HMP3 Weekly Email 4.6.14  (unsubscribe from this email at the bottom of the page)

Spring is here, and full of so many exciting opportunities—with many more to come!  Hope to see you at the ones that fit you~  Adele

 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:  

1.     Look for a mid-week blast next week about our Spring Review Course Scholarship for 50% off a Kaplan or Princeton Review prep course!  Also, an announcement about our annual mixer for anyone who thinks they’d like to apply for the HMP3 Student Board for next year!

2.     Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions are starting up again, and we are in need of tutors for individuals/small groups!  Did you do well in a science course, especially a prerequisite course for the medical field?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application! Come to the orientation on April 11th from 1-1:50pm to learn more!  Location:  AEP Conference Room in old Student Center B second floor, next to Adele’s office—directly across from the Mandeville coffee cart.  ***Get your free HMP3 t-shirt at this meeting, to thank you for volunteering!

3.     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.

 

4.     SPRING QUARTER COMING ATTRACTIONS FROM HMP3!

 

Fri. April 11       Project Hope Tutor Orientation

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 (date change!)

Mon. May 12     Major UCSD School of Medicine Event (tentative date change)

Sun. May 4       Major Osteopathic Medicine Event (tentative date)

Thurs. May 22   Health Professions Meet & Greet

 

***and even more!  Watch this space!

 

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

*Office location & website at the bottom of the page.

 

CALENDAR

Tues. April 8  Did you know the MCAT is changing in the spring of 2015? Are you still deciding which test to take? Don't be nervous. Let Kaplan answer all of these questions and how we will prepare you for any path you decide!  THE MCAT IS CHANGING:  FREE 2015 Seminar, 6:00 pm in the Kaplan Office-Price Center West.  *Space is limited. Please register now!  http://bit.ly/MCAT2015UCSD

 

Tues. April 8 Alpha Episilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) Spring Quarter GBM#1, 6:30pm in Liebow Auditorium (Biomedical Sciences Building). We will be having an Optometry/Opthalmology Panel there to share their experiences and answer your questions! Like our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

Tues. April 8  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #1 featuring Dr. Joseph Watson, D.O. at 7:30 pm in the Red Shoe Room (in Sun God Lounge next to Shogun)
We have invited Dr. Joseph Watson, who is an Osteopathic Doctor, to come speak to us at our first GBM. Dr. Watson's work emphasizes building a more transparent and personalized health care system. With his extensive experience in family and preventive medicine from practices around the U.S., he seeks to address this via collaboration with 60 like-minded physicians to provide optimized services through an Emergency Department equipped with a Specialized Whole Systems pharmacy, gym, spa, and an organic food restaurant. Dr. Watson also has his own private clinic, specializing in Sports Medicine and emphasizes on a professional, holistic approach for treatments and to wellness. This is a rare chance to talk with a D.O. and ask questions about what a D.O. does and how their practice differs from that of an M.D. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Also, we will be having Rubio's at our GBM.

 

Wed. April 9  STUDENT RUSH TICKETS ONLY $10!!!  This inspiring and challenging evening will provide an opportunity to hear from Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, a global health organization dedicated to providing first-world health care to under-attended people around the world. In addition to an address by Farmer, there will also be an interview conducted by Dr. Dean Nelson, founder of Point Loma Nazarene's University's  Journalism Department and the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Paul.Farmer.jpg.

 

 

Thurs. April 10  Pharmacy School: What Applicants for 2015 Admission Need to Know2:00pm – 3:15pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. If you want to apply this summer to enter pharmacy 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.

Fri. April 11  Tutor Orientation for HMP3/HOPE’s Project Success!  1:00-1:50 in the AEP Conference Room in old Student Center B, second floor next to Adele’s office—directly across from the Mandeville coffee cart.  Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions are starting up again, and we are in need of tutors for individuals/small groups!  Did you do well in a science course, especially a prerequisite course for the medical field?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application!  ***Get your free HMP3 t-shirt at this meeting, to thank you for volunteering!

 

Sun. April 13  UCSD School of Pharmacy Phun Run!  Phun Run is a 5K run and a primary fund raiser for the UCSD-run free clinic. UCSD free clinic is a joint project between UCSD School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy. The clinic not only provides accessible healthcare for the underserved population of San Diego, it also serves as a valuable learning place for future health professionals. Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.2014.msg.  Registration form: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.Registration.2014.msg.

 

SAVE THE DATE

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.

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.

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.

 

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. Dr. Georgia Sadler's public health lab is 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.  Our weekly meetings are on Wednesday nights, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, rm 3106 of the Cancer Center. You can also contact me if you have questions: john.tat2003@gmail.com or (858) 784-7435. Thank you!  John Tat, Doctoral Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology  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. 

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 more HERE.

3.  Have you heard of the fantastic book that every future health professional should read:  “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”?  Well, you can listen to a book chat with the author athttp://www.bowdointalks.net/online-book-talk-with-author-anne-fadiman/.  Anne is a fantastic, articulate, and interesting speaker.

4.  Could Occupational Therapy be the career for you?  Check out these resources to explore this dynamic, growing, very caring field:  April is National Occupational Therapy MonthOccupational therapists,occupational therapy assistants and occupational therapy aides help people resume their everyday activities, from driving a car and cooking a meal to participating in sports and school. It’s a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them stay healthy and prevent—or live better with—illness, injury or disability. It could be just the right career for you.

