HMP3 Weekly Email 4.28.14  (unsubscribe from this email at the bottom of the page)


1.     The deadline to turn in your completed HMP3 Review Course Scholarship application (which includes a copy of your transcript—an unofficial one from TritonLink is fine) is Monday, April 28 at 4:30 pm.  You will be notified on Friday, May 9 if you have been chosen.  Good luck!  Revised Application: 

2.     NEWLY UPDATED DATES/TIMES for Project Success Free Tutoring (sponsored by HMP3’s HOPE program)!  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 upcoming midterms!

Chem 140A: Mon 3-5p, Wed 12-2p, 3-5p, Tues and Thurs 9:40-12:20p, 2-5p, Fri 1-4p

Chem 140B: Mon 4-5p, Wed 12-2p, 4-5p, Tues and Thurs 9:40-12:20p, 2-5p, Fri 1-4p

Chem 140C: Mon 3-5p, Wed 12-2p & 3-5p, Tues and Thurs 9:40-12:20p, 2-5p,Friday 1-4pm

Human Physiology 1 (BIPN 100): Mon 11:30a-3p, 6-7p, Tues 11:30-3p, 5-7p, Wed 10-11a, 5-6p, Thurs 10-12p, 2-3p & 5-7p

Human Physiology 2 (BIPN 102): Tues: 5-6pm; Wed 10-11am; Thurs 10-12p

Genetics (BICD 100): Mon 6-7p, Tues 9:40a - 12:20p, 2-7p, Thurs 9:40a -12:20p, 2-7p

BILD 1: Mon 12:30-1:30pm, 3-4p Tues: 5-6pm; Wed 10-11am, 3-4p; Thurs 10-12p

BILD 2: Mon 12:30-1:30pm, 6-7pm Tues 2-3:20pm, 5-7p, Thurs 2-3p, 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 (BIBC 102): Fri 1-2p

Structural Biochem (BIBC 100): Fri 12:30p-1:30p

Cell Bio (BICD 110): Mon 6-7p, Tues 5-7p, Thursday 2-3p, 5-7p, Friday12:30p-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. 


3.     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, but EVERY OTHER POSITION IS FILLED BY INTERVIEW!  ***I am unable to attach the application here for some reason.  Please go to our website at to access it.  It should be available soon, if it isn’t there yet.***  Return it to Adele’s office by Friday, May 9 @4:00 pm.  Good luck!


4.     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, bring me cash or a check in the correct amount (during office hours) and I will gladly order them for you.




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!


6.     Adele’s office hours for WEEK 5:  Wed 1:00-4:00, Thurs 11:00-2:00, Fri 1:00-4:00

*Office location & website at the bottom of the page




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 ( 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:


Mon. April 28  Deadline to apply for HMP3 Review Course Scholarship! 4:30 pm in old Student Center B.  Put your application in the wire basket on the reception desk.  Good luck to you!  (details inHMP3 Highlights section above). 

Mon. April 28  Michigan State School of Medicine visit, sponsored by HMP3!  Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine (the MD granting college) Assistant Dean for Admissions and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Joel Maurer, M.D. wants to recruit you for his school!  Dr. Maurer states:  “Even though we are “out of state”, we do get quite a few applications from UCSD pre-med students, many of whom have career goals and backgrounds that are consistent with the mission of our medical school and who subsequently matriculate.” Presentation at 5:00 pm in the conference room next to Adele’s office in old Student Center B, on the corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane, directly across from the Mandeville coffee cart. ***You can come earlier to meet Dr. Maurer one-on-one, beginning at 4:00 pm***


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- 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:  What: “This Is Public Health” Recruitment Fair  *  Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego  *  When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4-6PM



Tues. April 29  UCSD Pre-Pharmacy Society - Loma Linda GBM, 6:30pm at the Thurgood Marshall Room in the Price Center.  The Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy admitted its first class in 2002 and aims to educate future pharmacists in the Seventh-day Adventist Christian setting. Come to this GBM to hear the representative elaborate on their curriculum, student life, and internship opportunities. WIth a NAPLEX pass rate of 95%, the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy proves to be capable of providing pharmacy students with the strong academic foundation they need! 

*Free snacks will be provided!*


Wed. April 30  HMP3 SEARCH Presents:   Public Health Forum!  Time:  7:00-8:30 pm, Location: Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center (behind Yogurt World)  Interested in a career in Public Health? Want to learn more about what Public Health is? Do you have a passion for both traveling and healthcare?  Or are you interested in healthy policy and law? Then Public Health might be for you!

Come out to our Public Health Forum hosted by HMP3 SEARCH. Learn about the growing field of public health and how to pursue it as a future career.

