Week of November 16th, 2020 

We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.
-Albert Barnes



There will be no Health Professions Happenings Newsletter next week during Fall Break. We will be back in your inboxes on Monday November 30th.

UCHealth Volunteer Program CANCELLED for Spring 2021 (due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Kaplan MCAT Prep Live Online will be offered for Spring 2021. Registration opens today. Learn more here.

Get Your Flu Shot Before Fall Break
It’s not too late to get your flu shot!  This year, more than ever, it’s important to protect your health and the health our community. The best way to prevent, shorten, or reduce the severity of the flu is to get a flu shot. You can quickly and conveniently get your flu shot at one of the on-campus flu shot clinics


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 18th | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday December 2nd | 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 December 8th | 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: TBD | Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday December 1st | 6:00-7:00pm


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

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

Practice Experiences of Clinical Pharmacists during COVID-19 and Impact on Patient Care
You are invited to join the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for the Francis S. Balassone Memorial Lecture. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday November 18th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership Virtual Fair: In-Demand Healthcare Careers
The occupations represented will be: registered nurse, occupational therapist and social work. The organizations panel will be: BannerHealth, UCHealth, CSU School of Social Work and UNC School of Nursing. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday November 18th | 11:00am - 12:00pm MST

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Student Medical Career Fair
This fair is for students in all stages of their pre-health journey from diverse backgrounds exploring health careers. Participants will have opportunities to attend workshops on medical school admissions, financing medical school, and exploring medical techniques such as suturing. There will be admissions and diversity affairs officers from up to 50 institutions or more so they can answer your questions and hear your story. Learn more, and register here.
Friday November 20th | 11:00am - 4:00pm EST

National Accepted Students Day
Join thousands of fellow students who have been accepted to medical school in this first-time virtual celebration with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Register here.
Monday November 30th | 2:00-6:00pm ET

Choose DO Medical School Expo
AACOM invites you to meet with representatives from up to 37 medical schools from the comfort of your home. Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms. Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student. Meet with AACOM representatives, medical school admissions teams, current DO residents & physicians, and more. Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required. Register here.
Thursday December 10th | 12:00 - 6:00pm ET 


Jobs, Volunteer Positions, Internships & Scholarships

Casa de Esperanza Internship
Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six years old who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Care is provided in residential neighborhood by Hands of Hope House Parents. House Parents from all over the United States are mostly recent college graduates, and join for a year of service. Applicants wishing to complete shorter service are considered on a case by case basis.  on-site housing is provided (House Parents live with the children they are caring for). Learn more, and apply here.

Medical Assistant at Foothills Dermatology
Seeking an energetic, team-oriented Certified Medical Assistant. Looking for an individual who is dependable, interacts well with people, has a positive attitude, and is a team player. Prior experience in dermatology (including Mohs surgery, cosmetics/lasers, or treatment of varicose veins) is a plus but the right candidate can be trained. Attention to detail and basic computer/iPad knowledge are important. Previous experience with EMA/Modernizing Medicine is a plus, but not required. Spanish language skills are a plus. This is a full-time, paid position in Niwot. Checkout the Handshake posting to learn more, and apply


Relevant Information for Pre-Vet Students

From the Instructor Dr. Magee for BMS305 Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy and BMS531 Domestic Animal Dissection, Dr. Magee:

I anticipate hybrid delivery of the prosected laboratory course (BMS305) and in person delivery of the dissection course (BMS531) prior to the transition to 100% online at spring break. Total enrollment numbers in both courses have been reduced to accommodate social distancing precautions in AZ W117.

All BMS305 lectures will be recorded as new content for Spring 2021 for online delivery, limiting in person teaching to the laboratory sessions only. The ever vital BMS305 open lab will be a hybrid of in person laboratory access with virtual open labs in Zoom using interactive VR objects from our Virtual Animal Anatomy program - a strategy that was highly successful for us Spring 2020 and will facilitate our move to 100% online after spring break. We are currently working on a strategy for increasing the options for in-person open lab times, but restricting them to lab sections or particular student groups to reduce COVID transmission potential. I have already reached out to students eligible for supervised college teaching (BMS384) and BMS531 to provide them with override and registration information.

For University Honors program students, we will continue to have the Honors section of the prosection course (BMS305-201) and the breakout section (BMS496D-235). Per Room Scheduling, I have to list the course maximum for BMS305-201 at zero to allow the maximum for BMS305-001 at 86 students. Please have your Honors students enroll in BMS305-001 and BMS496D-235 and we will swap them over from BMS305-001 to -201 the first week of classes in January.


Article(s) of the Week

AMCAS Activities Checklist: Making the Most of your Extracurricular Profile - InGenius Prep

A Passion for Psychology and Service: Micayla's Path to Medical School - AAMC 

Banjo Fights Cancer, Like His Owner Before Him - SOURCE