First HMP3 Weekly Email of Spring Quarter 3.29.15

Spring Quarter is PACKED with great opportunities for you!  Mark your calendars for the quarter by looking at the SAVE THE DATE section, so you won’t miss anything important! 

Good news!  There is a wonderful new pre-health advisor at the Career Services Center.  I like her so much!  Her name is Emily Loui.  We share the same philosophy of student service, and she is also very knowledgeable—because she went to medical school at UC Davis!  After her first year she decided she didn’t want to become a physician, which turned out to be lucky for all of us!  We are going to be collaborating on lots of programs for your benefit, so keep an eye out for those.  I’m very excited!  Be sure to welcome her and make good use of her skills and expertise. 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  On April Fool’s Day (April 1) we’re having back-to-back programs with dinner in between—this is no joke!  See the calendar section below for details.

2.  The Spring Quarter HMP3 Test Prep Scholarship competition is now open!  I have 16 50% scholarships to give away:  12 from Kaplan and 4 from The Princeton Review.  Recipients are chosen mainly based on need, hardship and grades.  Your odds of being chosen are usually about 50/50—so it’s definitely worth applying!  The deadline to apply is next Monday, April 6 @4:30 pm!  Here is the application: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/TEST.PREP.SCHOLARSHIP.application_Spring.2015.doc.     Good luck!

3.  The HMP3 Silent Auction is now open, too!  I have 1 Kaplan course and 2 Princeton Review courses to auction off.  How to bid:  send me an email with your name, preferred email address, phone number and bid.  You only get one bid per auction (maximum 3 bids).  I will tell you if you won or not on Wednesday, April 15.  You will have until Friday, April 17 at 4:00 pm to come into my office with cash or a check in the winning amount, or the course will go to the next highest bidder.  This is one of the main fundraisers for HMP3, which we use to support the programs we provide for you. If you’re planning on taking a course anyway, why not give the money to HMP3 and save yourself a few hundred dollars? Usual cost of courses:  Kaplan $1,999 (minimum bid $1,000), Princeton Review $2,499 (minimum bid $1,500).

 

4.  Adele’s office hours for Week 1:  Wed. & Thurs. 1-3

 

CALENDAR

Tues. March 31  CaHPSA x PRIME-HEq Lobby Day Workshop, 12:00-1:00 pm in MET 143 (Telemedicine Building at the UCSD School of Medicine).  In preparation for the Leadership Conference and Health for All Lobby Day in Sacramento on April 12th and 13th (Sunday and Monday), CaHPSA at UCSD is partnering with UCSD SOM PRIME-HEq to invite CaHPSA Statewide Coordinator, Angelica Ramirez, MPH, to speak about Senator Ricardo Lara's Health for All Act (SB 4) and Advocacy 101. This is open to any students with an interest in healthcare issues, and a passion for social justice.  Questions? cahpsa@ucsd.edu.  Visit us: cahpsa.ucsd.edu and facebook.com/cahpsaucsd

Wed. April 1  HMP3 SEARCH & HOPE are presenting back-to-back workshops!  Come to both and eat dinner with us in between!  Where:  Leichtag Building on the School of Medicine campus (the first building on your left after you cross Gilman at Library Walk)

4:30-5:00 pmThe brand new, 7-story Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute (next to Scripps Memorial Hospital) needs LOTS of volunteers!  Come learn about all the possibilities from their volunteer coordinator. 

5:00-6:00 pm--DINNER

6:00-7:00 pm—What Med Schools Really Want!  Why is it that some applicants can be so successful despite a lower MCAT or lower GPA?  This presentation shows students what med schools really want and gives a set of strategies to implement and improve your application to medical school.  Led by Passport Admissions, an organization that makes your success its goal, this session will help you learn how to supplement your application and make your strengths shine.  Note from Adele:  This workshop was very popular at past MEDS Conferences and at the most recent UC Davis conference!

