HEALTH BEAT NEWSLETTER for Week Seven 5.15.17 (formerly the HMP3 Weekly Email)


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Welcome back to the HMP3 Weekly Email—to be known from here on out as the Health Beat Newsletter!  Rules of the listserv are posted at the end of this newsletter.  Let’s jump right in, because you haven’t heard from me for a month, and there are GREAT events and opportunities coming up! 


***DID YOU GET INTO HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FOR 2017?  CONGRATULATIONS!  WE’RE HAVING A PARTY TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU!  HMP3 and Health Beat are excited to invite you to our Backyard Bash on Wednesday, May 31 from 7:00-9:30 pm.  This party is invitation-only, but you can bring a guest.  WRITE BACK TO ME ASAP AT SO YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR OFFICIAL E-VITE!  (If you write back to this listserv your message will not be received.)  Please RSVP to the e-vite ASAP so we can plan for you, okay?  We hope this party will become a tradition every year at UCSD!  You will be the first entering class to be celebrated, and we have some fun surprises for you!  Looking forward to seeing you there.  Write back soon to let me know where you are going and to receive your invitation!   


*Come for advising at the Career Center!  Check the Health Beat website for a real-time calendar of drop-in hours and instructions for how to make a half-hour appointment:

*Check the HMP3 website for the Project Success Free Tutoring schedule—get help with your midterms!  

*Check the Events Calendar on the Health Beat website for details of all the great events for this week.  Here are some highlights:




TONIGHT!  Mon. May 15  HMP3 MED Talks:  Overcoming the Pre-Med Mentality.  Have you heard of TED Talks? HMP3 has its own version, called MED Talks!  Have you ever questioned your ability to be successful? Do you find yourself second-guessing your accomplishments or comparing yourself to your peers? Come listen to students from UCSD School of Medicine share their experiences on overcoming the mentality that you aren't "good enough" or "don't deserve" to be a medical doctor.  5:00-6:30 pm in Marshall College Room (Price Center). There will also be FREE Papa John’s pizza to enjoy. We hope to see you there!


Tues. May 16     [CCR] HMP3 SEARCH: Palliative Care.  Ever heard of palliative care or end-of-life-care? Interested in how to provide holistic care for patients with terminal illness at home, in hospice, or in the hospital? Come out to listen to Elysia Eifler, RN, Staff Educator at Interim Healthcare, discuss these topics and many more! 5:00-6:00 pm in Green Table Room (inside Sun God Lounge above the Price Center Theater marquee). Free Panda Express!!! Hope to see you there!


Tues. May 16     [CCR] Pre-Pharmacy Society: UIC College of Pharmacy General Body Meeting


Wed. May 17     [CCR] Pre-pharmacy Society: Diabetes Workshop Hosted by APhA


Fri. May 19         Pre-SOMA Yogurt World Fundraiser 10% off!


Sat. May 20        AMSA Practice MCAT (hosted by Princeton Review)


Sat. May 20        [CCR] HMP3: Houman Hemmati Medical School Application Workshop!  Houman is coming back!  He is always the FAVORITE speaker for HMP3—for many years past.  UCSD is the ONLY school he goes to anymore!  He will take you step-by-step through the medical school application, offering his own special brand of advice at every step along the way.  He holds an MD/PhD from UCLA School of Medicine and CalIT2 and is a fantastic guy!  So generous with his time—he genuinely cares about you!  UCSD students come back year after year to hear him, so come on over—no matter what year you are in school, you will benefit! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in Peterson 110.  We’re feeding you lunch! 


Sun. May 21       [CCR] Pre-SOMA Jewish Family Service Community Service



When:  Sun, May 21, 12:00-2:00 pm

Where:  Writing Hub in the Learning Commons, Geisel Library (lower level west on the first floor)

Description:  Take this opportunity to get individual help with your personal statement—just in time to submit your application!  ***If you can’t make this Writing Lab, you can make an individual appointment to get help***




Mon. May 22  An enthusiastic group of medical students will be advising premed students in the Bear Room of Sun God Lounge from 1:00-3:00 pm. Drop in to meet with a friendly medical student—bring your personal statement, your list of schools, your questions about interviewing, or anything else you want help with! 





