Friday, August 7, 2015

Stephen Lau - August 7, 2015

     It's been real Project SEED 
All I have left to say is...


Angel blog challenge #3

The career I would like to go into is forensic science. When I look for schools I look for schools with 5 year master programs. I would like to achieve my master's at least before I goo into the work force so I'm looking at about 5-7 years of college depending on the school.

The first school I would like to go to is Duquesne University. They have a 5 year master program where I would get a Bachelors degree in either chemistry, or biology. and a master in forensic science. Their program has small classes, and also is very hands on. You can do various research projects while here, and they are presented at the URP symposium.

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 151Atomic and Molecular Principles4
CHEM 151LIntro Chemistry Lab I1
MATH 115Calculus I4
BIOL 111Biology I4
UCOR 101Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum3
UCOR 030Research & Information Skills1

Year 1 - Spring Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 152Atomic and Molecular Principles II4
CHEM 152LIntro Chemistry Lab II1
MATH 116Calculus II4
BIOL 112/LBiology II/Lab4
UCOR 102Imaginary Literature & Critical Writing3
FORE 101Forensic Science & Criminal Law2

Year 2 - Fall Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 211LOrganic Chemistry Lab I1
PHYS 201/LPhysics for Life Sciences I/Lab4
ENGL 302WScience Writing3
BIOL 212Cellular & Molecular Biology4

Year 2 - Spring Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 212Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 212LOrganic Chemistry Lab II1
PHYS 202Physics for Life Sciences II4
CHEM 230LResearch Lab Techniques2
UCOR 132Basic Philosophical Questions3
FORE 201Philosophical Ethics of Law & Science2

Year 3 - Fall Semester
(3.0 cumulative GPA and 2.5 GPA in math & science required to enter 3rd year)
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 423Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 401Biochemistry I3
CHEM 301Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences4
MATH 225Introduction to Biostatistics3
FORE 410Forensic Investigation I2
FORE 301wWrongful Convictions2
FORE 300Professional Development I0-1

Year 3 - Spring Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 371WForensic Chemistry Lab2
CHEM 402Biochemistry II3
TAFRFaith & Reason3
BIOL 479Forensic Molecular Biology3
FORE 411Forensic Investigation II2
TASJSocial Justice Course3
FORE 320Professional Development II0-1

Year 4 - Fall Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
CHEM 514WAdvanced Forensic Chemistry Laboratory2
BIOL 530wDNA Methods/Population Genetics4
FORE 401American Legal History1
FORE 402Torts1
BIOL 568Human Genetics3
MATH 335Biostats II3
SPRG 108Service Learning in Science0-1
FORE 400wProfessional Development III1
FORE 480Independent Research1
CHEM 691*Seminar0

Year 4 - Spring Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
FORE 421Environmental Law1
FORE 510Ethics in Forensic Science & Professional Responsibilities1
TAGDGlobal Diversity3
FORE 522Quality Assurance & Lab Administration Management2
FORE 420wProfessional Development IV1
TACACreative Arts3
UCOR 141-143Theology3
CHEM 475*
or BIOL 490**
BIOLElective (250+, BS trk)**3

Year 5 - Fall Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
FORE 501Trace Evidence & Environmental3
FORE 521Forensic Serology/DNA3
FORE 535Evidence/Case Management1
FORE 540Constitutional Criminal Procedure1
FORE 541Latent Fingerprint Analysis1
FORE 550Seminar/Journal Club1
FORE 610Trace Evidence Application Lab1
FORE 620Serology/DNA Application Lab1
FORE 500Internship (research or experiential based)0

Year 5 - Spring Semester
Course #Course NameCredits
FORE 511Forensic Drug Analysis2
FORE 513Firearms & Toolmarks2
FORE 525Forensic Toxicology3
FORE 545Explosives & Arson Investigations2
FORE 555Expert Qualification1
FORE 630Chemistry/Toxicology/Arson Application Lab1
FORE 640Research Defense1

Arcadia also has a forensic program it is a two year master program. In this program classes a small, and there are many internship opportunities. The 72-credit program includes at least 38 credits of required graduate coursework, in addition to 6 to 12 semester hours of research, 6 to 12 semester hours of practicum internship, plus mandatory participation in a symposium seminar series. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better, with at least a 3.25 in the major. It is expected that students have an undergraduate degree in the natural or physical sciences. One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official. Completion of at least two semesters of general chemistry with laboratories, two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratories, and two semesters of general biology with laboratories. Three current letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s ability to study graduate level science.

