HMP3 Weekly Email 1.25.15

It’s all MEDS all the time—so no office hours this week.  Life will be back to normal starting in February!  There are some great things coming up (including the MEDS conference), so read on…

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  Wishing you could attend the MEDS Conference (Medical Education for Diverse Students) this year—on Saturday, Jan. 31?  YOU CAN!  Even though the MEDICINE side of the conference is filled, we ALWAYS have no- shows.  You can just come that morning with your $20 and register, beginning at 9:00 am!  There are hands-on workshops in the Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine—with fully articulated mannequins to treat, or robotic surgery arms to manipulate, or a chance to learn how to suture, and more!  You will also get lunch, a t-shirt and a fun swag bag filled with conference materials.  Plus an inside look at medical school and lots of interaction with med students and professors—including workshops on all aspects of applying to medical school!  Why wait until next year, when you can come next week? 

2.  The PHARMACY side of the MEDS Conference is still open!  Here is the registration link for pharmacy:  http://regonline.com/meds2015prepharmRegistration is first-come, first-served.  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.  Check-in is at the Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine—then you will walk over to the School of Pharmacy for a true inside look at what pharmacy school is all about, including hands-on opportunities.  Registration is $20 and includes catered breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, great swag and conference materials.  You can read more about it at http://meds.ucsd.eduFor pre-pharmacy or undecided students of all class levels!

3.  HMP3/HOPE’S PROJECT SUCCESS is now open!  Come get free help with your toughest pre-requisite classes for med school or the other health professions. Project Success meets in the Raza Resource Centro.  Tutors are students who did well in the class and want to help you succeed, too! 

Mondays: 

Hana (Chem 6A) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesdays:

Michael (Math 20C, Chem 6 Series, Chem 140A) 10:00am - 2:00 pm

Austin (Chem 140 series) 11:30am - 1:30pm

Anne (Chem 4) 11:30am - 12:30pm

Thursdays:

Michelle (Chem 6B, Math 10A) 10:00am - 2:00 pm

Sidarth (Chem 6 series and Chem 140A) 11:30am - 1:45pm

Vince (BICD 100) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

4.  HMP3/HOPE’S PROJECT SUCCESS STILL 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!  Write to hope.tritons@gmail.com to let them know of your interest.  Note from Adele:  One of the perks—I will vouch for your service on your grad school application.

 

5.  Did you miss the Enhance Your Application Workshop last Thursday?  I compiled both handouts into one, and here it is:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/ENHANCE_YOUR_APPLICATION_2015.docx.  It’s FULL of lots of helpful leads.  Can’t open it?  I have some in my office.  Just come on by!  .

 

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

7.  Adele’s office hours for Week 4:  None—sorry!  See you Week 5?

 

CALENDAR

Tues. Jan. 27  Tough Cases:  Going Forward--What We Can Learn from the Ebola Epidemic, 12:00-1:00 at the UCSD Medical Center in room 11-309 (Hillcrest Hospital In-Patient Tower).  This month’s “tough case” concerns planning for infectious disease epidemics and other health care emergencies under conditions of uncertainty. What is UCSD doing? What should we be doing?  What are the risks to, and responsibilities of, health care professionals?  Open to all members of the UCSD community and interested others. Participants may bring a brown bag lunch.  Contact: Mary Devereaux, mdevereaux@ucsd.edu

Tues. Jan 27  Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #2, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. Still want to join AED? Come out and meet us while getting the chance to speak to a Princeton Review representative, Rob Humbracht. He is going to talk about how to stand out as a med school applicant, though other disciplines are welcome to come and ask questions as well. There will also be FREE GIVEAWAYS at this GBM!

Website: aed.ucsd.edu * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

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).  Program highlights for Ross U:  Ross has placed more students into residency than any other medical school in the world, over 800 in the 2014 match * Ross grads can receive licensure in all 50 states * Our Step 1 USMLE pass rate is 97%, right in line with U.S. medical schools * Federal financial aid is available to cover all tuition and housing for a student’s entire education in medical school * Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/ROSS_UNIVERSITY_FLYER_1.28.15.pdf

Wed. Jan. 28  Muir's Eventual Doctors guest speaker, 5:00 pm on the 11th floor of Tioga Hal: Marek Dobke, MD specializing in Plastic SurgeryThis meeting is open to anyone, we just ask that you RSVP on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2202869148/.  If there are any questions you can contact cjstark@ucsd.edu.

