HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Four, 10.14.16

Health Beat individual advising starts this week!  Check below for instructions on how to access a Health Beat advisor. 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  HEALTH BEAT is going strong!  Our new pre-health advising center at UCSD (located in the Career Center) features the brand-new Co-Curricular Transcript that will allow you to become certified as Pre-Med/Pre-Health as part of your UCSD transcriptwhen you graduate! Check out the details here:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/HEALTH_BEAT_PreMed_PreHealth_Certification.pdf

2.  HOW TO GET INDIVIDUAL ADVISING STARTING WEEK 4 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, Stacy, 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.  ***Schedule will be updated each week—check here for the latest dates/times***

Jered:               Monday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jessica:            Wednesday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adele:              Tuesday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

*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.    

 

3.  OCTOBER is Health Exploration Month!
"Find Your Health Beat! Exploring the Health Professions"—a terrific, interactive workshop using an exciting new (short) online test and other tools—offered multiple times by our own Jessica Kongthong and Jered Lish.  Explore, compare and contrast LOTS of health professions at once and see which ones fit YOU best!  RSVP:  Porttriton.ucsd.edu (or you can just show up—but we would really like to know how many students to expect) 

Location: Horizon Room at the Career Center
Monday, October 17, 1:00 
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00

4.  MORE UPPERCLASSMEN ARE NEEDED FOR THE HMP3 MENTOR PROGRAM!  There are LOTS of freshmen and new transfer students who need your help!   Mentors make a difference in the lives of new UCSD students—mentees get a boost in their adjustment to UCSD.  Fun events are held to strengthen the bond.  You can add this wonderful service to your health professions application, and you will get a beautiful cord to wear at graduation.  Don’t miss out!  While the time commitment is not large, the impact you will have on your peers cannot be understated. The deadline for interested Mentors and Mentees is 11:59 PM on October 31st though we encourage you to apply early to get the best possible match!  Sign up to be a Peer Mentor athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn8RHrdCnrgbyt58Usi1-dBTESv2v49CgVISuyk6jPrDErvA/viewform to be matched to your very own mentee!  

***New for this year—like-minded peer mentorship pairs will be gathered into “families”—to increase your influence and your mentee’s connections with other students*** Our first commencement event will be on November 8th at 7 PM in PC East Ballroom.

5.  Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions begin FOR SURE this week!  But we are still in need of tutors in the LOWER DIVISION PREREQUISITE COURSES:  BILD series, CHEM 6 series, MATH 10 series and PHYSICS.  Did you do well in one of these courses?  How about racking up some volunteer hours that will really make a difference in your fellow students’ lives?  This will also look great on your application!  Contact hope.tritons@gmail.com to express interest and learn how you can make a difference!  (Tutoring sessions held at Raza Resource Centro)

PROJECT SUCCESS FREE TUTORING!  Just show up for help—before your midterms hit!

 

LOCATION: Raza Resource Center

 

Monday 1-2PM

CHEM 6A-C, 7L, BILD 1, BICD 100, BIPN 100, BIPN 105, BIPN 140, BIMM 100,CHEM 140A-C, CHEM 140L, CSE 18, MAE 3

Thursday 3:30-4:30PM

BIPN100, BICD110, BIMM100, BICD136

 

6.  THE HMP3 REVIEW COURSE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!  Kaplan and the Princeton Review offer 50% scholarships for their test prep courses to HMP3 members.  Courses include:  MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT & GRE.  The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 pm.  Awards will be based primarily on need, hardship, first generation status, with some consideration given to GPA.  Good luck!

