HMP3 Weekly Email 4.13.14  (unsubscribe from this email at the bottom of the page)

Wow!  The biggest Health School Fair ever coming Wednesday and the most tutors/subjects ever available for Project Success free tutoring—this is a great quarter already! 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:  

1.     Project Success Free Tutoring (sponsored by HMP3’s HOPE program) is starting this week!  Tutors are HMP3 members who have done well in the class and want to help you succeed, too.  Come get the help you need to ace your pre-health prerequisites!

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 140A-C): Mon 4-5p, Wed 12-2p & 4-5p, Friday 2-4pm

 

Human Physiology 1: Mon 11a-2p, 6-7p, Tues 5-7p, Wed 10-11a, Thurs 10-12p, 2-3p & 5-7p

 

Human Physiology 2: Tues: 5-6pm; Wed 10-11am; Thurs 10-12p

 

Genetics: Tues  and Thurs 9:40a - 12:20p, 2-5p

BILD 1:  Mon 12:30-1:30pm, Tues: 5-6pm; Wed 10-11am; Thurs 10-12p

BILD 2: Mon 12:30-1:30pm, 6-7pm Tues 2-3:20pm, 5-7p

Physics 1A: Tues & Thurs 9:40a - 12:20p, 2-5p, Wed 4-5p

Physics 1B: Wed 4-5p

Physics 1C:  Tues & Thurs 9:40a - 12:20p, 2-5p

Metabolic Biochem: Fri 1-2p

Structural Biochem: Fri 12:30p-1:30p

Cell Bio: Friday 12:30p-1:30p

*** Tutoring for all sessions meet downstairs in old Student Center B on the corner of Gilman & Mandeville Lane (directly across from the Mandeville coffee cart).  Enter the door facing Gilman after hours.  Tutoring will be offered through 10th week.

 

2.     Look for an early week HMP3 Blast containing a list of the schools that are coming to the Health Fair on Wednesday, BY FIELD!  This is our biggest fair ever, you won’t want to miss the chance to be recruited by these schools!  Almost every health field is coming!  11:00-2:00 in Price Center West Ballroom A & B.  See you there!

3.     HMP3 Peer Mentor Program: Still trying to figure out summer internship plans or maybe secure a volunteer opportunity? Not sure what classes to take or which MCAT to sign up for? Or maybe you already know the answers and want to help your peers! APPLY to be a mentor or mentee through HMP3 Peer Mentor Program! Our mentors can help you find opportunities at UCSD and beyond! We are opening up the match for both MENTORS and MENTEES for a final time this year. Applications are due at midnight Tuesday, April 15th and matches can plan to meet at our spring event on Friday, April 18th. Apply now at http://peer-mp.ucsd.edu/questionnaire.html

 

Note from Adele:  this has been one of the most successful HMP3 programs all year—both mentors and mentees are getting so much out of it and having so much fun while they’re at it!  Won’t you join them? 

4.     The HMP3 Review Course Scholarship competition for spring is now open!  I have 16 scholarships to give away—12 Kaplan and 4 Princeton Review.  The scholarship can be used for the MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT or GRE.  Although grades are important, this scholarship is based primarily on need.  Hint:  the essay is VERY IMPORTANT.  The deadline to turn in your complete application (which includes a copy of your transcript—an unofficial one from TritonLink is fine) is Monday, May 21 at 4:30 pm.  You will be notified on Friday, May 2 if you have been chosen.  Good luck!  Application:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/REVIEW.COURSE.SCHOLARSHIP.application.Spring.2014.doc

 

5.     HMP3 is recruiting new board members for next year!  HMP3’s Student Board is an amazing group of individuals who work very hard to serve all of their fellow pre-health professionals.  The board elects the new president and vice-president, butEVERY OTHER POSITION IS FILLED BY INTERVIEW!  We will be having a Student Board Mixer on Friday afternoon, April 25 so you can come meet the current board and see what positions you might want to apply for.  I’ll send exact time and location later, but please SAVE THE DATE for this fun event!  (You don’t have to attend in order to apply, but come if you can!) 

