First HMP3 Weekly Email of 2015!  1.9.15

Started the new year with a bang-up of a cold—lost my voice and everything.  Hoping to be well and back in the office this week.  So many exciting things coming up! 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  The fabulous MEDS Conference (Medical Education for Diverse Students) is opening to everyone for registration on Monday!  Keep an eye out for an email containing the registration link.  It is first-come, first-served and always fills very quickly!  Co-sponsored by HMP3/HOPE and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, this is one not to miss.  The conference is Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the beautiful Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine.  Registration is $20 and includes catered breakfast, lunch, t-shirts, great swag and conference materials.  You can read more about it at http://meds.ucsd.eduFor pre-med and pre-pharmacy—or undecided students of all class levels!

2.  HMP3/HOPE’S PROJECT SUCCESS NEEDS TUTORS FOR WINTER QUARTER!  Did you do well in a class that is a prerequisite for health professional school ?  Would you like to help others succeed, too?  Project Success needs you! 

Come to the orientation on Monday, Jan. 12 to learn about Project Success and how you can help.  We’ll meet in the old Student Center B conference room at 6:00 pm.  Write to hope.tritons@gmail.com to let them know you’re coming.  Note from Adele:  One of the perks—I will vouch for your service on your grad school application. 

 

3.  Enhance Your Application Workshop  Thursday, Jan. 15 from 5:00-6:30 in Leichtag (the first building on your left at the med school, as you cross Gilman Drive at Library Walk).  Now that the Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) can only offer extremely limited shadowing opportunities—where are you going to get clinical exposure?  Come to this program sponsored by HMP3 for answers.  We’ll feed you, too!  See you there!

4.  HMP3 still has the old MCAT Practice Tests for sale for $20 each (regular price $35) through January of 2015.  The New 2015 MCAT Practice Test is also on sale now for $17.50!  Regular price is $25.00.  Write to let me know which tests you want.  You will need to pay for the tests before I can order them.  When you write in with your order, let me know your availability to come by the office to pay for your purchase.  *Note:  The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test and all of the preparation products for the new exam offered by the AAMC will be available free of charge to students that qualify for assistance under the Fee Assistance Program in 2015 and beyond.

5.  The new Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) will open this quarter.  Watch for an announcement sometime after the MEDS Conference. 

6.  Adele’s office hours for Week 2:  Tues/Thurs 12-3

 

CALENDAR

Mon. Jan. 12  Orientation for Project Success tutors, 6:00 pm in the AEP conference room in old Student Center B (across from the Mandeville coffee cart).  NEW TUTORS NEEDED!  Did you do well in a class that is a prerequisite for health professional school ?  Would you like to help others succeed, too?  Project Success needs you!  Come to the orientation to learn about Project Success and how you can help.  Write to hope.tritons@gmail.com to let them know you’re coming.

 

Mon. Jan. 12  Saltman Quarterly Research Info Session, 7-8 pm in the SQ office HSS 1145H.

Tues, Jan. 13  Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #1, 6:30pm in the Marshall College Room. Still interested in joining AED this winter quarter? Come to our first GBM to learn how! You will also get the chance to interact with other pre-health students and find your fit while having a good time! Website: http://aed.ucsd.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

Tues. Jan. 13  Saltman Quarterly Research Info Session, 7-8 pm in the SQ office HSS 1145H.

Wed. Jan. 14  UCSD Med School/Be The Match Registry ® Bone Marrow Drive, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You’ll find our table at the medical school campus, on the lawn in front of the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) building.  Volunteer to help table for 1 hour at the medical school: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Iz47VDO6pe_K1gFX04b_SV9AnSlOzKUOCf8_s_9Ur0U/edit#gid=0.  See Announcement #1 below for more details.  Want to learn more about bone marrow donation?  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Myths_and_Facts_donating_marrow.pdf

Wed. Jan. 14  Flying Sams 1st GBM of the quarter! 8:00 pm in Leichtag 107.  Come out to our first GBM of the quarter to learn more about the stations and positions available at our clinic. Learn about this year's event, fundraisers, and committees that are available to you.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Lieuko Nguyen MD.  Tell your friends you're going on Facebook!

