HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Seven, 2.20.17

This is one of the biggest weeks yet for HMP3 events!  And they’re going to be terrific! 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

1.  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 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 7!   

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.  Another one of our great HMP3 MED Talks:  SUCCEEDING AGAINST ALL ODDS!  You won’t want to miss this.  Wed. Feb. 22 from 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!


4.  First Annual HMP3 Community Service Fair, Thurs. Feb. 23 from 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!

 

 

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

 

*** 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

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR

Tues. Feb. 21 & Wed. Feb. 22  CCM MCAT Prep Class Certificate Raffle: Don't miss out on the wonderful opportunity to win a 50% discount certificate on a valued MCAT prep class of $2,500. We will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each or 2 tickets for $8 on February 21 & 22 @ Library Walk. Winner will be announced on February 23 at our Formal GBM #3 @ 6:00pm in Student Services Center room 450. 

 

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  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine Formal GBM #3, 6:00-7:00 pm @ Student Services Center Room 450.  We will have guest speaker Dr. Adrian Sanchez who holds a MD/PhD from Harvard School of Medicine. He also is a UCSD Alumni and did his research in Neurogenomics at the Salk Institute (La Jolla). He also sat on the admissions council at Harvard during his time there, so he has a good understanding of admissions as well. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear about his experience. 

 

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! There will be prizes!  Appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served.

 

 

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.

 

Fri. Feb. 24  Deadline to register for the 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event? is 8:59 pm Pacific Time for a chance to win a free ADEA AADSAS® initial designation—a $245 value.

 

 

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

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

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.

 

Sat. March 18  2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Long Beach, CA—for individuals interested in dentistry to meet admissions officers from over 45 U.S. dental schools and attend presentations that will help you become successful applicants. This dynamic, interactive event is geared toward high school, community college and four-year college students, as well as others interested in dentistry.


 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  The Global Health Institute (GHI) is excited to announce a global health
related funding opportunity for students.
 The Global Health Institute
has created a travel fund (ranging from $300- $2,000/person) designed to
support degree-seeking UC San Diego students who plan to participate in
field experience programs. The funds provide critical assistance to
students, and help to increase opportunities for students to study,
undertake internships, and conduct research projects. This field
experience opportunity increases exposure to other cultures and
understanding and productively intervening in processes of health,
illness, and healing across the globe. Priority will be given to
students whose field experience travel is necessary to fulfill degree
requirements either in the US or abroad.  Applications will be reviewed
by the GHI Steering Committee.

The Student Field Experience Application (available
at 
http://go.ucsd.edu/2lbP5Uh ) is due March 15th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
ghi@ucsd.edu .

 

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

1.  The Patient Health Improvement Initiative (MHF-PHII) is run by the Multicultural Health Foundation. Volunteers help the participants in the program navigate the health and social services systems and encourage them on their journey to good health. Duties include regularly calling patients to check on their progress and lend moral support and later visiting patients in their homes.

 

People interested in serving as a Community Health Advocate on a volunteer or intern basis may contact the coordinator at volunteers@mhfwellness.org or phone 619-266-3664. The office is located in Lincoln Park.

 

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE WEBINARS

1.  Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm.  Want to learn what NDs do? Join Dr. JoAnn Yanez for a free introductory course on the foundations of naturopathic medicine, how you can become an ND, and much more!  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1934732926108432385

***All webinars are available to view online one week after the event.  You can find a link to all of AANMC’s past webinars here.

 

2.  Thursday, March 9  All Day Virtual Event!  Meet representatives, current students and alumni from 7 accredited programs in a live virtual setting and learn more about beginning your career in naturopathic medicine.  https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=dd501c91-3a1a-48c3-87c7-a6de01545e4c

3.  Becoming a licensed naturopathic physician begins with a strong education.  Accredited AANMC-member schools offer graduate-level programs in naturopathic medicine. Find a school that's right for you.  Request information:  https://aanmc.org/request/

 

MEDICAL SCHOOL ABROAD

1.  American University of the Caribbean (AUC):  An exciting event is taking place next month in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 11th. For students considering medical school, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to make connections in the field as well as learn more about our MD program.  Our Connect events are like career fairs—with a large informal setup, you'll be able to sit for a presentation or browse the room to speak with representatives from AUC's key departments. This full-service experience includes comprehensive information about our admission process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life, academic programs, affiliated teaching hospitals, and residency and postgraduate outcomes. Prospective students and their families can speak with onsite admissions advisors, faculty, and local alumni to discover if AUC is a good fit.  Website:  AUC Connect-Los Angeles, March 11th   Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/LA_Connect_2017.pdf


2. The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) has a unique focus on global health. 
The 
MSIH is the only four-year North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all years of the medical school curriculum.  The MSIH is an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University and has been affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons since inception.  In the first two years of study at the MSIH, students complete a year-long course on Clinical and Global Medicine, take global health modules and participate in weekly global health and medicine clinic days.  In year III, students complete clinical clerkships at Soroka Medical Center, as well as participate in interactive Cross Cultural Communication workshops.  Fourth-year clinical electives take place at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as other hospital locations in North America including Mt. Sinai, the University of Pennsylvania, Hofstra-LIJ and the University of Kentucky.  There is a New York based electives coordinator who supports students who seek electives at other institutions as well. Fourth-year students complete an eight-week clerkship with an underserved community at approved sites throughout the world. The 2016 U.S. residency match rate was 95%.

ADMISSIONS:  As the spring semester is well underway, some students may still be undecided about applying to medical school or they may potentially be considering a gap year.  At the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) we do accept applications through early May, so even if students are taking the MCAT in March or April, they can still apply.  The application is available on our website at msih.net,

WEBINAR:  We will be hosting an upcoming informational webinar for any students interested in learning more about the MSIH. Kindly forward this email or link to any students who may be interested.  I have included the link below to register.  Join us for a webinar on February 22nd, at 10:00 am PST webinar registration

If you would like more information about the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at 844-422-MSIH, visit our website at 
msih.net, or view the first-year medical student blog http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com.  

 

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/

 

 

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.  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

 

2.  Thurs. Feb. 23  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine Formal GBM #3, 6:00-7:00 pm @ Student Services Center Room 450.  We will have guest speaker Dr. Adrian Sanchez who holds a MD/PhD from Harvard School of Medicine. He also is a UCSD Alumni and did his research in Neurogenomics at the Salk Institute (La Jolla). He also sat on the admissions council at Harvard during his time there, so he has a good understanding of admissions as well. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear about his experience. 

 

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 Seven!  Hoping to see you at some of our terrific HMP3 events!   Yours always~ Adele