HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Four, 1.31.17

***Sorry this is so late, everyone!  My email server was down all weekend and most of Monday!***

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

1.  THE FABULOUS MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL!  The conference will be held on Saturday, 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.  REGISTER HERE!  Pre-Health:  http://regonline.com/meds2017/prehealth 

Pre-Pharm:  http://regonline.com/meds2017/prepharm   

Move quickly—the conference is filling up fast!  Is it okay to attend MEDS more than once?  YES!  There is no way to experience all of the amazing workshops if you just come once—so welcome back!  See you there! 

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.  A message from our own Health Beat advisor Jered Lish:  Hey medical students! Need MCAT prep materials? Like our Health Beat page and comment in this picture-- http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MCAT Giveaway.jpg --with your UCSD email for a chance to win a Free MCAT Prep Kit with books + practice tests from Next Step Test Prep. The winner will be selected February 17th! Good luck!   

 

 

4.  Project Success FREE TUTORING continues in WEEK 4—just in time to help you ace your midterms!   

LOCATION: Undocumented Student Services Center (5th floor of Student Services Center, suite 518)

 

Monday

11:00 AM          CHEM6A-C, CHEM7L, CHEM140A-C, CHEM143A, BILD1-3

12:00 PM          CHEM6 A-C, 140A; BILD 1; BICD 100; BIPN 140, BIBC 102, CHEM 114B

1:00 PM            BIPN 100, CHEM 140A

 

Tuesday

10:00 AM          CHEM 140A, BIDC 100

1:00 PM            BILD 1-4, Psych 7&104

 

Wednesday

10:00 AM          CHEM 6A-C, BICD 100

2:00 PM            BILD 3, CHEM 6A, CHEM 6C

 

Thursday

12:00 PM          BILD 1-2, Math 10A-C, CHEM 6B

3:00 PM            Writing Program

 

Friday

11:00 AM          CHEM 6A-C, BILD 1

12:00 PM          BIBC 102, CHEM 114B; BILD 1, BICD 100, BICD 110, BIBC 100, BIMM

124, BIPN 100, Reading Primary Scientific Literature

 

 

LOCATION: Raza Resource Centro

 

Monday

11:00 AM          CHEM 140A-C

 

Tuesday

5:00 PM            CHEM 6A, BICD110, BICD136, BIMM100

 

5.  Sun. Feb. 5  HMP3 Service invites you to come out to Roger’s Community Garden from 10:00 am-12:00 pm (meet at 9:45 by the Che Café in Revelle).  Try out your green thumb and help out at the garden right on campus!  All crops grown benefit the Triton Food Pantry for food-insecure UCSD students.


6.  Mon. Feb. 6  MEDVICE. 5:00-6:00 PM in the Horizon Room in the Career Center. Want to learn about the application process for medical school from a med student himself? You can! David Lee is a second year medical student at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI.  He is a Revelle College and BS/MS program graduate and a former HMP3 member himself.  He will be sharing his experience with the medical school application process (from his days at UCSD through the interview process). All students are encouraged to attend!

7.  If you are a pre-health student looking to share or receive advice from your peers, apply to be a mentor or mentee in the Peer Mentor Program! If you missed out on this opportunity last quarter, the application has been reopened for Winter Quarter! Benefits for being a mentee include learning where to find resources specific to their major, differences between professors prior to registering for courses, important deadlines for applications, and any other additional facts the Mentor wishes he/she would have known before applying to health professional school.  Mentors have the opportunity to connect with other pre health students, share their advice with lower class men, and will receive the PMP graduation cord. Please apply through the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YjLOLmIWN7XtR6bUku98FYDdg2WJJffXH9yujlz0BO4/edit

 

8.  Our HMP3 Jamba Juice Fundraiser is on again!  JAMBA 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***

PREORDER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/TptL8Mpq19X5Zhr13

 9.  Check out an exciting opportunity for UCSD Pre-Health students (that’s you!) in the International Opportunities section below! 

 

CALENDAR

Tues. Jan. 31  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) YogurtWorld Fundraiser, 10:30 AM - 10 PM. Stop by YogurtWorld on campus and show your flyer to help us raise some funds! Keep an eye out for our flyer on our Facebook page!

Tues. Jan. 31  Biology Internships Informational:  Learn how to gain hands-on experience in biology related fields through internships and off-campus research opportunities!  4pm-5pm in 2130 Bonner Hall.  Questions? Contact the Academic Internship Program in VAC!

