Final HMP3 Weekly Email for Winter Quarter, 3.11.17

Besides telling you about what’s left for this quarter, I want to give you some teasers about what to look forward to this spring.  It’s going to be so great! 

*Personal statement writing workshops and labs         *MMI workshop and practice sessions   *Health Professions School Fair                              *Panels of 4-year & shorter programs  *Official launch of the Co-Curricular Record!                        *Alumni panels of successful applicants  *First actual HMP3 GBM!                                          *More great MED Talks!                           *Test-Prep Scholarship competition                                    *Mega-Auction for test prep courses *Houman Hemmati is coming back!                          *Party for everyone who has been accepted!           

and much, much more! 

Keep your eye on the HMP3 Weekly Email and the Health Beat calendar, so you don’t miss a thing! 

 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  INTRODUCING:  our NEW Health Beat calendar, where you can quickly check to see what programs are being offered by Health Beat, HMP3 and pre-health student orgs on campus in real time!  http://career.ucsd.edu/undergrads/interest-areas/pre-med.html#Events-Calendar-

Coming soon:  your org will be able to submit your events to go on the calendar, too! 

 

 

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

***Health Beat is taking off for Spring Break—just like you!  We are still offering advising during 10th week and finals, though***

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. 

 

3.  INTRODUCING:  our NEW Health Beat calendar, where you can quickly check to see what programs are being offered by Health Beat, HMP3 and pre-health student orgs on campus in real time!  http://career.ucsd.edu/undergrads/interest-areas/pre-med.html#Events-Calendar-

Coming soon:  your org will be able to submit your events to go on the calendar, too! 

 

 

 4.  Project Success FREE TUTORING continues in WEEK 10!   Get set for finals!

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

 

Monday

11:00 AM          CHEM6A-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

3:30-5:00 PM     Math 10 series

 

Tuesday

10:00 AM          CHEM 140A, BIDC 100

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

5:00 PM            BICD110, BICD136, BIMM100

 

Wednesday

10:00 AM          Chem 6A-C, BICD 100

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

3:30-5:00 PM     Math 10 series

 

Thursday

3:00 PM            Writing Program

 

Friday

11:00 AM          Chem 6A-C, BILD 1

12:00 PM          Chem 114B; BILD 1, BICD 100, BICD 110, BIBC 100, BIMM 124,

                        BIPN 100, Reading Primary Scientific Literature

 

LOCATION: Raza Resource Centro

 

Tuesday

4:00PM             Chem 6A

 

 

CALENDAR

 

Mon. March 13  HMP3 Peer Mentor Program is having a fundraiser at Yogurt World!  We will be posting electronic flyers on our Facebook page soon and we will be flyering on library walk.  Find us there and get 10% off at Yogurt World. All proceeds go to Peer Mentor Program.  Hope to see you there!  ***Print out this flyer and bring it with you, or show it on your phone!  Share with your friends!  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/pmp yogurt world flyer.docx

 

 

Tues. March 14  Hi Future Doctors! MAPS, Minority Association of Premedical Students, will have its Fro-Yo Social/GBM #3 @ 4:30 PM @ UCSD's Yogurt World! Then, our GBM will begin at 5PM in Price Center's Red Shoe Room. This event will be a great way to meet fellow premed. students and medical students in a fun setting, and catch up on new MAPS' events with the UCSD School of Medicine. Come join MAPS' in our Fro-Yo GBM! More information is found in our website: http://mapsatucsd.weebly.com.

 

Fri. March 17  CRASSH Conference, 9:00 am-3:30 pm at the Institute of the Americas, Friend Plaza, located in Eleanor Roosevelt College.  CRASSH stands for the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.  Come to support the arts and humanities at UC San Diego, enjoy free breakfast and lunch, get some cool SWAG, see interesting and exciting exhibits and performances and hear excellent speakers.  FREE and open to the public (registration required).  Our keynote speaker is Emily Roxworthy, Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Provost of Earl Warren College.  There will be a prize drawing for attendees at the end of the conference (must be present to win).  To register as an attendee: https://ucsdcrassh2017.eventbrite.com.  To register as a presenter: http://go.ucsd.edu/2lYy7aZ.  We are looking for student presenters at all levels for the conference. Presentations may be posters, artwork, or performances. The projects do not need to be completed by the day of the conference, just complete enough to share with others and open a dialogue about your research.  Presenters will be eligible to win an iPad Air 2! The winner will be randomly chosen.  For more information, see our website: CRASSH.UCSD.EDU

***Calling all volunteers! If you're available on Friday, March 17th (10th week), we want your help in putting on a conference to celebrate research in the arts, social sciences, and humanities (a.k.a. CRASSH)!  Anyone who volunteers for a shift will receive a $5 gift card to either Starbucks or Jamba Juice. Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/CRASSHvolunteer.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sophia Tsai (stsai@ucsd.edu858-534-9014).***

 

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.

