HMP3 Weekly Email 11.16.14

I am meeting with UC San Diego Health Sciences this week about the new Health Professions Mentor Program protocol.  I may have something to tell next week!  Wish me luck—I’m anxious to get started~  Adele

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  Princeton Review Course Auction opens TODAY!  HMP3 is largely supported by the proceeds from auctions.  If you’re planning to buy a course anyway, why not save a few hundred bucks and get it from our auction?  Only one bid per student—bidding closes Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:59 pm.  Payment must be received by Monday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 pm or the course will go to the next highest bidder.  Princeton Review courses for the MCAT2015 begin in January.  The In-Person MCAT2015 course costs $2499. The LiveOnline version is $2399.  Your bid will count towards either one. 

Note from Adele:  All you have to do to bid is reply to this email with your name and phone number and the amount of your bid.  I already have your email address.  Good luck! 

 

2.  Immunology & Structural Biochemistry have been added to Project Success FREE TUTORING!  Worried about the midterms you just took?  Hoping to do better on the rest of them and your finals?   Come get help!  

 

Location:  The Raza Resource Centro (in the rear of the Student Services Center, just off of Rupertus Lane)

 

Monday, November 3rd

2:30-3:30 pm : Sarah Min, Jerry Yang ( Gen chem, Math 10 A-C and BIPN100)

3:00-4:00 pm : Chau Ngo, Jerry Yang (Gen Chem, O-Chem, BIPN 100)

Thursday, November 6th

10:00-11:00 am : Kevin Vo, Tiffany Tran, Jamie, Michael (Genetics, Math 20C, General Chem, BICD100 and BIPN 102)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Victor Contreras (Immunology and/or Structural Biochemistry)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm : Emily,Siderth, Jennie and Kevin H (Genetics, Gen Chem, Ochem, BILD 1/2, BIMM116 and BIMM100)

12:00-1:00 pm : Ugen Pham (BIMM100,110 and BIPN 102)

12:30-1:30 pm : Anne Cabangcala (Chem 4)

1:00-2:00 pm : Ashley Adams, Shriya, Jamie (Genetics, Chem 6 A/C, BILD 1, BIPN102 and BIMM100)

 

3.  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.

4.  Adele’s office hours for Week 7:  Friday only! 1-4

 

CALENDAR

Mon. Nov. 17  Interested in rehab therapy? Interested in pediatrics? Come to SPOT's Second GBM TOMORROW!  6:30-7:30 pm in the Thurgood Marshall Room (2nd Level of Price Center).  We are excited to have therapists from all three of the therapies (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, AND Speech Therapy) to come and talk to us about pediatric rehab at Rady Children's Hospital. This is a great opportunity to see how the different therapies overlap and work together in a team approach!

Wed. Nov. 19  Flying Sams GBM!  8:00 pm in Leichtag 107 Conference Room. Come out to our last GBM of the quarter 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.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Guest Speaker: Rob from Passport Admissions will be talking about Medical School Admissions and beyond.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Helen Han from Princeton Review will be available to answer your questions about MCAT and beyond.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS to learn about Medical School Admissions 

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]We will be accepting toys and toiletries at this GBM for a clinic point. All donations will be given to our patients at our Ensenada Fiesta Clinic, Rancho el Faro Orphanage, and the patients from Mujeres con Mayuscula Clinic Trips.

Thurs. Nov. 20  Project Nicaragua Last GBM of the quarter, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Green Table Room (2nd floor of the Price Center by Shogun).  Join us for our final GBM this year and get involved in one of our club committees! We will be recruiting members for our service and development committees. Students of ALL majors are welcome to join. Also, applications for our spring break medical trip will be released at the end of the quarter!Contact us at ucsdprojectnicaragua@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group: Project Nicaragua UCSD 

Thurs. Nov. 20  Come see a dissection of the head-and-neck region!  7:00 pm in the Liebow Auditorium of the Biomedical Sciences Building on the medical school campus.  Dr. Terry Tanaka, a world-renowned head-and-neck and TMJ expert, is an Emeritus Faculty Member at USC for both the Medical and Dental Schools, and is also a Professor with the Graduate Programs at the UCSD Medical School. He is a great lecturer and presents at multiple medical schools across the country. Anyone who is interested in the healthcare field is invited to attend this meeting, which is sponsored by the Pre-Dental Society.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues. Nov. 25  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Military Medicine!  6:00 pm in the Leichtag building lecture hall (cross Gilman Drive on Library Walk—the Leichtag is the first building on your left on the medical school campus).  Come learn how you can be paid a decent wage to attend medical school and other health professions schools while serving as an officer in the military, with all the privileges that entails.  After graduation you don’t owe any money—just time.  I’ve also heard that they don’t try to break you down in boot camp—but you will get very physically fit!  Come find out all about it! 