Aiden Varan, currently serving as an epidemiology fellow with the county of San Diego will share his travel experiences and describe his training on how he got to his current role.

Priya Bhat-Patel and Richard Armenta, both UCSD students, will share their experiences as well as tips/advice to succeed within the field.

This is an excellent opportunity to network and an event you definitely do not want to miss!

***Tons of delicious food from Bucca di Beppo will be provided***


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.


Thurs. May 1  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM):  GBM #2 featuring Dr. Ramin Farsad, M.D., 7:30 pm in the Red Shoe Room (in Sun God Lounge next to Shogun).  Dr. Farsad has a strong interest in holistic and consciousness medicine and practices integrative medicine by incorporating lifestyle changes, nutritional testing, and supplement augmentation, as well as counseling and oriental medicine into his treatments. Dr. Farsad also founded the Access Medical Centers in 2001 in Encinitas, CA and is the co-founder of Diagnamic, Inc., a clinical research organization. Don't miss this opportunity to talk to a doctor and understand how an MD uses IM in their practice! Refreshments will be provided.

Thurs. May 1  Pre-Dental Society presents:  GBM & Dr. Larry Garetto, MS, PhD, Former Dean of Student Affairs, Indiana University School of Dentistry.  Topics: Dr. Garetto is a professor at Indiana University and Past President of the American Society for Dental Ethics. His presentations are very thought provoking for all healthcare professionals. He discusses real life cases in many different areas. You can invite other healthcare students. TGIF will follow!  Where: PSB Rooms 2&3/6:30pm


Fri/Sat May 2/3  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Thousand Smiles Project.  Details: Thousand Smiles is a non-profit organization that travels 4 times/year to Ensenada, Mexico to provide medical and dental care for children afflicted with cleft lip and palette. Contact Peter Garcia at


Sat. May 3  Pre-Dental Society presents:  UCSD-PDS Honors Banquet. Details: A night to honor our student volunteers who were accepted into  dental, masters, or post-baccalaureate programs, our volunteer dental faculty, and community partners. This will be an exquisite evening hosted at the Star of the Sea, one of San Diego’s finest venues, overlooking San Diego Harbor. Please RSVP by 4/10/14 with Nicole Tasooji (  Where/When: Star of the Sea San Diego/6:30pm appetizers begin with dinner to follow


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 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!


Sun. May 4  Major Osteopathic Medicine Event (an HMP3 event in collaboration with Pre-SOMA).  

Event: Osteopathic Medicine Option 

When: Sunday, May 4th 6 pm to 8 pm in the Price Center Forum, 4th Floor

Curious about Osteopathic Medicine?  Come see demonstrations by current D.O. medical students, meet residents who are working with UCSD Health Sciences and who also happen to be DO’s, and talk with DO’s about their practices and specialties.  Get your questions answered about admissions and find out if D.O. school is for you!   




Mon.  May 5   Learn about Peace Corps’ Masters International Program, 2:00-3:30 in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  The Peace Corps Master's International program offers the unique opportunity to pair graduate studies at one of more than 80 U.S. academic institutions with Volunteer service abroad. Established in 1987, Master’s International equips Peace Corps Volunteers with the education and skills to serve successfully abroad—and, in turn, helps you earn your advanced degree.


Wed. May 7  Writing Your Personal Statement for Health Professional School, 10am – 11am in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Come to this session if you’re getting ready to apply to a health professional school. Learn about the purpose of the statement, the content to include and how to organize it. Learn the do’s and don’ts to be competitive and get started writing it!


Thurs. May 8  PPASO GBM #2: PAs Transforming Healthcare Presentation, 5:00 pm in the Price Center Earl Warren College Room.. Join us for an introductory presentation on the physician assistant profession, financial aid, and getting into the best PA program. We will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless after the meeting. Join our Facebook event here for more information!


Mon. May 12  Obtaining Letters of Reference, 3pm – 4pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Learn about how to obtain letters of recommendation/reference to enhance your graduate or professional school application.

 Mon. May 19     Major UCSD School of Medicine Event, featuring the Dean of Admissions Dr. Carolyn Kelly!  The admissions department at UCSD only gives this talk twice a year, and only at these events sponsored by HMP3.  You won’t hear this presentation anywhere else!  Don’t miss this great opportunity—lots of medical students will there to talk with you one-on-one, too!   

 Thurs. May 22  Health Professions Meet & Greet (an HMP3 event in collaboration with AED).  5:30-7:00 pm in Price Center West Ballroom.  Look for a list of the great health professionals who are coming to talk with you one-on-one in an upcoming HMP3 Weekly Email!  Come for good food and great opportunities to mingle with doctors and other health professionals!   


