HMP3 Weekly Email 5.11.14  (unsubscribe from this email at the bottom of the page)

This week my office hours will be very limited, due to lots of meetings and Sun God.  Then next week’s email will be a DOUBLE WEEKLY EMAIL because I will be gone to New York for my daughter’s graduation.  So please send me any and all announcements for WEEK 8 AND WEEK 9 BY THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!  Lots of excitement these last 3 weeks, so read on! 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:  

1.    HMP3 SERVICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ON WEDNESDAY:  The San Diego Food Bank aims to eradicate hunger and its negative impact on the quality of life in the community. These efforts are made possible by volunteers like you! HMP3 Service will be volunteering at the food bank this Wednesday, May 14th from 1pm to 4pm. We're looking for 6 volunteers to join us. If you're interested, please email us at HMP3Service@gmail.com with your name and phone number! Rides will be provided. 

2.     UCSD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT ONLY OFFERS THIS OPPORTUNITY TWICE A YEAR!  Next Monday, May 19 the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Carolyn Kelly will come to talk about getting into UCSD SOM.  Med students will talk about their journey to UCSD SOM and their experience in med school.  HMP3 SPONSORS THIS PROGRAM TWICE A YEAR, AND THESE ARE THE ONLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE UCSD SOM!    You won’t want to miss this chance to learn exactly what they’re looking for. 6:00-8:00 pm in Leichtag lecture hall and lobby. (Leichtag is the first building on your left as you cross over Gilman to the med school side, on Library Walk).    

Note from Adele:  HMP3 offers this program as a favor to the School of Medicine Office of Admissions to keep them from being overwhelmed by requests to speak to student groups.  The program is offered in Fall and Spring quarters only!

3.     HEALTH PROFESSIONS MEET & GREET (an HMP3 event in collaboration with AED).  5:30-7:00 pm in Price Center West Ballroom.  Look at the great health professionals who are coming to talk with you one-on-one! Some will also be giving presentations: 

Neurosurgery * Anesthesiology * Family & Preventive Medicine * Burn Surgery * Urgent Care * Internal Medicine * Palliative Care * Radiology * Nephrology * Child & Adolescent Psychiatry * Oral Surgery * General & Family Dentistry * Clinical Investigation * Pharmacy * Associate Dean of UCSD School of Pharmacy

Note from Adele:  Come for good food and great opportunities to mingle with doctors and other health professionals! Being able to talk with professionals is an important skill to work on, and this event is a great place to start.  They’re only coming because they care about you and want to help you succeed!   

 

4.     HMP3 HOPE MEETING WITH DR. RICHARD BUTCHER, Dr. Butcher has his own clinic in Southeast San Diego, working with an underserved, mostly African-American population.  He sees firsthand all the issues of health care disparities and will tell you how he tackles them in his practice.  This opportunity to speak with Dr. Butcher is a must for anyone who has a concern for the underserved and hopes to make a difference in health care in the future.  Tuesday, May 27, time TBA in the evening, in the Leichtag Building (first building on your left as you cross over Gilman to the med school side, on Library Walk). 

 

5.     PREPARE TO ACE YOUR FINALS with 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 2-3p & 5-7p

 

Human Physiology 2 (BIPN 102): Tues: 5-6pm; Wed 10-11am; Thurs 5-7p

 

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. 

 

5.     SPRING QUARTER COMING ATTRACTIONS FROM HMP3!

          Wed. May 14     San Diego Food Bank Service Opportunity

Mon. May 19     Major UCSD School of Medicine Event

Tues. May 20    Blood Drive

Thurs. May 22   Health Professions Meet & Greet

Tues. May 27    HOPE meeting with Dr. Butcher

Tues. May 27    Peer Mentor Program Study Jam

Thurs. May 29   Blood Drive

Tues. June 3     Peer Mentor Program Banquet

 

***and even more!  Watch this space!

 

6.     Adele’s office hours for WEEK 7:  Tues. 11-2, Wed. 1-4.   

*Office location & website at the bottom of the page

 

CALENDAR 

 

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 12  Flying Sams Concert w/ Andrew Garcia!  Flying Sams is very excited to host its very first Benefit Concert! All donations collected at the event will go to our FREE CLINIC and ORPHANAGE in Ensenada, Mexico. Come join us for a night of free entertainment with boba drinks and good company! A variety of talented artists will be performing throughout the night including our headliner Andrew Garcia!