Fall (14 credits)
  • FS 518 Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction (2 credits)
  • FS 519 Forensic Pattern Analysis (2 credits)
  • FS 570 Criminal Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • FS 561a Forensic Science Symposium (1 credit)
  • CH 518 Instrumental Analysisin Forensic Toxicology and Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FS 540 Statistical Analysis and Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • BI 440 Biochemistry (0 graduate credits) (as needed)
Spring (16 credits)
  • FS 515 Research Methods in Forensic Science (1 credit)
  • FS 504 General Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • FS 530 Forensic Serology (3 credits)
  • FS 535 Forensic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FS 535L Forensic Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
  • FS 532 Forensic Microscopy (3 credits)
  • FS 532L Forensic Microscopy Lab (1 credit)
  • FS 561b Forensic Science Symposium (1 credit)
  • BI 204 Genetics (0 graduate credits) (as needed)
    or CH 203 Equilibrium and Analysis (0 graduate credits) (as needed)
Summer (4 credits)
After the first year, students will be required to engage in a research project mentored by a faculty member affiliated with the University or its partners. Research may be performed on campus or at an external laboratory.
  • FS 596 Research Project in Forensic Science (4 credits) OR FS 597 Research Project in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits) OR FS 598 Research Project in Forensic Biology (4 credits)

Second Year

In the second year, students obtain additional depth of knowledge by taking specialized coursework in forensic biology, forensic toxicology, forensic chemistry and trace analysis. Students must also complete a laboratory practicum/internship and research project mentored by a faculty member affiliated with the University or its partners.
Fall (20 credits)
  • FS 525 Forensic Toxicology I (3 credits)
  • FS 525L Forensic Toxicology Lab (1 credit)
  • FS 531 Human Molecular biology (3 credits)
  • FS 531L Human Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit)
  • FS 512 Forensic Trace Analysis (3 credits)
  • FS 536 Advanced Forensic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FS 533 Quality Management in Forensic Science (1 credit)
  • FS 562A Forensic Science Communications I (1 credit)
  • FS 596 Research Project in Forensic Science (4 credits)
    or FS 597 Research Project in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits)
    or FS 598 Research Project in Forensic Biology (4 credits)
Spring  (18 credits)
  • FS 520 Moot Court (1 credit)
  • FS 562B Forensic Science Communications II (1 credit)
One of the following:
  • FS 586 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Biology (12 credits)
  • FS 587 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Chemistry (12 credits)
  • FS 588 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Toxicology (12 credits)
  • FS 583 Graduate Internship in Forensic Science [external] (6-12 credits)
One of the following:
  • FS 596 Research Project in Forensic Science (4 credits)
  • FS 597 Research Project in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits)
  • FS 598 Research Project in Forensic Biology (4 credits)

UC Davis is my third choice, and this school is similar to Arcadia where you must receive a bachelors somewhere else then you can attend their program. This program is suitable for people with a variety of backgrounds. Requirements for admission include an undergraduate degree in the sciences, engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Students coming from colleges where a GPA cannot be calculated are evaluated using other aspects of their files and letters bearing on in-class performance when available. Well-qualified applicants will have undergraduate preparation (one year each) in general and organic chemistry, general physics, math through calculus, and a course in statistics.

