Experiential (FMPH 198)

Learn more about research currently being conducted in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health.

Instructions to Students

The university now uses the Enrollment Authorization System to enroll students into Special Studies Courses. Students interested in enrolling in FMPH 198s must submit a preauthorization request via Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) within the request to enroll in FMPH 198. NOTE: FPM 198 course requests will be DENIED, please make sure to select FMPH 198 when filling out the online EASy form.

FMPH 198 applications must be submitted through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) before the end of week one (1) of the quarter you intend to participate. The deadline for Summer Session 198 applications is typically 2 weeks before the start of the first Summer Session. You are encouraged to discuss your interest with faculty the quarter prior to participation in FMPH 198. If you are doing a two quarter commitment, you MUST submit a preauthorization request via Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) for enrollment every quarter. In addition, all students participating in a FMPH 198 will be required to complete an online safety and research ethics training.

Note: Please keep in mind that no more than 8 units between AIP 197, FMPH 195, and FMPH 198 may be used to meet UD major requirements.

FMPH 198 Supplemental Form to assist with EASy Enrollment System

For any and all research coursework, students are expected to work a minimum of 3 hours per week per unit of credit.

Fall/Winter/Spring/10 Week Summer:

  • 1 unit (3 hours per week/30 total hours for the quarter)
  • 2 units (6 hours per week/60 total hours for the quarter)
  • 3 units (9 hours per week/90 total hours for the quarter)
  • 4 units (12 hours per week/120 total hours for the quarter)

5 Week Summer:

  • 1 unit (6 hours per week/30 total hours for 5 weeks)
  • 2 units (12 hours per week/60 total hours for 5 weeks)
  • 3 units (18 hours per week/90 total hours for 5 weeks)
  • 4 units (24 hours per week/120 total hours for 5 weeks)

FMPH 198 Opportunities

FMPH 198 opportunities are listed in alphabetical order by faculty's last name. Questions regarding postings should be addressed to the individual contacts.

Dr. Cheryl Anderson

Dr. Cheryl Anderson

Position(s) Closed

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and/or Summer 2020

Units

2, 3, or 4 units per quarter (6, 9, or 12 hours per week)

Contact

TBD – Please send CV if interested

Description

Students will be working with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH), which has a mission to improve public health through prevention research, education, and clinical care. 198 Students will assist with content development and maintenance of the FMPH website, and may help with event promotion and outreach efforts on Campus and in the community.  Students may also assist with planning, preparation and implementation of public health-related events and seminars for faculty, students, researchers, affiliates, and the general public, and/or with support for Department faculty-led groups, such as Centers of Excellence.

Requirements

  • 2 consecutive quarter minimum commitment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills
  • A high level of professionalism
  • Strong ability work independently, as well as part of a team
  • A desire to promote public health goals within the campus environment and in the outside community
  • Public Health majors preferred, but students from other public health-related programs/majors will be considered

Student Responsibilities

  • Assisting with website content research, development, postings and maintenance
  • Assisting with creation of flyers and promotional notices for Department events and seminars
  • Supporting FMPH administrative staff and faculty with Faculty Group activities (ex: attendance and logistics support for educational seminars, event planning committees, research groups...)
  • The position will offer opportunities for exposure to a variety of Public Health focus areas, and to attend educational events and presentations

Dr. Steven Edland

Dr. Steven Edland

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020

Units

3 or 4 units per quarter (9 or 12 hours per week)

Contact

sedland@ucsd.edu

Description

Aging/cognitive research activities, as well as on pilot data collection, and/or program development.  Also could include work for a proposed Hispanic undergraduate mentorship program for Hispanic BSPH students and other undergrads.