APPLICATION:   http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/REVIEW.COURSE.SCHOLARSHIP.application.Fall.2016.doc

 

7.  FIRST YEAR OUT ALUMNI ALERT!  ARE YOU IN MEDICAL SCHOOL?  ARE YOU A “NEW AMERICAN”?  The Soros fellowship application is due November 1.  You can get $90,000 to help pay for your medical degree!  ALSO FOR “NEW AMERICANS” WHO WILL BEGIN MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 2017!  https://www.pdsoros.org/news-events/2016/04/11/the-opportunity-you-shouldn-t-pass-up

 

 

CALENDAR

Sat. Oct. 15  Need MCAT Practice? Alpha Epsilon Delta and Princeton Review will be hosting a MCAT practice test for a fee of $15 paid by Venmo (@BasicLifeSupport-UCSD). The test will be held Saturday, October 15th from 9AM - 5PM on campus. Food will be provided and scores immediately available! Contact us for more info (kel091@ucsd.edu). Register at http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/321810.

 

Sun. Oct. 16  DEADLINE TO APPLY TO BE AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT UCSD MEDICAL CENTER!  Forms for the program can be found at https://fmpucsd.wordpress.com/.

Tues. Oct. 18  If you're interested in epidemiology or public health, the UCSD Center for AIDs research is hosting its annual CFAR Research Day on October 18th from 8AM to 2:30PM. This informative one-day symposium will highlight HIV/AIDS science, with an emphasis on research supported by UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).  Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, renowned infectious disease epidemiologist and Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences at UC San Diego, will present the keynote lecture on "The state of the HIV pandemic: Where are we now?"

 

Registration is free, and free breakfast and lunch will be provided!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfar-research-day-tickets-26975064143?utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname

 

 

Tues. Oct. 18  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine invites y'all to the Fall Vendor Fair!  We will be selling delicious pupusas and aguas frescas (horchata & jamaica) from 11am-2pm on Library Walk. Please come support! 

- Midterms are right around the corner please join CCM's STUDY JAM on Wednesday  Oct. 19th @ John Muir Room (PC East) from 4-8pm.

- CCM GBM # 2 on October 20th 2016 at 6:00pm in Red Shoe Room (Sun God Lounge). Membership applications are due this day w/ a $20 fee please email us if you need one at ucsdccm@gmail.com

 

Tues. Oct. 18 UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Governance Chambers. 
Jered Lish, one of the Health Beat pre-health advisors at UCSD will talk about exciting initiatives currently going on at UCSD! Learn about the optometry profession and get your questions answered about how Health Beat at the Career Center can help YOU. We will also have a Kaplan representative talk about how Kaplan prep courses can help you prepare for the OAT.

RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115847955306450/

 

Wed. Oct. 19  Study Abroad EXPO, 11:00-3:00 in the Price Center West Ballroom.  There are LOTS of exciting opportunities to have health-related experiences abroad!  Come learn about them and see how you can take part, too.

Wed. Oct. 19  Midterms are right around the corner!  Please join CCM's STUDY JAM, 4:00-8:00 pm at the John Muir Room (PC East).

 

Wed. Oct. 19  HMP3’s sponsor:  KAPLAN is offering a free MCAT Challenge!  6:30 pm, in the Green Table Room inside the Sun God Lounge, above the Price Center movie theater. 

During the sample class, you will get:

         A detailed breakdown of the MCAT

         A quiz-style timed practice session, covering each section of the test

         Insight into your strengths and areas of opportunity

         Strategy tips to help you begin your preparation

         A peek at Kaplan's industry-leading resources and innovative tools

To help us plan for the event, we are kindly asking all students to register in advance. If you have not yet registered for either of these events, please do so today at:

MCAT Challenge:  bit.ly/ucsdhmp3mcatchallenge2016

The best discounts will be given to students that attend the class. The instructor will discuss exactly how to receive this discount at the presentation.  There is no pressure to sign up for a course.  If you have any questions about Kaplan course options, MCAT prep, or the upcoming classes, please ask the presenter, Jessica Peterson, our wonderful new Kaplan rep.

Wed. Oct. 19  American Medical Student Association(AMSA) GBM #2, 8:00 pm, location to be announced.  Come for free pizza and prizes and learn about our organization and upcoming events. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffery Chang, who is widely published, and has received significant recognition for his research accomplishments in the field of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology. 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 .  Contact Maritza J Martinez mjm012@ucsd.edu for the location.

