HMP3 Weekly Email 2.8.15

I’m recovered and back in the office this week—come see me!  (Drop-in advising hours are #4 below.)  I have a fun little announcement to make—I was thrilled to be nominated by a student for a university-wide Diversity Award, then I won it!  This is very meaningful to me, because the best part of my job is working with you all, and it’s just great to be rewarded for doing something you love so much!  Want to come to the awards ceremony?  (There won’t be any red carpet, and it will probably be pretty boring, but there will be food!)  If so, let me know by this Thursday, Feb. 12 so I can put your name on the guest list.  The ceremony will be on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 pm in Price Center Ballrooms A & B.  Yay!  ~Adele

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  This isn’t actually an HMP3 event, but the speaker is one of our highly valued mentors in the Health Professions Mentor Program, so I wanted to make sure you all had a chance to hear him.  He is terrific!  Tuesday, Feb. 10  Joint program between Pre-SOMA and Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society:  OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SPORTS MEDICINE, 6:30pm in the Liebow Auditorium (in the Biomedical Sciences Building at the Med School). Guest speakers will be Dr.

Arnold Cuenca, D.O. and Jonathan Brick, a student in osteopathic school.  Get all your questions about osteopathy answered here! There will also be a demonstration of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)!

 

2.  Stressing over the next wave of midterm or hoping to actually plan well for finals in 5 weeks?

HMP3 HOPE in collaboration with the Student Health Advocates is putting on BOOKS AND BODY: a study skills works workshop!

This workshop is aimed to help you learn skills such as: how to reduce stress, time management in the study period, and how to maintain a healthy diet when you are under stress. 

Interested in any of the above? Come out and join us! 

Where: Leichtag lecture hall (first building on your left after you cross Gilman on Library Walk on the medical school campus.
When: February 12
Time: 6:30pm
Featuring : Free food and tons of great tips!

We hope to see you there! 

3.  HMP3/HOPE’S PROJECT SUCCESS added some new subjects last week!  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: 

Shriya (BICD 100, BILD 1) 2-3pm

 

Hana (Chem 6A) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kevin (Genetics) 3-4pm

 

Wednesdays:

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

David (Physics 1 Series) 11:00am to 12:20 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

Kevin (Genetics) 11:30am - 12:30pm

 

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

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

Michelle (BIBC 103) 12-1pm

 

Emily (Chem 140A, BIBC 102) 12-1:30pm

 

4.  Adele’s office hours for Week 6:  Tues. 1-3, Wed. 12-2, Thurs & Fri. 1-3.  Always off on Mondays.

 

CALENDAR

Tues, Feb. 10 Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #3, 6:30pm in the Liebow Auditorium (at the Med School). You can still join AED if you want to! Just come out to meet us and learn about our events.  This is a joint GBM with Pre-SOMA and our guest speakers will be Dr. Arnold Cuenca, D.O. and Jonathan Brick, a student in osteopathic school.  Get all your questions about osteopathy answered here! There will also be a demonstration of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)!

 

*We are also having a Yogurt World fundraiser all day! However, your AED board members will be heading over after GBM and look forward to you joining us!

Website: http://aed.ucsd.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

Wed. Feb. 11  Registration for the new MCAT exam will open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, for April-June exam dates. Registration for the July-September exam dates will open in late April.

The MCAT team will host a Twitter chat on Tuesday, February 10 at 12:30 PM ET, for students to learn more about taking the new exam. You can join the conversation by searching #askMCAT and adding the tag to your tweets. Information will be posted on our Twitter feed @AAMC_MCAT about the chat in the coming week.

Wed. Feb. 11  UQ Ochsner General Admissions Webinar:  disappointed that the rep from the Australia medical school program cancelled last week due to illness? This webinar will provide a brief presentation highlighting the school’s unique program followed by a live Q&A.

Wednesday, February, 11th * 4pm - 5pm PST * REGISTER HERE

 

Thurs. Feb. 12  Stressing over the next wave of midterm or hoping to actually plan well for finals in 5 weeks?  HMP3 HOPE in collaboration with the Student Health Advocates is putting on BOOKS AND BODY: a study skills works workshop!  This workshop is aimed to help you learn skills such as : how to reduce stress, time management in the study period, and how to maintain a healthy diet when you are under stress. 