Thurs. Jan. 15  Enhance Your Application Workshop, sponsored by HMP3  5:00-6:30 in Leichtag (the first building on your left at the med school, as you cross Gilman Drive at Library Walk).  Now that the Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) can only offer extremely limited shadowing opportunities—where are you going to get clinical exposure?  Come to this program sponsored by HMP3 for answers.  We’ll feed you, too!

Thurs, Jan 15  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #1, 6:30pm in the Bear Room. We are excited to have Allison Snowden, L.Ac, Diplo., OM, CMT, who is an acupuncturist in the San Diego community, as our guest speaker. If you're interested in acupuncture or would like to know more about it, you should definitely come out. FREE FOOD will be provided! We will also be having an Tapioca Express social after GBM. Come out and mingle with the officers and other members (and get a discount)! Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/390513331068624/

 

Saturday, Jan. 17  Writing and Critiquing a Scientific Review Paper with Dr. James Golden, 2-4 pm (location will be emailed to those who sign up).  Click HERE to reserve your spot by Wednesday, Jan. 14. If you plan to attend, you must sign up before the workshop.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues. Jan. 20 Saltman Quarterly Research Info Session, 7-8 pm in the SQ office HSS 1145H.

Wed. Jan. 21  Physician Assistant Programs, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Wed. Jan. 21  Saltman Quarterly Research Info Session, 7-8 pm in the SQ office HSS 1145H.

Thurs. Jan. 22 Nursing Programs, 2:00-3:30 in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Thurs. Jan. 22  Global Health Seminars for UCSD pre-health students, 5:00-6:00 pm in Leichtag (the first building on your left at the med school, as you cross Gilman Drive at Library Walk).  Think studying abroad for pre-health majors is impossible? It’s not! UCSD Global Seminars is offering three health-related, 5-week, faculty-led study abroad programs in Greece, Italy and Jordan this summer! Spend five weeks with a UCSD professor learning about the birth of modern medicine, behavior and neuroscience in Athens, Greece with Dr. Stephan Anagnostaras.  Or explore social cognition and drugs in the beautiful small town of Parma, Italy with Dr. Jaime Pineda.  Looking for hands-on clinical experience? Go to Amman, Jordan with Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy and explore public health while working with refugee populations. We look forward to seeing you at our info session!

Wed. Jan. 28  Public Health Panel, 3:00-5:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Wed. Jan. 28  Ross University presentation for future doctors and veterinarians, 5:00 pm in the AEP conference room in old Student Center B (across from the Mandeville coffee cart).

Thurs. Jan. 29  Interview Interactive, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Thurs. Jan. 29  The Pre-Nursing at UCSD is having their first GBM of the quarter!  7:00-8:00 pm in the Bear Room.  There will be information on the upcoming CPR certification class, what one can do with a degree and experience in nursing and much more!  Officers will be there early and will stay late, so come say "Hi!" Hope to see you there!  prenursingucsd@gmail.com        facebook: Pre-Nursing Club at UCSD

Sat. Jan. 31  MEDS Conference (Medical Education for Diverse Students)  Co-sponsored by HMP3/HOPE and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, this is one not to miss.  The conference is all day, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the beautiful Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine.  Registration is $20 and includes catered breakfast, lunch, t-shirts, great swag and conference materials.  You can read more about it at http://meds.ucsd.eduFor pre-med and pre-pharmacy—or undecided students of all class levels!

Mon. Feb. 2 UQ/Ochsner Presentation and Appointments, in the AEP conference room in old Student Center B (across from the Mandeville coffee cart).. 11 am – 5 pm (appointments) & 5 pm – 7pm (presentation). 

