HMP3 Weekly Email for Weeks Nine, Ten & Finals, 11.20.16

There are 2 great speakers coming for one of our fellow student orgs that you won’t want to miss! On Thursday, Dec. 1 you can come for a hypnotic induction from a professional dentist who uses hypnosis in his practice instead of anesthesia—he will give the group a post-hypnotic suggestion to help you do well on your finals!  This stuff works!    

Then on Thursday, Dec. 8 they are hosting an extremely dynamic, well known motivational speaker to get you all pumped up for success in your future!  Check the CALENDAR section below for details. 

 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

1.  HEALTH BEAT HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE!  Join us so you can get notifications, reminders and connect with your fellow pre-health professionals at UCSD!  https://www.facebook.com/healthbeatucsd/

 

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 will be updated in real time—find our weekly drop-in hours at http://prehealth.ucsd.edu under the “Advising” tab.***  Here is the direct link: http://career.ucsd.edu/undergrads/interest-areas/pre-med.html#Advising.   

*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. 

* Jered will be out: Weeks 9 & 10, but will offer advising by Skype. 

* Jessica will be out:  Week 9, but will offer advising by Live Chat.  It is called "Ask Me Anything" (about pre-health advising).  Here is the link to find out more info:  http://career.ucsd.edu/undergrads/interest-areas/pre-med.html#Advising.

Adele will be out: Thurs. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Week 10.  

 

3.  PROJECT SUCCESS FREE TUTORING!  Worried about finals?  Just show up for help—ace them this time!  Open to all! 

MONDAY 

Undocumented Student Services Center: Student Services Center 5th Floor Suite 518

10:00 - 11:00      BIPN 100; BIBC 102; CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C

RAZA Resource Centro

1:00 - 2:00          Chem 6A, 6B, and 6C; Chem 7L; BILD 1; BICD 100

1:00 - 2:00          BIPN 100; BIPN 105; BIPN 140; BIMM 100; Chem 140A, 140B, 140C; Chem 140L; CSE 18; MAE 3

WEDNESDAY

Room 2 - Presentation Practice Room Geisel 2nd Room

10:00 - 11:00      BIPN 100; BIBC 102; CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C

Undocumented Student Services Center: Student Services Center 5th Floor Suite 518

2:00 - 3:00          BIMM 100; BIMM 101; BIBC 102; BIBC 103

2:00 - 4:00          CHEM 6A, 6B, 6C; CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C; PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C; PHYS 1A, 1B, 1C

Room 625: 6th Floor

4:00 - 5:00          CHEM 6A; BIBC 102; CHEM 140C; BILD 1, 2

5:00 - 6:00          BILD 1, 2, 3, 4; BICD 100; CHEM 6AH, 6B; CHEM 140A; PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C; MATH 20A, 20B, 20C

THURSDAY

Undocumented Student Services Center: Student Services Center 5th Floor Suite 518

11:00 - 1:00          CHEM 140A, 140B

RAZA Resource Centro 

3:30 - 4:30           BIPN 100; BICD 110; BIMM 100; BICD 136

FRIDAY

Undocumented Student Services Center: Student Services Center 5th Floor Suite 518

10:00 - 11:00          BIPN 100; BIBC 102; CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C

11:00 - 12:00          CHEM 7L; CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C; BIMM 116

 

4.  HMP3 presents:  Get a FREE MCAT Practice Test, just for showing up for this SHORT (35 minute) MCAT presentation by Altius!  Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the ERC Room in Price Center West (above the food court).  Come at 6:00 pm, and leave a few minutes later with your FREE FULL-LENGTH MCAT PRACTICE TEST—good for a whole year!  SO WORTH COMING!  ***Holiday goodies will be provided!  

Details:  New MCAT-2015 Changes & Prep Strategies—a 35 minute presentation about what you can expect on the new MCAT and how best to prepare for it. We describe the methods the AAMC uses in writing the passages in the new MCAT-2015 format. Everyone who attends the presentation will receive online access to a free full-length practice exam that they can take as many times as they like for a full year.