 

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

Thurs. Jan 29  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #2, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. Medical school application process seem overbearing?  Want to know the ins and outs of how to make yourself stand out? Then come to SIM's Medical School Application Seminar! Our co-president David Lee will be covering applications for both M.D. and D.O. programs. He just recently went through the process and has a lot of insight that he wants to share with you! Light refreshments will be provided. * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/390513331068624/

 

Thurs. Jan. 29  Predental Society presents:  Mert Aksu, DDS, JD, MHSA, Dean of University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.  Topic: One of our most approachable speakers, Dr. Aksu will present on UDM's dental school curriculum and how they provide to the underserved, as well as his path into the field of academics, dentistry, and law. This will be followed by major topics in dentistry today, and how it will affect us as future dentists. TGIF's to follow for a chance to speak to Dr. Aksu.

 

Thurs. Jan. 29  The Pre-Nursing Club 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

Thurs. Jan. 29  Student Health Advocates (SHA) Mixer, 7:00PM-8:00PM in PC West Ballroom AInterested in becoming a Student Health Advocate?  Come to our mixer to learn how.  See ANNOUNCEMENT #1 below for more details.  See you there! 

Fri. Jan. 30  MSTP presentation by UC San Diego Alumnus Lisandro Maya-Ramos, 3:00 p.m. in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  RSVP: https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/machform/view.php?id=120014  Lisandro is currently in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP V) at UCSF pursuing an M.D./Ph.D.  Besides belonging to HMP3, at UCSD Lisandro was a scholar in the following programs: CAMP, FMP, HMP3, Howard Hughes, IMSD, and McNair.  He is the recipient of the prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowship.  He graduated with Honors from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Biology.  You can learn more about Lisandro’s inspiring story here: http://www.hhmi.org/news/lisandro-maya-ramos  Sponsored by Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) http://aep.ucsd.edu 

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!  SAME-DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE—JUST COME ON BY!

Sat. Jan. 31  CPR class, location and time TBAWould like to learn how to save a life? ...Get CPR certified with Red Cross at UCSD and VAW on Jan 31st at the discounted rate of $45! Classes will be on campus, location TBA. Contact: kgaur@ucsd.edu & redcrossatucsd@gmail.com for more information and sign up with:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bCuByWHclGp_RwYfOhhl5wu8C0nmjsOexWwt6fVYhs8/viewform  *spaces are limited

 

SAVE THE DATE

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).  Thirty minute individual appointments will begin at 1:00 pm with the last appointment at 4:00 pm.  Book your appointment with Thea Volpe at [mailto:tvolpe@MedEdPath.org]  Program highlights for the UQ School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School include:  UQ Ochsner offers two years in Australia and two years in New Orleans for US citizens and permanent residents, with a January entry date * Students who are not US citizens or permanent residents are able  to apply to the 4 year program in Australia * Years one and two of basic sciences at The University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia * Years three and four of clinical rotations at the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, a US campus of the University of Queensland School of Medicine *  USMLE preparation beginning year one * 96% Residency Match in 2014 * Academic advising and support in the Match * Admissions Information for UQ Ochsner:  B average *  Minimum MCAT score of 26 *  Bachelor¹s or Master's degree *  US Citizens/Permanent Residents *  US Financial Aid available to eligible students *

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

Sat. Feb. 7  MEMO is having an MCAT practice test event, 9:00 am-6:00 pm.  Location: TBA.  This is a great opportunity to see where you're at and get an idea of how much you need to study for the MCAT. Free food will be provided! Also, there will be a raffle for 50% off of any Princeton course!!  Scores will be provided afterwards, as well as a strategy session by Princeton Review instructors. 

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Chance to win prizes after exam!

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Sign-ups are $10 and includes food

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Contact memosd3@gmail.com to sign up and for more information or see “MEMO MCAT PRACTICE TEST 2015” on FB

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]For payment:  Venmo: UCSD memo or we will be collecting (cash only) on Thursdays in PC.