Sat. April 4  Flying Samaritans is a holding an MCAT 2015 Practice Test, sponsored by The Princeton Review.  Refreshments and Prizes will be available. Grand Raffle Prize: A Scholarship to an Ultimate MCAT Course (Raffle will Occur for Attendance of 25+)

MCAT 2015 practice sign ups and more info: http ://goo . gl/forms/I3OYunc4y3 


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SAVE THE DATE

 

Mon. April 6  MD? DO? DPM? PhD? PA? Learn the best pathway to medicine for YOU!  6:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  This workshop is a MUST for all pre-med and pre-health students to gain a full understanding of the scope of clinical medicine!! Hear from a panel of medical professionals including a MD, DO, PA, DPM and PhD and learn the difference and similarities between the pathways to medicine. This workshop is VERY useful, even for students who feel they know which pathway they want to take. Students with a broad knowledge of the options in medicine tend to do better in medical school interviews. FREE DINNER for those who register on Port Triton:  https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/students/.   The panel will be moderated by Emily Loui, Health Professions Career Advisor.   Speakers:                                                                                                                                  Elaine Tanaka, MD (Surgeon)

Summar Aymar, DO (Supervising Physician of Planned Parenthood)

Gregory Clark, DPM (head of podiatry division of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Scripps Clinic)

Britta Hult, PA (Scripps Coastal Medical Center)
Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D. (Director of Brachytherapy and Regulatory Affairs at Moores Cancer Center)

Tues. April 7  UCSD Health Corps presents:  Volunteer NOW Health Conference, 9:30 AM – 2:oo pm in PC East Ballroom from 9:30 AM- 2PM. Our conference is focused on providing a forum for health focused student organizations to communicate and participate in various workshops with topics ranging from medical advocacy to community mapping to mental health . Our conference is structured so that students can attend workshops from 10-12 and then we'll have an introduction/keynote speaker from 12:00-1:00 pm  Dr. Nick Yphantides will be our keynote speaker. There will be Subway catering for lunch. From 1:00-2:00 pm tabling will happen, where UCSD undergraduates can connect with various heath focused organizations on campus. At the end of the conference there will be a raffle!

 

Wed. April 8  E-mail Etiquette Workshop, 5:00-6:00 pm in the AEP Conference Room (next to Adele’s office in old Student Center B, second floor—across from the Mandeville coffee cart).  During this event sponsored by Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP), Dr. Madeleine Picciotto, Director of the UCSD Writing Center, will discuss the following topics:  What's the proper etiquette for writing to a professor? Is it acceptable to ask for a letter of recommendation via email? Unsure about the fine points of academic communication? In this workshop, we’ll discuss guidelines for professional contact in a university setting.  Please RSVP here: https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/camp/view.php?id=26390

Thurs. April 9  The Society of Health Advancement is teaming up with the American Red Cross organization to host a Blood Drive, 10:00 am – 4:15 pm on Library Walk.  The Society of Health Advancement is a non-profit and student-run organization that provides its members with opportunities for community outreach in healthcare as well as opportunities to establish networks among peers or mentors in the medical field. The organization is open to all students interested in entering the healthcare field. Come and donate blood and support the American Red Cross in helping those in need!

 

Thurs. April 9  HMP3 presents:  Getting Letters of Recommendation with Rachel Bruckman (one of the most highly rated presentations at the 2015 MEDS Conference), 6:30-7:30 pm in the Leichtag Building on the School of Medicine campus (the first building on your left after you cross Gilman at Library Walk).  Your lecture class has over 300 people in it. You're shy, and office hours are crowded. Your professor doesn't know your name. How do you go about approaching a professor for a letter of recommendation? When should you start looking for letters? Learn how to score a quality letter of recommendation in this workshop, which is designed to help students learn how to bridge the gap of communication between themselves and professors.

 

Sun. April 12  Choosing the Right Medical Schools for You (courtesy of Passport Admissions)—FREE TO FIRST TIMERS!   Which medical schools are a good fit for you?  This question is one that most pre-meds don’t even consider, and as a result, they apply to a bunch of schools that are poor fits, making it much less likely that they will be accepted.  At this seminar we will figure out how many schools you should apply to, discover meaningful differences among medical schools, and finalize your personalized medical school list. 