 

Tues. Feb. 3  Med School Workshop  2:00-3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  UCSD Med School is working with the Be The Match Registry ® to host a Bone Marrow Drive on Wednesday January 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You’ll find our table at the medical school campus, on the lawn in front of the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) building.  If you’re passionate about pursuing medicine, addressing the needs of underserved communities, or simply helping others, you can help in a number of ways:

Volunteer to help table for 1 hour at the medical school: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Iz47VDO6pe_K1gFX04b_SV9AnSlOzKUOCf8_s_9Ur0U/edit#gid=0Help publicize by forwarding this information to anyone that might be interested in signing up as a donor. The registry is particularly underrepresented in donors who identify as mixed-race or a minority.

Stop by our table outside of the MET building any time between 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday the 14th. Signing up only takes a cheek swab and about 5 minutes of your time. In exchange, you join a registry that could save someone’s life. Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a bone cancer. You could be the cure. Scared to donate?  Read this short flier for common myths and facts about bone marrow donation:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Myths_and_Facts_donating_marrow.pdf.  Please contact Elena Higuchi (elhiguch@ucsd.edu) or Naeemah Munir (nmunir@ucsd.edu) for more information. 

2.  LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS!  Leadership is highly valued by all of the health professions.  Online registration for Winter Quarter workshops can be found here: welead.ucsd.edu

These workshops are taught by UCSD Professional Staff (1 hr workshops during the week):  Changing the Tides: Preparing for Successful Officer Transitions * Thinking on Your Feet: And Other Tactics for Leading Student Organizations * Get the Word Out: Targeted Marketing for your Organization * Motivational Leadership: How to Recruit and Retain YOUR members!

These workshops are taught by the National Conflict Resolution Center (3 hr workshops on Saturdays):  The Art of Communication * The Diversity Advantage

 3.  Explore Health Careers.org is a wonderful site for anyone wanting more information about all the available health careers and insightful articles designed to help any future health professional succeed in getting in.  Check out the article on EMPATHY in this edition, titled Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes.  it even has suggestions for how to develop yours for the benefit of your future patients.  And there is much, much more!  http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home?pub=1&issue=Volume+9%2c+Issue+12.

 

SALTMAN QUARTERLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  Interested in publishing your biology research?  Submit your science literature to Saltman Quarterly, the undergraduate research journal of the Division of Biological Sciences. All submissions must be emailed to sq@biomail.ucsd.edu by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Week 6). All submissions will undergo editorial staff and faculty review.  Submission guidelines for original research manuscripts can be found HERE.

Don’t have enough data for a manuscript? Consider authoring a scientific review paper. Click HERE for the review paper guidelines.

Master’s students may submit their brevias (short scientific articles, typically limited to one page and includes one figure) by March 6, 2015 (Week 9).

Attend one of the following info sessions if you have any questions about submitting your research to SQ. This is open to any undergraduate who has already started their paper or is interested in learning more. All info sessions will be held from 7-8 pm in the SQ office HSS 1145H. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your questions!

Week 2 Research Info Sessions:  Monday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Week 3 Research Info Sessions:  Tuesday, Jan. 20 and Wednesday, Jan. 21

2.  Interested in publishing a scientific review paper?  Saltman Quarterly, the undergraduate research journal of the Division of Biological Sciences is now accepting submissions for the SQ Volume 12 research journal. A scientific review paper is a 2-page synthesis of the current general understanding of a scientific topic. A maximum of two undergraduates may co-author a paper. For more information, email us at sq@biomail.ucsd.edu and read the submission guidelines HERE.

To learn more about writing and reviewing scientific review papers, attend our upcoming workshop with UCSD professor, Dr. James Golden (Molecular Biology). This is open to all UCSD undergraduates.

Writing and Critiquing a Scientific Review Paper with Dr. James Golden, Saturday, Jan. 17 from 2-4 pm (location will be emailed to those who sign up).  Click HERE to reserve your spot by Wednesday, Jan. 14. If you plan to attend, you must sign up before the workshop.

3.  Do you take great pictures and have a passion for biology? Do you want your creative work to be featured on the cover of an award-winning biology research journal? Saltman Quarterly is UCSD's premier undergraduate biological research journal and wants you to submit your photos to the SQ Cover Photo Contest!

