Week of March 19, 2018

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” –Abraham Lincoln


Mark Your Calendars!


This Week:

Mar 19: HPSA Medical Branch Pre-Dental Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1216.

Mar 20: HPSA Rehab Therapy (Pre-OT/Pre-PT) Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1204.

Mar 21: Funding Your Education Abroad Workshop, 12-1pm, LSC 308-310.

Learn how to fund your international experience through creative fundraising, crowd funding, budgeting, and more.

Mar 21: HPSA Medical Branch Pre-Optometry Club Meeting, 5-6pm, Stadium 1213. 

Mar 21: HPSA Medical Branch Premedica Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1204.

Next Week:

Mar 26: Study Abroad Info Session: Costa Rica, 2-3pm, Education 112.

Spend winter break 2019 in Costa Rica! This faculty-led winter break program is designed for all majors and especially relevant for those interested in helping professions. Students enroll in SOWK 482A: Social Work in Costa Rica, earning 3 CSU credits. For more information, please contact Marie Villescas-Zamzow at marie.villescas@colostate.edu

Mar 27: Study Abroad Info Session: Costa Rica, 3-4pm, Education 112.

Spend winter break 2019 in Costa Rica! This faculty-led winter break program is designed for all majors and especially relevant for those interested in helping professions. Students enroll in SOWK 482A: Social Work in Costa Rica, earning 3 CSU credits. For more information, please contact Marie Villescas-Zamzow at marie.villescas@colostate.edu

Mar 27: Info Session: Global Community Engagement in Nicaragua, 4-5pm, Eddy 109.

Learn about a program where you become immersed in the grassroots work of local Fair Trade activists through this 1-credit winter break faculty-led program that includes site visits, short excursions and conversations with community members focusing on economic, political and social issues.

Mar 28: InGenius Prep Webinar: Medical School Personal Statement Essay Strategies to Help You Get Accepted, 6:30pm, online.

Join Ariana Metchik, a Former Admissions Committee Member at Harvard Medical School, for our FREE webinar. During this presentation, we will cover: “The Holy Trinity” for your medical school personal statement, common medical school personal statement mistakes, how to strategically select a strong topic, and how to apply these lessons to your own personal statement. Register here.

Mar 29: CSU Career Center Health Sciences Industry Tour, 7am-5pm, meet in LSC 120 Career Center Classroom. The Industry tours are an incredible opportunity to network, learn about the organizations' cultures, participate in hands-on activities, and meet alumni in the field. To Register: first sign up for the even on Handshake, then sign up at the Career Center front desk with a $20 deposit (cash or check) with will be returned to you on the morning of the tour. These tours are typically very popular and fill up FAST. Since we can only take 32 students on each tour we encourage you to reserve your spot ASAP at the Career Center front desk with your deposit.

Mar 29: UK/Europe Study Abroad Regional Info Session, 12-1pm, LSC 226.

Join us to learn more about short-term and long-term education abroad programs in the UK and European region. Education Abroad staff will give an overview of the various opportunities that exist in the region and general information about scholarships, financial aid, and the application process.

Mar 29: CSUnite No Place 4 H8, 3-5pm, LSC Plaza.

This event embodies CSU’s belief that love is stronger than hate, that diversity is fundamental to the nature and character of a university, and that Rams take care of Rams. All members of the campus community are encouraged to come in this walk and rally together at Newton’s Corner (the large sculpture on Pitkin, just south of the Behavioral Sciences Building) for a short solidarity walk to the Lory Student Center Plaza. The event will begin at Newton’s corner with opening remarks and then proceed to the LSC Plaza. At the Plaza, there will be speakers followed by a live musical performance.


Save the Date!!

April 19: Personal Statement and Application Workshop, 5pm, Stadium 1205.

April 26: Mini Mock Interviews, 5pm, Stadium 1207.


Program Opportunities:

Pre-Health and Medicine programs offered through the University of Vermont: Designed to help students from different educational backgrounds meet the rigorous academic demands of medical or other health professional schools, UVM's programs range from the 4-week Summer Medical School Prep Program to the more intensive 12- to 24-month programs. The Summer Medical School Prep Program (June 18-July 12) is an intensive summer program to help assess, focus, and refine pre-med knowledge and experience, build confidence for the MCAT, and prepare for success as a medical school applicant and student. The Master of Medical Science Degree (Summer 2018: 12 months) is a graduate degree that helps students become stronger applicants to medical or other health professional schools through the College of Medicine's core biomedical sciences curriculum. The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (May 21: 12-24 months OR August 27: 12-24 months) is a customized curriculum in the sciences, access to research opportunities, patient care, and a close-knit, supportive learning environment for students with a passion to attend medical. These programs fill quickly, so be sure to register soon. Contact UVM at 802-656-2085 or via email at learn@uvm.edu with any questions.

