Week of February 3, 2020

"I arise in the morning torn between desire to improve the world and desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
- E.B. White



 Health Professions Advising will be offering drop-in advising on Tuesdays 1-3pm starting Tuesday February 18th. These are quick 5-10 minute appointments for short, time-sensitive questions only. Check-in at the Collaborative for Student Achievement front desk and indicate you're here for Health Professions Advising drop-ins.

The 2021 AMCAS Cycle dates are now available! AMCAS will open (for you to begin your application) May 4th. AMCAS opens for submission Thursday May 28th. The first date completed & verified applications will be forwarded to schools is June 26th. If you are applying to medical school this spring we strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible in the application cycle.

Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities  

Health Professions Club Meetings:

*Club Meetings are listed on our website on the calendar

Health Professions Student Association (HPSA) - Medical Branch
AKA Premedica Club

Wednesday February 12th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1205

Health Professions Student Association (HSPA) Rehabilitation Therapy Club
Tuesday February 11th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1204/1205

Pre-Dental Club
Monday February 10th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1203
Field trip to CU February 11th at 9:30am

Pre-Pharmacy Club
Tuesday February 4th | 5:00-6:00pm | Stadium 1213

Pre-Vet Club
Wednesday February 12th | 5:30-6:30pm | Yates 104 | Guest Speaker


Other Relevant CSU Club Meetings:

American Medical Women's Association Club
Thursday February 20th | 4:00-5:00pm | Stadium 1214

Pre-SOMA Club (for pre-D.O. students)
Thursday February 6th | 5:00-6:00pm | Stadium TBA


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

Functional Hands-On Splinting Workshop with CSU OT Program
Learn how to use splinting to increase function. Complete six basic splints. Acquire the "feel" for different thermoplastics. Review landmarks, biomechanics, splinting techniques, and precautions for common injuries. $175 for students and $250 for professionals. Contact Chelsea Rose with questions or to register.
Saturday February 29th | 8:00am-4:00pm | CSU Occupational Therapy Building

Drop-In Pre-PA Advising with Creighton University
Speak with an admissions representative from the Creighton University PA program to learn more about the program and ask any specific questions about your academic record/hands-on experience. Lunch will be available!
Monday March 2nd | 11:00am-1:00pm | Canvas Stadium Big South (202)

Drop-In Info Session with Regis University
Learn more about any health profession program at Regist University (Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, etc.) with Admissions representative and CSU alumnus Dan Wienecke. Coffee & donuts provided!
Wednesday March 4th | 10:00am-11:30am | Canvas Stadium Big South (202) 


Relevant Off-Campus Opportunities:

New University of Colorado School of Medicine section of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine blog - Ready, Set, Apply!
Checkout the blog here

Regis University School of Pharmacy Virtual Information Session
Learn more about careers in pharmacy, innovative research in pharmacogenomics, and Regis University's program. Register here.
Wednesday February 5th | 12:00am-1:00pm

Gates Summer Internship
This is an 11-week program that encourages undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical research in an academic or industry setting by providing state-of-the-art training opportunities at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine located on the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Apply here.
Application deadline: Wednesday February 12th at 5:00pm MST

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) Virtual Medical School Fair
Medical school admissions representatives and medical students from over 70 institutions are expected to attend. This event is free, but you must register here.
Thursday February 20th | 11:00am-8:00pm ET

Boston University Summer Program In Neuroscience (SPIN)
This is an 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN students are exposed every day to the function and organization of the brain from a clinical perspective alongside neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropathologists in the clinic and in the operating room. Each student is paired with a clinical or research faculty member to pursue their own mentored research project. Click here for more information and/or to apply.
Program: June 1 - July 24 | Application deadline is Friday February 29th 

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - Recruitment Event
Meet with 70+ colleges and schools of pharmacy nationwide, learn about the exciting careers in pharmacy, chat with current pharmacy students, and win great prizes. Learn more here.
Saturday July 18, 2020 | 2:00-5:00pm | Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA


Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students:

Positions open in Volunteer Facilitated Visitation program at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital
In this program we assist in facilitating visits between clients and hospitalized patients these visits take place both in exam rooms, as well in the Critical Care and Intermediate Care Units. When not facilitating visits volunteers are welcome to assist in Urgent Care, Critical Care, or Intermediate Care, as well as help clients in the front of the hospital. We are looking for reliable, dedicated volunteers who are comfortable working both with animals and clients as well as self-starters who would be comfortable taking initiative in terms of assisting CCU and IMCU as well as during visits. Contact Cody Saxe with questions and/or apply online.

AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medicine Colleges) Virtual Admissions Fair
Meet admissions representatives/faculty/current students, explore Veterinary Programs nationwide, and connect with multiple schools at once. Register here.
Tuesday March 31st | 10:00am-4:00pm Eastern

Wilderness Emergency Canine Care
Learn how to prevent and deal with wilderness emergency medical issues that could befall your best buddy. Taught by richly experienced veterinarians, this course includes lectures, case studies and hands-on skill sessions. Gain the knowledge and skill to be able to respond to common as well as catastrophic backcountry canine injuries and illnesses. Topics include wounds, orthopedics, heat/cold, GI, first aid kids and more. Register here.
Saturday April 18th | 8:00am-5:00pm | Anschutz Medical Campus

Drop-In Info Session with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Talk with an admissions representative from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Learn more about the program and ask any specific questions about your coursework/hands-on experiences.
Wednesday April 22nd | noon-1:00pm | Canvas Stadium Big South (202)


Test Prep Resources:

Kaplan Tuition Assistance Program
You may be eligible to receive financial assistance for Kaplan test prep resources. Learn more here.



Article(s) of the Week 

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