HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Six, 2.13.17

The MEDS conference was just great! But if you missed it, there are many, many other exciting programs coming up—so check them out below and join in! 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

1.  HOW TO GET INDIVIDUAL ADVISING FROM YOUR HEALTH BEAT ADVISORS: 

***Note:  Adele will not be doing walk-in advising on Wednesday, but come see me Tuesday or Thursday!    

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 is continually updated in real time—find our weekly drop-in hours at http://prehealth.ucsd.edu under the “Advising” tab.***

*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, and 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.   

2.  Project Success FREE TUTORING continues in WEEK 5—ace those midterms!   

LOCATION: Undocumented Student Services Center (Student Services Suite 518) Monday

11:00 AM          CHEM6A-C, CHEM7L, CHEM140A-C, CHEM143A, BILD1-3, BICD 100

12:00 PM          CHEM6 A-C, 140A; BILD 1; BICD 100; BIPN 140, BIBC 102, CHEM 114B

1:00 PM            BIPN 100, CHEM 140A

 

Tuesday

10:00 AM          CHEM 140A, BIDC 100

1:00 PM            BILD 1-4, Psych 7&104

 

Wednesday

10:00 AM          Chem 6A-C, BICD 100

2:00 PM            BILD 3, CHEM 6A, CHEM 6C

 

Thursday

12:00 PM          BILD 1-2, Math 10A-C, Chem 6B

3:00 PM            Writing Program

 

Friday

11:00 AM          Chem 6A-C, BILD 1

12:00 PM          BIBC 102, Chem 114B; BILD 1, BICD 100, BICD 110, BIBC 100, BIMM

124, BIPN 100, Reading Primary Scientific Literature

 

LOCATION: Raza Resource Centro

 

Tuesday

5:00 PM            CHEM 6A, BICD110, BICD136, BIMM100

 

 

3.  HMP3 Program:  Speed Dating with Specialties, Wed. Feb. 15  from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Village Conference Room, Building 2.  Come chat with a diverse range of doctors who are interested in getting to know you! If you are interested in becoming a doctor or would like to discuss the different types of doctors with practicing physicians, check out our event. FREE DINNER will be provided as you chat with anesthesiologists, OB-GYNs, surgeons, pediatricians, and more!

 

 

4.  If you are a pre-health student looking to share or receive advice from your peers, apply to be a mentor or mentee in the Peer Mentor Program! If you missed out on this opportunity last quarter, the application has been reopened for Winter Quarter! Benefits for being a mentee include learning where to find resources specific to their major, differences between professors prior to registering for courses, important deadlines for applications, and any other additional facts the Mentor wishes he/she would have known before applying to health professional school.  Mentors have the opportunity to connect with other pre health students, share their advice with lower classmen, and will receive the PMP graduation cord. Please apply through the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YjLOLmIWN7XtR6bUku98FYDdg2WJJffXH9yujlz0BO4/edit

 

 

5. HMP3 Peer Mentor Program welcomes you to Casino Night!  Take a night off
from studying to play casino games like poker, roulette, and craps with
your mentor or mentee!
 Appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served. The
event will start at 7:30 PM in PC Forum on Thursday, February 23rd so mark
your calendars!

 

CALENDAR

Mon. Feb. 13  UQ/Ochsner Presentation, 12:00-1:00 pm in the Career Center Round Room—pizza will be provided!  Come learn about the exciting option of taking your first 2 years of medical school in Australia and your last 2 years in New Orleans!  Find out how competitive you are for this exciting medical school option!  Details about the program:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UQOchsner_Announcement.docx

 

Mon. Feb. 13  UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club:  University of Alabama School of Optometry (UABSO) Presentation, 8:00pm - 9:30pm at Bear Room.  Join Insight as David Parkinson, a representative from the University of Alabama School of Optometry (UABSO), comes to speak to us about the school and what it has to offer! UABSO was the first school of optometry to be integrated into an academic health center. Optometry students, with an average class size of approximately 50 students, take courses taught by a number of Joint Health Science Departments as well as the two departments of the School of Optometry (Optometry and Vision Sciences). The Class of 2020 is striving for excellence with 20% either enrolled or currently in the application process for the OD/MBA, OD/MPH, and OD/MS dual-degree programs. Come out to see what it takes to be a competitive applicant! If you have any questions, this would be the perfect time to get them answered!
RSVP on FB here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1235523759857659

Tues. Feb. 14  SACNAS Roundtable Discussion: Undergraduate Research at UC San Diego, 7:00 pm at the Raza Resource Centro. We will have our members currently conducting research on campus available to discuss how they got into their lab and what steps you should be taking if that's a path that interests you. This will be a Q & A style roundtable, so bring your questions. We’ll also be discussing GBM ideas for next quarter.