 

6.     Practice MCAT tests are still for sale at a big discount—almost half off!  HMP3 buys MCAT Practice Tests in bulk from the AAMC and offers them to students at the reduced rate of $20 each, instead of $35!  Choose which ones you want at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/preparing/85158/orderingpracticetests_mcat.html#.UtHzhjasiSo, bring me cash or a check in the correct amount (during office hours) and I will gladly order them for you.

 

7.     SPRING QUARTER COMING ATTRACTIONS FROM HMP3!

 

 

Wed. April 16    Health School Fair

Mon. April 21    Scholarship deadline

Thurs. April 24   Pritzker School of Medicine visit

Fri. April 25       Prospective HMP3 Student Board Member Mixer

Mon. April 28    Michigan State School of Medicine visit

Wed. April 30    Public Health Forum

Sun. May 4       Major Osteopathic Medicine Event

Mon. May 19     Major UCSD School of Medicine Event

Thurs. May 22   Health Professions Meet & Greet

 

***and even more!  Watch this space!

 

8.     Adele’s office hours for WEEK 3:  Tues 11:00-2:00, Thurs 12:00-2:00, Fri 2-4:00

*Office location & website at the bottom of the page

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CALENDAR

Mon. April 14  Apply to be a CAPS Wellness Peer Educator! Are you interested in mental health, education, and spreading wellness on campus? Peer Info Session:  6-7pm at the Revelle Formal Lounge  (next to the old Plaza Café dining hall).The CAPS Wellness Peers Educators are a small group of students who receive training from psychologists on a wide variety of health and wellness-related topics, and provide workshops and outreach to UCSD students.  Representatives from the Wellness Peer Education Program will be present to answer your questions. There will be FREE FOOD!  See you there!

***The deadline to submit an application for the Wellness Peer Educator 2014-15 program is Friday, April 18th at 12pm NOON.  Applications can be found online at: http://caps.ucsd.edu/apply.

Mon. April 14   Kickoff Spring Quarter with SPOT, UCSD's one and only rehabilitation sciences club! The topic of our focus will be Speech Therapy!  7:00PM in Sun God Lounge Bear Room.  Our speaker is Rosa MacKinnon, a Speech Language Pathologist at the Vista Unified School District. Come with questions and munch on our always-delicious (and healthy) snacks!

 

Tues. April 15  Life is Calling You! Peace Corps (also Learn about City Year).  2:00-4:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Want to be the catalyst of change in your community? Check out an information session and learn about the application process, eligibility requirements, geographic placement, benefits and the challenges of serving in the Peace Corps and the City Year program. Get additional information about the types of assignments offered and the regions where volunteers have served.

 

Tues. April 15  The American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) is hosting a virtual fair on April 15. There will be representatives from all seven of our accredited schools to answers your questions as well as representatives from NDCAS to speak to the central application system.  Click here to register today: http://aanmc.org/events/nml_college_virtual_fair_041514

Wed. April 16  Health School Fair cosponsored by Career Services and HMP311:00-2:00 in PC Ballroom West.  There are TONS of schools coming from ALL health fields and ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!  Check out the full list of schools coming to recruit YOU at https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=healthfair2014.  

Wed. April 16  Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School / Health Professions,  4-5 pm in the Writing Center.  We’ll provide tips for writing effective application essays and discuss what should – and should not – be included.   Writing Center workshops are held in Mandeville 125 and require advance online registration.  Sign up on our website (writingcenter.ucsd.edu): just click on the box that says “Register for Workshops,” select Spring 2014 Workshops from the calendar drop-down menu, and choose the date/time of the workshop you’d like to attend. We also offer one-on-one assistance with any writing task, including application essays and personal statements. Visit our website for more information.  Flyer for more important workshops: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Writing.Center.Workshops.Spring14.pdf.  

 

Wed. April 16  Pre-Pharmacy Society USC GBM, 6:30pm at the Red Shoe Room (In Sungod Lounge). Come hear the USC School of Pharmacy representative talk about their progressive curriculum, exciting student life, and hands-on clinical and research opportunities. The representative will also give advice on how to become a strong applicant for USC, so make sure you don't miss out on this event!  **We will be raffling off a PCAT book and snacks will be provided**

Wed. April 16  Regular weekly meetings of Dr. Georgia Sadler's public health lab, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, in room 3106 of the Cancer Center.   We are looking for interns who are interested in volunteer work or academic credit. Specifically, we are looking for pre-health professions students of Korean, Indian, and Japanese descent who are bilingual and have a car. If you are interested, just come to the meeting or contact John Tat, Doctoral Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology,john.tat2003@gmail.com or (858) 784-7435.  Note from Adele:  Dr. Sadler is AMAZING! You will learn so much more from her than you could possibly guess, including a high degree of professionalism that will benefit you the rest of your career. 

