HMP3 WEEKLY EMAIL FOR WEEK THREE  4.17.17

 

THIS WEEK IS HEALTH PROFESSIONS WEEK!  ALL of our events during Health Professions Week will be CCR Approved!  See the CALENDAR section below for a complete list, including: Kaplan: Personal Essays * Gap Year Panel * HMP3 Mock MMI: Prepare * Health Professions Panel I (4 year programs) * Health Professional School Fair * Women in STEM * Mock MMI: Practice * Health Professions Panel II (2-3 year programs) and MORE! 

***How to prove you were at an event for your CCR, if there isn’t a “swipe” available for your Student ID?  Take a “selfie” with the speaker or a slide from the presentation in the background!  This also goes for approved student org events that are outside of Health Beat or HMP3! 

 

HMP3 & HEALTH BEAT HIGHLIGHTS:

1.   HEALTH PROFESSIONS WEEK IS ALL WEEK THIS WEEK!  Come to the fair on Wednesday and other great, CCR-approved workshops all the rest of the week!  Check the CALENDAR section of this email for a list and description of all events.

2.   The deadline for the HMP3 Review Course Scholarship application is TODAY AT 4:30 PM!  Guess how many applications I had received by the end of last week?  ONE!!!  How do you like your odds of winning one? 

Kaplan and the Princeton Review offer 50% scholarships for their test prep courses to HMP3 members.  Courses include:  MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT & GRE.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 17 at 4:30 pm.  Awards will be based primarily on need, hardship, first generation status, with some consideration given to GPA.  Good luck! Turn in your application to the front desk of the Career Center.

***There are 5 Kaplan and 4 Princeton Review scholarships to be awarded on April 24th***

APPLICATION:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/REVIEW.COURSE.SCHOLARSHIP.application.Spring.2017.doc

3.  The HMP3 MEGA-AUCTION will open for bidding on April 17—offering chances to bid on 4 MCAT test prep courses:  2 Kaplan & 2 Princeton Review.  This is a SILENT AUCTION and bidding will take place by email—one bid per course (for a maximum of 4 bids).  Bidding will start at $1,500 per course.  Just write back to me at asavage@ucsd.edu with your bids.  Note from Adele:  This is HMP3’s main fundraiser of the year, and helps to support all of the amazing programs we provide for you throughout the school year.  If you’re planning to buy a course anyway, why not support HMP3 by getting your course through us and save yourself hundreds of dollars at the same time?  It would mean a lot to us!   

4.  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! Soon this is the way that all health-related events at UCSD will be publicized!  The HMP3 Weekly Email will still exist—but only with highlights of programs and certain announcements/events not listed on the Health Beat calendar. 

 

 

5.  We have officially launched the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)!  For the first time ever you can now become Pre-Health Certified and have it validated on your co-curricular transcript, which accompanies your academic transcript. To begin the process please complete these 3 simple steps:

 

Step 1: Enroll in myccr.ucsd.edu + select CCR + select Program Tracking + click Enroll

Step 2: Click on Portfolium link + log in with UCSD email + click bell in top right corner once + read each entry for instructions on what to do for the assignments

Step 3: Download Pre-Health Certified Packet and forms from healthbeat.ucsd.edu

Also, be on the lookout for this icon for pre-health/career development workshops that will be approved for the 10 required workshops:

 



 

Don’t fret, there are many workshops to choose from for this first cycle of validations if you are a graduating senior or a junior who applying in this cycle. It’s totally doable to complete the workshop requirement by the time you graduate.

 

Check out these links for a list of workshops:

 

Career Development:  http://career.ucsd.edu/events.html  Click on “Career Exploration and Development”.  Most, if not all, of these events will qualify.  Notice that Health Beat events are there, too—those only count towards “pre-health”.  You can also get CCR credit if you attend a resume workshop and get your resume critiqued—you will need one for your letter of recommendation writers.  You can also take the Strong Interest Inventory and get credit for that.  There are networking workshops and interviewing workshops, “dress for success”, etc.  These are all possibilities! 

 

Pre-Health:  http://healthbeat.ucsd.edu Click on “Events Calendar”

 

Health Beat advisors will verify your CCR during 9th week during an individual appointment with you.  ***Only students who are applying this year and those who are graduating in June will be verified during this cycle*** 

Email healthbeat@ucsd.edu if you have any additional questions about the program.

