DOUBLE HMP3 Weekly Email 5.18.14  (unsubscribe from this email at the bottom of the page)

Don’t miss our last couple of weeks of great programs!    I will be gone to New York for my daughter’s graduation later this week, so no office hours—so excited!  Next week will be back to normal. 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:  

1.     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!

2.  HMP3 Blood Drive this Tuesday, 5/20 from 10 am – 4 pm and next Thursday, May 29, too!  HMP3 Service will be hosting a blood drive with Red Cross on Library Walk.  Help patients in need!  If you cannot give a blood donation, you can still help us out by volunteering at the table to sign other people up. Simply fill out this doodle: http://doodle.com/pnnfesfrasrbv65x with your FULL NAME (FIRST & LAST) and YOUR PHONE NUMBER so we can contact you.

3.     HEALTH PROFESSIONS MEET & GREET (an HMP3 event in collaboration with AED).  May 22, 5:00-7:30 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 * Physician Assistant * Urgent Care * Internal Medicine * Palliative Care * Radiology * Nephrology * Child & Adolescent Psychiatry * Osteopathic Medicine * Oral Surgery * General & Family Dentistry * Clinical Investigation * Pharmacy * Associate Dean of UCSD School of Pharmacy * MD/PhD * Masters in Public Health

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. 

 

6.     SPRING QUARTER COMING ATTRACTIONS FROM HMP3!

 

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!

 

7.     Adele’s office hours for WEEK 8:  None   

Adele’s office hours for WEEK 9:  Tues/Wed/Thurs 11:00-2:00

*Office location & website at the bottom of the page

 

CALENDAR 

WEEK 8

           

Mon. May 19     Major UCSD School of Medicine Event, featuring the Dean of Admissions Dr. Carolyn Kelly!  6:00-8:00 pm in the Leichtag Building on the medical school campus (the first building on your left on Library Walk after you cross Gilman Drive).  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!   

 

Tues. May 20  HMP3 Service will be hosting a blood drive with Red Cross, on Library Walk from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Help patients in need!  If you cannot give a blood donation, you can still help us out by volunteering at the table to sign other people up. Simply fill out this doodle: http://doodle.com/pnnfesfrasrbv65x with your FULL NAME (FIRST & LAST) and YOUR PHONE NUMBER so we can contact you.

 

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).  5:00-7:30 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!   

 

Thurs. May 22  SIM Mixer – Integrative Medicine:  Healing the Whole Body.  6:30PM in the Dolores Huerta and Phillip Vera Cruz Room.  This is our biggest event of the year! We will be inviting health professionals who use integrative medicine in their practices to the mixer. You will have a chance to talk to these health professionals (which include a DO, a nutritionist, UCSD medical students, an acupuncturist, and a chiropractor) in an intimate setting while enjoying the complimentary dinner! If you are interested, please RSVP here for the mixer as spots are limited. Best of all, these event is completely free! Reservations will be closed after the maximum capacity has been reached.

 

 

Thurs. May 22  Pre-Dental Society presents:  GBM & Kaplan DAT/PAT Test Prep, Topics:  General Body Meeting followed by an introductory course on how to perform well on the PAT by Kaplan Test Prep. .Pizza and drinks will be provided!  Pharmacy School Building rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30 pm.

 

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.

 

WEEK 9

Tues. May 27  HOPE meeting with Dr. Richard Butcher, 6:00-7:00 pm 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!

 

Tues. May 27 Tough Cases ethics discussion:  Difficult Hospital Discharges: Ethical and Other Challenges.  Noon - 1pm in UCSD Medical Center room 11-309 (Hospital In-Patient Tower).  Open to all members of the UCSD community and interested others.  Participants may bring a brown bag lunch. Presenter: Linda Newsum, LCSW, UCSD Hospital Ethics Committee member.  This Month's Topic:  Patient needs for long term hospital care may conflict with cost or facility constraints. The decision of when and under what circumstances to discharge patients to non-hospital facilities can raise multiple ethical and other challenges. Tough Cases is a monthly lunchtime ethics discussion series open to UCSD students, faculty, staff, and interested others.  No RSVP necessary. 

