HMP3 Weekly 4.12.15

Sadly, I was not able to get the mentor program up and running this year for many reasons, including unexpected changes in university policies, turnover with technical support and several family emergencies.  I will be working on this project over the summer to have it ready for next fall.  In the meantime, here is a handout on ways to enhance your application that you might find helpful:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/ENHANCE_YOUR_APPLICATION_pilot.docx 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  TONIGHT!  Mon. April 13  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  A Career in Genetic Counseling, 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Price Center ERC room.  Do you want to help people by combining your love for science, sociology and psychology? Genetic counseling is a rapidly expanding field and we are excited to have Kimberley Forbes, certified genetic counselor from UCSD Moore Cancer Center to talk to us about what it is like to be a genetic counselor. She can also answer any questions you may have.  The Roosevelt College Room is located on the 2nd level of Price Center West, over the food court. Floor plan:  http://universitycenters.ucsd.edu/documents/UCen_PCFloorPlanColor.pdf

 

2.  Project Success is up and running for Spring Quarter—starting this week!  FREE TUTORING is available to you and your friends!  Courses include the prerequisites for health professions and tutoring is provided by fellow students who did well in the class and want to help you succeed, too!  Tutoring is available through 10th week at the Raza Resource Centro (in the back of the Student Services Center building that houses Croutons)

Monday

2-3:30pm - David Kneiber  (Physics 1 A, B, C) and (BIPN 100)

2:30-3:30 – Sidarth Ethiraj  (Chem 6 A, B, C) and (Chem 140A)

2:30-3:30 – Niyati Raghavan (BIBC 102) and (BIPN 100)

3:00-4:00pm - Kirstin Martin (Chem 140 A, B, C) and( Chem 143 A, B)

Tuesday

12:00-3:00pm - Kevin Vo  (BICD 100)

12:00-2:30 - Jordan Chu  (BICD 110)

12:00 - 2:30pm - Michelle Bassil  (Chem 6 B), (Math 10 A, B) and (BILD 1)

12:30-1:30pm - Glory Bui  (BIBC 103)

12:30 - 1:30pm - Shriya Swaminathan ( BICD 100), (BILD 1) and (Physics 1B)

Wednesday

10:30 -11:30am - William Quach (Chem 6 A, B, C) and (Physics 1A)

11:30-1:30pm - Karina Escobedo (BICD 100)

Thursday

1:30-3:30pm - Bulouere Wodu (Chem 6 A, B), (Math 10 A, B) and (BILD 1)

2:15-4:30pm - Mandy Che (Chem 6 A, B)

2:30-4:30pm - Eric Ovruchesky (Chem 140 A, B, C)

3.  Tuesday night!  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 LGBTQ Center sign).  This is one of the best ways to get true hands-on experience in health care in the San Diego area! 

 

4.  The HMP3 Silent Auction closes on Wednesday!  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).

 

5.  Adele’s office hours for Week 3:  Wed/Fri 2-4, Thurs 1-3

 

CALENDAR

Mon. April 13  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  A Career in Genetic Counseling, 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Price Center ERC room.  Do you want to help people by combining your love for science, sociology and psychology? Genetic counseling is a rapidly expanding field and we are excited to have Kimberley Forbes, certified genetic counselor from UCSD Moore Cancer Center to talk to us about what it is like to be a genetic counselor. She can also answer any questions you may have.  The Roosevelt College Room is located on the 2nd level of Price Center West, over the food court. Floor plan:  http://universitycenters.ucsd.edu/documents/UCen_PCFloorPlanColor.pdf

 

Mon. April 13  Become a CAPS Intern at UCSD!  Make a difference in the mental health of your fellow students.  Info session TONIGHT 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Revelle Formal Lounge (next to 64° Dining Hall) FREE FOOD!  Check the flyer for details:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/CAPS_Internship.pdf

 

Mon. April 13  Pre-Veterinary Student Association holds regular meetings on Monday Nights at 7:00 pm!  Tonight we will have a presentation from Dr. Hoolihan who practices at the PB Veterinary Hospital in Pacific Beach. He will be talking about his experiences in becoming a veterinarian, his day to day routines and more. This is a great opportunity to get advice and information from a professional who was once an aspiring veterinarian like the members on PVSA at UCSD!  Information on location and times will be posted on our UCSD PVSA facebook page.

