HMP3 Weekly 5.17.15

Only one week of HMP3 programs left!  And next week will be the last HMP3 Weekly Email of the school year—so if you have any announcements, send them my way.  In the meantime, this last week has some GREAT programs in store for you! 

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  UCSD School of Medicine Night!  --What they look for in applicants, the application process and which courses and professors at UCSD you should take to help you prepare the best for medical school!    Monday, May 18 from 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 last chance this school year to hear straight from them what they are looking for!   

2.  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, but 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 medical school 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!  Wed. May 20 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Center Hall 101.  *You can wear your pajamas!* You will also be fed!*

Can freshmen and sophomores come?  Actually, I think it’s a great idea!  You will see what is expected on the application, which can help you make good choices for the rest of your years at UCSD and also encourage you to keep excellent records of your experiences so that filling out the AMCAS application will be much easier for you when your time comes.  See you there! 

3.  How were your midterms?  Hoping to improve your grades on your finals?  Project Success has added some more subjects and hours!  FREE TUTORING is available to you and your friends—through 10th week!  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! 

Location:  Raza Resource Centro (in the back of the Student Services Center—same building where Croutons is located).

Monday

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

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

2:30-3:30pm - Sidarth Ethiraj (CHEM 6A-C and CHEM 140A)

3-4:00pm - Kirsten Martin (CHEM 140 A-C, CHEM 143 A/B)

3-4:00pm - Anne Cabangcala (CHEM 140C) 

Tuesday

12:00-2:30pm - Jordan Chu (BIBC 110)

12:00-2:30pm - Michelle Bassil (BILD 1, CHEM 6B, MATH 10 A/B)

12:00-3:00pm - Kevin Vo (BICD 100)

12:30-1:30pm - Gloria 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-C and PHYS 1A)

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

Thursday

1:30-3:30pm - Bulouere Wodu (CHEM 6A/B, MATH 10 A/B and BILD 1)

1:30-2:30pm - Vince Garin (Chem 6 series, CHEM 140 A, B, Math 10 series, Genetics and BIBC 102)

2:15-4:30pm - Mandy Che (CHEM 6A/B)

2:30-4:30pm - Eric Ovruchesky (CHEM 140A-C)

3:00-4:30pm - Chau Ngo (CHEM 143B)

 

4.  Due to popular demand, I ordered some more MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC for you to purchase at a discount!  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have left now:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25) – 7 left

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $72) – 6 left

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25) – 8 left

I can now accept PayPal.  Either that or cash or check (including cashier’s check or money order).  Write back to let me know if you’d like to purchase something, and tell me if you want me to send you a PayPal invoice, okay?

5.  Adele’s office hours for Week 8:  Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 1:00-3:00 pm.  Come see me—I’m happy to help!

 

CALENDAR

Mon. May 18  UCSD School of Medicine Night!  --What they look for in applicants, the application process and which courses and professors at UCSD you should take to 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 last chance this school year to hear straight from them what they are looking for!   

Wed. May 20  Scientific Discovery & Social Responsibility This event is part of the BSS Two-Part series on scientific integrity. To register, please visit: https://scientificdiscovery.eventbrite.comFor questions, please contact: Courtney McGowan, cbmcgowan@ucsd.edu

Speakers: Ethan Bier, Ph.D., Biological Sciences, and Valentino Gantz, Biological Sciences.  4:30-6:00 pm in Liebow Auditorium, Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB, 2nd floor) on the UCSD School of Medicine Campus.  Light refreshments.

 

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, but 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 medical school 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, Center Hall 101.  *You can wear your pajamas!*

Question for Adele:  Can freshmen and sophomores come?  Actually, I think it’s a great idea!  You will see what is expected on the application, which can help you make good choices for the rest of your years at UCSD and also encourage you to keep excellent records of your experiences so that filling out the AMCAS application will be much easier for you when your time comes.  See you there!  ~Adele

Thurs. May 21  Translational Medicine Symposium, 9:00 am – 2:15 pm in the MET Building (Medical School) Come learn about opportunities to pursue translational medicine within industry, academia, and medicine! See how doctors, researchers, and industry members are collaborating to introduce exciting new technologies into healthcare. As part of the symposium, there will be speakers from llumina, Human Longevity, Viacyte, and Advanced Brain Monitoring, as well as a MD/PhD Panel featuring medical professionals from the Moores' Cancer Center, UC Veterinary Medical Center, and the UCSD School of Medicine.  There will also be workshops in Brain Monitoring, Electrophysiology, and a tour of the Da Vinci Surgical Devices. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be opportunities to network with the professionals from industry, academia and medicine! Registration is free and required. Please register at http://www.tranmedicine.com/registration/  We hope to see you there!