Our seminars are limited to 20 students, and there are just a few seats left.  Please RSVP at the link below:  http://www.passportadmissions.com/event-sign-upDate: Sunday, April 12, 2015 * Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm * Location: 5752 Oberlin Dr. Conference Room San Diego, CA 92121 * Presenter: Passport Admissions President and Founder, Rob Humbracht * Price: $30 / FREE if it is your first time attending a Passport Admissions seminar.

 

Tues. April 14  HMP3 HOPE presents:  the Pathmaker Internship program at Palomar/Pomerado Hospital District, 5:30 pm in the Dolores Huerta room in old Student Center (right below the pink and blue flag of the LGBTQ Center. 

 

Wed. April 15  Health School Fair, 11:00-2:00 in Price Center West Ballrooms.  So many schools and programs are coming!  Just about every health profession will be recruiting you, as well as some post-bac and Special Master’s programs to help you enhance your application.  Check out who’s coming so far:  https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=healthfair2014.  Don’t miss out!  Sponsored by the Career Services Center, with an assist from HMP3.  

 

Wed, April 15  UCSD’s Research Ethics Program will co-host Replication and Trust in Science, an exploration of the ethical challenges of irreproducibility as illustrated in the 2014 Haruko Obokata (STAP) case. Floyd Bloom, Professor Emeritus for the Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience Department at The Scripps Research Institute, will speak. I ask that you RSVP for this event as below.

The event is free to attend. We will meet 4:30-6:30 pm in MTF 175.  To register, please visit https://replicationandtrustseminar.eventbrite.com.

 

 

Mon. April 20  HMP3 presents:  How to Get Into Top Medical Schools from UCSD... and enjoy life doing it.  Presented by an HMP3 alum, who graduated from UCSD in 2008 and from UCSF School of Medicine in 2013.  He has given this talk at Berkeley and at Stanford.  Now he’s coming home for a visit and wants to give it to you!  I’m sure it’s going to be GREAT!  Time:  5:45—7:00 pm, location TBA.  

 

Wed. April 22  How to Write an Effective Medical School and Health Professional School Personal Statement, 6:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Not sure what to write for your personal statement? Or have you started writing your personal statement but are stuck? Attend this workshop to learn effective brainstorming strategies, qualities of an effective personal statement and more. Walk away from this interactive workshop with a skeleton base of your personal statement.  Workshop taught by Emily Loui.

Fri. April 24  Army Medicine Health Professions Scholarship Program, featuring Col. (Dr.) Thomas Hustead, who will talk about his career as an Army family physician, what it has meant to him and how you can have a rewarding career as a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, clinical psychologist or optometrist—with a $20,000 signing bonus, a full tuition scholarship and a more than $2,000 monthly stipend while you are in school, plus a food and housing allowance and officer’s pay during breaks.  You will graduate with the rank of captain.  Come learn all the details at this special event.  Time and location TBA.

 

June 11-13  Old Premeds Conference to be held in Los Angeles this year!  The National Society of Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students is proud to announce its 15th Annual  OldPreMeds National Conference, to be held Los Angeles, California June 11th-13th, 2015,  with this year’s theme, The  Medical School Application Process.    Full details can be found at http://www.oldpremeds.org/conference/OldPreMeds2015.pdf. ***Our Speakers this year include the Past Chair of the Board of the Trustees of the AMA, Dr. Rebecca J Patchin, who was a nontraditional student, starting medical school after more than a decade in nursing, as well as many others.  As it is OldPreMeds first event on the west coast, we are focusing on issues for those nontrads looking at California schools and other western states. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  CANCER:  The Emperor of All Maladies starts Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1—from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on KPBS.  Not to be missed by future health professionals—or at least DVR’d!  Read about it here:  http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/mar/24/cancer-emperor-all-maladies/?utm_campaign=kpbs-tv-highlights&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=headline

2.  CaHPSA x PRIME-HEq Lobby Day Workshop—in preparation for the Leadership Conference and Health for All Lobby Day in Sacramento on April 12th and 13th (Sunday and Monday), CaHPSA at UCSD is partnering with UCSD SOM PRIME-HEq to invite CaHPSA Statewide Coordinator, Angelica Ramirez, MPH, to speak about Senator Ricardo Lara's Health for
All Act (SB 4) and Advocacy 101. This is open to any students with an interest in healthcare issues, and a passion for social justice.

