HMP3 Weekly Email 10.12.14

Lots of excitement this week, with plenty to do:

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

[if !supportLists]1)     [endif]Look for a special section on Post-bacs next week.  But THIS WEEK come to a presentation by a respected post-bac on Monday, called GeorgeSquared!  The director of the Biomedical Science programs for G2, a joint venture between Georgetown and George Mason Universities located on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia, is coming to visit UCSD on Monday, October 13 at 3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Round Room, sponsored by HMP3.  G2 offers two joint programs that can be completed in less than one year. The post-baccalaureate graduate level Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate program is designed for individuals interested in careers in the wide variety of health related professions. The MS in Biomedical Sciences is geared toward those students who are specifically interested in pursuing a career in medicine or in biomedical research.  Come learn about these excellent postbac opportunities! 

 

[if !supportLists]2)     [endif]JUNIORS & SENIORS—THE HMP3 PEER MENTOR PROGRAM STILL NEEDS MENTORS!  What are the perks of being a mentor for PMP?  *You can put my name on your application to medical or other health professional school, to vouch for your hours of service.  *You will receive a certificate to recognize your service.  *One or more cash awards will be given to the best mentor(s) at the closing ceremony.  *Seniors will receive a cord to wear at graduation.  *You will have the pleasure and satisfaction of helping a student who is new to UCSD, while meeting at fun themed parties and events.  SIGN UP HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:   http://peer-mp.ucsd.edu/questionnaire.html.

[if !supportLists]3)     [endif]Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions are starting up again.  The orientation for tutors is being held THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 16 at 4:00 pm in the AEP conference room (right next to Adele’s office) in Old Student Center B.  Did you do well in a science course, especially a prerequisite course for the medical field?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application!  Write to hope.tritons@gmail.com to offer your services, or just show up at the orientation! 

[if !supportLists]4)    [endif]Time is running out to sign up your club for our big HMP3 Pre-Health Club Fair on Monday, Oct. 20 (see SAVE THE DATE section below).  ***Note from Adele:  Is your club represented? Write to hmp3program@gmail.com to be invited!***

[if !supportLists]5)     [endif]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 provided!  These student athletes from under-represented minorities are in need of your help!  Here is more information for you:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PRO_Volunteer_Handout_PDF.pdf and http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSD.Adele.Tutors.docx.  Email Susan English at susan@larry-english.org to sign up to be a volunteer! 

[if !supportLists]6)    [endif]Don’t forget, you can still order MCAT practice tests from me for test dates through January 2015—for $20 each, instead of $35!  Just write back with the numbers of the tests you want to purchase and I’ll place your order—after payment is received.  Happy to help! 

[if !supportLists]7)     [endif]Adele’s office hours during Week 2:  Wed & Thurs 12:00-3:00 (always off on Mondays). *Office location & website at the bottom of the page.

 

CALENDAR

Mon. Oct. 13  GeorgeSquared (G2) Post-Bac Program presentation (sponsored by HMP3), 3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Round Room.  G2 offers two joint programs that can be completed in less than one year. The post-baccalaureate graduate level Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate program is designed for individuals interested in careers in the wide variety of health related professions. The MS in Biomedical Sciences is geared toward those students who are specifically interested in pursuing a career in medicine or in biomedical research.  Come learn about these excellent postbac opportunities! 

Mon. Oct. 13  Come check out Phi Delta Epsilon's Rush Week [October 13-18th].  UCSD’s only co-educational pre-medical fraternity will be hosting their Fall Recruitment. It will be an informative and fun filled opportunity to get to know  the members of the fraternity and what they are all about.  Info Night is Monday,  8:00 pm in the SSC Multipurpose Room.   

Wed. Oct. 15  Professional and Graduate School Information Fair, 10:30 am-2:30 pm on Library Walk.  Lots of medical and health professions schools are coming!  Also lots of grad programs that can be used to strengthen your application to medical school—or as stepping stones to other careers in health!  2014 participant list:  https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=gradfair2014. 