We are looking for stunning images relating to biology (e.g. neuropathy, microorganisms, plants, proteins, ecology, ecosystems, environmental science, conservation, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, etc.) The winning selection will be featured on the cover of Volume 12 and the runner-up submissions may be highlighted throughout the journal's interior pages!

The specifications are as follows:  8.5x11 inches or larger * 300 dpi or better * Portrait orientation * Digital files preferred (title format: Last name_image name)

You can see examples of our past covers here:  http://sq.ucsd.edu/publications/sq/previous.shtml  http://sq.ucsd.edu/publications/sq/

 For complete guidelines and Photo Release Form, please visit: http://sq.ucsd.edu/submit/photo/guidelines.shtml

Photo Submission Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 * Submit to: sq@biomail.ucsd.edu

 

RESEARCH STUFF

1.  The Academic Enrichment Program and the do/bio Center host:  Funding is available to do research during the summer! Learn about undergraduate research opportunities and how to submit a competitive application for summer undergraduate research scholarships.

 

Monday, January 12, 2015  Time: 4:30-5:30pm  Location: Natural Science Building (NSB)  Auditorium (1st level) No RSVP needed!

 

2.  Need one-on-one help with your application? Attend this hands-on writing workshop:  “Writing a Research Scholarship Application” will be held on Thursday, January 15, 5:30-6:30 pm in 125 Mandeville. RSVP REQUIRED: http://writingcenter.ucsd.edu

 

Are you considering applying for an undergraduate research scholarship? Get additional support from the UCSD Writing Center. The workshops will focus on the essay elements of the application and will offer tips for constructing clear, concise, and compelling essays. Please note that all Writing Center workshops require prior registration via the online scheduling system that is accessible at http://writingcenter.ucsd.edu. Just click on the box that says “Register for Workshops” (located on right side of page), log in to the system, choose Winter 2015 Workshops from the drop-down menu, and choose the correct date and time of the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

 

3.  SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: 

Hackensack University Medical Center offers an 8-10 week research internship during the summer to 2-3 outstanding undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and first year medical students interested in gaining clinical research experience in the following areas of pediatrics:

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Rheumatology

  • Hematology-Oncology

  • Endocrinology

The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center offers pre-medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty.  The primary focus of this internship is clinical research and writing.  Each departmental track of the program will grant admission to 2-3 students. These students will have the unique opportunity to join a faculty member in completing an ongoing research project and/or create a new project proposal with his or her mentor's guidance.  Research Interns will also gain valuable insight into the publication process, including opportunities to participate in co-authorship of research projects in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.

 

While participating in the program, interns will be invited and encouraged to attend pediatric grand rounds as well as other lectures of interest available through the Department of Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital.  There will also be opportunities for students to shadow clinical staff members throughout the program to provide clinical exposure.

 

Students who are interested in science, medicine, and clinical research are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship.  The internship is open to undergraduates, post baccalaureate and first year medical students.  The ideal applicant is a student aspiring to attend a graduate program in medicine with a strong academic record and an interest in pediatrics.




Application Requirements and Qualifications: 

Application materials must include a completed online application, a resume, unofficial transcript, and two letters of academic recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers.  All materials should be sent electronically to pedsresearch@hackensackumc.org




Application Process: 

All application materials must be submitted and received by March 1, 2015.  All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance early in April. Apply now!




Program Dates: 

Each applicant is required to make at least a full-time, eight-week commitment.  Start and completion dates are flexible.



Contact Information: 

The 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship is coordinated by Dr. Ginger Janow.  Questions regarding the internship and/or application process should be directed to pedsresearch@HackensackUMC.org.

 

SUMMER POST-BAC

 

1.  The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program offers a breadth of opportunities for students to pursue during their 'glide year' while they are preparing their applications to medical schools. Postbac Premed students now may undertake Master of Science degree programs in bioethics, human nutrition, and public health through special enrollment agreements with Columbia University's professional schools. By taking advantage of any of these three programs, students have the ability to enrich and diversify their premedical education prior to enrolling in medical school or other allied health programs.

