Week of August 31st, 2020

 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Professions Advising VIRTUAL Interview Workshops
There will be two health professions interview workshops Fall 2020. The workshops are designed for any student applying to a human (MD/DO, Pharmacy, Dentistry, PT, OT, etc) or animal (Veterinary) program. The first hour will cover basic information: types of interviews, what to wear, how to prepare, tips for virtual interviews, etc. The second half will be a practice session. While everyone is welcome, the workshops are geared to students who are applying this year. We will conduct the workshops virtually over Zoom - the dates/times below have the appropriate Zoom links.

Thursday, September 3rd | 5:00 – 7:00 pm MST
Thursday, November 12th | 5:00 – 7:00 pm MST

 

Health Professions Student Clubs
All club meetings will happen virtually this fall semester

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician's assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
First meeting: Wednesday September 9th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
First meeting: Wednesday September 9th: 5:30-6:30pm

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
F
irst meeting: Tuesday September 1st: 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to contact the club president
First meeting: TBA

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
F
irst meeting: Tuesday September 1st: 6:00-7:00pm

 

Helpful Resources

Ideas for Pre-Health Students to get Involved During the Pandemic - from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

 

Relevant CSU Opportunities

Virtual Education Abroad Fair
Learn more about CSU Education Abroad Opportunities including our International Medical Shadowing in Croatia class planned for May 2020. Checkout this website about the fair to learn how to participate. 
September 1-4

 

Relevant Virtual Opportunities

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Fair
Meet admissions representatives, faculty and current students in a live online event. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday September 8th | 10:00am-8:00pm ET

Diversity in Medicine: Virtual Event
Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D) seeks to increase the number of minority healthcare providers by using the experiences and advising of current minority physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and medical students to help high school and undergraduate students along the educational pipeline to health professions school. Founded by former medical student leaders, T4D is a grassroots effort to educate, inspire, and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists.The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are teaming up with T4D to offer this virtual event. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday September 12th | 12:00pm-6:00pm ET

CU Anschutz Virtual Pre-Health Day
Interested in a career in the health professions? A virtual visit to CU Anschutz with live interactive sessions with program representatives will teach you about all the fields in which you are interested. This include dental medicine, public health, graduate programs, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant, physical therapy and medicine. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday October 3rd | 8:30am - 1:00pm MT

 

Relevant Post-Bacc & Graduate Programs

University of Pennsylvania's Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program
Receive Ivy League preparation for demanding health professional schools. Our world-class faculty and dedicated program staff help you develop the curriculum and hands-on experiences necessary to excel in your field. We also offer key admissions support as you prepare applications for medical, dental, veterinary, physician assistant, or nursing school. Learn more here.

 

Relevant Jobs, Volunteering & Internships

Clinical Allergy Specialist with United Allergy Services
As a Clinical Allergy Specialist, you will manage the day-to-day operations of an allergy center within a physician’s office. From administering allergy tests and mixing the medication, to educating patients about the benefits of immunotherapy, you will join our mission of Improving Lives by helping allergy sufferers in your community! This position is full time with full benefits including paid time off and paid holidays! This is ideal for someone that either wants to gain clinical experience in their gap year between undergrad and PA/Med. School, or for someone with a science degree just wanting to get into patient care. The position splits time between Englewood and Lakewood. For the Gap Position, we ask for 1 year commitment. We offer reimbursement up to a certain amount for approved expenses for Med. School, and special sessions and a networking group. Checkout the Handshake job posting.

 

Test Prep

Altius - MCAT Test Prep Discounts
Tuition refunds available through September 30th

1-on-1 Mentoring - Expires August 31, 2020
Platinum 1-on-1 Mentoring: Reg. $6,999 – only $4,499
$2,500 Discount. USE CODE: COVIDHELPPLAT
Gold 1-on-1 Mentoring: Reg. $4,999 – only $2,999
$2,000 Discount. USE CODE: COVIDHELPGOLD
Silver 1-on-1 Mentoring: Reg. $3,499 – only $2,599
$900 Discount. USE CODE: COVIDHELPSILVER

Practice Materials
20 Full-Length MCAT Practice Exams
10 Regular Format Exams + 10 Shortened COVID-Format Exams
$299 – only $99. USE CODE: COVIDEXAMS99
Premier Self-Paced MCAT Course
$1,999 – only $499. USE CODE: COVIDSELF499

 

Article(s) of the Week:

Types of Medical School Interviews - InGenius Prep

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