Week of April 5th, 2021 

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...including you."
Anne Lamott



There will be no Health Professions Happenings Newsletter the week of Spring Break (Monday April 12th). Enjoy the week off!

Western University of Health Sciences in Oregon has new Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - checkout a short video about the program here.

Spring Break & Summer Nurse Assistant (CNA) classes at COMPASS Nursing Arts School


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 April 14th | 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


New CSU Classes & Clubs

Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
ERHS 332 Principles of Epidemiology
ERHS340 Cancer Biology, Medicine and Society
ERHS430 Human Disease and the Environment

Prosthetics & Orthotics Club
Prosthetics and orthotics club is for people who are interested in any aspect of prosthetics and orthotics, whether it be research, client care, or just a curiosity. Meetings occur every 2 weeks on Mondays at 5pm MST. Contact the club officers if you're interested in joining. 


Relevant Virtual Events 

Pharmacy School Virtual Fair
Learn about PharmD programs, and meet with admissions representatives and faculty from pharmacy schools across the country. Lean more, and register here
Wednesday April 7th

South Florida University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Open House
Join this faculty panel, student panel, admissions information, video tour and more! Learn more, and register here.
Saturday May 8th | 10:00am - noon EST 

A.T. Still University American Indian/Alaska Native Pre-Admissions Workshop (PAW) 
The goal of the American Indian/Alaska Native Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) is to promote the health of Indian Country by increasing the number of AI/AN health care employees. The workshops will help attendees navigate their choice of medical school application process, strengthen their applications, and expand their professional network. These two-day virtual workshops can jump start your journey to being a healthcare professional and are available for aspiring physician assistants, dentists, doctors of osteopathic medicine, athletic trainers, and more! In these two days, you will be helped with: understanding the application process, personal statements, interview process, including mock interviews, financial aid & scholarship resources and admissions preparation techniques. Learn more, and apply here.
May 13-14, June 15-16, and September 16-17

PharmCAS 21-22 Applicant Webinar
This webinar will provide a step-by-step guide to becoming a successful applicant in PharmCAS. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday July 28th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT


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, healthy 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

CSU SEED (Students Empowering & Engaging in Dialogue) is hiring Peer Educators/Workshop Facilitators for next year
SEED provides free, peer-led workshops for the campus community. These workshops are opportunities for groups of CSU students to engage across differences and to increase their awareness, understanding, and skills on topics of diversity, identity, bias, and social justice. They are interactive (activity and dialogue based) and led by trained undergraduate student facilitators. SEED offers a variety of workshop topics and is open to creating a unique session based on interest and need. Learn more about the job here, and click here to apply.
Application deadline: Thursday April 22nd

CSU Orientation & Transition Programs is Accepting Applications for Ram Welcome Leaders
Approximately 300 students will be accepted into these volunteer positions Fall 2021. Ram Welcome Leaders serve as the primary student leadership team behind the implementation of the Ram Welcome program by guiding and connecting new students. They work collaboratively as part of a larger Orientation Team (which includes both Orientation Leaders and Ram Welcome Leaders)  and with Residence Life Staff (Resident Assistants, Inclusive Community Assistants and other student leaders) to ensure that students are attending Ram Welcome events. They lead a small group of students through the Ram Welcome experience by setting a positive tone, creating excitement and energy for Ram Welcome events as well as facilitating formal small group meetings and informal discussions with students regarding the transition to CSU. They attend extensive leadership development training, and demonstrate to new students what it means to be a CSU Ram. Learn more about the position and attend one of the required information sessions listed here.
Application deadline: Wednesday April 28th by 11:59pm

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer Events & Position
Walk MS - Windsor, Co
Due to the pandemic, Walk MS is not hosting in person events this spring. Instead, Walk MS is Move Forward Your Way. You have the option to register your club as a team (it’s FREE!) and participate in a 3D video game like experience where you will be able to interact with other participants—and from anywhere you want! This could be a great activity to do with your members or on your own! Learn more, and register here.
Saturday May 15th

Bike MS - Westminster, CO *in person*
Colorado is the third largest ride in the country, and plans are being made to host this event in-person. All government and state guidelines with safety will be followed as top priority. Volunteering in person will be needed - at a variety of locations. Tasks include setting up, taking down, placement along route, and plenty of areas for sanitation support. Learn more, and register here.
Saturday June 26th

Hike MS - Keystone, CO *in person*
This event is the only Hike MS in the country! This event is definitely a destination volunteer opportunity—and what better way to spend a Saturday in the summer in Colorado than in the mountains? Volunteers are provided with both breakfast and lunch. Many of the opportunities for this event require some hiking so it’s a great way to spend a day and get some exercise! Learn more, and register here.
Saturday July 31st

Leadership Opportunity with Associate Board of Emerging Leaders (ABEL)
The Associate Board of Emerging Leaders (ABEL) is the CO/WY National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s young professional group. Since 2018, they have contributed to the effort of permanently ending MS. With this goal in mind, they spread awareness through community involvement and host events to raise money for life-changing research. They are currently looking for individuals who are passionate and determined to end MS to join the team! With hopes of expanding in Northern Colorado, they are looking for students and young professionals who bring unique and fun ideas to the table to add zest and help continue fundraising efforts for the NMSS! Learn more, and apply here.


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

A Guide to Post-Bacc Classes for Medical School - InGenius Prep

Elephants Have Plenty of Habitat if Spared from the Ivory Trade - SOURCE