Last HMP3 Weekly Email of the school year!  5.25.15

It’s been a great year—I’ve really enjoyed seeing you at events and in office hours.  For those of you who are graduating—congratulations!  Well done!  Just so you know—I don’t have any restrictions on helping alumni, so you can continue to come see me during office hours, email me or stay on the HMP3 email list.  I’d love to help you!

1.  Applying this year?  Please mark the box that allows me to see where you get in, so I can count you in the UCSD and HMP3 statistics.  Thanks! 

2.  Did you get into health professional school for next year?  Please write back and tell me where—I’d love to know! 

3.  I have a few remaining AAMC materials for sale to you at my advisor discount.  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have left as of now:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25) – 5 left

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $72) – 3 left

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25) – 7 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?

4.  Join HMP3’s Service Committee to volunteer on May 31!  Join us as we help to assemble more than 10,000 school and dental supply kits for homeless and other low-income children throughout the region. Shifts available:  10:00AM-1:00PM * 1:00PM-4:00PM * 4:00PM-7:00PM.   See flyer for details, including location:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Volunteer Event_Flyer.pdf

 

5.  Are you ready for finals?  Project Success is offering FREE tutoring through 10th week!  Come let us help!  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

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

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

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-C and PHYS 1A)

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

Thursday

12:00-2:30pm - Michelle Bassil (BILD 1, CHEM 6B, MATH 10 A/B) –no longer on Tuesday

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)

 

 

6.  Adele’s office hours for Week 9:  Tues/Thurs 12:30-2:30 pm.  Come see me—I’d love to help you!

 

CALENDAR

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

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

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.  I have 3 waivers left!  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is waiving the application for Master’s Entry into Nursing hopefuls!  They have given me waiver forms to hand out to 3 more 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.  Nominate your family as the Family of the Year!  The Office of Parent & Family Programs at UCSD is accepting applications from students to nominate their family for the Family of the Year Award; presented during Family Weekend. Flyer with instructions:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Family of the Year_Flyer.pdf.

3.  May is Mental Health Matters Month! 

UCSD activities:

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.  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. 

5.  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

6.  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

 

ALUMNI ADVICE FROM JAMES LIN—APPLICATION TIPS for ALL HEALTH PROFESSIONS:

1.  Approach professors now if you have not already! Make sure you follow up on letter of recommendations and ask if the professor needs anything to help facilitate the process (updated personal statements, CV, etc). This is usually the item that holds an application from being "completed" due to an inevitable lag time from a professor's busy personal and school schedule and his needing to write other students' letters.

2.  Apply broadly (and outside of California). If a school is receptive towards out-of-state residents and you could see yourself living there, play it safe and apply. There are not many opportunities in your life to experience a different culture and environment for four years.

3.  Submit early! Yes, you may feel the need to perfect your personal statement, but in the grand scheme of things, the essay will not make or break you. Having your application in early, though, may give you that edge. Have faith, take a deep breath, and press "submit".

4.  Create a spreadsheet to keep things organized. Have columns for schools applied, status from schools, secondaries required, fees, interview dates, deadlines, etc.

For more, please "like" my page at www.facebook.com/JamesLinDMD or send me a message!  James Lin, DMD * HMP3 Outreach Chair 2007-2010 * UCSD class of 2010

 

MCAT 2015

1.  .  I have a few remaining AAMC materials for sale to you at my advisor discount.  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have left as of now:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25) – 5 left

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $72) – 3 left

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25) – 7 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?

2.  The AAMC publishes Ten Tips for Test Day as a resource for the MCAT exam. It includes quick, helpful reminders for exam day logistics, check-in, and breaks to help you have a good testing experience.

3.  Wonder how your score on the 2015 MCAT it compares to the old MCAT?  Here is a handy chart to help with the conversion:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6G_5_wtA49qZHNQb3FGcGNXLXc/view?usp=sharing

 

FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

1.  Ever wondered if you would qualify for fee assistance?  Here is the chart for pre-vets, but it is the same for MD and other health professions—up to 3 times the federal poverty level.  My family’s income would have qualified—how about yours? 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6G_5_wtA49qOWhPTDdUdnhIWTA/view?usp=sharing


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.  New D.O. school in New Mexico:  the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM).  The college will open its doors to an inaugural class of 150 students in fall 2016. BCOM is now included in AACOM’s centralized application service (AACOMAS) for fall 2016 entry into osteopathic medical school. 

2.  Currently, more than 20 percent of the nation’s medical students are training to be osteopathic physicians (DOs), and one in four first-year U.S. medical students are attending osteopathic medical schools.

3.  The match rate for D.O. students this year was 99.41%!  

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES

1.  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is waiving the application for Master’s Entry into Nursing hopefuls!  They have given me waiver forms to hand out to the next 3 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!

 

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

  • 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair: Take advantage of this premiere online recruitment event for students interested in going to dental school. Make personal connections with the admissions representatives who will be reviewing your application in just a few months. Over 40 dental schools will exhibit at the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair on June 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Register now and don’t miss your chance to leave a lasting impression on the admissions representatives at the dental schools where you intend to apply.
 

  • Application Prep: Learn everything you need to know about the dental school application process in this section of the ADEA GoDental website. 

 

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 DEGREES FOR PREMEDS

1.  Columbia University one-year Master’s in Nutrition can enhance your application!  http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ihn/prospectivestudents. Since nutrition contributes to at least six of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, completion of this MS degree will prepare you to become a healthcare professional who can help prevent many of the leading causes of death in the US and globally.

2.  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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Join HMP3’s Service Committee to volunteer on May 31!  Join us as we help to assemble more than 10,000 school and dental supply kits for homeless and other low-income children throughout the region. Shifts available:  10:00AM-1:00PM * 1:00PM-4:00PM * 4:00PM-7:00PM.   See flyer for details, including location:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Volunteer Event_Flyer.pdf

 

 

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.  The case for black doctors:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/opinion/sunday/the-case-for-black-doctors.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

  

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

 

Well, that’s it for this year!  Good luck on your finals, congratulations to all of you who are graduating, and everyone have a happy summer!  Yours~  Adele

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