Week of November 11th, 2019

 "Make your life your art. It doesn't have to be that you're an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that's your art. Find your art; find your thing you love."
- Gerard Way


Save the Date and Updates

This is the second Health Professions Interview Workshop for both human health professions and veterinary medicine. Chase Weldon from the Career Center will join the Health Professions Staff in presenting general information (what to wear, what types of interviews you might encounter, tips) and the opportunity to 'practice'. We are leaving more time for practice than we did in the September workshop by breaking into two smaller groups. This workshop is intended for those who may interview within the next 6 months, but all health professions students are welcome. No RSVP required. 


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 20th | 6-7:30pm | Stadium 1205

Rehabilitation Therapy: For students interested in Physical Therapy (DPT) or Occupational Therapy (OTD or MSOT/MOT)
Tuesday November 12th | Stadium 1204 and 1205 | 6-7pm

Pre-Vet: For students interested in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Wednesday November 13th | 5:30-6:30pm | Yates 104

Pre-Dental: For students interested in Dentistry (DMD or DDS)
Monday November 11th | 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)
Wednesday November 20th | 6-7pm | Stadium 1208

CHAMP Colorado Homeless Assistance with Medicine ProgramFor students interested in helping assist people applying for Medicaid/medicare, then find primary care providers that accept their insurance and schedule appointments. 
Thursday November 21st | 6-7pm | Clark A204

*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:

Puksta and Reisher scholarship applications are now open
Criteria: Colorado State Residency, 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of Fall 2019, current first-year student with sophomore status by Fall 2020, enrolled as full-time with expected graduation of May 2023, completed FAFSA by March 1, 2020, specific financial need as determined by FAFSA and Office of Financial Aid, including under $9,000 Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Applications are due: Due February 1st 2020. Checkout one of these 1-hr info sessions to learn more:
Monday 11/11, 4-5pm in Stadium Big South Conference Room 202
Tuesday 11/19, 6:30-7:30pm in Stadium Room 1213
Thursday 11/21, 10-11am in LSC Room 228
Thursday 12/5, 4-5pm in LSC Room 372
Friday 1/31, 11am-12pm in Stadium Big South conference Room 202

Key Communities is hiring Student Staff
The Key Communities are hiring for the Key Mentor and Leadership Coach Positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and demonstrate your commitment to service. Applications are due January 10th, 2020. Please attend one of the following info sessions if you are interested:
Wednesday 11/13, 5:30-7pm in Stadium Room 1207
Thursday 11/14, 5-6:30pm in Stadium Room 1207
Monday 11/18, 5-6:30pm in Stadium Room 1207
Friday 11/22, 3:30-5pm in Stadium 1207


Other Pre-Human Health Opportunities:

Planning for Medical School: Early Steps to Take
Hosted by Dr. Milana PeBenito, a former Admissions Committee Member from UCSF. Click here to register.
Wednesday November 13th | 9pm EST

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy program for students interested in research and pharmacy. Includes a $3,500 stipend for full-time program (10-weeks minimum) and housing is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Learn more here. Application is now open with a deadline of January 17, 2020.

Altius MCAT Prep is offering a sale on MCAT prep courses. 50% off MCAT course, 96% off 1-on-1 MCAT Prep, and $300 off 1-on-1 Mentoring Course with code NOVEMBER300Contact Clyde Wixom (clyde@altiustestpre.com) if you have questions.


Other Pre-Veterinary Opportunities:

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are relevant for pre-vet students too (see above)!



Article(s) of the Week 

Teamwork Makes the (Medical School) Dream Work - AAMC

Considering a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program - AAMC