Dimensions is currently recruiting for a paid ($15/Hr) summer internship at the Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value in Appleton, Wisconsin. The internship is open to students in all majors, but is designed for students who are interested in healthcare, particularly in the areas of healthcare policy, administration and delivery.
Dr. Gabriele Ludewig of the University of Iowa College of Public Health will lead an informal discussion about hazardous chemicals, the environment and the potential impact on your health.
Our second book selection is Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. “Stiff” lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practice? She interweaves present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human. Students selected for this discussion group should come prepared to discuss the second half of the book.
We’ll discuss how research experience will help your development as a scientist, how to locate and apply for campus and off-campus opportunities, and provide you with a packet of information which includes a spreadsheet highlighting external research competitions, a sample resume and personal statement, and rules of etiquette for requesting a letter of recommendation. Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Shaw conference room in Thomas Commons.
Cornell College offers extensive advising and support to students pursuing careers in the health sciences through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Graduates have been accepted to medical school at the University of Chicago, Creighton University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and many other programs.
Julie Barnes, associate director, Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare, attended the National Association for Advisors of the Health Professions’ (NAAHP) 2012 National Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
On the court, Kirtley Hitt ’12 helped lead her volleyball team to the Division III national tournament. She also pursued numerous volunteer and pre-med opportunities in preparation for becoming a physician assistant.
On Jan. 31 “NBC Nightly News” featured Cornell trustee Dr. Larry Dorr ’63 and Operation Walk, the charity he founded, in its “Making a Difference” segment.
Noted report T.R. Reid, who has written books, made documentary films and recorded commentaries for National Public Radio, was on campus in February to talk about the U.S. healthcare system. In his talk, he examined ways the U.S. can offer better healthcare and insurance coverage.