Tues. Jan. 31  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) GBM#2, 6:30 PM in Dolores Huerta & Philip Vera Cruz Room (Old Student Center). We will be hosting Trinity Van and Kishen Godhia from the the Palomar Pathmaker Internship. If you're interested in, gaining valuable hands-on experience through a fast-paced internship, come check us out!
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Tues. Jan. 31  Dance Marathon GBM #1 (fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital),  8:00 pm tonight in the Student Services Room Conference Room 300. Come to our first General Body Meeting and learn about Dance Marathon here at UCSD!!!  Learn about all the behind the scenes to this huge annual event!! :)  There will be FREE CHIPS AND GUAC, and Applications for leadership positions will be available after the meeting, so come hear about the potential committees you could join!!!  Link to Facebook GBM event: https://www.facebook.com/events/351751248557556/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1485546500670058

Thurs. Feb 1  Global Health Program Bagels and Office Hours, 9:00a-11:30a – SSB 107.  Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Global Health major and minor? Stop by during bagels and office hours to grab a snack and ask the Global Health Program Reps questions about the program, classes, field experience and more! Career Service Peer Mentors will also be available to help with resume, career and pre-med questions.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1314259238631181/

Wed. Feb. 1  CCM Study Jam #1--Come stop by and study with your fellow CCM members! Midterms are already coming up around the corner. Join us @ Student Services Center Room 300 from 3PM-7PM. 

Thurs. Feb 1  Students for Global Health GBM # 1, 7:00pm – Computer Science Building Room 004 (CSB 004).  Get involved with a group of students passionate about all things global health. At this GBM we will have a career panel (speed dating style) and hear of upcoming opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/745185128981059/

Wed. Feb. 1  American Medical Student Association(AMSA) GBM #2 at 8:00 pm, location to be announced.  Have free pizza and prizes and learn about our organization and upcoming events. Our guest speaker will be Erika F.Fernandez, MD, is a board-certified neonatologist. She directs UC San Diego Health’s nationally recognized Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which provides specialized and emergency care for babies who are born premature, critically ill, or with complex health conditions.. Membership is $20/year which gives you access to all of our events as well as this year’s t-shirt.  Please join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCSDAMSA/ and follow us on Instagram:

@ucsdamsa.  For more updates on this upcoming GBM here is the link to the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655454648081464/?ti=icl.  Contact Maritza J Martinez mjm012@ucsd.edu for the location.

 

Thurs. Feb. 2  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Dr. John Featherstone, MSc, PhD, Dean, University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry.  Topics:  Although not a dentist, Dr. Featherstone’s research over the past 35 years spans all aspects of dentistry and oral health, including caries risk assessment and management. Hailing from New Zealand, Dr. Featherstone describes his journey to one of the top research institutions in the United States and his work on caries risk assessment. Join us afterwards at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery to meet with Dr. Featherstone one-on-one.  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

Sun. Feb. 5  HMP3 Service invites you to come out to Roger’s Community Garden from 10:00 am-12:00 pm (meet at 9:45 by the Che Café in Revelle).  Try out your green thumb and help out at the garden right on campus!  All crops grown benefit the Triton Food Pantry for food-insecure UCSD students


SAVE THE DATE 

 

Mon. Feb. 6  MEDVICE, 5:00-6:00 PM in the Horizon Room in the Career Center. Want to learn about the application process for medical school from a med student himself? You can! David Lee is a second year medical student at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI.  He is a Revelle College and BS/MS program graduate and a former HMP3 member himself.  He will be sharing his experience with the medical school application process (from his days at UCSD through the interview process). All students are encouraged to attend!

Sat. Feb. 11  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) CPR/BLS Certification Class, 9 AM - 12 PM, Location TBD. If you're looking to get certified, this is the class for you! Email http://www.thecprhero.com/ucsdaed/ to sign up or if you have any questions. Don't forget to like the Basic Life Support Program at UCSD's Facebook page here!

Mon. Feb. 13  UQ/Ochsner Presentation and Office Hours.  Come learn about the exciting option of taking your first 2 years of medical school and your last 2 years in New Orleans!  Presentation in the Career Center Round Room from 12:00-1:00 pm—pizza will be served!  Individual office hours are available from 1:30-5:00 pm.  Email Rachel to RSVP and schedule a time slot for your individual appointment:  Rhanley@MedEdPath.org.  Find out how competitive you are for this exciting medical school option! 

Wed. Feb 15  Quarterly Conversations in Global Health – Food Insecurity – Local and Global Perspective, 3pm – 5:30pm in the Great Hall.  Did you know that hunger and malnutrition are still the number one health risk worldwide? Hear from an interdisciplinary panel of experts on food insecurity. Join us for an opening reception, meet with organizations doing work in the local community that you can get involved with and gain insight into a complex global health issue. Make sure to RSVP!
Learn more about speakers here: 
goo.gl/OJbXkq

Wed. Feb. 15  TOUGH CASES Biomedical Ethics Discussion:  Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Testing. 4:30-6:00 pm in the School of Medicine MTF, Room 175.  Consumer eugenics? Uncertain dilemmas and the population-level implications of non-invasive prenatal genetic testing.  Light refreshments—all are welcome!