Wed. April 16  Flying Sams first GBM of the quarter, 8:00 pm  in the Dolores Huerta Room of the Old Student Center! We will be sharing news about our upcoming events as well as hearing tips on how to successfully apply to medical schools and health professional schools by our very own Co-President Anelah McGinness who recently accepted UCSF for medical school. 

Thurs. April 17  Pre-Dental Society presents:  GBM & Charlene Atkins, MSW, and Jim Lovell, MSW - Social Work and Its Relationship to Dentistry.  Topics: Mr Lovell and Ms Atkins are both social workers who have been integral partners in the UCSD Free Clinic Project. Join us for an interactive presentation about social work and its importance and integration in dentistry. TGIF to follow.  Where/When: PSB Rooms 2&3/6:30pm.

 

Thurs. April 17  PPASO's GBM #1, 8:00 pm in the PC Early Warren Room.  Come and learn what being a physician assistant is all about, whether you are just learning about the profession or are an experienced pre-PA veteran!  We'll be unveiling all the exciting events PPASO is hosting this quarter.  There will also be a surprise PA guest speaker.  Don't miss out on some awesome perks we have planned for the quarter, as well as the chance to join our shadowing network!

 

Fri. April 18  DEADLINE TO REGISTER for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) FREE recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in San Diego, California. This is a great opportunity for both prospective graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the exploding field of public health. The “This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from 35 CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location- the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Several interactive activities, such as an alumni panel session and presentations, are planned for this event. Refreshments will also be served. Though the event is free, attendees must pre-register:  http://aspph.ennect.com/events/tiphfair2014.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Mon. April 21  Careers in the Health Industry, 6pm – 7pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Loving what you do is great, but knowing your career will be there tomorrow is even better. And when it comes to booming fields, the health care industry is one that's primed for growth. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the health care and social assistance industry should create 28 percent of all new jobs between 2010 and 2020. And when it comes to the industry itself, heath care is expected to increase by 33 percent (that's 5.7 million jobs!) between 2010 and 2020. Want to prepare to take your place in the health care field? Come meet our alumni professionals in the health industry.

Tues. April 22  International Medical Schools:  Know Your Options, 2:00pm – 3:15pm in the Career Services Center, Horizon Room.  Could attending medical school abroad be the right choice for you? Find out what constitutes a strong foreign school, discover options that are good alternatives to U.S. MD programs, and learn how to become qualified to practice in the United States

Tues/Wed April 22 & 23  The Physician Assistant Education Association is hosting a virtual fair for students on April 22 & 23 (hours vary by participating program). Please see PA Focus, http://pafocus.org/ for more information and to register to attend the fair. Speak with admissions reps or to CASPA representatives.

Mon. April 28  Academic Communication: Email and Professional Etiquette4-5 pm in the Writing Center.  How do you write an email to a professor or ask for a letter of recommendation? We’ll give you some pointers!  Writing Center workshops are held in Mandeville 125 and require advance online registration.  Sign up on our website (writingcenter.ucsd.edu): just click on the box that says “Register for Workshops,” select Spring 2014 Workshops from the calendar drop-down menu, and choose the date/time of the workshop you’d like to attend. We also offer one-on-one assistance with any writing task, including application essays and personal statements. Visit our website for more information.  Flyer for more important workshops:http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Writing.Center.Workshops.Spring14.pdf.

 

Tues. April 29  .  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) free graduate school recruitment fair for prospective students of public health.  This is a great opportunity for both prospective graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the exploding field of public health. The “This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from 29 CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location- theManchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Several interactive activities, such as a panel session and learning opportunities, are planned for this event. Refreshments will also be served. Though the event is free, attendees must pre-register by Friday, April 18: http://aspph.ennect.com/events/tiphfair2014.  What: “This Is Public Health” Recruitment Fair  *  Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego  *  When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4-6PM

Thurs. May 1  Medical School:  What Applicants for 2015 Need to Know, 2:00-3:15 in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  If you want to apply this summer to enter medical school next year, this session is for you! Find out how the admissions process works, how to prepare your application, how schools select you and how you can choose schools. Learn about services to help you get an edge in the process.