 

Tues. April 14  Getting the Most from the Health School Fair, 12:00, 1:30 or 3:00 pm in the Career Service Center Horizon Room.  Take your pick of sessions, but come to learn how to impress the schools at the fair! 

 

 

 

 

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 LGBTQ Center sign).  This is one of the best ways to get true hands-on experience in health care in the San Diego area! 

 

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, organized by health profession:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_Health_Fair_participants_by_field.docx.  Don’t miss out!  Sponsored by the Career Services Center, with an assist from HMP3.  

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FAIR:  ***Need a professional photo for your secondary applications or LinkedIn? Come get a FREE one taken at the fair!  Don’t forget to bring a nice top or blazer!  ***  Career Services will also be raffling one FREE test prep course to a lucky participant! 

 

Wed. April 15  UCSD Cares:  About Health Disparities!  Directly after the health school fair, Dr. Sarah Linke will be giving a talk, 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCSD Department of Family Medicine and Public Health’s T32 Fellowship Program in Integrative Cardiovascular Epidemiology. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Masters Degrees in Public Health and Psychology from SDSU. Dr. Linke's research interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating the effects of exercise as an adjunctive prevention or treatment method for an array of mental and physical health problems, such as substance use disorders (alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs), depression and anxiety, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. She also teaches courses and mentors students in Psychology and Public Health.

Wed. April 15  HMP3 Silent Auction bidding ends at 4:30 pm!  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 after 4:30 pm today!  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).

 

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.  The event is free to attend. ***Due to the large number of RSVP’s this event we will meet in Garren Auditorium, 1st floor of the  Biomedical Sciences Building, School of Medicine from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Map:

http://maps.ucsd.edu/mapping/viewer/default.htm?mkey=1&zoom=5&background=2&overlays=Bldg-135%251

 

Wed. April 15  American University of the Caribbean is recruiting future medical students, right here in San Diego!   Want to get a real sense of what the AUC community is like? Whether you are just starting to think about medical school, or you have already applied to AUC, we encourage you to attend.  This isn’t your usual enrollment event!  We understand that everyone has a unique reason for considering AUC’s MD program, and we designed AUC Up Close to give you a chance to speak with us about your personal medical school situation in a more informal setting.  Up Close events run for about an hour, starting with a brief, 15-to-20-minute presentation.  Here’s what you can expect:

Time and Location:  7:00 pm, Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Mesa/La Jolla at 9650 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA  92121

Note from Adele:  This is one of only 5 Caribbean medical schools accepted by the State of California.

Thurs. April 16  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  The Future of Integrative Medicine, 6:00 pm in the Eleanor Roosevelt College Room in PC West.   Interested in Integrative Medicine or want to learn more about it?  Come join Dr. Aiello speak about this field, his journey as a doctor, and his life working in this field.

 

Thurs. April 16  Applying to Medical School for 2016, 6:30pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Dr. Chris Armour, professor with the Biology department, along with Emily Loui, Health Professions Career Advisor, will be giving a presentation on the inside scoop for medical school applications for this upcoming cycle! Do not miss this extremely popular and informative presentation!

Thurs. April 16  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Todd Ester, DDS, MS, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  Topics: Dr. Ester will be speaking about the University of Michigan and his experiences in endodontics and academia. An active board member of ADEA and an educator, Dr. Ester’s lecture is one not to be missed! He will also be touring our clinics. TGIF to follow!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm.

 

Fri. April 17  Steps to Gaining Clinical Experience, 1:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Sun. April 19  3rd annual Kicking Butts Off Campus Clean-Up Event, 9:30 – 11:00 am.  Kick-off at Price Center Plaza.  See Announcement #1 below for more details.  Free snacks and t-shirts for the first 100 volunteers to sign up and attend!  Register HERE: http://ucsdcleanup3.eventbrite.com/.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

Mon. April 20  HMP3 presents:  How to Get Into the 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 in the Leichtag building, the first building on your left as you cross Gilman Drive on Library Walk.    