Sat. May 24  M.E.M.O. at UCSD is hosting an MCAT Practice Test event from 10am-3:30 pm in the FORUM ROOM IN PC EAST (4TH FLOOR).  Sign ups are $10 (includes food).  Everything will be provided for by Princeton Review.  After the exam, scores will be provided, as well as a strategy session by Princeton Review instructors, food and a chance to win prizes.  The person with the highest score gets 50% off an MCAT course!  Link to sign up:




1.   National Competitive Scholarships:  UCSD's National Competitive Scholarships program helps undergraduates and graduating college seniors win major national scholarships and fellowships.

Details of the scholarships:  


Special Rhodes Scholarship Workshop


May 7, 2014, 4pm

AEP Conference Room


***The next information session will be held on May 14, 2014, 4-5 p.m. at the AEP Conference Room in the old Student Center B.  RSVP:  Space is limited to the first 70 people to sign up.  Light snacks will be provided.


Prepare to apply:  The UCSD National Competitive Scholarship Committee holds student meetings twice a year to review available scholarships and help students become more competitive. To learn about potential scholarships, see the attached flyer or visit .


2.  Come join I-House Faculty Fellow Dr. Leslie Lewis Monday, April 28.  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 meetings are a series of conversations about engagement, connection, critical reflection, learning, and growth. 

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


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.



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.


3.  A wonderful health professions conference is coming up very quickly at Mount SAC in the L.A. area.  They have an amazing program with great speakers and lots of hands-on activities to inform, inspire, and motivate you.  You can register on-line at  FLYER: 





Kaplan Test Prep FREE Practice MCAT & DAT

Saturday, May 3rd @ 9am in the Kaplan Office-Price Center West

Get Started on Smarter Practice!  Take our free practice test and find out how you'd do right now. You'll get:  A detailed score report  *  Complete explanations to every question  *  Strategies for improvement.  *  Register here:

**Don't forget if anyone is interested in taking a Kaplan class between 5/15-6/30 you can save $150 if you enroll by April 30th!*

Kaplan MCAT Summer Intensive @ UCSD June 28-August 9

•  Summer is a great time to prepare for the MCAT because your schedule is moreflexible and you can focus all your energy on getting an incredible score.

•  At the program, students enjoy an immersive experience with fellow pre-meds who are determined to do well on the MCAT.

•  Our program has been carefully designed with our expert learning science team to ensure you receive the most comprehensive and efficient preparation.

•  We strategically plan 320+ hours of preparation over 6 weeks with a combination of lectures, small group recitations, workshops, private tutoring, practice exams and study halls.

•  We maintain a student teacher ratio of 8:1 at all our programs so we can deliver a highly customized experience for each and every student.

•  Only highly rated MCAT Faculty Members with a proven track record of success are invited to be a part of the program.

•  We stand behind our students with a Higher Score Guarantee. We will be by your side to offer guidance until you are completely satisfied with your MCAT performance.





1.   The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will be offering a fee reimbursement program to VMCAS 2015 applicants that qualify. The program will open with the Launch of the VMCAS application (June 5th, 2014) and submissions will start being processed on June 30th, 2014. We’ve created a website with more information (





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.  ***  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:


2.  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  by April 23, 2014.  We look forward to meeting you!  Note from Adele:  This school is located in Fullerton—not too far from Disneyland—definitely within driving distance! 





1.  Sun. May 4  Major Osteopathic Medicine Event (an HMP3 event in collaboration with Pre-SOMA).  Event: The Osteopathic Medicine Option 

When: Sunday, May 4th 6 pm to 8 pm in the Price Center Forum, 4th Floor

Curious about Osteopathic Medicine?  Come see demonstrations by current D.O. medical students, meet residents who are working with UCSD Health Sciences and who also happen to be DO’s, and talk with DO’s about their practices and specialties.  Get your questions answered about admissions and find out if D.O. school is for you!   



2.  ATTENTION:  FIRST & SECOND YEARS!  An exciting message from one of our great Project Success tutors:  My name is Sam and I'm part of the HOPE tutoring. I came across this program from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that I think would be really beneficial for the 1st and 2nd years to know about. 

It's called FlexMed. It allows for college 2nd years (and 2nd years only) to apply to Mount Sinai medical school without the need to take the MCAT or other traditional med school prereqs.  Link to program:  I think it would be awesome to get the word out because this isn't a program that well known. I certainly wish someone would've told me about this before I graduated college.”

3.  MCAT2015® Q-UPP Webinar on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.  This webinar is part of the ongoing outreach and communication efforts by the MCAT Team. We hope to answer questions you may have about the MCAT2015 exam, as well as provide progress reports on a number of key milestones in the preparation and planning for the new exam, that will begin in Spring 2015. Click here to register now!  Not able to attend? This Webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available on the website.  Questions? Please contact Rebecca Rice


4.  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

Thank you!