Interested in any of the above? Come out and join us 

Where: Leichtag lecture hall (first building on your left after you cross Gilman on Library Walk on the medical school campus.
When: February 12
Time: 6:30pm
Featuring : Free food and tons of great tips!

We hope to see you there!

Thurs. Feb 12  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Ethics & Professionalism Part I by Dr. Stacey Moon, DDS & GBM.  Topics: Dr. Moon’s lecture series will detail the importance of ethics and professionalism in healthcare. This is an important topic for professionals as well as student volunteers.  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm.

Thurs. Feb. 12  Mental Health Careers Panel, 2:00-3:30 in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Thurs, Feb. 12  Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #3, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. We are having a business panel with an acupuncturist and chiropractor. This is your chance to learn about the business side of medicine and ask questions about what it is like to have your own practice. This is a unique event that you would not want to miss!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/390513331068624/

 

 

Thurs. Feb 12  Student Society for Medical Ethics, Movie Screening: And the Band Played On -- 7pm @ MTF 175. Interested in large-scale ethics, public health issues, and challenging questions for anyone in a medical profession? Join SSME for this "docudrama" chronicling the discovery and spread of HIV/AIDS; in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak, step back and critically examine the social unrest, government apathy, and political infighting raised by one of the greatest pandemics in history. This is SSME's first event in a series specifically examining the ethics involved in the Ebola outbreak; throughout the movie, we will be taking time to hold short discussions on some of these many challenging issues. Bring movie snacks to share, and join the Event page here! [link]

 

SAVE THE DATE

Wed. Feb. 18  TOUGH CASES:  Imminent Death Donation: Is there a role for single, non-vital organ donation prior to withdrawal of life-sustaining measures in the ICU? 4:30-6:30 pm in the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF) 175 on the med school campus. Speaker: Donald B Stouder, MDiv, PC, CFSC.  Light refreshments will be served.  Abstract: 

Organ transplantation remains the treatment of choice for a growing number of people in the United States. With nearly 123,000 on waiting lists for various organs and only 6000-8000 potential dead donors and a very small number of living donors each year, experts agree that every potential organ donation opportunity should be maximized. In this presentation, Dr. Stouder will discuss recent proposals to consider organ donation from persons who are neither brain dead nor cardiac dead, but who might be able to make the gift of donation PRIOR to compassionate extubation when imminent death is expected shortly thereafter. Ethical principles such as the Dead Donor Rule will be reviewed, and a case study of one transplant center’s attempt at Imminent Death Donation will be discussed.

Sat, Feb. 21 CPR/BLS Certification Course, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society, 10am-1pm in the Warren College Room.

CPR/BLS certification is very useful for professional health schools, clinical programs, volunteer internships, and hospital employment. Through this program, you will receive certification that is good for two years.  The price is only $45 and seating is limited to 40 people with sign-ups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit http://thecprhero.com/ucsdaed/ to learn more or to sign up. Questions can be directed to ucsd.aed@gmail.com.  Website: http://aed.ucsd.edu/index.html  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

Sat. Feb. 28  The UCSD Pre-Nursing Club is holding a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course in the Earl Warren College Room in Price Center.  Get certified from the American Heart Association for the next two years at a special discounted cost of $45 per person! This CPR course is required by many healthcare schools, internships and to practice as a healthcare provider, so don't miss your chance to get certified. You could end up saving someone's life! Spots are filling up fast, so please fill out the form to reserve your place: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LePtYWjflf0POVW2ccFULoVMvChkx8bVwlExkvmu0MY/viewformStudents will be notified and placed on a waiting list if there are no more spots available.

Tues. Feb. 24  Letters of Recommendation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

 

Wed. Feb. 25  Personal Statements for Professional School, 1:00-2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

 

Thurs. Feb. 26  Postbac Premed Programs, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

 

Wed. March 4  Hello UCSD undergraduates! Are you pre-health or interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy?  Join us on March 4 at 7pm at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy where you can ask our student pharmacists questions about applications, school life, and career opportunities in pharmacy. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with current student pharmacists, learn more about the Pharm.D. program at UCSD, and get an early start in building your professional network. This will also be a great opportunity to meet students from all over San Diego!