 

Tentative schedule:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Translational_Medicine.pdf. Note from Adele:  You don’t have to attend the whole thing, if you have class you can leave.

 

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

Thurs. May 21  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Kaplan’s DAT Workshop

Topics: Kaplan will explain the PAT section of the DAT and give you tips and tricks to perform well! Kaplan will also be providing pizza and drinks for those who attend!

Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues. May 26 Tough Cases:  Imminent Death Organ Donation, 12- 1 pm at Hillcrest Medical Center In- Patient Tower, 11-309. Moderator: Mary Devereaux.  Are there Ethical Limits to Organ Donation? Case: 60 y/o female, extensive SAH secondary to ruptured aneurysm. Futile prognosis shared with family. Family inquires about organ donation and the patient is a Registered Donor. Patient is not Dead by Neurological Criteria, and is not thought to be a good candidate for Donation after Circulatory Death. Family wants to consider Living Donation: take patient to OR, donate a kidney, return to ICU for extubation, followed by Palliative Care. What ethical challenges present in this case?  Recommended Reading:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Human_Organ_Donation_Ethics.docx.

Thurs. May 28  Pre-Dental Society presents:  An Evening with Christine Forester

Topics: Christine Forester was the first woman architect in Switzerland who, upon arriving in the US, helped design hospitals to be more humanistic. Additionally, she met a young man by the name of Barack Obama and eventually helped him to become the President of the United States. You do not want to miss out on this amazing woman’s presentation!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy HSEC Auditorium at 6:30pm, reception to follow!

 

Fri. May 29  Global Health Field Experience Expo 2015, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Deutz Room, Institute of Americas Plaza.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Global_Health_Field_Experience.pdf. Who should attend:  Current and prospective Global Health Majors and Minors looking to complete their Global Health Field Experience Requirement * Anyone looking to get involved in the rapidly growing field of Global Health * · Students looking to get involved with Global Health Related Organizations and build their UCSD resumes! Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583249455222949/

Fri. May 29  Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium, 1:00 - 4:00pm in the Great Hall (International House).  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Global_Health_Research.pdf  Topic:

 


Ebola: Epidemiological, Cultural, Social and Community Perspectives.  We will be hearing from two Keynote Speakers who are experts in their fields:  Dr. Angela Dunn, Epidemic Intelligence Officer working with the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, has firsthand experience with the recent outbreaks in Sierra Leone and will be sharing her clinical experience and Dr. Barry Hewlett, Anthropologist who has worked on former outbreaks in Uganda and Congo with the World Health Organization (WHO)Also featuring: Undergraduate Senior Thesis Capstone Presentations * Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions * Special Announcements * Light Refreshments following.

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/342472389285725/

 

Fri. May 29  Stanford University School of Medicine, Primary Care Associate Program Admissions Information Session, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room. The information session will cover the following topics: the program's goals, curriculum, academic and clinical prerequisites, and admissions process. Presenter:  Fred M. Tovar—Stanford University School of Medicine, Primary Care Associate Program, Director of Student Affairs, Assistant Director of Admissions.  RSVP will be required through Port Triton at  https://ucsd-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Sat. May 30  Pre-Medical APAMSA is holding its 1st Annual APA (Asian Pacific American) Health Conference entitled Beyond the Model Minority: An Intersectional Approach to Health, 9:00 am-3:15 pm at the Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine. Come join us and learn more about APA health. We will have a keynote by Dr. Yoojin Chong who will speak about cultural competency. Dr. Fred Wu will speak about liver cancer/hepatitis B. Dr. Yen Len Espiritu will address mental health and Dr. Romeo Ignacio will speak about humanitarian missions and rural healthcare. In addition, we'll feed you breakfast and lunch! We will also have a networking hour where you mingle with students and physicians! Come join us and learn more about how to help address the healthcare needs of the API community! 