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.




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 Guidance for all of the program requirements.  ***This is a competitive scholarship and it takes about 3 weeks to prepare your application!  Complete details at:





1.  Wed. April 30  HMP3 SEARCH presents the annual Public Health Symposium, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Student Services Center Multipurpose Roomk, behind Yogurt World.  Come for the speakers—stay for the food!  Lots and lots of delicious food! 


Interested in a career in Public Health? Want to learn more about what Public Health is? Do you have a passion for both traveling and healthcare?


Or are you interested in healthy policy and law? Then Public Health might be for you!


Come out to our Public Health Forum hosted by HMP3 SEARCH. Learn about the growing field of public health and how to pursue it as a future career.


Aiden Varan, currently serving as an epidemiology fellow with the county of San Diego, and Dr. Nancy Binkin, who has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and has worked in more than 30 countries, will share their travel experiences and describe their training on how they got to their current roles.


Priya Bhat-Patel and Richard Armenta, both UCSD students, will share their experiences as well as tips/advice to succeed within the field.


This is an excellent opportunity to network and an event you definitely do not want to miss!


***Food from Bucca di Beppo will be provided***





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.    

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.





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 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.  





1. 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 launchedYouTube 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.

2.    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:  Cost: $125 program fee; limited amount of scholarships to waive program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.  Program Contact:  Heather Iwata,  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Monday, May 6.





3.  A note from one of our great HMP3 alumni:  Hello Adele, could you add the following announcement to the next HMP3 newsletter? Community Hope Project was definitely one of my most formative experiences at UCSD (and I’m sure it was a large part of the reason I was accepted into med school). Students of all ambitions I am sure will benefit from the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Leslie Lewis on this ambitious project:   Community Hope Project at UCSD is accepting applications for new interns! 

In the past 3 years since its founding by Dr. Leslie Lewis, the Community Hope Project has netted over $80,000 in grants and fundraising to support the creation of a microloan program, community garden, water filter initiative and a solar-powered community center and school. If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior and are looking to become part of an organization that works towards promoting greater equality, education & opportunity around the world, then we encourage you to become part of our organization. The following positions are open:

* Finance Officer * Public Relations Officer * Grant Writer * Fundraising Chair * College Mentor for Youth Ambassador Program *
The requirements for all CHP interns as well as position-specific requirements are outlined on pages 2 and 3 of the application packet. Please submit all applications and direct any questions you may have to Anelah McGinness ( Finally, the applications are due Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by 6pm.  Applications can be found on our homepage:

*Note: This position is part of a new, ambitious program and has multiple openings. Officers may be College Mentors in addition to holding another position within the program.





1.  International Service Learning:  Serving the global community, one adventure at a time!  

Students:  Join ISL in June!  

June 14-27: Nursing in Costa Rica

June 14-27: Global Health in Peru 

June 15-26: Global Health in Tanzania

June 15-28: Global Health in Colombia

June 21-30: Dental in Panama

June 28-July: Physical Therapy in Costa Rica 

Our Mission:  To support cultural awareness, service-based learning, and sustainable development projects through experiential and responsible volunteer travel programs that inspire lives of local and global service. 

For more information contact us at or (816) 767-0481, or visit our website,


2.   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:  For more information, questions, or if you're interested, please contact:  Ajith Malige, MD Candidate, MS1





***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.  HENAAC Scholarship – Application DeadlineAPRIL 30, 2014

Applications are currently being accepted from qualified graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students for the 2014-15 HENAAC Scholarship Program.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be enrolled or intend to enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the U.S.; pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math field of study; and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership and service in the Hispanic community.  Citizenship status: varies.  Scholarships range from $500 - $10,000.  Scholarship recipients will be provided travel, hotel and registration to attend the 2014 HENAAC Conference in New Orleans, from October 2-4, 2014. For more information, please visit or contact Dr. Gary Cruz


2.  Are you an AB540 student?  If so, you can go to Jon Carlos Senour for legal and other resources.  He is a member of the Student Affairs Diversity Working Group.   Jon Carlos Senour, Director, Student Legal Services, 534-4374.


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:


At the end of this week, the quarter will already be half over—can you believe it?  So many great activities—so little time…  Hope to see you at some of them!  Yours~  Adele


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Adele Savage, M.A., HMP3 Coordinator

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program 


Location:  Student Center B, room 209

Corner of Gilman Drive & Mandeville Lane

Mailing address: 9500 Gilman Drive, 0311

La Jolla, CA 92093-0311

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