 

When: Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM

Where: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cost: $10

Dress Code: Business casual

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details and be sure to RSVP here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1siAtyXz2Q02dYVALR9UU51Nd7FIA1n2P31G5XjbdRf0/viewform

 

There will be light refreshments served at this event.  We look forward to meeting you!

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  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*"

 

2.  Are you interested in publishing your biology research? Submit your work to Saltman Quarterly, the undergraduate research journal of the Division of Biological Sciences. This is your chance to have your research and photography published in UCSD's very own award-winning, peer-reviewed biological research journal. 

Research Paper Submissions - deadline FEBRUARY 13! Undergraduates may submit two types of scientific literature. 

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Original research manuscripthttp://sq.ucsd.edu/documents/SQSubmissionGuidelines.pdf

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Scientific review paperhttp://sq.ucsd.edu/documents/Review_Paper_Guidelines_final.pdf

 

3.  Want to publish your photography?  SQ Volume 12 Photo Contest - deadline FEBRUARY 20!  Your photo could be featured in the Volume 12 research journal! Photos must pertain to biology (e.g. neuropathy, microorganisms, plants, proteins, ecology, conservation, biochemistry, cell biology, etc.). For photo submission guidelines, visit: http://sq.ucsd.edu/submit/photo/index.shtml

Visit SQ Online, the online community for biology students: sqonline.ucsd.edu.  Connect with Saltman Quarterly: facebook.com/saltmanquarterly.  Questions? Email us at sq@biomail.ucsd.edu

4.  The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Individual Awards.  Please apply by March 1, 2015!

 

The SURF Awards are aimed at introducing undergraduate students to pharmacology research.  Our goal is to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology.

Since 1992, over 1400 students have conducted research in faculty labs through the SURF program.

Participants in the SURF program have opportunities to investigate the latest issues in biomedical research, get hands-on experience with laboratory techniques, collaborate with faculty and other students, build and expand their professional networks, and learn about careers in research.

To apply for a SURF award, visit us online at www.aspet.org/awards/SURF.  There are two ways to apply for an award.  If your institution has a currently funded SURF program, you may apply directly to that program.  If your institution does not have a currently funded program, you may apply for an individual award to conduct research with a mentor of your choosing.  The application deadline for individual awards is March 1, 2015.  Please note that Institutional programs may have different deadlines - contact the institutional program directly for more information.  For more information, visit us at www.aspet.org/awards/SURF 

  

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  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.


SUMMER SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE

1.  Hospital internships run by the Atlantis Project (AP) provide students with ethical shadowing programs within government-run hospitals in Europe. We strongly believe that applied experiences in health sciences, increased cultural competency, and opportunities to give back to the local communities provided through our programs combine to help students distinguish themselves and become better health professionals.

The Atlantis Project is now accepting applications for our 2015 1-week spring break and 2-10 week summer programs in Spain and Portugal. Students may also be eligible to receive an AP scholarship! Check out our scholarships page for more details.

 

GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

1.  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


2.  Somos Hermanos Summer Spanish Immersion Program in Guatemala!  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.  Summer program dates:  June 14-July 11.  Deadline to apply:  Feb. 15 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.  Registration for the new MCAT exam will open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, for April-June exam dates. Registration for the July-September exam dates will open in late April. An announcement will be made on February 11 once registration officially opens.  

The MCAT team will host a Twitter chat on Tuesday, February 10 at 12:30 PM ET, for students to learn more about taking the new exam. You can join the conversation by searching #askMCAT and adding the tag to your tweets. Information will be posted on our Twitter feed @AAMC_MCAT about the chat in the coming week.

2.  Four Reasons to take the new MCAT exam in April: 

Even if you are ready, you might be tempted to wait until later in the year to take the new MCAT exam. But there are benefits to taking the exam earlier that you won’t want to pass up:

  • You will receive preliminary percentile rank ranges approximately three weeks after your exam. Your official scores will be released on June 16.  Your preliminary percentile rank ranges will give you an estimate of how you’ll stack up against other examinees who took the exam.