 

Sat. May 30 CPR/BLS Certification Course, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta

(AED) Pre-Health Honor Society, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Warren College Room.

CPR/BLS certification is very useful for professional health schools, clinical programs, volunteer internships, and hospital employment. Through this program, you will receive certification that is good for two years.  *The price is only $45, 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

 

Wed. June 17  Passport Admissions Workshop on Secondary Essays:  Most applicants fail to pre-write these essays, and as a result, end up killing their chances of getting an interview by returning secondaries late or in the worst case, not at all. Get a leg up on this daunting process by learning what med schools are looking for in secondary essays and by brainstorming your responses to the ten most common essays.  Our seminars are limited to 20 students, and there are only a few seats left.  Please RSVP at the link below:  http://www.passportadmissions.com/event-sign-up.  Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 * Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm * Location: 5752 Oberlin Dr. Conference Room San Diego, CA 92121 * Presenter: Passport Admissions Advisor Alison Herr * Price: $30 / FREE if this is your first time attending a Passport Admissions seminar.

Tues. June 23  Tough Cases:  Difficult Patients: At What Point Is It Permissible -- or Obligatory – To Cut Off Treatment? 12- 1 pm at Hillcrest Medical Center In- Patient Tower, 11-309.  Presenter:  Ruth Waterman, MD, Asst. Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is waiving the application for four Master’s Entry into Nursing hopefuls!  They have given me waiver forms to hand out to the first 4 students who come to claim them.  Their priority deadline is July 1.  Supplementary materials can be sent after that date and prerequisites do not need to be complete before applying.  Learn more about this exciting way to become a high-level nurse at http://nursing.jhu.edu/mastersentryCome during office hours to pick up your fee waiver! 

 

2.  CaHPSA at UCSD is currently accepting applications for next year’s Executive Board. CaHPSA advocates for a more comprehensive, universal healthcare system and creates opportunities for students to learn more about healthcare disparities. We are looking to build an officer team that is dedicated to our mission and expresses genuine interest in learning and advocacy. Prior experience and extensive knowledge of healthcare legislation are NOT required. Application deadline EXTENDED to Thursday, May 21. 

Application linkhttp://goo.gl/forms/xYwGZWXssd

For more information, email us at cahpsa@ucsd.edu, check us out on facebook.com/cahpsaucsd, and visit cahpsa.ucsd.edu.

3.  May is Mental Health Matters Month!  Mental health is an issue that concerns all of us. The goal of Mental Health Matters is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to build a community
of hope for all those who are in need of support. Mental Health Matters Month also aims to draw attention to suicide prevention, while also reducing the stigma and discrimination against those affected by and getting help for mental health problems.

UC San Diego, in collaboration with Each Mind Matters, California’s Mental Health Movement, is sponsoring a series of workshops, events and awareness fairs.  A special week is devoted to those in recovery from mental health concerns and substance abuse. Wear a green ribbon this week to show your support of mental health!

Events at UC San Diego include:

May 19-21:  Recovery Week and Mental Health Fair; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day; Library Walk

May 19:  What is Mental Health? Professions in Mental Health

May 20: Recovery from Substance Abuse, PTSD and Depression
May 21:  Stories of Recovery, Coping Skills and Finding
Solutions
May 20:  How to Help a Friend; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; The Zone

May 21:  Mental Health Awareness Q&A from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm; PC Warren Room and “The Principles of Clarity” Psychology Professor Karen Dobkins, PhD; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm; PC Warren Room

May 27:  Queer and Trans Self Care Workshop; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; LGBTQRC Conference Room

Weekly Events:
Tuesdays: Peace of Mind Workshop; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Galbraith Hall 190

Thursdays: Mindfulness for Daily Living; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Student Health Conference Room

For more information about these UC San Diego events, including locations, please visit
http://caps.ucsd.edu/may.  For information about Each Mind Matters, California’s Mental Health Movement, visit http://www.eachmindmatters.org/.