Wed. Oct. 15  Biomedical Ethics Seminar:  Industry Funding of Academics—Should we be concerned?  Speaker:  Wael Al-Delaimy, Professor and Division Chief of Global Health, 4:30-6:30 pm in the 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  Abstract:  Conflict of Interest (COI) is a concept familiar to any one involved in academics. The Office of Research Integrity defines a conflict of interest as “a situation in which financial or other personal considerations have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment and objectivity.” Increased industry funding for scientific and medical research heightens the risk of COI and may make managing such conflicts a challenge. Some industries are well known for interfering with research outcomes. Studies indicate that pharmaceutical industry sponsorship may bias research outcomes with negative impact on the health of product users. This presentation looks at two headline-making cases of COI that took the profession of epidemiology by surprise and have implications for other health sciences.

 

Wed. Oct. 15  Chiropractic Career Night, 7:00 pm at the Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel, Compass Ballroom, 1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.  Imagine changing lives every day by becoming a chiropractor.  Sign up here:  http://www.lifewestcareernight.com/.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/San_Diego_Career_Night.chiropractic.jpg.

Wed. Oct.15  Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #1, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. Come out to hear what we have planned this quarter. We will also have Dr. Armour as our guest speaker. He is our club advisor and a professor from the UCSD biology department.

Wed. Oct. 15  Flying Sams first GBM! 8:00 pm in Leichtag 107 Conference Room (School of Medicine).  Introduction:  Welcome to Flying Samaritans!  Presentation: Flying Samaritans Who We Are & What We Do.  Speaker: Pharmacist Dr. Wan-Ting Huang PGY2.  Flying Samaritans Executive Board: Meet and Greet with Q&A.  Light Refreshments will be provided.  Come out to our first GBM to learn more about the stations and positions available at our clinic. Learn about this year’s events, fundraisers, and committees that are available to you.

Thurs. Oct. 16  HMP3/HOPE’s Project Success Orientation, 4:00 pm in the old Student Center B conference room (corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane, 2nd floor).  Did you do well in a science course, especially a prerequisite course for the medical field?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application!  

Thurs. Oct. 16  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Jeffrey Turchi, DDS and Lawrence Garetto, MS,PhD 6:30 pm in the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy PSB Education Rooms 2&3.   Dr. Turchi, Director of Admissions for Western U of Health Sciences, will speak about admissions and what dental school is like at Western.  Dr. Garetto, Professor and former Dean at Indiana School of Dentistry, will present an ethical dilemma case study.  Reception at TGIF to follow.

 

Thurs. Oct. 16  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #1, 7:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room. Come out to our first GBM to learn what SIM is all about!  We will have a guest speaker from the Holistic and Integrative Medicine Action Group (HIMED) at the UCSD School of Medicine. There will be free Vietnamese sandwiches as well as a Tapex social afterwards!

 

Thurs. Oct. 16  Student Society for Medical Ethics (SSME), General Body Meeting: What is Medical Ethics? 8:00 pm, location TBA. Healthcare challenges not only knowledge of medicine and the human body, but also the ability to rationalize and make difficult decisions; though much overlooked, ethics is a critical part of healthcare education. What makes medicine so ethically challenging? How do you approach these questions, whether in interview or workplace? Join SSME for the opportunity to discuss these issues in an educational, supportive setting, starting with our first GBM of the year! ***RSVP on our Facebook event, and keep an eye out for the announcement of a meeting location. Food will be provided!

Fri. Oct. 17  American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Meeting at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.  ASBH promotes multidisciplinary scholarship, research, teaching and policy development among people engaged in clinical and academic biotethics.  Contact Philip Yoong at yoong.philip@gmail.com to find out how to attend.


SAVE THE DATE

Mon. Oct. 20  HMP3 Pre-Health Club Fair, 5:30-7:30 pm in Price Center Ballroom East.  All the pre-health clubs at UCSD will be there! This is going to be like a REAL FAIR, with PHOTO BOOTH! GAMES! DOOR PRIZES! FOOD! Everything is free!!  You can even get advising at the fair—so come with your questions!  Note from Adele:  ***Is your club participating?? Contact hmp3program@gmail.com for an invitation to register your pre-health org. Get a free table, a chance to win a cash prize for your org and recruit new members from hundreds of UCSD students!!!***