  • You will have more time to decide whether to retake the exam. If you take the exam later in the testing year, you will have less time in the admissions cycle to decide on retaking the exam, and less time to make decisions on which medical schools to apply. Consult with your pre-health advisor on what’s right for you.

  • You will be able to submit your AMCAS application to medical schools at the same time as students who took the old exam.  Your scores will be transmitted to your application before AMCAS sends the first round of verified applications to medical schools in early July.

  • You'll get a *$150 Amazon Gift Card if you take the exam in April. When you take the exam, whether you submit it for scoring or you void it, you'll still receive the gift card approximately three weeks later.

As an examinee taking the new exam in April, your scores will help set the new score scale for the exam that will be in place for the next 15 years! Click here to see an overview of the timeline.

*AAMC Fee Assistance Program awardees will receive a $60 Amazon.com gift card. The value of all incentive cards represents approximately half of the registration fee.

3.  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.

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  Hello UCSD undergraduates! Are you pre-health or interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy?

 

Join us on March 4 at 7pm at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy where you can ask our student pharmacists questions about applications, school life, and career opportunities in pharmacy. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with current student pharmacists, learn more about the Pharm.D. program at UCSD, and get an early start in building your professional network. This will also be a great opportunity to meet students from all over San Diego!

 

When: Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM

Where: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cost: $10

Dress Code: Business casual

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details and be sure to RSVP here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1siAtyXz2Q02dYVALR9UU51Nd7FIA1n2P31G5XjbdRf0/viewform

 

There will be light refreshments served at this event.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

2.  Pharmacy Information Day at UCSF: https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/infoday.  This event is catered towards individuals who are interested in a profession in pharmacy. There will be a panel of pharmacists, student pharmacists, and presentations on our curriculum and admissions process.

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.  Check out the video, “Doctors of Optometry Changing Lives Daily”.  This is a complementary video to the “Be a Doctor of Optometry:  Put Your Future in Focus” video that was released last year.  We also just released a podcast titled, “Is Optometry for Me”.  All of these resources are now available on the ASCO YouTube Channel.

For additional resources such as the Eye on Optometry blog, please check out the Applicants and Advisors section under Professional OD Programs.

 

2. 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

 

 

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.  Inside UCSF: http://diversity.ucsf.edu/InsideUCSF.  Inside UCSF offers an opportunity for an all-expense paid trip to visit the UCSF campus. Each year we accept 100 diverse students from across California for a two-day experience. UCSF covers the cost of meals, materials, and travel for all participants, as well as accommodations for those without BART or CalTrain access. The event targets individuals who are interested in the fields of pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and life sciences.

2.  Paid internships matched to your interests and career goals, across the U.S. (travel expenses covered, too!) Deadline to apply for summer internships is Feb. 27!   http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/HACU_2015_Internship_Program.pdf.

3.  SACNAS second GBM of this quarter, for those of you thinking about a career in science. We are putting together a panel of post-docs for an informal Q&A at the RRC on February 18th (Wed) from 6-7pm. Please come by and enjoy snacks and bring plenty of questions.

4.  Charles R. Drew University med school (at UCLA) is sponsoring the Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program, a 12week research program designed for outstanding minority and underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedicalrelated sciences.  Deadline to apply is March 1.  Brochure:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_UCRT_brochure.pdf

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

6.  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

7.  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.

8.  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 Association (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

9.  The Ohio State University, I-DOC, June 15-17, 2015.  Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry.  The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry.  Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care.  Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program.  Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included.  Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.  For more information, please visit: http://optometry.osu.edu/IDOC.

10.  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.

 

That’s it for Week 6!  Come see me in office hours if you want individual advice!  Yours~  Adele

P.S.  Unsubscribe from this email here:   http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/email_remove.php .

 

 

Adele Savage, M.A., HMP3 Coordinator

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

Location:  Student Center B, room 209

Corner of Gilman Drive & Mandeville Lane

Mailing address: 9500 Gilman Drive, 0311

La Jolla, CA 92093-0311

Phone: 858-534-7579  Fax: 858-534-8895

Email:  asavage@ucsd.edu  Website:  http://hmp3.ucsd.edu