HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Three, 1.22.17

Look for special sections below on summer programs, gap year opportunities and research scholarships with deadlines coming up soon—some as early as January 31!

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

1.  The fabulous MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) conference will open for registration for everyone on Friday, Jan. 27!  The conference will be held onSaturday, Feb. 11 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the beautiful Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine.  All pre-health students are welcome!  There is also a special session of the conference just for pre-pharmacy students, held at the School of Pharmacy.  Look for details about the conference and the link to register this Friday!  

2.  HOW TO GET INDIVIDUAL ADVISING FROM YOUR HEALTH BEAT ADVISORS: 

There are 4 ways to get advising from Health Beat! 

*By Email:  Write to healthbeat@ucsd.edu 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 http://prehealth.ucsd.edu 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.   

3.  HMP3 Program:  Summer Internship Programs Seminar, Monday, Jan. 23 from 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! 

4.  MCAT Challenge Event hosted by Health Beat, Thursday, Jan. 26 from 3:30 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Join Kaplan Test Prep for a unique crash course on the MCAT!  The Challenge event features a comprehensive overview of the exam, 20 minutes of realistic practice, bonus strategy tips, and full explanations to every practice question. Learn what’s on the exam, how to score higher, and how to maximize your study efforts.  Save your seat today!  MCAT:  http://bit.ly/2hbtpaC

5.  Project Success FREE TUTORING begins this week!  Look for an email blast with the classes being tutored, times and locations in an upcoming HMP3 Email Blast.

 

CALENDAR

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! 

Mon. Jan. 23  Pre-Pharmacy GBM:  Pharmacist Spotlight - Transplant Pharmacy, 6:15pm - 8:30pm in the NSB Auditorium.  Want to learn about a pharmacy specialty other than your typical retail setting at CVS? Then come to our 2nd "Pharmacist Spotlight" GBM where we have Dr. Shirley Tsunoda, a clinical professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, speak about her experience and research in transplant pharmacy and drug metabolism. As a faculty member at Skaggs, she will also be able to answer any questions you may have about its PharmD program. Free food and drinks will be provided.

 

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 the UCSD School of Medicine student org “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 Walkto learn more about us and join us on Jan. 26 for our 1st GBM. For more info. and answers to questions, check out our website at http://mapsatucsd.weebly.com, and email us at mapsucsd@gmail.com. -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof

Thurs. Jan. 26  MCAT Challenge Event hosted by Health Beat, 3:30 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Join Kaplan Test Prep for a unique crash course on the MCAT!  The Challenge event features a comprehensive overview of the exam, 20 minutes of realistic practice, bonus strategy tips, and full explanations to every practice question. Learn what’s on the exam, how to score higher, and how to maximize your study efforts.  Save your seat today!  MCAT:  http://bit.ly/2hbtpaC

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

 

Thurs.  Jan. 26 MEDLIFE at UCSD welcomes guest speaker Dr. Dave Rose!  8:00 pm in the Green Table Room (Price Center).  Dr. Rose will be discussing Healing Hearts Across Borders, a mobile clinic that serves impoverished communities in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as its collaboration with the Deported Veterans. Learn how you can get involved with clinics and local communities! In addition, there will be updates for those in the committees. 

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 a Medical Education/ D.O. Day at the Osteopathic Center San Diego on January 27 from11:00 am to 2:00 P.M.  Contact John Wojtkielewicz at 814-866-8149 with any questions.

Fri. Jan. 27  MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) conference registration opens!  Watch for the link in an HMP3 Email Blast!

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE 

 

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.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  STEM Career Conference: Discover your SuperHEROINE Roadmap to Success on Saturday, Feb. 4

The Association of Women in Science (AWIS) supports the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). 


Students will interact with STEM leaders, engage in hands-on workshops, take part in small group discussions, and hear stories and advice from women who work in these exciting career paths.

The conference is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Storm Hall in SDSU. Registration fee for students is $10. Fee waivers are available.  For more information, click here, or contact the planning committee at AwisCareerPanel@gmail.com.

