Week of September 21st, 2020 

"Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things"
-Daryn Kagan



American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Is currently accepting applications for the next class of students starting January 2021. Scholarships are available. Learn more, and apply here.

For students applying to Athletic Training programs this cycle
The Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce the introduction of Income-based Fee Waivers to the 2020-2021 application cycle. A fee waiver program has been implemented to reduce the financial burden of the application process for selected individuals. The Fee Waiver program is based on financial need and the determination of low-income guidelines are based on 200 percent of the US Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. These guidelines are the same as those used for HRSA’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) and Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) programs. The Fee Waiver program will apply only to the first designation by an applicant. Learn more on their website.


Health Professions Student Clubs
All club meetings will happen virtually this fall semester

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday September 23rd | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Wednesday September 23rd: 5:30-6:30pm

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday September 22nd: 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday October 5th: 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday October 6th: 6:00-7:00pm


Helpful Resources

A Guide to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) VITA Interview for Medical School Admissions - InGenius Prep


Relevant CSU Opportunities

TILT Academic Success Workshop Schedule
for Fall 2020 Is now live! Check it out, and register for workshops here.


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

Columbia University M.S. in Bioethics Online Information Session
Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday September 23rd | 12:00pm EDT

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Online Information Session
This session will feature Dr. Sandeep Devabhakthuni who began his term as president of the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy (MSHP) in July. He joined the faculty at the School of Pharmacy in 2011, and is a founding member of its ATRIUM Cardiology Collaborative. He also maintains a clinical practice on an inpatient cardiology service and an ambulatory care heart transplant unit at the University of Maryland Heart Center.  He has also served as Class Advisor supporting our students throughout their pharmacy academic career.  We will also interview a current P2 student. Learn more, and register here.
Friday September 25th | 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
The Nursing Role in 2020. "Nursing: The Next Big Idea"
This presentation and Q & A will be led by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Admissions officers who will discuss what it means to be in the nursing profession now and in the future. Participants will also learn about Johns Hopkins School of Nursing graduate program for non-nurses, as well as, advanced degree programs for nurses who want to progress in the nursing profession. RSVP here.
Tuesday September 29th | 6:00pm-7:00pm EST

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Pre-Health Day
You are invited to learn more about Health and Research Careers and the process to apply to those programs. The day will begin with an interprofessional case study presentation where we will feature a medical situation and highlight how multiple medical and research disciplines come together to provide quality and thorough patient care. This presentation will be followed by breakout sessions where you will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from your choice of our nine professional and translational research fields who can answer your questions about our programs and the admission and application processAfter a short meal break, an interactive student panel session where you'll learn about how to effectively transition from high school to college and from undergraduate to graduate studies. Following PreHealth Day, registrants will be sent custom video resources on how to write application essays and personal statements and how to prepare for entrance exams (MCAT, GRE, etc.). Register here.
Saturday October 3rd | 8:30am-1:00pm


Relevant Jobs, Volunteering & Programs

CSU Health Network Medical Assistant Hourly Positions
Medical Assistants rotate through Primary, Acute, and Women and Gender Care Clinics. The candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED; a Diploma from a Medical Assistant training program; be a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant (active or active by position start date); and in possession of a current Basic Life Support certification (by the position start date). The Medical Assistant works under the supervision of medical providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Licensed Social Workers, and Registered Nurses to aide in clinic flow, productivity, and continuity of care to student patients. The Medical Assistant assists with the intake process (taking and documenting vital signs and assisting with completion of health records), delivery of routine comfort measures (providing oral fluids, ice packs or bandages for minor injuries), nursing care (escorting or transporting patients to area of care, cleaning and bandaging abrasions or wounds) and observing, reporting, and documenting patient behavior during their visit. The Medical Assistant may perform venipuncture, point of care testing to facilitate diagnostic testing ordered by a medical provider, and other tasks delegated by nursing staff, such as establishing intravenous access. 40 hours per week during the school year, and 32 hours per week during scheduled CSU breaks. Full description here.


Relevant Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

Canine Blood Donor Recruitment 
The CSU Vet Teaching Hospital has its own animal blood bank! Recently they have been running low on A- blood, the universal type for dogs. They are recruiting new canine hero blood donors. Canine donor requirements: at least 55 pounds, never had a previous blood transfusion, healthy and up to date on vaccines, 1-10 years old, and good temperament. If you are interested in your pup (literally) saving lives, the first step includes a basic screening. We draw a blood sample for blood typing and infectious disease screening at no charge to you. Once admitted to the program, they are able to donate as often as every 6 weeks. You will be compensated with one bag of dog food (anything through Hills or Purina, including prescription diets) per donation. Also your dog will get lots of love (and cookies). They are especially looking for Greyhounds and Shepards but all dog breeds are welcome! To schedule a time for your dog to be screened or if you have any questions please contact Rae Isdale.


Article(s) of the Week

The New Look of Diversity in Healthcare: Where We are, and Where We are Headed - Becker's Hospital Review