 

Encourage your advisees to apply today to meet the February 1 Summer and Fall 2015 Early Action enrollment deadline, and take the first step toward realizing a future in medicine.

 

 

LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Did you know that your volunteering doesn’t have to be focused only on medicine to impress the admissions committees?  They are interested in students with a wide variety of interests and experiences.

1.  Intern with CalPirg!  This term we are working to stop global warming by pushing the city of San Diego to get more of its energy from solar power.  We will also be working to reduce water usage on campus to alleviate the drought, stop the overuse of antibiotics in factory farms, and make textbooks more affordable.  Learn more about our campaigns and how you can make a difference at our internship overviews. We will be holding them every day this week at 11:30am and 4:30pm in the Old Student Center, Room E206.  Apply here:  http://calpirgstudents.org/ca/apply.

2.  Reality Changers Volunteer Opportunities

Reality Changers is a non-profit organization in San Diego that focuses on helping inner-city youth become the first generation in their families to attend college.

Weekly Tutor & Mentor College Town Program _ 6pm-9pm, Mondays (at City Heights Headquarters OR Solana Beach), Tuesdays (City Heights HQ), Thursdays (City Heights HQ), January 2015 through May 2015 

Volunteers serve as a tutor and mentor to 8th-11th grade students who will be the first in their families to go to college. Possible subjects include math, English/writing, science, public speaking practice, and more. Most importantly, you will serve as a positive mentor and role model for a first generation college student. We are currently looking for volunteers to help at both our City Heights HQ (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays) and Solana Beach branch (Mondays only).

Training & Dinner on tutoring nights provided. Background check clearance required. If you are interested in learning more please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alice Chen at alice@realitychangers.org or visit our website at www.realitychangers.org/volunteer

Locations—Reality Changers Headquarters: 3910 University Ave. Ste. 300-RC, San Diego, CA 92104.  Solana Beach Chapter: 120 Stevens Ave. (Debin Hall of Presbyterian Church), Solana Beach, CA 92075 

3.  HMP3 SERVICE is sponsoring the Larry English Foundation, dedicated to helping student athletes at Gompers and Lincoln High School get into college by providing tutoring services.  Tutor training will be on Wed. Jan. 7 at 3:00 pm at Gompers Preparatory Academy.  These student athletes from under-represented minorities are in need of your help!  Here is more information for you, and instructions for signing up:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PRO_Volunteer_Handout_PDF.pdf and http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSD%20Adele%20Tutors.docx

Volunteer hours and locations:  Lincoln High School M/W from 2:00pm-4:30pm or Gompers Prep Academy M/W from 2:45pm-5:00pm. 

Volunteers start date:  Mon. January 12, 2015 for individuals with complete applications and submitted paperwork.

4.  Here is a great opportunity to take part in the UCSD Biocircuits Outreach program. Of all the outreach programs, this is probably one of the best ones. Basically you would go to an elementary school in Encinitas (about 12miles away) that is underrepresented with a mostly Hispanic population. The experiments include biological and physical sciences (induced geology). The classes are 3rd-6th grade.  Roya Mahmoudi is the coordinator. She is very passionate about this program which she has been running over the past few years. Roya also has previous teaching experience since she used to be a high school science teacher. 

This event occurs every Wednesday from 11:00am-1:00pm (that includes travel time, only a 1 hour lesson plan). These lessons are held once a week throughout the academic year (roughly going until June). Although to be a teacher for this program, you have to dedicate going to the school once a week for the whole year, volunteers are also really needed to help assist the graduate student teachers whatever weeks are possible. Volunteers will not have to come every week but just give Roya an e-mail or whoever Roya teams you up with. 