Wed. Oct. 22 & Thurs. Oct. 23  Fall Quarter Job and Internship Fairs, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. DAY 1 - RIMAC Arena | DAY 2 - Price Center Ballroom West.  *T.O.P. Students Get Early Access: 10:00am-10:30am.  Day 1 is the annual Science & Technology Job & Internship Fair. Day 2 is for students and alumni from all fields of study to meet with employers from all industries.  List of 2014 Participants:  https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php.  5 Tips to Make The Most of The Fair:  http://career.ucsd.edu/student-mfg/5-tips.htmlBe a T.O.P. Student - Talented and Occupationally Prepared – Avoid the large crowds and long lines. Be one of the first students that your top choice employer meets. T.O.P students will have early access into the Job Fair from 10:00am-10:30am. The criteria to be our T.O.P. students are: having your resume reviewed at the Career Services Center, attended a prep workshop, and have an updated resume uploaded to Port Triton. Resume Books will be generated for Employers!

Wed. Oct. 22  SACNAS (Society of Advancement for Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science) First General Body Meeting, 6:30pm in the Raza Resource Centro. Please join us as we engage in fun ice breakers, listen to a talk by a distinguished faculty member and learn about the exciting opportunities and goals the chapter will push to accomplish this upcoming quarter. We hope to see you there!  Here is the link to our website: http://ucsdsacnas.weebly.com/

Thurs. Oct. 30  An Evening with the UCSD School of Medicine, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Leichtag Building on the medical school campus.  The School of Medicine only offers this opportunity twice a year—and only through HMP3!  Pre-med clubs?  Encourage your members to attend—the SOM is no longer giving presentations to individual student orgs, so this is the best chance for your members to meet with UCSD SOM Admissions and get all your questions answered! 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  Are you interested in science and society? Would you like to have your writing/opinions published? Then join The Triple Helix at UCSD! This is an organization with multiple chapters across the country including at Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, UC Berkeley and UCSD among many others! We are looking for writers and editors for the 2014-2015 year. If you are interested, send an e-mail to ucsd@thetriplehelix.org. For more information about the org, visit www.thetriplehelix.org and check out our blog at www.triplehelixblog.com.

 

2.  Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in North Carolina is reaching out to prospective students interested in learning about the professions of: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Physician Assistant Practice (PA), MS in Public Health (MSPH), MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS), and other graduate-level health professions, including Clinical Research.

Virtual Fair—chat with faculty, staff and current students in a virtual setting! October 24th – CPHS Health Professions Virtual Fair—Register Here:  https://cuweb.wufoo.com/forms/campbell-university-cphs-virtual-visit-rsvp/

3.  Modern Pediatrics and Research in the Autism Community, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Sanford Consortium (at UCSD).  I wrote to them and asked if HMP3 members could attend.  They said yes and added “students” to the $20 section of the registration page. They are very excited to have you!  Lunch is included!  Read all about it at http://portal.emailnetworks.com/vm2/e66f9a1dbecc5217/25309/f16b60a50c35e4ec3947229f28c3afba

 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Join the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) for the chance to do research during Winter and Spring quarters for 4 units of credit in each quarter (must have at least junior standing.)  You will also write a research paper and present your findings at an undergraduate research conference in the Spring.  There will be workshops on how to write your paper and how to present your research.  Here is the link for the student application: https://cur-server.ucsd.edu/machform/view.php?id=57025.  Be sure to look over the FMP Blog, especially the section on “information for students.”  This will have the basic information and updates about the program. More details about the Faculty Mentor Program can be found at http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/FACULTY_MENTOR_PROGRAM.2014.docx

 

TORN BETWEEN MEDICINE AND LAW?

1.  Emory Law’s juris master (JM) in Health Law provides a unique opportunity for healthcare students and professionals.  The JM is a 30-credit hour program that can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in up to four years, and is designed for individuals who want to supplement their academic and/or professional background with a knowledge of the law as it relates to their industry or profession . . .  in this case health law or healthcare policy and management.  The JM in Health Law would benefit undergraduate students who want to shore up their medical school application during their gap year as well as medical students that want to differentiate themselves to increase their chances of matching for a residency.  The following quote is from a JM student who did just that . . .