Thurs. Dec. 11  Would you like to serve as a volunteer on the USNS Mercy or USNS Comfort Hospital Ship in 2015?  People who have served on the trips will discuss the missions and answer any questions about these trips. It will be a very interactive evening, and people can sign up on a list of potential volunteers. Space is limited on the ships, and we need to let the Navy know early in 2015. When these ships are afloat, they are the 5th largest hospital in the world!  This meeting will be occurring on December 11th, Thursday, at the Pharmacy School, Educational Rooms 2 & 3 at 7:45pm. If we have a large crowd, we will move it to the auditorium on the same floor. 

Note from Adele:  This is a very popular opportunity!  You can find the location of the event by crossing all the way through the Biomedical Library on the medical school campus, then turning left on the street (Osler Lane).  Right before you reach the Pharmacy School, you will see stairs leading down to a below ground level patio area.  Go through the glass doors, and you will have arrived. Sponsored by the Pre-Dental Society—all future health professionals of any kind are invited and welcome to attend!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  This week is the week to sign up for your FREE UCSD Extension class!  Did you know that you are entitled to one FREE class at UCSD Extension, just for being a full-time UCSD student?  A voucher worth up to $400 can be picked up during the week of 11/17-11/21 for classes to be taken at University Extension starting Winter Quarter 2015.  Many students use this voucher for MCAT prep.  Note from Adele:  I know the current instructor (he is a med student at UCSD) and he is a terrific teacher!  You must pick up your voucher at University Extension.  They have a limited number of vouchers, so try to go early in the week.  You can pick up your voucher at the Student Services Center in building C on their campus.  Here is a link to their campus map:  https://extension.ucsd.edu/pdf/student/LaJollaDirections.pdf. This perk is available each quarter of the school year (excluding summer). 

2.  10th Anniversary Celebration of Education Week is THIS WEEK!  On Monday, the first 500 flag parade participants that join the parade will receive an IEW t-shirt and a food truck voucher!  

MONDAY:  Flag Parade

Meet at: 11:00am in front of Great Hall in ERC.  Sign Up Today! First 500 people get a free IEW T-shirt and a ten dollar voucher for a food truck lunch that day. Bring your flag or use one of ours!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vSgNVfy5bQ2YWEv6nDf1244NpFNJsmPY2eXZcR592KY/viewform

Grand Opening Ceremony

Time: 12:00-1pm Location: Town Square  Enjoy: Food from street vendors and music from Todo Mundo, voted one of the hottest new bands of San Diego! 

 TUESDAY:  Triton World Cup

Time: 2:00-4pm Where: Warren Field  Enjoy: Create a dream team, representing your country of choice, and enter to compete for the Triton World Cup Bring your own jersey, soccer gear and loyal fans to cheer for you. Winners will receive a T-shirt, medal and other prizes!  Sign up your team of 7 today by emailing amnoeuv@ucsd.edu or be assigned to a team.  Free: Woodstock’s Pizza and drinks!

 WEDNESDAY:  International Fashion Festival

Time: 1:30-3:30pm  Location: International Center  Enjoy: Represent your student organization on the Runway at the IEW International Fashion Festival! Walk the runway in either the traditional clothing of your culture and/or in your student organization t-shirt.  Sign Up Today!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDs2cV1BqMYWTWPkn0CrNq5KVvQSRxNJUpQ85E8WA/viewform

THURSDAY;  TEDx

Date:       Thursday, November 20, 2014  Time:       11:30 am-1:30 pm  Location:  Student Services Center/ Multi-Purpose Room  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxucsd-proudly-presents-global-talks-tickets-14114425627

Open Air Short Film Festival

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014  Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm  Location: Marshall Field  Enjoy: Some of the best short films from around the world.  Bundle up and bring a blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars!

