HMP3 Weekly 5.3.15

Hope you had fun at Sun God!  This week is full of terrific opportunities you won’t want to miss…

HMP3 HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  Ever thought you might like to be on the HMP3 Student Board?  We work hard—but we have lots of fun, too!  We just had our elections for President and Vice-President.  Now all of the other board positions will be filled by interview!  Want to join us in our mission of “helping students become the next generation of healthcare professionals”?  Then fill out this application and turn it in to Adele’s office by Friday, May 8 at 4:00 pm.  Please follow instructions completely—incomplete applications will not be considered.  Good luck! 

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/HMP3 Board Officer Application 2015.doc

2.  Health Professions Symposium:  “Pasta with Professionals” has 20 professionals signed up to come!  Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00-7:30 pm in Price Center West Ballroom B.  This is your chance to come out and meet with health professionals who have dedicated their time to come talk to students! Come out to get some great food and chat one-on-one with the professionals! 

 

Participants include one or more of each of these professions: radiologist, plastic surgeon, physical therapist, clinical pharmacist, dentist, ENT surgeon, internal medicine, preventive medicine, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, researcher, anesthesiologist, pharmacist, veterinarian, D.O. and chiropractor. 

 

Presentations: 

6:45pm  "Patient and Physician Communication" Presented by Neil J. Farber, M.D.

 

7:00pm  "Occupation Health Research: cancer and Parkinson Disease Risk in Shanghai Workplace Exposures"  Presented by Harvey Checkoway, Ph.D.

 

7:15pm  “The Practice of Osteopathic Medicine:  Presented by Bethany Karl, D.O.

 

An auction by The Princeton Review will help to fund this event.  Come prepared to bid and save hundreds off the cost of a test prep course! 

 

*Co-hosted by AED and HMP3. Hope to see you there! 

 

 

3.  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Speed-Dating Night!  Not to find a girlfriend or boyfriend—but to find a hands-on health care experience!  Thursday, May 7 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Red Shoe and Bear Rooms (above the Price Center Movie Theatre).   All of the schools value clinical exposure and hands-on experience with patients.  Come learn how to get both as an EMT, Medical Scribe, Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant—including how and where to get trained and hired—or volunteer!  (We are working on getting a pharm tech, too—if you are one, or know one, could you please let me know?  Thanks!) 

 

4.  I went ahead and bought a bunch of MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC!  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25)

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $90)

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25)

I set up a PayPal account and should be able to accept payment that way (haven’t tried it yet—want to be my first guinea pig?)  Either that or cash or check (including cashier’s check or money order).  Write back to let me know what you want to get, okay?

5.  How are midterms going?  Project Success has added more subjects and hours!  FREE TUTORING is available to you and your friends!  Courses include the prerequisites for health professions, and tutoring is provided by fellow students who did well in the class and want to help you succeed, too!  Tutoring is available through 10th week at the Raza Resource Centro (in the back of the Student Services Center building that houses Croutons)

Monday

2-3:30pm - David Kneiber (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)

 

6.  Adele’s office hours for Week 6:  Wed. 2:00-4:00 pm and Thurs. 1:30-3:30 pm

 

CALENDAR

 

Tues. May 5  Health Professions Symposium:  “Pasta with Professionals” has 20 professionals signed up to come!  6:00-7:30 pm in Price Center West Ballroom B.  This is your chance to come out and meet with health professionals who have dedicated their time to come talk to students! Come out to get some great food and chat one-on-one with the professionals! 

 

Participants include one or more of each of these professions: radiologist, plastic surgeon, physical therapist, clinical pharmacist, dentist, ENT surgeon, internal medicine, preventive medicine, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, researcher, anesthesiologist, pharmacist, veterinarian, D.O. and chiropractor. 

 

Presentations: 

6:45pm  "Patient and Physician Communication" Presented by Neil J. Farber, M.D.

 

7:00pm  "Occupation Health Research: cancer and Parkinson Disease Risk in Shanghai Workplace Exposures"  Presented by Harvey Checkoway, Ph.D.

 

7:15pm  “The Practice of Osteopathic Medicine:  Presented by Bethany Karl, D.O.

 

An auction by The Princeton Review will help to fund this event.  Come prepared to bid and save hundreds off the cost of a test prep course! 

 

*Co-hosted by AED and HMP3. Hope to see you there! 

 

 

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

Thurs. May 7  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Speed-Dating Night!  Not to find a girlfriend or boyfriend—but to find a hands-on health care experience!  5:00-6:00 pm  in the Red Shoe and Bear Rooms (above the Price Center Movie Theatre).  All of the schools value clinical exposure and hands-on experience with patients.  Come learn how to get both as an EMT, Medical Scribe, Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant—including how and where to get trained and hired—or volunteer! 

Thurs. May 7  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Accepted Dental Student Panel & Soap Carving activity!  Topics: We will have a student panel of pre-dental students that have been accepted to dental school to talk about their experiences with the interview and application process. There will also be a soap carving activity to test out your manual dexterity!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Education Rooms 2 & 3 at 6:30pm.