Date/Time: 12-1pm on Tuesday, March 31st
Location: MET 143 (Telemedicine Building at the UCSD School of Medicine)
RSVP by 3/29: http://goo.gl/e4pzUD

Questions? cahpsa@ucsd.edu
Visit us: cahpsa.ucsd.edu and facebook.com/cahpsaucsd

LOBBY DAY 2015 - CaHPSA
CaHPSA is a statewide organization that aims to cultivate leadership and advocacy skills among health professional students to increase health equity, primarily through grassroots efforts.

We invite students to attend our 9th annual Lobby Day on April 12th and 13th, 2015. Our 2-day event covers topics such as healthcare for the undocumented, health policy in California, and an overview of the legislative process and universal health care, organizing a legislative visit and the critical role of social responsibility. We sum up with a rally to the Capitol and legislative visits with our elected officials in
Sacramento to advocate for a healthcare program that covers ALL Californians and health EQUALITY!

Register now at: http://health4all.eventbrite.com
Questions? cahpsa@ucsd.edu
Visit us: cahpsa.ucsd.edu and facebook.com/cahpsaucsd

3.  Calling all health organizations, Health Corps at UCSD is holding its first annual health conference entitled "Volunteer NOW: Improving Health Care in Community Service". We are looking for organizations who want to table and recruit new members on Tuesday, April 7 from 12-2 PM. The conference will be a great networking opportunity with other health organizations on campus and if your organization does agree to participate, we will gladly list your organization as a community sponsor on all our promotional materials. We will also be holding a variety of workshops that will empower organizations to continue to strive to make an impact upon our community. Please email us at sdhealthcorps@ucsd.edu or Jessica Phan at j1phan@ucsd.edu for more information!"

4.  Now Accepting Submissions! The Equilibrium, a new Warren College interdisciplinary research journal, is a unique publication at UC San Diego. In keeping with Warren College identity, The Equilibrium will present research of talented Warren College students from all disciplines in a clear and understandable fashion while emphasizing the relevance of the research to society. A $150 prize will be awarded to the top research paper submission in the sciences and engineering as well as to the top research paper submission in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. 


Submissions, both abstracts and research papers, are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 10th. Please submit manuscripts early to ensure primary consideration. Visit http://bit.do/eqsubmission for submission guidelines/formats and the link to submit. For questions and more information, email us at warrenequilibrium@gmail.com

 

 

MCAT 2015 STUFF

1.  Discounted prices for HMP3 members for AAMC materials, INCLUDING THE MSAR!  I am able to get you an MSAR Online for $19, instead of $25.  A subscription to the Medical School Admission Requirements site includes data for each medical school. You may sort, browse, and compare medical school profiles.  It is a must purchase for anyone applying during the upcoming cycle! 

***I have to purchase 10 MSAR’s at a time to get the discount, so as soon as 10 students have placed an order with me and paid in advance, the order will go out. 

Other AAMC discounts for you!  The price in parentheses is the regular price, the lower price reflects my advisor discount. 

Official MCAT2015 Products

Advisor Prices

Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fourth Edition (advisor price includes shipping)

$25 ($35)

Online Practice Items from The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam

$7.00 ($10)

Official MCAT2015 Sample Test

$17.50 ($25)

Official MCAT® Biology Question Pack, Volume 1

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT® Biology Question Pack, Volume 2

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT® Chemistry Question Pack

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT® Physics Question Pack

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT® Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Question Pack, Vol 1

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT® Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Question Pack, Vol 2

$10.50 ($15)

Official MCAT Question Pack Bundle (includes all 6 Question Packs)

$63.00 ($90)

***Why not let me help curb some of your expenses as you apply for medical school? 

2.  In 2013, the AAMC, Khan Academy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated to create free and open access resources to help you prepare for the content on the new MCAT exam.