4.  AMSA Thailand Trip Fundraiser
A group of pre-health undergraduates in AMSA will be visiting an orphanage in the Rayong province of Thailand to provide treatment and aid to orphans who suffer from HIV/AIDS. They are trying to reach a goal of $7000 USD to give as a donation to help support the orphanage for a year. If you can or would like to donate to their cause at gofundme.com(http://www.gofundme.com/svrr8w) it would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.gofundme.com/svrr8w

5.  Need your personal statement for health professional school critiqued by someone who really knows what they’re doing?  Follow the directions here to submit your statement on Port Triton https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=390611587789578&id=3811115954062443. 

6.  Get medical training as a Wilderness First Responder in this course at UCSD!  June 13-21 (an 80 hour course).  Check out the exciting video and learn how to register here:  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7ad85d8e-7f0b-4878-9013-249d6ecdd3e3&c=efd95900-f42a-11e4-961a-d4ae529a7b12&ch=f00dfd90-f42a-11e4-9631-d4ae529a7b12

7.  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.

***You can pick up a $400 free voucher to help pay for your course!  (Total cost of course is $700.)  Vouchers can be picked up at University Extension beginning on May 18 at 8:00 am.  They will go fast, so be there early!   You will pick up your voucher in Student Services, building C.  Here is a map of the campus:  http://extension.ucsd.edu/pdf/student/LaJollaDirections.pdf

 

8.  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! 

9.  The Pathmaker Internship needs Spanish speakers!  NOW INTERVIEWING!  This 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.

***INTERVIEWING NOW AND INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!  Apply here:  http://www.palomarhealth.org/pathmaker-internship-program/pathmaker-internship-program-home

 

 MCAT 2015

1.  Due to popular demand, I ordered some more MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC for you to purchase at a discount!  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have left now:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25) – 7 left

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $72) – 6 left

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25) – 8 left

I can now accept PayPal.  Either that or cash or check (including cashier’s check or money order).  Write back to let me know if you’d like to purchase something, and tell me if you want me to send you a PayPal invoice, okay?

 

WANT A HEALTH PROFESSION, BUT DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE—OR WHAT’S OUT THERE FOR YOU?

1.  Check out http://explorehealthcareers.org to learn about 118 HEALTH PROFESSIONS, including what it takes to get in!  This site also has excellent articles about ethics, disparities, health care issues and trends that will really help you prepare for interviews.  It’s a great site! 

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

1.  The Aspiring Docs Diaries blog has an all-new look, and now features pre-med and medical student bloggers!  If you have any interest in blogging, please email aspiringdocs@aamc.org.

2.  Consider applying to the Medical School for International Health!  Fourth-year students at the MSIH have been selected for residency at well-known institutions such at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia, Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California and Case Western University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Click the link to read more!   

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

1.  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is waiving the application for four Master’s Entry into Nursing hopefuls!  They have given me waiver forms to hand out to the first 4 students who come to claim them.  Their priority deadline is July 1.  Supplementary materials can be sent after that date and prerequisites do not need to be complete before applying.  Learn more about this exciting way to become a high-level nurse at http://nursing.jhu.edu/mastersentryCome over during office hours to pick up your fee waiver!

2.  What do a royal birth and global health have in common?  Midwives!  http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/BlogPost/793/What_Do_a_Royal_Birth_and_Global_Health_Have_in_Common_Midwives

 

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  Announcement:  registration is now open for the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair taking place on June 11th from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Predental_Virtual_Fair.docx

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  PharmCAS will open for the 2015-16 cycle in mid-July this year.

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

1.  The VMCAS 2016 application cycle is now accepting applications for 2016 matriculation.  To access the main VMCAS page, please click here: http://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors/Veterinary-Medical-College-Application-Service.aspx

To access the *NEW* VMCAS 2016 Knowledge Base / Instructions: https://vmcas.helpgizmo.com

To access the VetSchool Student Engagement System: http://www.aavmc.org/vses.aspx

 

FOR FUTURE PODIATRISTS

1.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you to FootFest2015 at the Western Podiatry Conference in Anaheim, CA. Taking place on Friday, June 26th from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm at the Disneyland Hotel located at 1150 West Magic Way, FootFest2015 is an exciting day inside the world of podiatric medicine. Students will participate in a panel of current members of the podiatric medical community, spend the day attending lectures on cutting edge surgical techniques, and receive a free lunch as well as special giveaways and goodie bags. The entire program is completely free of charge and a limited number of spots are available. Attached, please find the flyer for this program. To register or for questions regarding this exciting event, please contact Daniel Taubman via email at dtaubman@aacpm.org. We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Footfest_Western_2015.pdf

