HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Two, 1.17.17

Winter Quarter is taking off!  So many great programs coming up! 




There are 4 ways to get advising from Health Beat! 

*By Email:  Write to with your QUICK questions and an advisor will respond ASAP.

*Peer Advising with the Health Career Peer Educators:  Walk in to the Career Center M-F from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm to meet one-on-one with one of our trained CPEPers—Kayla, Stacey, Anahi or Desiree.  An excellent way to get your basic questions answered, and to connect with a knowledgeable peer. 

*Walk-in Advising:  15 minute, one-on-one visits with one of our Health Beat team of pre-health advisors.  ***The Walk-in Advising Schedule is continually updated in real time—find our weekly drop-in hours at under the “Advising” tab.***

*30 minute individual appointments:  Sign in to Port Triton to check for availability.  Appointments can only be scheduled 3 days in advance.  These appointments are generally reserved for Juniors and Seniors, and students who are in the application process.

*Specialization:  All three Health Beat Team advisors are excellent resources for MD & DO advising.  Jessica also specializes in Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy.  Jered also specializes in Dentistry, Optometry & Veterinary Medicine.  Adele has been doing all of these for so long, she will continue to advise for them all—and can also help with other, lesser known fields as well. 

2.  HMP3 is still selling Jamba Juice BOGO (Buy 1 get 1 free) cards for $10! You can buy 1, get 1 FREE Jamba with this card up to SIX times! That’s 6 times the amount of vitamin C than normal…ace those midterms and finals while feeling great!  ***This is a fundraiser for our MEDS 2017 conference***




Tues. Jan. 17  Summer Research Program Info Session, 12:30 pm in the Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Auditorium, first floor.  Learn how you can get a $5,000 Undergraduate Research Scholarship to do full-time research on campus this summer!  Contact Dr. Sophia Tsai with questions at

Tues. Jan. 17  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) GBM#1, 6:30 PM in Dolores Huerta & Philip Vera Cruz Room (Old Student Center). We will be hosting Wendy Lin, Physician Assistant, who will join us to talk about her experiences in the career. Come out and have your questions answered!  Like our Facebook page!

Tues. Jan. 17  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) Chipotle Fundraiser, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Stop by Chipotle in the Costa Verde Shopping Center and show your flyer to help us raise some funds! Flyer can be found on our Facebook eventpage!

Tues. Jan. 17  You are invited to the first GBM of the pre-Student Osteopathic Association!  7:00 pm in the PC West ERC Room.  This is the official UCSD branch of pre-SOMA, where Dr. Aki Wen will give an introductory presentation to osteopathic medicine, and what it means to be an osteopathic doctor!   At the end of the presentation, Dr. Wen will answer questions. The presentation will cover common misconceptions about osteopathic medicine, as well as crucial advice and information regarding medical school.  Please RSVP here:  

***Pre-SOMA is dedicated to aiding those wishing to become future physicians, by providing pre-Medical students with a means of leadership, as well as a plethora of informational opportunities. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive community of UCSD students that encourages personal and educational growth.***

Wed. Jan. 18  Biomedical Ethics Seminar:  “Metaphors in Medicine and Science,” 4:30-6:00 pm at the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF). Room 175.  Light refreshments served.  Open to the UCSD community and interested others.  Laurence M. Hinman, Prof. Emeritus of Philosophy, will explore some of the more common metaphors in both clinical and research situations—the metaphor of “war” in areas such as the war on cancer and the metaphor of “editing” in areas of gene research, among others.


Wed. Jan. 18  UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Round Table Pizza.
Interested in optometry? Come grab a slice of pizza and mingle with current optometry students! In addition to having a taste of some good pizza, you could also get a taste of what life as an optometry student could look like! We have two students, both located in San Diego for their fourth-year externship, from Pacific University and Western University joining us. Learn about student life, academics, and their current optometry school experience! You can also get tips about applying, preparing for the OAT, and more!  RSVP on FB here:

Thurs. Jan. 19 UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 5:00pm - 6:00pm at Round Table Pizza.  Join us as we help The Homeless Charter to prepare sandwiches for the homeless community! They would appreciate if any volunteers could also bring supplies (bread, peanut butter, jelly), but if not, that's completely fine! They are currently also having a clothing drive! For more information, please visit their event page here:

Thurs. Jan 19  UCSD Pre-Dental Society Alumni Reception.  Topics: Join us for over 25 PDS Alumni, now doctors, to meet with our current members, share their experiences with dentistry. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP  Where/When: UCSD School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Building Garren Auditorium, 6:30 pm


Thurs. Jan. 19  APAMSA Medical Panel, 7:00-9:00 pm in the Dolores Huerta/Vera Cruz Room in the Old Student Center.  Come join us for pre-medical APAMSA's first GBM of the quarter. We are proudly presenting a panel of around 10 medical students (MD and DO) from UCSD's School of Medicine and Western University. We welcome any questions you may have regarding the medical school application process, medical school life, and everything in between! We will also be having a social afterwards for some networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you all there!