 

 

Thurs. Oct 20  Pre-Dental Society presents– Dental Implants with Marc Hodges & General Body Meeting (GBM)  Topics: Join us for our general body meeting as we go over our schedule and upcoming events. Also, Clinic manager Marc Hodges will go over dental implants.  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

 

Thurs. Oct. 20  Biology Internships Informational with the Academic Internship Program and DO/Bio, 12:30-1:30 in Bonner Hall, room 2130.   Interested in gaining hands-on experience in the field of biology? Come to our informational and learn how an academic internship can help you explore your options and achieve your goals! We will discuss how to connect your classwork to internships, hear from a student who has participated in AIP, and more information about special programs offered by AIP such as UCDC and the Biology Research Internship Program.  If you have questions, or can’t make it and want to learn more, please contact AIP by emailing aipinfo@ucsd.edu or through the VAC. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thurs. Oct. 20  CCM GBM #2, 6:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room (Sun God Lounge). Membership applications are due this day w/ a $20 fee.  Please email us if you need one at ucsdccm@gmail.com

 

Thurs. Oct. 20  AUC Up Close San Diego, 7:00 pm at Embassy Suites.  Thinking about alternate ways to get your M.D. degree?  This isn’t your usual enrollment event!  AUC stands for American University of the Caribbean. We designed AUC Up Close to give you a chance to speak with us about your individual medical school situation in a smaller, more personal setting. Whether you are just starting to think about medical school, or you have already applied to AUC, we encourage you attend.
 
Up Close events run for about an hour, beginning with a brief, 15- to 20-minute presentation.

What to Expect:

         Personalized guidance: Get feedback on your readiness as a medical school candidate, including additional steps to potentially increase your viability as an applicant

         Detailed admissions timeline: Receive detailed information focusing on the final steps from application to interview

         Q&A: Get answers to your questions about curriculum, scholarships, and more

 

Meet AUC Alumni at the Event:

         Kevin Kheder, MD (Class of 2015), currently in residency training for internal medicine at Scripps Clinic, San Diego.

 

Time and Location:

7:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla
4550 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Thurs. Oct. 20  Pre-Physician Assistant Student Organization (PPASO) GBM 1: What is a PA?  8:30pm in the ERC Room in Price Center.  Come and join us for our first GBM of the year! Meet the representatives of PPASO to find out more details about the PA career route and how to gain more hands-on experience. Our wonderful adviser PA-C Kelli Malone from Thornton hospital and Moores Cancer Center will be sharing her experiences in the field and answering any questions you may have. Questions can be sent to our e-mail:  ucsd.ppaso@gmail.com

Sat. Oct. 22  Making Medicine Equal Conference:  Pills, Patients and Politics, 8:00 am—5:00 pm at the UCSD School of Medicine Telemedicine Building.  ***See ANNOUNCEMENT #6 below for details***

 

SAVE THE DATE

Mon. Oct. 24  Pre-Pharmacy Networking Night with Pharmacy Students, 6:30PM (Check-in starts at 6:15pm) at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy Building Basement (Ed Center Room 2).  Cost: $10  Dress Code: None but business casual preferred.  Please see flyer for more details: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PrePharmacy_Networking_Night.pdf  and be sure to RSVP here:  https://goo.gl/forms/5a70daJkX3IMXqER2

There will be light refreshments served at this event. We look forward to meeting you!

Wed. Oct. 26  National Competitive Scholarships Workshop,  3:00-5:00 in the Student Center B Large Conference Room, 2nd floor. *** Soros scholarship application due Nov. 1--$90,000 to pay for medical school or other professional school!*** Come learn about other prestigious scholarships, and how you can get one.  Examples:  Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell and more!  Go to http://ncs.ucsd.edu to see all of the available scholarships.  

 

Thurs. Oct 27 Pre-Dental Society presents:  Educational Lecture Series with Dr. Sussi, Dr. Dove, and Dr. Tang & General Body Meeting (GBM).  TopicsJoin our dentists to go over topics in dentistry as well as our general body meeting.  Where/When: TBA

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  RESEARCH POSTERS ARE NEEDED FOR FAMILY WEEKEND!  Please join us and present your research poster at the 9th Annual Family Weekend Undergraduate Research Showcase on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center (near Town Square).