Sat. May 3  The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University invites you to attend our annual Open House,  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We welcome all interest levels seeking to learn more about the physician assistant profession and the School of Physician Assistant Studies!  Learn about how to apply and the admissions process from Allison Takeda, Assistant Director of Admissions.  Get to know the program’s faculty and current MBKU students.  Please RSVP athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbku-school-of-physician-assistant-studies-open-house-registration-10007319161 by April 23, 2014.  We look forward to meeting you!  Note from Adele:  This school is in the L.A. area, not too far away!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1.  Come join I-House Faculty Fellow Dr. Leslie Lewis Monday, April 14.  The title of her Fellowship (which is open to all students) is:  Creating an Impact Beyond the Walls of Academia: Embedding your Scholarly Work within a Life of Civic Engagement, Social Change & Personal Meaning

These three meetings are a series of conversations about engagement, connection, critical reflection, learning, and growth. 

All three meetings will take place in The Great Hall at 5:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served! 

April 14: STORY, REFLECTION & VISIONING

In this session, you will hear about Dr Lewis' personal and career trajectory, and begin to envision and articulate your own professional and life path.

 

April 28: LINKAGES TO PROJECTS & CREATING A CONCRETE PLAN

In this session, we will discuss linkages across diverse social, economic, health, and environmental issues, as well as well as connections between and across different individuals' "projects of passion."  We will also identify relevant local and international organizations and movements for justice, global health, peace, and sustainability that we might explore.  Participants will be guided to chart their own plan for creating a life of integrity, balance, and personal meaning.

 

May 19: BUILDING CONNECTIONS: GROUP PLANNING & INDIVIDUAL MENTORSHIP

In this final session, we will propose and discuss potential projects or mini-campaigns for change that participants can work together to develop.  We will have time to both collaborate in groups, and for participants to speak one-on-one with Dr. Lewis about cultivating a rich & balanced life, a network of kindred spirits as allies and supporters, and a professional and life plan that nourishes mind, body, heart and soul.

 

2.  It’s time to start collecting your letters of recommendation if you’re applying this year.  Why not make it more fun for both of you by taking your professor to lunch? -Looking to connect with your Professor or TA? Planning ahead for letters of recommendation or future internships? Just want a free meal? The Dine-with-a-Prof Program is a perfect way to get to know your Professor or TA a little better while also enjoying a delicious meal - ON US! The Dine-with-a-Prof Program will help to foster informal, out-of-classroom interactions between YOU and your professors! It also gives you the opportunity to experience a professional dining atmosphere at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, or the more casual setting of Zanzibar @ the Loft. Learn moreHERE.

3.  You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening and Dedication to the Raza Resource Centro, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Student Service Center # 187, 1st Floor.

4.   Ever thought you might like to try to become a Rhodes Scholar or win a Fulbright?  Come to a presentation on National Competitive Scholarships Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the

Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Auditorium, Revelle College.  A Flyer for the event and a list of the prestigious scholarships that are available will come in a future HMP3 Weekly Email.  

5.  UC San Diego School of Medicine presents our new Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series. Our series is intended to showcase research and scholarly work conducted by faculty from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine, as well as those by faculty working on issues of health disparities.  Join us for an evening with Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Associate Dean for the Graduate School, and for the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Bennett will discuss his path to biomedical sciences and share his expertise in  the development of pipeline programs.   

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014  *  Where: UCSD SOM, Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) 141  *  Time: 6-8pm  *  RSVP: http://goo.gl/CTxm0e

 

ATTENTION!  ALL MEDICAL (MD & DO), DENTAL, NURSE PRACTITIONER, NURSE MIDWIFERY AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENTS! 

1.   The 2014 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. All completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to theApplication and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.  Eligibility is open to all students who are U.S. citizens or nationals and are enrolled in a fully accredited training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants at a U.S. accredited school.  Complete details here:  http://www.icontact-archive.com/3zmU6lsfSCHdDYZWRbrItHbm_l_SZ4Jk?w=4.