Thurs. Jan. 19  Project RISHI GBM, 8:00 pm—contact Niru Semballi for the location at    Project Rishi is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote sustainable development and growth of rural Indian communities through public health projects. If you want to be a part of the experience of organizing a trip to India, learning how to use a glucose monitor, or educating villagers in India about diabetes and anemia you should come out to Project RISHI's GBM this Thursday, January 19th 8 PM. Here's a link to the Facebook event: See you there! 


Fri. Jan. 20  Harvard Info Session, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Student Center B Large Conference Room (upstairs).  This event will focus on science opportunities and programs at Harvard University. 




Mon. Jan. 23  HMP3 Program:  Summer Internship Programs Seminar, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Price Center Forum (4th floor).  Learn about the extracurricular internship opportunities you have over the summer. There will be 4 or 5 internship program presentations given by affiliates from their respective programs. You will then have opportunities to ask questions and learn as much as you can about the internship programs that interest you!  Rubio’s will be served! 

Wed. Jan. 25 & Thurs. Jan. 26  Are you a premed looking for connections with UCSD Medical School? Join UCSD MAPS, Minority Association of Premedical Students, which is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority pre-medical students. MAPS is partnered with UCSD Student National Medical Association, HMP3's HOPE,  and many other national college MAPS chapters. We have exciting plans with the UCSD Medical School, i.e. medical panel, community outreach events, medical school tour, and many more! We would absolutely love it if you stop by our booth, Jan. 25th, on Library Walk to learn more about us and join us the following day for our 1st GBM. For more info. and answers to questions, check out our website at, and email us at -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof

Thurs. Jan 26  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Kaplan PAT & DAT Workshop.  Topics: Kaplan instructor Timour Mobarak 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. We'll also be auctioning off PDS managers to raise money for future products. Finally, we'll be holding a raffle with some great prizes, including an electric toothbrush! Wear your PDS t-shirts in order to receive a free raffle ticket!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm


Fri. Jan. 27  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has a regional dean located in San Diego.  This allows our students, particularly those from California attending LECOM, to do their clinical rotations in California.  We will be conducting aMedical Education/ D.O. Day at the Osteopathic Center San Diego on January 27 from 11:00 am to 2:00 P.M.  Contact John Wojtkielewicz at 814-866-8149 with any questions.


Wed. Feb. 15  HMP3 Program:  Speed Dating the Specialties, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Village Conference Room, Building 2. 

Wed. Feb. 22  Another one of our great HMP3 MED Talks!  You won’t want to miss this, so be sure to save the date!  5:00-6:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room

Thurs. Feb. 23  First Annual HMP3 Community Service Fair, 4:00-6:00 pm in PC East Ballroom.  Are you interested in volunteering/community service but don’t know where to start? Do you hope to find a community with the same passion for a specific cause as you? If this is you, come check out the HMP3 Community Service Fair! Many service organizations on campus will be tabling at this event to introduce you to their different work and causes! This event is especially helpful towards pre-health students who are looking for opportunities to get involved. There will be FREE cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, & pizza as well as a photobooth!

Thurs. Feb. 23  HMP3 Peer Mentor Program welcomes you to Casino Night!  Take a night off from studying to play real casino games, eat food, and interact with your mentor or mentee.  The event will start at 7:30 in PC Forum so mark your calendars!


Fri. Feb. 24  HMP3 SEARCH Researcher Mixer, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Dolores Huerta room, Old Student Center.







1.  Pre-Dental Society Annual OSHA and Infection Control Training Session coming soon!  Students that attend this course will obtain certification in OSHA and Infection Control which are great to have and required if you would like to volunteer in any of the UCSD Free Clinics and it can also help you find work elsewhere.


Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 6:30 am - 2 pm

Location: UCSD Pharmacy School Auditorium (subject to change)

It is $25 for new members and $50 for veteran members. $75 at the door.

