Week of October 5th, 2020 

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr



CREWS: Creating Respect, Educating Wellness (by and for) Students
Nonjudgement, peer education group through the CSU Health Network that works to present facts to students about Sexual Health, Alcohol, and Tobacco, so they can make their own choices about how to have fun and be safe. Earn college credit and become a nationally certified peer educator through our NSPE training. Learn more, and apply here. Feel free to contact Kenzie Caldwell if you have questions.

Applications are due October 12th

The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone
This new book for pre-health students was written by Dr. Vivian Lee, a former medical school Dean, health system CEO and current executive at Alphabet (Google). It’s written to help students understand how our health care system works, to highlight the many roles that physicians and other health care professionals can play (private practice to pharma executive, rural family medicine to state health commissioner, and more), and to give students the background they need to be confident going into interviews that they understand the business they are getting into, especially when the nation’s attention is focused on health and health policies. It’s not a textbook, it's full of stories from the frontlines and reviewers often make comments like: “an easy to understand and very engaging book on the challenges facing the US health care system. Learn more on Dr. Lee's website.


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


Helpful Resources

DocDreams Podcast
Created by a 2nd year medical student William Mbongo at Harvard Medical School. This podcast chronicles conversations with current students in the HMS class of 2023 about their journeys to medical school. These students come from different countries and different regions of America and have such varied backgrounds that they defy the many stereotypes attributed to students in medical school. This podcast aims to demystify who belongs in medical school and inspire students from all levels of society to apply. Check it out here.


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Career Center Diversity Connect: Summit Event
The Diversity Connect event offers CSU students an opportunity to make connections with employers and learn about their diversity and inclusion practices. The goal is for students to have the opportunity to connect with employers and identify ones that match their values and support their development. The event will include a Keynote address by Patrice Palmer, Director, Social and Cultural Inclusion Adjunct Faculty, a panel of employers answering questions about their company’s inclusion practices, a panel of student organization sharing their accomplishments with employers and an open connecting time. Register through Handshake.
Wednesday October 21st | 4:00-6:30pm 


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo
This event will include: live presentations, opportunities to meet with medical school admissions representatives/faculty/current students, detailed tips about applying to medical school and the interview process, and what it's like you be a medical students. You can discuss your questions live with AACOM representatives, medical school admissions teams, current residents, and more. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday October 13th | 12:00pm-6:00pm ET

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Admissions Events
Interested in learning more about the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine admission process? Participate in one of our Admissions Webinars or Preview Days. They are both virtual, and allow participants to learn more about the school. Learn more, and register here.
Preview Day: Tuesday October 20th | 11:00am EST
Webinar Wednesday November 18th | 11:00am 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

 A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the Health System: The Vet's Office - The NY Times