 

Sat. Feb. 7  FREE MCAT test, sponsored by Kaplan, 10:00 am in Center Hall, Room 113.  Happy New Year! As you are planning your year, it’s helpful to consider your path to graduate school. One step in that process is prepping for grad school exams. A higher exam score can drastically help your application to a great school—and a better school can mean a better career down the road.  Wherever you are on your path to grad school a perfect start is with a practice test!  Each attendee will get a detailed score report highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question, and strategies for improvement. Click here to register for the on campus MCAT exam.  Can't make it on 2/7?  Check out our live online test dates here kaptest.com/practice.  We will send you an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for check-in the day of the test.  Any questions can be directed to mark.rogers@kaplan.com

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.   STUDENT HEALTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM RECRUITMENT 2015

* Are you interested in providing health education to your peers? * Do you want to develop your leadership skills? * If so, then apply to the Student Health Advocate Program!

Attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the program and to receive an application.  All sessions held at Student Health Services, Murray’s Place Conference Room. 

WEEK FOUR:  Monday 1/26/2015 @ 11:00AM * Tuesday 1/27/2015 @ 5:00PM * Wednesday 1/28/2015 @ 9:00AM * Friday 1/30/2015 @ 12:00PM

WEEK FIVE:  Tuesday 2/3/2015 @ 10:00AM * Wednesday 2/4/2015 @ 7:00PM * Thursday 2/5/2015 @ 12:00PM * Friday 2/6/2015 @ 3:00PM

 Want to see if the SHA Program is the right fit for you?  Stop by our SHA Mixer to meet our SHAs and get an inside look into the program. 

SHA MIXER:  Thursday 1/29/2015 * 7:00PM-8:00PM * PC West Ballroom A 

For more info, visit http://sha.ucsd.edu or contact SHA Program Director, Erica Okamura, at eokamura@ucsd.edu

 

2.  Would you like to learn how to save a life? ... Get CPR certified with Red Cross at UCSD and VAW on February 20th at the discounted rate of $45! Classes will be on campus, at the Dolores Huerta Room in the Old Student Center. Contact: kgaur@ucsd.edu & anidhiry@gmail.com for more information and sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bCuByWHclGp_RwYfOhhl5wu8C0nmjsOexWwt6fVYhs8/viewform  *spaces are limited*"

 

 

PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

 

1.   Health Career Connection Paid Internship:   HCC is dedicated to helping undergraduates or recent graduates gain work experience and exposure to the health field. The paid internships range from public health, health administration/management, health policy/advocacy, and community health all throughout California--including some out of state positions.

 

HCC interns are placed full-time with organizations such as hospitals, health systems, health policy institutes, health departments, community health centers, community based organizations, and non-profits to work on a meaningful project. Interns gain concrete, marketable skills and knowledge of the health field and are also provided with leadership training and professional development. Interns come away with in-demand skills, concrete life and career plans, connection to top graduate schools, mentors, and a network of supportive peers to help them throughout their journey.

 

All majors are welcome to apply at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEALTHCAREERS&cws=1&rid=111The deadline to apply is February 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM, so there is still time!  

 

Roxanna Juarez sent this note about HCC:   I am currently a fourth year student here at UCSD and part of HMP3. I am a Health Career Connection alumni.  I actually got involved with HCC because I saw their information in one of your emails--and I landed a 10 week paid internship with Kaiser Permanente-Fresno in the summer, so thank you for that.  I can honestly say being a part of the HCC family has helped me in so many ways, not only professionally but personally as well--I have gained the support of so many individuals in the health field and that is why I want to promote this program. I want others to be able to experience what I did because it was truly an amazing opportunity.  please feel free to contact me via email at r1juarez@ucsd.edu or you can get in contact with Alivia Shorter, the program manager for HCC, at ashorter@healthcareers.org or by telephone at (866) 579-4442 ext 12. You can also email HCC directly at info@healthcareers.org for more information.

 

Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_HCC_Intern_Recruitment_Poster.pdf. 

 

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).

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.

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

 

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  UCSD Undergraduate Research Scholarships offer several scholarships in a variety of fields with award amounts of up to $4000 for undergraduates working on research projects over the summer.  Students who apply must propose to work on a specific research project and may not graduate before Fall of 2015. In addition, a personal statement and a letter of recommendation/support from the faculty advisor are required. For a list of the scholarships and details on the application process and requirements, please see the URS webpage.  The scholarships are limited to US citizens, permanent residents, and Dream Act eligible/AB540 students.  Student applications and a letter of recommendation/support are due February 9, 2015.  The contact person for the scholarships is Dr. Sophia Tsai, at stsai@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-9014.