In just two years, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection has grown to house more than 900 videos and 2,000 review questions that covers all ten foundational natural and social sciences concepts on the new exam. These include concepts in:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Created by a talented group of medical students, residents, and faculty, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection gives you the opportunity to focus your study based on your specific needs, review content at your own pace, brush up on concepts you are less familiar with, and apply what you learn through passage-based review questions.

Check out the Khan Academy MCAT Collection today!

3.  A message from the AAMC:  You've probably heard that the new MCAT exam is a "better test for tomorrow's doctors." But what about this new exam makes it better than the previous exam, and how will it better assess how ready you are for medical school?

At its core, the new exam captures the academic competencies that medical school faculty and residents rated as most important for entering students to know on day one of medical school.

How does it accomplish this? The new exam:

  • Shifts the focus from testing what you know to testing how well you can use what you know

  • Asks you to show that you can think and learn like a scientist, by asking you to reason about research designs and results, and to interpret data and draw conclusions from them

  • Asks you to show that you can solve complex problems by integrating concepts from biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, psychology, and sociology

  • Aligns with behavioral and social sciences curricula in medical school, which recognizes the critical roles behavioral and sociocultural factors play in health and illness

  • Reinforces the diversity of interests and preparation that the medical school admissions committees are looking for in applicants, by balancing testing in the natural sciences with testing in the behavioral and social sciences and the new reasoning section

  • Includes more questions in each of the exam sections, making it more accurate on measuring your skills than the previous MCAT exam

Ultimately, the new exam will provide medical school admissions committees with better information about your strengths and weaknesses across the test sections in relation to their curriculum requirements. Your MCAT scores will be reviewed, along with information about your experiences, attributes, academics, personal statements, and more, to identify whether you will be a good fit and succeed at their institutions.

Learn more about the new exam with this free online tool, What's on the MCAT2015 Exam?

 

TEST PREP AUCTIONS

 

1.  The Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health (PUSH) is having a silent auction for an MCAT Review Course by Princeton Review and the current bid is at $1,750! If you would like to automatically win the auction, you may buy out the review for $2,100. The last day to bid is April 4th, 2015

 

Click Here To Bid:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RBIjEJZl73LrLz_iGA3OUDn36f3EhOh9Q7Evm9g_0m8/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

2.  HMP3 MCAT Review Course Silent Auctions:  I have 1 Kaplan course and 2 Princeton Review courses to auction off.  How to bid:  send me an email with your name, preferred email address, phone number and bid.  You only get one bid per auction (maximum 3 bids).  I will tell you if you won or not on Wednesday, April 15.  You will have until Friday, April 17 at 4:00 pm to come into my office with cash or a check in the winning amount, or the course will go to the next highest bidder.  This is one of the main fundraisers for HMP3, which we use to support the programs we provide for you. If you’re planning on taking a course anyway, why not give the money to HMP3 and save yourself a few hundred dollars? Usual cost of courses:  Kaplan $1,999 (minimum bid $1,000), Princeton Review $2,499 (minimum bid $1,500).

 


FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

 

1.  Exciting updates to the Aspiring Docs website from the AAMC: 

Info Graphic on M.D. and D.O. Medical Programs: This graphic illustrates many of the similarities and differences between M.D. and D.O. medical school programs.

Fact Sheets

 

2.  It’s time to start asking for letters of recommendationYou may want to give this website to your letter writers.  It is official material from the AAMC on how to write a letter—they could really use it to make sure their letter is hitting the mark!  https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/admissionsinitiative/letters/             

And don’t forget to come to our workshop on Thurs. April 9  HMP3 presents:  Getting Letters of Recommendation with Rachel Bruckman (one of the most highly rated presentations at the 2015 MEDS Conference), 6:30-7:30 pm in the Leichtag Building on the School of Medicine campus (the first building on your left after you cross Gilman at Library Walk).

