Week of March 22nd, 2021 

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."



New MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements) updates coming this week

CSU Gold Papers - new online magazine addressing big topics in science using lay, easy-to-understand language. Check it out 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


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 

University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy Info Session for CSU students
Highlights include: no PCAT, small class sizes, centrally located in downtown Hartford, 3-year program and financial aid available. Register here.
Monday March 22nd | 6:00pm 

The Chiropractic Profession Webinar
Considering a career in healthcare? Want to learn more about the chiropractic field? Join a panel of Doctors of Chiropractic as they share information about the field of chiropractic care, working with patients, experience in developing and running a practice, and what makes chiropractic a great career choice. Participants will be able to engage with the presenters and ask questions. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday March 24th | 7:30pm - 8:30pm MDT

University of Maryland Careers in Pharmacy
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 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.
Thursday March 25th | 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST

Columbia University Livestream Race & Bioethics: Amplifying Diverse Voices
How can bioethicists and others better address and reduce racism that unfortunately persists in health care and other areas in the United States and many other countries? Come join us for this important panel of experts, including Harriet Washington (author of the best-selling, prize winner Medical Apartheid), Keisha Ray, PhD (University of Texas McGovern Medical School), Louis Voigt, MD (Chair, Ethics Committee, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), and Joanne Suarez (Founder, Latinx Bioethics), to learn how we can best tackle these challenges. Register here.
Thursday April 1st | 6:15pm - 7:45pm EDT

University of Massachusetts School of Medicine Virtual Info Session
This presentation will focus on the application process and walking prospective applicants through applying to medical school. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday April 6th | 5:00pm - 6:00pm ET

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


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

Aspiring Doc Diaries: Mary Becker Rysavy - AAMC

Establishing Equity in Medical Education - Supporting Clinical Trainees with Disabilities - New England Journal of Medicine