 

 

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

There are no appointments for Week Two because Health Beat is offering GROUP ADVISING for this years’ applicants during the first two weeks!  There are plenty of drop-ins, though!  Here is the full advising schedule for this quarter:

***Check the advising calendar for specific dates/times***
http://career.ucsd.edu/undergrads/interest-areas/pre-med.html

Weeks 3-8: Drop-ins for all students AND appointments for Juniors & Seniors

Week 9: Pre-Health Certified/Co-Curricular Record approvals ONLY (by appointment)—NO ADVISING

Week 10: Drop-ins for all students AND appointments for Juniors & Seniors

Week 11: NO ADVISING during Finals Week

There are actually 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. 

 

CALENDAR

WEEK THREE

Mon. April 17   Kaplan Presents: Writing a Compelling Personal Statement for the Health Professions   3-4pm in the Career Center Horizon Room  ***Will be live-streamed!

Mon. April 17   Ross University Medical School presentation, 4:30 pm in the Student Center B Large Conference Room (2nd floor)—corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane.  Did you know that 99% (638 out of 644) 2014-2015 Ross graduates who passed their USMLE exams on the first attempt attained a residency by April 2016?  This is a viable way to get to become an M.D. in the United States!  Come for snacks and to hear more about it! .Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/ROSS U 4.17.17.pdf

 

Mon. April 17   Take a GAP Year Panel, 5:30pm – 7:00pm in the Career Center Horizon Room (map).  Thinking about a gap year before medical/health professional school? Learn from UC San Diego alumni, including a Resident Physician! Panel Details: Gap Year Organizations share information about their specific organization Moderator: Alumni Speakers: Kristian Castro (AmeriCorps), Brittan Trozzi (JET Programme), Brian Midkiff (Peace Corps), Arthi Balu (Teach for America). 

 

Mon. April 17   UCSD's Pre-Physician Assistant Student Organization (PPASO) presents the 6th annual Dine with a Physician Assistant!  Doors open at 6:30 pm at PC Ballroom East.  This banquet brings together PAs from all over San Diego with students aspiring to become PAs. Our goal is that this event will provide insight and inspiration for the profession. Students and PAs will have the opportunity to talk while sharing a dinner together. This event will also feature a PA-C speaker (Judd Laraway, PA-C) and raffle prizes!  ATTIRE: Business Casual  TICKETS: are available at the door for $22 + $3 box office fee

Mon. April 17   Mock MMI (Multi-Mini Interview) PART I: PREPARE,  Important!  Time change:  6:00-8:00 pm in the Price Center Forum (4th floor).  Featuring the terrific Dr. Andre Pinesett (voted the favorite speaker and workshop of the 2017 MEDS conference!)—sponsored by HMP3. 

Mon. April 17   UQ Ochsner Medical School is having a Los Angeles Information Session: Meet the Residents.  UQ Ochsner Medical School Graduates who begin Residency this summer will speak about their experiences in medical school and answer questions.  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the University of Southern California Davidson Conference Center, The Vineyard Room, 3409 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90007.  RSVP: https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/13239.  ***2 years in Australia + 2 years in New Orleans = M.D. in the U.S.A.!  Did you know that UCSD is their top feeder school?

 

Tues. April 18   Health Professional Panel I: Optometry, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, sponsored by Health Beat!  5:30-7pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  FEATURING 4-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS.  Flyer: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Panel I.jpg  ***Light refreshments will be served!  SPACE IS LIMITED:  please RSVP on Port Triton so we have an idea of how many students will be coming. 

 

Wed. April 19   Health Professional School Fair, sponsored by Health Beat!  11am-2pm in the Price Center West Ballroom.  See all the schools that are coming, listed BY FIELD:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/2017 Health Fair participants by field.pdf (copy this link into your browser)

 

*See and interact with the fully articulated training mannequin on display at the Army exhibit!

 

*PRIZE!  Stop by the Alumni Advisor Network table at the Health Professional School Fair and sign up for an account for your chance to win either an MCAT or GRE test set!

