HMP3 Weekly Email for Week 3, 10.7.16

Our huge Pre-Health Club Fair is Monday!  Read all about it below, and we’ll see you there!

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  HMP3 Pre-Health Club Fair5:00-7:30 pm in Price Center Ballroom WEST.  32 UCSD pre-health clubs will be there! Come meet them and see which clubs you want to join!  This is going to be like a REAL FAIR, with a PHOTO BOOTH! GAMES!HENNAGREAT DOOR PRIZES! FOOD—Pizza, Popcorn, Sno-Cones, Cotton Candy! Everything is FREE!!  You can even get advising at the fair—so come with your questions. And bring your friends!

2.  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

 

 

3.  HOW TO GET ADVISING DURING WEEK 3 FROM YOUR HEALTH BEAT ADVISORS: 

Week 3: Health Beat Advising Mini-Sessions
Location: Career Center
Walk-in SMALL GROUP advising for pre-health students with quick questions!  5 students max in each small group

Dates/Times:
Begins on the hour and every 30 minutes (5 student max per session—5 students in each)

Monday, October 10, 1 pm - 2 pm
Thursday, October 13, 10 am -12 pm

***Individual 30 minute appointments and 15 minute walk-ins will become available beginning Week 4***

4.  OCTOBER is Health Exploration Month!
"Find Your Health Beat! Exploring the Health Professions"—a terrific workshop 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
Thursday, October 13, 2:00 & 4:00pm
Monday, October 17, 1:00 & 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 & 3:00pm

 

5.  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.

6.  Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions begin this week!  But we are 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

10AM-11AM      BIPN 100, BIBC 102, CHEM 140A/B,

 

 

1PM-2PM          CHEM 6ABC, CHEM 7L, BILD 1, BICD 100, BIPN 100, BIPN 105, BIPN 140, BIMM 100, CHEM 140L, CSE 18, MAE 3

 

 

WEDNESDAY

2PM-4PM          CHEM 6ABC, CHEM140ABC, PHYS 1ABC

 

2PM-3PM          BIMM 100, BIMM 101, BIBC 102, BIBC 103

 

 

THURSDAY

11AM-1PM        CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B

 

3:30-4:30PM      BIPN100, BICD110, BIMM100, BICD136

 

 

FRIDAY

11AM-12:30PM CHEM 7L, CHEM 140AbC, BIMM 116

 

 

7.  GRAD SCHOOL FAIR on Wed. October 12 from 10:30 am-2:30 pm on Library Walk (PC Ballroom if rain).  Note from Adele:  There are SO MANY HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOOLS COMING!  Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Mental Health, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Veterinary, Naturopathic Medicine, and more!   List of all participating schools/programs

Here is the list of health schools participating in the grad fair: http://career.ucsd.edu/_files/2016gradfairhealthprogramslist.pdf

 

8.  Osteopathic Medical School Mini-Fair after the Grad Fair on Wed. Oct. 12, 3:30-5:30 pm in the Student Center B Large Conference Room (2nd floor).  Meet all of the osteopathic medical schools in one room—compare & contrast the schools, learn more about the profession, find out how competitive you are, come let them recruit you!   

9.  HMP3 SEARCH presents a LinkedIn and Networking Workshop!  2:00-3:00 pm in Leichtag (on the med school campus, right across Gilman Drive from Center Hall).  Have you missed professional opportunities because you aren't on LinkedIn? Come out to HMP3 SEARCH's LinkedIn workshop to have this professional networking site's potential revealed to you! With LinkedIn you'll be able to connect with peers, professionals, and potential employers... and we'll show you how! Bring your laptop to create your profile with us and begin networking! 

 

CALENDAR

Mon. Oct. 10  HMP3 Pre-Health Club Fair, 5:00-7:30 pm in Price Center Ballroom East.  All the pre-health clubs at UCSD will be there! This is going to be like a REAL FAIR, with a PHOTO BOOTH! GAMES!  DOOR PRIZES!  FOOD!  HENNA!  Everything is FREE!!  You can even get advising at the fair—so come with your questions! 