Wed. May 28  THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIONS OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION DISPARITIES presents Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program.  Topic:  Neighborhood-Specific EpigenomeAnalysis—A promising approach to discovering causes of health disparities amenable to prevention.  3:00-4:00 pm in the Leichtag Building on the School of Medicine campus.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Kenneth.Olden.5.28.14.pdf

 

Thurs. May 29  HMP3 Service will be hosting a blood drive with Red Cross, on Library Walk from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Help patients in need!  If you cannot give a blood donation, you can still help us out by volunteering at the table to sign other people up. Simply fill out this doodle: http://doodle.com/pnnfesfrasrbv65x with your FULL NAME (FIRST & LAST) and YOUR PHONE NUMBER so we can contact you.

Thurs. May 29  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Dr. Mahvash Navazesh, DMD, Professor, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, USC School of Dentistry & GBM.  Topics:  Dr. Mahvash Navazesh is a professor of oral medicine and pathology.  She will be showing cases of cancer, AIDS, and other oral health diseases and discussing her current research in those areas.  A fascinating lecturer!  TGIF to follow.  Pharmacy School Building rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30 pm.

 

Fri. May 30  The HMP3 Silent Auction will open on Friday, May 30th, closing on Wednesday, June 4th  at 4:30 pm.  Bids will be accepted by email, one bid only per student.  Bidding begins at $1,150.  The course normally sells for $2,299.  You may place your bid by simply responding to this email.  Please submit your email address and phone number, along with your bid.  Note from Adele:  This is one of HMP3’s main fundraisers.  If you’re going to buy a course anyway, why not give the money to HMP3 to help support our many helpful programs for students?  

Sat. May 31  SPOT (Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy) End of the Year Banquet! Come celebrate our accomplishments and network with professional therapists in various settings from the private clinic to a hospital and the business world. Food and drinks will be provided, so come dressed in your "Saturday Best" at Price Center's Eleanor Roosevelt College Room at 11:30AM. This is your prime chance to network and meet your new SPOT Leadership for 2014-2015.  Make your reservation at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O6WU77i8IxHl6pG-maV1IrcIJtsvLGFnasJNHhv5FOE/viewform?pli=1&edit_requested=true.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

1.  Test Anxiety and Stress Reduction Workshops:  Join us Week 8 & 9 during your lunch hour for this interactive workshop and learn strategies to reduce negative effects of stress as you face the end of the quarter.  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Thursday (5/22) 11:30-12:30 & Monday (6/2) 12-1pm.  Flyer: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Test.Anxiety.Strategies.Workshop.msg.  Located at Raza Resource Centro in the new Student Center building. 

2.  Interested in being an officer for Pre-Medical APAMSA at UCSD?

 

The Pre-Medical APAMSA is looking for a new External Coordinator and Membership & Social Chair to join the board in 2014-2015. If these positions interest you, please apply using the link below. Qualifying applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applications are due at the end of Week 9 on Saturday, May 31st.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Pre-Medical APAMSA at apamsa@ucsd.edu.

Note: Positions require time and dedication.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RFUkIvrmM2nqkCnWotJwanKjPAtjZbhV-M5FEClMRmI/viewform

 

3.  SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership Summer Dinner Workshop.  Tuesday, May 20th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  “Creating a Common Language (In Partnership) to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities - Continuing the Dialogue”: Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Summer Dinner Workshop".  At SDSU Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, with registration and buffet dinner beginning at 5:00pm, program beginning at 6:00pm. Registration, parking (Parking structure 5, directly next to the Alumni Center on the main level), dinner and opportunity drawings are free. Reserve your space today! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YLJVFRD.  Questions?  (858) 822-5000.

 

4.  Sorry, but UCSD University Extension will not be offering the free ($400) vouchers for their MCAT prep courses this summer.  The course is still available, and UCSD students can get 10% off.  Register at Student Services a t University Extension in building C.  ***The free vouchers may also be discontinued  next year, unfortunately.

5.  The UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.

This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply!

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6.  Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona Preview Day on Saturday, June 7.  * Hear directly from faculty and current students * View the state of the art facilities on a campus tour * Learn about financia aid resources available to prospective students.  Register at http://prospective.westernu.edu/campusevents.  * Post-bac * Osteopathic Medicine * Dentistry * Optometry * Nursing * Physician Assistant * Podiatry * Physical Therapy * and more!