There are slots available at 8 AM and at 9:15 AM. This is a great opportunity to practice presenting your research and something you can add to your list of accomplishments on your CV. In addition, your family will receive a special invitation to see you present andyou will also receive a special token of appreciation from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Juan Gonzalez.

Breakfast will be provided.

You may use a poster from any previous conference.  You may also create a new one, if you prefer.  Poster printing is available through the AEP office!

Please sign up here no later than October 17th.  If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Bejar at vbejar@ucsd.edu.  We look forward to having you share your work with other students and families! 

2.  FIRST YEAR OUT ALUMNI ALERT!  ARE YOU IN MEDICAL SCHOOL?  ARE YOU A “NEW AMERICAN”?  The Soros fellowship application is due November 1.  You can get $90,000 to help pay for your medical degree!  THIS IS ALSO FOR “NEW AMERICANS” WHO WILL BEGIN MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 2017! 

 

3.  ANOTHER ALUMNI ALERT!  Are you a graduate student here at UCSD who used to be pre-med, but changed your path?  You are needed for one of our MED Talks panels, happening on Thursday, Nov. 10. 

Topic: Med Talks will be hosting a panel presenting the more personal and first-hand experiences of those who experienced the pre-med journey during their undergraduate years! The panel will consist of one undergraduate senior student who is currently pre-med, one medical student, and one graduate student who originally was pre-med but found their interests elsewhere in the health industry. We hope the experiences that you will share about how you got to where you are now, and why you chose to pursue what you do while overcoming all the obstacles in your path will help to better educate and enlighten students to some of the things they might go through as a pre-med.

 

4.  Are you a Scientista?! (A woman in science?)  

Join the BRAND NEW chapter of The Scientista Foundation at UCSD and help reinvigorate the role of women in STEM!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Scientista_flyer.pdf

 

5.  9 Uncommon Strategies For Getting Into Medical School ONLINE CLASS (Oct. 18 6:00-7:00PM)

Pre-meds work so hard to stand out for medical school, but they all end up doing the same activities. Successful applicants not only do the checklist, but they find a way to make themselves stand out from the crowd. You can either: 1) be better than everyone else (4.0 GPA, 38 MCAT), or 2) be different from other students applying to med school. Join Rob Humbracht, expert medical school admissions advisor, to learn what you can do to stand out (while also staying true to yourself). This presentation will challenge you to take bold steps toward becoming the very best applicant you can be.

Presenter: Passport Admissions, Rob Humbracht * Limited Seats * Price: $20 / First Class FREERSVP at http://ow.ly/9QJ3304oNRl

 

6.  Registration is now OPEN for the Making Medicine Equal Conference: Pills, Patients and Politics on Saturday, October 22  8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the UCSD School of Medicine Telemedicine Building.  Cost:  only $5!  DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  OCTOBER 15!

Making Medicine Equal (MME) is a student organization at UCSD SOM hosting its 2nd annual conference that aims to educate health professionals, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and inspire advocacy to tackle a spectrum of health inequities that affect our patients. This year’s conference will equip health professionals with actionable tools to implement change in their training and careers.

This year's conference will focus on addressing health disparities through interdisciplinary collaboration on a patient-to-population scale. Given that we are in an election year, topics will center around understanding the realities of our political system, galvanizing political advocacy, and networking with leaders to effectuate change in our professions and advocate on the behalf of our patients.

The keynote speaker of this year's MME conference will be Nick Macchione, Director of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, who will be speaking about the Live Well San Diego program that has taken integrative approaches to ensuring community health and well-being. 

Other speakers include Congresswoman Susan Davis, Happy Amanita PhD (Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine and Public Health) , Shaun Travers (UCSD Diversity Officer and Director of LGBT Resource Center), and many more!

Topics that will be discussed in lectures and workshops include implicit bias training, gender health equity, minority health and health disparities, refugee health, access to pharmaceuticals and harm reduction.

PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 15, 2016 AT THE EVENTBRITE PAGE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-medicine-equal-patients…

Check out or FB page or email us with questions!
https://www.facebook.com/events/321814611506193/
ucsdmme@gmail.com

 

7.  The Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and Global Forum invite you to join us for Fall Quarterly Conversations in Global Health on November 2nd at 3pm at the Great Hall, UC San Diego.   This is an opportunity to gather with the global health community and hear from an expert panel on the topic of health inequalities from the perspective of gender. Meet with community and student organizations doing work in the field and network with like-minded students and faculty. 

Confirmed panelists include:
Dr. Jennifer A. Wagman, Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine and an active faculty member with UCSD’s Center on Gender Equity and Health. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment
Nora Vargas, Vice President of Community Engagement, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Kenyatta Parker, HIV Planning Group Support Staff, HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

RSVPhttps://goo.gl/ELrO7o  Directions to Great Hall:  https://goo.gl/WvOPFz  Additional event informationhttp://bit.ly/2d5mbEc

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Note from Adele:  This symposium is being put on by my department!  We are short-staffed and need your help on Tuesday—any amount of time will be greatly appreciated! 

The Second Annual Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm in the Price Center. This event will showcase research presentations by scholars supported by the FISP initiative. Postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates will give oral and poster presentations based on multidisciplinary themes.

We are in need of volunteers to help with a number of tasks throughout the Symposium. Volunteers will receive a complimentary FISP t-shirt to wear during the event and to keep as a souvenir. If you are available to volunteer, please register here ASAP!

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you!

For more information about the FISP Symposium, and to look at the schedule, stop by our website: https://FISPSymposium.ucsd.edu.

 

2.  Health Guardians America - Medical Nonprofit 

Health Guardians America is a 501(c)(3) health nonprofit organization leading a nationwide health campaign for the public health issue of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.  Founded by medical students and residents, the organization is currently recruiting premedical students interested in primary prevention and preventive medicine efforts against obesity-driven diseases. More information can be found on the website (www.healthguardians.org). For consideration please send a resume to join@healthguardians.org byFriday, October 28th, 2016.

 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Do research for credit!  New transfer students and all juniors and seniors:  the Faculty Mentor Program is accepting applications now!  Deadline:  Nov. 18.

You will apply this quarter (fall) and do 10 hours of research a week during winter and spring quarters (for 4 credits each quarter), write a research paper and present your findings at a conference at the end of spring quarter.  One of the great opportunities is to become an Emergency Medicine Research Associate.  Forms for both programs can be found at https://fmpucsd.wordpress.com/.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Emergency Medicine Research Associate deadline to apply is this Monday, October 16! 

2.  The Skeletal Translational Research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSD is looking for 3-4 determined undergraduate student researchers to join the lab. 1st and 2nd year students are preferred. Must be able to commit 1+ years in the lab. Students with backgrounds/majors in biology, bioengineering, and computer science are welcome. Students should also be comfortable working with animals in research. If you are interested, please send resumes to k2cheng@ucsd.edu.

 

3.  Clinical research volunteer position STILL OPEN!  APPLY NOW! 

 

PI: Shauna Yuan, MD

Location: Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (in the UCSD Medical Center, near Thornton Hospital)

 

Requirements:

3.5 GPA or higher

Must be able to work 12 hours/week

Commitment of at least 1 year

 

We are looking for a student volunteer to assist with clinical trials investigating possible new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. YES, part of your job will be data entry and other administrative duties. We are looking for someone who is mature, dedicated, and pays attention to detail. Data entry and organization of patient files is a crucial aspect of clinical trials (and which treatments are ultimately approved) and needs to be taken seriously. You will also be exposed to the clinical aspects of Alzheimer's disease, learn about how clinical trials are run, and get to interact with patients.