 

Mon. April 20  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.

Tues. April 21  Applying to Pharmacy School for 2016, 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

Thurs. April 23  The Red Cross at UCSD is a service club operating under the American Red Cross. We also offer CPR certification, shadowing positions at various San Diego hospitals, volunteer positions at the Free Clinic, volunteer positions at the American Red Cross blood-drives, First Aid classes & the opportunity to organize your own fundraising events. To find out more on how to become a member or apply for our newly opened executive positions, attend our first general body meeting of the quarter on April 23rd, 8:00 pm, John Muir Room (in PC).

Fri. April 24  Serving your country and getting paid to go to medical school to boot? Colonel Thomas R. Hustead (M.D.) has graciously offered to speak about the HPSP scholarship to interested undergraduates, 5:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room in Price Center West (above the movie theatre).  UCSD Cadets will also be coming!  The F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship is a Full Tuition scholarship with sign on bonus and stipend. Graduates of this program are fully commissioned officers of the US Army. Col. Hustead, who is an M.D., will talk about his career as an Army flight surgeon, then 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. Dr. Hustead’s bio:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Dr_Hustead_BIO.pdf

Sun. April 26  DEADLINE to sign up for the PUSH 1st Annual Health Summit on Sat. May 2. See details in the calendar below, on May 2.  Reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/1HpMCcA.

 

Tues. April 28  Applying to Dental School for 2016, 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

Tues. April 28  HMP3 Student Board Meet & Greet!  Did you know that all of the positions on the HMP3 Student Board (except President and Vice-President) are filled by INTERVIEW?!?  That means that YOU can be a member of our fantastic board and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of UCSD students!  Come meet the current board and see which positions appeal to you—and pick up an application for the 2015/2016 HMP3 Student Board.  Time and location TBA. 

Wed. April 29  International Medical Schools, 3:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

 

Sat. May 2 The Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health (PUSH) is having their very 1st Annual Health Summit!  9:00am-2:30pm at the CCC and UCSD School of Medicine. The purpose of this Health Summit is to promote careers in the health field and provide insight on how to get into professional schools. It will feature a lecture on how to prepare the strongest application for Professional Health Schools led by Passport Admissions, a workshop on how to put together the best Resume & CV led by the Career Services Center, as well as a Panel of Professional Health School Students, and more! We are also very proud to present our keynote speaker for this event, Connie Mariano, M.D. Dr. Mariano is known for being the first military woman to be the White House Physician (for President Clinton). Registration is free and the deadline to sign up is April 26, 2015. Reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/1HpMCcA.

 

Tues. May 5  Health Professions Symposium:  Pasta with Professionals!  Co-hosted by AED and HMP3.  6:00-7:30 pm in Price Center West Ballroom B. 

Wed. May 6  Post-bac Pre-Med Programs, 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.

Thurs. May 7  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Speed-Dating Night!  Not to find a girlfriend or boyfriend—but to find a hands-on health care experience!  Time TBA, in the Red Shoe and Bear Rooms (above the Price Center Movie Theatre). 

Tues. May 12  Applying to Medical School for 2016, 12:30 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

Wed. May 13  Public Heath Forum, co-sponsored by HMP3 SEARCH and the Health Careers Advising Program.  6:00-7:30 in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

Thurs. May 14  Vet School: How to Prepare and Apply, 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. 

Mon. May 18  UCSD School of Medicine Night!  --What they look for in applicants, the application process and what courses and professors at UCSD will help you prepare the best for medical school!    5:30-7:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Co-sponsored by HMP3 and the Health Careers Advising Program.   Note from Adele:  The School of Medicine only offers this program twice a year (fall and spring)—so this is your chance this school year to hear straight from them what they are looking for!   