 

 

2.  Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers summer courses for all students.  If you need to take General Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry for Pre-Health during the summer you are eligible to enroll in these courses:  http://www.scrippscollege.edu/postbac/summer-courses  The only prerequisite is that students enrolling in Physics must have completed a college level calculus course, or the equivalent.  Apply by filling out the following application: http://scrippscollege.formstack.com/forms/scripps_post_bac_summer_session_application_copy

 

SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE!

1.  There are need-based full scholarships available for the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Pre-Med/Health Wilderness & Emergency Medicine Spring Break classes held in California's Channel Island National Park, March 25-April 1.  These classes are open to all college students and recent grads.  Deadline for scholarship applications is January 31.

Classes are taught by Colorado School of Medicine faculty and include Wilderness First Responder certification, CPR certification, in-depth lectures and labs, and authentic adventure activities.  

Scholarship and registration information can be found at https://coloradowm.regfox.com/march-2017-channel-islands-pre-med.  General information about the program can be found at http://www.coloradowm.org/courses/pre-med/channel-islands.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

1.  Part-time receptionist job in a successful optometry practice.  You do not have to be a pre-optometry student!  Job description and instructions for applying: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Part-time receptionist.docx

 

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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 http://www.mplsheart.org/internship.

 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 researchintern@mhif.org.

2.  Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS):  $5,000 award for research projects in summer 2017.  Application due:  February 1, 2017

Eligibility:

         Current UCSD undergraduate, not graduating before Fall 2017

         US Citizen, permanent resident, or AB540 eligible under the “California Dream Act”

         Must not be in a BS/MS program during the award period

         Must not be planning to take classes or get paid through an alternate job during the award period (June 26 - September 15, 2017)

         ALL majors eligible

How to Apply:

         Read the website to make sure you’re eligible: http://urs.ucsd.edu

         Speak with letter of recommendation writer (your research mentor) ASAP and submit their name & email under each scholarship opportunity you wish to apply to (to be done after the General Application is complete).

         Complete the General Application, as well as “opportunity specific“ questions for each scholarship you wish to apply to (you can apply to as many scholarships as you are eligible for). https://ucsd-research.academicworks.com

Questions?  Contact the URS coordinator– Dr. Sophia Tsai (stsai@ucsd.edu858-534-9014)

3.  SUMMER AT VANDERBILT!

The Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program (UCRIP) is a summer program that allows undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine the opportunity to spend 8-10 weeks at Vanderbilt conducting research and observing clinical patient care at an academic medical center.  

Students may pursue basic science, clinical, or translational research projects.  In addition to participating in research, participants benefit from clinical observation opportunities, which allows students to gain an understanding of how academic medicine teams function and start to gain some very foundational knowledge about body systems and disease processes.  

https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/undergraduate-clinical-research-internship-program

4.  EXCITING SUMMER RESEARCH FOR PRE-MEDS—IN CHINA!  These are the highlights.  More details and the application will be available soon.  (I’ll send out an email blast when it’s ready—because it will be due February 15.)

         A UCSD benefactor is looking to fund 2 pre-meds who are in their junior or senior year

         Must be Biological Science majors

         6 week clinical and lab research opportunity at Chinese University of Hong Kong

         4 weeks to prepare a presentation and final paper for the Summer Research Conference on August 18

         4 Essay prompts will be required.

         Must have a passport (or be willing to get one by March).

         Due Feb 15.

 

FANTASTIC SCHOLARSHIPS!