 

Wed. Feb 15  Quarterly Conversations in Global Health – Food Insecurity – Local and Global Perspective3pm – 5:30pm in the Great Hall.  Did you know that hunger and malnutrition are still the number one health risk worldwide? Hear from an interdisciplinary panel of experts on food insecurity. Join us for an opening reception, meet with organizations doing work in the local community that you can get involved with and gain insight into a complex global health issue. Make sure to RSVP!
Learn more about speakers here: 
goo.gl/OJbXkq

 

Wed. Feb. 15  TOUGH CASES Biomedical Ethics Discussion:  Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Testing. 4:30-6:00 pm in the School of Medicine MTF, Room 175.  Recent developments in prenatal genetic testing raise a host of social and ethical issues. A new wave of non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) allows genetic screening to be performed on a fetus via a simple blood sample from the mother.  What are the implications?  Light refreshments—all are welcome!

 

Wed. Feb. 15  HMP3 Program:  Speed Dating with Specialties, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Village Conference Room, Building 2.  Come chat with a diverse range of doctors who are interested in getting to know you! If you are interested in becoming a doctor or would like to discuss the different types of doctors with practicing physicians, check out our event. FREE DINNER will be provided as you chat with anesthesiologists, OB-GYNs, surgeons, pediatricians, and more!

 

Wed. Feb. 15  American Medical Student Association(AMSA) GBM #3, 8:00 pm in Center Hall 109. Have free pizza and prizes and learn about our organization and upcoming events. Our guest speaker will be Sonya Ahmed, an Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 10 years of experience. Come out and learn more about her specialty! Membership is $20/year which gives you access to all of our events as well as this year’s t-shirt.  Please join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCSDAMSA/ and follow us on Instagram:@ucsdamsa .

Contact Maritza J Martinez mjm012@ucsd.edu for any questions.

 

 

Wed. Feb. 15  Pre-Dental Society presents:  One-on-one personal statement workshop with Philip Aftoora (by appointment)

Workshop with Mr. Aftoora, Director of Student Services, Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He will give students active in our organization one-on-one help writing a personal statement. Individuals will be selected based on level of commitment to our organization.  Space is limited; must sign up beforehand—contact jonathan.wong@ucsdpds.org for instructions.

 

Thurs. Feb. 16  AAMC 2017 Virtual Med School Fair:  https://aamc.6connex.com/event/AAMC/login.  9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Check out 48 medical schools! 

 

Thurs. Feb. 16  Come join HMP3 HOPE in our first GBM of 2017! 6:00-7:00 pm in the Governance Chambers on the 4th floor of Price Center.  Learn about what our organization does and how we uphold our Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment name, while getting to meet other individuals who share the same goal as you!  HOPE is an organization that strives to empower those who identify as underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation students, so learn more about the various events we have planned and how to get more involved as a member. HOPE to see you there!

 

Thurs. Feb. 16  "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers" Certification Program for only $35 through PPS!  6:00pm - 9:00pm in the NSB Auditorium.  We are bringing to you the BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers Certification program, where you will have the opportunity to learn about integral life support (including CPR and usage of an AED) and the knowledge to make a difference in case of an emergency event.

 

Currently, if you are interested, please sign up here ASAP! This will allow us (and you) to receive a significantly discounted price (from $67 to $35!!) if we can gain at least 8 or more participants. The course will be a 3-hour high quality course from professionally trained educators of the CPR Hero Training Center. Once again, this program is open to both members AND non-members, so if you’re interested, sign up! Have any questions? Contact Tony Vo (tovo@ucsd.edu), Nguyen Vo (n8vo@ucsd.edu), or Allen Do (aedo@ucsd.edu).

 

Thurs. Feb 16  Philip Aftoora,  Director of Student Services, Case Western Reserve University & GBM.  TopicsMr. Aftoora will present about Case Western Dental School as well as interview tips and advice to achieve success in the dental school application process (not just for Case Western).  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

 

Fri. Feb. 17  Pre-SOMA Fundraiser at Yogurt World!  It will last for the majority of the afternoon and evening.  We will also be there to meet new members, in order to recruit new members and talk about our new leadership positions.  So if you are curious about Osteopathic Medicine, come join us! 

