Week of March 30th, 2020

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."  -Viktor E. Frankl 



We are still advising!
Health Professions Advising Appointments will primarily be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams video chat. You can schedule appointments online or by contacting one of our advisors directly. Please login to Teams or download the app before your appointment time so your advisor can call you. If you prefer that your appointment take place over the phone, please indicate that when you schedule (or email your advisor) and include the phone number we should use to call you

 Roundup River Ranch
They have made the difficult decision to not bring campers to the campsite for Family Camp 1 and all summer camp programs. Please contact Jenika Doberstein if you have questions.

Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) now updated for 2020


Helpful Resources:

The Premed Years Podcast Episode 382: How Will the Coronavirus Affect the Premed Process?

The PreMed Years Podcast Episode 383: How Will the Coronavirus Affect the Med School Application Cycle?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The MCAT Exam - AAMC


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics will be offered online this summer during the first session. This course provides an overview of ethical questions in clinical medicine, research ethics, health policy, animal ethics (especially as it pertains to the use of animals in biomedical research), and more. It should be of interest to anyone pursuing a career in the health professions and also those who plan to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Contact the instructor Dr. Moti Gorin with questions.


Relevant Virtual Opportunities:

COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions: How the Process Will Be Impacted
There are many questions arising about education and admissions for those students planning to apply to medical school this cycle. The principles of a strong application still apply. However, due to university closures and test date rescheduling, the way you write about or achieve these principles may change. Learn more, and register for this free webinar here.
Wednesday April 1st | 8:00pm ET

Health & Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19 Online Panel Discussion
Join Columbia University Bioethics for an online panel discussion with NYU Bioethics Professor Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., and Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, on "Is Health a Human Right, and if so why and what does that mean?" Register here.
Thursday April 16th | 6:15-8:00pm ET

University of Pennsylvania online Human Anatomy Courses
The Human Anatomy courses are offered in the summer 2020 term with limited enrollment. Summer 2020 course registration opens on March 30, and summer Human Anatomy classes start on May 26. Space is limited. These courses are open to anyone with a high school diploma, although students are strongly encouraged to have completed one year of college-level introductory biology for an optimal experience. Transfer credits are awarded at the discretion of the receiving institution. Learn more here.


Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students: 

Veterinary School Application Workshop
The Veterinary School Application Workshop will still take place on Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30 - 6:30pm In a live video format. If you would like to hear/see this workshop you will need to do the following:
1) Be in the application cycle for veterinary school this year.  We apologize, but due to the format, we are limited in the number of students who can participate.
2) Email Ann Bowen, Ann.Bowen@colostate.edu, if you have not done so already, to let her know you wish to ‘attend’.
3) Download Microsoft Teams to your device - this is free to all CSU students


Test Prep Resources:

Free Tutoring for Pre-Meds Impacted by COVID-19
Altius is offering free math and science tutoring to pre-med students impacted by COVID-19. Learn more here.


Article(s) of the Week 

NYU wants its senior medical students to graduate early and join the battle against coronavirus - CNN

It's times like these that I'm happy I chose to become a DO - Choose DO