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.  *New for this cycle:  you only have to apply once, and if approved the FAP will be honored for you throughout your personal admission cycle (up to 2 years). 

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (P.A.)

1.  REGISTER NOW to attend the FREE Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on April 21st & 22nd 

Get answers to your most pressing questions from 30+ PA Programs in a Live Event! (Review List)

2.  My name is Audrey Fortezzo and I am an alumni of UCSD, class of 2009!  I will be attending the Duke University Physician Assistant program this fall (#1 program in the country!) and have started a blog with some helpful tips for prospective PA students. I learned a lot from the application cycle and becoming pre-PA while at UCSD and think I have a lot of great advice to share! 

I write a new post every week about tips for applying to PA school and will continue my blog to document my experiences while in school (and beyond!)  While I was attending UCSD, I greatly utilized the HMP3 newsletter and I wanted to ask if you might consider adding my blog to the newsletter.  My blog address is: paadmissionhelp.blogspot.com

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

1.  The AACN and NCLEX have partnered with the Khan Academy to present free educational materials for prospective RN’s.  This might be handy to have and also might provide some insight into the road ahead of you:  https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  UCSF is having a Pharmacy School Info Day nearby—you don’t have to go to San Francisco for this one—just to Long Beach!  Saturday, April 18.  Register soon—they are filling up fast!  https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/infoday

2.  The 2015-2016 UCSF Interprofessional Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program application cycle for the School of Pharmacy is now open! The UCSF School of Pharmacy offers a structured post baccalaureate graduate certificate program designed for individuals who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to pharmacy school or who have completed the required undergraduate course work, but feel they need more background before initiating the pharmacy school application process. We are interested in individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or underserved communities. If you or your students would like more information, please visit our website:  https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/admissions/postbacc. DEADLINE:  April 10.

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

1.  DPT Education Virtual Fair: April 28-29!  APTA invites advisors and pre-DPT students to register for the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair scheduled on April 28-29! The student recruitment fair is free and will allow registrants to participate in live chats with entry-level DPT education programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, chat with admissions officers and faculty, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.  To learn more and register, go to  http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

 

FOR FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS

1. The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University invites you to attend our annual Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We welcome all interest levels seeking to learn more about the profession of optometry!

Speakers and a student Q&A Panel will provide a better understanding of what SCCO’s program has to offer. Take a campus tour and meet with students. We look forward to hosting you on our beautiful campus!  To watch a short video movie trailer about the event, click here.

Reservations are a must!  Please RSVP via Event Brite at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scco-spring-admissions-open-house-2015-registration-11455438525  

For an event flyer and parking instructions: https://optometryadmissions.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/spring-admissions-open-house-flyer_20151.pdf

SCCO’s Blog on WordPress: http://optometryadmissions.wordpress.com/

 

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.  DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS:  MAY 4, 2015

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

***Deadlines:  April 1 for first-time applicants to medical school, May 4 for re-applicants to medical school.

2.  Graduate Fellowship Training Program - Summer 2015 – HAS 40 NEW OPENINGS, AND THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 1.  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

3.  The CHCI- United Health Foundation Scholar Intern Program deadline is approaching!  Designed to develop the next generation of Latino leaders! 

Deadline April 16, 2015

 

About the Program:  The CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern Program is designed to allow students pursuing a career in health to not only receive monetary support for their education, but also gain hands-on experience in a health related field through an 80-hour paid internship.

For a full description of the program:http://www.chci.org/scholarships/page/chci-united-health-foundation-scholar-intern-program

For any questions please reach out to scholarships@chci.org.

4.  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.

 

Here’s hoping you all had a refreshing Spring Break and are ready to jump right back in!  See you at some of these GREAT upcoming programs!  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