1.  Donald A. Strauss Scholarship for Public Service:  $10,000 award for a 1-year public service project (April 2017-April 2018).  Application Due: February 8, 2017

Eligibility:

         Current UC San Diego undergraduate “sophomore” or “junior” (has 1-2 years left before graduating)

         Demonstrated interest in public service

         Outstanding leadership potential

         GPA in upper 1/3 of his or her class

         An innovative, original public service proposal

How to apply:

         Read the website to make sure you’re eligible: http://www.straussfoundation.org/applicants/guidelines.php

         Speak with 3 letter of recommendation writers ASAP who can speak to your ability to carry out the project or are well acquainted with your academic work

         Make an appointment to speak with the University Nominator: Dr. David Artis through his assistant, Charity Kunold (Ckunold@ucsd.edu). Please let her know you’re applying to the “Strauss Scholarship”

Application materials must include:

         Official transcript from all colleges attended

         Three letters of recommendation

         Application summary (see website: http://www.straussfoundation.org/applicants/how-to-apply/index.php)

         One-page resume

         One-page personal essay

         Project proposal (up to 4 pages, double-spaced)

         Signed acceptance agreement (see website: http://www.straussfoundation.org/applicants/how-to-apply/index.php)

Questions?  Contact the National Competitive Scholarships coordinator– Dr. Sophia Tsai (stsai@ucsd.edu858-534-9014)

2.  FOR VETERANS!  2017 Wellcentive Medical Scholarship for Veterans is available for veterans who are pursuing a Doctor of Medicine or a Bachelor’s Degree in an allied health profession. Applicant must be either an active or retired member of the military in any branch.

         Scholarship Name: 2017 Wellcentive Medical Scholarship for Veterans

         Eligibility: Medical Science Students 

         Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

         Award: $5,000

         Application Link: 2017 Wellcentive Medical Scholarship for Veterans

 

TERRIFIC GAP YEAR CHOICES

1.  One year Master of Science in Contemporary Human Anatomy http://blogs.evms.edu/enews/CHAP/index.html

2.  Columbia University Postbac (deadline Feb. 1):  http://gs.columbia.edu/postbac/realize/inspire?source=PAAE

3.  International Service Learning Gap Year Opportunities:  http://www.islonline.org/enrichment-programs/gap-year/

4.  New Non-Thesis MS in Biological Science program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for Fall 2017.  This option is a great academic enhancement opportunity for students who may need to strengthen their academic credentials before applying (or reapplying) to medical school or other professional health programs (dental, veterinary med, pharmacy etc.).  Questions about the program may be directed to bioscigrad-list@uwm.edu or by calling (414) 229-5137. Here is the link to the program:http://uwm.edu/biology/graduate/ms-non-thesis-track/

5.  Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science

 Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles is the largest medical center in the Western United States and a member of the US News & World Report National Best Hospital Honor Roll. Our established graduate school will expand next fall with a new Master’s Degree in Health Delivery Science (MHDS) program (website) designed to train tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. We have a unique curriculum that includes a structured capstone project.

 

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 SHPEP is a 6-wk summer program that is FREE and aims to expand horizons for racially, ethnically, and/or economically/educationally disadvantaged freshman and sophomore US citizens, permanent residents, or with DACA status, and a minimum 2.5 GPA. 

Interested qualified students with interest in any of the healthcare professions – medicine/PA, nursing, pharmacy, public health and other health professions (PT, OT, etc), dental, vet med – should apply!

There are 13 schools across the U.S. that are offering SHPEP, and each will be taking at least 80 students—so there are lots of opportunities for you!  You will be asked to choose your top 3 schools.  Applications open now!  Go to the national website at www.shpep.org  to read more and apply.  Early Application Deadline is Feb 1 and Final Application Deadline Mar 1. 

Want more information?  Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer.  The webinar will occur Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 2:00 PMRegister today for the SHPEP webinar to learn the first-hand experience of past SHPEP scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! Webinar panelists will include SHPEP alumni and ambassadors who will discuss the academic possibilities they obtained, thanks to their educational experience at the SHPEP.  You will also get great tips and insight on how to apply.

 

2.  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 http://mapsatucsd.weebly.com, and email us at mapsucsd@gmail.com. -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof

 

3.  Interested in joining Chicanos & Latins for Community Medicine (CCM)?  Here is their website:  http://ucsdccm.weebly.com/

 

4.  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.

 

5.  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 http://www.SHPEP.org. 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 application 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. Visithttps://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ for the online application and information about other UC postbacc programs.  Application open now!

 

That’s it for Week Three!  Hope to see you at the MEDS conference on Feb. 11!  Yours always~ Adele