Week of October 12th, 2020 

"Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges. It is the fastest way to bring the world closer together and to Truth. Through understanding, people will be able to see their similarities before differences.."
-Suzy Kassem



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 21st | 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 21st | 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 TBD: 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday November 3rd | 6:00-7:00pm


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Truman Scholarship Virtual Information Session
The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious nationally competitive award given to juniors. Competitive candidates of this award will have: 1) demonstrated a commitment to a career in public service, 2) displayed leadership or engaged in consensus building on campus or within their home communities, and 3) maintained a high GPA. Awardees receive: $30,000 for graduate school expenses, optional participation in the Truman Summer Institute, a Washington D.C. based internship program available only to Truman Scholars and lifelong membership in an active and growing network of alumni. More information about the Truman Scholarship can be found here. The virtual info session will have 2020 Truman Scholars available to answer questions and provide advice. Register here.
Wednesday October 14th | 4:00-5:00 pm 

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

Western University of Health Sciences - Oregon Virtual Preview Day for PT Program
Checkout Oregon's newest PT School. Attendees will: meet the faculty, learn the benefits of attending our new PT program, hear how our students will be involved in our pro bono clinic in their first year, see why being based in the beautiful mid-Willamette Valley is a great choice, receive all the admissions details one needs to apply this year. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday October 14th | 2:30pm PDT

Regis University PharmD Webinar: How to Afford your PharmD Education
In addition to the $500,000 in scholarships awarded to PharmD candidates each year, learn more about grants, loans and other ways to finance your education at this virtual session. Sign-up here.
Wednesday October 14th | 4:00-5:30pm MST

Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences Virtual Graduate Open House
Checkout their programs: applied psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, speech-language pathology, exercise science, health informatics, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and public health. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday October 17th | 8:00am - 2:00pm EDT

Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy Discovery Session (Webinar)
Considering earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree? Get to know our friendly Regis University team (virtually) and learn about our engaging student experience and impressive graduate outcomes. Sign-up here.
Tuesday October 22nd | 3:00-4:00pm MST

Colorado Academy of PAs (CAPA) pre-PA Information Session
The session will be led by a practicing PA from the CAPA board and students from one of the four Colorado PA programs. Discussion topics will include: the role of PAs in healthcare, the application process, general application requirements and what it's like to be a PA and PA Student! There will also be time for questions at the end. Please register to receive a zoom link and password.
Tuesday October 22nd | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Learn more about the UQ Ochsner MD program Webinar
Our Medical School is ranked 37th in the world and top 20 in the United States and provides students with an opportunity to study medicine in Australia and New Orleans.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD-Ochsner) is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities expected of leading physicians. Leveraging the strengths and resources of two world class institutions, The University of Queensland and Ochsner Health, you'll graduate with a global perspective on medicine. Register here.
Wednesday October 28th | 6:00pm Central

University of California Irvine - new PharmD Program
This four-year professional degree program that will prepare graduates to be practice-ready pharmacists who are problem solvers, independent lifelong learners, team players, and leaders who will drive transformative changes in the healthcare system. The curriculum will be taught by faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and delivered using innovative instructional methods and applying evidenced based practices. Checkout their website to learn more, and register for the virtual information session here. 
Wednesday November 18th | 12:30-1:30 PT


Relevant Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

CSU Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is seeking pre-vet volunteers
that are interested in helping with various CE courses coming up.  General duties include lab set up and tear down including some cadaver prep work, observation of lab and assisting participants when needed, assisting with sedation and anesthesia, laundry and other miscellaneous general tasks.  Please reach out to Amy Joesten if you have any additional questions. If you want to sign-up you can choose any remaining yellow or green spots in this google sheet. Please include your email address.  

Vet Teaching Hospital (VTH) Foal Care Team is seeking pre-vet volunteers
Do you want to get more hands-on experience with horses and learn how foals are cared for in the ICU? Join the 2021 Foal Care Team and learn what goes on behind the scenes in the equine neonatal ICU at the VTH. We're looking for experienced senior undergraduate students interested in helping out alongside the veterinary students to help monitor foals in the ICU at the VTH. This is a great resume-building experience and a unique opportunity to spend more time at the VTH. The 2021 team will begin watching foals in January and continue until the end of the semester. Each team member will be assigned to one shift on a specific day of the week, every other week. Each shift is 3 hourslong. Shifts will run from 4pm to 7am on weekdays, and for a full 24 hours on weekends. You will only be required to come in when there is a foal in the hospital. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Foal Care Team. You can sign-up for the virtual information session here
Virtual Information Session: Tuesday October 22nd | 6:30pm


Article(s) of the Week

Coping During a Crisis: COVID-19's Impact on Medical Students - Aspiring Doc Diaries

Resources to Help you on Your Socially Distant Premed Journey - AAMC