HMP3 Weekly 4.5.15

* Guess how many HMP3 Test Prep Scholarship applications I’ve received so far?  THREE!  And the deadline is this Monday April 6 @4:30 pm.  That means your odds of winning one at this point are 100%!  I have 16 50% scholarships to give away, so get your application in  ASAP! (See #1 directly below for details.)

* Guess how many bids I have received so far on the HMP3 Silent Auction?  ONE!  I have 3 courses to auction off, so you are in for a pretty great discount at this point!  The deadline is April 17.  (See #2 directly below for details.)

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  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 this 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!

2.  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).

3.  HMP3 presents:  Getting Letters of Recommendation with Rachel Bruckman (one of the most highly rated presentations at the 2015 MEDS Conference), on Thursday, April 9 from 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.

 

 

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

 

CALENDAR

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)

Mon. April 6  Pre-med? Come out to Phi Delta Epsilon's spring rush! 7:30pm in PC West Ballroom B! Phi Delta Epsilon is UCSD's premiere co-educational medical fraternity. We strive to not only provide our brothers and sisters with the resources and opportunities necessary to succeed in the path of medicine, but also to forge strong ties of brotherhood that last a lifetime. Interested in joining? Come learn a little bit about what Phi Delta Epsilon is about and get a chance to meet our actives!

 

Check out our Facebook event & website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/603971273080983/

http://www.ucsdphide.com/

 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Dylan Phan at dylanlphan@gmail.com."

 

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!

Tues. April 7  Yogurt World Fundraiser - Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM), 10:30am-10:00pm at the Yogurt World on campus!  Help us fund for Project UP, a high school conference geared towards promoting higher education amongst underserved communities, by enjoying some fro-yo on campus! Follow this link to get a digital copy of the flyer and get 10% OFF your purchase: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427281734249460/ Yogurt World will donate part of its proceeds to CCM. Thank you for your support!

Tues, April 7  Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society GBM #1, 6:30pm in the Marshall College Room. We will be going over national membership information and have the Career Service Center coming in as our guest speaker. The representatives will go over how to best prepare for an interview, then AED will help conduct mock interviews! This will be a great way to practice your interview skills, so don't miss out on this special opportunity!

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

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

 

 

Wed. April 8  DEADLINE to sign up to be a Doc 4 a Day chaperone!  UCSD School of Medicine is having our spring Doc 4 a Day on April 18th.  We need undergrads to interact with the high school students and guide them around throughout the day. You can sign up via this google form by Wed (4/8): http://goo.gl/EQR6EE

 

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

Wed. April 8  The International Health Collective will be hosting a fundraiser at two of the newest Bar/ Restaurants in Downtown San Diego:  Rareform and Fairweather.  Time:  5:30-10:30.  It is going to be amazing!  Many of the doctors and students that are involved in our organization are coming and we would love for you to come and join us as well.  We would love to see you there!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/International_Health_Collective_Fundraiser.docx

 


 

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!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Blood_Drive_Health_Advancement_Club.pdf

Thurs. April 9  Perspectives in Global Health—ONLINE at 6:00 pm!  Moderated by Dean of Medical Education, Maria Savoia, M.D. this panel of expert faculty brings perspectives from medicine, global public health, behavior sciences and marking, and economics. This event is only open to alumni but Emily Loui from Career Services has gained permission to livestream the event so everyone who wants to view it can be a part of the event.  Students can livestream here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/11910166/events/3932373

 

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.

 

Thurs, Apr. 9 Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) GBM #1, 6:30pm in the Red Shoe Room. We are having Dr. Martinez, a naturopathic doctor, 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/

 

Thurs. April 9  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Ethics & Professionalism Part II by Dr. Stacey Moon, DDS.  Topics: Dr. Moon’s lecture will detail the importance of ethics and professionalism in healthcare. Continuing from her previous lecture, this is an important topic for professionals as well as student volunteers.  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm.

***Contact Brian Park at brpark.001@gmail.com for any questions regarding upcoming events or how to become involved with the UCSD Pre-Dental Society.

 

 

Sat. April 11  Volunteer for Project UP High School Conference - Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM), 8:30am-3:30pm in the UCSD Raza Resource Centro.Project Unleash your Potential is a high school conference geared towards promoting higher education amongst underserved communities. The students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, most of them will be first generation college students. Join us for an informative and fun day which will motivate and familiarize the students with the steps to get into college and pursue their passions! To volunteer email us at ucsdccm@gmail.com with the times that you will be available. There is something to do for everyone so please contact us if you're interested and/or have any questions! Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/636127709852104/

 

Sun. Apr. 12 CPR/BLS Certification Course, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Marshall College Room. CPR/BLS certification is very useful for professional health schools, clinical programs, volunteer internships, and hospital employment. Through this program, you will receive certification that is good for two years. The price is only $45, 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

 

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.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

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. 

 

 

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, organized by field:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2015_Health_Fair_participants_by_field.docx

Don’t miss out!  Here’s the list, broken down by health profession:  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:  Directly after the health school fair, Dr. Sarah Linke will be giving a talk! 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. 2:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room

 

 

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!

 

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 in the Leichtag building, the first building on your left as you cross Gilman Drive on Library Walk.    

 

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.  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 Thursday, April 9th 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 10th at 11:59pm. Questions can be directed to simatucsd@gmail.com.  Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PCdTfBkbNRPP8xo7A4MhVmnSHeQ9jciSgSqsnlqnDqo/viewform

 

2.  PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP WITH A LOCAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY:  My name is Mandana Tootoonchi (formerly Farahani) and I am alumni of UCSD. I had the pleasure of receiving your helpful emails while a student at UCSD.   I currently work locally at Janssen PRD, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and have been working here since graduation in 2007.

We have a Summer Internship opportunity available here in our lab, and I thought you and your audience might be interested in it. We are looking for someone with some hands on research and laboratory experience. Please see the job description and application instructions:   http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Laboratory_Assistant_INTERNSHIP.docx


3.  Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine is offer a FREE ONLINE COURSE called CAREER 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare.  Course description:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Northwestern_University_SOM_FreeCourse.docx




April 13 - May 21, 2015
FREE ONLINE COURSE - REGISTER NOW at
 https://www.coursera.org/course/healthcarejobs 

 

 

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 Pilipin@ 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.  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

6.  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

7.  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

 

MCAT 2015 STUFF

1.  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.

2.  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? 

3.  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!

 

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

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS:

 

1.  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/             

Wondering if it’s okay to ask for a letter by email?  Come to the AEP workshop on E-mail Etiquette on Wed. April 8 , 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) to learn all about it.  Please RSVP here: https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/camp/view.php?id=26390

And don’t forget to come to our HMP3 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).

 

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

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

Information Session & Open House!

Please join WesternU for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Information Session on Saturday, April 11, 2015. At the session you’ll learn about the DVM curriculum, competitiveness, admissions process, and life as a WesternU student. Following the presentation enjoy our Open House!

Enjoy our College of Veterinary Medicine’s 10th Annual Open House where you can interact with CVM faculty, staff, and students all while enjoying the animal exhibits, a tour of the college, the Pet Health Center and various student club booths. For more information regarding the open house, visit our CVM Open House site or view the flyer (PDF).

Please register for this event by visiting our Campus Events page or responding directly to me, the liaison of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Greg James at gjames@westernu.edu. If you are unable to make it to this event, please continue to check out our website for a list of other events. 

Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Times:
7:30 AM Check In
8:00 AM Information Session Begins
9:30 AM Open House

Where:
WesternU - Pomona Campus

 

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

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

2.  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. .

 

Well, looks like Spring Quarter is off to a great start!  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