Week of April 6th, 2020

"You can still make something beautiful and something powerful out of a really bad situation"  -Gabe Grunewald 



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

All MCAT Tesing dates through the end of April have been cancelled. Please check the AAMC Coronavirus FAQ website for the latest updates. 

BMS460 Essentials of Pathophysiology
Is moving to fall semesters starting Fall 2020. It is restricted to BMS majors on the schedule, but the professor will allow non-majors. You must contact the professor (Dr. Rao Veeramachaneni) directly to request an override.


Helpful Resources:

Health Professions COVID-19 Related Links & Information from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) COVID-19 Resources Page 

InGeniusPrep Blog: Coronavirus and Medical School Admissions - Changes in the Application Cycle


Relevant CSU Opportunities:

SLiCE Public Achievement
Checkout this great leadership/volunteer opportunity in which CSU students get connected with local high school classrooms. The volunteers empower, inspire, and guide the high school students through a project to improve their community that they are passionate about. Projects can range from implementing a Bike to School Week, a community garden, running a campaign for suicide prevention, working towards housing solutions in Fort Collins, or any local/national issues. The students decide on the project that is meaningful and impactful for them, and CSU students facilitate the process. Checkout this website for more information, and to apply.
Application deadline has been extended - apply as soon as possible

Ram Welcome Leader Position Hiring
Ram Welcome is hiring leaders for Summer 2020. This is a great opportunity develop your leadership skills. You can find all information about the job and application process here.
Application deadline: April 12th 2020 

Inclusive Fellowship Program
This program is a special opportunity for students, especially those who are undocumented and without DACA. The program allows students to learn and demonstrate career skills AND receive a monetary distribution. This application requires both a student AND an office/department to work together to submit an application. Students can receive a financial distribution of up to $4000. Contact Amy Cailene if interested.
Application deadline: April 15th 2020

Campus Connections
Is recruiting mentors for Fall 2020. Benefits of the program include: developing professional skills, earning upper division credits, developing leadership skills, participating in research, enhancing your interpersonal skills, engaging in service-learning for credit, increasing community involvement, increasing self-esteem, and improving graduation rates. Checkout this short video about the program and click here to learn more about the program/apply.
Application deadline: April 15th 2020

NACC Eagle Feather Tutoring
The Native American Cultural Center has transitioned their tutoring program online! They're using Zoom. Instructions, and an updated schedule can be found here.

TILT Tutoring & Academic Success Workshops
The Institute for Learning & Teaching has transitioned all tutoring and workshops to be offered online for the remainder of the semester. You will need to self-enroll in the appropriate Canvas course to access these resources. Follow this link to enroll in the Canvas course for academic success workshops. The following links will allow you to self-enroll in tutoring for various subjects: Biology, Math, Physics & Chemistry.

PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics will be offered this summer via remote learning 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.

Passport Scholarships
With the help of many organizations and individuals, CSU is happy to share funding for passport scholarships. Learn more, and apply here.
Application deadline: Tuesday September 8th 2020


Relevant Virtual Opportunities:

Physician Assistants Virtual Fair
Meet school representatives from PA programs at colleges and universities across the U.S. Free for all prospective students. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday April 7th | 9:00am-9:00pm ET

American University of the Caribbean (AUC) Live Virtual Event
Join this live event to learn about AUC School of Medicine and how they support and guide international students from around the world. Learn first-hand about AUC’s admissions requirements, visa protocols, scholarships, and outcomes for non-US students. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday April 9th | 12:00-1:00pm ET

Regis University School of Pharmacy "Making PharmD Affordable" Presentation
In addition to the $500,000 in scholarships they award PharmD candidates each year, learn more about grants, loans and other ways to finance your education at this virtual session. RSVP here.
Thursday April 9th | 5:00-6:00pm MST

University of Maryland Online Info Session about PharmD Program
During the open house, they will discuss the PharmD as well as Masters, PhD, and dual degree programs. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday April 15th | 1:00-2:00pm EST

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

Regis University School of Pharmacy "Discovery Session"
Considering earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree? Get to know the friendly Regis University team (virtually) and learn about the engaging student experience and impressive graduate outcomes. RSVP here.
Thursday April 22nd | 1:00-2:00pm MST

Exploring Osteopathic Medicine for Pre-Meds
This virtual event is intended for pre medical students interested in learning more about osteopathic medicine. Join the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) for this in-depth look at the osteopathic medical profession and what it means to be a DO. This virtual event will include panel discussions with live questions and answers from current medical students, practicing physicians, and admissions representatives. AACOM will give an overview of AACOMAS, the primary application to osteopathic medical school, offer tips and tricks on how to ace the AACOMAS application. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday April 23rd 2020 | 12:15pm ET

25 Volunteer Jobs to Do from Home

9 Places to Volunteer Online

Community Change in Public Health - Free online course from Johns Hopkins University


Test Prep

Kaplan Instructor Support
Kaplan is offering free support to all students (whether or not they're taking a Kaplan test prep course). Students can schedule a time to speak with an instructor for guidance and expertise here. Kaplan also has a tuition assistance program. You can learn more here


Article(s) of the Week 

In Stressful Times Make Stress Work for You - The New York Times

Medical Students, Sidelined for Now, Find New Ways to Fight Coronavirus - The New York Times

9 Ways to Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Idealist.org