 

Wed. April 19   Spring Quarterly Conversations in Global Health- Climate Change & Health – Local & Global Perspective3:00 pm in the Great Hall, hosted by the Global Health Program, Students for Global Health. Global Health Institute, Office of Sustainability and the Global Forum.  An interdisciplinary panel will discuss the topic of Climate Change & Health. Opening reception begins at 3pm where students can meet with community organizations doing work in the field to find out how to get involved. Panelist include Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo of Anthropology/SIO, Dr. Gordon McCord of GPS and Dr. Ramanathan of SIO.  For more details and to RSVP visit: https://globalhealthucsd.com/upcoming-events/quarterly-conversations-in-global-health/

 

Wed. April 19   Mock MMI (Multi-Mini Interview) PART 11: PRACTICE3:00-4:30pm (after the Health Professional School Fair) in the Price Center East Ballroom East, hosted by Health Beat.  First-come, first-served. We'll provide instructions, sample questions, and feedback prompts.  This is a full-on practice session! 

Wed. April 19   Biomedical Ethics Seminar:  David Shaw, MD, will discuss the medical, social, and ethical effects of the methamphetamine epidemic in the US.  4:30 - 6 pm in the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF) 175 at UCSD School of Medicine.  Light refreshments served.  Open to the UCSD community and interested others.

Wed. April 19   Pre-Pharmacy Society:  Organ Donation GBM, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Meet @ 6pm at spheres in front of Center Hall and we can take you over!) to PSB 1170 (Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences). Want to learn about organ donation and see what medications are used during transplantation? Then come to our next GBM where pharmacy students from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences come and speak about organ donation and how you can become a donor! We will also have a previous organ donor or recipient who can share their experiences.

 

 

Thurs. April 20   Health Professional Panel II: Public Health, Nursing, Physician's Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, sponsored by Health Beat! 5:30-7pm in the Career Center Horizon Room.  FEATURING 2-3 YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS. Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Panel II.jpg  ***Light refreshments will be served!  SPACE IS LIMITED:  please RSVP on Port Triton so we have an idea of how many students will be coming. 

 

Thurs. April 20   The San Diego PA Society will be hosting a workshop for students looking to apply to PA school this upcoming application period, 7:00-9:00 pm at Sharp Grossmont Hospital  FREE!  Contact Kenneth VanDerBeck PA-C for exact location and to answer any other questions:  Kenneth.vanderbeck@sharp.com  The workshop is intended to help those students who will be applying to PA schools.   Topics to be discussed include:

* Navigating CASPA * School choices * Personal Statements * Letters of recommendation * How to be the strongest candidate possible

 

Thu. April 20  MEDLIFE GBM #2, 8 – 9pm in Eleanor Roosevelt College Room: Come to our GBM to learn about our events for spring quarter, featuring a mystery guest speaker!

 

Sat. April 22   PUSH’s 4th Annual Health Summit8:00am-3:30pm in Center Hall,  PUSH's health summit is a pre-health conference aimed to empower minority pre-health students during a day-long program consisting of a variety of health professionals speaking, networking, and leading interactive workshops. There will be a chance for direct interaction with medical students, a veterinary student, military doctor, dentist, and neurologist throughout the day.  For more info: Register on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318246701589726/.  FLYER WITH CONFERENCE DETAILS:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/PUSH conference.2017.docx.  


Sat. April 22  HMP3 SERVICE presents:  An EARTH DAY PROJECT!  San Diego Audubon Society for Conservation,  9AM-12PM.  Check-in location at the boat dock at South Shores in Mission Bay Park.

We will be attending the 15th Annual Creek to Bay event, where we help clean the environment. Get ready to spend your Earth day in the sun with some snacks! Sign-ups will be opened soon.  Flyer:  http://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/media/com_eventbooking/images/c2b17%20eng%20digital%20flyer.jpg

 

Sat. April 22  Exploring Careers in Life Science Industries, 10am-3pm in Bonner hall.  To Register: http://tinyurl.com/ucsdbioindustry2017  Did you know increasing number of physicians are breaking into Biotechnology?  Early exposure to this field can contribute your long term success as a healthcare professional and is an excellent option for gap year employment. Learn about the field from UC San Diego Biological Sciences' alumni, who will highlight various biotech career paths for students who have a strong foundation in life sciences, especially biological sciences. Learn how to become a competitive job applicant once you graduate from UC San Diego! After the breakout sessions, attendees will enjoy an interactive networking lunch with professionals and find out what it takes to succeed in a biotech company.  Flyer:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Exploring Careers in Life Science Industries.pdf.   THIS EVENT WILL COUNT AS A CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR THE CCR 

