Week of September 28th, 2020 

"Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down, and got back up again."
-Nelson Mandela



Voluntary Research Study for Pre-Med & Pre-Dental Students
The Mayo Clinic is studying how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting undergraduate students academically, and if you have concerns about how this will affect your medical school application. Medical schools recognize that many undergraduate pre-medical students are going through a difficult and chaotic time right now. Virtual classes, pass/fail, shifted MCATs, and unknown circumstances are likely leading to increased anxiety. If you agree to participate you will be asked to complete a short anonymous survey that is expected to take less than 5 minutes. The intended outcome of the study is that medical schools will better understand undergraduate student concerns and adjust their admissions process in a positive way during the upcoming cycles. If you would like to participate, please follow this link.


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

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Wednesday October 7th | 5:30-6:30pm

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

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday Tuesday October 13th | 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


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

Diversity Dimensions Experience at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Focusing on Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the admissions process. Each month will highlight a different focus on the diverse and unique population of students and applicants and the potential impact on the profession of nursing. The focus this month will be on the LatinX experience, and how JHUSON is making an impact on increasing access to healthcare for this population. This month we will feature Dr. Carmen Alvarez, assistant professor, whose research focuses on the development and implementation of health promotion and risk reduction interventions, her most recent work is “Improving Psychosocial Well-Being among Immigrant Latina Survivors of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)”. Also joining is Karla Mariela Alvarado Granados from LatinX Student Organization, an MSN Entry into Nursing student who will be graduating May 2021. Register here.
Tuesday September 29th | 3:00pm ET

A.T. Still University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Info Session  
Information will be provided to highlight the ATSU- Arizona School of Health Sciences DPT program including presentations from the program director, student ambassadors, and admissions. Register here.
Thursday October 1st | 11:00am PDT

University of Pennsylvania Pre-Health Post-Bacc Programs Virtual Info Session
Pre-Health Programs Director Jackie McLaughlin provides an overview of the application process as well as the Pre-Health Core Studies and Specialized Studies experiences. Get your questions answered and learn how Penn’s Pre-Health Programs provide the education you need to succeed in the medical, dental, veterinary, and nursing professions. Register here.
Tuesday October 13th |  5:00-6:00pm EST
Tuesday November 17th | 5:00-6:00pm EST


Relevant Jobs, Volunteering & Programs

Community Health Fellow at Project Horseshoe Farm
This is a unique “gap year” opportunity for top recent college graduates from across the country. The organization provides housing, a monthly educational stipend, and offers the opportunity for high levels of responsibility and hands-on experience in community health, education, organizational management, and leadership. Programs are in Alabama and California. Checkout their website to learn more about the organization, and Handshake job posting to learn more/apply.
First application deadline: November 15th


Article(s) of the Week

The Nose Needed for This Coronavirus Test isn't Yours. It's a Dog's. - The New York Times

A Guide to Post-Bacc Classes for Medical School - InGenius Prep

95 of the Most Common Medical School Interview Questions - InGenius Prep