Doors open @ 6:30pm

Show starts @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

At PC Theater

 

Tues. May 13  Flying Sams Banquet, 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center.  See Announcement #3 below for details.  All are invited!!!

 

Wed. May 14  HMP3 Service Opportunity:  San Diego Food Bank!  The San Diego Food Bank aims to eradicate hunger and its negative impact on the quality of life in the community. These efforts are made possible by volunteers like you! HMP3 Service will be volunteering at the food from 1pm to 4pm. We're looking for 6 volunteers to join us. If you're interested, please email us at HMP3Service@gmail.com with your name and phone number! Rides will be provided. 

Wed. May 14  IICAS - The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies presents: 

"High and Low Tech Solutions that Improve Health and Combat Climate Change in South Asia",

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building (ERC), Room 115. 

Register at: http://iicas.ucsd.edu/lecture-series/registration.html.  More info:

http://iicas.ucsd.edu/lecture-series/south-asia-studies.html.  Event questions:  iicas-events@ucsd.edu

http://iicas.ucsd.edu

 

Thurs. May 15  PUSH Princeton Review Test Prep Silent Auction.  The Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health will be having a Silent Auction for Princeton Review Test Prep starting on Thursday, May 15!  The starting bid is $1150 and buyout price is $1850 (up to $1149 worth of savings!).  If you are interested, all you have to do is send an email to push.ucsd@gmail.com, stating your name, and the amount you are bidding.  Bids must be made in increments of $5. Princeton Review is the nation's test prep leader, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best!

Thurs. May 15  ATTENTION:  Pre-med, pre-pharm, pre-health students/organizations at UCSD!  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Scott Peters, the Congressman for California’s 52nd District, which includes most of northern San Diego. He comes from an extensive background of civic leadership. Not only did he practice environmental law for fifteen years, he also served as San Diego’s first City Council President and sat on the board of San Diego Economic Development Corporation, CleanTECH San Diego, and UCSD Chancellor’s Community Advisory. He will be discussing how he got into politics and also what is going on in Washington in terms of polices that effect education, student debt, and healthcare. After his speech, we will be serving food and drinks and giving students the opportunity to mingle and talk to Scott Peters personally.  Where/When: Pharmacy School Building Rooms 2&3/ 7:15 pm.

Thurs. May 15th – Sat. May 17th California Dental Association Convention 2014 Anaheim

Details: This annual convention hosts hundreds of exhibitors, and many interesting lectures in which products and technology are discussed. Students can attend classes. We have an exhibit table to promote our projects, try to get volunteers and donations. Great opportunity to meet dental school officials, alumni, and get cool stuff. Contact Philip Yoong at ucsdpds.specialevents@gmail.com.

Where/When: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Th 9:30am-5:30pm, Fri. 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat. 9:30am-4:30pm

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

           

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!   

 

Wed. May 21  Biomedical Ethics Seminar, David Weingarten, MD,  neurosurgeon, will discussion ethical and legal issues related to the administration of informed consent in academic medical centers, particularly in the hands of often inexperienced trainees. "Surgical Consent: Pitfalls in Academic Medical Centers".  4:30-6:30 pm in Medical Teaching Facility (MTF) 175 on the UCSD School of Medicine campus.  Light refreshments.  Open to the UCSD community and all interested others. Contact: mdevereaux@ucsd.edu

 

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:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TXp8UQPlbHeYG_En9e3IeqxNvthlWibBPLfFMzHA_yA/viewform.

 

Tues. May 27  HOPE meeting with Dr. Richard Butcher, time TBA in the evening, in the Leichtag Building (first building on your left as you cross over Gilman to the med school side, on Library Walk).  Dr. Butcher has his own clinic in Southeast San Diego, working with an underserved, mostly African-American population.  He sees firsthand all the issues of health care disparities and will tell you how he tackles them in his practice.  This opportunity to speak with Dr. Butcher is a must for anyone who has a concern for the underserved and hopes to make a difference in health care in the future!

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

1.   Flying Samaritans public health committee is now accepting applications for the academic year of 2014-2015!

 

The committee participates in the monthly student-run free clinics in Ensenada, Mexico to work with  the community to determine areas of need in health education. If you have a passion for public health and are interested in interacting directly with patients we highly encourage you to apply!

Requirements:

Conversational Spanish is Required.

Must be willing to commit your time to the committee, our meetings, clinic trips and our patients.