Requirements

  • 2 quarter minimum commitment
  • 2.5 UC GPA

Student Responsibilities

  • Entering and/or managing research data
  • Set up, entry and maintenance of reference lists for proposals/manuscripts (using End Notes software)
  • Assisting with research literature searches related to a proposed PH student mentorship program
  • Administering Pilot Surveys to students enrolled in a Volunteer Training program at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Possible program development work, for a proposed Mentorship Program for undergraduate Hispanic students considering a career in Aging or Alzheimer’s Disease research

 

Dr. Eric Hekler

Dr. Eric Hekler

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020

Units

2, 3, or 4 units per quarter (6, 9, or 12 hours per week)

Contact

majankowska@ucsd.edu

Description

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall of a strangers’ life? Interested in public health? We have the perfect internship for you!

The Vicon Revue is wearable camera that allows researchers to experience a first person point-of-view of a user’s daily life. The wide-angle camera lens of the Vicon Revue gives us an inside-look into a person’s activities and their surroundings. Analyzing the data collected by this innovative device is a new and exciting way to examine relationships between health, physical activity and the environment.

* Potential to convert to a paid internship

NOTE: Students can't receive academic credit and pay for the same hours worked.  If a paid opportunity is offered, students must select to either enroll in FMPH 198 or accept the paid internship.

Requirements

  • 2 quarter minimum commitment, longer internships available
  • Detail oriented, organized, and excellent time management skills
  • PC proficiency

Student Responsibilities

In this internship, students will review images captured by the Vicon Revue to “tag” specific activities and behaviors that may be related to health.  

Dr. Britta Larsen

Dr. Britta Larsen

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and/or Summer 2020

Units

3 or 4 units per quarter (9 or 12 hours per week)

Contact

edgreenstadt@ucsd.edu (email cover letter and resume to apply)

Research Description

We are conducting a randomized trial of a physical activity intervention for adolescent girls. Student assistants are needed to help design intervention materials for social media, recruit participants, conduct study visits, and enter data. This is a great opportunity for students interested in health promotion and health behavior.

Requirements

  • Interest in health behavior and disease prevention/management
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • At least a 2-quarter commitment
  • Own transportation/ability to travel off site

Student Responsibilities

  • Screening and scheduling participant visits
  • Conducting orientation sessions
  • Creating intervention materials
  • Entering and cleaning participant data
  • Attending community events and forging community partnerships
  • Publicizing and recruiting for studies

Dr. Becky Marquez

Dr. Becky Marquez

Position(s) Closed

Commitment

Winter 2020

Units

2 units per quarter (6 hours per week)

Contact

bemarquez@ucsd.edu

Description

The Preuss School site focuses on health promotion programs for Preuss students and their families. Preuss students come from low-income families and strive to be the first in their family to obtain a college degree. BSPH students will gain experience and skills in collaborative planning, health promotion communication, and intervention development, implementation, and evaluation. 

Winter 2020 FMPH 198 Opportunity Flyer

Requirements

  • Have successfully completed FMPH 40
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    Be available Fridays from 9am - 11am
  • Participate in an interview with Dr. Marquez November 15th - November 19th
  • Submit the Application for Preuss School UCSD - FMPH 198, along with e-mailing your resume or curriculum vitae to the Public Health Office (publichealth@ucsd.edu), by Tuesday November 5th, 2019 by 11:59pm

Dr. Jesse Nodora

Dr. Jesse Nodora

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and/or Spring 2020

Units

3 or 4 units (9 or 12 hours per week)

Contact

kmoyano@ucsd.edu -Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

jndora@ucsd.edu –Principal Investigator

Research Description

Identification and development of resources for community-academic partnership for public health research and practice.

Requirements

  • 2 quarters minimum commitment
  • Minimum 9 hours per week
  • Interest in community health research and practice
  • Strong writing and analytic skills
  • Internet and Journal search capabilities and use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Willing to work in an on-campus or off-campus environmentInterview required before acceptance
  • Interview required before acceptance 

Student Responsibilities

  • Assist with identification and summary of existing community-academic partnership information, programs, and resources.
  • Assist with verification of community-academic partnership priorities for select regional public health practitioners.
  • Assist with verification of community-academic partnership priorities for select UCSD faculty and staff.