 

Sat. Feb. 18  GBM #2: MAPS VIP Medical School Tour.  MAPS stands for Minority Association of Premed Students.  10:30 am – 2:00 pm in the UCSD Telemedicine (MET) Building at the School of Medicine.  Must RSVP by Friday Feb. 17th!  MAPS Newsletter:  http://us15.campaign-archive1.com/?u=de50d160420a3bbb345f00a4d&id=b60b85be8c&e=d711423d4d

Sat. Feb. 18  The LGBTQ SoCal Health Conference is happening!  This conference is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to learn about caring for LGBTQ patients. There will also be physicians and medical school representatives who will provide an opportunity for students to network. See Announcement #7 below for more details.  Invitation:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/LGBT Health Conference Invite.docx.

 

Sat. Feb. 18  St. George’s University School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine presentation, 2:00-3:00 pm at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive.  RSVP:  1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1280 or sgu.edu/infosession.  About SGU: #1 provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last six years combined * Over 870 US residencies in 2016 * In 2015, St. George’s University’s US and Canadian students achieved a 97% first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 * Clinical training program conducted in more than 70 affiliate hospitals in the US, UK, Canada, and Grenada * SGU is the #1 provider of new primary care physicians in the US * August and January entering classes each year * Scholarships available

 

SAVE THE DATE 

Wed. Feb. 22  Another one of our great HMP3 MED Talks:  SUCCEEDING AGAINST ALL ODDS!  You won’t want to miss this.  5:00-6:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room (Price Center West).  Have you heard of TED Talks? Well HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks! Join us for our first MED Talk of the quarter: Succeeding Against All Odds. If you have ever felt discouraged about your ability to attain your career goals, then this event is perfect for you! We will be showcasing successful professionals (including a medical student) here at UCSD who experienced rough starts during their undergraduate years. Learn how these speakers turned their setbacks into successes at this event.  If they can do it, so can you!  Krispy Kreme Donuts will be provided!


Thurs. Feb. 23  First Annual HMP3 Community Service Fair, 4:00-6:00 pm in PC East Ballroom.  Are you interested in volunteering/community service but don’t know where to start? Do you hope to find a community with the same passion for a specific cause as you? If this is you, come check out the HMP3 Community Service Fair! Many service organizations on campus will be tabling at this event to introduce you to their different work and causes! This event is especially helpful for pre-health students who are looking for opportunities to get involved. There will be FREE cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, & pizza as well as a photobooth!

 

Thurs. Feb. 23  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Dr. George Taylor DMD, MPH, DrPH & Mr. Roger Mraz, UCSF School of Dentistry

Topics: Dr. Taylor is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and also Professor of Preventive & Restorative Dental Science at UCSF where he  has conducted numerous research involving disease and dentistry and received honors for his work and contributions to science. Mr. Mraz is the Program Administrator in the office of Graduate and Research Affairs for the UCSF School of Dentistry. Mr. Mraz administers several programs including their  Summer Research Fellowship Program. Both Dr. Taylor and Mr. Mraz will speak about research in dentistry. Don't miss this incredible meeting!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

Thurs. Feb. 23  HMP3 Peer Mentor Program welcomes you to Casino Night!  7:30 pm in PC Forum (4th floor).  Take a night off from studying to play REAL casino games like poker, roulette, and craps with your mentor or mentee! Appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served. Mark your calendars! 

 

 

Fri. Feb. 24  HMP3 SEARCH Researcher Mixer! 5:00-6:00 pm in the Dolores Huerta-Vera Cruz room, Old Student Center.  Are you a student interested in biomedical research? Come out to our research mixer to interact with UCSD faculty, learn about their research, and gain valuable advice about how you can get involved in research! This is a great opportunity to meet UCSD faculty and see UCSD through their eyes.

 

Sat. Feb. 25  7th annual Southern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (SCPPS), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (8:15 am for rides).  Location: San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182  Join all of Southern California for a day of exploring the field of Pharmacy as special guest speakers with careers in specialties like oncology and biotech look to educate you on their jobs! There will be an admissions and pharmacy student panel for any burning questions you may have about applying to pharmacy school. Representatives from over 15 pharmacy schools around the nation will also be there! This is a chance to truly get to know the field of Pharmacy beyond just retail, so don't miss out on this once-a-year opportunity.

