HMP3 Weekly 4.19.15

Don’t miss out on Monday night’s presentation from one of HMP3’s illustrious alumni who graduated from UCSF School of Medicine and wants to tell you about how to get into the top medical schools, like he did!  See #1 directly below for details.  There are lots of other great things happening this week, too! 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  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!  Mon. April 20, from 5:45—7:00 pm in the Leichtag building, the first building on your left as you cross Gilman Drive on Library Walk.   

2.  Project Success is going strong this quarter!  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 (Phys 1B)

Wednesday

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

11:30-1:00pm - 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.  Ever thought you might like to be on the HMP3 Student Board?  We work hard—but we have lots of fun, too!  See April 28 in the SAVE THE DATE section below to see about coming to our Meet & Greet, where you can learn about serving on the board and pick up an application! 

 

4.  Adele’s office hours for Week 4:  Wednesday only!  1:30-4:30 (I’m attending a conference most of this week)

 

CALENDAR 

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. 

Tues, Apr. 21  Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #2, 6:30pm in the Marshall College Room. We will have a med school student panel coming to present. Make sure to bring your questions about med school, whether it be on the application process, life as a med student, or about how they are funding this costly process.  Website: http://aed.ucsd.edu/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaEpsilonDeltaUCSDetachapter

 

Tues, Apr. 21 Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #2, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. We are having a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) as our guest speaker. This is a good chance to learn more about this growing profession. FREE FOOD will be provided! 

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

 

Tues. April 21  CaHPSA GBM and Info Night, 8:00 pm in Center Hall 201.  CaHPSA is taking the next step towards health care reform! After recently visiting our state legislators in Sacramento, CaHPSA members would like to share their experience. Come and join us! We will be discussing Senate Bill SB-4, extending some of the benefits of the ACA to the undocumented in California. Learn how you can directly effect change in the healthcare system and how CaHPSA can help achieve this goal. The GBM is open to all those interested in joining the leadership board for CaHPSA, 2015-2016.

Wed. April 22  Saltman Quarterly INFO SESSION, 6:30 pm in Pacific Hall 3500.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567855783498082/  (See ANNOUNCEMENT #2 below for details.)


Wed. April 22  Hey Everyone! Want to travel abroad and work with preventive health clinics, mental health assessment, and education of blind and deaf children in a rural village? Then come out to Project RISHI India Trip Info Session/GBM at 8 PM at I-House Loungers in the Great Hall!

 

Thurs. April 23 Pre-Dental Society presents:  Ronald Dailey PhD, Dean of Loma Linda School of Dentistry.  Topics: Although not a dentist, Dr. Dailey’s participation in preventive and community dentistry goes back to the early days of his career. He will tour our clinics and then present his research and Loma Linda’s curriculum and philosophy. TGIF to follow!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm.

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.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues. April 28  Tough Cases  Forced Feeding — For Your Own Good, Noon - 1pm in UCSD Medical Center room 11-309 (Hospital In-Patient Tower). Hillcrest.  Speaker: Paula Goodman-Crews, MSW, LCSW, Medical Bioethics Director, Kaiser Permanente San Diego.  Moderator: Mary  Devereaux, Ph.D.

This month’s “tough case” concerns a malnourished patient refusing medically necessary artificial hydration and nutrition. Is it ethically permitted to force tube feeding?  If so, when?  Is it ethically permitted to restrain patient, if necessary?

 

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.  5:30 – 6:30 pm in Mandeville Suite (top floor of Tioga Hall in Muir College) 

Tues. April 28  CaHPSA is recruiting new officers for the 2015-2016 school year! 7:00 pm at BJ's Restaurant!  Are you passionate about healthcare reform? Do you want to learn how to be an advocate? We want YOU. Get a head start on the application process by meeting and eating with current CaHPSA officers. Please RSVP for the social through this form.

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.

