HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Five, 2.5.17

So excited about the MEDS conference on Saturday!  We still have a few openings left, and all of the workshops are so great you can’t go wrong choosing any of them!  Don’t be sorry you missed out! 




1.  THE FABULOUS MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED!  We are almost there!  The conference is next Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the beautiful Telemedicine Building at the School of Medicine.  All pre-health students are welcome!  There is also a special session of the conference just for pre-pharmacy students, held at the School of Pharmacy.

***Our hands-on workshops in the Simulation Labs give you a taste of what medical school is really like!  ***Pre-pharmacy students get to experiment in the compounding laboratory at Skaggs School of Pharmacy!                                                                                                                                           ***Come for motivation, inspiration and solid advice





Our hashtag this year is #MEDSdoit—because YOU CAN DO IT—go to medical or pharmacy school!

Move quickly—there are just a few spaces left—hope to see you there! 



***Note:  Adele will not be doing walk-in advising this week due to extreme prepping for the MEDS conference on Saturday.  See you next week! 

There are 4 ways to get advising from Health Beat! 

*By Email:  Write to 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 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.   

3.  A message from our own Health Beat advisor Jered Lish:  Hey medical students! Need MCAT prep materials? Like our Health Beat page on Facebook: Health Beat UC San Diego.  Scroll down and comment in this picture-- Giveaway.jpg --with your UCSD email for a chance to win a Free MCAT Prep Kit with books + practice tests from Next Step Test Prep (worth $350). The winner will be selected February 17th! Good luck!  Note from Adele:  I just checked and there are only 11 likes so far—your chances are great! 

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

LOCATION: Undocumented Student Services Center (5th floor of Student Services Center, suite 518)



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

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

1:00 PM            BIPN 100, CHEM 140A



10:00 AM          CHEM 140A, BIDC 100

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



10:00 AM          CHEM 6A-C, BICD 100

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



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

3:00 PM            Writing Program



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



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


5.  Mon. Feb. 6  MEDVICE. 5:00-6:00 PM in the Horizon Room in the Career Center. Want to learn about the application process for medical school from a med student himself? You can! David Lee is a second year medical student at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI.  He is a Revelle College and BS/MS program graduate and a former HMP3 member himself.  He will be sharing his experience with the medical school application process (from his days at UCSD through the interview process). All students are encouraged to attend!

6.  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 class men, and will receive the PMP graduation cord. Please apply through the following link:


7.  Our HMP3 Jamba Juice Fundraiser is on again!  JAMBA 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!  ***This is a fundraiser for our MEDS 2017 conference***


 8.  Check out an exciting opportunity for UCSD Pre-Health students (that’s you!) in the International Opportunities section below!

9.  Are you applying to medical school in this upcoming cycle?  Do you have an MSAR yet?  You definitely need a Medical School Admissions Requirements subscription to choose your schools!  HMP3 has 12 MSARs to offer for $15 (about ½ price)!  The MSARs we have are due to expire Dec. 31, 2017.  That means they will get you through the upcoming application cycle just fine!  The newest info will refresh in April, so you will have the 2017 version.  Write back to let me know if you want one.  You can pay by PayPal online or come in to see me with cash, check or credit card.



Mon. Feb. 6  MEDVICE, 5:00-6:00 PM in the Horizon Room in the Career Center. Want to learn about the application process for medical school from a med student himself? You can! David Lee is a second year medical student at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI.  He is a Revelle College and BS/MS program graduate and a former HMP3 member himself.  He will be sharing his experience with the medical school application process (from his days at UCSD through the interview process). All students are encouraged to attend!

