Week of February 15th, 2021 

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W. Edwards Deming



Registration for April-June MCAT Exam dates will open February 17th and 18th

Summer Session Registration opens Monday March 23rd. Start browsing course offerings here.

For the 2021-2022 application cycle, AMCAS will open May 3rd and open for submission May 27th. The first date applications will be forwarded to schools is June 25th. 


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: Wednesday February 24th | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday February 17th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday February 23rd | 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday March 8th | 5:00-6:00pm

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


Helpful Resources

Five Fee Assistance Program Facts to Help you Apply in 2021 - AAMC


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Puksta Scholarship Program Information Sessions
This program is currently recruiting first year students to apply for a $5000 scholarship for 3 years. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: current resident/asset student with 2.0 cumulative GPA, current first-year student with sophomore status by Fall 2021 and demonstrate past or ongoing contributions to service/volunteering. Session registration links are below
Monday February 15th | 12:00pm MT
Wednesday February 24th | 5:00pm MT


Relevant Virtual Events

Recover Health Virtual Open House
This is a home health care organization seeking to hire individuals that have a similar passion to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Learn more and register here.
Saturday February 20th | 9:00 am - 12:00pm 

Columbia University COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Strategy and Implementation - A Virtual Global Health Symposium
National, regional and global response to an unprecedented challenge. Learn more about this opportunity and register here
Monday February 22nd - Friday 26th

Virtual Healthcare Student Aid Fair for students interested in Army Medicine
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with an Army career specialist about scholarships, student-loan repayment, no-cost training programs and much more. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday February 25th | 4:00 - 6:00 pm MST

AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) Webinar: Learn about the 2021 AAMC Fee Assistance Program
The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to apply to medical schools. Attendees will learn how medical school applicants can save over $2,000 through the Fee Assistance Program. This webinar will include the 2021 Fee Assistance Program benefits, eligibility requirements, and application process. There will be time for questions and answers. Register here.
Tuesday March 9th | 2:00pm EST

University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program - PT Preview Day Event
This session is for prospective students who are in the midst of completing undergraduate coursework (degree or non-degree seeking) and/or will be applying to the program in the next 1-3 years. Register here.
Saturday April 24th | 9:00am - 11am MST


Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

Save-the-Date Veterinary School Application Workshop
The workshop will cover basis information about the VMCAS application, the CSU Supplemental Application and advice for writing the Personal Statement.   She will also provide instructions on how to submit Honors Seminar credits and what to do with AP/IB credits for required coursework.  The workshop will be conducted using either Zoom or Teams.  Specific information about the platform and how to access the workshop will be provided closer to the date.
Thursday April 8th | 5:00 pm - 7:00pm MST


Relevant Jobs, Volunteer, Research, Internship, Graduate & External Scholarship Opportunities

Recover Health - see Virtual Open House above

Puksta Scholarship Program - see virtual info sessions above

Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science at Metropolitan State University Post-baccalaureate Professional Program in Medical Laboratory Science
Now conducting interviews for this 11-month training program. Graduation from the program results in eligibility to sit for national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Graduates are then qualified to work in the nation’s clinical, molecular, and microbiology laboratories located in hospitals and reference sites. The MLS career can also serve as a wonderful steppingstone for those interested in pursuing medicine and other graduate programs in the health sciences. Learn more here and contact Parker Wilson with questions.

Hands of Hope Service Year with Casa de Esperanza
This gap year opportunity is intended for pre-med/pre-health students.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Learn more about the program and access the application here.


Test Prep Resources

How to Study for the MCAT Exam: Ask the Examinees - AAMC

MCAT Self Prep Resources - including free intro session


Article(s) of the Week

A Shot Worth Taking: Dentists in Several States Join the Fight against COVID-19 by Giving Vaccinations - ADEA

Compassionate Caregiver to Military Medic: Christina's Path to Medical School - AAMC

Zimba the Lion is Feeling Much Better, Thank You - SOURCE