Week of February 24th, 2020

"Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind" -Louis Pasteur 



New Health Professions Advisor
Our newest advisor Terry Schlicting will begin meeting with students pursuing human health professions this week so if you’ve been waiting a long time for an appointment (or have an appointment booked further out than you’d like) feel free to call the Collaborative for Student Achievement to schedule with him: (970) 491-7095. Please join us in welcoming Terry to our team! 


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. The schools listed below will be sending representatives. 
Wednesday March 4th | 11:00am-2:00pm | LSC 382

A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MO), Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (NM), Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ID), Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (MO), Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZ), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia (GA), Pacific Northwestern University of Health Sciences (WA), Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CO, UT), Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CA, NV) – Both campuses are sending representatives, Western University of Health Sciences (OR)


Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities  

Health Professions Club Meetings:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Other Relevant CSU Club Meetings:

Rams for the B.A.B.Y. Foundation
This foundation provides financial assistance to under-insured families in Northern Colorado who have children with various health-related issues. If you are interested and would like more information please email ramsforthebabyfoundation@gmail.com
Thursday February 27th | 5:00pm | Location TBD

American Medical Women's Association Club
Thursday March 26th | 4:00-5:00pm | Stadium 1214


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

Drop-in Info Session with Creighton University PA Program & School of Medicine Phoenix Campus
Lunch provided!
Monday March 2nd | 11:00am-1pm | Stadium Big South Conference Room (202)

Drop-in Info Session with Regis University
All programs! (Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Nursing & others)
Wednesday March 4th | 10:00-11:30am | Stadium Big South Conference Room (202)

CSU U-Turn 
Are you on track to meet your goals? Your GPA can affect your future. Whether you have a "U" now, or you want to make the Dean's List, this event is for you! Come to U-Turn to get a personalized plan that will connect you with the academic resources you need to turn this semester into a success! For one day, all of the people at CSU you need to talk with will be in one room. No being sent all over campus--over 45 campus representatives will be there to talk with you. More information on this event, co-hosted by the Collaborative for Student Achievement and The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) can be found here
Tuesday March 3rd | 10:00am-4:00pm | LSC North Ballroom

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

CSU Master's in Toxicology *Updated dates and times
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 26th | 10:00-11:00am | Physiology 129
Friday March 6th | 11:00am-12:00pm | Physiology 129
Tuesday March 24th | 10:00-11:00am | Physiology 129
Wednesday April 8th | 9:00-10:00am | Physiology 129


Relevant Off-Campus Opportunities:

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine- Webinar: Mainstreaming Oral Health; new ways of thinking and working
The CU School of Dental Medicine is hosting this webinar to share new approaches to treating people in oral health care. This is hosted by Dr. Julian Fisher who is a WHO approved Health in All Policies trainer. Follow the webinar live here
Wednesday February 26th | 12:00pm 

Roundup River Ranch Volunteer Opportunity 
Roundup River Ranch enriches the lives of children with serious illness and their families by offering FREE medically-supported camp programs that provide unforgettable opportunities to discover joy, friendships, and confidence. Roundup River Ranch is in Gypsum, Colorado on the shores of the Colorado River and provides camp programs from June through October. We are looking for CSU students to support our campers in seasonal paid staff position (mid-May to mid-August) or volunteer positions (throughout the season). Go to our website to learn more. See you at camp!

Hands of Hope House Parent Job Opportunity 
 Applicants will work directly with abused, neglected and HIV+ children who are 6 years of age or younger at the time of placement. Applicants will do everything necessary to properly and safely care for, advocate for and generally meet the daily needs of the four to five children placed in the home. This will include direct hands-on care of the children, daily household tasks, paperwork, participation in appointments with physicians, psychologists, developmental specialists, therapists (speech, physical and occupational) and any other specialists as needed. Find out more about this opening here

St. George’s University School of Medicine Funded Trip
See SGU is a unique program that offers students an opportunity to visit St. George's University, speak to faculty and students and see where they will be living while they start their medical training. If they apply, get accepted and ultimately matriculate, we’ll refund their airfare and hotel costs for the trip. Find more information here

Baylor School of Medicine: The Three stages of the Medical School Application Guide Webinar 
Join Sergio Navarro, a graduate coach for Baylor School of Medicine, for this free webinar that will review AAMCAS, tips for writing successful personal statements, and a guide to other aspects of the application process. Follow it live here
Wednesday February 26th | 8:00pm EST 

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

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


Article(s) of the Week 

Border collie learned the names of 54 different toys - The New York Times