Week of March 15th, 2021 

"You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time."
Dave Barry



University of Colorado PharmD Program now has a remote-learning option available for Fall 2021 (scholarships available). Learn more here.


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 March 31st | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday March 24th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

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


Helpful Resources

Career Pathways in Behavioral Health Virtual Event Recordings - was held February 25th

Kaplan Pre-Med Day Recordings - was held March 4th 2021


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Campus Connections Fall 2021
This program will be virtual again during the fall semester 2021. Recruiting students who want to make a difference and connection with local youth ages 10-18!  Campus Connections has been very successful operating online.  In fact, over 70% of the youth who participated in the Fall 2020 semester wanted to return again this Spring 2021. Learn more, and apply here. Students can earn a certificate in youth mentoring - learn more here.
Priority Deadline: Thursday April 1st


Relevant Virtual Events 

Georgetown University Medical Center Pre-Health Master's in Physiology Information Session
This program is designed to strengthen your competitiveness and readiness for medical school. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday March 17th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern

How to Craft a Compelling Medical School Personal Statement Webinar
In a single page of writing, medical school candidates need to introduce themselves, express their passion for medicine, and convey why they deserve to be accepted into an extremely selective program. This is obviously a very tall order.  In this upcoming webinar, candidates will learn candidates about this essential application component. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday March 18th | 8:00 pm Eastern

Graduate School Virtual Fair
This online event is Free to Students Interested in Learning More about Graduate & Professional Programs. Learn more, and register here.
Friday March 19th | 11:00am - 3:00pm Eastern

University of Maryland Careers in Pharmacy Online Session
What is Ambulatory Care? What do Nuclear Pharmacists do? What is required if you are interested in a clinical field such as pediatrics, cardiology, oncology or psychiatry The Associate Director of Career Development along with our Career Navigation team who will present different career paths and opportunities for Doctor of Pharmacy candidates. We will have breakout rooms hosted by PharmD students and UMSOP alumni to discuss careers in: Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Industry and Research, Clinical Pharmacy and more! Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday March 25th | 3:00 pm - 4:30pm EST

Recover Health Virtual Virtual Company Wide Open House
Job opportunities available in Denver and the surrounding area. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday March 30th | 9:00am - 12:00pm & 3:00 pm - 6:00pm CST

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo
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, med school admissions teams, current residents, and more. Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday April 13th | 12:00pm - 6:00pm ET


Relevant Test Prep Resources

Altius Crazy MCAT Day
To help you prep for your MCAT, give away some awesome prizes, and help you get to know us better. Altius will be offering: invaluable MCAT information and advice and guest appearances from industry experts and leaders. They will be giving away FREE MCAT prep every hour, and a free full length MCAT practice exam just for entering. Learn more about the available prizes, and enter here.
Wednesday March 17th 

Low-Cost Online GRE Prep Course through CSU
This comprehensive course is online and consists of 18 hours of live prep with a top-scoring instructor. The comprehensive course costs $275 (those who qualify for financial aid from us will pay $225). The instructor is a top scorer on the GRE and an expert on the test. He has taught the test professionally for 21 years. You can apply for the course here and send questions here.


Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

Veterinary School Application (VMCAS) Workshop
Ann Bowen, Health Professions Advisor, will talk about the common application - VMCAS - as well as the CSU Supplemental Application and tips for writing the Personal Essay.   She will also provide information about Honors Seminar credits and what to do with AP/IB credits for required coursework. The workshop will take place using Zoom.  Anyone planning to attend will need to RSVP.  Simply reply to Ann by Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00 pm to let her know you plan to attend.   She will add your name to her email list and send you the Zoom link the day of the workshop.
Thursday, April 8th | 5:00 – 7:00pm.  


Relevant Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

CSU Career Center is Hiring Student Staff
The Career Center hires a number of student staff to assist with the daily operations of helping students through their career preparation and connecting them with employers. Meet the current team and read about our vision and mission here. Learn more and access applications here.
Priority application deadline: Sunday March 21st 

CSU Conference & Event Services Summer Jobs
This office is hiring up to 20 students to fill the Conference & Event Assistant (CA) role greeting guests mid-May to mid-August. Staff will be able to preference a “Focus Area” to gain specific knowledge and skills geared toward their personal and professional growth. On-campus housing and a partial meal plan are included for the summer. Learn more here.
Priority application deadline: Sunday March 21st

CSU Mountain Campus Summer Jobs
Mountain Campus is hiring up to 30 students for seasonal crews, including: dining, housekeeping, office, challenge course, utility (maintenance), and Eco Week Instructors. This is an incredible seasonal employment experience in a remote Rocky Mountain valley at 9,000’. Full room and board for all staff, for the entire duration of your employment is included. Learn more here.
Priority application deadline: Sunday March 21st

CSU SliCE is hiring for Fall 2021
The team consists of 40+ full-time staff and student staff who work in/for SLiCE, but also serve in administrative roles for the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU); these ASCSU roles are not elected positions.  We hope to hire up to 20 Student Staff Team Members; all of whom have the ability to work the same number of hours (up to 10 hours/week) and all new hires are paid the same starting rate ($12.32/hour).  Yet, each “Collective,” or area, of SLiCE offers different types of work depending on the programs and services that the student staff member is directly working for and among. Learn more, and apply here.
Priority application deadline: Sunday March 21st


Article(s) & Video(s) of the Week

Physician, Heal They Double Stigma - Doctors with Mental Illness and Structural Barriers to Disclose - The New England Journal of Medicine

Researchers See Need for Better Warnings for Colorado Residents about Health-Impacts of Long-Range Wildfire Smoke - SOURCE

What's the Journey to Residency Like? - AAMC