 

***Note from Adele:  Heading  to health professional school in the fall but not there yet, so not eligible for this scholarship?  Try to remember that it will be available to you next year at this same time! 

 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.   SACNAS Conference:  Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SACNAS APRIL 15TH—TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!  *  Conference:  October 16 - 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California  *  SACNAS website: www.sacnas.org.  *  National Conference website: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf  *  Travel Scholarships guidelines: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/travel-scholarships/instructions  *  * Student Presentation guidelines: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/student-postdoc-research-presentations/guidelines.

2.   Research Speed Dating!  The Office of Research Affairs is pleased to invite you to participate in an event aimed at matching qualified undergraduate students with research experiences in medicine, biological sciences, bioengineering and related fields. This event, Research Speed Dating (http://urp.ucsd.edu/_files/research_speed_dating_2014), will allow research mentors from UCSD and local companies/institutes to conduct brief interviews with 8-10 undergraduate students who are interested in unpaid or paid research internships. 
 
Research Speed Dating will be held Tuesday, April 22nd from 4:30-6:30 in the Price Center West Ballroom.  To Apply: 

1) Create a comprehensive profile on the Undergraduate Research Portal and 

2) Apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/research_speed_dating.

Space is limited. Participation will be confirmed based on whether or not your experience is appropriate for the positions being offered.  Contact urp@ucsd.edu with questions.

 

FOR PhD’s WHO WANT TO BECOME MEDICAL DOCTORS

1.  HEAL-X PhD to MD Program

The HEAL-X Program at the Tulane School of Medicine is an expedited 3 ½- year program for holders of PhDs in biomedical sciences who would like to pursue an MD degree. Each year, up to 15 qualified students are accepted into a small cohort. Using outcome-based learning objectives, students prepare materials outside of class, and then meet with faculty in interactive sessions that employ problem-based learning, team-based learning, and other interactive learning methods. Early clinical exposure is used throughout the first 18 months to emphasize and integrate the clinical application of basic science. Application deadline for the January 2015 class is July 31st. For more information visit our website www.tulanehealx.com or contact Mary Tigner-Rasanen at mtignerr@tulane.edu.

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BECOME DOCTORS 

1.   We are now accepting applications from international students for a January 2015 entry into The University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia, where they will spend all four years.  We are able to help students explore this MD degree, which, with its focus on a global medical education, a PBL curriculum, clinical instruction beginning in Year One, and state-of-the art medical research opportunities, will qualify them to become physicians with both distinguished training and global experience. 
 
A B average and MCATs of 8, 8, 8 taken in one testing sitting since January 2012 is the minimum requirement to be considered for entry.  Telephone appointments are available. Our function is to help students decide if this is a good option for them. 

Thea Volpe, Ph.D., Vice President, Enrollment Management
P: 
877.777.0155 X104
C: 
646.648.0213
tvolpe@mededpath.org

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PA’s)

1.   Danielle Di Silvestro, the Director of Applicant and Student Services at the Physician Assistant Education Association will be launching an eight-week series on all you need to know about the 2015 CASPA application cycle opening on April 16.  ***  You do not want to miss this series!   Each webinar will cover one specific topic in five minutes or less. The topics are listed below:

         The Application Cycle

         Understanding Application Deadlines

         Developing PA Programs

         Re-Applicants in CASPA

         Application Statuses

         Selecting Designations

         Payments and Fee Waivers

         Withdrawn or Undelivered Applications


Please see this blog post for more information: http://pafocus.org/2014/04/caspa-webinar-series-coming-soon/

 

2.   The Physician Assistant Education Association is hosting a virtual fair for students on April 22 & 23 (hours vary by participating program). Please see PA Focus, http://pafocus.org/ for more information and to register to attend the fair. Speak with admissions reps or to CASPA representatives.