Dr. Michael Pratt

Dr. Michael Pratt

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020

Units

3 or 4 units per quarter (9 or 12 hours per week)

Contact

Dr. Sheri Thompson sherithompson@ucsd.edu 858-534-3984 – Please send CV if interested

Description

Students will be working with the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH).  The IPH supports student involvement in Public Health research, education and clinical practice.  Student will assist with research, planning, promotion, preparation and implementation of a variety of public health-related events and seminars for faculty, students, researchers, affiliates, and the general public.  Students will also assist with content development and maintenance of the Institute for Public Health website and social media channels, with development of event promotional materials, and may help with direct outreach efforts on Campus and in the community. Students will be actively engaged in the planning meetings and preparation for the annual Public Health Research Day, to take place on April 8, 2020.

In addition to gaining experience in planning and promoting public health events, the position offers exposure to UC San Diego and external public health faculty, researchers and scholars.  To the extent that the student’s schedule allows, IPH 198 students are also welcomed to attend seminars by a wide range of public health experts.

Requirements

  • 2 consecutive quarter minimum commitment
  • Regular availability to work 10:00-2:00 on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and self-management skill
  • A high level of professionalism
  • Strong ability work independently, as well as part of a team
  • A desire to promote public health goals within the campus environment and in the outside community
  • Public Health majors preferred, but students from other public health-related programs/majors will be considered

Student Responsibilities

  • Assisting with planning and implementation of university and community outreach and educational programs
  • Development of promotional materials/flyers
  • Attending and supporting IPH administrative staff and faculty with IPH Working Group activities (Climate Change, Lifestyle and Technology focus areas), as schedule allows
  • Assisting with needs analyses and market research
  • Working on the maintenance and/or expansion of UCSD and external IPH partnerships

Dr. Dennis Trinidad

Dr. Dennis Trinidad

Position(s) Open

Commitment

Winter 2020

Units

1 unit per quarter (3 hours per week)

Contact

Jessica Kongthong jkongthong@ucsd.edu

Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing medicine and becoming physicians. Learn what it takes to prepare for medical school as well as what it takes to be a competitive applicant. We’ll cover everything from academic requirements, timeline and MCAT to obtaining relevant experiences (i.e. healthcare, service, leadership, and research), letters of evaluation, the 15 core competencies and more!

Priority for enrollment for WI20 is given to students who are in their 2nd year at UCSD (entered in FA18 as a freshman). Students in their 3rd year at UCSD (entered in FA18 as a freshman or entered in FA19 as a transfer) are still welcome to apply. Students in their 4th year and beyond at UCSD are not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: 1st year freshman who entered UCSD in FA19 are not eligible for WI20 but will be able to apply for the SP20 FMPH 198 Medical School Prep 101.

Requirements

  • Entered UCSD in FA17 (as a freshman), FA18 (as a freshman), or FA19 (as a transfer)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be available Wednesdays from 2-2:50pm during winter quarter
  • Fill out the UCSD Medical School Prep 101 Application by Monday, November 11th, 2019 by 11:59pm for priority consideration
    • Early submissions are encouraged!

Student Responsibilities

  • Attend all course lectures
  • Engage and participate in all course lectures
  • Complete all course assignments on time

Dr. Lesley Wilkinson

Dr. Lesley Wilkinson

Position(s) Closed

Commitment

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 (Applications will be opening in Winter quarter for Spring 2020 through Spring 2021).

Units

1-4 units per quarter (3-12 hours per week)

Contact

Senior Scribe, TBA

lwilkinson@ucsd.edu

Requirements

  • Fill out the UCSD Scribe Questionnaire by Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm
  • Must own a laptop with wireless internet connection ability
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent typing skills (Test your skills at TYPINGTEST.COM, you will be required to submit your WPM)
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
  • 3.6 UC GPA
  • 4 quarter committment
  • Interview required before acceptance

Student Responsibilities

  • Commitment to scribing
  • Interest and willingness to become an excellent scribe via training and self-improvement
  • Willingness to commit to 4 quarters