Wed. May 20  Houman Hemmati is coming to help you navigate the AMCAS application!  You will get a hard copy of the application to take notes on while he goes through it step by step, giving insight on how to make the most of each section.  Houman is one of our most popular speakers ever, and he hasn’t been here for a few years—too busy practicing medicine!  He has his MD/PhD from UCLA and Cal IT2, and has held a variety of jobs in health care.  While a student at UCLA he got to take part in the first-ever separation of twins conjoined at the head, and served on the admissions committee.  You won’t want to miss this one!  7:00-10:00 pm, location TBA. 

Thurs. May 21  Applying to Pharmacy School for 2016, 3:30 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room

 

 

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.  Internship position in mental health!  Right here on campus.  Become a CAPS intern.  Info session TONIGHT, April 13 at 7:00 pm.  Flyer and instructions for applying:   http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/CAPS_Internship.pdf

2.  Join us for our 3rd annual Kicking Butts Off Campus Clean-Up Event. We need at least 50 volunteers to take part in helping us make our campus beautiful!

Cigarette butts are consistently the number one item picked up from clean-ups and the cost to clean them up comes directly from college tuition and fee costs! Last year we collected over 26,000 cigarette butts in one hour. These butts are an environmental burden and damaging to the health of people and animal life. It's one year later and we want to keep kicking butts. 

When: Sunday, April 19th from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Where: Kick-off at Price Center Plaza

Free snacks and "Sun God says..." shirts for the first 100 volunteers who register here and attend! Water will also be provided but please bring your own canteen! For more information please contact Thai Hien Nguyen: htn008@ucsd.edu

Register HERE: http://ucsdcleanup3.eventbrite.com/

3.  How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar, April 16th, 1-2pm Pacific Time

Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/april16webinar

Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

Webinar Panelists:

4.  The Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health (PUSH) is having their very 1st Annual Health Summit! The Summit will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 9:00am-2:30pm at the CCC and UCSD Medical School. The purpose of this Health Summit is to promote careers in the health field and provide insight on how to get into professional schools. It will feature a lecture on how to prepare the strongest application for Professional Health Schools led by Passport Admissions, a workshop on how to put together the best Resume & CV led by the Career Services Center, as well as a Panel of Professional Health School Students, and more! We are also very proud to present our keynote speaker for this event, Connie Mariano, M.D. Dr. Mariano is known for her various achievements, especially being the first military woman to be the White House Physician (for President Clinton). As an alumnus of UCSD and a member of the Pilipino community, we are excited to welcome her back to San Diego for this event. Registration is free and the deadline to sign up is April 26, 2015. Reserve your spot

here: http://bit.ly/1HpMCcA

 

5.  Curious about the Australian medical school program specifically for Americans and permanent residents of the U.S.?  Check out these upcoming webinars to learn all about it:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UQ_Ochsner_Webinars.docx

 

MORE MCAT 2015 STUFF

1.  There is a page on the AAMC site about what is on the new MCAT that can possibly help you decide what you need to take:  https://www.aamc.org/students/services/343550/mcat2015.html.

 

2.  UCSD students often ask:  Which Biochemistry course should I take?  The recommendation is that you can take either biochem course, but some students take both courses in the sequence to deepen their understanding in preparation for the MCAT.  Check out the site above (in #1) to see what’s on the test, then compare to UCSD’s courses in biochem:

 

BIBC 100. Structural Biochemistry (4 units)

The structure and function of biomolecules. Includes protein conformation, dynamics, and function; enzymatic catalysis, enzyme kinetics, and allosteric regulation; lipids and membranes; sugars and

polysaccharides; and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: Chem 140A and Chem 140B.

 

BIBC 102. Metabolic Biochemistry (4 units)

Energy-producing pathways-glycolysis, the TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, and fatty acid oxidation; and biosynthetic pathways-gluconeogenesis, glycogen synthesis, and fatty acid biosynthesis. Nitrogen metabolism, urea cycle, amino acid metabolism, nucleotide metabolism, and metabolism of macromolecules. Prerequisites:  Chem 140A and Chem 140B.

