FIRST HMP3 WEEKLY EMAIL OF SPRING QUARTER  4.2.17

 

Hi everyone, I hope your Spring Break was grand!  We have one of the best spring quarters I have ever seen coming up, so please check it all out below.  We have interactive workshops to help with ALL aspects of applying to health professional school, including personal statements, MMI interview prep and practice, and much more!  On top of that, you can get your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) verified and have it on your transcript in time to apply!  No matter where you are in the process of exploring, preparing or applying—Health Beat has you covered! 

 

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.  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 junior 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”

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 juniors who are applying this year and seniors who are graduating in June will be verified during this cycle*** 

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

 

 

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

Health Beat is offering GROUP ADVISING for this years’ applicants during the first two weeks!  Here is the full advising schedule for this quarter:

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

Weeks 1-2:                                                                                                              

*GROUP Advising Workshop: Med School Application Prep (NEW) 
Description: Are you applying to medical school this cycle? We will cover timeline and help get you organized. We'll cover the basics of the MSAR and school selection, Letters of Evaluation, Personal Statement, and more. Come any time as this workshop will repeat every 30 minutes or so.
*
Regular Drop-in Advising (no appointments the first 2 weeks):  For ALL students (10 minutes only)

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 ONE

Tues. April 4  Cookies with a Physician!  An exclusive opportunity to meet a physician in an intimate setting! Peggy Matarese, a UCSD BioSci and School of Medicine Alumni is offering an opportunity to meet with a small group of students (10-15) to answer all of your questions about life as a practicing physician.  Peggy is a clinical instructor for the Department of Family & Preventative Medicine at UCSD (Health Sciences) and a compensation and pension examiner for the Veterans Administration. Previously, she was a physician in the U.S. Air Force for more than 25 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego’s Revelle College, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from the UCSD School of Medicine. SPACE IS LIMITED!   FOR LOCATION INFO email: eloui@ucsd.edu

Tues. April 4  The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School is accepting applications for the 2018 entering class.  *Did you know that UCSD is their top feeder school?  To learn more about the program, please join this upcoming UQ Ochsner event:  Webinar: UQ Ochsner Medical School Meet the Students—Live with a MedEdPath Admissions Advisor and current UQ Ochsner students, 4:00 PM (PST).  Two years in Australia + two years in New Orleans=M.D. in the U.S.A.! RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1192711012314366465?source=db

Thurs. April 6 and Wed. April 12  MedICamp Info Sessions: 7 PM in the Green Table Room in Sun God Lounge located at Price Center.  Would you like to gain clinical experience abroad? Shadow during live surgeries? This past December, MedICamp sent 10 students to India for these reasons, and we are pleased to announce that we will be spending part of Summer 2018 in India! If you are interested in international medical staff and patient interaction and global health, come and join us for an info session on how to help out and become part of the fundraising and traveling team!

Thurs. Apr. 6  Insight Pre-Optometry Club GBM #1: Study Abroad Presentation, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Red Shoe Room.  Come out to Insight's GBM for spring quarter 2017! We will be having a representative coming to speak to our club about opportunities for students to be able to study abroad. If you are interested in studying abroad, then this would be the perfect opportunity for you to come out and learn about the programs offered, or to get any of your questions answered. We will also be giving an overview of the other events and presentations that our club will be hosting during the quarter. Come out to learn more!

RSVP on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/618701291660574/

 

Please note: There are a limited number of spots, and it is crucial to attend the first few meetings if you are interested in going on the trip. Pizza will be provided!  For any questions or concerns, please contact us at ucsdmedicamp@gmail.com"

 

Thurs. April 6  The commanding officer of the USNS Mercy hospital ship during last year's Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Mission!  Pre-Dental Society presents—First General Body Meeting of Spring Quarter, CAPT Peter Roberts and Navy & Army Health Scholarships.  Topics: Join us this week for our first general body meeting of the quarter and announcements of upcoming events. CAPT Peter Roberts, Commanding Officer of the USNS Mercy Hospital ship, will be speaking about his journey as a medical officer in the navy as well as his time aboard the USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2016.  Also, LT Stacey Grove and Maj. Aaron Rall will present valuable information about scholarship opportunities in the Navy and Army.

Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

 

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. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

Thurs. April 13  The San Diego County Office of the Medical Coroner!  Pre-Dental Society presents—Dr. Anthony Cardoza, DDS, San Diego County Office of Medical Coroner & GBM.  Topics: Dr. Cardoza will be speaking about bite mark analysis, identifications, mass disasters, homicide cases, and the basics of forensic dentistry. We will also have the opportunity to go to the coroner’s office to observe autopsies and see how missing people are identified from their dental records. Rock Bottom to follow!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

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

Mon. April 17  Mock MMI (Multi-Mini Interview) PART I: PREPARE  5:30-6:30pm in the Price Center Forum (4th floor).  Featuring the terrific Dr. Andre Pinesett (voted the favorite workshop of the 2017 MEDS conference!)—sponsored by HMP3. 