1.      Graduate School Preparation Workshop Series

Monday 5/15 Where to Apply

Monday 5/22 Building your Academic Portfolio

Monday 6/5 Writing an Academic and Personal Statement

Is graduate school right for you? Come learn about tips and strategies to prepare for the challenge of applying to graduate school. Find out more about the process and timeline to create a competitive application for


Location: Raza Resource Centro

Time: Mondays, 5-6:30pm


2.      Getting Into CA Medical Schools ONLINE CLASS (Tue. May 16 6:00-7:30PM PST)

If your goal is staying in California for medical school, we have you covered. Rob Humbracht, expert admissions advisor, reviews each of the 13 California medical schools (UCSF, UCLA Geffen, UCLA Drew, UCSD, UCI, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Stanford, USC, Loma Linda, Cal Northstate, Western (DO), and Touro (DO)) and reveals what each school prides itself on, the special features of their curricula, what they require in order to be admitted, and how they choose applicants.  Leave knowing what California medical schools are looking for and what makes each one different so that you can apply with confidence. 

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

3.      Need to take the MCAT this year? Dreading the idea of spending so much money on an MCAT course? Flying Samaritans is hosting a Princeton Review MCAT Ultimate voucher auction for 1 discounted MCAT Ultimate 123-hour course voucher!

The voucher that you'll receive if you are the top highest bidder will be valid until June 2017! More info about the course can be found here: http ://www . princetonreview . com/medical/mcat-ultimate-course#!inperson

Remember the bidding ends on Friday, June 2nd at 11:59 PM.

In order for your bid to be considered, you are required to submit a $100 deposit to @FlyingSams account on Venmo. If you are not chosen as the winner, your $100 will be reimbursed to you.

Starting value for the bid is $1499. The value for the course is $2799.

Here is the link to sign-up!

Note: Your highest bid would be your official bid, no exceptions. If chosen as the winner, you are required to pay your bid amount. All bids submitted are looked upon as final sales. Good luck!


4.      FREE Global Health Courses and Certificates!

Unite For Sight's Global Health University offers more than 20 online certificate programs. In celebration of the 8-year anniversary of Unite For Sight's certificate programs, we are offering the opportunity from now until May 17th to "Buy One Certificate and Get One Certificate Free." After registering for the certificate programs, you may thereafter complete the curriculum at your convenience. The 3-step enrollment process for this opportunity is included below.

Registration steps:

  1. Review the 20 certificate options

  2. Register for one or more certificates. From now until May 17th, for each one certificate in which you enroll, you may additionally register for one additional certificate.

  3. After enrolling in at least one certificate, if you would like to enroll in a second certificate for free, send an email to with a copy of your receipt and a request to register for a second certificate. Be sure to specify the exact name of the second certificate program for which you would like to enroll. The second certificate is available only to the original registrant and cannot be transferred to another individual.

The certificates include written courses as well as recorded expert panel discussions, and all of these course materials are freely available to review online. To access the free course material, simply click below on the certificate topics that are of interest to you. Please feel free to forward this message to colleagues, students, and friends who may be interested in the online course materials.

Unite For Sight is a nonprofit organization committed to excellence in global health, and the online certificate programs are designed to develop and nurture current and future global health leaders.  After enrolling, participants may complete the certificate coursework at their own pace. 

Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery  Enroll in the Global Impact Corps program to combine high-impact service with an immersive global health learning experience in developing countries.





Dr. Kyle Gaulton at the School of Medicine is looking for a SRA/Lab tech to work FULL-TIME starting June 2017 (or sooner). This is a PAID position, perfect for students graduating this Spring and taking gap years before medical school or grad school that have previous lab experience. Our group studies the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes using computational and molecular genetics to address contemporary questions about human genetic variation and its effect on genome function and diabetes risk. Please email for detailed job description, requirements and how to apply if you're interested. 