Tues. March 21  The Research Ethics Program would like to invite you to the fifth Research Integrity Series, 4:30 pm in the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET)building room 145 (Learning Center) at the School of Medicine, featuring guest speaker Mark Rothstein, J.D.  He will discuss Direct-to-Participant (DTP) research as a novel strategy using the internet to recruit, consent, and enroll individuals. This technique is especially valuable for research on rare disorders. It can be more expeditious, generate more representative and diverse samples, be more participatory and democratic, and lead to discoveries of greater relevance for heterogeneous populations. The main impediments stem from legal, ethical, and cultural concerns about possible exploitation by foreign researchers. This talk will address whether it is possible to use DTP research in a legal and ethical manner around the world.   Please follow this link to RSVP for the lecture: Research Integrity Series- March 21 RSVP.

 

 

Sat. April 8  AMSA’s 8th Annual Health Fair is a free event that is open to the public.  Its purpose is to educate low-income families in San Diego about health-related issues and practices while providing free, non-invasive medical services. See the ANNOUNCEMENTS section below for details on how you can help. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  Confused about your career choices? HDP98 Career Development is being offered in Spring. Use it to help figure your future out!  One of the teachers is a Health Beat advisor!  http://hdp.ucsd.edu/Courses/hdp-98/index.html

 

2.  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 .

 

3.  The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers summer courses for all students.  If you need to take General Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry for Pre-Health during the summer, you are eligible to enroll in these courses. http://www.scrippscollege.edu/postbac/summer-courses

The only prerequisite is that students enrolling in Physics must have completed a college level calculus course, or the equivalent.  Students may apply by filling out the following application:  http://scrippscollege.formstack.com/forms/scripps_post_bac_summer_session_application_copy

 

4.  Sat. April 8  AMSA’s 8th Annual Health Fair is a free event that is open to the public.  Its purpose is to educate low-income families in San Diego about health-related issues and practices while providing free, non-invasive medical services. It features an array of health organizations, fun activities, food and entertainment for the public of all ages to enjoy. This year we will be working with the Montgomery-Waller Park in South San Diego to create an even bigger and better event, and we hope that you will join us to make it a possibility. If you or anyone you know would love to attend the Health Fair in the Coronado area, please come join us on the day of this immensely beneficial event!"

If you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email (ainiguez@ucsd.edu) or contact the event coordinator Doan Nguyen (dkn014@ucsd.edu).

 

A POSTBAC DEADLINE THAT HAS NOT PASSED YET!

1.  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:  As the oldest and largest program of its kind, the Columbia University Postbac Premed Program is highly regarded for its rigorous approach to medical school preparation. Whether students are seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or the allied health fields, our resource-rich New York City campus, dedicated academic advisors, network of clinical and research opportunities, and internationally-recognized faculty will help them realize their future in medicine.  DEADLINE:  APRIL 1  http://gs.columbia.edu/postbac/realize/inspire?source=PAAE

 

EXCELLENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

1.  San Diego Knee Clinic seeking prospective pre-med interns to shadow our doctor(s).

An Orthopedic surgeon G. Charles Roland, MD from the San Diego Knee Clinic is looking for 2-3 interns starting Spring 2017 quarter. The San Diego Knee Clinic meets patients with spine, shoulder, knee, foot, ankle, etc injuries. The clinic also conducts research in the stem cell tech for orthopedic surgery, work related injuries, Kitogenic dieting for orthopedic trauma patients, among other research topics. 

We encourage pre-med Spanish bi-lingual junior and senior students to apply. The position is open for 6 months plus commitment, and may lead to a part time job offer in the summer and Fall 2017. Students will have an opportunity to shadow an orthopedic surgeon, learn about patient cases, performs basic admin work. Students may also participate in the stem cell tech research that may lead to scientific article co-authorship opportunity.  