Tues. Feb. 7  UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club Doctor’s Panel, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Career Services Center, Horizon Room.  Don't miss Insight Pre-Optometry Club's annual doctor's panel! You'll get to meet four local San Diego Optometrists: Dr. Gordon Wong, Dr. Jay Mashouf, Dr. Keith Wan, and Dr. Andrew Fasciani. Ask them about their personal experiences as optometrists and what optometry is like as a profession! We will have a Q&A session at the end of the panel session, so prepare any questions that you may have for them and bring them in!  For more information on the doctors and to RSVP, visit our FB page here:

Wed. Feb. 8  Pre-Pharmacy Society Officer Experience Fair, 6:15 - 8:30 pm in the Dolores Huerta Room (old Student Center).  Come out to our PPS Experience Fair and learn about the wide array of extra-curriculars our officers/upperclassmen are doing to help them stand out. Booths will be dedicated to gaining research experience, becoming a pharmacy technician, volunteering abroad, Kaplan’s PCAT opportunities and so much more! Food and drinks will be provided.


Wed. Feb. 8  Save a Child's Heart (SACH)—a new org at UCSD is having its first GBM!  7:30 pm in the Marshall Room, Price Center West.  Save a Child's Heart is an international organization that helps provide urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from developing and/or third-world countries.  We will have free pizza and will talk about our Valentine's Day Fundraiser.  Students who are interested in medicine and health in general come on out!


Thurs. Feb. 9  Pre-Dental Society presents:  An Evening with Malala and Dr. Sussi Yamaguchi

TopicsJoin us as we screen Malala Yousafzai's speech from last October's ADA Distinguished Speaker Series. Malala is an 18 year old Nobel Peace Prize winner who has campaigned for the right for girls to receive fair and equal education, even after an assassination attempt on her life.  Also, Dr. Sussi Yamaguchi will speak about medical issues involving dentistry including cardiovascular disease, organ transplants, and diabetes.  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

Fri. Feb. 10  MSTP—MD/PhD program, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Learn about what it takes to get into an MSTP (MD/PhD) program as well as how to get involved with research on campus. Special guest: Mary Lewinski.  Sponsored by Transfer Students for Health.  ***Approved for the CCR 

Sat. Feb. 11  MEDS CONFERENCE 2017!  8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the School of Medicine MET building and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.  Must pre-register to attend!



Sat. Feb. 11  Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society (AED) CPR/BLS Certification Class, 9 AM - 12 PM, Location TBD. If you're looking to get certified, this is the class for you! Email 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!

Sun. Feb. 12  Choosing the Right Medical Schools For You ONLINE CLASS (Sunday February 12 3:00-4:30PM)

Increase your chances of acceptance with a personalized list of medical schools to apply to that is tailored to your preferences. Join Rob Humbracht, expert admissions advisor who has helped over 300 students get in to medical school, to answer the question which med schools are a good fit for you? Most pre-meds don't even consider this question, and as a result, they apply to a bunch of schools that are poor fits, making it much less likely they will be accepted. At this class we will work on: Figuring out how many schools is the right number for you, Moving beyond just GPA and MCAT as the way to select schools, Discovering the meaningful differences among medical schools, and Finalizing your medical school list (including which schools you should apply to). Applying to the right list of schools is crucial to maximize your chances of getting in, so we hope to see you there! 

Presenter: Passport Admissions, Rob Humbracht Limited Seats * Price: $25 / First Class FREERSVP at



Mon. Feb. 13  UQ/Ochsner Presentation and Office Hours.  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!  Presentation in the Career Center Round Room from 12:00-1:00 pm—pizza will be served!  Individual appointments are available with Whitney Bennett, at Please specify you are a UCSD student, provide your name and include your preferred meeting time.  Find out how competitive you are for this exciting medical school option!  Details about the program:


Wed. Feb 15  Quarterly Conversations in Global Health – Food Insecurity – Local and Global Perspective, 3pm – 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:

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.  Consumer eugenics? Uncertain dilemmas and the population-level implications of non-invasive prenatal genetic testing.  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  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 for instructions.

Thurs. Feb. 16  AAMC 2017 Virtual Med School Fair:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Check out 48 medical schools! 

Thurs. Feb. 16  Come join HMP3 HOPE in our first ever GBM! 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  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


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: 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  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


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  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.


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! of Michigan SOM.pdf


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.