Note from Adele:  The student currently in this position is heading to medical school.  She got this job from the HMP3 Weekly Email last year! 

2.      Full- or Half- Time (40 or 20 hours per week) Research Assistant wanted for brain imaging research group at UCSD and the VA San Diego, focusing on cigarette smoking and addiction. 


The position involves helping recruit and screen research subjects, as well as assisting in the analysis of brain images.  The position will start in the coming months, and is ideal for a detail-oriented person who is taking time off between college and professional school (such as an M.D. or Ph.D.).  Pay is $18/hr, for 6 months (with the possibility of being extended based on obtaining additional funding).  If interested, please email CV to Arthur Brody, M.D. at





1.      Summer Pre-Med Program

At COPE Health Scholars, we offer the best summer medical program available to your pre-med students. In partnership with UCLA and The Princeton Review, the Summer Pre-Med Scholar program has everything that you need to prepare for the MCAT and master medical school admissions:

2.      Programs for All Pre-Health Students

COPE Health Scholars offers a suite of educational programs for pre-health students interested in medicine, nursing, health administration, physical and occupational therapy and allied health fields. The Summer Intensive Health Scholar program allows Scholars gain clinical experience across various hospital departments, engage with UCLA Faculty, and attend professional development workshops. Additionally, we have year-round program sites throughout Southern California and Washington.

Visit for more information. 




1.    Georgetown University School of Medicine Master's Degree Program in Systems Medicine, a 2 or 3-semester-Master of Science Degree in Systems Medicine:  First 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. 


To view curriculum or other information visit:

Email questions to Dr. Vasudevan:

Columbia University in NYC has a one year MS program in Nutrition Science.  An excellent option for students interested in nutrition and a gap/glide year option in the sciences. 

Webinar: May 16, 1:00pm -2:00pm

We will present information about the MS Program and then welcome questions from attendees about the MS curriculum, thesis research, life in NYC and more. 

These are some key features the IHN MS program offers:

•         Academic and professional development reinforces all 15 AAMC competencies for Entering Medical Students

•         Rigorous curriculum and thesis research project

•         Training in basic science, clinical nutrition or public health nutrition

•         Community projects and research opportunities in New York City

•         Small class size and world class faculty

•         Access to leaders in the field of nutrition

•         Observe clinicians from several health professions



1.      The Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) department is hosting a one-day Community College Symposium on Friday, May 19th (8am-4:30pm @ UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute).

The purpose of the symposium is to expose community college students to the diverse areas of research in all departments at UC San Diego. Students from Community Colleges in the San Diego area will attend. The day will include research talks by faculty members and students, poster session by students, roundtable discussions, and tours.

 We are currently seeking volunteers for this exciting event. Here is how you can help:

      Poster presenter: Are you currently doing research? Present your research at our poster session!

      Roundtable panelist: Are you currently doing research or enjoy discussing research? Take part in an interactive exchange with community college students. UCSD students will be paired with CC students during lunch to discuss the faculty talks, poster sessions, and their research.

      General volunteer: We are seeking volunteers to help with event day setup and facilitation. Volunteers can sign up for available shifts.

This is a great opportunity to hear about research in various fields and engage in exchange experiences with students from different colleges. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please sign up Please if you have any questions.

 Know a friend attending community college that would be interested in research at UC San Diego? Please spread the word! Check out the event at


I came up with this project while on a rotation at the Geriatric Psychiatry unit in a hospital in San Diego when I noticed most of the elderly weren’t using underwear. Upon investigating I found out why: they wear clothes from donations, and new packages of underwear are not an item they get often. To solve this problem, and give the elderly some dignity back, I decided to create the Undies for Oldies Project.


I am looking for someone at UCSD to represent my project at pre-health meetings, and in return get an “official” position in my project: Outreach Coordinator at UCSDI currently have people from organizations at SDSU, UCLA, and CSU San Marcos. It wouldn’t be a lot of work, just getting the word out & possibly suggesting donations as part of community service points in pre-health clubs etc. Basically just doing the best he/she can to get donations of inexpensive packages of underwear (male and female of all sizes). 