Mon. Oct. 10 The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) and FMP Emergency Room/Research Associate Program Information Session, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Natural Science Building Auditorium.  Please sign up here to attend.

Tues. Oct. 11  Pre-Pharmacy Society:  UCSF GBM, 6:15pm-8:30 pm at the NSB Auditorium. Come hear directly from UCSF School of Pharmacy admissions director, Joel Gonzales.  He will reveal what it takes to be a strong applicant to one of the top pharmacy schools in the country.

 

Tues. Oct. 11  UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Horizon Room (Career Services Center). Pacific University College of Optometry Presentation:  Come and listen to representative, Josh Civiello, from Pacific University College of Optometry (located in Oregon), who will be speaking about student life and what it takes to be a competitive applicant. Pacific works alongside its main university campus to have a Master of Education program--perfect for those who want to be an optometrist in the educational vision consultant field for children! Bring any questions you may have to the presentation and have them answered!
RVSP on FB here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/857976664338163/

 

 

Wed. Oct. 12  Grad School Fair, 10:30 am-2:30 pm on Library Walk (PC Ballroom if rain).  There are LOTS of health professions schools coming!  List of all participating schools/programs

Here is the list of health schools participating in the grad fair: http://career.ucsd.edu/_files/2016gradfairhealthprogramslist.pdf

Wed. Oct. 12  Osteopathic Medical School Mini-Fair, 3:30-5:30 pm in the Student Center B Large Conference Room (2nd floor).  Meet all of the osteopathic medical schools in one room—compare & contrast the schools, learn more about the profession, find out how competitive you are, come let them recruit you!   *Sponsored by Health Beat*

Wed. Oct. 12  University of Queensland/Ochsner medical school program, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Come meet the Dean!  Learn about going to medical school in Australia for 2 years, followed by 2 years in New Orleans.  They have a really good residency match rate!  Come check them out.  RSVP>>http://eventservices.cloudapp.net/?OrgName=MedEdPath&CategoryName=Admissions&EventId=9B4D9BE1-4074-E611-BBF8-00155DCA032A  Note from Adele:  Did you apply to medical school this year, but haven’t been invited for any interviews?  It’s not too late to apply to the Australian medical school program for Americans:  UQ/Ochsner.  It’s FREE to apply, and you could start medical school this February if you are accepted! http://www.mededpath.org 

Wed. Oct. 12  MDA’s First GBM at 8:00 pm in the Student Leadership Chambers (PC East, 4nd floor).  Come out to learn about how you can help kids with Muscular Dystrophy!

Wed. Oct. 12 UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 8:00pm - 10:00pm at Red Shoe Room. UC Berkeley School of Optometry Presentation
Following the grad school fair, Berkeley School of Optometry representative, Dr. Van Sluyters, will be speaking to Insight members about the admissions process! Come and get your questions answered. 
RSVP on FB: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/633709976806524/

Wed. Oct. 12  California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) GBM#1, 8:00pm in John Muir Room, Price Center.  Come to CaHPSA's first GBM to learn about our organization and upcoming events.  The primary goal of CaHPSA is to educate and advocate for healthcare justice in California by providing mentorship opportunities for students who have an interest in healthcare disparities.

 

Thurs. Oct. 13  HMP3 SEARCH presents a LinkedIn and Networking Workshop!  2:00-3:00 pm in Leichtag (on the med school campus, right across Gilman Drive from Center Hall).  Have you missed professional opportunities because you weren't on LinkedIn?Come out to HMP3 SEARCH's LinkedIn workshop to have this professional networking site's potential revealed to you! With LinkedIn you'll be able to connect with peers, professionals, and potential employers... and we'll show you how! Bring your laptop to create your profile with us and begin networking! 