Core Required Courses all students15 Units
FOR200 Fundamentals Concepts of Forensic Science (3)
FOR210 Personal ID and Analytical methods (3)
FOR212 Scientific Evidence (3)
FOR218 Forensic Case Reports (3)
FOR240 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation (3)
Core Track Required CoursesDNA Track (12 units)
FOR278 Molecular Techniques (3)
FOR280 Forensic DNA Analysis (3)
FOR277 Genetics/bioinformatics course (3)
FOR289 Survey of Forensic Sciences (3)
Criminalistics Track (9 units)
FOR205 Microscopy Microanalytical methods (3)
FOR207 Advanced  Spectroscopy (3)
FOR220 Analysis of Toxicants (3)
Required Laboratory CoursesDNA Track:
FOR281 Principles & Practical DNA Typing (3)
Criminalistics Track:
FOR221L Forensics Science Instrumental Lab (2)
Elective CoursesElectives Courses to fulfill 33 course units requirement
(from any of the following)
FOR215  Forensic Arson and Fire Investigation (3)
FOR221L  Instrumental Laboratory (2)
FOR263 Forensic Computer Science Investigation (3)
FOR268  Forensic Statistics (3)
FOR281  Principles and Practices of Forensic DNA Typing (2)
FOR283 Forensic Biology (3)
FOR284 Analysis of Non-Human DNA (3)
FOR293  Research Methods in Forensic Science (2)
Other Campus Elective Options
CHE115  Instrumental Analysis (4)
CHE205 Symmetry, Spectroscopy, and Structure (3)
CHEM217  X-Ray Structure Determination (3)
CHE219  Organic Spectra (4)
CHE240  Adv. Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHE241C Mass Spectrometry (3)
EME298 Impact Biomechanics and Design of Crash Protection Systems (4)
EMS182 Failure Analysis (4)
EMS230 Electron Microscopy
ETX102B Quantitative Analysis of Environmental Toxicants (5)
ENT158 Forensic Entomology (3)
FPS161 Structure and Properties of Fibers (3)
FPS161L Textile Chemical Analysis Lab (1)
MCB120L Biochemistry Lab (6)
MCB162 Human Genetics (3)
MAE161 Combustion and the Environment (4)
MAE217 Combustion (4)
MCB221C Molecular Biology (4)

Other courses as approved by the Graduate Advisor
Seminars3 units
2 - FOR290 Seminars
1 - XXX290 Seminar session (a seminar session in another group/department)
Research18 units
FOR299 Research in Forensic Science

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Amber Latona 8/6

Today I made corrections on my paper.
Tomorrow I will submit my paper...and it is the last day. I can't believe how fast time has gone this summer.

Amadou Diallo 8-6-15

Today I did the blog challenge. Tomorrow I don't really have anything to do.

Amadou Diallo - Final Blog Challenge

     A career that I would go into is chemical engineering. I enjoy chemistry and math and this is the best career to apply both to real world problems. Another reason that I want to go into this profession is because there are many different career paths that you can take like chemicals, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and food.

     The University of Pittsburgh has a four year undergraduate chemical engineering program. You must have 131 credits to graduate. Some of the courses they offer are thermodynamics, process design, chemical reaction engineering, and unit operations. This program is also accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

      The University of California Berkeley offers a four year undergraduate degree program. In order to graduate you must complete a minimum of 45 engineering units and have a GPA of 2.0. This program is accredited by ABET. Here is an example of typical courses you would take in the four years of the program:
       Carnegie Mellon has a four year undergraduate program. In order to graduate you must complete 386 units and have a GPA of 2.0. During the first two semesters of the program CMU emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge in basic science and math. Then the next three semesters are more focused on engineering science. The final two semesters the program emphasizes chemical engineering design. This program is accredited by the ABET.                        


Jordan Pestok 8/6/15

Today I finished up my paper and sent it to my mentor to read over and am waiting to hear back from him. I did the blog challenge this morning. I also sent the thank you letter I had to write to the SSP. Tomorrow I do not know what I will do. I mostly just can't believe tomorrow is the last day. it really went by fast.