 

5.  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Come learn about how Teach For America can lead you down your pathway to medicine! Tuesday, Nov. 29 5:00-6:00 pm in the Green Table Room/Price Center West (above the movie theatre).  Learn how alumni have used their experiences in the classroom to fuel their motivations, what medical schools we are partnered with, and how you can launch your career in impact after graduation!  Note from Adele:  Turns out that lots of students who do TFA get into med school at high rates!  I have seen this with UCSD students, but it is also very popular at Yale and Harvard, too—for that reason.

 

6.  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 hpmp.ucsd.edu!  Note:  We will continue to recruit new mentors year round—so keep your eye on the HPMP website Mentor List! 

7.  Have there been a lot of people coughing and sneezing behind you in lecture recently? Want to stock up on some Vitamin C?? Well we have good news for you…

HMP3 is now 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!

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

 

 

CALENDAR

WEEK 9

Tues. Nov. 22  MCAT 2015 CHANGES & PREP STRATEGIES, sponsored by HMP3 and Altius.  REWARD:  A FREE FULL-LENGTH MCAT PRACTICE TEST for everyone who comes!  6:00-6:35 pm in the ERC Room in Price Center West (above the food court).  Come at 6:00 pm, and leave a few minutes later with your FREE FULL-LENGTH MCAT PRACTICE TEST—good for a whole year!  SO WORTH COMING!  ***Holiday goodies will be provided!  

Details:  New MCAT-2015 Changes & Prep Strategies—a 35 minute presentation about what you can expect on the new MCAT and how best to prepare for it. We describe the methods the AAMC uses in writing the passages in the new MCAT-2015 format. Everyone who attends the presentation will receive online access to a free full-length practice exam that they can take as many times as they like for a full year.

 

 

WEEK 10

Mon. Nov. 28 – Wed. Nov. 30  CCM (Chicanos and Latinos for Community Medicine) will be having a Toy Drive on Library Walk Block 1984,  from 10:00am - 2:00PM. Please come donate what you can and bring a smile to a child this season!

Tues. Nov. 29  HMP3 SEARCH presents:  Come learn about how Teach For America can lead you down your pathway to medicine! 5:00-6:00 pm in the Green Table Room/Price Center West.  Learn how alumni have used their experiences in the classroom to fuel their motivations, what medical schools we are partnered with, and how you can launch your career in impact after graduation!  Note from Adele:  Turns out that lots of students who do TFA get into med school at high rates!  I have seen this with UCSD students, but it is also very popular at Yale and Harvard, too—for that reason.

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Columbia_Gap_Year_Info_Session.pdf

 

Wed. Nov. 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm:   The Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) invites you to an informational webinar! Call in from anywhere, and learn about our medical school, our diverse campus, admissions information, and why you should be excited to apply! You will have the opportunity to learn from and speak with our admissions officer, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and a real medical student at GUSOM! We will be available to answer any questions you may have about our Medical School, so make sure to signup for the 45 minute webinar. We will email you instructions on how to call in prior to the webinar date. Get excited and #spreadGUSOMlove! Find out more about us here.

 

Thurs. Dec. 1  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Ashley Goodman, DDS, DABFD, DABHD.  Details:  Dr. Ashley Goodman will speak on using hypnosis in dentistry instead of anesthesia and rapid induction. Because this meeting falls right before finals, he will focus on induction techniques and provide a live demonstration to help the audience improve concentration and focus for their finals. Where/When: TBA.  ***Contact one of these fine PDS leaders for more details:  Matt Konop matt.konop@ucsdpds.org  Sandy Wang - sandyk.wang@gmail.com ; Charlotte Chiu - charlotte.chiu@ucsdpds.org  Greg Marchese - gregory.marchese@ucsdpds.org  Jonathan Wong – jonathan.wong@ucsdpds.org.

 

 

Sat. Dec 3  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Annual PDS Holiday & End of Quarter Party sponsored by Dr. Kevin Kenny.  Join us for our annual PDS Holiday Party!   Please RSVP with Pryscilla Acosta (pryscilla.acosta@ucsdpds.org ) so we know how much food and drink to prepare. Guests are welcome! There will also be a toy-drive for children in need, so please bring a toy to donate.  Where/When: San Diego County Dental Society (1275 W Morena Blvd B, San Diego, CA 92110); Time TBA

 

FINALS WEEK

Thurs. Dec. 8  Columbia University  Gap Year Program Info Session:  One-Year MS in Nutrition (sponsored by Health Beat).  3:00-4:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  RSVP to sw2666@cumc.columbia.edu.  This is a terrific gap year opportunity to learn about nutrition in depth and spend a year in New York City!  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Columbia_Gap_Year_Info_Session.pdf