Must meet with the committee on a regular basis to prepare for the clinic trips

Must be able to attend at least 2 clinic trips per quarter

This position really allows free reign in how the presentations go- all is done for the benefit of our patients!

Application Deadline is   Week 7, May 15th, 2014.  Please e-mail j5ochoa@ucsd.edu for any questions. Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ciQpmAI9Fs1lxkUIudKflK4cIR4VDt2-66oFTOf55x0/viewform

 

***If you're interested in meeting the current committee you are also more than welcome to come see us at the Flying Samaritans Benefit Banquet on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 7pm in the UCSD Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center featuring guest speakers in public health! ~https://www.facebook.com/events/1431300567119818/~

 

2.   Flying Sams Banquet Is HERE!!!

The UCSD Flying Samaritans would like to cordially invite you to our Spring Banquet on Issues in Public Health: effective aid and cardiovascular disease trends in developing countries.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dr. Kate Murray, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine:

How to design effective public health programs in underserved communities

 

Dr. Michael Criqui, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor and Chief of Preventive Medicine:

Comparing trends of cardiovascular disease in developed and developing countries

 

INFO

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Please save the date, May 13th, 2014 @ 7pm. The event will be hosted at the UCSD Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center.

 

But wait-that's not all! We are auctioning an in-person MCAT Course!!! This is your last chance to bid on discounted Princeton Review in-person ultimate MCAT course.

 

Food: Punjabi Tandor and Brick & Bell scones.

3.   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:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/National.Competitive.Scholarships.detail.pdf.  

***The next information session will be held on Wed. May 14, 2014, 4-5 p.m. at the AEP Conference Room in the old Student Center B.  RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/NCS051414.  Space is limited to the first 70 people to sign up.  Light snacks will be provided.

4.  SUMMER PROJECT IN NICARAGUA--Join the launch of Project Nica!  The goal is to remodel a school of elementary, middle and high school students by bringing SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (installing solar panels, water pump system), building a kitchen, garden, health care, and recreational activities.  TRAVEL WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE /  BRING INTERDISCIPLINARY IDEAS, LOVE & ENERGY!

Can’t make the trip this summer? No problem because you can still help! You can aid in designing and leading in one of the many “Mini Projects” whether you are Health Care, Engineering, Arts & HumanitiesSocial Sciences, Business, or the Sciences!

You will also get one on one career advising specifically on how to make this experience applicable to any student’s career/resume, no matter what major, from an experienced student career advisor.

 

Check out our Facebook Group:  Project Nica for more details.  Contact:  lmelkoni@ucsd.edu.      

5.  KAPLAN IS HIRING!  Kaplan, the world leader in test preparation, is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and well-connected college students to work part-time promoting Kaplan campaigns and events, as well as on-campus and online test prep course.  Benefits:  Competitive hourly pay rate * Enhance leadership, sales, and marketing skills * Build resume with a world-leading education company * Earn a free Kaplan test prep course (up to a $2,099 value) * Help students (and yourself) achieve educational and career goals.  Interested? See more details and apply on Port Triton! ID # 784304.

 

 

A UCSD/HMP3 ALUM WANTS TO GIVE BACK

 

1.  My name is Sahand Banisadr and I graduated in 2009. After graduation from UCSD, I took some times off pursuing my hobbies in art, then moved to Toledo, OH and got my masters in Medical Sciences at University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Sciences (UTCOM), and now I'm finishing my first year of medical school at the same university. 

Dear Adele, I'm sorry for such a lengthy email. I thought to write you because I recently found my notes from one those events at HMP3 where alumni who got into med school would guide fellow premeds and I remembered how helpful they were.  Therefore, I wanted to lend out my hand and offer my help to anyone who needs it (even more so to those who are non-traditional applicants, because that's what I was and my experiences might help them more). I'm not trying to promote any program or even suggest that where I am today is where others would like to be, but maybe hearing about the path that I took could help a few that are lost. So please feel free to share my story with anyone whom you think it might help.

To start, let me tell you a little about my history so you can direct others who might be struggling like I did. 