 

SPECIAL MASTER’S DEGREE FOR PREMEDS

1.  The M.A. in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program at Loyola Chicago prepares students for successful entry into medical school programs. Our faculty are well-respected leaders in their fields, who provide up-to-date lectures that are at the forefront of modern biology. The small size of the program ensures that students receive highly individualized attention throughout their time at Loyola. In addition to coursework, students also receive one-on-one advising about their medical school application from a professional pre-health advisor and MAMS faculty. Our history of preparing and advising pre-medical students has made the MAMS program one of the most successful post-baccalaureate programs in the United States with a 95% rate of admission to medical school within the last 3 years. Please visit our website for the full list of admissions requirements.  Description:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Loyola_Chicago_Masters.docx

 

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  UCSD Project RISHI: India Trip Applications due May 22

 

Project RISHI will be having its 5th annual trip to India this summer! If you're interested in volunteering abroad, working with blind, deaf, and disabled children, want to gain hands on exposure organizing diabetes and anemia clinics, want to conduct mental health diagnostic surveys, and educate these rural villagers the this is the opportunity for you! Come out to our GBM this Wednesday May 13 at 8 PM at the I-House Lounges. Submit the India Trip Application by May 22!  

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PROJECT_RISHI_APPLICATION.docx

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Voices for Children:  May is National Foster Care Month, and with just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a foster child. Voices for Children is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights and well-being of the more than 5,100 children who pass through foster care in San Diego County annually. The organization relies on volunteers for its signature program, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. CASAs visit with their case children at least once a month and gather information from court documents, social workers’ files and educational, medical and therapy records. They also communicate with family members, school officials, health care providers and other professionals involved in the child’s life. CASAs use this information, as well as firsthand observations, to advocate for the child in court and school, and in other aspects of their lives to make sure that each child’s individual needs are met. To learn more and to sign up for a Volunteer Information Session, visit www.speakupnow.org or call (858) 598-2230.

2.  Volunteers needed at the San Diego Center for Children!  We are looking for great volunteers to help us at our Anniversary Celebration held on Thursday, May 28th at the US Grant Hotel.  It takes a lot of teamwork to make our Anniversary Celebration a success, and volunteers like all of you are what make it possible!  Help us make this 128th Anniversary Celebration the best ever!  If you would like to join our fun group of volunteers or see what the day of duties and shift times include, please sign up here!

 

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR VETERANS

1.  There is a new scholarship application available to fund two US Military Veterans who are interested in doing research in ANY field this summer. We are taking applications through May 25, which requires 1 letter of recommendation, 2 short essays, and 1 longer essay. Please distribute the attached flyer to any of your students that may be interested in applying. The downloadable application can be found here: http://faoforms.ucsd.edu/forms/Summer2015VetApp.pdf.  Questions? Contact Sophia Tsai, PhD at 858-534-9014 or stsai@ucsd.edu.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Summer Veteran Scholarship Flyer.pptx. 

 

 

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.  Do you feel yourself to be part of a marginalized community when it comes to life in general and the health professions in particular?  One of our incredibly generous HMP3 alumni wants you to know you are not alone.  Here’s his personal message: 

Thank you for your emails, they really helped me learn about opportunities while I was an undergrad.  Hope to stay in the loop.  I want to let you know that I recently finished the MD app cycle. I was very fortunate to be accepted to many great schools, including UCSF, UCLA, and UC Davis. I've decided to attend UCLA as a David Geffen scholar.  Would be happy to advise/mentor premedical students, particularly those who are LGBTQI, of color, or affected by mental illness. The premed track is quite challenging, especially for students from marginalized communities.”

Would you like to communicate with him?  Just ask and I’ll gladly send you his email, per his request. 

 

 

2.  The Pathmaker Internship needs Spanish speakers!  NOW INTERVIEWING!  This 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.

***INTERVIEWING NOW AND INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!  Apply here:  http://www.palomarhealth.org/pathmaker-internship-program/pathmaker-internship-program-home

 

With only about a month of school left this year, I hope you can maximize your time and opportunities.  I want to see you succeed—whatever that means to you personally!!  Yours~  Adele

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