Week of October 28th, 2019

 "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt


Save the Date and Updates

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Nursing Scottsbluff campus has seats available in their accelerated nursing program which starts in January 2020. Please contact Karen Schledewitz (klschledewitz@unmc.edu) if you're interested!

Health Professions Advising will again offer In-Person and Live Online Kaplan MCAT prep courses at discounted rates in Spring 2020. This year we will also offer Live Online prep courses for the DAT, OAT and PCAT. Registration will open after Fall Break. Further details will be shared in the newsletter soon!


Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities 


Health Professions Club Opportunities:

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

Premedica: For students interested in Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physican Assistant (PA), or Nursing (RN)
Wednesday November 6th | 6-7:30pm | Stadium 1205

Rehabilitation Therapy: 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: 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 On-Campus Events and Opportunities:

TSA Pre-Check This Week
This is an expedited screening program for U.S. citizens that allows you to not have to remove your shoes, 3-1-1-liquids, laptops, light outerwear, or belts during U.S. airport security. It takes 10-15 minutes, costs $85 and lasts for five years. You can schedule an appointment through this link.
October 28th, 2019 - November 1st, 2019 | Parking lot west of Moby Arena 

Gear Up for Ag Health & Safety Seminar
In conjunction with the Animal Sciences Department, CSU's Ag Safety Center is holding a "Gear up for Ag Health & Safety" seminar to discuss on-the-job hazards of working in agriculture and the protective equipment that can keep you safe. There will be a special focus on hazards related to livestock work, including those pertinent to livestock medicine. All attendees will receive $75 worth of FREE personal protective gear. You can sign-up here.
Tuesday October 29th | 3-6pm | Animal Sciences, Room 161

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

Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist Job Opening at the CSU Health Network
Assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and human illness by collecting, processing and analyzing patient samples and reporting test results. This position is part-time (32hrs/wk) between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm Monday-Friday with rotating weekends/holidays.The full job posting is here.
Deadline for full consideration: November 17th at 11:59pm MT


Other Pre-Human Health Opportunities:

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.

University of Vermont Program Webinars
Learn more about the University of Vermont's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program (scholarships available for the Spring 2020 term) through this free webinar. Learn more about the Master of Public Health Program (in partnership with Larner College of Medicine) through this free webinar.
Post-Baccalaureate Program: Wednesday November 6th | 1pm EST
Masters in Public Health Program: Tuesday December 3rd | 12pm EST

Regis University Fall 2019 Team Based Learning Visit Days
You will meet with Dean Dr. Samit Shaw and other faculty members, tour the campus, tour the Pharmacy & Simulation labs, and visit with current students in a Q&A session. To learn more, and RSVP click here.
Thursday November 14th | 12-4:30pm | Denver, CO

University of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program
10-week summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program) on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The application opened October 21st, and closes January 17th, 2019. Students receive a stipend of $4,400 in addition to room and board. Learn more and apply here.
May 26th, 2019 - August 2nd, 2019 | Ann Arbor, Michigan


Other Pre-Veterinary Opportunities:

The University of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program (above) is also relevant for Pre-Vet students!


Article(s) of the Week 

 A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients - The Verge