First HMP3 Weekly Email for 2017! 1.9.17

Welcome back, everyone!  This is going to be a quickie, since I just got back from break myself.  Happy to start a brand new year with all of you! 




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, as well as 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. 

* Jessica will be out until Week 3.  Adele will begin advising in Week 2.   


2.  PROJECT SUCCESS IN NEED OF MORE TUTORS ASAP!  Are you interested in gaining experience as a tutor? Do you want to help your fellow Tritons excel? Project Success is opening up applications for YOU to become a tutor during winter quarter! All you have to do is fill out this short application by January 13th! Application: 


3.  HEALTH PROFESSIONS MENTOR PROGRAM: Are you interested in gaining advising and shadowing opportunities with practicing health professionals?  The Health Professions Mentor Program is an amazing program where UCSD sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfer students and alumni can choose health professionals from various specialties to mentor them and possibly get shadowing opportunities as well!  HPMP is currently accepting mentee applications!  Apply now to find an invaluable resource in a mentor working in healthcare.  All mentees will have one-on-one interactions with their mentors which will provide an incredible opportunity to explore the many health professions.  We currently have mentors available in various fields, such as dermatology, plastic surgery, military pharmacy, radiology, and more! Mentors will get picked quickly, so please apply at!  Note:  We will continue to recruit new mentors year round—so keep your eye on the HPMP website Mentor List! 

4.  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***




Wed. Jan. 11  Transfer Students for Health (TSH) first GBM, 6:00 pm at the Horizon Room in the Career Center.  We are having a guest speaker and there will be refreshments. It will be a 45-minute Presentation titled, “Doing What You Love and Love What You Do,” and is geared towards choosing a health related career which will bring joy and happiness to one’s life. It will be covering:

         The various health-related career options to choose from (MD, PT, OT, RN, PA, and DC) along with admissions, salary, entrance exam, etc. information.
         How to choose a health-related career for ultimate satisfaction
         Statistics on how people enjoy or do not enjoy their chosen career
         Envisioning a lifestyle they’d like to live
         Defining their version of happiness
         Considering their passions
         Finding the overlap between their interests, passion, and skill


Thurs. Jan. 12  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Dr. Mert Aksu, Dean of University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. This will be a great meeting for anyone in the pre-health path. Dr. Aksu talks about a range of topics including underserved medicine, dentistry, and healthcare law.  Don’t miss this incredible meeting! Join us afterwards at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery to meet with Dr. Aksu one-on-one.  When/Where: 6:30pm in the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3.





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!





1.  The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School is now accepting applications for the 2018 entering class.  To learn more about the program, the application requirements and process, please join the upcoming live UQ Ochsner webinar:  2018 Application & Program Overview * Live with the MedEdPath Enrollment Team!  Tuesday, January 10, 4:00 PM (PST).  RSVP:

The 2018 application form is available to download at  For complete information about the UQ Ochsner program, upcoming events and admissions requirements, please visit


2.  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.




1.  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.



2.  Project Happiness empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of UCSD student volunteers to bring programming- recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (health & dental counseling) to families of children affected with medical challenges in the San Diego area. Volunteers will selflessly donate their time to create and deliver program materials. Our volunteers will help relieve the anxiety of these afflicted families through a context of fun and play and help foster a spirit of courage to confront challenges that lie ahead. Project Happiness volunteers will spread happiness by restoring a sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment.

We will be capping our members at 20 individuals & all of this organization's volunteering events will be at the Ronald McDonald House at Rady's Children's Hospital.  We are accepting members is on a first-come, first-serve basis through a Google Form, so you should fill out this link as soon as you can!


3.  Leadership? Service to those less fortunate than yourself?  This program provides those and MANY MORE of the Core Competences 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.  Interns are being hired for next summer at Ionis Pharmaceuticals.  Check out the 2nd page of listings on this site to find nine “Summer Intern” positions:





***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 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 One!  I hope Winter Quarter gets off to a great start for you!  Yours always~ Adele