3.  Sat. May 3  The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University invites you to attend our annual Open House,  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We welcome all interest levels seeking to learn more about the physician assistant profession and the School of Physician Assistant Studies!  Learn about how to apply and the admissions process from Allison Takeda, Assistant Director of Admissions.  Get to know the program’s faculty and current MBKU students.  Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbku-school-of-physician-assistant-studies-open-house-registration-10007319161  by April 23, 2014.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

1.   D.O. E-Newsletter:  a wonderful resource!  This issue includes these articles and more:: Medical Missions http://thedo.osteopathic.org/?p=168661  *  MSUCOM and UNTHSC/TCOM lead DO schools in U.S. News rankingshttp://thedo.osteopathic.org/?p=169011.  To subscribe contact: thedo@osteopathic.org 

2.  Current medical students want to help YOU! 

Thinking about applying to medical school soon? What if you could have the future successful version of yourself advise you right now about how to optimize your application?  While time machines haven’t been invented yet, Lean On, the new social admissions agency that connects you to successful medical students, can render your success a reality.

 

Lean On recruits successful and highly accomplished medical students from all across America to provide guidance and expertise to premeds just like yourself. Our advisors’ share decades worth of experience in a vast array of premed experiences and application processes. We like to believe that no two medical students are the same, so why should premeds be forced into a mold either? We pair you up with a student who mirrors your background in order to help make your unique application stand out against the rest.

 

Our advisors provide every service you could imagine; personal statement edits, personalized interviewing skills workshops, total application reviews, and even general

advising for premeds who aren’t applying yet. Quality advice from real medical students; it doesn’t get much better than that.

 

Most other consultants will charge you upwards of $200 for a single edit of your personal statement. We think that’s ludicrous. Why would you pay that much for a consultant who is 10 years out of medical school? Medicine is changing and so is its education and admissions.  We understand the application process is expensive, so we keep our prices low. Plus, we are current medical students, so we understand what medical schools are looking for now, not what they were looking for 10 years ago.

 

Make your life easier this upcoming application cycle. Stand out. Get in. Spend less.  Find out more at www.leanonadmit.com.

 

***Exclusively for HMP3 members:  YOUR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE TO SHARE!  Use this code during checkout to receive 15% off your entire order!  GOTRITONS14  (EXPIRES APRIL 17th, 2014)

 

 

3.  Offer of help from a UCSD Medical Student: After all the hard work you’ve put into preparing for medical/dental/pharmacy school, seal the deal with the last piece of the puzzle-- YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT

 The personal statement is a vital part of a complete application and arguably the most challenging. It’s your opportunity to set yourself apart from the sea of other applicants and earn an interview spot!  How I can help you:

My goal is to help you write the best personal statement possible. Get high quality personal statement help from an experienced graduating medical student.

Personal statement package: $95

One-hour initial organizational meeting* in person (if in San Diego) or via Facetime

2 subsequent draft revisions through email

Extra draft revisions for $15 each

*Initial meeting can be exchanged for an additional draft revision if desired

If you are interested in working with me or for more information, please contact me, Francesco Dandekar at francesco.dandekar@gmail.com

Thank you!

Credentials:

Francesco Dandekar is a 4th year medical student at UCSD. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from USC with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, and interviewed at top medical schools across the country such as UCLA, Vanderbilt, UCSD, Emory, and USC. He matriculated into UCSD as a Regent's Scholar, a merit scholarship granted to only 6 applicants of each incoming class, and ascended into the top echelon of his class. He received the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Excellence Award, and will continue his training at Stanford's Psychiatry Residency program. He is extremely versed in the application process, and has helped numerous students gain acceptance into medical and dental schools through personal statement review, course planning, and application logistics.

 

 

4.   Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

7:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m.  Registration Open

8:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m. High School and College Students/Parents and  Advisors; Registration and an Exciting Workshop you don’t want to miss!

12:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m. Recruitment Fair Open

Location:    Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, California

Who/Why: Open to all college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrators, and other interested individuals:

         Meet diversity affairs and admissions administrators from U.S. medical schools

         Listen to panel discussions on the pathways to become a physician

         Learn about Aspiring Docs and the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program - www.smdep.org

         Participate in hands-on medical and health activities and more

FREE Registration: NowOpen!  NEW LINK:  https://www.aamc.org/students/minorities/medical-career-fair/ 

 

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

1.  The 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open.  All completed applications must be submitted by May 22, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET to be considered for an award.  Please refer to the Application and Program Guidancefor all of the program requirements.  ***This is a competitive scholarship and it takes about 3 weeks to prepare your application!  Complete details at:  http://www.icontact-archive.com/3zmU6lsfSCHdDYZWRbrItAikMjegev0k?w=4.