 

3.  LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  UCSD Pre-SOMA is seeking officers for our executive board. SOMA stands for Student Osteopathic Medical Association.  We are seeking for 1 0 2 publicity chairs and a historian. Applications are due by December 20th, but preferable ASAP because we will be starting up during the Winter Quarter! For more information, you can contact us at ucsd.presoma@gmail.com.

 

 

RESEARCH STUFF

1.  Finding a 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship—Funding is available to do research during the summer! Learn about summer undergraduate research opportunities and how to submit a competitive application for summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS).

 

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 12:00p-1:00pm

Location: Natural Science Building (NSB) Auditorium (1st level)

 

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We have partnered with the Writing Center to help you prepare a competitive application!  RSVP REQUIRED: http://writingcenter.ucsd.edu. 

 

Are you considering applying for an undergraduate research scholarship? If you’d like to get some additional guidance, the UCSD Writing Center is offering a workshop geared specifically towards the application process.

 

Writing a Research Proposal for a Research Scholarship” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 5-6 pm.

 

The workshop will meet in 125 Mandeville. 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,” log in to the system, select Fall 2014 Workshops from the calendar drop-down menu, and choose the correct date and time of the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

 

2.  Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Registration Deadline is November 25th at: https://cur-server.ucsd.edu/machform/view.php?id=98077You must have junior standing, but you do not need to have found a mentor by this date.

 

3.  UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program:  Project Fellowships for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars.  Deadline:  December 1, 2014, 11:59 pm PDT.  http://research.ucsd.edu/fisp.html  Here’s an FAQ link:  http://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/ora/fisp_faq.html

 

4.  Summer research with the NIH!  Check out all the possibilities:  http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/summers/Some are for future doctors and other health professionals, some are for future MD/PhD’s (see Amgen).  

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

1.  The Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program (CASP) is hiring Peer Mentors! Students must be current UCSD undergraduate students and have completed a minimum of one academic year at UC San Diego to be considered.  Experience is required, see flyer for details!  Payment is $500 per quarter.  The deadline to apply is this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/CASP_Peer_Mentor_Description_2014.pdf

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  A personal note from Jennifer Farace, Director of Curricular and Student Affairs at UCSD School of Medicine:  There is a wonderful non-profit organization (Combine5) which has developed programs for the San Diego community that promote staying fit and living a healthy life. The ultimate goal of the organization is to support the community through enrichment-based programs that help youth in academics, athletics, mentorship, fitness, and nutrition. I have been truly impressed with what I have seen from them to date in terms of commitment and professionalism, which is why I have volunteered to work with them. (Further information about the organization in general can be found at: http://combine5.com/ )

One activity they are currently coordinating is a “Healthy Lifestyles Fitness & Nutrition Fair” on January 10, 2015.  As part of my role on the committee, I am looking for student volunteers to help out at the fair.  Flyer for the fair:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/C5_Healthy_Lifestyles_Fitness_Nutrition_Fair.pdfNote:  the date of the fair is incorrect on this flyer.  The new date is Saturday, Jan. 10.

Note from Adele:  Keep an eye on this space!  When I receive the volunteer sign-up sheet I will let everyone know.

2.  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 a 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/

 

CLINICAL OPPORTUNITIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

1.  SPANISH AND MEDICINE IN PERU:  Receive information about the "Spanish & Medicine" summer program in Lima, Peru.  The six-week session is suitable for pre-health students.  We designed the program specifically for those anticipating careers that will include occasional, or even frequent, patient care with Spanish-speaking immigrants.  To receive more information, just fill out this quick form.

2.  MEDICAL SHADOWING OVERSEAS:  Gap Medics provides international pre-health clinical experience, specializing in short-term hospital shadowing internships.Gap Medics guarantees a minimum of 23 hours a week of shadowing and offers programs in Tanzania, Thailand, Poland and Croatia. All placements are individually tailored to suit the needs for aspiring doctors, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and midwives. 



PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR APPLICATION


1.  Bioethics is a growing field at the intersection of medicine, law, public policy and ethics. For those who are exploring a career in healthcare, it can prepare them to face tomorrow's key issues and challenges as informed decision-makers.

