HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Seven, 11.5.16

Did you know that Health Beat & HMP3 have great relationships with the wonderful medical students at UCSD, and that they want to do whatever they can to help YOU?  Outreach to UCSD undergrads is their Community Project for the year!  Jessica and I met them this week and we were blown away by their generosity, warmth and kindness.  You will be, too!   

Our terrific medical students and MD/PhD students are offering individual advising sessions every month this year!  The next session is this Monday, Nov. 7, 1:00-3:00 pm in the MET Building, rooms 214 & 215!  

 

NOVEMBER TOPIC:  HOW TO FIND A RESEARCH MENTOR.  ***But you can ask them about anything else, too!***

 

Sign up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/EJ4ko3iBpkV9hOnE2  ***Please do not sign up unless you plan to go for sure!***  

 

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!!!  An RSVP is nice, but come on over, with or without one!

 

Flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_CiRrVcKVjY9ahQKOMycpRsC3A50IlJNG2qpdu4yTkY/edit 

 

Map:  https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/Documents/Directions%20to%20MET.pdf

 

MORE HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  Find YOUR HEALTH BEAT!  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 transcript when you graduate! Check out the details here:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/HEALTH_BEAT_PreMed_PreHealth_Certification.pdf

Important Note:  We will soon be increasing the number of hours in #1 (health clinical exposure / research / service / exposure / research / service / volunteer / leadership/etc.) required for the CCR, because 100 hours is not NEARLY enough to be a competitive applicant, and we know that is what you want to be! 

 

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 for Week 7:  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:              Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. 

* Jered will be out: Weeks 8, 9 & 10 * Jessica will be out: Week 8 (only Wed—Fri) & Week 9 Adele will be out: Thurs. Nov. 9 next week and Wed. Nov. 30 in Week 10.  

 

3.  PEER MENTOR PROGRAM:  Our first commencement event will be on November 8th at 7:00 PM in PC West Ballroom B.  Come for great food, fun and to meet the members of your new PMP “family”!  ***Stay up to date with important program reminders, deadlines and notifications by liking our new Peer Mentor Program Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/UCSDHMP3PMP/

 

4.  GET FREE TUTORING!  Our HMP3/HOPE Project Success tutoring sessions continue, with MORE TUTORS, MORE CLASSES COVERED and MORE LOCATIONS!  

PROJECT SUCCESS FREE TUTORING!  Just show up for help—conquer your midterms, prep for finals!

 

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

 

5.  Wed. Nov. 9  HEALTH BEAT APPLICATION CLINIC STEP 1:  ARE YOU READY TO APPLY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL?  6:00-7:30 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  RSVP to Port Triton. Space is limited—first come, first served!  ***approved for CCR***

 

6.  Thurs. Nov. 10  Have you heard of TED Talks? Well, HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks! 5:00-6:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  ***approved for CCR*** 

Come out to our Pre Med Panel to hear from the experiences of undergraduate seniors, current UCSD medical students and graduate students. This isn't your typical panel... speakers will be sharing meaningful, personal experiences about their journey to medical school.

If you have ever felt like:

- I am not "good enough" to be a doctor

- I am stressed/burned out being a premed

- I feel overwhelmed by the competitiveness of my peers

Then this panel is perfect for you! These speakers have been through exactly what you are going through now and want to share their stories to help you! You don't have to do premed alone, let MED Talks show you how.

***Free Starbucks drinks and snacks will be provided***

7.  Wed. Nov. 16  UCSD School of Medicine Info Session with the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Carolyn Kelly, 5:30-6:30pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  The School of Medicine offers this session only twice a year—once in the fall and again in the spring.  Come learn what it takes to get into our own great medical school—you might be surprised!  ***approved for CCR***

8.  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

9.  Guess how many bids I have received so far for the HMP3 Auction?  THREE!  I have 2 Princeton Review courses to auction off!  If you are planning to take a course anyway, why not save yourself several hundred dollars and support HMP3? Place your bid by emailing me back.  Minimum bid:  $1,750.  Cost of the course:  $2,499.  You can make 1-2 bids, and if you win both tests I will take the LESSER of your two bids!  Deadline:  Thursday, Nov. 17 at midnight.  Good luck! 

 

 

CALENDAR

Tues. Nov. 7  Medical Student Advising Sessions for YOU!  1:00-3:00 pm in the MET building, rooms 214 & 215.  NOVEMBER TOPIC:  HOW TO FIND A RESEARCH MENTOR.  ***But you can ask them about anything else, too!***

Sign up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/EJ4ko3iBpkV9hOnE2  ***Please do not sign up unless you plan to go for sure!***  

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!!!  An RSVP is nice, but come on over with or without one!

Flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_CiRrVcKVjY9ahQKOMycpRsC3A50IlJNG2qpdu4yTkY/edit 

Map:  https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/Documents/Directions%20to%20MET.pdf

 

Tues. Nov. 8  You are invited to attend a class at the School of Medicine!  Psychiatry 228 meets in MET 215, you may contact Saumya Gupta sag040@ucsd.edu for the time.  The Mental Health Outreach Program is opening their last class to all undergraduates, regardless of major, in an open and safe discussion environment.  We will be discussing the important topic: What Can You Do to Help a Family Member or Friend with Mental Health Issues. We would like for many people to come participate in this discussion! 

Tues. Nov. 8  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine will be having a Pan Dulce (sweet bread) and Abuelita Chocolate (hot chocolate) on Library Walk (block 1984) from 9am-2pm. Please come on by and do not miss out on getting some delicious bread and hot chocolate before going to class, work, study or home.

Tues. Nov. 8  Pharmacist Spotlight GBM - Ambulatory Care, 6:15pm - 8:30pm in NSB Auditorium.

Want to learn about a pharmacy specialty other than your typical retail setting? Then come to our Pharmacist Spotlight GBM where we have Dr. Marie Scott, a clinical pharmacist at the VA Hospital, speak about her experience in "Ambulatory Care" pharmacy. Her rotation students from the University of the Pacific (UOP) will also be there to answer your questions about the school's accelerated 3-year PharmD program. Free food and drinks are provided.

 

Tues. Nov. 8  PEER MENTOR PROGRAM COMMENCEMENT!  7:00 pm in Price Center West Ballroom. Meet your mentor/mentee!  Get introduced to your new “family”!  Eat, drink, play together!  (Only for those who have already signed up for the program, please!)

Wed. Nov. 9  Undergraduate Research Scholarship & Summer Opportunities Info Session, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Natural Science Building (NSB) Auditorium. Interested in Doing Summer Research? Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) pays $5,000 for full-time summer research!  Open to ALL fields!

 

Wed. Nov. 9  HEALTH BEAT APPLICATION CLINIC, STEP 1:  ARE YOU READY TO APPLY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL?  6:00-7:30 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  RSVP to Port Triton. Space is limited—first come, first served!  ***approved for CCR***

Thurs. Nov. 10  Have you heard of TED Talks? Well, HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks! 5:00-6:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  ***approved for CCR*** 

Come out to our Pre Med Panel to hear from the experiences of undergraduate seniors, current UCSD medical students and graduate students. This isn't your typical panel... speakers will be sharing meaningful, personal experiences about their journey to medical school.

If you have ever felt like:

- I am not "good enough" to be a doctor

- I am stressed/burned out being a premed

- I feel overwhelmed by the competitiveness of my peers

Then this panel is perfect for you! These speakers have been through exactly what you are going through now and want to share their stories to help you! You don't have to do premed alone, let MED Talks show you how.

***Free Starbucks drinks and snacks will be provided***

Thurs. November 10  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) CPR/BLS Certification Class, 6:00 -9:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room. If you're looking to get certified, this is the class for you! Email http://www.thecprhero.com/ucsdaed/ to sign up or if you have any questions. Don't forget to like the Basic Life Support Program at UCSD's facebook page here!

Thurs. Nov. 10  Pre-Dental Society presents:  William Harman, BMusEd, MA, PhD (Executive Dean, Dean of Admissions and Student Services) and William Carroll,  DDS (Dean of Academic Affairs, Former Head of Pacific Fleet Dentistry), Roseman University College of Dental Medicine.  Topics: Dr. Harman and Dr. Carroll will discuss their experiences in the dental field, the unique model at Roseman, and their personal experiences in dentistry, making this a meeting not to be missed! Join us afterwards at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery to meet with Dr. Harman and Dr. Carroll one-on-one.  Where/When: TBA

 

SAVE THE DATE

Wed. Nov. 16  UCSD School of Medicine Info Session with the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Carolyn Kelly, 5:30-6:30pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  The School of Medicine offers this session only twice a year—once in the fall and again in the spring.  Come learn what it takes to get into our own great medical school—you might be surprised!  ***approved for CCR***

Thurs. Nov. 17  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Steven Friederichsen, DDS, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences.  Details: Dr. Friederichsen, Dean of Western U, will speak about his journey in dentistry as well as Western University. He will also tour our newest clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego. Join us afterwards at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery to meet with Dr. Friederichsen one-on-one.  Where/When: TBA

 

Tues. Nov. 29  Come learn about how Teach For America can lead you down your pathway to medicine! 5:00-6:00 pm, location TBA.  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!

