Week of March 2nd, 2020

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

Michael Jordan  



Drop-in Focus Groups
Health Professions Advising is conducting drop-in focus groups to request feedback from students about their experiences with our office. Any student who has met with a health professions advisor is welcome to join, and food will be provided!
Tuesday March 31st | 12:00-12:50pm | Canvas Stadium Foothills Conference Rm 261
Monday April 13th | 5:00-5:50pm | Canvas Stadium North Fork Conference Rm 261
Thursday April 16th | 4:00-4:50pm | Canvas Stadium Big South Conference Rm 202

New Health Professions Advisor
Our newest advisor Terry Schlicting is now meeting with any pre-health student! 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 schedule an appointment with him through our website (http://hp.colostate.edu/advising/) or by calling the Collaborative for Student Achievement at (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-Pharmacy Club
Tuesday March 3rd | 5:00-6:00pm | Stadium 1213

Pre-Dental Club
Monday March 9th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1203

HPSA Rehab Therapy Club
Tuesday March 10th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1204

Pre-Vet Club (Members only)
Wednesday March 11th | 5:30-6:30pm

HPSA Medical Branch (aka Premedica)
Wednesday March 11th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1205

CHAMP Meeting
Thursday March 12th | 6:00-7:00pm | BSB 107


Other Relevant CSU Club Meetings:

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


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

Puksta Scholarship
This is a $5,000 scholarhip available to current first year students. You must complete the CSU Scholarship Application in order to apply. Applications are due March 1st. You must also match the following criteria:
-Colorado State Residency for tuition classification purposes or classified as in-state student in accordance with the Colorado ASSET Bill, Senate Bill 13-033
-2.0 cumulative GPA by end of fall 2019 semester
-Current first year student with sophomore status by Fall 2020 (24-45 completed credits)
-Participation in Key Communities and/or SLiCE Programs or other university-affiliated leadership programs
-Demonstrate past or ongoing contributions to service/volunteering
-Completed FAFSA or ASSET related financial aid application by March 1, 2020
If you have any questions please contact Same Desta at Samrawit.Desta@colostate.edu

Health and Wellness Colorado Industry Tour
The Health and Wellness Colorado Industry Tour is coming up! Colorado Industry Tours are designed to connect students with specific career interests with different Colorado employers and have hands-on experiences outside of the classroom. 
Who we will be visiting:
- YMCA in Longmont: https://www.ymcanoco.org/membership/ed-ruth-lehman-ymca
- MenuTrinfo: https://www.menutrinfo.com/
- Columbine Health Systems: https://columbinehealth.com/ 
Students can register for the event on Handshake, or sign up at the Career Center front desk with a refundable $20 deposit (cash or check) that will be returned on the morning of the tour. As usual, lunch and transportation will be provided for the students.
Friday March 6th | 7:00am-3:30pm  

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)

Low-Cost LSAT and GRE courses at CSU  
Interested in going to GRAD school, but can't afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT or GRE prep classes? There will be another set of low-cost, high quality, LSAT and GRE prep courses offered at CSU (open to non-students as well). You can apply for the courses (and see testimonials, etc.) at campusprep.org. Campus Prep has built a reputation around the country for helping students get great point gains for little cost (for the last 10 years). Please see the website for dates and times. 

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:

Keck Graduate Institute Post-baccalaureate programs 
KGI's Post-baccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate (PPA) and Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC)  programs are ideal for aspiring healthcare professionals who wish to improve their candidacy for gaining acceptance into PA or medical school through academic and/or clinical enrichment. KGI's emphasis on multidisciplinary and inter-professional development with personalized mentoring ensures each of our students can maximize their potential. Find more information here

St. George School of Medicine offering April start
In keeping with this tradition of innovation and improvement, and our focus on student success, we are pleased to announce that the School of Medicine is offering an April start for the 4-year MD program in Grenada.The inaugural April cohort will begin on April 8, 2020. We are confident that this new entry point will offer students additional flexibility, while still extending the same support and services enjoyed by all of our students. Also, every student who enrolls in the April 2020 class will receive an Inaugural April Class Grant of $25,000, in addition to any other scholarships they may be qualified to receive. Find more information here

University of Michigan Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Beginning in the Fall term, this program is designed for students who wish to earn an M.S. degree and plan, after program completion, to pursue one of the following:
-Application to a health profession's program such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, or physical therapy
-Application to a doctoral degree-granting program
-Employment in a research laboratory in academia or industry or other related profession
The application is open now until May 15th. Find more information here

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Mills College
The Mills College post-baccalaureate pre-med certificate program has provided top-notch pre-med education to students for over 30 years.They are still accepting applications for this fall. Find more information on their website

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


Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students:

Loop Abroad
Loop Abroad is a student travel organization that began with a singular mission: provide the best hands-on study abroad for students pursuing careers working with animals. Loop Abroad continues to expand our reach while holding onto our founding values, allowing us to consistently be ranked as one of the best veterinary programs for study abroad. We now proudly offer a wide-range of travel and study experiences for students who share our commitment to animal welfare and respect for all living things. The summer global semester abroad is still enrolling, as well as all semester programs for fall! Contact Mackenzie Hayes (mackenzie.hayes@colostate.edu) for her personal experience as well as a discounted rate. More information can also be found on their website

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 


How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors- The New York Times