Week of October 21st, 2019

"in any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” 
Abraham Maslow


Save the Date and Updates

Our advisor Kayla Tejada gave birth to a healthy baby boy - congratulations, Kayla! She will be out of the office on parental leave for several months so please do not email her with questions. You may email or meet with any of our other advisors during this time. You can schedule appointments through our website.

Registration for the 2020 MCAT testing year is now open! You can register for January-June exams. Registration for test dates in July-September will open in February 2020.


Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities 


Health Professions Club Opportunities:

*Meetings and important events are always listed on our website on the calendar

Premedica Meeting: For students interested in Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physican Assistant (PA), or Nursing (RN)
Wednesday October 23rd | 6-7:30pm | Stadium 1205 | Trinity University Rep Elise Froistad will come and talk about medical school applications.

Rehabilitation Therapy Meeting: For students interested in Physical Therapy (DPT) or Occupational Therapy (OTD or MSOT/MOT)
Tuesday October 29th | Stadium 1204 and 1205 | 6-7pm

Pre-Vet Meeting: For students interested in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Wednesday October 30th | 5:30-6:30pm | Yates 104

Pre-Dental: For students interested in Dentistry (DMD or DDS)
Monday October 28th | 6-7pm | Stadium 1207

Pre-Optometry: For students interested in Optometry (OD)
Tuesday November 12th | 7pm | BSB 143

Pre-Pharmacy: For students interested in Pharmaceutical Medicine (PharmD)
Tuesday November 5th | 6-7pm | Stadium 1208

*If there is a health area that you are interested in that does not have a club, please reach out to a Health Professions Advisor so we can suggest what club might be most applicable, another club on campus, or give you information on how to start a club if you are interested. 


Relevant CSU Events and Opportunities:

Gear up for Grad School on Wednesday October 30th
Come to learn about topics relevant to graduate school (“Funding your Graduate Education” from the Office of Financial Aid, for example) and speak with representatives from a number of CSU graduate programs, including the vet school. Health Professions Advising will also have a table there. 
Checkout this website for more information, and registration
Wednesday October 30th | 3-5pm | LSC North & Cherokee Park Ballrooms

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing - West Nebraska Division
Student Services Coordinator Karen Schledewitz will be on campus TODAY Monday October 21st, and will be available to meet with students between 11am and 1pm. Please contact her if you are interested: klschledewitz@unmc.edu.


Pre-Human Health Opportunities:

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore online information session
This online info session provides an overview of the PharmD program and highlights the dual degree options. Students currently enrolled in a dual degree program will be available online to answer your questions. Learn more and register here.
Thursday October 24th | 1-2pm

Emergency Wilderness Medicine Winter Pre-Med Classes
October 31st is the deadline for an early bird discount for the University of Colorado School of Medicine's emergency and wilderness medicine winter pre-med classes. These classes are taught by School of Medicine Faculty and students can earn certificates in Wilderness First Responder, CPR, and (for Costa Rica) Global Health. More information can be found here.

Lipscomb University Master of Science in Biomolecular Science
Is now accepting applications for all three cohorts (spring, summer and fall) on a rolling basis. It is a non-thesis master's degree to better prepare successful undergraduates for medical, dental, veterinary school and other professional schools. You can learn more here.

University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate Certificate Program in Health Humanities and Ethics
This new program is run by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and is the only program like it in Colorado. Students will journey with learners from diverse backgrounds to develop a profound understanding and valuable skills to better navigate the increasingly complex and nuanced landscape of healthcare. Learn more here.


Pre-Veterinary Opportunities:

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is offering two new classes for Spring 2020. You can find the course description, meeting dates/time and registration information in the class schedule (through RamWeb). All prerequisites will be waived for Spring 2020.
VS120 Introduction to Veterinary Science
VS230 Cultural and Societal Impacts of Animal Disease 


Article(s) of the Week 

- "This week's Heart to Heart conversation: Maintaining balance" from AAMC
- Interviews with twin sisters (now both physicians) Brandi JacksonBrittani James from AAMC