 

Register here: https://goo.gl/tFpylX

If would like a ride please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/BhKgyJ A $10 Dollar fee is also due. Either pay through Venmo @PPSUCSD or pay in cash to any of our ambassadors at any Pre-Pharmacy Society events. If you have any concerns or questions please email: n8vo@ucsd.edu

 

 

Tues. Feb. 28  U of Michigan School of Medicine is visiting UCSD!  12:00-1:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  The Admissions Director, Carol Teener, will tell you how to be a successful applicant to this TOP SCHOOL!  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/U of Michigan SOM.pdf

 

 

Wed. March 1  SACNAS is having a growth mindset workshop presented by Professor Adam Burgasser, 8:00 pm at the Raza Resource Centro. If you would be interested in attending please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bmbFoZT2sG6U2nbN2

 

 

Wed. March 8  HMP3 SEARCH Certification Career Panel! 4:00 pm in the Red Shoe Room, PC West.  Do you want to gain hands-on experience interacting with patients? Come to our Certification Career Panel! There you will be able to talk to a medical assistant, EMT, medical scribe, and surgical technician about their experiences finding their positions and working alongside professionals.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  UQ Ochsner Medical School Information Session  ***2 years in Australia + 2 years in New Orleans = an M.D. degree for you!***  A representative of The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School will be on the UCSD campusMonday, February 13th to provide information about their medical school and the application process:

 

Drop-in Hour Information Session **Pizza will be provided**  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Career Services Center, Round Conference Room

 

 

2.  Registration for the July-September MCAT exam dates are now open! Students can now register for the entire 2017 testing year. 

3.  Did you have to miss David Lee’s MEDVICE presentation last week?  Well, he was kind enough to share his PowePoint with you.  David is a UCSD and HMP3 alum who is in his 2nd year of med school at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.  Here is a link to his presentation:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Medvice Power Point.pptx.

 

4.  STUDENT HEALTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM

Are you interested in promoting health and well-being on campus? If so, join the Student Health Advocate team!  The Student Health Advocates are trained, volunteer peer health educators who educate other students on topics such as sexual health, alcohol, drugs, stress, nutrition, and more!

Attend an Application Info Session during Week 6 to learn how you can apply. Visit http://sha.ucsd.edu for dates and times of sessions.  Questions? Contact SHA Program Director, Erica Okamura, at eokamura@ucsd.edu

 

 

5.  2nd Annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, February 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST! The virtual fair is an opportunity for 48 medical schools, advisors and potential applicants to interact with one another from the comfort of their laptops, tablets or phones.  There will also be presentations on the MCAT exam and AMCAS application, and affording medical school.

To see the list of participating medical schools and other details, see: https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/2017-aamc-virtual-medical-school-fair/

Register today! www.aamcvirtualevents.org

 

NEED HELP WITH YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT OR OTHER WRITING CHALLENGES?

1.  The new WRITING HUB in the Teahing & Learning Commons is here to help!  Here is the website, with FAQ’s and the link you can follow to make an appointment:   http://commons.ucsd.edu/students/writing/index.html

What kind of help can you expect?  Go here to find out: http://commons.ucsd.edu/_files/Writing%20Hub%20core%20principles%20and%20practices1.pdf

 

 

FIVE WAYS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE WITHOUT SHADOWING (Courtesy of the AAMC):

1.  Shadowing experience is getting harder and harder to get.  But do you really have to shadow?  The AAMC says no!  Copy this link into your browser to read their suggestions for gaining relevant experience without shadowing:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/FIVE WAYS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE WITHOUT SHADOWING.docx

 

SCHOLARSHIPS!

1.  Springboard Eureka! Research Abroad Scholarship for PRE-MEDS who are also Biological Sciences majors (in Hong Kong)

Due February 15, 2017 - Looking to fund 2 pre-meds in their junior or senior year - Must be Biological Science majors

         clinical and basic research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) medical school for 6 weeks (late June – early August)

         Four additional weeks of research and reflection at UC San Diego

         Required to do an oral presentation at the    UC San Diego Summer Research Conference

         Required to submit a final research paper.

 

A personal statement will be required.  Must have a passport (or be willing to get one by March).

$5,000 stipend  Room and board will be at S.H. Ho College [CUHK] while in HonKong.

To apply: https://tinyurl.com/URS2017  For more information, contact Dr. Sophia Tsai (stsai@ucsd.edu858-534-9014)

 

2.  FOR DISABLED PERSONS: disABLEDperson, Inc announces our Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2017 for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)!

To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 words (prompt can be found HERE). Next, you need to register for the competition. To do so click on “Register Now. Fill out the form completely and paste your essay into the form.

 

 

SPRING BREAK!!!

