Week of October 26th, 2020 

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt



Health Professions Advising VIRTUAL Interview Workshops
This workshop is designed for any student applying to a human (MD/DO, Pharmacy, Dentistry, PT, OT, etc) or animal (Veterinary) program. The first hour will cover basic information: types of interviews, what to wear, how to prepare, tips for virtual interviews, etc. The second half will be a practice session. While everyone is welcome, the workshops are geared to students who are applying this year. We will conduct the workshops virtually over Zoom (link here and on the calendar on our homepage).
Thursday, November 12th | 5:00 – 7:00 pm MST


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 November 4th | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday November 11th | 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 27th | 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday October 26th: 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 CSU In-Person Opportunities

CSU Health Network Peer Education Team CREWS is Recruiting
CREWS stands for Creating Respect Educating Wellness for/by Students. This group is a non-judgmental, peer led educational team on campus (even during COVID times). They talk to students about how to have fun and be safe in the areas of: sexual health, alcohol and tobacco. Earn credit! Learn more, and apply here.


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Career Center Gear up for Grad School Virtual Fair
Join the Career Center in this speed learning event and hear from a variety of faculty members, career advisors, graduate students and other graduate school experts! Hear about an array of topics such as: Should I go to grad school?, Prepping my materials for submission, and a student panel! Register through the Handshake event page.
Thursday November 5th | 5:00pm-6:45pm MST 

New Class! VS301: Human-Animal Interactions
This is a new undergraduate, online course for students from any discipline to learn more about the field of human-animal interaction research. The course will explore various topics and current research related to human-animal interactions such as: the benefits of animal assisted interventions, how to assess animal behavior, ethics of animal research, animal welfare and rights, homelessness and pet ownership, and more. The course will include presentations and writings by various faculty and content experts with weekly synchronous class discussions (Weds 3-4MT). If you have any questions about the class, please contact Lori Kogan.


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

Saint Louis University MPH - Maternal & Child Health Program Virtual Open House
Learn more about this program, meet the leadership team, hear from alumni and have time for Q&A. Here is the Zoom link.
Tuesday October 27th | 1:00pm CDT

Columbia University Webinar - Ethics & Opioids Part I
During this panel discussion, experts in bioethics and addiction from Columbia and Harvard University will examine inequities in healthcare delivery related to the opioid crisis. Register here.
Friday October 30th | noon EDT

UC Davis One Health Symposium: Future of Food
This is a great event that brings together veterinarians, physicians, public health officials, scientists, students and staff for discussions on current research projects and issues facing the health of animals, people, plants and the environment. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday November 7th | 9:00am Pacific

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo
The Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expos are designed for pre-med students. You’ll be able to learn more about medical school programs, the application process, and you’ll be able to have your questions answered by AACOM representatives and school admissions teams. There will also be several presentations from practicing physicians, current medical students, and medical school admissions officers. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday November 12th | noon-6:00pm ET

Health Professions Week - ExploreHealthCareers.org
Fun, weeklong event designed to lead you along a path to a healthcare profession. There are many different events this week – so you can choose what content matters to you.  And, there are prizes for those who participate. Learn more, and register here.
November 14th - 18th


Relevant Jobs, Volunteer Positions & Internships

Pacesetter Scholarship
A Pacesetter is a student who “sets the pace” by living a well-balanced life of academics, extracurricular activities, and community service while maintaining a healthy lifestyle for themselves. They serve as a leader to their peers and will continue to do so past their collegiate years. ASCSU is pleased to sponsor the Pacesetter selection process this year. A total of $4,500 will be divided equally amongst selected recipients. Candidates must: (1) be full-time students (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester), have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, have undergraduate junior or senior year standing (60 credit hours or more), and have attended Colorado State University for a minimum of one year. Apply here.
Applications due by 5pm on Wednesday November 4th.


Relevant Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

New Class VS301 Human-Animal Interactions is relevant for pre-vet students (details above)

One Health Symposium is relevant for pre-vet students (details above)

Canine Volunteers Needed for Study Involving a Vaccine to Prevent Cancer
The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University is currently seeking dogs for a multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of a preventative vaccine for cancer, the Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study (VACCS). This study is seeking healthy dogs 5.5-11.5 years old, mixed-breed/select purebred dogs, must have been seen by a veterinarian in the last 12 months, and you will need to provide 3 years of medical records from your regular veterinarian. Your dog will receive numerous benefits including a 50/50 chance of receiving a vaccine that could reduce their likelihood of developing cancer in the future. To learn more and sign up, visit this website.

Vista Equine Internship
Now accepting applications for Spring Internship Program. Vista Equine specializes in what its history is deeply rooted in equine reproduction. The heart of the operation is Vista Equine's nationally recognized Embryo Transfer and Oocyte Aspiration Programs. We pride ourselves on the superior quality of our recipient mares, our above industry standard pregnancy rates, and outstanding customer service. Interns gain hands-on experience and knowledge of Breeding Management, Embryo Transfer, Oocyte Aspiration, Foaling Out Mares, and Stallion Collection. Learn more, and apply here.


Entrance Exam Resources

Altius MCAT Prep Course Scholarships


Article(s) of the Week

CSU Team Reimagines Backyard of a 5-Year Old with Rare Genetic Disorder - SOURCE

Should You Go to MD or DO School? 20 Questions to Ask Yourself - InGenius Prep