A recommendation letter or a job offer will be provided to our student interns.  To learn more about San Diego Knee Clinic please visit: https://www.thesandiegokneeclinic.com/professional-background.  To inquire about the internship opportunity please call Mariya at858-449-0957.

 

TRAINING FOR A DIFFERENT HEALTH PROFESSION

1.  Master of Surgical Assisting

Offered at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the Master of Surgical Assisting is completed in just 22-months.  This master's program includes clinical-based training and certifications in daVinci Robotics and OR Surgical Management.  The program has had a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam for the past 18 years! And students have job offers prior to graduation.

The MSA Class of 2018 will be hosting student led webinars to discuss the Surgical Assisting Program and application process on Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 AM. Visit our website www.evms.edu/msa to register and participate.



FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

 

1.  Are you a future surgeon?  Then read on to visualize the future of surgery! 

Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room. The creation of dramatic, data-driven computer models of Smarr's abdomen and affected organs allowed Ramamoorthy to essentially conduct the operation in advance—before ever drawing a drop of blood. Read More »

 

2.  One of the best ways to prepare for the MCAT is to take as many full-length practice tests as possible!  But it can be very difficult to get good practice tests for the new MCAT.  The AAMC only offers two, and only one of them is scored!  Luckily, Altius Test Prep has 10 carefully researched and constructed full-length exams for you, and they are offering them at HALF-PRICE for the month of March! 

 

To access these savings, visit http://altiustestprep.com/tests and use one of the CODES listed below at checkout.

***Altius MARCH MADNESS MCAT Practice Test Event***

1 Full-Length Exam: $40  only $20 Use code MARCHMADNESS1

5 Full-Length Exams: $175  only $87.50 Use code MARCHMADNESS5

10 Full-Length Exams: $300  only $150 Use code MARCHMADNESS10

 

2.  Preparing for the MCAT this summer?

If you think 10-weeks of intense 1-on-1 private tutoring, 24/7 access to your own high-scoring MCAT Mentor, and over 600 hours of immersive MCAT study in a supportive small-group environment sounds like a better way to study for the, then the Altius Summer Full-Immersion Program could be the perfect fit.  Nearly 70% less than the cost of other summer intensives. 

 

1-on-1 Tutoring Sessions

24/7 Mentoring

Program Duration

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Altius Summer Program

22

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10 weeks

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Visit http://altiustestprep.com/summer for more details.

 

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

1.  Are you eager to learn more about applying to dental school? Don’t miss the FREE 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, next Saturday, March 18! 

Connect with experts from several local dental schools and representatives from institutions across the U.S. who are excited to speak with you about preparing for your future career in the dental professions.

Join us on March 18 to:

Register for free today!

2.  The Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) will transition to the 3.X application platform for the 2018 application cycle. The ADEA AADSAS application opens on June 1.  REGISTRATION and complete instructions are NOW AVAILABLE on ADEA GoDental.  

The new application features an enhanced user experience and interface, improved application flow, updated coursework entry functionality, interactive messaging, and dental school customization options. ADEA AADSAS applicants will benefit from this new, streamlined process, and will have access to each school’s listings and requirements, individually customized through the platform.

 

Important Changes for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle:

         Applicants can match their courses to fulfill prerequisite course requirements for a particular school before submitting their application to a dental school.

         Applicants can request transcripts from World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) directly within the application, eliminating sending documents by mail.

         June 1: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants, by noon. 

         June 15: ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair*, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Dental school admissions officers available to speak with students.)

*Registration is now open at http://www.adea.org/gdvf17/

 

FOR FUTURE PHARMACISTS

1.  The 2017-2018 UCSF Interprofessional Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program application is open!

UCSF School of Pharmacy’s post-baccalaureate program is designed for individuals who have completed the required undergraduate coursework, but feel they need a stronger academic foundation in order to make themselves more competitive as applicants to pharmacy school. We are especially interested in individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underserved communities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the profession.

The School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Program is modeled after the long-running, successful post-baccalaureate programs implemented by the UCSF Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. These respective programs are built on a foundation of advanced science coursework, collaborative study and personalized support in preparing for the professional school application process.

The School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Program aims to make individuals more competitive through a similarly comprehensive and structured program. Through a combination of upper-division academic coursework, personalized support in application preparation, and constructive seminars, individuals will be able to strengthen their applications to pharmacy school. The program begins in August 2017 and is 10 months in duration, preparing individuals to apply for the 2018 application cycle.