 

Sun. May 3  Getting Into a California Medical School (courtesy of Passport Admissions)—FREE TO FIRST TIMERS!  Who wouldn't want to stay in California for medical school?  The in-state tuition, the beautiful weather, being close to family, the ability to spend time outside (eh, who are we kidding - you won't have time to spend outside once you're in med school).  Staying in California is one of the most common goals of our students, so we thought we'd devote our June seminar to learning the ins and outs of how to get in to each of the 12 California medical schools  You will learn what each school prides itself on, the special features of their curricula, and what it takes to get in.  Our seminars are limited to 20 students, and there are 6 seats left.  Please RSVP at the link below:  http://www.passportadmissions.com/event-sign-upDate: Sunday, May 3, 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. 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.  This is your chance to come out and meet with health professionals who have dedicated their time to come talk to students! We will be having physicians, dentists, surgeons, physical therapist, radiologist, and more! Come out to get some great food and chat with the professionals!

 

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). 

Fri. May 8  CPR/BLS Certification Course, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society, 6pm-9pm in the Green Table 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, which is about half the price you would normally find it for. Seating is limited and sign-up is 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/ 

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

 

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

Tues. May 12  Writing Workshop on Personal Statements for Medical School and the Health Professions!  5:15-6:15 pm in 125 Mandeville.  Flyer: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MedSchoolApp.pdf. 

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.  Volunteer opportunity with the Department of Neurology!  Message:  I'm one of the residents in the department of neurology (UCSD) with a subspecialty interest electrophysiology (EEG)/epilepsy. We are looking for a volunteer (maybe two) to help out with retrospective chart reviews in the coming year or so (this will happen mainly at Thornton hospital). For logistics reasons, the volunteers will have to register through a central volunteer office (which usually distributes to various different locations and departments), who won't really know the specifics of what a particular department is looking for - hence, the reason why I am doing my own outreach.  FYI:  here is the UCSD volunteer office info: 
http://health.ucsd.edu/about/volunteer/Pages/become.aspx
If anyone's interested in neurology, you can contact me and we can talk more about it.  David Lee  sfwdave@gmail.com

 2.  Did you know that you can take Anatomy with wet lab right here at UCSD? Starting Summer 2015, UCSD Extension is offering this course which could be used to fulfill Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing school, etc requirements. Here’s the link: http://extension.ucsd.edu/studyarea/index.cfm?vAction=singleCourse&vCourse=BILD-X13&vsacategoryid=189&vStudyAreaID=12

3.  Seeking a leadership opportunity? Interested in nutrition, holistic health, and all-natural healing? Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) is extending their officer applications for the 2015-2016 school year! SIM is focused on promoting wellness and health at UCSD by raising awareness to a holistic approach to health via evidence-based integrative, complementary, and alternative therapies. Our next GBM is Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room if you want to learn more about us. If interested in applying, please fill out the application below by Friday, April 24th at 11:59pm. Questions can be directed to simatucsd@gmail.com.  Application:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PCdTfBkbNRPP8xo7A4MhVmnSHeQ9jciSgSqsnlqnDqo/viewform

 

4.  Register now for the UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference on the weekend of October 10th & 11th.  Buses from UCSD will take you and your friends there for only $95—including meals, snacks, housing and the conference fee!  These bus tickets sell out early every year, so secure your place now!  http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c601a314b955db590d73fbfa0&id=61063f2a4d&e=622dc620f8

5.  Curious about the Australian medical school program specifically for Americans and permanent residents of the U.S.?  Check out the upcoming webinar on April 22 to hear their current students talk about it:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UQ_Ochsner_Webinars.docx

 

6.  Attention UCSD Biology Undergraduates:  Saltman Quarterly, the science communication program of the Division of Biological Sciences, is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 staff. SQ exists for students interested in advancing higher scientific scholarship, and conveying the excitement of science to the UCSD and greater San Diego community.  All positions are open, and prior experience with SQ is not required for every position. You may apply for more than one position.

For more information and to apply, click here: http://goo.gl/forms/ilcBKB2bQO

Learn more about the SQ program and application cycle from current staff members during our Week 4 info session on Wed. April 22.  See calendar section above for details.  You have until 5 pm on Friday, May 1, 2015 (Week 5) to submit the application. Applicants will be contacted for interviews during Week 6.  Visit: sqonline.ucsd.edu
Like us: facebook.com/saltmanquarterly
Contact: sq@biomail.ucsd.edu

7.  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

 

