Week of February 10th, 2020

"Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you."
- Michelle Obama



Registration for the second half of the 2020 MCAT testing year (July - September exams) is now open.

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.


Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities  

Health Professions Club Meetings:

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 March 3rd | 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



Relevant CSU Opportunities:

First Generation Student Organization
This on-campus club is hosting an informational in which students can learn about the organization and ways to get involved.
Wednesday February 12th | 6:00-8:00pm | Eddy 8

HES Seminar Series - Dr. Nan Zeng
Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Friday February 14th | 3:00-4:00pm | HES Teaching Facility

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

Just D.O. It! Fair 
Visit with representatives on CSU campus from Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Schools from across the country. Last year this fair was well-attended and CSU students shared that it was very helpful in connecting them directly with D.O. medical schools.
Wednesday March 4th | 11:00am-2:00pm | LSC 382



Relevant Off-Campus Opportunities:

Picking Your Pre-Med Activities w/ a UCLA Med Former Application Reader
Listen to a discussion about which activities are most impressive to admissions committees, how to explore your interests and an analysis of a sucessful applicant's case study. Register for this free webinar here.
Wednesday February 12th | 8:00pm ET 

Columbia University Online Information Session: M.S. in Bioethics
As advances in biotechnology and biomedicine gain momentum, so do issues concerning their ethical, legal, and social implications in the United States and around the world. From stem cell research to healthcare reform, these topics involve critical dilemmas at the intersections of law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, and history. Register for the online info session here
Thursday February 13th | 12:00-1:00pm ET

University of Pennsylvania Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program
This program offer students the opportunity to prepare for dental school applications and gain hands-on experience in the field. Students can apply for a linkage to accelerate their entry into Penn Dental Medicine. Attend the Virtual Information Session to learn more. Register here.
Tuesday February 18th | 5:00-6:00pm ET

Loyola University Chicago MAMS (MA in Medical Sciences) Program
Designed for students pursuing medical school who want to strengthen their academic credentials. 96% of students matriculate into medical school within three years of graduating from the program. Attend this Webinar (register here) to learn more.
Monday February 24th | noon Central Time

University of Colorado Conference - Advances in Pharmacology: Updates in Best Practice
This conference will provide interprofessional education focusing on key disease state updates and relevant current issues. Learn more here. CSU pre-health undergraduates are invited to attend for $20 (paid in cash at the door instead of through the registration link). Please send Dr. Jarvis (catherine.jarvis@cuanschutz.edu) your name by February 24th to register.
March 7th | Anschutz Medical Campus



Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students:

Job openings for NSLC Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
The NSLC (National Student Leadership Conference) offers a 9-day summer conference for high school students from across the country combining leadership and an academic focus of veterinary medicine. They're seeking Team Advisors (sophomores and up) and Assistant Team Advisors (current first-year students) to work as counselors and leaders for small groups of high school students for three sessions throughout the summer. Learn more about the program here, and apply here



Test Prep Resources:

MCAT-prep.com Offers Free Resources
Practice Tests
MCAT Guide (scoring, test dates, topics covered, sample questions and advice)
MCAT Scores & Admissions
Science Summaries starting with Physics Equations Sheet
MCAT Study Schedule 
Blog: MCAT Prep & Pre-Med Advice



Article(s) of the Week 

The Do's and Don'ts of a Global Health Experience -AAMC

Five Ways to Gain Experience without Shadowing - AAMC