 

3.  ATTENTION:  Registration will open on April 21, 2015 for July-August MCAT exam dates and on April 23, 2015 for September MCAT exam dates. Registration is currently open for April-June MCAT exam dates.  For more information on registration, please visit the website at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/.  If you have any questions, please email  mcat2015@aamc.org.

4.  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

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR 2016)                                            $19.00  ($25)                                                             

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? 

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

The Khan Academy MCAT Collection houses more than 900 videos and 2,000 review questions that cover 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!

 

TEST PREP AUCTIONS

 

1.  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).

2.  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 $1,500! If you would like to automatically win the auction, you may buy out the review for $2,100. Deadline to bid is April 25, 2015. Place your bid here: http://bit.ly/1xGEswk

 

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Bridge Education Abroad Institute offers summer study in Ireland or Costa Rica in 2015.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Bridge_Education_Abroad_Institute.docx

 

GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

1.  How about a Master’s Degree in London?  Scholarships available for “foreign” students (that would be you!)  Imperial Faculty of Medicine Master’s Degree Scholarships

We are currently accepting applications for our Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Master’s Scholarship programme which offers fully funded places to outstanding candidates who plan to study one of our Master’s programmes (full list here: www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/masters/) in the 2015/16 academic year. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.

 We are currently offering:

[if !supportLists]         [endif]5 fully funded places for home/EU students which includes tuition fees and a £17,000 stipend

[if !supportLists]         [endif]4 fully funded places for overseas students which includes tuition fees and a £17,000 stipend

 

For more information about the scholarships (including how to apply), please visit our website: www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/deansscholarships/.

 The Faculty of Medicine offers a diverse portfolio of full time and part time Master’s courses for students from a range of backgrounds, including bioscience graduates, health professionals and engineers. Joining one of our courses means becoming part of Imperial’s student community of 13,000 students from more than 125 countries. You will also become a member of our Graduate School and have the opportunity to take advantage of an award winning professional development programme that not only supports your programme of study or research, but also equips you for your future career. Finally, you will be invited to learn from world class experts, access cutting edge facilities and have London's opportunities on your doorstep.

 If you have any questions about the Dean’s Master’s Scholarships, please get in touch.

Dr Jim Osborne

Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus

Email: james.osborne@imperial.ac.uk

www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine   

 


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

 

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

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1. Pre-Veterinary Student Association holds regular meetings on Monday Nights at 7:00 pm!  Tonight—Monday, April 13,  we will have a presentation from Dr. Hoolihan who practices at the PB Veterinary Hospital in Pacific Beach. He will be talking about his experiences in becoming a veterinarian, his day to day routines and more. This is a great opportunity to get advice and information from a professional who was once an aspiring veterinarian like the members on PVSA at UCSD!  Information on location and times will be posted on our UCSD PVSA facebook page.

 

 

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.  Are you Hispanic or Native American?  Interested in research?  Then why not apply to be on the board of SACNAS!  We have extended the application to Friday April 17, 2015! We encourage you all to apply!  If you are questioning applying based on the fear of not being able to manage holding a leadership position, we ask that you reconsider. SACNAS is was not created with the intention to overwhelm the board nor the members but rather create a community of dedicated individuals who are committed to cultivating a positive change in STEM.  If you are interested, please submit your CV or resume and response to the following question at: SACNASatUCSD@gmail.com by Friday, April 17. CVs no later than Saturday the 18th.  Contact Jacquie Azize-Brewer with any questions you may have about applying at jazize@ucsd.edu

In 250 words, please discuss why you are applying for your specific position, and how you plan to contribute to SACNAS at UCSD as an officer. 

You will be notified by Monday,  April 20,2015 if you have been selected for the interview process. Interviews will be held between April 20-24th. We look forward to hearing from many of you, and truly encourage anyone who is interested to apply. SACNAS is an incredible organization that provides the opportunity to make an impact using STEM. 

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

***The deadline has passed for first-time applicants to medical school.  Re-applicants to medical school have until May 4!

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. .

 

So much to like about Spring Quarter!  Yours~  Adele

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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