8.  Interested in Osteopathic Medicine? Join this awesome opportunity to network with 30-50 physicians by joining Emily Loui, Health Professions Career Advisor with Career Services, at the San Diego Osteopathic Medical Association (http://www.sdoma.org/) meeting. The meetings will consist of an opportunity to network and join a physician continuing education lecture (each lecture is worth the AOA Council of Medical Education approves for 2 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits). The next meeting is on May 12 from 6pm-9pm and will be on the topic of Integrative Medicine. Each month Emily will select two students to join her (she can provide transportation from UCSD if needed). Students must apply each month for consideration. To apply fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/REx0Zt15C5

9.  The Pathmaker Internship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in serving in the health care field. With this program, interns are able to experience all aspects of a hospital by rotating to different departments every three months. Interns will get hands-on experience with patients, work side-by-side with nurses and physicians, and they can even learn about the administration side of healthcare as well.  ***The next round of applications and interviews will open soon!  Bookmark this application site and apply here:  http://www.palomarhealth.org/pathmaker-internship-program/pathmaker-internship-program-home

 

10.  Curious about the Australian medical school program specifically for Americans and permanent residents of the U.S.?  Check out the upcoming webinar on April 22 to hear their current students talk about it:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UQ_Ochsner_Webinars.docx

 

MCAT 2015 STUFF

1.  There is a page on the AAMC site about what is on the new MCAT that may 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! 

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 AUCTION

 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 $1,500! 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

  

GLOBAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

 1.  Are you interested in public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, or international development? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health volunteer and education experience for students and professionals.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 90,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of global health.

Program Dates and Locations: Participate for one week, multiple weeks, or multiple months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. The program is available year-round, and it's not too late to participate during the upcoming summer months!

Immersive Global Health Education: The Global Impact Corps directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate health disparities in their communities and countries. The program offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps.

Complete details and the online enrollment instructions can be seen on Unite For Sight's website.

 

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.  Pfizer Pharmacy Career Guide:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PfizerPharmacyCareerGuide-2.pdf.  A comprehensive overview of all the ways to have a career in pharmacy!

2.  UCSD School of Pharmacy Pre-Requisites:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCSanDiegoSkaggsPreReqs.doc 

 

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. 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.  Hey SACNISTAS!!!!!  You are invited to attend our informal board meeting to determine next year’s officers! We encourage you to join us at the RRC at 3pm on Friday April 24th. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting ( those who have and have not applied).   We will be discussing our future plans for the SACNAS chapter for the 2015-2016 year and officially selecting those who will serve on the board for next year. We appreciate your support and would like to remind you that increasing diversity in STEM is vital for ensuring an equal and collaborative workforce for our nation.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

2.  Developing the next generation of Latino leaders!  Need money for tuition and job experience?  Check out the CHCI-United Health Foundation internship program!  Designed to allow undergraduate and graduate 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.  Scholarship amounts:  $2,500 a year for undergraduate study, $5,000 a year for graduate-level study + $1,000 stipend for completing the internship!  CHCI provides scholarships/internships for Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.  Sophomores & juniors strongly encouraged to apply!  DEADLINE:  APRIL 24!  Application:  http://apply.chci.org/applications/login.asp.

3.  The Pathmaker Internship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in serving in the health care field. With this program, interns are able to experience all aspects of a hospital by rotating to different departments every three months. Interns will get hands-on experience with patients, work side-by-side with nurses and physicians, and they can even learn about the administration side of healthcare as well. 

***Become a Spanish Medical Interpreter! The Medical Interpreter program is another opportunity to serve the Spanish speaking community and explore the healthcare field. One of the goals in this program is to provide our Spanish speaking patients with the same quality hospital experience as patients fluent in English. Interpreters mainly achieve this through successfully facilitating communication between patients and medical staff in Spanish and English. The interpreters are also trained with the skill set to work hands-on with medical staff and patients and are able to assist directly with patient care. In addition, medical interpreters are able to explore different units throughout the hospital including but not limited to: stabilized nursing units, intensive care units, emergency, rehabilitation, radiology, pharmacy, and surgery.  Currently we have a shortage of available Medical Interpreters serving at our newest facility, Palomar Medical Center.

***The next round of applications and interviews will open soon!  Bookmark this application site and apply here:  http://www.palomarhealth.org/pathmaker-internship-program/pathmaker-internship-program-home

4.  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!  .

 

Spring Quarter is amazing so far!  Hope you’re getting the most out of it!!  Yours~  Adele

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