Week of May 3rd, 2021 

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
Anatole France



Starting Finals Week, we'll only send the newsletter every other week until Fall Semester starts. Our Health Professions Advisors are available all summer so feel free to email one of us or schedule a virtual appointment if you need anything.

AMCAS opens for you to start working on your application TODAY Monday May 3rd. The first day to submit is Thursday May 27th, and the first day your verified application can be forwarded to schools is Friday June 25th. 

AACOMAS opens for submission TOMORROW Tuesday May 4th. 


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: Fall Semester | Every other Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

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

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday May 4th | 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Fall Semester | Every other Monday 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday May 4th | 6:00-7:00pm


Relevant Virtual Events 

Columbia 1-Year MS in Human Nutrition Panel Discussion with IHN Hispanic/Latinx Alumni
The Institute of Human Nutrition is committed to creating a diverse community of learners where belonging and inclusion is central to the academic mission. 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. The webinar is open to students of all backgrounds, but the panel discussion will focus on the experiences of our Hispanic/Latinx alumni. We welcome all prospective students to join this important discussion. You may submit questions for our panelists when you register here.
Wednesday May 5th | 6:00pm Eastern

Reapplying to Medical School: How to Succeed the Second Time Around
The medical school reapplication process can be incredibly intimidating. Applicants are not always sure why they were initially rejected and may not know how to correct their application. To better understand why applicants get rejected and how to succeed the second time, join this webinar. Learn more and register here.
Thursday May 6th | 8:00pm Eastern

University of Denver Professional Science Masters in Biomedical Sciences Information Sessions
This program provides advanced science coursework as part of the core curriculum, and is also individualized to allow students to enhance areas of study that they may not have the opportunity to during their undergraduate career. The program also includes a capstone project working with a mentor in their subfield of interest. The virtual get-togethers listed below will allow you to learn more about the program and connect with a current PSM student or alumni. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2021 on a rolling basis. Join through this Zoom link.
Thursday May 6th | 6:00pm
Friday May 7th | 6:00pm
Thursday May 13th | 6:00pm


Relevant Scholarships

GoodRX Scholarship for Future Black Physicians
In addition to representing a stark minority while also navigating systemic racism in health education, Black medical students also tend to enter medical school with higher rates of undergraduate debt. Through this scholarship, GoodRx is providing financial assistance to Black students studying to be physicians to encourage and support their professional goals. Our aim is to help create a more diverse and inclusive future in healthcare where Black healthcare providers are happy, healthy, and supported. Learn more, and apply here.


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

Cofan the Mountain Tapir Recovering from Kidney Removal Surgery - SOURCE

New Insights into immune Response with Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate SolaVAX - SOURCE

Should I Apply to Medical School this Year? - InGenius Prep