7.  Looking for a new cohort of pre-health professions students:  sophomores and juniors of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, and Vietnamese descent who are bilingual and have cars.  If people are interested, our weekly meetings are on Wednesday nights, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, rm 3106 of the Cancer Center. They can also contact me if they have questions:john.tat2003@gmail.com or (858) 784-7435. Thank you!

8.  The 12th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference “Empowering the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals”
World-renowned Speakers  45 World Leaders in Medicine and Healthcare (See Current Lineup »)
8 400 Deans of Admission from Top Health-professions Schools
 

Full Pre-Health Professions Programming:  Medicine (MD/DO) * Public Health * Pharmacy * Dentistry * Nursing * Veterinary Medicine * Physician Assistant * PhD & STEM * Physical and Occupational Therapy * Optometry * Chiropractic * Podiatric Medicine * -Naturopathic Medicine *

Conference Highlights:  Over 1200 Speakers (Deans of Medical and Health Professions Schools, Physicians, Pharmacists, Dentists, Public Health Professionals, Veterinarians, PAs, Researchers in STEM, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, and more!) * Over 300 Workshops 
 
Registration:  All Inclusive Packages for $95.00 Registration Deadline: October 8, 2014 (will sell out prior to deadline)!  * Access to All Keynote Sessions * Access to Over 300 Workshops * Access to Pre-Health Professions Fair * Bus Transportation from UCSD *  Available and open to EVERYONE!  Limited Fee Waivers & Free Housing Available * For More Information and Registration, please visit: http://www.UCDPreHealth.org.  This conference has sold out the last 11 years, so register early!    

 

POST-BACS

 

1.  UC Berkeley Extension:  great outcomes for future MD, DO, dental, veterinary, advanced nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, MPH, naturopathic medicine students!  Check out their individualized programs at http://extension.berkeley.edu/spos/premed.html and http://extension-science@berkeley.edu

 

2. New dual degree post-bac program:  The MS in Medical Physiology (In the Medical School at Case Western Reserve University)/MBA (In the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University).  For students who are interested in the management-side of medicine/biomedical research/biotech companies.  It is a 5 semester program with the first 2 semesters in the MS program (18 credit hours) and the last 3 in the MBA program (48 credit hours).  Description:   http://weatherhead.case.edu/degrees/dual-degree/mba-ms-medical-physiology/.  The deadline for applications for the class matriculating in the fall of 2014 has been extended to June 15, 2014.

3.  Health Professions Preparation at the University of Pennsylvania: Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Programs.  Penn's established and renowned certificate programs are designed to broaden and enrich academic preparation for health professional school curricula, foster academic excellence, promote successful outcomes on admission tests and interviews, and enhance acceptance into a health professional school.  You will have the benefit of studying at an Ivy League university where world-class faculty will help you develop the key academic strengths, research skills, and health-care experiences necessary for admission to the nation's most prestigious medical, dental, veterinary, and nursing schools.

 

4.  Columbia University Postbac Premed Program provides options to accelerate admissions to medical school.  Deadline:  June 15.  Linkage programs are an important option for Columbia University Postbac Premed students interested in accelerating their admission to medical school. Through our linkage program agreements, students have the opportunity to complete their medical school application process while completing their coursework and "saving" the traditional application year, while still applying to one of 14 world-class medical schools:  apply today to meet the June 15 Fall 2014 enrollment deadline, and take the first step toward realizing a future in medicine.

As the oldest and largest program of its kind, the Columbia University Postbac Premed Program is highly regarded for its rigorous approach to medical school preparation. Whether students are seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or the allied health fields, our resource-rich New York City campus,

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  "Countdown to AADSAS 2015" webchat (Sunday, June 1, 2014) for interested applicants to dental school.  Get better insight into what makes an applicant stand out in a large national pool of applicants and will include how timing the receipt of materials correlates to admissions outcomes (denied versus accepted).  Registration for the free webchat is found at https://sodmcountdown15.eventbrite.com .  FREE ONLINE MOCK INTERVIEW WORKSHOPS:   http://ow.ly/vTjYL

 

2.  The American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) will open on June 2, 2014. 

 

2015 ADEA AADSAS Webinar

·         Wednesday, June 4 from 3 to 4p.m. ET

·         .Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m.

 

The presentation will cover an overview of the ADEA AADSAS application process, tips for a successful application, submitting additional materials directly to the dental schools and other pertinent information to help you through the application process. Both webinars—scheduled during Eastern Time—will use a chat feature that enables participants to ask questions. The two webinars will cover the same information, and a recorded version will be available online in mid-June.