2.  The UC Scholars Program is open to any UCSD student in any major who is interested in pursuing a PhD or a career in research.  International students are welcome to apply.  The program runs for 8 weeks and provides students with housing, a $2800 stipend, free GRE classes, and 30 hours of mentored research a week.  During the 8 weeks the program runs, students in this program may not receive any other funding for the project or take any other classes. The application period closes on February 18th, 2015 at 10am.  For more information and to apply, see the UC Scholars webpage.  Contact Karen Van Ness, kvanness@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-5791, for more information.


3.  Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine, June 15-July 31

A seven-week program including state-of-the-art lectures, cutting edge bench research, and opportunities to write scientific research articles for publication in medical journals. The focus of this internship is on human infertility and reproductive medicine research with world-renowned scientists from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine. Open to medical or undergraduate students interested in a medical career. Application Deadline: March 1, 2015




 

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.

 

You should 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.

 

 

GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

1.  The Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Program sets students apart and enhances their academic credentials.  The program exposes participants to the diverse perspectives from a wide variety of fields, providing rich, interactive discussions and the opportunity for career-long networking.  It also prepares students to address the inevitable ethical issues they will face as medical students and physicians.  Learn more about the Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics graduate programFor entry into the M.B.E. or certificate program for fall 2015, please apply by Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  If you'd like to learn more check out our online information session.

 

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: http://medschool.duke.edu/mbs.    

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

1.  Interested in the UQ/Ochsner medical school in Australia, designed for American students?  This program consists of 2 years in Brisbane, Australia and 2 years in New Orleans.  The program had a high residency match rate last year.  Come to a presentation and/or have an individual appointment to get your questions answered!  Mon. Feb. 2, in the AEP conference room in old Student Center B (across from the Mandeville coffee cart).. Thirty minute individual appointments will begin at 11:00 am with the last appointment at 4:00 pm.  Book your appointment with Thea Volpe at [mailto:tvolpe@MedEdPath.org].  The formal presentation will begin at 5:00 pm, same date and same location.  

 

2.  The 2015 AACOMAS Application cycle has rolling deadlines.  However, the majority of the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools have a February 1, 2015 deadline for AACOMAS.   Please ensure that any of your interested premedical students are aware of this national deadline and any applications in progress are completed ASAP.

2015 AACOMAS application at: https://aacomas.aacom.org/   2015 AACOMAS Instructions at: http://www.aacom.org/Documents/AACOMASInstructions.pdf

3.  Thinking about medical school? Join the AAMC on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 2-4pm ET for an information session and Q&A. (that’s 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific time)  Learn about our pre-med services, including Aspiring Docs; The Medical School Admission Requirements; The MCAT Exam; the AMCAS application; Fee Assistance Program; Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools; and Summer Medical and Dental Education Program. Register now: http://ow.ly/GXvN3

 

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 OPTOMETRISTS

1. University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp

Session I, June 17-19, 2015

Session II, July 15-17, 2015

The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school.  The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.  There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.

For more information, please visit:  http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/opto-camp.  Program Contact:  Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537, hiwata@berkeley.edu

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1.  This Wednesday,  Jan. 28  Ross University presentation for future veterinarians, 5:00 pm in the AEP conference room in old Student Center B (across from the Mandeville coffee cart).  PIZZA! 

2.  IMPORTANT Webinars for anyone interested in becoming a vet:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/VeterinaryMedicineWebinar_Schedule_14_15.pdf.


 

3.  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.  Health Career Connection (HCC) is excited to announce a PAID internship opportunity for college students and recent graduates!  Students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!  The application period is open now and closes on February 9, 2015.  All majors are welcome as long as you have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in health. For more information, click here for description and qualifications[IC1] , watch this video, and visit the Health Career Connection website. The online application can be found here.
To learn more about HCC, and hear from staff, we invite you to attend one of our online info sessions:

Friday January 30, 2015 – 10:00 AM PST/10:00 PM EST  Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8485858483738349826  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 3:00 PM PAST/6:00 PM EST  Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6096765951627581698

If you are interested in a career in the health field, this is an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a paid summer internship in public health, health administration/management, health policy/advocacy, and community health. The internship provides talented, diverse undergraduate students and recent graduates with the experience, exposure, and mentorship necessary to discover and achieve your health career goals.
 