Thurs. April 13  The San Diego County Office of the Medical Coroner!  Pre-Dental Society presents—Dr. Anthony Cardoza, DDS, San Diego County Office of Medical Coroner & GBM.  Topics: Dr. Cardoza will be speaking about bite mark analysis, identifications, mass disasters, homicide cases, and the basics of forensic dentistry. We will also have the opportunity to go to the coroner’s office to observe autopsies and see how missing people are identified from their dental records. Rock Bottom to follow!  Where/When: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PSB Rooms 2 & 3, 6:30pm

 

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

 

Wed. April 19  Health Professional School Fair, sponsored by Health Beat!  11am-2pm in the Price Center West Ballroom.  Check out this list of 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)

 

Wed. April 19  Spring Quarterly Conversations in Global Health- Climate Change & Health – Local & Global Perspective  3:00 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/

 

Thurs. April 19  Mock MMI (Multi-Mini Interview) PART 11: PRACTICE  3:00-4:30pm (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! 

 

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

 

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

 

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 

 


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.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.  DIDN’T GET INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL THIS YEAR?  INTERESTED IN GLOBAL HEALTH?  WANT A CHANCE TO START MED SCHOOL THIS FALL, AS YOU ORIGINALLY HOPED?  Columbia University has an affiliation with Ben Gurion University of the Negev that has created a medical school for American students, the Medical School for International Health (MSIH).  The deadline to apply and begin medical school this fall is the end of May!  Medical education takes place in Israel, 4th year electives take place at Columbia University Medical Center and other hospitals in the area.  Clerkships occur all over the world!  Average GPA:  3.61.  Average MCAT:  505.  Do yourself a favor and learn more about this opportunity, including some of the exciting residency matches of their graduates:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Medical School for International Health.docx.  Sign up for their WEBINAR on April 6th, at 9:00 am PST here:  webinar registration

 

2.  New data released by the AAMC reaffirms that the United States will continue to face a projected physician shortage over the next decade, creating a real and significant impact on patient care. The latest projections continue to align with previous estimates, showing a shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 doctors.  WHAT COULD THIS MEAN FOR YOU?  If you can’t get into medical school in the U.S. you might consider alternative ways of getting a medical degree—because the U.S. will be hiring LOTS of doctors who were not educated in the U.S. to make up the difference!  Examples:  UQ/Ochsner, MSIH, approved Caribbean medical schools, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.  ALSO—LOTS more demand for other health care providers to fill the gaps:  physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse specialists of all kinds.  Open your mind and heart to the possibilities! 

 

 

3.  The Germain Society is having a casual Networking Night for women in STEM fields!  On April 19th, there will be an informal networking event from 5-7 pm paneled by industries of the San Diego area as well as graduate level students plus faculty and staff. It is a great way to meet recruiters and get ahead using advice from women in countless STEM fields and hear their stories on how they achieved their career goals! Light snacks will be provided. Please come check it out if you have the chance! RSVP here:https://docs.google.com/a/ucsd.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGaYUc_qDMrun8iz8vmjELiEwQw5PqEIryk76RcChgK-beJg/viewform?c=0&w=1.  Flyer:  copy this link into your browser:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Women in STEM_invitation 1_student invite.pdf

 

 

4.  The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers summer courses for all students.  If you need to take General Chemistry or Physics 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

 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 

1.  My name is Christen Chalmers, I am a 2015 grad and have been working this year at a private orthopedic practice, RMM Orthopaedics, in San Diego while applying to medical school. I was accepted and will matriculate this fall, leaving an opening at the orthopedic practice.  Note from Adele:  Christen got this exact job from the HMP3 Weekly Email last year!    

 

The position of “Medical Intern” is for any current seniors who are looking for additional medical experience while applying for matriculation in 2018.  The position is one year, paid, and likely full-time.

Working as a medical intern your duties will include:  Managing office visit notes and electronic medical records, taking patient histories, presenting patients to doctors, and recording physical exams and treatment plans. Additional responsibilities will be available as dictated by your abilities and interests. These additional responsibilities would include surgery scheduling, completing disability documentation, etc. 

You will also be able to observe surgeries and shadow other doctors within the practice giving you a greater perspective on different approaches to patient interaction and care. 