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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  Killer Personal Statements ONLINE CLASS (Nov. 15 6:00-7:00PM)  Learn the wisdom gleaned from years of reading personal statements (both good and terrible) for medical school. At this seminar, you will start your personal statement for medical school with Passport’s expert guidance. Specifically, we will cover: how to convey “why medicine” without being cliche, how to figure out what makes you unique and what stories you should tell in your essay, excellent (and terrible) ways to start your essay, and effective structure for your essay. 
 Presenter: 
Passport Admissions, Rob Humbracht * Limited Seats * Price: $20 / First Class FREERSVP at http://ow.ly/jY8B305uDnV

2.  Next Step has two upcoming webinars that focus on the MCAT and the med school admissions process. We also have some public office hours sessions scheduled, focusing on content review and how to review your diagnostic exam. 

THE MCAT: WHAT YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO STUDY, ON NOV. 8

5 WAYS TO MAKE MED SCHOOLS LOVE YOU, ON NOV. 15

 Registration is always free. Students can sign up for any of our scheduled webinars by clicking the link below. We also provide a recording of each event to anyone that registers regardless of attendance.  http://nextsteptestprep.com/premed-webinars/.  Questions: mcat@nextsteptestprep.com.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Upcoming Service Events with HMP3

Roger's Community Garden
Sunday, 11/06 from 10:00-12:00
Location: Roger's Garden in Revelle by Che Cafe
Try out your green thumb and help out at the garden right on campus!

Holiday Card Making Service Event
Saturday, 11/12
2-3:30 pm
Location: TBA
Write and decorate cards for the elderly staying in senior homes during the holidays. Supplies will be provided!

Bannister House
Saturday, 11/19
11:00 am – 1:00 pm                                                                                                                              Location: Meet at Peterson Loop
Come cook a meal for families of patients who are in the hospital!  Afterwards, you can sit down and get to know them.  Deadline to sign up will be Thursday, Nov. 10
th.  

***If you're interested in volunteering with HMP3 in the events listed, sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA5AA22A7FB6-fall

 

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.  Apply here:  https://fmpucsd.wordpress.com/.

2.  Cutting Edge Paid Research at National Institutes of Health!  National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s largest medical research agency, with institutes ranging from Oncology to Mental Health. NIH offers paid training opportunities for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students. The first 30 minutes will be a talk about the what, when and where and why research is awesome at NIH. The last 30 minutes will be used as workshop for resumes, applications and for open discussion on biomedical career pathways after UCSD. 

The presentation will cover:

1.      Why work at NIH? Research at institutes vs research in academia

2.      What paid research opportunities are available at every level of education, from college freshmen to graduating seniors

3.      How to search government grant data bases to find the right research fit for your interests

4.      When to apply to paid research programs and how to tailor your application to land your top choice

About the speaker:

Sara Kimmich graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a degree in Cognitive Science. She moved to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for a post-baccalaureate research year while applying to graduate programs, and is now a PhD student in the Joint Graduate Program in Neuroscience from National Institutes of Mental Health and University College London for her research on changing human brain network dynamics in real time. 

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time4 - 5 p.m.
LocationOriginal Student Center Building “B” – Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor (across from the Art of Espresso/Mandeville Coffee Cart)

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by filling out the following online form.  https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/camp/view.php?id=49210

 

PAID JOB OPPORTUNITY

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. 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.

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. 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

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."  

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

Sign up for the AAMC Pre-Med Navigator here:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/form/subscribe-pre-med-navigator/.  The most recent issue covers these topics:  the White Coat Ceremony, when is the right time to take the MCAT, the opening of the summer intensive prep program called Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), scholarships and more.  Get your own copy in your inbox each month, so you never miss out!  

 

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.  Tues. Nov. 8  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine will be having a Pan Dulce (sweet bread) and Abuelita Chocolate (hot chocolate) on Library Walk (block 1984) from 9am-2pm. Please come on by and do not miss out on getting some delicious bread and hot chocolate before going to class, work, study or home.

2.  Come to UC Irvine on November 12, 2016 from 7:30AM-4:30PM!  On behalf of Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association, we would like to extend our invite to you for 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.

 

3.  School of Medicine Advising Corner, featuring Maribel Patino, 1st year medical student:  “Check out the NIH PREP program—a fully funded fellowship targeted for underrepresented students interested in biomedical research. Although it is focused on research most programs accept a number of MD/PhD bound students every year. 

It is AMAZING! Not only do students do full time research for a year or two (which is fully funded), they are also paired with advisors that help with the application process, receive extra funding to attend research conferences, and so much more.

The type of advisors range from campus to campus but as an example at Penn students are under the guidance of the MD PhD program director himself so they gain super valuable insight.  I provided a link to the main site and from there students can see a US map of states/schools that offer the program.

https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/PREP/Pages/default.aspx

 

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 7th week!  Be sure to come to some of our Health Beat workshops and start collecting your CCR credits!  Yours~ Adele