Jeramiah Jones 8.6.15 Blog Challenge

A future career i want to go into is medical research. I've always wanted to be a doctor and a researcher growing up so i thought "why not combine the best of both worlds." The reason i wanted a career like that is because of my long term goal which is to make a cure or vaccine that no one has created, that will be able to help people with a specific problem. When going into a career like this there isn't a specific science major you have to go in. Then you would have to do 2-3 years of med. school and 6 year for research.
Colleges that i want to attend and offer what i need are:
I choose Pitt as a college I would attend because its close to home and it offers many courses in their science majors. Such as biology. It also is known for its medical school. For the biology courses I would take classes such as biology(1&2), ecology, microbiology, and genetics. To graduate I would have to have a total amount of 126 credits and a GPA of 2.5to within 4 years.
I choose Duquesne as a college I would attend because of its size and to be able to have a personal relationship with the professors and be able to get help from them when I can. I would go into their for a biochemistry major to be a to have knowledge in both biology and chemistry. Classes that I would have to take are analytical, microbiology, genetics, inorganic/organic, and etc. From this major it can help me see what I want to specialize in a career. To graduate I have to have 126 credit and a 2.5 to graduate in 4 years.

I choose IUP as a college I would attend because the campus isn’t big and it’s not far from home, so traveling would be a hassle. The course i would go into is also their biochemistry major. To graduate I have to have 126 credit and a 2.5 to graduate in 4 years.


Sarine McKenzie- Final Blog Challenge

Sarine McKenzie
Final Blog Challenge
I have not decided on what I want to do in the future. I have a passion for writing, and I love chemistry, but I still don't know what I want to do. so I researched three of the colleges that would be suitable for me, and their basic chemistry programs.
1. Penn State University Park

I have always wanted to go to Penn State. I didn't know that they had so many campuses in Pennsylvania until I was much older. The campus I chose was University Park, because it's beautiful there, and they have so much to offer. So if I were to go to Penn State for Chemistry, I would enroll in a Baccalaureate program, and the "chemistry" major there is just like a stepping stone. It's just a basic major, that once I graduate from that, I would know what field of chemistry I'd want to enter. I would have a lot of physics and mathematics courses to take in this major, because they are "essential to the understanding of chemistry." In order to enter the actual "chemistry" major, I would need to have taken four chem classes, and two math classes, and have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher. In addition to the classes, I would need to have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50, and at least 94 credits. So by the time I have graduated from there, I should know what field of chemistry I would want to go into.
2. San Diego State University
If I were to go home to California for school, I would choose SDSU. San Diego State University is a gorgeous campus that also offers so much. In addition, their chemistry program is really elaborate and appealing. I would enroll in their undergraduate program, which covers Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Biochemistry areas, and gives the students an idea of what field they would want to enter following graduation. Their Bachelor of Science degree appealed to me the most, because I wouldn't have to spend a long time there, and by the end of that, I would have an idea of what I'd want to do, especially since they cover so many fields or science there. Requirements for this major include taking several physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. They also recommend taking physics.
3. University of Washington
My last choice for a college campus would be the University of Washington. They have a great athletics program, which is important to me, as well as a great academic reputation. If I were to go to the UW, I would pursue a degree in Bachelor of Science. Their admissions process is very competitive, so I would be required to attend and complete various chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses, and have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Degree requirements include three or more courses in the following: Mathematics, Physics, General, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, and two to three chemistry labs. So applying to the UW and being in their chemistry program is very difficult, but I would be up for the challenge if I chose to attend. 

Jordan Pestok - Blog Challenge 3

Jordan Pestok - Blog Challenge #3

I chose the profession of a high school chemistry teacher. I chose to be a teacher because it is what I have always wanted to do. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I have changed my mind a couple of times but then I always found a huge flaw in whatever profession I had made up my mind to be other than a teacher, but I always came back to teaching. It always felt like the right thing to do to me. I always felt like I would have the most impact on the world. Instead of becoming a doctor, I could teach a future doctor how interesting chemistry is and give them the inspiration to become a doctor. I could teach countless doctors, lawyers, scientists; I could teach anyone. I could affect countless lives just by being a teacher. In the end the hard part is deciding what subject it is I would teach, but this blog challenge made that decision really easy, so I will be a chemistry teacher. After participating in Project SEED I would probably choose to teach chemistry (or something science related anyway) after I saw all the different applications chemistry has.

