HMP3 Weekly Email for Week Nine, 3.4.17

Next week is the last HMP3 Weekly Email for Winter Quarter—how quickly it has gone!  Announcements for the first weekly email of Spring Quarter need to reach me by noon on Friday, March 31.

***HAVE YOU BEEN A MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR A SURGICAL TECH?  HMP3 SEARCH is looking for speakers with this experience for our Certification Panel on Wed. March 8 at 4:00 pm in the Price Center Red Shoe Room.  Contact Lia Signaevskaia to volunteer, at lsignaev@ucsd.edu.  Thanks! 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

1.  UCSD MEDICAL STUDENTS ARE OFFERING DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS on Monday, March 6 from 1-3pm in MET rooms 212-215.  (The MET is the Telemedicine Building on the medical school campus.)

Potential topics include assessing your readiness to apply to medical school.  Also ideas and planning for what to do after graduation for students who are taking time in between undergrad and med school, although all questions are welcome. 

Note from Adele:  These medical students are so friendly and helpful!  Bring them your questions and concerns—they are wonderful, and they sincerely want to help you! 

*Please RSVP at this link if possible, but everyone is welcome.
https://goo.gl/forms/PeX9ER5iIptUNlWW2

 

 

2.  HMP3 SEARCH Certification Career Panel!  Wednesday, March 8 at 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.

 

3.  MED Talks: Dessert Social, Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00-6:30 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Have you heard of TED Talks? Well HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks! Join us for a round-table discussion on mental health at our MED Talks Dessert Social. Are you struggling to manage your stress? Do you find yourself feeling burned out or overwhelmed by the competitiveness of your peers? Come listen to what professionals from the Counseling and Psychological Services Department have to say when it comes to building healthy relationships, reducing depression/anxiety, preventing burnout, and managing stress on your journey to medical school. There will be gourmet cake pops, brownies, chocolate dipped fruit, and plenty more delicious treats!

 

4.  HMP3/HOPE presents:  How to Use Your Disadvantage to Your Advantage—Q&A panel, Friday, March 10 at 6:30-8:00 pm in the Governance Chambers (4th floor of the Price Center, by the AS Office).  HOPE is hosting a medical student panel on how your background as an underrepresented minority in medicine can be turned to your advantage during the application process! Our Q&A session will also focus on lifestyle as a medical student, what medical school is really like and the steps to get there. See you there!

5.  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! 

 

 

6.  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.   

7.  Project Success FREE TUTORING continues in WEEK 9!   Get ready 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 6  UCSD medical students are offering drop-in advising hours!  1:00-3:00 pm in MET rooms 212-215.  (The MET is the Telemedicine Building on the medical school campus.)  Potential topics include assessing your readiness to apply to medical school.  Also ideas and planning for what to do after graduation for students who are taking time in between undergrad and med school, although all questions are welcome. 

Note from Adele:  These medical students are so friendly and helpful!  Bring them your questions and concerns—they are wonderful, and they sincerely want to help you! 

*Please RSVP at this link if possible, but everyone is welcome.
https://goo.gl/forms/PeX9ER5iIptUNlWW2

 

Mon. March 6  Pre-Pharmacy Society GBM:  Transplant Pharmacy GBM, 6:15pm - 8:30pm

At PSB 1186 (Skaggs).  *Meet at the concrete spheres in front of Center Hall at 6pm!  Want to learn about a pharmacy specialty other than your typical retail setting at CVS? Then come to our 2nd "Pharmacist Spotlight" GBM where we have Dr. Shirley Tsunoda, a clinical professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, speak about her experience and research in transplant pharmacy and drug metabolism. As a faculty member at Skaggs, she will also be able to answer any questions you may have about its PharmD program.  Free food and drinks will be provided. Contact n8vo@ucsd.edu for any questions!

 

 

Mon. Mar. 6  UCSD Insight Pre-Optometry Club GBM #3: Admitted Student Panel, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Career Services Center, Horizon Room.  Some of this year's students who have been admitted to optometry school will be talking about their experiences applying to optometry school. Come and learn their secrets and get any of your questions answered! Their stats, extracurriculars, etc. will also be shared during the panel! If you are unsure about optometry, or if you are already set, and would like to learn what it takes to be a competitive applicant and get into optometry school, this is a great opportunity for you!
RSVP on FB here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/712655178902366/


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.

