Week of April 9, 2018

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
-Isaac Newton

Due to a scheduling conflict we have had to cancel the Application & Personal Statement Workshop scheduled for next Thursday April 19th. We are planning to re-schedule it for Thursday May 3rd. We will make an announcement when we confirm the details. Thank you for your patience!


Mark Your Calendars!


This Week:

April 10: HPSA Rehab Therapies Combined Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1204.

Next Week:

April 16: Pre-Dental Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1216.

April 18: HPSA Medical Branch: Pre-optometry Club Meeting, 5-6pm, Stadium 1213.

April 18: HPSA Medical Branch: Premedica Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1204.


Save the Date!!

April 26: MMI (Multiple-Mini Interviews) Workshop, 5pm, Stadium 1207.

May 3 - Personal Statement & Application Workshop, 5pm, Stadium 1205.


Program Opportunities:

UC Health Trauma Research Volunteer Program: University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) wishes to provide a well-trained group of volunteers to meet the need for volunteer services at UCHealth and to offer a rewarding experience to those who volunteer. Become one of the outstanding undergraduates from around the region to learn valuable, hands-on experience in research in the progressive field of Trauma research. UC Health has year-round volunteer programs offering hands-on experience, the opportunity to become published, and flexible hours. To apply, you must complete this application and speak with a Health Professions advisor.

Summer Health Scholar Courses (Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle & Oahu) June 20-August 11: Program features include: MCAT or GRE preparation course with The Princeton Review, clinical experience, UCLA certificate and admissions workshops. The application is due April 13th. Checkout the program website for more information here. 

Cytotechnology at Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University:
Cytotechnologists work with medical pathologists to investigate cells to diagnose and prevent diseases, including cancer. Their findings can both diagnose and prevent cancer, because they are able to detect pre-cancerous cells before they become malignant. A cytotech degree offers career opportunities in a growing job market that includes clinical, research, commercial and cytology laboratories. Salaries range from $60,000 to $80,000 per year. The cytotechnology program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) emphasizes cellular, molecular and immuno diagnostics, as well as modern management and education. This combination of science and real-world skills gives Jefferson grads an advantage. Our program is accredited the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology. Students can request information here. If you have questions about the program or admission process, please contact Donald Sharples, Donald.Sharples@jefferson.edu or 215 503-1044. For our Fall 2018 cohort, and if students are accepted by May 1, 2018, we will award them a scholarship! Application instructions are found here.

Genetic Counseling Career Camp in Utah: Genetic counseling requires a Master's degree. The field has grown 75% in the last ten years and job growth is expected to expand by another 30% in the next ten years! It is a fantastic combination of science and patient care that appeals to a lot of students with or without a science background as an undergrad. The Association of Utah Genetic Counselors' 6th annual event will be happening on May 5, 2018 from 10:30-4:30. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about genetic counseling through a mixture of presentations and interactions with local genetic counselors. This year, we're changing up the format to include fewer large presentations and more time in small groups to increase networking and the ability of our genetic counselors to answer student questions. The director of the University of Utah's Genetic Counseling Program will be there as well as current Oulu students, recent graduates from various programs and genetic counselors practicing in many sub-specialties (e.g. cancer, cardiology, laboratory, prenatal, pediatric, etc). The cost of the event is only $35 and includes lunch as well as lite refreshments during short breaks. Checkout the event website here.

4th Annual Rocky Mountain Biotechnology Symposium, Anschutz Camps on May 17th, 2018 (8am-5pm): Have you ever wondered whether the science done in the startups and larger life science companies in Colorado was interesting? Have you considered finding a job in the industry or creating your own startup? Are you interested in learning more about job, internship or consulting opportunities in the industry? Are you interested to discover more companies in biotechnologies, diagnostics, digital health, medical devices, pharmaceuticals...? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our upcoming event is for you! It will be followed by our monthly "Brews & Biotech" Happy Hour from 5pm until 8pm at the Ursula Brewery on AMC. To register for this year's event go here.

Summer Courses in Pre-Med/Pre-Health Emergency & Wilderness Medicine: Are you looking for summer plans? Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work, wilderness medicine, or global health? Come explore the great outdoors and learn from physicians who work around the world. Build your resume, network, and your travelogue. Checkout available courses with the University of Colorado School of Medicine here.

Georgetown University School of Medicine Master's Degree Program in Systems 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. This is the very first degree program in personalized medicine, and the application deadline is June 15, 2018. See program website for more details here.

Case Western Reserve University Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education (PRIME) program: Post-baccalaureate certificate (non-degree) program for students who need additional preparation to have a competitive application for MD or DO programs, and allows students to raise their undergraduate and undergraduate science GPA's to be more competitive to higher ranking programs. This program is designed for two types of students: (1) Career changers - students who have not yet completed all their pre-med requirements, and (2) Academic enhancers - students who need to improve their undergraduate GPA and their foundation in key pre-med content. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis per availability in the program. Students may start in any semester. You can learn more by visiting their website here.