April 2011


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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:32:18 -0400
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*BSCI 348A Microbiology Teaching Practicum - Microbiology Teaching Internship– 3 credits* –

Become a BSCI 223/283 UTA! Earn 3 credits in BSCI348A that can be applied to the enrichment credit requirement for all Biological Sciences Majors

UTA’s work side by side with a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a BSCI 223/283 lab to help students learn microbiology.

Some quotes from previous UTA's:
Student in medical school:
“ I'm applying for a fellowship through the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for a community service project which I developed with a few other medical students ….my experience as a UTA really contributed to the project that I am proposing in my application.”

Student in graduate school at John’s Hopkins:
“I think the experience of UTAing made me a better candidate [for graduate school]… this week my first paper came out !”

Student accepted to 3 physical therapy schools:
“I think my experiences.. at Maryland, including ... my UTA experience, really had alot to do with my acceptances..  I learned so much as a UTA and it was a great leadership experience.”

Student accepted to optometry School:
“my interviewers loved hearing about how the [UTA] program worked and what we learned and gained”

*TO APPLY – send an email to [log in to unmask]

Subject line: UTA Fall2011
In your note provide

 * your gpa,
 * the list of BSCI courses that you have completed (or are enrolled in)
 * A statement that describes why you would like to be a UTA.
 * Sections of BSCI223/283 offered in the fall that you could attend.

Selection process:
*Students must have completed BSCI 223 or BSCI283 with a grade of A or B*.Third and Fourth year students with a strong desire to develop skills in
microbiology and communication with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater will be favored.

Ann C. Smith
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742
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