To take part in this incredible volunteer opportunity please contact Roya at roya@ucsd.edu. She would like to meet with you and make sure to have you work with the right teacher and the right grade level. Here is the website if you are curious about doing this:  http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/outreach/

 

GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Great Gap Year (2-year) Opportunity for you, with the Centers for Disease Control at various locations around the country!  A UCSD alum who is part of the Centers for Disease Control Public Health Associate Program in Colorado wants you to know about this wonderful program for after you graduate, if you are looking for a termed, full time position in the healthcare field. This is a great program for students who are interested in  healthcare, as it provides hands on experience to recent graduates under one of the most respected public health agencies.  Here is a 2-page flyer about the program: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PHAP.2-page.eflyer.Dec2014(508).pdf as well the link to the program website. The application process will be open from January 12 – 16, 2015. Questions?  You can write to Hannah at YHWang@cdc.gov

 

2.  Somos Hermanos Gap Year Spanish Immersion Program!  We seek to increase the number of bilingual, culturally competent health care providers who can effectively communicate with Latino patients, improving the quality of and access to health care in the U.S. through our language and cultural immersion programs.  Our programs for pre-health professions students include:  Spanish language learning, lectures, activities, trips to El Salvador & Mexico, cultural competency learning and much more.  Check out our website for more info:  http://cmtd1.com/v/443/d117144925ff7dc7cb24cd0c8c4b68cda60b771737af984d

 

3.  Duke University School of Medicine announces a new one-year professional master’s degree, the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS), that will launch in June of 2015.  It is a full-time one-year master’s degree program that aims to prepare students to be highly competitive candidates for medical and related health professions schools, and other biomedical careers. More information about the program can be found at this url: medschool.duke.edu/mbs.   

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

1.  UC Davis Department of Surgery offers a Pre-medical Surgical Internship and Mentorship Program.  This is truly an amazing opportunity for any student interested in surgery!  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c601a314b955db590d73fbfa0&id=d198d02d62&e=622dc620f8

2.  The new AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) includes: 

 

[if !supportLists]         [endif]An improved, user-friendly application interface, based on responses to applicant satisfaction surveys and feedback on common issues handled by the AAMC Services contact center.

[if !supportLists]         [endif]Awardees will be able to use their fee assistance award for up to two years. This change will, for example, allow an awardee to make use of the MCAT benefits the first year, and apply to medical school through AMCAS during the second year—without having to reapply for fee assistance. Benefits will expire on December 31, the year after they are awarded.  Example:  If an application is approved Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015, benefits expire Dec. 31, 2016. * Awardees who will be taking the MCAT exam will receive access to exam preparation products earlier, upon approval for Fee Assistance rather than upon MCAT registration. * Information about the benefits package and the 2015 Fee Assistance Program will be available on www.aamc.org/fap in mid-December.

[if !supportLists]         [endif]Updated eligibility requirements. Individuals who have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the U.S. government will be eligible for Fee Assistance in 2015. Additionally applicants will be required to include financial information for all living parents. The Fee Assistance Program, unlike some federally funded programs, does not draw distinctions based on the applicant’s dependent or independent status for tax purposes, and therefore, parental financial information and supporting tax documentation are required. Applicants who are unable to provide financial information for a living parent should contact AAMC Services at fap@aamc.org for assistance with their application.

 

3.  Careers in Osteopathic Medicine on the Rise:  Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) practice a "whole person" approach to health care instead of treating specific symptoms.

http://www.careersinhealthcareguide.com/industry-perspective/careers-in-osteopathic-medicine-on-the-rise  

 

4.  AACOM is pleased to announce the launch of its 2015 Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) Financial Aid Debt Management Modules for Osteopathic Medical School Students.  They recommend pre-medical students learn about the financial side of medical school in advance.  

5.  All of the AAMC resources available to help prepare for the new MCAT 2015:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MCAT_2015_AAMC_RESOURCES.docx

6.  HMP3 still has the old MCAT Practice Tests for sale for $20 each (regular price $35) through January of 2015.  The New 2015 MCAT Practice Test is also on sale now for $17.50!  Regular price is $25.00.  Write to let me know which tests you want, then come to my office during office hours to purchase yours.    *Note:  The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test and all of the preparation products for the new exam offered by the AAMC will be available free of charge to students that qualify for assistance under the Fee Assistance Program in 2015 and beyond.