The University of Pittsburgh has a school of education that has a master’s degree in science education, while this is not exactly a chemistry teacher education it is a science education degree and will work just fine. To get accepted you would need to have a 3.0 GPA, a written statement of career goals and degree objectives, and have three letters of recommendation. The types of classes you would take are Psychological Perspectives on Education, Research Methods, and Social and Cultural Perspectives on Education. There is a list of specific classes you can choose from but there are too many to put on here. I hope everyone gets the idea. You need 3 credits in each of the area and 21 credits in Major Field Studies. Once you have taken all of your classes and are ready to become a teacher you need to pass a comprehensive exam at the end.

New York University Steinhardt is a school I have never heard of until this morning when I finished up the research. They have a two year long master’s program to become a chemistry teacher. Their program is a little more specific in chemistry instead of just a general science teacher education. They also have a one year long program after a master’s degree is obtained. It is called the Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP). It helps teachers or soon to be teachers get into classrooms and learn a little more about how to be a teacher. It is similar to student teaching. Some of the core classes you would take in the master’s program are General Chemistry I & Laboratory 5, General Chemistry II & Laboratory 5, Organic Chemistry I & Laboratory 5, Organic Chemistry II & Laboratory 5, Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy, 4 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 4, Physical Chemistry Laboratory 4, and General Physics I & II 10.

The last school I chose to look at is Stanford University’s School of Education. It is a one year full time intensive program. The classes you would take are in the chart below. In order to get accepted into the program you have to write an essay that includes your education background, experience with youth, and interest in teaching. You also need three letters of recommendation and need to pass two tests before you are even in the school. They are the GRE, which you do no have to take if you went to Stanford for your bachelor’s degree, and the California Basic Skills Requirement Test; everybody has to take that one.

English C&I
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Mathematics C&I
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World Languages C&I
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Science C&I
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Science C&I
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History-Social Science C&I
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History-Social Science C&I
(3 units)
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(3 units)
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Psychological Foundations
The Centrality of LIteracies in Teaching and Learning
(3 units)
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Adolescent Development and Learning
(5 units)
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Equity and Schooling
(2 units)
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Language Policies and Practices
(2 units)
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EDUC244: Classroom Management
(2 units)
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Supporting Students with Special Needs
(3 units)
2015 syllabus
Teaching and Learning in Heterogeneous Classrooms
(3 units)
2014 syllabus
Student Teaching
Secondary Teaching Seminar
(3 units)
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Secondary Teaching Seminar
(5 units)
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Secondary Teaching Seminar
(5 units)
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Secondary Teaching Seminar
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Sarine McKenzie- 8/3 through 8/5

My apologies, I haven't done a blog since last week. So I've basically been doing the same thing everyday so far this week. On Monday, I worked on my research paper and my article. Then on Tuesday, we went to Bayer for a field trip. We got to tour the building where they manufacture plastic materials. Then, we presented our posters, and people from Bayer were walking around and they would ask us about our posters. Yesterday, my article was due, so I was working on that like crazy. Then we got to meet five people that had been in the Project SEED fellowship a long time ago. My research paper is practically finished, all I have left to do is add one more graph and references. Today, our final blog challenge is due, so I'm currently working on that. That's all for now, see you later. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jeramiah Jones 8.5.15

Today i finished looking at my sample through the sem and revised my research paper.

Amadou Diallo 8-5-15

Today I finished my research paper. Tomorrow I will work on the blog challenge.

Amber Latona 8/5 BLOG

Today I finished my paper and I am waiting on corrections.
I also completed my blog challenge.
Tomorrow I will work on and edit whatever needs to be completed.

Final Blog Challenge - Amber Latona

For this blog challenge, I am choosing a career as a Psychiatrist. 

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     Psychiatrists are physicians who practice psychiatry which is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. This career requires intense understanding of the body's functions and the complex relationship between emotional illnesses. The psychiatrist is otherwise known as the mental health professional best qualified to distinguish between physical and physiological causes of mental and physical distress.
     A study in 2015 estimated that approximately 43 Million Americans (1 in 5) have experienced a serious mental illness in a given year. Did you know that...
     1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia?
     2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder?
     6.9% of adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year?
     18.1% of adults in the U.S. have experienced a form of an anxiety disorder?
     Among the 20 million adults in the U.S. who struggle with substance abuse, 40% of those adults had a co-occurring mental illness.
     Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14. However, despite effective treatment, there are long delays between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
     Mental illness is the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults.
     Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the third leading cause of death for people aged 10-24, and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15-24.