The JM in Health Law was instrumental in obtaining my residency--during my residency interviews, the first question asked was about my juris master degree in health law. Interviewers loved the idea and expressed interest in the program.”.  Dr. April Carter, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Internal Medicine Residency Program,  Memphis, TN.

To find out more information, contact Lynn Labuda at llabuda@emory.edu or 404-712-1397, and/or register for an upcoming event.   

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

1.  Studying for the 2014 MCAT? Find being in a study group helpful? To join a new study group contact Chase at mclemesh@ucsd.edu so we can get this organized! The studying could take place at either of the UCSD libraries. It will helpful to test other students on material, learn from other students' test taking techniques and stay motivated to keep studying for long hours and eventually get that admission worthy MCAT score!

2.  ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine has recently published the results of a survey of first-year medical students – Candid thoughts on the first year of med school.  You may find this of interest.  http://thedo.osteopathic.org/2014/10/expected-first-years-candid-thoughts-med-school/

3.  Aspiring Docs is pleased to announce a new video series called “Ask a Med Student”, in which med students answer questions about their path to medical school, what med school courses are like, patient experiences and more. You can view our first set of videos here, and check back in the future for additional videos. If you or your students have questions you’d like us to film medical students answering, or if you have former students you think would be great resources to answer questions, please email aspiringdocs@aamc.org or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1.  Advising the Veterinary Studenta webinar to help you better understand the application process and shows you the tools to help your students.  Thursday, Oct. 16 from 12:00-1:00 PDT.  Sign up here:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/305501910Note from Adele:  It’s okay for you to know what I know! 

 

FOR FUTURE PODIATRISTS (FEMALE!)

1.  We would love to invite your students to attend the American Association of Women Podiatrists Science Conference at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego on Saturday, October 18th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the profession, to meet the Dean of our College along with members of our faculty, current students and other renowned podiatric physicians. Students will have access to the conference sessions and the exhibition hall.  Registration is completely FREE and lunch will be included.  You can find more information on the event and the link to register here:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1faD8ZiPhDId20ewzLtpfU9ulxLp3Nfxf_J8HY_nvjW8/viewform.    

 

FOR FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS

1.  Berkeley Optometry presents: 

The Undergraduate Timeline for Success, Date: October 13, Time: 1-2:30pm PDT, Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ipJm7c5URYSJwvAXeFL0YTUs3bwR0d5TkzHJwSA4EzA/viewform?edit_requested=true.

Interview Skills & Professional Etiquette, Date: October 14, Time: 2-3:30pm PDT, Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EJfpE1attXpbGQh_xc6OXOnc3HjqrAakhA-f3IE23oA/viewform?edit_requested=true.

***More information about our webinars can be found here: http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/webinars. 

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  KGI School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA is hosting a Visitation Day for prospective students on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  The event will be held on the KGI Campus (535 Watson Dr., Claremont, CA 91711) from 9am-12pm.  To Register, prospective students can access the following link:  http://pharmacy.kgi.edu/news-and-events/event-calendar/events/101814-fall-2014-pharmd-visitation-day.html.

2.  Here’s the list of pharm schools which don’t require the PCAT:  http://www.pharmcas.org/school-directory/#/pharmd/required-tests

 

AMAZING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  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 provided!  These student athletes from under-represented minorities are in need of your help!  Here is more information for you:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PRO_Volunteer_Handout_PDF.pdf and http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSD.Adele.Tutors.docx.  Email Susan English at susan@larry-english.org to sign up to be a volunteer! 

2.  JUNIORS & SENIORS—THE HMP3 PEER MENTOR PROGRAM STILL NEEDS MENTORS!  What are the perks of being a mentor for PMP?  *You can put my name on your application to medical or other health professional school, to vouch for your hours of service.  *You will receive a certificate to recognize your service.  *One or more cash awards will be given to the best mentor(s) at the closing ceremony.  *Seniors will receive a cord to wear at graduation.  *You will have the pleasure and satisfaction of helping a student who is new to UCSD, while meeting at fun themed parties and events.  SIGN UP HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:   http://peer-mp.ucsd.edu/questionnaire.html.

3.  Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions are starting up again.  The orientation for tutors is being held THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 16 at 4:00 pm in the AEP conference room (right next to Adele’s office) in Old Student Center B.  Did you do well in a science course, especially a prerequisite course for the medical field?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application!  Write to hope.tritons@gmail.com to offer your services, or just show up at the orientation! 