 

Wed. March 8  MED Talks: Dessert Social, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  Have you heard of TED Talks? Well HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks! Join us for a round-table discussion on mental health at our MED Talks Dessert Social. Are you struggling to manage your stress? Do you find yourself feeling burned out or overwhelmed by the competitiveness of your peers? Come listen to what professionals from the Counseling and Psychological Services Department have to say when it comes to building healthy relationships, reducing depression/anxiety, preventing burnout, and managing stress on your journey to medical school. There will be gourmet cake pops, brownies, chocolate dipped fruit, and plenty more delicious treats!

 

Thurs. March 9  Pre-Dental Society presents:  Speaker & General Body Meeting, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

 

Fri. March 10  HMP3/HOPE presents:  How to Use Your Disadvantage to Your Advantage—Q&A panel, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Governance Chambers (4th floor of the Price Center, by the AS Office).  HOPE is hosting a medical student panel on how your background as an underrepresented minority in medicine can be turned to your advantage during the application process! Our Q&A session will also focus on lifestyle as a medical student, what medical school is really like and the steps to get there. See you there!

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

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!"

 

 

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

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.  Women Organization for Research Mentoring (WORM) in STEM:  Open House, 1:00-4:00 pm on March 6 in the UCSD Women’s Center.  Are you a female in STEM looking for a mentor who is matched to your needs and personal background?  Then come to this Meet and Greet Event.  Feel free to drop by for as long as you like.  Please contact Eva-Marie Collins (emscollins@ucsd.edu) or Danielle Hagstrom (dhagstrom@ucsd.edu) with any questions.  Flyer: http://media.biology.ucsd.edu/tmpdocs/WORM.pdf

 

2. THINK BIG! Dream & Vision Workshop, Tues. March 7 from 2:30-3:45 pm.  Sponsored by CASP, this workshop is being taught to help you realize your hopes and dreams!  Copy this link into your browser for details about the workshop, including location and how to RSVP:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Think Big Dream and Vision Workshop - S. Wong - WI17.pdf   

 

 

3.  Killer Personal Statements ONLINE CLASS (Wed March 8,  6:00-7:30PM PST)  Don't know what to say in your personal statement? Don't panic. We'll teach you everything you need to know!  Start your personal statement for medical school with Passport’s expert guidance. Come to this session, led by Passport Admissions Founder Rob Humbracht, to learn the wisdom gleaned from years of reading personal statements (both good and terrible) for medical school. Specifically, we will cover: how to convey “why medicine” without being cliche, how to figure out what makes you unique and what stories you should tell in your essay, excellent (and terrible) ways to start your essay, and effective structure for your essay.

Presenter: Passport Admissions, Rob Humbracht * Limited Seats * Price: $25 / First Class FREERSVP at http://ow.ly/jY8B305uDnV

4.  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 .

 

5.  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

 

6.  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).

 

GREAT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Volunteer opportunity with the UCSD School of Medicine Student-Run Free Clinic!

 

Floor Manager Position:

 

* 1 year commitment *  Open and close clinic (4:15 - 10 PM), check in patients, retrieving, creating and filing records, assisting medical students and doctors with documentation, scheduling appointments, general maintenance and organization of clinic, liaison with other Free Clinic physicians, staff, and volunteers.  * If interested, please forward a resume and answers to the two questions below, to: blien@ucsd.edu with “Floor Manager” in the subject line.

 

#1. What about the Floor Manager position is appealing to you?

 

#2. What makes you uniquely qualified to serve as a Floor Manager?"

 

 

2.  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.

 

FASCINATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Position: TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Coordinator

Description: As a TMS Coordinator you will be trained and certified in administering TMS to patients. You will work directly alongside a trained neuropsychiatrist to treat patients with depression, Alzheimer's Disease and patients with past concussions. The position is paid and part time (15-25 hours). You must be able to work within our office's business hours of Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm. 

