Week of April 16, 2018

"Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living."
-Albert Einstein

The Application & Personal Statement Workshop has been re-scheduled for Thursday May 3rd in Stadium 1205.


Mark Your Calendars!


This Week:

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

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

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


Next Week:

Tuesday April 24: HPSA Rehab Therapies: Combined Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1205.

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


Save the Date!!

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


Program Opportunities:

Alternative Spring Break Medical Experience - interest meeting Wednesday April 18th at 4pm in CSU Health Network Multipurpose Room, #340B: The staff at the 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. If you're interested, please come to the first meeting (info above) and/or contact: Brianna Riggio (Brianna.Riggio@colostate.edu) or Joel Schwartzkopf (joel1@colostate.edu) at CSUHN. Thanks!

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.

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.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Recruitment Event on May 5th, 2018: Cheyenne Regional medical Center is looking for highly engaged, hardworking, and compassionate people to fill both clinical and non-clinical positions. Attend the recruitment fair to learn more about salaries, benefits and educational assistance. The event is at 214 E. 23rd St. Cheyenne, WY-Auditorium A. For more information contact (307) 633-7798. To view open positions that are currently open, go here

Genetic Counseling Career Camp in Utah on May 5th, 2018: 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.

Georgetown University School of Medicine 11-month Master of Science Degree in Physiology & Biophysics, Complementary & Integrative Medicine: Does your family have "remedies" to treat the common cold, or other ailments and have you ever wondered why chewing on ginger is said to relieve cold symptoms? This program explores the scientific basis of these health claims and trains you to critically analyze and assess the data. As a future healthcare provider and researcher, you will know more about Integrative Medicine than your peers...Be the expert resident in this field. The application deadline is May 15th, and you can learn more about the program 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.

Columbia University Postbac Premed Program Application Deadline June 15th: This program enrolls students with diverse backgrounds. Some have already begun a career and are looking for more from their professional lives, others have experienced personal situations that inspired them to go into a medical field, and some are seeking the science education they didn't take in their undergraduate programs. Go to this website for more information.