Thurs. Oct. 13  Join Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine Informal GBM, 6:00pm in the Red Shoe Room. We invite you to come get to know CCM's board members and to socialize with other CCM members. As well come pick up an application and learn more on how to get involved. There will be games and free snacks! Please join us for a fun evening :) Hope to see y'all there!  
http://ucsdccm.weebly.com

Thurs. Oct 13  Dr. Diana Nguyen, Medical Emergencies in the Dentist’s Office, presented by the Pre-Dental Society.  Topics: Dr. Diana Nguyen completed a general practice residency program and now works in private practice. During residency she was trained in managing medical emergencies. Learn how to properly handle medical emergencies in the dental office. Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy Auditorium, 6:00 pm

 

Thurs. Oct. 13 UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Horizon Room (Career Services Center). MCPHS School of Optometry Presentation
Come and listen to MCPHS School of Optometry representative, Amy Trakimas, tell you what it takes to be a competitive applicant. This is a great opportunity for you to bring any questions you may have and to get them answered! Also, find out more information about the university, which also offers a dual degree option to receive a Master of Public Health!
RSVP on FB: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/180602385711985

 

Fri. Oct. 14  Triton Dance Marathon is proud to be joining 250+ schools in the nationwide Dance Marathon Network this year! The dance will go for 10 straight hours, and 100% of funds raised by our event goes towards Children's Miracle Network. We've developed a close relationship to our non-profit, Rady Children's Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in California. The event will be held this Friday, October 14th, and you can register at the donor drive website, found here:

http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/TDM"

 

Sat. Oct. 15  HMP3 SERVICE First Event of the Year!  Join us at our first service event of the year and participate in HDH's second annual Walk the Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 15 to benefit the Triton Food Pantry! Before the event, please register as part of the HMP3 team, at https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/walk-the-block-party-2016-san-diego-october-13632Click on "JOIN A TEAM" and search "HMP3". Input access code, "SERVICE". Once there, you can complete registration.

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that you can pick up your shirt and packet for the event on Oct. 13 between 10am - 3pm and Oct. 14 between 10 am - 7pm. Please make sure to do so!  Questions?  Contact Irene at iml002@ucsd.edu or Christal at ccvo@ucsd.edu.

On the day of, the course starts on Library Walk at 2 pm. Please try to arrive early and find the HMP3 team. Our board will be holding a sign to help you find us. 

Contact Irene Lee at (714) 458-8153 or Christal Vo at (714) 722-9214 if you have any trouble finding us on the day of."

 

SAVE THE DATE

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

Wed. Oct. 19  HMP3’s sponsor:  KAPLAN is offering a free MCAT Challenge!  6:30 pm, 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 – Sun. 23  Pre-Dental Society presents- ADA Annual Meeting at Denver, Colorado

Join PDS at the ADA Annual Meeting at Denver, Colorado. We have several hotel rooms reserved and flights are inexpensive. Contact Jonathan Wong at jonathan.wong@ucsdpds.org to register and Matt Konop at matt.konop@ucsdpds.org to sign up.

 

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. 20  AUC Up Close San Diego7:00 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, starting 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

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 #3 below for details***

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1.  Hi, HMP3 members!  Join us at our first HMP3 SERVICE EVENT of the year and participate in HDH's second annual Walk the Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 15 to benefit the Triton Food Pantry! Before the event, please register as part of the HMP3 team, at https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/walk-the-block-party-2016-san-diego-october-13632Click on "JOIN A TEAM" and search "HMP3". Input access code, "SERVICE". Once there, you can complete registration.

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that you can pick up your shirt and packet for the event on Oct. 13 between 10am - 3pm and Oct. 14 between 10 am - 7pm. Please make sure to do so!  Questions?  Contact Irene at iml002@ucsd.edu or Christal at ccvo@ucsd.edu.

On the day of, the course starts on library walk at 2 pm. Please try to arrive early and find the HMP3 team. Our board will be holding a sign to help you find us. 

Contact Irene Lee at (714) 458-8153 or Christal Vo at (714) 722-9214 if you have any trouble finding us on the day of."

2.  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

 

3.  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!

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

 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Do research for credit!  New transfer students and all juniors and seniors:  the Faculty Mentor Program is accepting applications now!  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 athttps://fmpucsd.wordpress.com/.

The FMP and the ER/RA Program information session is going to be held on October 10th at the Natural Science Building – Auditorium from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Sign up to attend here.

 

2.  Clinical research volunteer position available

 

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

 

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!

 

3.  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.