 

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

 

1.  The UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.

This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply!
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2.  Kaplan MCAT Rebate!  Get $150 back when you enroll in an MCAT On Site, Classroom Anywhere™, Private Tutoring, or Private Tutoring Anywhere course between May 13 and May 29!  On Site Classes begin: 5/20, 6/2, 6/11, 6/16, 6/23, 7/5 & 7/7.  Interested in MANY of Kaplan's FREE online events including practice tests, bootcamps, sample classes and more??? Visit the site below  http://bit.ly/UCSDAnywhereevents.

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

 

1.  June 25 – NursingCAS Regional Workshop in San Francisco

         10:00 AM – 1:30 PM at San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library (1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132)

         Featured Speakers: Peggy Rowberg, DNP, APRN-BC, Pre-Nursing Program Coordinator and Professor, California State University Chico and Robert Strachan, Admissions & Student Services Coordinator at San Francisco State University

RSVP NOW - https://fs23.formsite.com/callenaacnncheedu/SanFranNCASWorkshop/index.html

 

 

 

FOR FUTURE MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

1.  Discover Public Health Webinar Series: Environmental and Occupational Health:  ASPPH will host the first webinar in the Discover Public Health Webinar Series, “Environmental and Occupational Health,” on Wednesday, May 21, 11 AM-12PM, featuring Dr. Michael Bisesi, senior associate dean of academic affairs (OSU), and Dr. Mark Robson, dean of agricultural and urban programs (Rutgers). The webinar is sponsored by the ASPPH Student Recruitment Sub-Committee and will provide an overview of environmental and occupational health by using recent and historical environmental health events to highlight the importance of health sciences.  The webinar is directed towards prospective students of public health, Certified in Public Health candidates, and anyone interested in environmental health sciences. To register, click here

 

FOR FUTURE PODIATRISTS

1.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Footfest.Western.2014.pdf.  Saturday June 21, 2014, explore the world of podiatric medicine at FOOTFEST 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel.  This free day-long seminar will feature an introduction to podiatry, lectures by current podiatrists, a luncheon with podiatric mentors, and much more! For more details and registration information contact Daniel Taubman at 301-948-0957 ordtaubman@aacpm.org.

 

 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.  

 

LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

1.  StandUp for Kids:  Founded in 1990 by a group of volunteers in San Diego, StandUp for Kids is a national nonprofit with a mission to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. The organization is almost entirely run by volunteers who help to find and stabilize homeless and at-risk youth. Volunteers distribute food, clothing, hygiene products and resource information—including an 888 number where youth can reach a StandUp for Kids counselor who will work with individuals to build a foundation for life away from the streets. Learn more about getting involved with the San Diego chapter.

2.  UC San Diego Volunteer Night at the Food Bank:  June 12, 2014, 6-8 p.m. at the San Diego Food Bank.  Join fellow campus members on the second Thursday of each month for UC San Diego Volunteer Night at the Food Bank. Volunteers help with projects such as packaging fresh produce, sorting food donations and assembling food packages. Learn more and register to volunteer on the Volunteer50 NobleHour Community.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES

 

1.  SUMMER PROJECT IN NICARAGUA--Join the launch of Project Nica!  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Project.NICA.5.14.docx.  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.     

2.  Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health volunteer and education 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 more than 1.8 million patients living in poverty, including more than 80,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of global health.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:is a healthcare delivery organization that also 
offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;

Complete details and the online enrollment instructions can be seen 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.  Test Anxiety and Stress Reduction Workshops:  Join us Week 8 & 9 during your lunch hour for this interactive workshop and learn strategies to reduce negative effects of stress as you face the end of the quarter.  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Thursday (5/22) 11:30-12:30 & Monday (6/2) 12-1pm.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Test.Anxiety.Strategies.Workshop.msg.  Located at Raza Resource Centro in the new Student Center building.

2.  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!

 

3.  THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIONS OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION DISPARITIES presents Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program.  Topic:  Neighborhood-Specific EpigenomeAnalysis—A promising approach to discovering causes of health disparities amenable to prevention.  Wed. May 28 from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Leichtag Building on the School of Medicine campus.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Kenneth.Olden.5.28.14.pdf

 

Only 3 more weeks until finals!  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