 

If you have any questions about the position, please email Kelsey Baron at krbaron@ucsd.edu

 

If you are interested in the position and would like to APPLY, please email your CV to Dr. Shauna Yuan at shyuan@ucsd.edu

 

4.  Are you of Asian Pacific Islander descent?  Join the Cancer Outreach Team! Our meetings are Wednesdays, 6:30 pm at the Moores Cancer Center (third floor) in Room 3106. The Cancer Outreach Team's mission is to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality among the Pan-Asian community by educating UCSD students and outreaching to the community at large. We are a group of students who are interested in raising cancer awareness, volunteering, and practicing leadership and communication in order to positively impact our community and are looking for similarly dedicated students to add to our team. We have done the research and published the data, so we know the program makes a difference and the data in the California Registry for San Diego's API women offers further support for our conclusions. Our club offers a really great opportunity for students to interact with dedicated peers, learn about preventative methods for cancer, and gain from the knowledge and experience of our advisor, Dr. Georgia Sadler, who is an invaluable resource. Furthermore, it provides students with a great chance to improve their leadership skills, as every member in our team has the chance to lead in a variety of ways. We welcome everyone, but because language is often our biggest barrier, we are hoping to hear from all you Asian Pacific Islanders out there! Email us at canceroutreachteam@gmail.com for more information/questions!

 

5.  The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program is now recruiting undergraduate and Master's level students from all campuses for our summer 2017 research training sites. The research experience is paid, and the application deadline is December 16th. For more information, please visit our website at www.mhirt.com.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MHIRTFlyer2016_final.pdf.

 

RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED!

1.  Are you currently a pre-med? Or have you changed your career path to other healthcare opportunities or another field completely? I’m currently conducting an independent study with the sociology department (SOCI-199) to investigate the attrition rates of pre-meds here are UCSD. If you’re interested for a quick interview (in person, Skype, etc) to discuss your experiences as a pre-med here at UCSD, email me at miw061@ucsd.edu.

Current and past pre-meds welcomed! I’m happy to listen to any observations, critiques, and comments you have on the pre-med experience and medical school application/admission! -----MJ Wu."

 

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

1.  MCAT Testing Dates for January to June tests will open for registration on October 19.  For more information on registration, please visit: https://students-residents.aamc.org/mcatregister.

Cost of MCAT:  $310, but $120 if you have the Fee Assistance Program.  https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/fee-assistance-program/ 

Note from Adele:  Create your AAMC ID ahead of time so when the date opens you can jump right on it to get your preferred date & location.

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  Pre-Pharmacy Networking Night at UCSD!  Join us on 10/24/2016 at 6:30pm in the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy building where you can learn about applications, interview tips, pharmacy school life and career opportunities in pharmacy -- directly from current student pharmacists!  This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with current student pharmacists 1-on-1 and get an early start in building your professional network.  For those that are applying this cycle or planning to apply soon, let us guide you through the application process. We can also help you review and practice common interview questions. You are welcomed to bring us any questions and you will be able to hear multiple perspectives and obtain real answers from current pharmacy students that have recently gone through this all. 

When: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:30PM (Check-in starts at 6:15pm)

Where: UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy Building Basement (Ed Center Room 2)

Cost: $10  Light refreshments will be served

Dress Code: None but business casual preferred

Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PrePharmacy_Networking_Night.pdf.  Be sure to RSVP here:  https://goo.gl/forms/5a70daJkX3IMXqER2

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

1.  Thurs. Oct. 20  Pre-Physician Assistant Student Organization (PPASO) GBM 1: What is a PA?  8:30pm in the ERC Room in Price Center.  Come and join us for our first GBM of the year! Meet the representatives of PPASO to find out more details about the PA career route and how to gain more hands-on experience. Our wonderful adviser PA-C Kelli Malone from Thornton hospital and Moores Cancer Center will be sharing her experiences in the field and answering any questions you may have. Questions can be sent to our e-mail:  ucsd.ppaso@gmail.com

 

2.  The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA (near Anaheim) will be hosting a Fall Admissions Open House Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  We invite you to bring family or friends to learn more about the Physician Assistant profession and the school from Faculty, Staff, and Students!  To register for the Open House click on the link below. Please make sure you RSVP as space is limited.