 

FOR FUTURE MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

1.  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will host a free graduate school recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. This is a great opportunity for both prospective graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the exploding field of public health. The “This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from 29 CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location- the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Several interactive activities, such as a panel session and learning opportunities, are planned for this event. Refreshments will also be served. 

Though the event is free, attendees must pre-register by Friday, April 18: http://aspph.ennect.com/events/tiphfair2014 

What: “This Is Public Health” Recruitment Fair

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego

When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4-6PM

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy will once again host Pharmacy Information Day during winter and spring 2014. We invite you to join us for this informative program!   The date/location of the upcoming program is listed below. For more information and to register online, please go here.    

SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at UCSF Parnassus Campus - San Francisco.  
*Deadline to register: Monday, May 26th  

The role of pharmacists in health care is changing -- and the demand for pharmacy professionals continues to grow. Today's pharmacists, critical members of the health care team, serve as health promoters, disease prevention specialists, health maintenance and chronic disease managers and health information analysts. We hope you will consider attending Pharmacy Information Day to discover pharmacy as a career -- and learn about the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, the top-ranked pharmacy school in the nation. Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may be interested in attending pharmacy school.

 

2.  In view of the changing role of pharmacists in the health care system, below is some helpful advice for pre-pharmacy students that will prepare you for success in the pharmacy profession.

 

  1. Learn about a Variety of Practice Settings: Most students are familiar with community pharmacy, but what about hospital, ambulatory care, or consultant pharmacy? Encourage students to explore multiple practice settings through online research, shadowing, and informational interviews.

  2. Expect to Work with Patients: Pharmacy involves much more than dispensing medications.  Pharmacists engage in direct patient contact by giving immunizations, conducting health screenings, and other activities. Educate students about the full scope of functions performed by pharmacists.

  3. Look for Opportunities to Work in Teams: Many pharmacy programs incorporate team-based learning and interprofessional education into their curricula. With the rise of team-based care models, future pharmacists will benefit from excellent communication skills in group settings.  

 

Resources for Students:

Is Pharmacy for You? (AACP)

Pharmacy Career Information (AACP)

Full Preparation: The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Pharmacy (available online)

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.2014.msg.  Registration form:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.Registration.2014.msg.

3.  Wondering what all you can do as a pharmacist?  The role of pharmacists in the health care system is changing!  Check out all of these exciting options for future pharmacists like you!  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Role.of.Pharmacists.docx.

 

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  Registration is now open for the 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair which will be held on April 29-30, 2014.  This fair is free and open to all predental students.  Here is the flyer:  2014 Predental Student Virtual Fair flier and here is the registration site www.adea.org/predentalvirtualfair. This free, two-day event will allow students to chat live with admissions officers, watch presentations about financing their education and ADEA AADSAS, download helpful brochures and network with peers. 

 

FOR FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS

1.  Register Now to attend the FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on April 17, 2014
Save precious time and find out which Doctor of Optometry Program is best for you!

2. The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s (ASCO) Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus video is available from the ASCO website and newly launched YouTube channel.  The video promotes the Doctor of Optometry degree and the optometric profession. It shows students, professors and Doctors of Optometry talking about what students learn and what they can expect from the profession once they graduate, as well as demonstrates the caring aspects of the profession and the more high tech aspects of optometry.  “Doctors of optometry have unlimited career opportunities, great success at achieving work/life balance and are primary health care providers that make a real difference. We also have the privilege of having a positive impact on the ability of an individual to succeed and be happy in live by improving vision and eye health.

3.    University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp:  Session I, June 18-20, 2014 * Session II, July 16-18, 2014.  The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school.  The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.

Program specifics and the application are linked here:  http://optometry.berkeley.edu/opt_txtpp/admissions/admitoptocamp.html.  Cost: $125 program fee; limited amount of scholarships to waive program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need. Program Contact:  Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537hiwata@berkeley.edu  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Monday, May 6.