HCC interns are placed full-time with organizations such as hospitals, health systems, health policy institutes, health departments, community health centers, community based organizations, and non-profits to work on a meaningful project. Interns gain concrete, marketable skills and knowledge of the health field. Interns are also provided with leadership training and professional development. Interns come away with in-demand skills, concrete life and career plans, connection to top graduate schools, mentors, and a network of supportive peers to help them throughout their journey.
 
The application period is open now and closes on February 9, 2015. All majors are welcome as long as you have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in health. Students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply! For more information , click here for description and qualifications[IC1] , watch this video, and visit the Health Career Connection website. The online application can be found here.
To learn more about HCC, and hear from staff, we invite you to attend one of our online info sessions:


[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Friday January 30, 2015 – 10:00 AM PST * Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8485858483738349826

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 3:00 PM PST * Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6096765951627581698

Don’t delay—start your application early! If you are a student, we look forward to receiving your application. We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student network. If you have any questions, or would like additional information or materials, please email us at info@healthcareers.org.


2.  Undocumented Student Services is hosting the first-ever UCSD Dream Big Conference.  This two-day event will bring together students, staff and faculty, and invited community guests to share information and to explore how UCSD can better support students who are undocumented and from mixed immigration status families.  The event will be Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7.  The Friday morning sessions are tailored for staff and faculty, the Friday afternoon sessions are designed to be beneficial for everyone, and the Saturday sessions are tailored for students.  There will also be a luncheon on Friday featuring remarks from VC González.  If your schedule permits, please consider attending one or more portions of the conference.  For more information and to register, visit the conference website.  Also, check out the Dream Big Conference on Facebook.  Questions?  Please call (858) 822-6916 or email undoc@ucsd.edu

3.  UCSF School of Medicine has a great postbac program for underrepresented students!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSF_SoM-OutreachProgramsFlyer.pdf

4.  Graduate Fellowship Training Program - Summer 2015 – offered by Hispanic Serving-Health Professions Schools, a distinguished program for current graduate, doctoral, and fourth-year undergraduate students, as well as for recent graduates.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience while researching heath issues affecting Hispanic and other minority populations.  Questions?  Contact Riley Wilson, Communications Intern, Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Office: (202) 290-1186  E-Mail: rwilson@hshps.org

5.  Did you get into an Osteopathic Medical School for next year?  Alumni:  Maybe you’re already there!  The 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes underrepresented minority students at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine.  Each year, awards are given to one newly accepted student and one continuing student.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority group, including African-American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic. The applicant must also be either currently enrolled in his or her first, second or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and planning to matriculate at an AACOM member college. All applicants must be in good academic standing. Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2015.  All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements; late or incomplete entries will not be considered.  Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2015.

Please visit AACOM's Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program webpage for more information.  Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Joye Shepperd at jshepperd@aacom.org or (301) 968-4142.

6.  The 2015 application cycle for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program is now open, and has been updated to reflect new requirements to better aid individuals who are awarded fee assistance. Beginning this year, the program is open to applicants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, a change that reflects the growing number of institutions that are opening doors to students with DACA status. The program requires that applicants include financial information for all living parents and allows them to use their award for up to two years without reapplying.

7.  SMDEP would like to introduce a phenomenal resource for students pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a free six-week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who identify with a group that is marginalized in society and underrepresented  in the field of medicine, students who possesses economic hardships, and who demonstrate an interest in issues affecting marginalized populations.  SMDEP is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the program is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Associatio (ADEA).  This six-week summer academic enrichment program engages scholars with many opportunities necessary to be successful as dental and medical students including:

         Professional coaching and communication skills development while attending seminars and gaining practical experience (dental labs or clinical rotations) weekly.

         Financial planning and career development workshops, and academic counseling

         Clinical shadowing in medicine and dentistry

         Simulated interviews with SMDEP tutor/members and/or admission deans in preparation for the formal application process of medical and or dental school.

         Discussion of ethical and professional behavior in healthcare;

 

SMDEP is hosted at 12 participating institutions (nine medical and dental sites and three medical only sites) across the country with 80 students at each site. We are now accepting applications and the deadline for submission is March 1, 2015. If you have any questions or would like additional promotional materials.  Please contact me at rhubb@aamc.org or 202.828.0633. For more information on SMDEP (Summer Medical Dental Education Program) please visit www.smdep.org and follow us on Facebook  and Twitter

8.  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.

9.  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

10.  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.

 

11.  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/.

 

That’s it for Week 4!  Next Saturday is MEDS!  Yours~  Adele

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