Week of February 17th, 2020

"The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it."
-Veronica Posada Uribe



Just D.O. It! Fair 
Visit with representatives on CSU campus from Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Schools from across the country. This event is a great opportunity for any pre-med student to network with admissions representatives (regardless of your year in school). Last year this fair was well-attended and CSU students shared that it was very helpful in connecting them directly with medical schools reps.
Wednesday March 4th | 11:00am-2:00pm | LSC 382


Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities  

Health Professions Club Meetings:

Colorado Homeless Assistance with Medicine Program (CHAMP)
Thursday February 27th | 6:00-7:00pm | BSB 107

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

Wednesday February 26th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1205

Health Professions Student Association (HPSA) - Rehabilitation Therapy Branch
AKA Rehab Therapy Club
Tuesday February 25th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1204 | Merrill Lynch - Financing

Pre-Dental Club
Monday February 24th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1203

Pre-Pharmacy Club
Tuesday March 3rd | 5:00-6:00pm | Stadium 1213

Pre-Vet Club
Wednesday February 26th | 5:30-6:30pm | BHSI A 101 | Office Elections


Other Relevant CSU Club Meetings:

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



Relevant CSU Opportunities:

BIOM382A Prosthetic Innovation Education Abroad Program in Quito, Ecuador
Work with amputees to identify accessibility and resource issues. Gain hands-on experience in the design and fabrication of a prosthesis, including in a 3D lab. Develop cultural knowledge of a developing country. Applications were due February 15th, but there may still be space. If you're interested, contact brett.beal@colostate.edu or educationabroad@colostate.edu
May 22nd-31st 2020

HES Seminar Series - Dr. Kristin Stanford
A Novel Endocrine Role for BAT to Mediate Cardiac Function
Friday February 21st | 3:00-4:00pm | HES Teaching Facility

CSU Master's in Toxicology
This master's degree can be a step for pre-health students who need some academic enhancement to become more competitive candidates for health professions programs. Attend the open house on Friday February 28th 10am-1:30pm to meet current students in the program, learn about the application process, and tour the facilities. Please RSVP to Dr. Arnold (olivia.arnold@colostate.edu) by February 21st if you'd like to attend. If you're interested, but unable to attend the open house. Checkout one of the info sessions listed below:
Wednesday February 27th | 10:00-11:00am | Physiology 102
Friday March 8th | 11:00am-12:00pm | Physiology 102
Tuesday March 26th | 1:00-2:00pm | Physiology 129
Wednesday April 10th | 1:00-2:00pm | Physiology 102

CSU Business Minor Updates
You no longer need to attend a minor declaration session, and there are no entrance requirements for this minor. You can learn more, and declare the minor here.



Relevant Off-Campus Opportunities:

AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) Virtual Medical School Fair
This free event gives you the opportunity to connect with admissions officers at more than 75 US, Puerto Rican and Canadian medical schools. You will speak with admissions officers, save resources/information from each medical school, attend/ask questions during four live presentations, speak with experts about the MCAT, application, financing your medical education, and meet with admissions representatives to learn more about programs and scholarships. If you register for this virtual fair, you'll also receive a promo code for 15% off a 2-year subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR). Learn more, and register here.
Thursday February 20th | 11:00am-8:00pm

Camp Wapiyapi Volunteer Positions Available
This camp is a great place for pre-health students to volunteer and gain experience working with children who have cancer and their siblings. Learn more here, and checkout their Fundraising meetup at Red Truck Brewing Company later this month. The camp director and some assistant directors will be available to speak with potential volunteers about camp. Applications for volunteer positions opened February 15th, and you can learn more here. Sign-up for the meetup here.
Thursday February 27th | 6:00-7:00pm | Red Truck Brewing Company

National Student Leadership Conference Jobs
The National Student Leadership Conference is looking for pre-health students and students studying other health-related professions to fill positions as Team Advisors for the Medicine and Health Care program throughout this summer. This position provides an opportunity to mentor and teach high school students interested in medical careers while networking and gaining experience with professionals in the medical field. More information about the position(s) and job application can be found here.
Preferred deadline: March 15th

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:

Pet First Aid Day with Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (SVECC) CSU Chapter
The veterinary students in the veterinary emergency and critical care club are hosting a Pet First Aid Day open to pre-vet students. It's on April 4th, schedule found here, and includes several wet labs and lectures with clinicians and faculty at the VTH. Information on how to sign up found here



Test Prep Resources:

Kaplan Free GRE Bootcamp
In these classes, Kaplan instructors cover key content and tackle some of the most common question types. You can sign-up here.



Article(s) of the Week 

At the Westminster Dog Show: Top Dogs, Top Docs - The New York Times

50 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing your Medical School Essays - InGenius Prep