Last HMP3 Email Blast for 2016!  12.7.16



1.     Thurs. Dec. 8  Health Beat presents:  Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition One-Year Masters in Nutrition Science, 3:00-4:00 pm in the Career Services Center Horizon Room.  GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITY!


The one-year masters of nutrition sciences is an excellent option for students seeking a gap/glide year, or to enhance their health professions training with a master’s degree in Nutrition Science. 


This program prepares students for one of several possible further directions in which advanced training may be pursued. Many MS graduates go on to train in a laboratory discipline pertinent to nutrition, enter medical or dental school, or work a public health field in which knowledge of nutrition figures significantly.  


Planning to come?  Please RSVP to

 For more information visit our website at  


Can’t attend?  Students can view a video of the presentation, given by MS Program Director Sharon Akabas, PhD, here:



2.     Thurs. Dec. 8  Pre-Dental Society presents:  World renowned motivational 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


Happy Holidays, everyone!!!  Yours~  Adele



Now that we have our delivery date we need help in the final stages of shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables. On the evening of December 12th, we'll be shopping at Vine Ripe to purchase hundreds of servings for fresh produce and we'll need as much help as we can. Afterwards, we'll start assembling the food kits for each of our 44 families.

Then, on the morning of December 13th we'll finish our food kits with our perishable food items and transport food (and volunteers!) to both Lemon Grove Academy and Baker Elementary.

For both of these days, we can use as much help as we can. And this event is open to everyone! Invite your friends, families, dogs, and introverted roommates. Please 
FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW to sign up so we know who to expect on these final days.

December 12th:
What: Produce shopping, assemble food kits
When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (shopping); 8:00 PM (food kit assembly)
Where: Dr. Silverstein's office; 6080 Lake Murray Blvd, Suite A, La Mesa, CA, 91942

December 13th:
What: Final food kit assembly, food delivery
When: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM; if you can't stay for the entire event, that's okay! We can use as much help as we can to deliver the 44 food kits
Where: Dr. Silverstein's office; 6080 Lake Murray Blvd, Suite A, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Thank you again for all your help this holiday season. If you have any questions about what we'll be doing, please don't hesitate to ask either myself or Enrique Corona ( 




4.     The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) would like to invite you to join us for a virtual information session next Tuesday, December 13at 2PM-3:30PM (CST).


This online session will introduce you to UIWSOM, familiarize you with admission requirements, application procedures, and our UIWSOM philosophy.  The event is 100% free and recommended for prospective students and advisors interested to learn more about UIWSOM (


Register here:

You will be provided a link to the session on the day of the event.


5.     The University of San Francisco is excited to announce our new dual degree program in Public Health and Behavioral Health (MPH-MSBH).


As the first of its kind in the nation, the MPH-MSBH dual degree has been designed to prepare future public health leaders with tools to work with vulnerable populations and create social and physical environments that optimize health as well as the necessary skills to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. This inter-disciplinary program provides a robust inter-professional practice-based education, and is ideal for students who want to gain a knowledge base in public health with a focus on behavioral health skills. Courses are practice oriented, with emphasis placed on applied skills. Dual degree students graduate with the knowledge of how to design, implement and lead evidence-based health care and community programs. 


The dual degree requires approximately 60 units. Full-time, dual degree students should be able to complete their course work in six semesters (24 months) or can attend on a part-time basis and spread the program over three years. The course sequence can be adjusted on an individual basis.


Classes begin Fall 2017. Encourage your advisees to apply today for Early Consideration Deadline: December 15, 2016 or Regular Deadline: April 1, 2017.  For more information, please contact Program Advisor, Dr. Kelly L'Engle ( or visit our website.




The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers three pipeline programs for pre-health students: UCLA SHPEP, UCLA PREP, and UCLA RAP.  


UCLA/Drew Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a free residential summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in health professions.  UCLA/DREW SHPEP gives students the opportunity to meet and work with other students whose interests in health professions parallel their own. Students will have the opportunity to work with expert faculty and staff who are eager to mentor students and share knowledge in their individual fields.  Eligible applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Applying early increases your chances of being selected at your preferred program site. Applications are available at Now accepting online applications! Deadline is March 1st, 2017.


UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP)

UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there. Online applications open January 3rd; deadline is March 1st.


UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP)

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions.  The summer session will be June 19 to July 21 and the academic year session will run from August through May. UCLA RAP is a member of the University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium. Visit for the online application and information about other UC postbac programs.  Application opens January 2nd.



Introducing the new Sports Without Borders Program!  Our goal is to use sports as a vehicle for team work, wellness education, and personal growth. Through sports training and mentorship, we provide underprivileged children in our partner communities the opportunity to hone their athletic skills while giving athletic teams a chance to bond in an unfamiliar setting, open their hearts and minds to a new culture, and gain global perspective!

Countries & Programs:  Dominican Republic – Baseball * Nicaragua - Soccer, baseball * Costa Rica - Soccer, basketball, volleyball, taekwondo

Sports Without Borders is a fine fusion of service and athletics. Volunteers will have an opportunity to use their skills by contributing their expertise to sports camps and community development while also enjoying recreational opportunities unique to the Dominican Republic/Nicaraguan/Costa Rican landscapes.  You can find more program information by clicking the link below!






The application cycle has opened for Fall 2017 entry into the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program.  The MSBS program allows students to work towards a degree while strengthening their academic record and provides insight and experience in the biomedical sciences.  Upon successful completion of the MSBS program, students will be more competitive for admission to health professional programs. 


The competitive MSBS program applicant will have a minimum science and overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), we pay special attention to the last 120 credit hours.  The MSBS program evaluates all applicants holistically and considers their entire record including experiences beyond the classroom reflecting leadership ability and an aptitude for working with others.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process please contact us or 910-893-7689


Additional information about the MSBS program, including supplemental application materials and link to the MSBS application can be viewed here:



9.     PRE-MEDS:  APPLY TO THE FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MCAT TO GET THE FULL BENEFITS!  You will also get huge discounts on your application, totaling thousands of dollars in savings.  See if your family qualifies below (this chart is updated each year, so this is just an example). 





Size of Family **

Income Level ***



* The low income level is based on 200 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. It is used to determine what constitutes a low-income family for the purposes of the SDS, and LDS programs for the Academic Year 2016-2017.

** Size of family means the number of exemptions listed on the qualified income tax return forms. For example, a family size of “4″ may include two parents and two dependents.

*** Income Level refers to the ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME stated on the 2015 filed federal income tax return 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ.















For each additional person add:





Seven Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

The end of the quarter is just around the corner, and you're only a few days away from some very well-deserved time off. Your priorities may include catching up on sleep, spending time with family and friends, and sneaking in a Netflix marathon or two. But maybe you're wondering what else you could do over your winter break. If that's the case, we've got seven suggestions!

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