1.  University of Colorado School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for a Pre-Med/Pre-Health Emergency and Wilderness Medicine course that is designed to benefit health profession students and pre-med students.  The course takes place at the beautiful Channel Islands National ParkStudents will gain hands-on experience in the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine. They will also gain an inside look at what it takes to make a successful medical school or health-professions school application.  Detailed course and registration information:  http://www.coloradowm.org/courses/pre-med/channel-islands/

Register before February 28th and take advantage of a $100 discount by using code 100OFF at the time of registration!

2.  Have a meaningful and unique spring break with International Service Learning. Help local medical practitioners provide health education and acute care in underserved communities in any of our 11 host countries. Find out more about how you can serve this spring:   https://www.islonline.org/medical-programs/global-health/

 

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Learn more about Ecela’s Spanish & Medicine Shadowing Abroad Program in Chile or Peru!  The program's mission is to get future healthcare professionals fluent in Spanish to address the language gap crisis in today's America.

As a Pre-Health Student at UC San Diego you also are entitled to this VIP package:

+  Free round-trip plane ticket to South America  :-)

+  Gift certificate so a friend can join you for a week

+  80% off the application fee (UCSD students only pay $15 instead of $75)

 ***If interested, please "raise your hand here" to get on the Early Alert List.

2.  Interested in a medical shadowing experience abroad?  The Atlantis Fellowship is an intensive university-break program abroad for American pre-meds. Atlantis Fellows experience global healthcare through hospital shadowing rotations and prepare for medical school apps through reflective hospital observation, volunteering, medical humanities research, and MCAT prep.

Fellowship placements are almost full!  Visit atlantis-project.org to apply today!

3.  Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2.2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

 

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Deadlines for all 3 summer research opportunities included below is Feb. 15!  Copy the link below for details about these summer research scholarships:  American Heart Association  *  Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS)  *  Research in China with Eureka!

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Summer Research Scholarships 

 

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. Feb. 16  Come join HOPE in our first GBM of 2017! 6:00-7:00 pm in the Governance Chambers on the 4th floor of Price Center.  Learn about what our organization does and how we uphold our Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment name, while getting to meet other individuals who share the same goal as you!  HOPE is an organization that strives to empower those who identify as underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation students, so learn more about the various events we have planned and how to get more involved as a member. HOPE to see you there!

 

2.  Sat. Feb. 18  GBM #2: MAPS VIP Medical School Tour.  MAPS stands for Minority Association of Premed Students.  10:30 am – 2:00 pm in the UCSD Telemedicine (MET) Building at the School of Medicine.  Must RSVP by Friday Feb. 17th!  MAPS Newsletter:  http://us15.campaign-archive1.com/?u=de50d160420a3bbb345f00a4d&id=b60b85be8c&e=d711423d4d

***Are you a premed looking for connections with UCSD Medical School? Join UCSD MAPS, Minority Association of Premedical Students, which is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority pre-medical students.MAPS is partnered with UCSD Student National Medical Association, HMP3's HOPE, and many other national college MAPS chapters. We have exciting plans with the UCSD Medical School, i.e. medical panel, community outreach events, medical school tour, and many more! For more info and answers to questions, check out our website at http://mapsatucsd.weebly.com, and email us at mapsucsd@gmail.com. -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof

 

3.  The University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium application deadline is March 15, 2017!  This postbac opportunity is for students just like YOU—UriM (Under-Represented in Medicine)!  It is held at all of the UC medical schools (except UCSD—we have our own post-bac) and it is a terrific way to improve your GPA, get MCAT prep and great experiences to help you become more competitive for medical school.  It is fantastic!  Here is the application site:  https://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/index.cfm?curpage=howtoapply

 

4.  The SHPEP is a 6-wk summer program that is FREE and aims to expand horizons for racially, ethnically, and/or economically/educationally disadvantaged freshman and sophomore US citizens, permanent residents, or with DACA status, and a minimum 2.5 GPA. 

Interested qualified students with interest in any of the healthcare professions – medicine/PA, nursing, pharmacy, public health and other health professions (PT, OT, etc), dental, vet med – should apply!

There are 13 schools across the U.S. that are offering SHPEP, and each will be taking at least 80 students—so there are lots of opportunities for you!  You will be asked to choose your top 3 schools.  Applications open now!  Go to the national website atwww.shpep.org  to read more and apply.  Early Application Deadline is Feb 1 and Final Application Deadline Mar 1. 

 

5.  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 application deadline is March 1st.

 

6.  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. Visithttps://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ for the online application and information about other UC postbacc programs.  Application open now!  Closes May 8

 

That’s it for Week Six!  Hoping to see you at some of these terrific events!   Yours always~ Adele