 

FOR FUTURE NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

1.  Have you registered for the Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair?  Admissions reps from all eight accredited naturopathic medical college campuses will be on hand to answer your questions.  Registration is open and free to all.  Take the next step in your journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor.  Learn more about AANMC-member schools. 

https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?utm_content=Link+486&utm_campaign=default&utm_source=Have+You+Registered+for+The+Virtual+Naturopathic+Medicine+College+Fair%3F&utm_medium=Email&fairId=f3974028-8826-409a-bdf7-a2cd01450ca5



INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.   Announcement by one of our former HMP3 Student Board members, Ajith Malige—currently attending medical school:  Want to spend one wonderful week in beautiful Honduras? Ever have the desire to provide medical care in an international setting while learning directly from a wide variety of health professionals? Then you're in luck!

 

A group of medical students and health professionals are traveling to Honduras this summer with Global Medical Brigades, an international volunteer organization with a mission of providing sustained health care relief to underserved communities throughout the world.

 

Note from Ajith:  I think this would be a great experience for college students to not only work in a medical immersion where they are taught basic medical practices and take clinical trips but also make bonds and connections with doctors and medical students. The trip will be from June 12th to June 18th, but the clinic is only for three of those days. I know that UCSD has their finals until June 13th, but we can arrange for them to come later if they want. I think this can be an invaluable experience for many students, not just pre-meds.  We are looking for passionate, driven pre-medical students to work alongside various health professionals in the clinic, and we'd love to have you join us! The trip itself will involve 3 clinical days, site visits to a local orphanage and plenty of time to enjoy, relax, and take in the scenery as well.

 

Here are some highlights from the brigade last summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnnmUe46o0Q.

 

For more information, questions, or if you're interested, please contact:  Ajith Malige, MD Candidate, MS1  ajith.malige@gmail.com



2.  Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.8 million patients living in poverty, including more than 80,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

 

HOPE ANNOUNCEMENTS

***HOPE stands for Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment, and is intended to help underrepresented minority and/or first-generation, and/or financially disadvantaged students.  It is also open to any student who is dedicated to providing health care for the underserved***

1.   SACNAS Conference:  Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SACNAS APRIL 15TH—TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!  *  Conference:  October 16 - 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California  *  SACNAS website: www.sacnas.org.  *  National Conference website: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf  *  Travel Scholarships guidelines: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/travel-scholarships/instructions  *  * Student Presentation guidelines: http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/student-postdoc-research-presentations/guidelines.

 

2.  UC San Diego School of Medicine presents our new Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series. Our series is intended to showcase research and scholarly work conducted by faculty from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine, as well as those by faculty working on issues of health disparities.  Join us for an evening with Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Associate Dean for the Graduate School, and for the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Bennett will discuss his path to biomedical sciences and share his expertise in  the development of pipeline programs.   

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014  *  Where: UCSD SOM, Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) 141  *  Time: 6-8pm  *  RSVP: http://goo.gl/CTxm0e

3.  April is National Minority Health Month.  It is an inclusive initiative that addresses the health needs of African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, American Indians and other underserved populations. Its goal is to strengthen the capacity of local communities to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in these populations through prevention, early detection and control of disease complications. You can read more about health care disparities in our Diversity Matters section. What does this mean for you, as someone considering a health care career? It means that you have the potential to help address this inequity in our health care system. Through almost any career you choose, you can help make our health care system better for everyone. Here are some possible careers to consider if you are interested in addressing disparities:

4.   Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

7:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m.  Registration Open

8:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m. High School and College Students/Parents and  Advisors; Registration and an Exciting Workshop you don’t want to miss!

12:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m. Recruitment Fair Open

Location:    Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, California

Who/Why: Open to all college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrators, and other interested individuals:

         Meet diversity affairs and admissions administrators from U.S. medical schools

         Listen to panel discussions on the pathways to become a physician

         Learn about Aspiring Docs and the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program - www.smdep.org

         Participate in hands-on medical and health activities and more

FREE Registration: NowOpen!  NEW LINK:  https://www.aamc.org/students/minorities/medical-career-fair/

 

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Adele Savage, M.A., HMP3 Coordinator

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

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Mailing address: 9500 Gilman Drive, 0311

La Jolla, CA 92093-0311

Phone: 858-534-7579  Fax: 858-534-8895

Email:  asavage@ucsd.edu  Website:  http://hmp3.ucsd.edu