Week of December 14th, 2020 

Snowman Wisdom
Stand tall
Be cool
Make people happy just by being you
Go outside
Things will all turn out if you just stick together



We will not send newsletters the weeks of December 21st or 28th. We will return to your inboxes on Monday January 4th.

IE352C Study Abroad: International Medical Shadowing in Croatia
Is postponed from May 2021 to January 2022 due to the covid-19 pandemic. If you have already started or submitted an application, you will be contacted by Education Abroad about deferring your application to January 2022. You can learn more about the class here, and thank you for your flexibility!


Health Professions Student Clubs
Club meetings will happen virtually until further notice

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Spring Semester - Wednesday January 27th | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: TBA Wednesday February 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: TBA | Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

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

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday February 2nd | 6:00-7:00pm


Helpful Resources

Interview with the Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (All Access: Medical School Admissions Podcast)

Kaplan Guide to Virtual Medical School Interviews


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

SHPEP - Summer Health Professions Education Program Application Webinar
During this 75-minute session, attendees will learn about the free educational opportunities SHPEP offers and tips for completing an application. Attendees will also gain insight into SHPEP’s virtual experience from an SHPEP Program Site Mentor and our program ambassadors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing guidelines, and the closure of some campuses, SHPEP will again be a 100% virtual experience in summer 2021. Sign up for the webinar here.
Monday December 21st | 6:00pm EST


Relevant Job, Research, Volunteer, Internship & Scholarship Opportunities

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) Application Open
Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a FCVC faculty member. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.  The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, typically starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending the first week of August (exact program dates pending). The program includes scientific seminars, social events, and a two-day research symposium where fellows present their research to their peers and FCVC faculty and staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future plans are still uncertain. The 2021 FCVC SURF program is expected to run between June and August, but exact program dates and format will be forthcoming. Learn more here, and apply here.
Application deadline: January 31st 2021


Test Prep

Free MCAT Practice Exam from Kaplan

Altius Cares Scholarship still available (for MCAT prep course)


Article(s) of the Week

How to Get Clinical Experience as a Pre-Med Student (applies to all pre-health students) - InGenius Prep