Week of March 29th, 2021 

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are."
J.P. Morgan



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 April 28th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

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

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday April 19th | 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 

Struggling to find volunteer experiences during the pandemic? Checkout these Local Virtual Volunteering opportunities and Smart Reach!


Relevant Virtual Events 

Taking Advantage of the AMCAS Work and Activities Section
Howard Yan, a Former Admissions Officer from Harvard Medical School, will be hosting this presentation, walking applicants through this essential section of the AMCAS and discussing how COVID-19 may influence the process. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday March 30th | 9:00pm ET

Regis University PharmD Interview Day Tips
Explore our tips and best practices for the application and PharmD Interview Day process. Discover how you can make your best first impression on your way to becoming a Regis PharmD student. This session is specifically designed for students considering applying to pharmacy school for Fall 2021, Fall 2022 or Fall 2023 start dates. Register here.
Tuesday April 6th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Columbia University 1-Year MS in Human Nutrition IHN LGBTQ+ Alumni Panel Discussion
Enhance your future practice with a degree in Human Nutrition. The one-year Columbia M.S. in Human Nutrition involves an intense year of study; thesis research with options in basic nutrition science, clinical nutrition, and public health nutrition; and preparation for medical school, as well as a broad range of new and important healthcare careers. Register here.
Wednesday April 7th | 6:00pm Eastern

Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy Discovery Session
Considering earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree? Get to know the friendly Regis University team (virtually) and learn about careers in pharmacy, the team based learning and integrated curriculum, Jesuit values, and impressive graduate outcomes. Register here.
Wednesday April 14th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST

Health in The Climate Crisis: Integrative Approach for Individuals and Communities Virtual Conference
This free event is hosted by Bastyr University, The North Sound Accountable Communities of Health, Communities of Color Coalition and Naturopathic Alliance. Adverse health impacts of the climate crisis have already emerged and will continue to increase in frequency and severity. These health impacts are compounded by poverty and marginalization, disproportionately affecting communities of color and low-income populations. Integrative health approaches and advocacy provide a framework for addressing the complexity of these impacts on the well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday May 15th & Sunday May 16th | 9:00am - 1:00pm PST


Relevant Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

Canine Blood Donor Recruitment
One of the many unique things about the CSU Vet Teaching Hospital is our very own animal blood bank! Recently we have been running low on A- blood, the universal type for dogs. We are reaching out to the community to recruit new canine hero blood donors. Canine donor requirements: at least 55 pounds, have never had a blood transfusion, ealthy and up to date on vaccines, 1-10 years old, and good temperament. If you are interested in participating, the first step includes a basic screening. We draw a blood sample for blood typing and infectious disease screening at no charge to you. Once admitted to the program, they are able to donate as often as every 6 weeks. You will be compensated with one bag of dog food (anything through Hills or Purina, including prescription diets) per donation. Also your dog will get lots of love (and cookies) while they are with us. We are especially looking for Greyhounds and Shepards but all dog breeds are welcome! To schedule a time for your dog to be screened or if you have any questions please contact Rae Isdale.


Relevant Job, Volunteer & Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Advancement Center at CSU is hiring for next year
All positions serve as a positive representation of the Academic Advancement Center, the Division of Student Affairs, and Colorado State University. Students must be willing to work 7-10 hours/week, attend all student staff trainings and events, attend Academic Advancement Center Events as required, and complete other duties as assigned. Find the full job postings and applications through Handshake. They are hiring for the following positions. 
-STEM Thrive Grad Student Coordinator
-STEM Peer Mentor
-Group Navigator
-Thrive Student Coordinator
Deadline: Sunday April 4th

Be The Gift - Single Mom Scholarship
Be the Gift is once again offering a Scholarship for a College Degree or a Certification/Trade School. Applicants need to be a single mom living in the Greater Denver, Northern Colorado area that has a desire to improve her life and that of her family by demonstrating initiative, ambition and the commitment to pursue an education toward a career or specific skill. Recipients will receive finances for the 2021/2022 school year. Learn more, and apply here.
Application Deadline: April 15th

Smart Reach is recruiting Volunteer Tutors
Smart Reach is a not-for-profit tutoring service dedicated to promoting educational achievement for underserved and underrepresented K-12 students across the country. They are founded on the idea that by providing educational support, resources, tutoring, and mentoring to economically support, economically disadvantaged students, they can bridge the gap in today's disadvantaged society. Learn more, and apply to volunteer here.

University of Warwick Institute for Global Pandemic Planning Scholarships
30 new doctoral students for October 2021 entry will receive scholarships in the fields of mathematical epidemiology, public health and behavioral science. The program will include participation in relevant postgraduate taught courses and development or refining of a research project, followed by full time research to complete that project. Each student will have supervision from academics in at least two of the main disciplines of the center and across two university departments, with at least one supervisor from one of Warwick Medical School, Warwick Business School, or the Department of Mathematics. Students will share research space to support the cohort in learning together as well as benefitting from their main departmental affiliation. Learn more here, and apply here. Contact Mary Swanson with questions.
Application deadline: not specified, apply as soon as possible


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

How to Virtually Become a Doctor - NY Times

Preparing for Medical School: What You Need to Apply - InGenius Prep