Wed. Feb. 15  HMP3 Program:  Speed Dating with Specialties, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Village Conference Room, Building 2.  Come chat with a diverse range of doctors who are interested in getting to know you! If you are interested in becoming a doctor or would like to discuss the different types of doctors with practicing physicians, check out our event. FREE DINNER will be provided as you chat with anesthesiologists, OB-GYNs, surgeons, pediatricians, and more!

Thurs. Feb. 16  Come join HMP3 HOPE in our first ever GBM! 6:00-7:00 pm in the Governance Chambers on the 4th floor of Price Center.  Learn about what our organization does and how we uphold our Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment name, while getting to meet other individuals who share the same goal as you!  HOPE is an organization that strives to empower those who identify as underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation students, so learn more about the various events we have planned and how to get more involved as a member. HOPE to see you there!

Sat. Feb. 18  The LGBTQ SoCal Health Conference is happening!  This conference is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to learn about caring for LGBTQ patients. There will also be physicians and medical school representatives who will provide an opportunity for students to network. See Announcement #7 below for more details.  Invitation:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/LGBT Health Conference Invite.docx.

Sat. Feb. 18  St. George’s University School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine presentation, 2:00-3:00 pm at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive.  RSVP:  1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1280 or sgu.edu/infosession.  About SGU: #1 provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last six years combined * Over 870 US residencies in 2016 * In 2015, St. George’s University’s US and Canadian students achieved a 97% first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 * Clinical training program conducted in more than 70 affiliate hospitals in the US, UK, Canada, and Grenada * SGU is the #1 provider of new primary care physicians in the US * August and January entering classes each year * Scholarships available

 

Wed. Feb. 22  Another one of our great HMP3 MED Talks:  SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS!  You won’t want to miss this.  5:00-6:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room (Price Center West). Hear from two very successful people who overcame many obstacles to succeed in medical school (Eric Patten) and life (our own Emily Loui).  Come to be inspired and soak up their awesomeness.  If they can do it, so can you!   

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 for 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!  7:30 pm in PC Forum (4th floor).  Take a night off from studying to play REAL casino games like poker, roulette, and craps with your mentor or mentee! Appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served. Mark your calendars!

 

 

Fri. Feb. 24  HMP3 SEARCH Researcher Mixer! 5:00-6:00 pm in the Dolores Huerta-Vera Cruz room, Old Student Center.  Are you a student interested in biomedical research? Come out to our research mixer to interact with UCSD faculty, learn about their research, and gain valuable advice about how you can get involved in research! This is a great opportunity to meet UCSD faculty and see UCSD through their eyes.

 

Wed. March 8  HMP3 SEARCH Certification Career Panel! 4:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room, PC West.  Do you want to gain hands-on experience interacting with patients? Come to our Certification Career Panel! There you will be able to talk to a medical assistant, EMT, medical scribe, and surgical technician about their experiences finding their positions and working alongside professionals.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  WHAT IS DANCE MARATHON?  Dance marathon is a movement that fundraises for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Here at UCSD, we fundraise for Rady Children's Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. We dance for ours on end through the late hours of the night, but all to fundraise for a great cause, all #FTK (For the Kids!!!) We plan many things to happen throughout the night to keep all the dancers awake and taken care of! 

Come to our first General Body Meeting and learn about Dance Marathon here at UCSD!!! Learn about all the behind the scenes to this huge annual event!! :)  There will be FREE CHIPS AND GUAC, and Applications for leadership positions will be available after the meeting, so come hear about the potential committees you could join!!!  TIME: 8pm on Tuesday, January 31st  LOCATION: Student Services Room Conference Room 300.  Link to Facebook GBM event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/351751248557556/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1485546500670058

2.  Join (Emergency Medical Services) EMS at UCSD!  Some things that EMS at UCSD offers: Recent Guest Speaker: Dr. Kama Guluma, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSD *  Informative GBMs and EMS related events (Dine with a Paramedic) * American Heart Association CPR courses * -Step by Step breakdown of EMT Certification Courses * NREMT Test Prep * On- Campus UCSD EMT Certification Courses * Much More!  We recently launched a website for more information about our organization at http://ucsdtritonems.wixsite.com/emsatucsd

 

3.  Title: The Equilibrium: Team Application Deadline / Date & Time: Friday February 3rd, 11:59 PM

Apply:  https://sites.google.com/view/warrenequilibrium/applications   Description: Are you a Warren student? Are you currently involved or interested in undergraduate research? Join The Equilibrium’s editorial team today! Funded by the Warren Provost’s office, The Equilibrium team annually reviews, edits, and publishes research conducted by Warren undergraduates in all fields of study. We’re looking for passionate individuals to be the next student editors, design editors, and public relations officers. To learn more about our available positions and the application process, contact us!