Altius Test Prep MCAT Practice Exams: Whether you are studying on your own, or have invested in a formal prep course, you can still boost your MCAT score significantly by practicing with full-length exams that accurately mirror what you will see on test day. MARCH MADNESS COUPON CODES for 20% OFF Full-Length MCAT Practice Exams. Ten Full-Length Exams: Use Code 10MARCH20. Five Full-Length Exams: Use Code 5MARCH20. To claim this offer, enter either code on page 2 of checkout at https://altiustestprep.com/tests before 11:59 PM on March 31, 2018.

Medical Study Abroad Opportunity: Doctors in Italy operates a year-round Medical Internship Shadowing Program for pre-health students in its unique, English-speaking outpatient clinic in the heart of Rome. This immersive study abroad opportunity offers students important clinical experience with a team of outstanding, passionate, English-speaking doctors working across a variety of specialties. Program highlights include: shadowing English-speaking doctors across multiple specialties at our clinic and partner hospitals, witnessing a different healthcare model, the opportunity to participate in research being conducted by the Doctors in Italy team, and a flexible, year-round application process (placement is still available for summer 2018!). The program consists of 2 or 3 weeks in Rome, Italy, during which students shadow different doctors in a private office setting and at a hospital, study Italian with a group of other international students, and participate in tours, day-trips, and cultural activities. The Shadowing Program is also available as a "Standalone" activity, for students who wish to manage their own accommodation and spare time. The program is being officially launched now, so the enrollment fees are significantly reduced and the available dates are still flexible. The shadowing program is being launched in the flagship office in Rome, an established multidisciplinary trusted IAMAT Travel Clinic, contracted within the United Nations agencies in Rome, and providing medical assistance to local Embassies and Global Institutions.

Alternative Spring Break Medical Experience: Pre-health students! The staff at CSU Health Network has started a conversation with the SLiCE office about participating in an alternative break. Currently there are very few alternative breaks that provide a medically-focused experience to undergraduates who are interested in medicine. The nurses, providers, and staff at CSU Health Network would be willing to participate in this process as advisors who would accompany the student on the break. Currently we are hoping to have something planned for spring break 2019. What we need are ideas from the students about what kind of experience they would like. If a student has an established connection with an underserved area such as an urban/rural clinic, a medically-focused community outreach program, or anything of this nature, we would like to speak with them about how we might help them bring this idea to fruition. These breaks are designed to be student led, so once we have a site and a mission selected, the students will be planning and executing the trip. For more information on the alternative break program, visit http://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-engagement/alternative-break/ . If you have an interest in helping to organize, plan, and lead an alternative break with a medical focus, please e-mail Brianna Riggio (Brianna.Riggio@colostate.edu) or Joel Schwartzkopf (joel1@colostate.edu) at CSUHN. Thanks!

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program: Participants will engage in a 13-month program that exposes students to professional and career exploration. Topics include health care equity/disparities within various communities, career development workshops, and educational development workshops. Sessions are led by distinguished University of Colorado faculty, staff, and students, as well as Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff. Sessions will consist of lectures and demonstrations. The deadline to apply is May 10th. More information here.

Functional “Hands” on Splinting Workshop: Learn how to use splinting to increase function, complete five basic splints, acquire the feel for different thermoplastics, review landmarks, biomechanics, splinting techniques and precautions for common injuries. The workshop will be held Saturday, April 7th from 8am-4pm in the CSU Occupational Therapy Building. Fee for the course is $150 ($50 non-refundable deposit) and includes all splinting material and course binder. To register, email Deborah.Krogh-Michna@colostate.edu and make deposit by March 31st. Space is limited; register soon.

ExamKrackers Online MCAT Course: Beginning March 24th, the course includes 9 weeks of MCAT classes with top instructions, 10th ediction MCAT Manuals, 5 full length practice exams with online exam review webinars every other weekend, 1 year membership to the online forum, MCAT Hotline subscription (86 hours of additional time to talk with an instructor) 1-on-1 or small group tutoring, and Saturday night 30 minute exam reviews each week. Save $250 if you enroll by Feb 28th. Enroll by calling 888-572-2536 or online at www.examkrackers.com (go to the online store and pick your preferred location). View the schedule here.