I was born and raised in Iran and came to US in 2003, learned the language and started college in Miramar, then Palomar College and transferred to UCSD. I was naive in college and enjoyed life a little too much, so I ended up with a GPA of 3.45 from Palomar College. However, reality hit me hard in my last semester at Palomar and I straightened up at UCSD (and got a GPA of 3.98 for my years at UCSD). I made a mistake of not doing the combined MS/BS program and finished my education at UCSD with a BS in General Biology and combined college & undergraduate GPA of 3.79 (science GPA of 3.82). I took MCAT twice, getting a very bad score the first time (due to being over confident and not studying enough) and 30 (11-11-8) the second time (after struggling for almost a year trying to improve my verbal score to no avail). I applied to many schools, got many secondaries but did not get any interviews. During that year, I took many art classes and spent most of my free time pursuing my passion in art (which was a great experience and helped keep my mind off of all of those rejection letters). During my second round of application (the next year), I heard about these "Special Masters Programs" in which you take some of the medical courses (with the first year medical students) and prove to yourself and the prospective medical schools that you as a prospective student have the capacity to compete with the medical students they chose.  Some examples are Georgetown, EVMS, University of Cincinnati, UTCOM, etc. 

I believe you know about these programs but I don't think many of UCSD students do. Anyways, I got accepted to Georgetown, East Virginia Medical School and UTCOM. I chose UTCOM because of 5 main reasons; first, you receive your masters in one year. Second, it increases your chance of getting into a medical school by many folds. Third, you can become an Ohio resident and pay in state tuition after that one year. Fourth, you take 2/3 of the first year medical courses in that year and don't have to repeat it again, so there is time to do research or whatever else you please during those free times you will have in your first year of medical school. Finally, having an MS as a title after your name will be very helpful when applying for residencies.

Making the decision to uproot myself from my comfortable home and move to Ohio and pay close to 60K$ wasn't easy. However, I can tell you that going through this program was the wisest decision I made since I moved to US. 

Let me repeat myself and emphasize that I am not saying that this path is for everyone (because there are many downsides/hardships that I will get into shortly) but I think it is a path that not many UCSD students know about.  

 Note from Adele:  If you would like to see the rest of Sahand’s advice and learn more about his school, write to me and I will send you his contact information!

 

WORRIED ABOUT PAYING BACK YOUR LOANS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL?

 

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 the Application 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. 

Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipendFor each year of financial support, an NHSC Scholarship recipient serves one year at an NHSC-approved site in one of many high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities. The Program requires one year of service for each year of support with a minimum of two years of service and a maximum of four years of support and service.

View a member story video featuring Firoza Faruqui, DOa pediatrician and NHSC Scholar serving in Portsmouth, VA and see how this provider is impacting her patients and community.

Note from Adele:  Not in professional school yet?  Remember this for when you are! 

 

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

 

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 (http://aavmc.org/feereimbursement.aspx).

 

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PA’s)

 

1.   The first CASPA deadline is June 15, 2014. Please view the participating program list and deadlines here:https://portal.caspaonline.org/caspaHelpPages/participating-programs/.

 

Here is the Applicant Handbook:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/CASPA.14-15.Applicant.Handbook.pdf

 

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

 

1.   Didn’t get in this year?  The Technion American Medical School reminds advisors and seniors that applications are still being accepted until May 31, 2014 for the class matriculating in September 2014.

  

The Technion American Medical School is a world-renowned program located in Haifa, Israel that includes:

•           2 Nobel Laureates

•           The 4 year curriculum is the same as American medical schools; all instruction and texts are in English and every course includes problem based learning

•           The medical school includes 8 hospitals and clinics in Northern Israel for the required clinical rotations

•           Our partnership agreements enable our 4th year students to spend up to 12 weeks in clinical electives at leading US hospitals

•           The class is limited to 32 students and the tuition is $29,750 per year

•           All students complete a research study and an MD/PhD program is available

•           Graduates are accepted into leading residencies in the US and Canada  

 

The most detailed information is available on our website, which also includes the application and the results of last year's outstanding match. http://teams.technion.ac.il/

Watch a video of our students discussing their experiences at Technion:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb7Hm3EtdV4&feature=player_embedded.

 

Please contact me at our US office for further information or to answer your questions.

Paul Alexander, MD

Assistant Director for Admissions

Technion American Medical School

Phone: 1-800-573-3880

email: IntMed@technion.ac.il

Website: http://teams.technion.ac.il

 

 

 

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 schoolwithout the need to take the MCAT or other traditional med school prereqs.  Link to program: http://icahn.mssm.edu/education/medical-education/programs/flexmed.  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.  AMCAS is pleased to announce that the 2015 AMCAS application opened successfully on May 1. As of this morning, just under 17,000 applications have been initiated. As a reminder, applicants can start submitting their 2015 AMCAS applications on June 3, and we will begin transmitting applicant data to medical schools on June 27.