     Based on the statistics above, mental illness is a major problem in the U.S., and also worldwide. Often, there is a stigma surrounding mental illness which can be caused by many factors.

     The reason I chose this career is because 1) I wish to end the stigma surrounding mental illness 2) I live with mental illness 3) I enjoy learning about medicine and the effects it has on the body 4) I have a passion for helping others.
     Also, I believe that psychiatry plays a significant role in links between the genome, the cell, cellular networks, and clinical symptoms.  Sitting at the intersection of a number of fields, psychiatry brings scientists, clinicians, patients, families and the public together to improve the well-being and mental health of people. 

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    Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and all applicants for first-year positions must register with this program.  Most programs require a completed NRMP application form, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean's letter) and transcript. and reference letters for application.  Most residency (and some fellowship) programs participate in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service administered by the Associate of American Medical Colleges).

    Penn State Hershey offers a Psychiatry degree through their Psychiatry program which is a fully accredited, two-year fellowship training program in child psychiatry. The heart of the training program is a two year integrated didactic curriculum that covers a variety of topics in detail.  These topics include:
  • Child Development
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapies such as Family Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Dynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy
  • Extended seminars are  held on a wide range of additional topics such as Administration in Child Psychiatry, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, and Child Advocacy. 

Required Clinical Rotations

First Year
During the first year, clinical rotations are varied. The outpatient rotations are devoted to:
  • Pediatric Neurology Clinic
  • Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program
  • CBT Group 
  • ADHD Clinic
  • Pediatric Consultation Liaison
  • Anxiety Clinic
  • Mood Disorder Clinic
  • Autism Spectrum Clinic
First year training also includes a 6 month rotation at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute Child Inpatient Unit (a collaboration between Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health).
Second Year
The second year consists of two six-month rotations through through various community child psychiatry sites, outpatient clinics and elective rotations. These include:
  • Schools
  • Lincoln Intermediate Unit rotation (school based evaluations)
  • Community psychiatry centers
  • Forensic child psychiatry rotation
  • Substance abuse treatment center
  • ASD school/clinics
  • Electives
  • Longitudinal Clinic
  • Child Consultation Clinic
  • Eating Disorder Outpatient Clinic
  • Scholarly activity rotation
  • Family therapy
  • Eating disorder outpatient
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic
  • Sleep Clinic
  • Long-term Psychodynamic Clinic
  • Mood Disorder Clinic
  • ADHD Clinic

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     The UC Davis Internal Medicine/Psychiatry (IMP) Residency is a five year program in which residents complete requirements for both internal medicine and psychiatric training.  At the end of the five years, graduates are board-eligible in both specialties and expertly trained in how to integrate medical and psychiatric care.
     During the course of this training, UC Davis IMP residents attend weekly educational sessions on integrated care and receive mentorship and supervision by several of our dually-trained faculty. They work closely with residents and faculty in the categorical Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Departments, both of which are highly regarded ACGME-accredited programs. In addition to the core psychiatric and internal medicine training, UC Davis IMP residents work in three different integrated ambulatory clinics and participate in telepsychiatry consultation.
     PGY-1 General Psychiatry application information:
  • Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS beginning September 2015.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a psychiatrist familiar with your work
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Your medical school Dean of Student Affairs will send a Dean's letter via ERAS on or after October.  Please confirm this with your school.