Please email with questions and to register ASAP!  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We ask that everyone arrive by no later than 7:00am so that we can get our breakfast and sign-ins completed and get underway.

2.  Calling all UCSD Women in Science!  Flyer: in Science flyer.pptx.  The Association for Women in Science Outreach Committee is planning an all-day STEM career conference for upper-level high school and lower-college level women to inspire, connect and guide those interested in STEM careers through speed mentoring with local women in STEM fields, workshops on STEM careers and tips to navigating a successful pathway as well as a poster session showcasing current research! 

We are looking for students to present their research at our poster presentation, volunteers, and student panelists for our all day STEM Career Conference at SDSU-Storm Hall on February 4th from 8am-5pm.


Links for registration:





For more information:

***For any additional questions contact:


3.  According to the "100 Best Jobs" list by U.S. News & World Report, Dentist is the #1 job in the country for 2017. Orthodontist follows at #5; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon tied for #9; Prosthodontist is #21; Dental Hygienist is #32; and Dental Assistant rounds out the list at #100. All the more reason to pursue a career in the dental professions! 



1.  Kids In Nutrition seeks to educate the younger generation on the importance of a plant-based diet in terms of individual wellbeing, public health, and environmental sustainability. During a 7 week program, 5 instructors teach elementary school students a variety of nutrition topics 1 hour a week through scientific visuals, hands on activities, and outdoor exercises.

Currently, we have five chapters running at UCSB, UCSC, UCI, UC Berkeley, and UCLA this year. We are looking for four passionate, ambitious, and dedicated individuals to join our movement and start up a KIN chapter at UC San Diego. This is a great opportunity to make a lasting social impact in your community while learning valuable leadership and program development skills.

For more information, please check out the following informational packet or check us out online at If interested, please email and Angela will set you up with more information regarding chapter start-up.


2.  Are you interested in mentoring adults ages 18-22 with disabilities? At StRIVE, UCSD volunteers work with students in San Diego Unified's transitional education program, serving as teachers, mentors, and simply friends. We visit five of the programs' classes, aiming to target three critical areas imperative to independent living: communication, health awareness, and vocational skills. We strive to reduce dependency and foster social inclusion in these students throughout San Diego.


If you would like to be a part of our program, please visit our Facebook page to apply and to learn more! Applications are due at midnight on Wednesday, January 18th.




3.  Leadership? Service to those less fortunate than yourself?  This program provides those and MANY MORE of the Core Competencies needed for future health professionals! 


Homeless HEAL: Homeless Health and Empowerment Across Learning is looking for STUDENT EDUCATORS.  Their first education event was attended by more than 100 homeless people!  Word got out and now they have been approached by several more homeless shelters who want the people they serve to have access to these health education opportunities!  Homeless HEAL is looking for motivated students who want to make a REAL DIFFERENCE in people’s lives!  Here are the details: 


Homeless HEAL is a nonprofit student organization started by UCSD premedical students. Our mission is to empower the homeless community with the knowledge to make better health decisions and improve their health outcomes. We are seeking volunteer student educators who believe in the power of knowledge and science to improve health-based decision-making by informing individuals of the consequences that their actions have, from a scientific point of view. If you believe in our mission and would like to make a difference in the lives of people from this community, we encourage you to apply. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.  Many more STUDENT EDUCATORS are needed!



1.  Clinical Internship with Shadowing, Poway Dermatology


Poway Dermatology is a fast-paced clinic specializing in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. This internship is perfect for pre-medical students who want hands-on experience in the medical field!  The intern will have the opportunity to interact and work alongside medical doctors, a nurse practitioner, several medical assistants, and patients. This position entails administrative work and shadowing for a well-rounded experience of how a specialty clinic flows. Prior experience is not necessary, as training will be provided.



-Must currently be HIPAA compliant, which can be obtained at the following


-Detail Oriented

-Quick Learner



-Proficient Computer Skills


Hours: Minimum 10 hours a week, preferably on Tuesday and Thursday's.

Shadowing will take place on Friday clinics. Probationary Period of 3 months.