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

1.  Check out the Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Frontier_Nursing_Internship.docx.  In existence since the 1920's, this service learning program offers participants an opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities, learn about Appalachia, and grow personally.  Applications for the summer 2015 program can be found at www.frontier.edu/courier. Deadline to submit a complete application with letters of rec:  Feb 13, 2015.


FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1.  IMPORTANT Webinars for anyone interested in becoming a vet, coming up!  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/VeterinaryMedicineWebinar_Schedule_14_15.pdf.


 

2.  Official list of all vet schools in the world, with links to each one:  http://aavmc.org/College-Specific-Requirements/College-Specific-Requirements_College-Specifications.aspx 

 

 

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.  $1,000 Scholarship for organizing a Blood Drive at UCSD in March or April honoring Cesar E. Chavez’s legacy.  Represent your campus!  REQUEST INFO TODAY!

2.  Columbia University wants YOU!  Click here for information regarding Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons * Click here for information regarding the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons * Click here for information regarding the MD/PHD program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons * Summer Programs:  Click here for information regarding the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) * Click here for information regarding Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) * Click here for information regarding NERA MedPrep Program.

3.  The Oregon Health & Science University Summer Equity Internship Program for undergraduates interested in biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physician assistant or public health. Equity interns learn new research skills and gain hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences. They attend weekly seminars with fellow interns and faculty and scientists mentors. They are expected to produce a scientific poster and make a presentation of their summer research project. Shadowing and clinical experience is available for interns in the M.D. track. All participants will receive ongoing mentoring and advising regarding their individual career pathway.

This eight-week program is scheduled for June 15 – August 7, 2015. Students will receive a stipend, free housing, and local (TriMet) bus pass but will be responsible for their own meals, travel to and from Portland, Oregon, and other personal expenses. Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 9, 2015.

To be considered for the Equity Program, students must have completed at least one full year of college coursework, have taken at least one basic science with a lab setting (e.g. biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biopsychology), a mathematics course. The program is committed to supporting students from an underrepresented minority community. Underrepresented students belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African-American/Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Hispanics/Latinos.  Students who have experienced social or economic disadvantages are also encouraged to apply. Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a "low-income family," using low-income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline. Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes, but is not restricted to, students whose parents did not attend or complete college. Learn more about the program at www.ohsu.edu/equity-research. We also invite you to view this video showcasing our former interns: https://vimeo.com/111886102

4.  The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) participates in a networking event every year with the purpose of recruiting students from underrepresented populations for Graduate Clinical Psychology programs. The event is usually a poster presentation where those interested in getting into a Clinical Psychology PhD program get to meet and network with directors of these programs, as well as present some of their research, share their CV with the directors and have an opportunity to attend some relevant workshops about graduate school in Clinical Psychology.

The next meeting will be on January 24th, 2015 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interested students should fill out an online application to attend the event, and those accepted will get notified on a rolling basis. Unfortunately, the CUDCP doesn't have funding to pay for students' lodging or travel, but there will be cash awards and recognition for the best posters presented at the event. Posters eligible to be presented at CUDCP can be for research presented at other conferences, posters with preliminary results, or posters proposing future research. We will be sending out poster templates to those who register for the event.

Note from Adele:  My department (AEP) gives travel awards of up to $500 for students who are presenting at meetings and conferences.   See me for an application! 

5.  Applications for the 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD/PhD students are now being accepted.  Find out more about the Gateways to the Laboratory Program and its unique blended learning format by clicking here.  Eligibility information:  The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for:

·         Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;

·         Underrepresented minority, disabled and/or disadvantaged backgrounds;

·         US Citizens/Permanent Residents;

·         Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.

 

The application deadline for this and most other summer programs is February 1, 2015.  ***Here is a “thank you” video by the 2013 Gateways class that explains why this program is so special.

 

6.  Here is a website from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), specifically designed to help underrepresented students get into medical school:  http://aspiringdocs.org/.

 

Looking forward to a wonderful year in 2015!  Yours~  Adele

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