  

The Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Program sets students apart and enhances their academic credentials. The program:

I invite you and your students to take an inside look at our program offerings - a graduate degree, a certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities and stand-alone seminars and courses. Discover how Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics can build the critical skills required to grapple with complex ethical issues before, during and after med school.
  

Learn more about the Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics graduate program

2.  Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment to study public health or pursue a health-related graduate degree. Our graduates go on to successful careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, business, law, communications, international policy, and government, among other fields.

The Tufts Advantage

Our esteemed public health programs include a Master of Public Health (MPH) and many MPH-combined programsMS-Pain ResearchEducation and Policy, and MS-Health Communication. The fall priority application deadline for the master's programs is January 15th. Applications can be submitted after the priority date and will be considered on a space-available basis.

We also offer three health-related master's programs: MS-Biomedical Sciences (MBS), Physician Assistant Program, and MS-Development and Regulation of Medicine and Devices (Biopharma). The MBS application deadline is July 15th and the Physician Assistant program deadline is July 1st. The Biopharma program admits students on a rolling basis after the priority application deadline of April 15th.

Our educational opportunities also include graduate certificate programs and professional development courses. Visit our website to learn more about our Public Health and Professional Degree Programs.

 

POST-BAC FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS DECIDED LATE THAT THEY WANT TO BE A DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

1.  Qualify for Medical School in Just Two Years!  Cal State Fullerton's full-time, two-year post-baccalaureate certificate provides the required coursework for non-science majors to attend medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, PA, PT or pharmacy school.  In addition to the required course work, our program can also assist you in securing the research, volunteering and shadowing experience that will help you get into and succeed at a top professional school and in the medical profession.  We also offer linkage programs that allow early admission to select professional schools. Read more on our linkage programs here.

 

FOR FUTURE MD/PhD’s:

1.  Did you know that the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?  Website:  http://go.osu.edu/success

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in stateoftheart research facilities.

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2016 or 2017, enrolled in a U.S. 4year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.  Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 23rd!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_SUCCESS_Flyer.pdf.

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

1.  Want to go to medical school in New York City after your sophomore year, with any major and without taking the MCATSounds too good to be true?  It isn’t!  Check out Mt. Sinai’s FlexMed Program highlights:

 

If you would like additional information or would like to discuss this program, please contact George Schreiner at  george.schreiner@mssm.edu.

2.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine has a new website:  explore www.aacom.org

3.  Spotlight on Osteopathic Medicine:  learn what OMM is about right here:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/AACOM-OMM_Visualized.pdf.  OMM is explained and visualized for you in this flyer.  Many premedical students across the nation are closely identifying with osteopathic medicines’ philosophical approach to whole-patient centered health care.  One of the many hallmarks of excellence is in Osteopathic Medicine’s approach through the use of OMM.

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, 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. 
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FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco, CA) is excited to announce two online resources for prospective / pre-dental students!  Click on our webpage.

Monthly E-Newsletter – “First Impressions: Dental Admissions News from Pacific DugoniNews on the pre-doctoral application process, life at Pacific Dugoni, financing a dental education, career paths and much more  Links:

Register Here!

Online Request:  Advising / School ToursAn online request tool for pre-dental/-health students interested in general admissions / school info, admissions advising or a tour of our new campus.   Link:

Register Here!

 


FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1.  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

2.  This insightful article includes profiles of  DVM/PhD candidates and DVM/PhD programs (alphabetical by state) and other pertinent information:  http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2010_07_16/caredit.a1000070

3.  More info on DVM/PhD programs, including info for international students! 

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.  Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the NIH Summer Internship Program. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. Want to become an MD/PhD?  Check out the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program on the website above.  The Amgen admission committee welcomes applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

2.  Did you know that the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?  Website:  http://go.osu.edu/success.

Note from Adele:  They are particularly interested in HOPE-eligible students.  The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in stateoftheart research facilities.

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2016 or 2017, enrolled in a U.S. 4year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.  Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 23rd!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_SUCCESS_Flyer.pdf.

3.  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! 

4.  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.

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/

 

Week 7 is upon us!  Only a month until finals—come to Project Success to let us help you get ready (see HMP3 Highlights section at the beginning of this email).  We truly want to help!  Yours~  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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