 

Thurs. Dec. 8  Pre-Dental Society presents:  World renowned motivation speaker, author and entrepreneur, Steven Anderson.  Details:  With 5 books and hundreds of articles to his credit, this former “Businessman of the     Year” has used his experience and inspirational lessons to motivate all levels of people in the medical/dental world and in business. Are you looking for motivation and help with personal goals, or balancing work and life? Steve covers it all using psychology, behavioral physics, and his Natural Laws. He created the Crown Council which deals with total patient care. Steve regularly charges top dollar to attend one of his lectures. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy PSB Rooms 2&3, 6:30pm

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  Looking for a wonderful clinical career which begins after a 2 year master's degree?  Consider become an Anesthesiology Assistant.  Get lots of job offers and high pay!  More information is available at this website or feel free to contact Laura Bishop directly at 216-844-8077.

2.  Sensing a gap in your application when it comes to the area of “Cultural Competency”?  Check out this webinar on December 6th about "Teaching Cultural Competency in Global Health,".  The live webinar will be recorded, and as long as you register, you will automatically receive a link to the webinar recording when it becomes available. You may also see our other past and upcoming free webinars about global health and social entrepreneurship at http://www.uniteforsight.org/webinars.  

December 6th, 8am-9am.  Register at https://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/dec62016

Learn from leading experts about cultural competency, cultural humility, and incorporating these into global health engagement.


3.  Check out these Pharmacy Podcasts #PharmacyFutureLeaders. There are episodes representing Auburn University, Drake University, the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and more are recorded for future release from the University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, Massachusetts College of Health Sciences - Worcester, University of Illinois - Chicago and more to come.  https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/pharmacytech/Pages/podcasts.aspx

 

 

EXCITING NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

1.  THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ON YOUR APPLICATION!  NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPRESSIVE, BUT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE GETTING IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF A LIFE-ALTERING PROGRAM! Leadership? Service to those less fortunate than yourself?  This program fills those Core Competencies and MANY MORE that are 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!

 

https://www.homelessheal.org/applications/instructor-application/

 

 

LOOKING FOR AN IMMERSIVE GLOBAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITY?

1.  Global Impact Corps openings in Ghana, Honduras, and India!

The Global Impact Corps volunteer abroad program is available year-round, and it's not too late to participate this winter, spring, or next summer! We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to secure your preferred program dates and location. Many program dates and locations will become filled to maximum capacity.

Watch a 5-minute video that features past Global Impact Fellows who share their stories.  

Global Impact Fellows are students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows support, assist, and learn from talented local partner doctors who have provided care to more than 2.2 million patients living in poverty during the past decade, including 95,000 surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of delivering quality healthcare in resource-poor settings.
 

This is the only organization in the world that:

o   is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health opportunities for students and professionals;

o   directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;

o   develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its Fellows for a high-impact and immersive experience.

Complete details and the online enrollment instructions can be seen here.

 

PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

1.  Health Career Connection (HCC) is excited to announce the opening of our application for the 2017 Summer Internship Program! HCC paid summer internships are available for college students and recent graduates.

If you are interested in a career in the health field this is an excellent opportunity for you to 
gain experience and mentorship in public health, health administration/management, health policy/advocacy, and community health. 

HCC interns are placed full-time with organizations such as hospitals, health systems, health policy institutes, health departments, community health centers, community based organizations, and non-profits to work on a meaningful project. Interns gain concrete, marketable skills and knowledge of the health field. 
Interns are also provided with leadership training and professional development
The application period is open now and closes on December 7, 2016All majors are welcome as long as you have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in health. Student interns come away with in-demand skills, concrete life and career plans, connection to top graduate schools, mentors, and a network of supportive peers to help them throughout their journey. Students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply! Visit the Health Career Connection website for more information. The online application can be found at: www.app.smarterselect.com/programs/34344-Health-Career-Connection

Don’t delay—start your application early! Applications will be read as they are received. If you are a student, we look forward to receiving your application. We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student network. If you have any questions, or would like additional information or materials, please email us at info@healthcareers.org. You can also visit us a www.healthcareers.org

READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE:  http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=88518e8feea2d039fb1e4ce50&id=02a608f027&e=6eb2f6e100

 

POST-BAC OPPORTUNITIES

1.  The University of Pennsylvania provides pre-health post-bacs for ALL these health professions:  Medical, Dental, Veterinary or Nursing.  These programs provide hands-on experiences and much more, tailored to the individual profession.  They even have linkage programs with various grad schools to ease your entrance!  Check them out and apply here:  http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/postbacc/pre-health?utm_source=naahp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=prehealth&utm_campaign=prehealth_naahp

 

 

ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING A BS/MS?  CHECK OUT THIS GREAT PAID FELLOWSHIP YOU CAN GET AFTERWARDS!

1.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are pleased to offer a unique fellowship opportunity for master’s degree students.

 

The Infectious Diseases (ID) Laboratory Fellowship Program trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.  The fellowship’s mission is to provide a high quality training experience for the fellow while providing workforce capacity to the public health laboratory community.

 

The program is a one-year full-time working fellowship for master’s level scientists.  Fellows are placed in local and state public health laboratories throughout the US to receive training in bench-level laboratory skills and methods, and assist with high-priority infectious disease testing, surveillance, and control measures.  We are now accepting applications for the 2017 fellowship class.  The new class of approximately 10 fellows will begin their assignments in July 2017.  The application deadline is February 19, 2017.  

 

Further information and the online application can be found on our website www.aphl.org/fellowships.  If you have any questions about this fellowship, please feel free to contact Heather Roney at 240-485-2778 or by email at fellowships@aphl.org.

 

 

RESEARCH SUBJECTS STILL 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." 

 

 

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.  Beginning Monday, Nov. 28th, Tuesday 29th &Wednesday 30th, CCM will be having a Toy Drive on Library Walk Block 1984 from 10:00am - 2:00PM. Please come donate what you can and bring a smile to a child this season!

2.  Build Your Pathway to Success in the Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program is a six-week summer academic enrichment program for students interested in the health professions who identify as underrepresented minorities in the health professions and/or are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students have the option to select up to three program sites from locations in 12 different states.

SHPEP now includes a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant. 

 This FREE academic enrichment program for freshmen and sophomore college students interested in the health professions is hosted at 13 institutions across the United States.  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program’s goal is to increase diversity in the health professions. The program offers the following experiences: 

        Academic enrichment in the basic sciences;

        Career development activities;

        Learning and study skills seminars;

        Exposure to clinical settings; and

        Workshops on financial planning and health policy

 The curriculum will also expose participants to concepts and the practice of Interprofessional education. 

The application closes on March 1.  However, we strongly encourage early application!  More information is available at www.shpep.org  

 

3.  Health Career Connection (HCC) is excited to announce the opening of our application for the 2017 Summer Internship Program! HCC paid summer internships are available for college students and recent graduates.

If you are interested in a career in the health field this is an excellent opportunity for you to 
gain experience and mentorship in public health, health administration/management, health policy/advocacy, and community health. 

HCC interns are placed full-time with organizations such as hospitals, health systems, health policy institutes, health departments, community health centers, community based organizations, and non-profits to work on a meaningful project. Interns gain concrete, marketable skills and knowledge of the health field. 
Interns are also provided with leadership training and professional development
The application period is open now and closes on December 7, 2016All majors are welcome as long as you have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in health. Student interns come away with in-demand skills, concrete life and career plans, connection to top graduate schools, mentors, and a network of supportive peers to help them throughout their journey. Students from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply! Visit the Health Career Connection website for more information. The online application can be found at: www.app.smarterselect.com/programs/34344-Health-Career-Connection

Don’t delay—start your application early! Applications will be read as they are received. If you are a student, we look forward to receiving your application. We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student network. If you have any questions, or would like additional information or materials, please email us at info@healthcareers.org. You can also visit us a www.healthcareers.org

READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE:  http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=88518e8feea2d039fb1e4ce50&id=02a608f027&e=6eb2f6e100

 

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.

 

That’s it for 2016!  I will email you short blasts and reminders as needed, but this is the last full HMP3 Weekly Email for the year.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, good luck on your finals, and enjoy your holidays to the fullest!  I sure plan to!  Yours always~ Adele