5.  CVS Pharmacy is now offering “Minute Clinics”—health care visits with Nurse Practitioners and PA’s, offering a wide variety of services.  Another new way of practicing for these extremely valuable health care professionals!  Check it out at http://www.minuteclinic.com/services/.

6.  St. George's University rewards students for their academic achievements. Hundreds of entering students each year have received Legacy of Excellence (LOE) Scholarships, which can amount up to one-third of tuition for their MD degree. TheChancellor’s Circle of the Legacy of Excellence (CCLOE) Scholarship is automatic and guarantees one-third of tuition for all four years to the first 50 accepted students with a 3.7 cumulative GPA, 3.5 science GPA, and 29 on the MCAT.  You could be one of these scholars.  Call Thomas Day, Assistant Director of Admission, US Western Region 1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 9 1297, tday@sgu.edu, sgu.edu/md

 

AWESOME SUMMER PROGRAMS!

1.   University of Colorado School of Medicine Undergraduate Courses in Emergency and Wilderness Medicine:  For undergraduate college students (and recent grads) the University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering an exciting new hands-on opportunity to explore the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine.  This two week program begins in Denver and concludes at a camp and backcountry in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  Flyer with details:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Premed.Emergency.and.Wilderness.Medicine.docx  Financial Aid Application:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Premed.Emergency.and.Wilderness.Medicine.docx.

 

2.   For future nurses and other pre-health professionals:  Many students want to shadow abroad, but how many opportunities let them shadow in the public hospital system in Europe? Our students do 25 quality shadowing hours per week--which is enabled by hospitals that see our impact in the community (chiefly through having our students teach English locally). The Atlantis Project is now offering 2-week summer sessions (in addition to the 5- and 10-week ones that you're used to) to bring pre-health and nursing undergraduates to the Canary Islands (Spain) and the Azores Islands (Portugal). Atlantis Fellows shadow in public hospitals, improve language skills, explore the islands, and teach English on the side--all of this in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

 

Check out the program at Atlantis-Project.org, hear what past alumni are saying about their experience (here), and read about the Atlantis Project's commitment to the AAMC guidelines for pre-health experiences abroad (here).  We have recently re-opened applications on a rolling basis until the first half of April (when we stop accepting applications we'll announce it on our homepage).

 

 

POST-BAC & GAP YEAR PROGRAMS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR 2014

1.   Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has a flexible post-bac (1 or 2 years) to meet your individual needs.  This is a historic school, founded by Thomas Jefferson himself!  Read more at http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Jefferson.Graduate.School.of.Biomedical.Sciences.postbac.docx

2.  Columbia University one-year Master’s in Nutrition  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Columbia.University.Nutrition.MS.docx.

3.  Georgetown has an 11-month Master’s in Physiology concentrating on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Georgetown.CAM.Masters.docx.

4.  Tulane School of Medicine has a one year post-baccalaureate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Pharmacology, designed for those interested in improving their credentials to gain admission to a medical or dental school.  Students in our MS program take the School of Medicine's Medical Pharmacology course along with 2nd year medical students.   Feel free to visit the website at pharmacology.tulane.edu.  Brochure:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Tulane.School.of.Medicine.MS.Pharmacology.msg.

5.  Lincoln Memorial University:  A small private university, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and listed for two consecutive years in US News and World Report as one of the top ten "Up and Coming Universities."  * A Master of Science degree program that consistently has 75% placement rate of students into medical school.An osteopathic medical school on-campus. *  Our Master of Science (MS) program has four concentrations:

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6.  Syracuse University Forensic Science Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Program—how cool is that? 

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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.   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.

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 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.  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.

 

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2.  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.

 

 

3.   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/ 

 

4.  The Medical School for International Health (affiliated with Columbia University and housed in Israel) graduates had a near-perfect, 97% residency match rate this year!  Read more about this wonderful program (ave. GPA 3.49, ave. MCAT 31) here:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Medical.School.for.International Health.docx.  CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR ENTRY INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL THIS JULY 2014!  Note from Adele:  This is an exciting opportunity for those who didn’t get into medical school this year, but would like to go straight in, instead of waiting another year to reapply! 

  

 

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 Days during winter and spring 2014. We invite you to join us for this informative program!   The dates/locations of the upcoming programs are listed below. For more information and to register online, please go here.    

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. 
*Deadline to register: Monday, April 7th

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.  Sun. April 13  UCSD School of Pharmacy Phun Run!  Phun Run is a 5K run and a primary fund raiser for the UCSD-run free clinic. UCSD free clinic is a joint project between UCSD School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy. The clinic not only provides accessible healthcare for the underserved population of San Diego, it also serves as a valuable learning place for future health professionals. Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.2014.msg.  Registration form: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Phun.Run.Registration.2014.msg.

3.  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.

4.  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.

 

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  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.  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:

2.   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/

 

 

3.   The Illinois College of Optometry will host the 7th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.

 Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

 Program Dates: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2014

 Application Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014

 Notification: Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, May 9, 2014

 For eligibility and application information, visit http://www.ico.edu/admissions/events-for-prospective-students/focus-on-your-future/. Please feel free to contact me if you and/or your students have any questions.

 

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