Fri. May 8  CPR/BLS Certification Course, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society, 6pm-9pm in the Green Table Room. CPR/BLS certification is very useful for professional health schools, clinical programs, volunteer internships, and hospital employment. Through this program, you will receive certification that is good for two years. The price is only $45, which is about half the price you would normally find it for. Seating is limited and sign-up is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit http://thecprhero.com/ucsdaed/ to learn more or to sign up.  Questions can be directed to ucsd.aed@gmail.com.  Website: http://aed.ucsd.edu/ 

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

 

Sat. May 9 MCAT Practice Test, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Honor Society and the Princeton Review, 9am-6pm in Medical Teaching Facility 275 (at the Med School). Need to prepare for the new MCAT? Then this is perfect for you! There will even be a free review session after the test to help you better prepare. Prices are $10 for AED members, $15 for everyone else. Sign up online, then pay at the door:

http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/243851 Food will be provided! Additionally, if 25 or more students come, there will be a raffle for a 50% discount off a course. Questions can be directed to ucsd.aed@gmail.com.

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues. May 12  Applying to Medical School for 2016:  Learn to Think Like an Admissions Dean! 12:30 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Emily Loui, Health Professions Career Advisor, just returned from a conference where she was able to meet directly with many med school deans and learn what they are looking for. She wants to share the information with you! Join her in learning how the admissions process works, how to prepare your application, how schools select you and how you can choose schools. Most importantly, learn to think like an Admissions Dean! If you want to apply this summer to enter medical school than this session is for you! 


1. Learn the components of AMCAS for MD schools and AACOMAS for DO schools

2. Understand the application process and timelines

3. Discover strategies for applying to schools

4. Review case studies and learn to think like an Admissions Dean!

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

Wed. May 13 Holistic Happy Hour, 3pm-7pm in PC East Ballroom and John Muir Room. Need stress relief in the middle of midterms? Want FREE massages, energy healing, yoga workshops, acupressure, and more? Then come out to Holistic Happy Hour! Zico Coconut water, Perfect Bar, Kind Bar, and more will be joining us and giving out FREE GOODIES! This event is open to UCSD students, faculty and staff! Invite your friends! Don't miss out on such a good opportunity! This event is hosted by UCSD Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM), HIMED, and Alternative Healing Network.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/905516319494947/

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

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

Wed. May 13  UQ Ochsner Medical School in Australia—for Americans! Come to Meet the Dean, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  Dr. Jennifer Schafer, Dean of Students, will be presenting and taking questions. Please join us to learn about the medical school and this top ranked global program.   Click here to RSVP


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

Fri. & Sat. May 15 & 16 The Gordon Center in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD is holding a Think Tank with the theme "The Future of Digital Health",  8am - 5pm May 16th 8am - 2pm Friday and 8am – 2pm Saturday in the Qualcomm Conference Room in Jacobs Hall (EBU I).

Esteemed speakers and experts from academia, healthcare, and industry will offer their perspectives on: Diagnostic Medicine * Mobile and global health * Healthcare Analytics * Healthcare entrepreneurship * Preventative medicine * Patient care in underserved communities * Emerging wireless technologies

This one and a half day Think Tank is targeted for passionate individuals who are interested in integrating technology with medicine. Attendees will work together to brainstorm creative solutions to medical problems. Register today with the early bird fee and come join us! Food will be provided!  Info and Registration Link 

http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/GordonCenter/g_events/event.sfe?id=2624&categoryID=19

For any questions email gordoncenter@eng.ucsd.edu   Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Gordon_Digital_Health_2015.pdf

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  Houman Hemmati is coming to help you navigate the AMCAS application!  You will get a hard copy of the application to take notes on while he goes through it step by step, giving insight on how to make the most of each section.  Houman is one of our most popular speakers ever, and he hasn’t been here for a few years—too busy practicing medicine!  He has his MD/PhD from UCLA and Cal IT2, and has held a variety of jobs in health care.  While a student at UCLA 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!*

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  

  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  Remember the awesome new pre-health advisor at the Career Services Center I told you about—Emily Loui?  She has started a Facebook group called “UCSD Pre Medical Students”. She’s been sending out some posts you won’t want to miss—so hurry up and join in!

2.  How would you like to help lead an established student org?  Meet and make new friends, build leadership experience, and create tons of opportunities to network yourself?  Fill out the application below by May 9th to become one of APAMSA's core next year!  We have positions to fill, because we have a lot planned for next year!
http://goo.gl/forms/1ZeVQ997nL  ***APAMSA stands for Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.