 

 

Sun. April 23  Medical School Application Bootcamp ONLINE CLASS (3:00-4:30PM)  It's crucial to fill out your medical school application the right way. Get an overview of the application and the sections that most students struggle with. If you're applying to medical school this June, attend this event to: Avoid common mistakes in completing the application, Know what to say in your most meaningful essays and how to distinguish these essays from your personal statement, Learn the most effective way to describe the activities you need to list to get in, Read samples from previous students (both good and bad) to understand how to tackle each portion of the application.

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

 

 

 

WEEK FOUR

 

Tues. April 25   Personal Statement Part I: Telling Your Story, 5:15pm – 7:00pm in the Career Center Horizon Room (map).  Learn more about how to tell your story in the personal statement. This workshop is intended for students applying to HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS.


Thurs. April 27   
Personal Statement Part I: Telling Your Story5:15pm – 7:00pm in the Career Center Horizon Room (map).  Learn more about how to tell your story in the personal statement. This workshop is intended for students applying to HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS. This is the same repeated workshop from 4.25.17.

 

Thurs. April 27  Are you a Public Health major or interested in Public Health? UCSD Public Health Club will be having its first Spring GBM, 6;00-7:30 PM in Earl Warren College Room in PC. We will have info on research/internships, volunteering, and fun recreational activities. There will also be FREE FOOD provided!  RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/528341200887347/

 

Thurs. April 27  HMP3 Board Member Mixer!  Find out how YOU can become a member of the amazing HMP3 Student Board!  (details coming soom)

 

Fri. April 28   Genetic Counseling Info Session with UCSD Alum Sara Mokhtary, 1:00-2:00 pm in the Career Center Round Room.  Do you want to work in Healthcare and enjoy working with people? Consider a career in Genetic Counseling, a rapidly growing field which has a higher than average projected growth. Genetic Counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and support to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Learn about this exciting field from UCSD alum Sara Mokhtary who currently works as a Genetic Counselor.

 

Fri. April 28   Speed Dating with Dental Specialties, 6pm – 8pm in the PC Forum (4th floor) (map).  Come by and gain insight on all the different dental specialties by talking to dentists from all over San Diego! This will be a great opportunity to understand what dentistry is all about and is also a great networking opportunity! Maybe even get a job position and/or letter of recommendation from them? It will be a fast paced event and there will be FREE Panda Express served, so come by and hang out!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.   TEACH FOR AMERICA:  Apply to our LAST early decision deadline by April 21st!  This is for the 2018 school year.  Learn more about our work and the benefits of applying early here!

 

2.   GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT!  Students can make appointments to meet with one of the writing consultants at the Teaching & Learning Commons in Geisel Library via https://ucsd.mywconline.com/.)

 

3.   UCI Summer Anatomy Academy at UC Irvine School of Medicine.  Note from Adele:  UCSD alumni who are in medical school tell me that they had a hard time keeping up with their classmates—most of whom had taken a human anatomy course as undergraduates.  Human Anatomy is not a prerequisite for medical school, but it sure sounds like it helps!    This course is very expensive, but there are scholarships available.  This academy is the equivalent of taking the first year medical gross anatomy course with cadaver.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Wikenheiser at grossanat@uci.edu.  Flyer:

http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/UCI Summer Anatomy Academy 2017.pdf  Note:  This course is not for credit, so cannot be used to fulfill anatomy prerequisites for health professions such as Nursing, PA, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. 

 

4.   The National Health Service Corps Scholarship is available for U.S. Citizens who are attending or accepted to attend one of the following accredited schools or programs located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory: Physician, Dentist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwife, and Physician Assistant.  Candidates can apply before April 27, 2017.