Application to the program are due no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017. More information about the program can be found at https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/admissions/postbacc.

 

FOR FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS

1.  The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University invites you to attend our annual Spring Admissions Open House, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

We welcome all interest levels seeking to learn more about the profession of optometry!  Speakers and a student Q&A Panel will provide a better understanding of what SCCO’s program has to offer. Take a campus tour and meet with students. We look forward to hosting you on our beautiful campus!

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

1.  ISL:  International Service Learning has exciting programs coming up.  Check them out here: http://www.islonline.org/medical-programs/global-health/

 

2.  Global Impact Corps Immersive Healthcare Delivery Experience in Ghana, Honduras, and India

Review complete details and application instructions.

Participate in a hands-on, immersive, and unique global health experience for weeks or months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. Students and professionals support and assist local doctors as the local doctors provide care in villages, slums, and refugee camps to those who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. During the past decade, Unite For Sight has worked with our local partners to provide care to 2.3 million patients, including more than 97,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight's program offers extensive learning opportunities for those interested in any aspect of public health, medicine, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Participants support and learn from the talented local doctors who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues.

Where are they now?  Global Impact Corps alumni Abraar KaranJamen GarciaEllie Dupler, and Aruna Nathan and Sharanya Pulapura describe the impact of their Global Impact Corps experience.



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.  EXCELLENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY—THEY ESPECIALLY WANT BILINGUAL (SPANISH-SPEAKING) STUDENTS TO APPLY! 

San Diego Knee Clinic seeking prospective pre-med interns to shadow our doctor(s).  An Orthopedic surgeon G. Charles Roland, MD from the San Diego Knee Clinic is looking for 2-3 interns starting from Spring 2017 quarter. The San Diego Knee Clinic meets patients with spine, shoulder, knee, foot, ankle, etc injuries. The clinic also conducts research in the stem cell tech for orthopedic surgery, work related injuries, Kitogenic dieting for orthopedic trauma patients, among other research topics. 

We encourage pre-med Spanish bi-lingual junior and senior students to apply. The position is open for 6 months plus commitment, and may lead to a part time job offer in the summer and Fall 2017. Students will have an opportunity to shadow an orthopedic surgeon, learn about patient cases, performs basic admin work. Students may also participate in the stem cell tech research that may lead to scientific article co-authorship opportunity.  

A recommendation letter or a job offer will be provided to our student interns.  To learn more about San Diego Knee Clinic please visit: https://www.thesandiegokneeclinic.com/professional-background.  To inquire about the internship opportunity please call Mariya at 858-449-0957.

 

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 http://mapsatucsd.weebly.com, and email us at mapsucsd@gmail.com. -MAPS Pres. Alex Maloof

 

3.  Victor Contreras, one of our great UCSD alumni, was accepted to NINE medical schools, and is currently attending Stanford University!  He wants to help and advise YOU in any way he can.  He said he would especially like to help out students coming from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds, like him.  Go ahead and email him and get started! v2contre@outlook.com

 

4.  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

 

5.  INTERESTED IN PHARMACY?  The 2017-2018 UC San Francisco Interprofessional Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program application is open!  They are especially interested in individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underserved communities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the profession.

UCSF School of Pharmacy’s post-baccalaureate program is designed for individuals who have completed the required undergraduate coursework, but feel they need a stronger academic foundation in order to make themselves more competitive as applicants to pharmacy school.

The School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Program is modeled after the long-running, successful post-baccalaureate programs implemented by the UCSF Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. These respective programs are built on a foundation of advanced science coursework, collaborative study and personalized support in preparing for the professional school application process.

The School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Program aims to make individuals more competitive through a similarly comprehensive and structured program. Through a combination of upper-division academic coursework, personalized support in application preparation, and constructive seminars, individuals will be able to strengthen their applications to pharmacy school. The program begins in August 2017 and is 10 months in duration, preparing individuals to apply for the 2018 application cycle.

Application to the program are due no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017More information about the program can be found at https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/admissions/postbacc.

 

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 Winter Quarter!  Good luck on finals—come get last-minute help from Project Success if you need it!  Then have a FABULOUS Spring Break, and we’ll see you in the spring!  Yours always~ Adele