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May 18 - UCSD School of Medicine Night!

May 18 - UCSD School of Medicine Night!

What they look for in applicants, the application process and which courses and professors at UCSD you should take to help you prepare the best for medical school! Monday, May 18 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. Co-sponsored by HMP3 and the Health Careers Advising Program.

This event is for students who RSVP'ed only! If you missed the RSVP, you can watch it online through this link: LIVESTREAM.COM

Note from Adele: The School of Medicine only offers this program twice a year (fall and spring)—so this is your last chance this school year to hear straight from them what they are looking for!

May 20 - How to navigate the AMCAS application!

Houman Hemmati is coming to help you navigate the AMCAS application!

You will get a hard copy of the application to take notes on while he goes through it step by step, giving insight on how to make the most of each section. Houman is one of our most popular speakers ever, but he hasn’t been here for a few years—too busy practicing medicine! He has his MD/PhD from UCLA and Cal IT2, and has held a variety of jobs in health care. While a student at UCLA medical school he got to take part in the first-ever separation of twins conjoined at the head, and served on the admissions committee. You won’t want to miss this one!

Wed. May 20 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Center Hall 101. *You can wear your pajamas!* You will also be fed!*

Can freshmen and sophomores come? Actually, I think it’s a great idea! You will see what is expected on the application, which can help you make good choices for the rest of your years at UCSD and also encourage you to keep excellent records of your experiences so that filling out the AMCAS application will be much easier for you when your time comes. See you there!


HMP3/HOPE’S Project Success: Get FREE Tutoring!

HMP3/HOPE’S Project Success: Get FREE Tutoring!


  • 2:00pm-3:30pm David Kneiber (Physics 1 A, B, C) and (BIPN 100)
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Sidarth Ethiraj (Chem 6 A, B, C) and (Chem 140A)
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Niyati Raghavan (BIBC 102) and (BIPN 100)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Kirstin Martin (Chem 140 A, B, C) and( Chem 143 A, B)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Anne Cabangcala (CHEM 140C)
  • Tuesday:

  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Kevin Vo (BICD 100)
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm Jordan Chu (BICD 110)
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Glory Bui (BIBC 103)
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Shriya Swaminathan ( BICD 100), (BILD 1) and (Physics 1B)
  • Wednesday:

  • 10:30am-11:30am William Quach (Chem 6 A, B, C) and (Physics 1A)
  • 11:30am-1:30pm Karina Escobedo (BICD 100)
  • Thursday:

  • 12:00-2:30pm - Michelle Bassil (BILD 1, CHEM 6B, MATH 10 A/B)
  • 1:30-3:30pm - Bulouere Wodu (Chem 6 A, B), (Math 10 A, B) and (BILD 1)
  • 1:30-2:30pm - Vince Garin (Chem 6 series, CHEM 140 A, B, Math 10 series, Genetics and BIBC 102)
  • 2:15-4:30pm - Mandy Che (Chem 6 A, B)
  • 2:30-4:30pm - Eric Ovruchesky (Chem 140 A, B, C)
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Chau Ngo (CHEM 143B)
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    MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC for sale!

    MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC for sale!

    They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment. Here’s what I have:

    MCAT 2015 Practice Test $17.50 (regular price $25)
    MCAT Question Pack Bundle $63.00 (regular price $90)
    MSAR 2016 Online $19.00 (regular price $25)

    I set up a PayPal account and should be able to accept payment that way (haven’t tried it yet—want to be my first guinea pig?) Either that or cash or check (including cashier’s check or money order). Write back to let me know what you want to get, okay?


    Do you feel yourself to be part of a marginalized community when it comes to life in general and the health professions in particular?

    Do you feel yourself to be part of a marginalized community when it comes to life in general and the health professions in particular?

    One of our incredibly generous HMP3 alumni wants you to know you are not alone. Here’s his personal message:
    “Thank you for your emails, they really helped me learn about opportunities while I was an undergrad. Hope to stay in the loop. I want to let you know that I recently finished the MD app cycle. I was very fortunate to be accepted to many great schools, including UCSF, UCLA, and UC Davis. I've decided to attend UCLA as a David Geffen scholar. Would be happy to advise/mentor premedical students, particularly those who are LGBTQI, of color, or affected by mental illness. The premed track is quite challenging, especially for students from marginalized communities.”

    Would you like to communicate with him? Just ask and I’ll gladly send you his email, as he has so generously offered to communicate with you individually!


    ***PLEASE NOTE: Some events do not have the exact meeting time and location on the calendar. Please check the "What's New" section or the Weekly Emails for the exact time and location in case that happens.

    Mission Statement - Welcome to HMP3! You will find the latest information about our meetings, weekly emails, board members, and more through our website. The Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3) at UCSD serves to deliver meaningful community service experience, personal development, access to standardized test preparation, mentoring, career insight, and unique philanthropic endeavors for the benefit of the greater UCSD community.

    We provide undergraduates with enriching experiences and opportunities that will enhance their preparation for admission into a professional school in the medical and other health professions. Through collaborations with the UCSD School of Medicine, faculty, community health care providers and others, HMP3 exposes members to a variety of health professions, and the experiences obtained enable students to expand their mind and increase their qualifications for entry into their health professions of interest. HMP3 also guides members to other helpful resources on-campus. HMP3 recently put on one of its biggest events, the MEDS Conference. This day long conference provided Pre-Medical and Pre-Pharmacy students the opportunity to interact with students and teachers from their respective professional schools and learn about what to expect in the future:

    Many resources and opportunities are available to prepare for a variety of health professions, but where do you look for them?

    Weekly Emails from our Advisor, Adele Savage, provide information on:

  • Graduate school programs

  • General Body Meetings of various health professions on campus

  • Seminars on health topics

  • Mentor and shadowing opportunities

  • Volunteer, international, and research opportunities>

  • And so much more! To join our list-serve to get the weekly emails, please click on the image "Click to Join" on the right. It only takes a minute to join!