5.   The deadline for applying for the U. of Colorado School of Medicine pre-med emergency and wilderness medicine August 2017 class scholarships is fast approaching The scholarships are need-based and cover 100% of the University tuition and fees.  We are accepting applications from health profession and pre-med undergrads, as well as from recent grads, from around the country (and internationally) through April 30.  As a quick reminder this class offers CPR and Wilderness First Responder certifications, lectures from School of Medicine faculty, labs (cow heart dissection, ultrasound, suturing, etc.), EMS ride alongs, ER shadowing, and real-world wilderness experiences (backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing or kayaking, etc.)  as well as a "backstage" pass to the world of medicine from the physicians and faculty.  In addition to the August Colorado class we also still have room in health profession/pre-med classes in Costa Rica in July and late December.  To register or learn more info, including about the scholarships, please go to http://www.coloradowm.org/product-category/pre-med/.  

 

6.   The HMP3 Peer Mentor Program and Med Talks are teaming up for a "How to Make the Most of Your Summer" event on May 1st from 7-9 PM in PC East Forum!  Dinner will be catered by Buca di Beppo. We will be having speakers discussing ways to make the most of your summer if you don’t have anything planned yet! In addition, we would like provide a platform to display all of PMP members' achievements this year! This will be a great way to hear new ideas for opportunities to get involved next school year!Please fill out the following Google Form with information regarding your involvements and endeavors by Monday April 24th (Week 4)! Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP0myW3y7SciR9wR5POL7vus5n6LFvqUKV9LTh4nCuVrxTNA/viewform

 

 

7.   A new organization on campus called Mission Mongolia! The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness of poverty in Mongolia. We aim to help impoverished people by raising money, doing charity drives, and also personally going to Mongolia to volunteer during summer. Our very first GBM will be happening on May 1st (5/1) at 7PM - 8PM in Earl Warren College Room in PC. The GBM will be informative and we will talk about Mongolia in general to familiarize students with Mongolia. Later on we will talk about the purpose of the organization and we will present planned service and social events. 

 

8.   Do you want to win prizes, get free food, and save lives in just 20 minutes? This year, Red Cross at UCSD is hosting its annual week-long blood donation event during the week of May 15-19th, Blood Bash. We are aimed at raising enough blood to save 1200 lives in San Diego County. This is the biggest blood donation event in Southern California, and we need your help to reach this goal.

 

If you are interested in donating, sign up using the instructions below, and have the chance to win tickets to Knotts Berry Farm, a free MCAT prep-book set, and other cool prizes. Free donuts from Donut Bar® will be provided as well as pizza. Check out our Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/195245967627453/

 

Dates and Location:

 

5/15 Red Shoe/Bear - 10am-4pm

5/16 Red Shoe/Bear - 10am-4pm

5/17 Red Shoe/Bear - 9am-3pm

5/18 Dolores Huerta Room - 10am-4pm

5/19 Red Shoe/Bear - 10am-4pm

 

How to Sign Up:

1) Go to redcrossblood.org or download the blood donor app and enter sponsor code: bloodbash

2) Pick your appointment date and time (will need basic info such as name and birthday for first-time online users).

3) DONE, you are now ready to save 3 or even 6 lives

4) (optional, but protip) complete your health survey online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass on the day of your donation before you donate to save an extra 15min.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/195245967627453/?ti=icl

 

Note from Adele:  Ten years ago I almost bled out after major surgery, requiring 10 units of blood!  (The average adult has 8-12 units of blood in their body.) Several people saved my life with their donations, and I will be forever grateful.  Help if you can! 

 

 

9.   Georgetown University School of Medicine Master's Degree Program in Systems Medicine:  a 2 – 3 semester Master of Science DegreeFirst degree program in the Nation to introduce concepts of Personalized Medicine

 

With the sequencing of the human genome and availability of high power computational methods and various high through-put technologies, biomedical sciences and medicine are undergoing a revolutionary change. The new field of systems medicine (Personalized Medicine) is the application of systems level approaches and tools to biomedical problems. A defining highlight of this program is a capstone project/practicum/internship, which allows students to work with some of the most renowned health institutions in the world, such as the NIH and the FDA. This requirement ensures that students will be able to develop prestigious vitae that can vault their education and/or career to the next level. The Systems Medicine Master's Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in academics, industry, research, medical school and any health-related professions.