 

EXCITING CAREER CHOICE

1.  This message is for on-the-fence seniors who're looking for a demanding clinical master's program with phenomenal job prospects.  Certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) work in the operating room 40 hours a week providing hands-on anesthesia care to patients. This profession offers great work/life balance and significant compensation. CAAs begin their careers making $135K and up. Yes, that's the starting salary. Best of all, the majority of our students are employed before they graduate. 

The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. We have extended our application for prospective students who meet our admission criteria or who will do so upon graduation at the end of spring semester 2017. We are accepting applications now through November 1 for the incoming class of summer 2017. 

To apply now students must have, or will have:

  a bachelor's degree by the end of spring term 2017

  completed 10 prerequisite courses with grades of B- or higher 

  an MCAT score of 493 or better (20 or above on the old exam)

  GPA of 3.1 or above (to be competitive)

Anyone not meeting the above criteria is welcome to apply in April 2017 for the incoming class of summer 2018. We welcome inquiries and visits at our 3 sites year-round. Answers to frequently asked questions may be found on our website. You are also welcome to contact me directly for more information.

 

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."

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  The Educational Advancement Program (EAP), in partnership with UCSD’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), has launched an outreach program at an underserved San Diego High School where interested UCSD students would act as mentors/tutors to students who need assistance to prepare for postsecondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace. Since spots are limited, professional resumes are accepted on a first come, first serve basis at eduadvpro@gmail.com. Please note that the spots are expected to be filled up by the end of this week/early next week, so please apply accordingly.

 

    

2.  Seeking Guitar “instructors” for our patient (Veterans) program at the VA Hospital!  The students that volunteered last year have graduated and they stated they gained tremendous experience here.  One past volunteer stated he felt that this is a good opportunity to gain experience with direct patient contact at the VA hospital in a clinical setting.  This experience helped him greatly with his applications for grad school, as well as provided him direct contact with patients with diverse medical and/or psychiatric conditions.   Volunteers will work with patients with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, psychomotor deficits, etc. 

Guitar volunteers should have the ability to teach beginner students, but some patients may be a bit more advanced.  For guitar clinic, we teach beginner students the basics of guitar through chords and strumming patterns.  The lessons are usually 1 teacher: 2 students with supervisor oversight.  The classes are on Mondays from 4-5 and 5-6pm; volunteers should be here for both sessions.  Contact:  Ellen.Berman@va.gov

 

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 OPTOMETRISTS

1.  Berkeley Optometry Program & Admissions Overview WEBINAR
Tuesday, October 11
3:00 - 4:00pm PDT
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Register:  
https://goo.gl/forms/pFYysyZ6PhmmMKnb2Blue Jeans link (to use on the day of the webinar): https://bluejeans.com/7410446124

2.  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

3.  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

4.  ASCO’s Virtual Admissions Fair
Wednesday, November 2
3:30 - 5:00pm PDT
Berkeley Optometry Admissions Staff & Student Ambassadors
http://tinyurl.com/ASCOvirtualfair

 

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  Wednesday, October 12, expert panelists will share their strategies and tactics for making a good impression during interview season.

Successfully Navigating Your Dental School Interviews 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016  
9:00-10:00 AM

If you have lingering questions about the interview process, such as “What should I wear?” or “Is an electronic thank you acceptable?” you won’t want to miss this informative, FREE one-hour event. 

Learn how to successfully tackle every stage of the dental school interview process—all from the convenience of your computer!
Learn more and register on the 
event page of ADEA GoDental.

Register:  http://www.adea.org/GoDental/Events/Successfully_Navigating_Your_Dental_School_Interviews.aspx?_zs=N4sdd1&_zl=6P3M3

 

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.  Thurs. Oct. 13  Join Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine Informal GBM6:00pm in the Red Shoe Room. We invite you to come get to know CCM's board members and to socialize with other CCM members. As well come pick up an application and learn more on how to get involved. There will be games and free snacks! Please join us for a fun evening :) Hope to see y'all there!  
http://ucsdccm.weebly.com

2.  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!

3.  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 3rd week!  I hope to see you at the fair on Monday!  ~Adele