Click here to register!  Please RSVP by October 21, 2016!  Parking Instructions: Please park in the Parking Structure located on Associated Rd. 

At the Open House you will…



FOR FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS

1.  Essay Writing WEBINAR
Thursday, October 20
2:00 - 3:00pm PDT
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Register:  https://goo.gl/forms/pFYysyZ6PhmmMKnb2

Blue Jeans link (to use on the day of the webinar): https://bluejeans.com/241777593

2.  Interview Skills & Professional Etiquette WEBINAR
Wednesday, October 26
3:00 - 4:00pm PDT
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Register:  https://goo.gl/forms/pFYysyZ6PhmmMKnb2

Blue Jeans link (to use on the day of the webinar): https://bluejeans.com/541303160

3.  ASCO’s Virtual Admissions Fair
Wednesday, November 2
3:30 - 5:00pm PDT
23 Schools of Optometry will be taking part!  Register at:  
http://tinyurl.com/ASCOvirtualfair

 

FOR FUTURE VETERINARIANS

Latest Pathways newsletter, full of great info!   http://vetschool.createsend.com/t/ViewEmailArchive/d/09DAFA013195E45C/C67FD2F38AC4859C/

 

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.  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine  invites y'all to the Fall Vendor Fair! We will be selling delicious pupusas and aguas frescas (horchata & jamaica) on Tuesday, October 18th 2016 from 11am-2pm on Library Walk. Please come support! 

- Midterms are right around the corner please join CCM's STUDY JAM on Wednesday October 19th @ John Muir Room (PC East) from 4-8pm.

-CCM GBM # 2 on October 20th 2016 at 6:00pm in Red Shoe Room (Sun God Lounge). Membership applications are due this day w/ a $20 fee please email us if you need one at ucsdccm@gmail.com

 

2.  FIRST YEAR OUT ALUMNI ALERT!  ARE YOU IN MEDICAL SCHOOL?  ARE YOU A “NEW AMERICAN”?  The Soros fellowship application is due November 1.  You can get $90,000 to help pay for your medical degree!  ALSO FOR “NEW AMERICANS” WHO WILL BEGIN MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 2017! 

 

3.  Are you of Asian Pacific Islander descent?  Join the Cancer Outreach Team! Our meetings are Wednesdays, 6:30 pm at the Moores Cancer Center (third floor) in Room 3106. The Cancer Outreach Team's mission is to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality among the Pan-Asian community by educating UCSD students and outreaching to the community at large. We are a group of students who are interested in raising cancer awareness, volunteering, and practicing leadership and communication in order to positively impact our community and are looking for similarly dedicated students to add to our team. We have done the research and published the data, so we know the program makes a difference and the data in the California Registry for San Diego's API women offers further support for our conclusions. Our club offers a really great opportunity for students to interact with dedicated peers, learn about preventative methods for cancer, and gain from the knowledge and experience of our advisor, Dr. Georgia Sadler, who is an invaluable resource. Furthermore, it provides students with a great chance to improve their leadership skills, as every member in our team has the chance to lead in a variety of ways. We welcome everyone, but because language is often our biggest barrier, we are hoping to hear from all you Asian Pacific Islanders out there! Email us at canceroutreachteam@gmail.com for more information/questions!

4.  The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program is now recruiting undergraduate and Master's level students from all campuses for our summer 2017 research training sites. The research experience is paid, and the application deadline is December 16th.

For more information, please visit our website at www.mhirt.com. Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/MHIRTFlyer2016_final.pdf.

On behalf of Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association, we would like to extend our invite to your organization and any members that you feel would benefit from our 15th annual pre-health conference. The conference is themed to empower students to share their story. We believe that life isn’t about numbers and grades, and circumstances beyond our control arise, however if we don't share our struggle – then we are silencing ourselves. 

We have aimed to create an event that encourages anyone with a dream for a career in medicine, to keep pursuing it. We have workshops, mock-interviews, admission committees, school/program exhibitioners, and guest speakers. 

Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PHC_Flyer.pdf

 

That’s it for 4rd week!  Good luck on midterms!  ~Adele