 

Our Year-long M.S. program offers the following main learning objectives:

To view curriculum or other information visit: http://systemsmedicine.georgetown.edu/

Email questions to Dr. Vasudevan: sv67@georgetown.edu

 

 

FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

 

1.  The AMCAS application opens on May 2!  You can start filling it out then, but you can only submit it in June or after.  Here are 10 tips from AMCAS to help you prepare for it:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/10-tips-prepare-amcas-application-opening/ 

 

2.  The 2017-2018 AACOMAS application cycle will open for submissions on May 4, 2017.  On that day you will be able to create an account, submit, and pay for the 2017-2018 application cycle. Re-applicants from the previous application cycle will also be able to roll over limited application information, submit, and pay. The verification and processing by AACOMAS will begin as soon as an application is received. This verification/processing time can take 2-3 weeks. Participating colleges of osteopathic medicine will begin reviewing and processing applications on or after June 15.

 

 

FOR FUTURE NURSE PRACTITIONERS

 

1.   CONNECT WITH ONE OF OUR GREAT HMP3 ALUMNI!  “My name is Meagan Chan and I graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a major in Human Biology and a minor in Healthcare and Social Issues. I am contacting you to let you know of a blog I have been keeping up with to document my journey towards becoming a nurse practitioner. Since UC San Diego does not currently have a nursing program, I understand how daunting and confusing it may be for UCSD students to choose this career path. But, it's possible! I wanted to share with you the link to my blog in case you would like to pass it along to other UCSD students: http://sincerelymeagan.com.”

 

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

 

1.  The San Diego PA Society will be hosting a workshop for students looking to apply to PA school this upcoming application period.  The workshop is intended to help those students who will be applying to PA schools.  

WhenApril 20th, Thursday 7-9pm  Where: Sharp Grossmont Hospital  Fee:  Free  Contact: Kenneth VanDerBeck PA-C Kenneth.vanderbeck@sharp.com

Topics to be discussed include:

-Navigating CASPA

-School choices

-Personal Statements

-Letters of recommendation

-How to be the strongest candidate possible

Follow us on Twitter!
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2.  WANT TO BECOME A P.A.?  In an ideal world, you’d be able to visit every PA school you are interested in. You would see the campus, chat with faculty, and get your questions answered.  Well, we have the next best thing: virtual fairs. Not familiar with virtual fairs? They’re a way to connect with programs right from your computer or phone.

 You can visit each program’s “room” and have direct access to faculty and staff. Learn more about programs, get application tips, and find out about admission requirements. You’ll also have access to a CASPA representative so you can get details about the application process. The best part? It’s FREE!

 This year’s P.A. virtual fair will be held on April 19–20.  Register Now  Have questions? Email us at events@careereco.com.

 

FOR FUTURE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

1.   Pre-PT students are encouraged to register today for the free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26!  More than 50 programs across the US will participate in this live event. 

www.CareerEco.com/events/APTA

 

 

TEST PREP STUFF!

 

1.   KAPLAN Free Practice Tests & Online Events - April & May

Do you want to take a practice test or learn test strategies for free? Select a test below to view our upcoming events

April 2017

  GRE

  GMAT

  LSAT

  MCAT

  DAT, OAT, PCAT

May 2017

  GRE

  GMAT

  LSAT

  MCAT

  DAT, OAT, PCAT

Kaplan MCAT Summer Intensive Program

Are you studying for the MCAT this summer? Join our 6 week MCAT Summer Intensive Program. Led by our highest rated instructors and with over 500 hours of resources, this program is the most concentrated, live prep experience you will find.

Interested but not sure the live option will work for you? Check out our live online Summer Intensive Program.

 

 

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.   Victor Contreras is a UCSD alum who is currently a first-year medical student at Stanford.  He got 9 acceptances in the 2015-2016 application cycle, and he wants to help you be successful, too!  He wrote to tell me that he would especially like to help out students coming from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.  Please feel free to write to Victor at v2contre@outlook.com.  He’s waiting for you and looking forward to helping you! 

2.  FREE ONLINE DIVERSITY FAIR FEATURING 45+ SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS!  Happening April 25—read more about it and sign up here:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Diversity Virtual Fair on April 25.docx

 

3.  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

 

 

So excited about HEALTH PROFESSIONS WEEK!  Hoping to see you at some of these great events!  Yours~  Adele