Go to the AMCAS website, www.aamc.org/amcas, for important dates, information, and resources, including application deadline information and tutorials on coursework entry.

For more help with the application process, and quick responses to questions, follow AMCAS on Twitter (@AMCASinfo). All of the AAMC’s services for Pre-Meds are also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AAMCPreMed) and Twitter (@AAMCPreMed)—follow us for tips, information, and answers to your questions.

 

4.  We are very pleased to report that at the May 1 meeting of the Medical Board of California, The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School was unanimously approved for inclusion on California's list of recognized international schools. Graduates are now eligible for Residencies and Licensure in the state of California.

The Board has determined that the program has been delivering equal quality education from inception and therefore has made California Residency eligibility retroactive to anyone who has been in the program since 2009.

 

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 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:  http://www.icontact-archive.com/3zmU6lsfSCHdDYZWRbrItAikMjegev0k?w=4.

 

 

FOR FUTURE MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

1.  A BRIEF WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR THE MPH AT UC IRVINE—reopened until May 15th

 

Interested in applying for an MPH for Fall 2014 but missed the deadline?  The UC Irvine Master of Public Health is now accepting applications until May 15th! The MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) and offers emphasis areas in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Sociocultural Diversity and Health. Eligibility requirements for admission include:

 

*A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

*A score from one of four standardized admissions tests (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT)

*3 Letters of Recommendation

 

Applicants must apply to the UC Irvine Graduate Division https://apps.grad.uci.edu/ogsa/ and to SOPHAShttp://sophas.org/ in order to be considered. The application review process begins when all required materials have been received, so please submit transcripts and letters of recommendations as soon as possible. Interested students are strongly advised to visit the MPH Admissions website for complete admissions requirements and application instructions:

 

http://publichealth.uci.edu/ph_docs/grad/mph_admissions

 

Questions can be directed to the Public Health Student Services office in AIRB 2010 in person, by calling 949-824-7095, or at phgo@uci.edu.

 

 

FOR FUTURE NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

1.  Join AANMC for a free webinar:  Naturopathic Approaches to Pain Management.

May 21, 2014 from 11:00 am. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). To register visit: http://aanmc.org/events/Adelsonwebinar.

Do you want to learn more about Naturopathic Approaches to Pain and hear an intriguing case study? Attend this webinar;  Hear a presentation and case study about a wounded veteran * Learn about how regenerative injection therapy and how it can help patients manage pain

Our Presenter:  Dr. Harry Adelson is a practicing ND and Chief Medical Officer of Docere Clinic. Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed over 1,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced with use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions.  

 

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

 

1.  SUMMER PROJECT IN NICARAGUA--Join the launch of Project Nica!  The goal is to remodel a school of elementary, middle and high school students by bringing SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (installing solar panels, water pump system), building a kitchen, garden, health care, and recreational activities.  TRAVEL WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE /  BRING INTERDISCIPLINARY IDEAS, LOVE & ENERGY!

Can’t make the trip this summer? No problem because you can still help! You can aid in designing and leading in one of the many “Mini Projects” whether you are Health Care, Engineering, Arts & HumanitiesSocial Sciences, Business, or the Sciences!

You will also get one on one career advising specifically on how to make this experience applicable to any student’s career/resume, no matter what major, from an experienced student career advisor.

 

Check out our Facebook Group:  Project Nica for more details.  Contact:  lmelkoni@ucsd.edu.      

 

 

 

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.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the Tuesday, May 27  HOPE meeting with Dr. Richard Butcher (time TBA in the evening), in the Leichtag Building (first building on your left as you cross over Gilman to the med school side, on Library Walk).  Dr. Butcher has his own clinic in Southeast San Diego, working with an underserved, mostly African-American population.  He sees firsthand all of the issues of health care disparities and will tell you how he tackles them in his practice.  This opportunity to speak with Dr. Butcher is a must for anyone who has a concern for the underserved and hopes to make a difference in health care in the future!

 

Only 4 more weeks until finals!  This quarter has gone by so quickly.  Come get help if you need it from our Project Success tutors to finish up strong!  Yours~  Adele

 

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Adele Savage, M.A., HMP3 Coordinator

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

Location:  Student Center B, room 209

Corner of Gilman Drive & Mandeville Lane

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