of the fast-paced healthcare environment prior to committing to a career in the field. Finally, as an added bonus, participating students will have access to the COPE Health Solutions 17,000-member alumni network for mentorship and career guidance opportunities.

For more information, see the official flyer or visit their website at:

A new molecule with anti-cancer and anti-metastatic properties

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A new molecule with anti-cancer and anti-metastatic properties has been discovered by an international team of researchers. This anticancer drug acts on cells resistant to conventional chemotherapy thanks to an entirely novel action mechanism. It targets not only the multiplication of cells but also their mobility and thus could prevent the formation of metastases. The results obtained in vitro and on animals could, in the medium term, lead to the development of alternative anti-cancer treatments.

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