 

3.  CONTEST!  Would you like to win a $75 Amazon gift card and a free lunch at the faculty club with a health professional of your choice (physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, physical therapist, etc)? The Career Services Center’s new and expanded pre-med and pre-health preparatory program is looking for a dynamic new name!  Please submit your best idea for what you think the name should be and if your name is selected, you will be awarded a $75 Amazon gift card and lunch with a healthcare professional and Emily Loui, Health Professions Career Advisor. Enter by May 15 here: http://goo.gl/forms/0o2FLaFccE

 

4.  Great volunteer opportunity at the Preuss School on campus!  There will be a health fair for the Preuss School students and families, held at the Preuss school.  The health fair will take place on Saturday May 16th from 11am - 2pm and we are looking for UCSD student volunteers who are willing to come help out as general volunteers. The health fair is intended to give students and their families education about physical health, mental health, emotional health, and social health. Since all of the attendees come from low-income and underrepresented background, we think they will really enjoy the services we will be offering them. 

Volunteers will receive free t-shirts! If you are interested, please fill out this form ASAP: http://goo.gl/forms/NKKGUK78tv.

 

5.  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

 

6.  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!

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

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

9.  The Pathmaker Internship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in serving in the health care field. *INTERVIEWING NOW AND INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!  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.  INTERVIEWING NOW--apply here:  http://www.palomarhealth.org/pathmaker-internship-program/pathmaker-internship-program-home.  . 

 

MCAT 2015

1.  Note from Adele:  I went ahead and bought a bunch of MCAT 2015 materials from the AAMC!  They are ready to be sent to you as soon as I receive payment.  Here’s what I have:

MCAT 2015 Practice Test          $17.50 (regular price $25)

MCAT Question Pack Bundle   $63.00 (regular price $90)

MSAR 2016 Online                   $19.00 (regular price $25)

I set up a PayPal account and should be able to accept payment that way (haven’t tried it yet—want to be my first guinea pig?)  Either that or cash or check (including cashier’s check or money order).  Write back to let me know what you want to get, okay?

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

1.  A message from an HMP3 alum:  My name is Sam Sharrak and I am writing to you to inquire about any current students or soon to be graduates that are interested in a part-time position in healthcare. I graduated from UCSD in 2013 and since my graduation, I have been working for an orthopedic surgeon during clinic hours. I will begin medical school in the fall and my position will become vacant in July 2015.  This is a great opportunity for students that are looking to enter the health field as it provides clinical and patient exposure. Job duties include bringing patients back to rooms, taking injury and medical histories, being with the doctor during patient visits, serving as a scribe, and assisting the doctor with in-office procedures.  I have loved serving in this position and it has been a major factor in my acceptance to medical school. I am certain that future students will feel similarly.  Please feel free to contact me through this email (ssharrak4@gmail.com) should you have any question. 

2.  Morning Sign Out is an online biomedical publication that aims to deliver concise and easy-to-understand information about current issues and advancements in science and medicine. From groundbreaking cancer research to daily health tips for combating anxiety and depression, the Morning Sign Out team seeks to translate scientific jargon into language that is easily understood by the public.

We are currently expanding and are looking for enthusiastic candidates to become a part of our team! We are familiar with the academic excellence and drive of your organization and believe many of your members would find our project to be an excellent fit for their skills and interests. Thus, we would like to ask your help bringing our call for new staff to your organization. The attached message explains our mission and who we are:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MSORecruitment.pdf.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Great volunteer opportunity at the Preuss School right here on campus!  There will be a health fair for the Preuss School students and families, held at the Preuss school.  The health fair will take place on Saturday May 16th from 11am - 2pm and we are looking for UCSD student volunteers who are willing to come help out as general volunteers. The health fair is intended to give students and their families education about physical health, mental health, emotional health, and social health. Since all of the attendees come from low-income and underrepresented background, we think they will really enjoy the services we will be offering them. 

Volunteers will receive free t-shirts! If you are interested, please fill out this form ASAP: http://goo.gl/forms/NKKGUK78tv.

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!

3.  Not just for public health, this site has a wealth of ideas for volunteering for the public good that would enhance any application!  Check it out at:  http://www.publichealth.org/volunteering/

 

MASTER’S OR POST-BAC TO ENHANCE YOUR APPLICATION?

1.  University of Vermont College of Medicine offers both!  The University of Vermont College of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new graduate-level degree program, Master of Medical Science. This one-year, 30-credit hour graduate program serves as an excellent course of study for students who are preparing for entering a health-related career or in anticipation of applying to medical or other health-professional schools. Students will benefit from the expertise of UVM College of Medicine faculty, practitioners, and researchers as well as having access to patient care and research opportunities. 

This new program is an extension of UVM's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program has a long and successful history of serving students who need to complete the necessary prerequisite science courses for application to medical, dental, and health professional graduate programs. Both programs offer individualized advising and support, as well as the opportunity to pursue clinical and patient-care experience in The University of Vermont Medical Network, which includes a leading research hospital with the region's only Level-1 Trauma Unit. 

The University of Vermont also offers post-baccalaureate students interested in a public health credential a 42 credit online Master of Public Health, or an 18 credit online Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health, with a generalist or environmental focus. All public health programs can either compliment the preparatory programs or can be completed in a glide year. 

Please visit our website for further information about these programs.

 

 

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 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

 

The end of Sun God signals the approach of the end of the school year.  Make the most of the rest of it!  Yours~  Adele

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