4.  One of the most impressive volunteer services you can offer:  HOSPICE CARE.  Here is a message from a volunteer recruiter, written about my students:  “I am not sure if you remember me, but I sent you a flyer a while back for your HMP3 group. I received so many responses and have received so many amazing volunteers from your group. It is bittersweet for me to lose them to medical school and professional growth opportunities, but I have had the privilege of writing some recommendation letters for a few of them and I, of course, am so happy to see them succeed.  I was wondering if you would be willing to send my flyer out again. It is so nice to have volunteers who are interested in the health field.”  Here’s the flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Recruitment%20Flyer%20RMF%20pdf.pdfNow go ahead and do something amazing with yourself! 

 

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

1.  Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Student-Run Free Clinic (affiliated with UCSD School of Medicine):  this Fall Quarter 23 UCSD undergrad students are taking part.  Applications for Winter and Spring Quarters and more info can be found at http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/HFiT_Flyer_2015WinterSpring.pdf.   Winter deadline:  Nov. 4, Spring deadline:  Jan. 30.

2.  Global Dental Brigades in Honduras June 15- 21, 2015. We are looking for student volunteers interested in Dental, Medical, Public Health, and/or Community Outreach Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.  If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact us at globaldentalbrigades.ucsd@gmail to learn how to get involved. 

3.  PRE-MED FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA  Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2015 and finalists are interviewed in late February in Washington, DC (at the candidate's expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2015 and returns in late spring of 2016. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information and application are available on the AMSA website, including a link to the Jamkhed site and reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).

 

 

 

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.  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 provided!  These URM student athletes are in need of your help!  Here is more information for you:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PRO_Volunteer_Handout_PDF.pdf and http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSD.Adele.Tutors.docx.   Email Susan English at susan@larry-english.org to sign up to be a volunteer!  

2.  SACNAS (Society of Advancement for Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science) at UCSD- Our Vision:  SACNAS was founded on a principle that has actively sought to bring much needed change within the community of scientist world wide. With this objective in mind, our chapter has committed itself to empowering ALL individuals who are not only passionate about science, but are also seeking to be ambassadors of change. Our primary goal is to provide the necessary resources to both our internal community at UCSD, and externally to our community in San Diego ( K- community college). We welcome all those who stand in solidarity with our mission and look forward to expanding our family of fellow SACNISTAS.

Join Us for Our First General Body Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 630pm in the Raza Resource Center. Please join us as we engage in fun ice breakers, listen to a talk by a distinguished faculty member and learn about the exciting opportunities and goals the chapter will push to accomplish this upcoming quarter. We hope to see you there!  Here is the link to our website: http://ucsdsacnas.weebly.com/.

3.  Are you a DACA pre-med?  The AAMC has announced that students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status will be eligible to receive financial assistance through its Fee Assistance Program (FAP) during the medical school application process. The changes will take effect in January 2015. Many students who have been raised and educated in the United States and have aspirations of becoming physicians have experienced barriers related to their undocumented status. A recent article published in Academic Medicine suggests that improving access to medical education among these students can impact the nationwide physician shortage, particularly in underserved areas.

4.  Having difficulty with the VERBAL section of the MCAT?  Inexpensive preparation for the Verbal Reasoning part of the MCAT is available on Amazon—MCAT:  12 Week Plan for Verbal Reasoning Success (http://tinyurl.com/qbgda42).  This method was developed for the Medical Careers Diversity Program at the University of Texas, to help underprepared students achieve their goal of getting into medical school, and the program of study was very successful.  In fact, some students took their Verbal Reasoning scores from 6-7 to 10-11. This material is available in paperback and e-book format (Kindle, SmashWords, iTunes, etc.)  The e-book format contains hot links, which make it very easy for students to access.

5.  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/

6.  Project Success was designed with HOPE members in mind!  Watch next week’s email for a list of all the courses that are being tutored for FREE and take advantage of this great service in plenty of time for midterms! 

 

Next week look for a section on postbac opportunities.  Hope school is getting off to a great start for you!  ~Adele

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Adele Savage, M.A., HMP3 Coordinator

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

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