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Admission to Harvard Medical School is very selective. 
The Faculty of Medicine accepts applications from current students in good standing and graduates of accredited colleges who:
  • Present evidence that their intellectual and personal credentials are of such quality as to predict success in the study and practice of medicine.
  • Demonstrate aptitude in the biological and physical sciences during their undergraduate years, but not to the exclusion of the humanities and social sciences.(A study at Harvard Medical School has shown that students are successful in their medical studies regardless of undergraduate concentration, providing that they have had adequate science preparation. Students are urged to strive for a balanced and liberal education rather than specialized training. No preference is given to applicants who have majored in the sciences over those who have majored in the humanities.)
  • Supplemented their education with at least one year of college or university training in the United States or Canada if they have completed academic work outside the United States or Canada. (Foreign students who do not have a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an institution in the United States or Canada are rarely accepted for admission.)
Other requirements to enter Harvard Medical School Include:
-A completed full year of Biology
-All applicants must complete a two year chemistry sequence that covers inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry
-A completed full year of physics
-Lab Experience
-Computational Skills/Mathematics
Analytical and writing skills/Expository Writing

  • average GPA: 3.8
  • average MCAT scores were:
Physical Science-12.41
Biological Science-12.67
Course and Examination Requirements for the MD Degree:

Fundamentals of Medicine Course Requirements

Year I
IN555.0 Introduction to the Profession
IN751.0 The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Medicine
IN753.0 The Human Body
IN755.0 Human Genetics
IN759M.J Patient-Doctor I
SM750.0 Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health
AC511.0 Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health
HC750.0 Introduction to Health Care Policy
SIM 501 Scholarship in Medicine (SIM)*
PIC 503 Physician in Community (PIC)*
IN752.0 Integrated Human Physiology
IN754.0 Immunology, Microbiology & Pathology
MA701.0 Medical Ethics and Professionalism
Year II
IN757.0 Human Systems
IN731.0 Human Development
PS700M.J Psychopathology & Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry
IN761.M Patient-Doctor II

Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) Course Requirements

Year III
Medicine I (12 weeks)
Surgery (12 weeks)
Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks)
Pediatrics (6 weeks)
Neurology (4 weeks)
Psychiatry (4 weeks)
Radiology (4 weeks)
Patient-Doctor III (longitudinal)
Primary Care Clerkship (longitudinal)
Principal Clinical Experience course (longitudinal)

Advanced Experiences in Clinical Medicine and Basic Sciences Course Requirements

Year IV or final year
Medicine II or Advanced Pediatrics (4 weeks) [must be completed by March of Year IV]. A second Subinternship in a surgically-oriented discipline is highly recommended but not required.
Clinical Elective (CE) (8 weeks)
Unspecified (CE or nonclinical elective [NCE]) (20 weeks)
Beginning with the advanced electives (Year IV), full-time status requires a minimum of twelve-week equivalents (generally, this is three 4-week equivalent clerkships) per semester. 
NB: students are limited to no more than two clinical electives representing the same course in the same medical/surgical discipline. Students who choose to take more than two will not receive additional academic credit.

Examination Requirements for Graduation

The following examinations must be passed to receive the MD degree:
HMS Patient-Doctor II Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) [Year II]
HMS Comprehensive Examination [June following PCE]
United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE):* Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
*USMLE examinations are scheduled by, and are entirely the responsibility of, the individual student.

USMLE Step 1

Students are required to take USMLE Step 1 prior to entering the Principal Clinical Experience. Students who are unable to complete this requirement must obtain prior approval from their Society Master or Associate Master and the Office for Advising Resources. Students entering a PhD program after Year II are required to take Step 1 prior to starting their PhD.

USMLE Step 2 - Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills

Students are required to pass both parts of Step 2 in order to graduate. Because of limitations in the availability of test slots and the extended reporting timeline for Step 2 test results, students are required to complete Step 2 Clinical Skills by November 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge by December 31 of their final year. Test scores must be reported to the HMS Registrar in order to receive an MD degree. If a student's passing scores are not reported to the HMS Registrar before graduation, that student will not receive an MD degree at graduation. Because failure to receive an MD degree will have an impact on a student¡¦s ability to start postgraduate training, the Academic Societies require students to confirm their test schedules as they prepare the Dean's Letter; failure to schedule the test before the HMS deadline will be noted in the Dean¡¦s Letter. To learn more about resources available to help with study strategies, exam taking, etc., see Section 3.03, Office of Advising Resources.