Friday, November 17, 2017

LifeSTEP Program

The Psychology Clinic has established a community service agency that provides undergraduate life skills trainers (and mentors) to school-aged youth with emotional and/or behavioral problems.  The vast majority of these children are from a minority group living in poverty in Tucson and are struggling with a variety of emotional and behavior problems. 
We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester.  As a LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training and Enhancement Program) intern, you would be meeting with your assigned youth about once a week for about 4 hours each time. Activities might include going to the movies, getting an ice cream, going bowling or spending time at a park, etc (you would be reimbursed for your expenses including gas).  You would receive 3 units of internship credit (393 or 493 depending on your U of A status), and you would have the opportunity to receive training in this area.  

We are especially in need of male interns (due to the high number of older boys in need of a positive male role model) although we have positions for female interns as well.
If you are interested (and are at least 18 years old), please complete the attached application & email it back to by December 4.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Julie Feldman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721

2 College of Medicine internships for spring 2018 semester

Advantages of an Internship:
An internship can provide you with valuable skills that you can list on your résumé and carry forward into employment. You will make valuable professional contacts and learn how programs operate behind the scenes.
Office duties: Data entry, typical office duties, event preparation, other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Candidate will be working with physicians, resident trainees, program leadership and staff.
Goals: Candidate will learn medical terminology, how medical education programs operate, the role of physicians in hospitals, clinics, and as faculty. Candidate will learn or strengthen knowledge of software, human resources practices and health care systems.
Hours: A 3-unit internship is 135 hours over the course of the semester. This is about 10 hours per week.
Location: College of Medicine
Semester available: Prefer academic year commitment (fall 2017 & spring 2018). Summer available.
Positions:  Two. One will be in Pediatrics (flexible hours), one will be in the Clerkship Office (afternoon hours– days flexible). All 9 hours/ week.
For all positions, email résumé, unofficial transcript and class schedule for spring 2018 to respective department coordinators.  
Clerkship– Lucy Contreras
Pediatrics– Nicole Paredes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Maximum Impact Physical Therapy Job Opening

Job Location                         Tucson, AZ

Job Category                        Customer Care – Physical Therapy Technician

Position Type                        Part Time or Full Time


As a Physical Therapy Technician or, as we like to call it, an Exercise Specialist, you will be responsible for all functions of the technician/specialist position kit and caboodle.  The ideal candidate is a stickler for details who works with a sense of urgency when it comes to servicing our patients.

At MI (Maximum Impact), we like to hire the most talented people for our teams, and then give them the freedom to do their jobs.  Here, we work hard – but we have lots of fun doing it.  So if you like an exciting, collaborative work environment, you’ll fit right in.


·         Keep your eye on the ball.  Assist patients in safe practice of their activities.

·         Be an exercise expert – learn extensively from your therapists about exercises and functional movement.  Seamlessly act as an extension of the therapists – anyone dizzy yet…
·         Be a best friend - build rapport and maintain a friendly, but professional relationship with patients.
·         Get ready to fly by the seat of your pants.  This role is ever-evolving – so flexibility is a must, we may occasionally ask you to do a few jumping jacks, or at least try some things outside of your wheelhouse.

Abilities and Knowledge:

·         Be organized, ahead of schedule, communicative, and accountable – in short, own your role entirely, while being open to critiques, suggestions, and new ideas.
·         Remain cool under pressure.  Things can get pretty hectic at times, so we want to make sure you keep calm and carry on through even the most stressful of circumstances.
·         Rock the mic like a vandal – not just in karaoke, but in all forms of communication (i.e., talk well and write good stuff).  We’re talking impeccable communication skills.  You’re representing MI, after all, and we take our brand seriously.

·         Know how to roll up your sleeves.  We have a lot of brass tacks here, and we like to get down to ‘em.
·         Jibe with our company culture.  We’re talking energy, integrity, positivity, a hunger for knowledge, and a passion for helping patients.  Bring all that and a bag of chips.  Seriously, we love chips.


·         At least two years of experience in customer service.


·         Knowledge of EMR systems.
·         Experience in physical therapy environment.
·         Bilingual.

EEO Statement

Maximum Impact PT provides equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by state or federal law.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume.
Please fax, e-mail or mail your resume to:

Maximum Impact Physical Therapy
Fax:  (520) 219-5827

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Chest Compression CPR Training

Dear Students,
We are a group of medical students at the University of Arizona-College of Medicine and we are conducting a research project to compare two different methods of teaching continuous chest compression only CPR.

Who are we looking for? Individuals with little or no previous CPR experience.

What we will be doing? We are comparing two teaching methods so each participant will be randomly placed in the control group or the experimental group the day of the training and it will take approximately 1-1.5 hours of your time. You will be given a pre-test, then training in continuous chest compression only-CPR, and then a post-test. 

When? We have four different blocks of time available on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Where? We will be conducting the research at the College of Medicine campus, next to the Banner University Medical Center.

Why participate? You will learn a skill that could someday save a life!

How can you participate? Place your name and email at the time that works for you on the shared google document, link below. Once you have sign up, you will be sent more instructions.

If you have any questions please contact Dawn O'Brien at

Thanks so much!


Hannah Shy
M.D. Candidate | Class of 2020
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Spring 2018 Public Health courses with seats available to you

Public Health has opened enrollment for several of our popular courses to students from ANY major (this open enrollment is during the spring term only; the courses remain restricted to public health students during the fall term). Feel free to share with students you think may be interested.

Courses open to all students during the Spring 2018 term:
  • HPS 200-001 (50345) “Introduction to Public Health” – The main campus section is available to students from any major, and is being taught on Mon/Wed from 4-5:15p
  • EPID 309-002 (93504) “Introduction to Epidemiology” – The second section is available to students from any major, and is being taught on Tues/Thurs from 12:30-1:45p.
  • HPS 306-001 (50115) “Drugs and Society” – The main campus section is available to students from any major, and is being taught on Tu/Thur from 11a-12:15p
  • HPS 330 (50347) “Human Sexuality” – The main campus section is available to students from any major, and is being taught on Tu/Thur from 2-3:15p
 As a reminder, the following courses are General Education courses, so they are always open to students from every major:
  • PHPM 310-001 (50346) “Health Care in the US” – The Tier II Individuals and Societies course is being taught on Tu/Thur from 4-5:15p
  • HPS 387-001 (50293) “Health Disparities & Minority Health” – The Tier II Individuals and Societies (Diversity Emphasis) lecture is being taught on Mon/Wed from 11-11:50a with Friday discussion options

Stephanie Springer, MPH 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Director, Undergraduate Advising 
Internship Director & Lecturer, Health Promotion Sciences
The University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs, Drachman Hall, Room A302
1295 N. Martin  |  PO Box 245033  |  Tucson, AZ  85724
Phone  520.626.3207  |  Fax  520.626.3206