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 5 or 6 to learn how you can apply. Visit for dates and times of sessions.  Questions? Contact SHA Program Director, Erica Okamura, at


2.  WHAT IS DANCE MARATHON?  Dance marathon is a movement that fundraises for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Here at UCSD, we fundraise for Rady Children's Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. We dance for ours on end through the late hours of the night, but all to fundraise for a great cause, all #FTK (For the Kids!!!) We plan many things to happen throughout the night to keep all the dancers awake and taken care of.  Our Facebook page:

3.  Join (Emergency Medical Services) EMS at UCSD!  Some things that EMS at UCSD offers: Recent Guest Speaker: Dr. Kama Guluma, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSD *  Informative GBMs and EMS related events (Dine with a Paramedic) * American Heart Association CPR courses * -Step by Step breakdown of EMT Certification Courses * NREMT Test Prep * On- Campus UCSD EMT Certification Courses * Much More!  We recently launched a website for more information about our organization at

4.  Join ConnectMed International for a telemedicine event in collaboration with our clinical partners in Tijuana and plastic surgery residents from Mexico City. Dr Gosman and the ConnectMed team will be performing a number of craniofacial surgeries on Saturday, Feb 11th from 9-11am that will be live broadcast to the CTRI auditorium. This event will facilitate interaction between students from San Diego and Mexico City. Please join us for this special event!   FLYER: Flyer Feb 2017.pdf.  Please email to RSVP

5.  UQ Ochsner Medical School Information Session & Individual Appointments Available


***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 campus Monday, 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

Location: Career Services Center, Round Conference Room


One-on-One Appointments Offered **Find out how strong of a candidate you might be**


1:30pm – 5:00pm (Time-slots are scheduled. See below.)

Location:  Adele’s Health Beat office, room 112 in the Career Services


**To schedule a time-slot, email the UQ Ochsner representative, Whitney Bennett, at Please specify you are a UCSD student, provide your name and include your preferred meeting time.




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: WAYS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE WITHOUT SHADOWING.docx



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:  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.

3.  FULL RIDE + STIPEND FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL FROM THE AIR FORCE:  The Air Force's Health Professions Scholarship Program (AF HPSP) offers a full-ride scholarship to students attending or accepted to accredited medical schools in the U.S.,

and also provides a monthly stipend of $2200 and a one-time bonus of $20,000.  Now is the time to apply!  The scholarships are already halfway

gone for this year, so time is of the essence! Your students are welcome to

reach out Technical Sergeant Corey J. Smith by  email at or cell phone, 707-280-5178. HPSP Information Packet.pdf




1.  For future veterinarians—summer school in the UK!  Destination Vet summer school--taking place in July this year, the summer school is aimed at aspiring students who are considering a career in Veterinary Science.  Please note that we are accepting applications after the date mentioned on the website, and will continue to do so until all spaces have been filled. 

2.  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.

 3.  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:



1.  Deadlines for all:  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! Research Scholarships



1.  Tritons, does your exam practice have a purpose?  What if your GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT practice could impact both your future and the future of kids in need? Well now it can!

Kaplan has committed to providing up to 100 scholarships, valued up to $125,000, to The Boys and Girls Club of America, but we need your help!

Take either a 5-minute quiz, a 20-minute workout, or a practice test.  Each exercise you complete takes us one step closer to a donation. Donations are based on the number of practice activities you complete.  

Your Practice has a Purpose with Kaplan!


***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***

The MEDS Conference is for YOU!  MEDS stands for Medical Education for Diverse Students.  Come find out how YOU can get in to medical school or pharmacy school—from students who have walked in your shoes!  If they can do it, YOU can do it, too!  #MEDSdoit





1.  Thurs. Feb. 16  Come join HOPE in our first ever GBM! 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.  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, and email us at -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:


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  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. Visit for the online application and information about other UC postbacc programs.  Application open now!  Closes May 8


That’s it for Week Five!  Hoping to see you at the MEDS conference next Saturday, Feb. 11!  Yours always~ Adele