This is a great opportunity that allows you to assist the doctor in managing the daily aspects of running a private practice, better understand the work that goes into navigating insurance policies and getting the necessary treatment for patients, and allows you to work on patient interaction and obtaining a relevant medical history. 

 

The position would ideally start end of April/early May and go until June 2018.  If you are interested in the position:

 

 

 

CRUSHING YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW

 

1.  The Atlantis Project has compiled a very informative document and is offering it free to our students to help you with interview preparation:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Crushing Your Med School Interviews.pdf

(copy this link into your browser).  STILL LOOKING FOR A SUMMER 2017 HOSPITAL SHADOWING EXPERIENCE?  Shadow doctors 20+ hours a week in Spain, Italy, Greece, and other countries this summer. Applications for the Atlantis Project Fellowship close mid-April. Spots are filling quickly. Apply today

 

 

 

FOR FUTURE MD/PHD’S

 

1.  Ask yourself:  is an MD/PhD right for me?  The MD-PhD degree gives you the opportunity to train in both medicine and research. But what does it mean to become a physician scientist? We asked AAMC experts to explain the advantages of this type of training.  Learn about the MD-PhD degree →

 

 

 

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.  You can fill it out and submit it, too, starting then. Here are some tips about the AACOMAS and some new policy changes regarding GPA calculations: http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/AACOMAS tips.docx

 

3.  AAMC Advisor Corner:  Preparing to Apply to Medical School  When applying to medical school, you want to make sure you are putting your best application forward. So how can you be sure you are ready to apply and be considered as a competitive applicant? We asked three pre-health advisors to tell us their advice for how you can prepare your application in the best way possible, no matter if you are applying for the upcoming 2018 AMCAS application cycle or in the future.  Read what they had to say →

 

4.  Where to apply?  Factors to Consider When Making Your List  Deciding where to apply goes beyond just a medical school's GPA, MCAT scores, and course requirements. As you create the list of schools where you're planning to apply, think about where you see yourself being most successful. Remember, this will be your home for at least four years! We've put together five questions for you to keep in mind as you compile your list of schools.  Read more →

 

 

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

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2.  The School of PA Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University will be hosting a spring Admissions Open House Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  We invite you to bring family or friends to learn more about the Physician Assistant profession and the school from Faculty, Staff, and Students!

 

Please make sure you RSVP as space is limited.  Click here to register!  Please RSVP by April 7, 2017

 

Parking Instructions: Please park in the Parking Structure located on Associated Rd. 

 

 At the Open House you will…


All prospective students, family and friends are welcome!

 

 

FOR FUTURE NURSES AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS

 

1.  Thomas Jefferson University has a GREAT nursing school that offers a 1 yr. accelerated BSN and a 2 yr. option.  These are for students who already have a bachelor’s degree, but want to become nurses.  They have 9 nurse specialist degrees for future nurse practitioners in gerontology, pediatrics, neonatal, family health, women’s health, informatics and administration.  They also offer nurse anesthetist programs and several PhD programs in nursing.  If you want to be a nurse with unlimited options, you owe yourself a look at them!  Copy this link into your browser:  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.docx

 

 

FOR FUTURE DENTISTS

 

1.  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.

 

2.  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, 2017More information about the program can be found at https://pharmd.ucsf.edu/admissions/postbacc.



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.  YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE DINNER WITH MEDICAL STUDENTS ON APRIL 13TH AT 7:00 PM!  There is a group of medical students who have taken it as their responsibility to reach out to, develop relationships with and help our HOPE and MAPSmembers!  To get to know everyone and start to benefit from their friendship and advice, please come to a lovely dinner planned for you and the med students on Thursday, April 13 in the Leichtag lobby.  Please put this on your calendar and look for a special invitation coming soon!    

 

2.  WOULD YOU LIKE TO PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH AT THE SACNAS CONFERENCE THIS FALL?  You can apply for a TRAVEL AWARD to pay for you to go.  http://aepapps.ucsd.edu/hmp3/files/SACNAS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS.docx (copy this link into your browser)  The mission of SACNAS is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain advanced degrees. 

 

3.  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.

 

4.  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

 

 

NOTE FROM ADELE: 

There are even more wonderful activities coming up that I haven’t written about yet!  Keep an eye out for your HMP3 Weekly Email so you won’t miss any of these great opportunities as they come up!  Hints for what is to come: * Personal statement hands-on writing workshops and labs * 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! * Admissions advice directly from the UCSD School of Medicine * Your chance to apply and be selected for the HMP3 Student Board! * Party for everyone who has been accepted!

See why I’m so excited about this quarter?  Wow!  I can hardly wait!  Yours~  Adele