Email: warrenequilibrium@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warrenEquilibrium/

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/warrenequilibrium/home

 

4.  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.

 

5.  Join ConnectMed International for a telemedicine event in collaboration with our clinical partners in Tijuana and plastic surgery residents from Mexico City. Dr Gosman and the ConnectMed team will be performing a number of craniofacial surgeries on Saturday, Feb 11th from 9-11am that will be live broadcast to the CTRI auditorium. This event will facilitate interaction between students from San Diego and Mexico City. Please join us for this special event!   FLYER: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Telemedicine Flyer Feb 2017.pdf.  Please email sehansen@ucsd.edu to RSVP

6.  REMINDER:  The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is coming up on February 12th at 11:59pm.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Keara Darragh at (310)750-5743,kearadarragh@gmail.com.  Additionally, we are happy to arrange phone or Skype conversations with potential applicants if you would like more information about the fellowship opportunity.  Application:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship 2017-18 application.docx.  Write to Adele for a copy of the great flyer for this opportunity! 

7.  The LGBTQ SoCal Health Conference is coming!! We would love for you to join us at this one day conference--Queering Wellness: Healing as a Community.  
Date: Sat, Feb 18th from 8:30am-5:30pm
Location: UCLA
Cost: ONLY 
$5 
Check it out: 
http://www.socallgbthealthconference.org/

Workshops include everything from HIV and Racism in the Black Community, Queering reproductive health, Spiritual Health and Intimate Partner Violence.  
***This conference is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to learn about caring for LGBTQ patients. There will also be physicians and medical school representatives who will provide an opportunity for students to network.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/LGBT Health Conference Invite.docx

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

1.  Student Volunteer for ALS Clinical Research Program

We are looking for a motivated and compassionate student to volunteer with our clinical research program. We run several drug trials and methodology/observational studies that aim to further the diagnostic, therapeutic, and biologic understanding of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Our student volunteer would be trained to help support our program in a variety of ways, including administrative/IRB support, study development, and coordination of patient visits. This would be an opportunity to gain experience with clinical research, interact with ALS patients, and work with Dr. John Ravits, the program’s Principal Investigator.  

If you are interested, please send a resume and short statement of interest to Ivy Cass, Senior Research Coordinator, at ichippendale@ucsd. You can also reach her by phone at 858-246-1319.

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Learn more about Ecela’s Spanish & Medicine Shadowing Abroad Program in Chile or Peru!  The program's mission is to get future healthcare professionals fluent in Spanish to address the language gap crisis in today's America.

As a Pre-Health Student at UC San Diego you also are entitled to this VIP package:

+  Free round-trip plane ticket to South America  :-)

+  Gift certificate so a friend can join you for a week

+  80% off the application fee (UCSD students only pay $15 instead of $75)

 ***If interested, please "raise your hand here" to get on the Early Alert List.

 

2.  Have a meaningful and unique spring break with International Service Learning. Help local medical practitioners provide health education and acute care in underserved communities in any of our 11 host countries. Find out more about how you can serve this spring:   https://www.islonline.org/medical-programs/global-health/

 

TEST PREP FUN!

1.  Tritons, does your exam practice have a purpose?  What if your GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT practice could impact both your future and the future of kids in need? Well now it can!

Kaplan has committed to providing up to 100 scholarships, valued up to $125,000, to The Boys and Girls Club of America, but we need your help!

Take either a 5-minute quiz, a 20-minute workout, or a practice test.  Each exercise you complete takes us one step closer to a donation. Donations are based on the number of practice activities you complete.  

Your Practice has a Purpose with Kaplan!  ktp.events/UCSanDiego


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.  Wed. Feb. 1  CCM Study Jam #1--Come stop by and study with your fellow Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) members! Midterms are already coming up around the corner. Join us @ Student Services Center Room 300 from 3PM-7PM. 

 

2.  Thurs. Feb. 16  Come join HOPE in our first ever GBM! 6:00-7:00 pm in the Governance Chambers on the 4th floor of Price Center.  Learn about what our organization does and how we uphold our Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment name, while getting to meet other individuals who share the same goal as you!  HOPE is an organization that strives to empower those who identify as underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation students, so learn more about the various events we have planned and how to get more involved as a member. HOPE to see you there!

 

3.  The University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium application deadline is March 15, 2017!  This postbac opportunity is for students just like YOU—UriM (Under-Represented in Medicine)!  It is held at all of the UC medical schools (except UCSD) and is a terrific way to improve your GPA, get MCAT prep and great experiences to help you become more competitive for medical school.  It is fantastic!  Here is the application site:  https://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/index.cfm?curpage=howtoapply

 

4.  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 atwww.shpep.org  to read more and apply.  Early Application Deadline is Feb 1 and Final Application Deadline Mar 1. 

 

5.  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! 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

 

6.  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.

 

7.  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!  Closes May 8

 

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