Contact Petra Taylor at

Psychology Student at San Diego State University and President│Undies for Oldies Project, Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Director of Community Service│ American Medical Student Association │ David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA │ PREP Alumni



3. Volunteer tutors needed to help international visitors improve their English fluency!

The UCSD International Students & Programs Office's (ISPO) English conversation tutor program, English-in-Action(EIA) is looking for volunteers who will enjoy meeting with international undergrad & grad students, visiting research scholars(many of which are in the healthcare field), spouses, and postdocs on a weekly basis to assist them in improving their English language skills and to share our American culture.


No knowledge of foreign languages or teaching experience is required.  EIA tutors attend an orientation session and have access to the materials and resources of the International Center.


For more information and to apply online, please visit:


Contact: Shelly Taskin, EIA Program Coordinator, 534-5730


4.      SAY San Diego:  Serra Real Connections Tutor Opportunities

Weekly, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays I Serra Real Connections


Serra Real Connections provides diverse programs and services to impacted climate, culture, and community. We are looking for volunteers to tutor youth (ages 14-17) in Math, Science and/or Foreign Language (French or Spanish). Volunteers will be required to tutor Once a week Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from: 2:30 to 3:30 or 12:30 to 3:30 if interested in being placed in the AVID class.

Please contact Marion Liszkowski Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Email: 


5.      SAY San Diego: Field Elementary Tutoring Opportunities


Weekly, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday I 12-2pm I Field Elementary


Are you interested in tutoring youth in Math and Literacy? Field Elementary is looking to recruit volunteers interested in tutoring their 4th and 5th graders once a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from

12:00-2:00pm!  Please contact Marion Liszkowski Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Email: 




1. Somos Hermanos Spanish Language Immersion Program: 


Just a couple of weeks left to apply for fall 2017!  5 month program!  We seek to increase the number of bilingual, culturally competent health care providers who can effectively communicate with Latino patients; improving the quality of and access to health care in the US and Canada through our language and cultural immersion program.

Our program for pre health professions students is based in Guatemala and includes: Spanish language learning, lectures, activities, trips to El Salvador & Mexico, cultural competency learning and much more. Please visit our website for more info.




1.      Four tips for the using the MSAR:


2.      Columbia University Postbac Premed Program provides options to accelerate admissions to medical school.  Fall 2017 Regular Decision Deadline: June 15 


3.      Stream the new PBS documentary on women in osteopathic medicine!    The Feminine Touch tells the story of how women played a vital role in osteopathic medicine from the very beginning.




1.      The 16th CASPA application is now open for the 2017-2018 application cycle. PAEA welcomes 219 participating programs, including 5 developing program members this year.

Applicant Help Center:

CASPA Application Portal: 



1.      Visit ADEA GoDental to register for the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs!

Taking place in two parts in May and June, the events will help you prepare for the opening of the next ADEA AADSAS® application cycle and directly connect you to admissions officers representing more than 45 U.S. dental schools. This dynamic, interactive event is geared toward high school, community college and four-year college students, as well as other individuals interested in dentistry. 

Don't delay, register today!


1. Thank you for your interest in the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in North County San Diego!

We're excited to invite you to the on-campus information session we are hosting at our beautiful San Marcos campus. You'll learn about how our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate programs can prepare you as the next generation of healthcare professionals. 


Plus you'll have the opportunity to tour the campus and see our state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Learn about exciting new curriculum changes to our MOT and DPT programs

  • Discover campus-based and flexible program formats

  • Discuss admission requirements and how to make your application competitive

  • Meet Program Directors and representatives from Admissions, Clinical Education and Financial Aid

  • Take a campus tour

Sign up for the session at our San Marcos, CA campus:  Friday, May 19 @ 5pm



Well, that’s it for Week 7!  I am so happy to be back in touch with you all!  And I hope you have enjoyed the NEW Health Beat Newsletter!  Yours~  Adele


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