About the company: Our company is called Kaizen Brain Center and we are a "start-up" style medical clinic located near the UCSD campus. Our goal is to create a comprehensive medical clinic for patients with cognitive deficits due to concussion or dementia. This clinic is the first of its kind in the San Diego area, as we have neuropsychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists all in one location. To learn more, please visit our website kaizenbraincenter.com

Please contact jaimie@kaizenbraincenter.com to submit your resume and briefly describe your interest in the position.

2.  The McDonald lab at UCSF has openings for full-time post-graduate researchers in the field of vascular biology. Copy the link below into your browser if you are interested in working in a lab for 2 years before starting either medical, graduate school or both. The ideal candidate would have recently acquired a bachelor’s degree by the time they start the job in May or June of 2017. http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PGR_recruit_letter_020817jf.pdf

If you have any questions, please address them to Julio Flores, Post-graduate Researcher, McDonald lab at UCSF.  Julio.Flores@ucsf.edu

 

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.  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

Program Cost

Altius Summer Program

22

Yes

10 weeks

$3,199

+$600 Housing

$3,799

 

IDEAL FOR:

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

3.  A list of combined MD/JD programs around the country:  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/577e84c8d2b857a48a61a6ef/t/577e867e8c603596353abacb/1383574293783/2013+NAPLA_SAPLA+Book+of+Law+School+Lists.pdf.

***Keep in mind that this list identifies the law school, not necessarily the medical school that awards the MD. For example, University of Houston Law Center is included, but UH does not have a medical school. That MD-JD is a partnership with Baylor College of Medicine. 

 

 

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 PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

1.  Interested in serving as a physical therapist in the military?  For the Navy:  students first need to graduate from a CAPTE-accredited DPT education program before they would be eligible to practice as a physical therapist in the Navy. Physical therapists seeking position in the Navy are required to attend the Officer Development School (ODS).  Information on PT careers in the Navy is available at https://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/clinical-care/physical-therapy.html#ft-training-&-advancement

For the Army:  there is a DPT training program associated with the US Army--US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX  78234-6100.  usarmy.jbsa.medcom-ameddcs.mbx.army-baylor-dpt-program@mail.mil.  Baylor Website: http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/.  PTCAS Directory Page: http://www.ptcas.org/ptcas/public/Listing.aspx?seqn=2782&navid=10737426784

 

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!

 

GAP YEAR IDEAS

1.  MA in Medical Sciences:  The nine-month program at Loyola University Chicago can prepare students for successful entry into medical school.  Loyola's MA in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program is ideal for students with a good overall medical school application package who want to strengthen their academic credentials. 95% of our graduates matriculate to medical school within three years of graduating from our program. Our program offers students:

To request information about our program, click here.

 

2.  The University of Vermont offers 3 programs with 1 goal—gaining the edge!

Summer Medical School Prep program:  if you are looking for an intensive summer program to help you assess, focus, and refine your pre-med knowledge and experience, and build confidence for the MCAT and for success as a medical school applicant and student.

Master of Medical Science Degree:  if your goal is to earn a graduate degree that helps you become a stronger applicant to medical school or other health professional school, through our College of Medicine’s core biomedical sciences curriculum.

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program:  if you have discovered your passion to attend medical school and you seek a customized curriculum in the sciences, access to research opportunities, patient care, and a close-knit supportive learning environment.

http://go.uvm.edu/mededge

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

1.  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.

 

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



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.  HMP3/HOPE presents:  How to Use Your Disadvantage to Your Advantage—Q&A panel, Friday, March 10 at 6:30-8:00 pm in the Governance Chambers (4th floor of the Price Center, by the AS Office).  HOPE is hosting a medical student panel on how your background as an underrepresented minority in medicine can be turned to your advantage during the application process! Our Q&A session will also focus on lifestyle as a medical student, what medical school is really like and the steps to get there. See you there!

 

2.  Hi Future Doctors! MAPS, Minority Association of Premedical Students, will have its Fro-YoSocial/GBM #3 on Tuesday, March 14 @ 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.

***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, 2017. More 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 Week Nine!  Only 2 weeks until finals—come get help from Project Success while there is still time!  Hang on—you’re almost there!  Yours always~ Adele