If you have any questions regarding the internship, feel free to message Darlene at


To apply, please email a COVER LETTER AND RESUME to




1.  We are looking for 12 undergrad premed students to do 12-week clinical research projects guided by mentor cardiologists. Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation will hire 12 interns for paid, 12-week internships this summer. The application DEADLINE is JANUARY 31. Interns work 1:1 with a cardiologist mentor, and participate in 100+ hours of field trips, shadowing and physician lectures. Of the more than 170 intern alumni, 42% are practicing physicians, 24% medical students, 15% premed students, and 15% in other healthcare fields. 7 interns are presenting their research via posters at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Sessions in March. Details about the internships and application process are at

 All intern work takes place in our offices on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis. Interns without Minneapolis connections often sublet apartments through Craigslist near the University of Minnesota campus. Transit and biking are options for getting from the U of M campus to the hospital.

 Interns will be provided a stipend to offset expenses. Stipends will be $420 per week (with taxes deducted), paid via payroll every other week. Additional need-based stipends may be available for those who receive offers to join the intern cohort. This can be discussed at the time an offer is extended.

 All interested students please write to

2.  Undergraduate Research Scholarship at UCSD—earn $5,000 in pay for full-time summer research!  Application deadline:  Feb. 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Apply online at  For more information go to  Questions?  Contact Dr. Sophia Tsai at or call 858-534-9014.  ***Open to ALL fields and class levels***



1.  One year Master of Science in Contemporary Human Anatomy

2.  Columbia University Postbac (deadline Feb. 1):



1.  Please be advised registration will open February 8, 2017 for the July-September MCAT exam datesRegistration for the January-June exam dates will remain open. For more information on registration, please visit:

2.  There are now more than 100,000 DO’s in the United States.  Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing health care professions.  Since 1986, the number of Dos has increased by 276%.  Read more:



1.  Webinar on Choosing the right dental school (2017).  Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m.  
Register now  Free for members, $10 for non-members 

One of the most important decisions that you will have to make is what dental school to attend. Panelists will share their experiences and advice on choosing the right dental school and what factors to consider when making that choice. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of any of the panelists.



1.  The next SOPHAS Virtual Fair will be held Thursday, January 19thThere will be at least 45 schools & programs of public health participating in the online event. This will be the last virtual fair during this application cycle – our next one will be in July (date TBA).  Registration is always free. We hope you can join us!  If any of the links do not work, you can go to the site directly:



1.  New webinar:  The Road to Veterinary School.  Audience: Freshmen & Sophomore Undergraduate (Pre-Vet) Students.  Summary: Learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school.  Schedule: All Webinars are held from 1pm to 2pm Eastern Time on the last Friday of every month through May 2017.  REGISTER HERE



1.  The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 10th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.   

There is no cost to participate in this program and room and board will be provided. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.   

Program Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017 * Application Period: December 1, 2016 – March 30, 2017 * For eligibility and application information, visit



***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.  Are you a premed looking for connections with UCSD Medical School? Join UCSD MAPS, Minority Association of Premedical Students, which is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority pre-medical students.MAPS is partnered with UCSD Student National Medical Association, HMP3's HOPE,  and many other national college MAPS chapters. We have exciting plans with the UCSD Medical School, i.e. medical panel, community outreach events, medical school tour, and many more! We would absolutely love it if you stop by our booth, Jan. 25th, on Library Walk to learn more about us and join us the following day for our 1st GBM. For more info. and answers to questions, check out our website at, and email us at -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof


2.  Interested in joining Chicanos & Latins for Community Medicine (CCM)?  Here is their website:


3.  Applications for the 2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.  Find out more about the Gateways to the Laboratory Program and its unique blended learning format by clicking here.

The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for:

         Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;

         Underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds or have a disability;

         US Citizens/Permanent Residents;

         Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.


***The application deadline for this and most other summer programs is February 1.


4.  The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers three pipeline programs for pre-health students: UCLA SHPEP, UCLA PREP, and UCLA RAP.  More information about each program is below and on our website. 

UCLA/Drew Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a free residential summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in health professions.  UCLA/DREW SHPEP gives students the opportunity to meet and work with other students whose interests in health professions parallel their own. Students will have the opportunity to work with expert faculty and staff who are eager to mentor students and share knowledge in their individual fields.  Eligible applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Applying early increases your chances of being selected at your preferred program site. Applications are available at Now accepting online applications! Deadline is March 1st, 2017.


UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)

UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there. Online applications open January 3rd; deadline is March 1st.


UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP)

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions.  The summer session will be June 19 to July 21 and the academic year session will run from August through May. UCLA RAP is a member of the University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium. Visit for the online application and information about other UC postbacc programs.  Application opens January 2nd.


That’s it for Week Two!  Hope to see you at some of these great Winter Quarter events!  Yours always~ Adele