Week of August 9th, 2021 

"Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Announcements

The UCHealth Volunteer Program will start accepting pre-applications for students interested in volunteering at Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) in Loveland ONLY. Pre-applications are due to the Health Professions Advising office by Friday August 13th. Please contact us with any questions.

Interview Workshops – SAVE THE DATE!
Health Professions Advising and the Career Center are once again teaming up to provide health professions students (human and veterinary) with two fall Interview Workshops. We will share a short presentation about best practices for interviewing, how to prepare for interviews, and special considerations regarding virtual interviews. The first workshop will take place virtually on Zoom (see below).
Thursday September 2nd | 5:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99668151038?pwd=c0hwQWV5b3JSN2d1WmZubWVKV1h4QT09
Meeting ID: 996 6815 1038
Passcode: 677049

 

Health Professions Student Clubs

Club meetings will resume in person in the fall semester

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Wednesday September 8th | 5:30-6:30pm | Clark A101

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday September 7th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1204 or Stadium 1207

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday August 30th | 5:00-6:00pm | TBD

 

Relevant Virtual Events 

InGenius Prep Webinar - Early Planning for Med School: From Freshman Year to Final Application
The competition for medical school is fierce. That means that students start preparing earlier and earlier. Your best chance for success is starting early and hitting the ground running freshman year of college. Still, it's never too late to start planning your med school applications. This webinar will help students, from rising freshman to college seniors planning a gap year, maximize their time and plan for medical school applications. Learn more, and register here.
Monday August 9th | 6:00pm MDT 

Colorado Medical Group Management Association Webinar: Cultural Competency, Guard Against Implicit Bias in Patient Care
Implicit biases contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by various patient populations. Concern about a widening gap of healthcare disparities raises questions about healthcare decisions for certain patients, or patient groups, and how these may contribute to less-than-optimal outcomes. Since negative patient outcomes have the potential to result in professional negligence allegations and liability, this session will discuss implicit biases, or the unconscious attitudes and stereotypes, and the negative impact these can have on healthcare. It will provide strategies to protect against implicit biases that can affect how one patient is treated over another. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday August 10th | 11:00am - noon MDT

St. George's University School of Medicine Virtual Information Session for International Students
Log on from anywhere in the world and learn about St. George’s University School of Medicine. This virtual information session will include a brief 50-minute presentation by one of the international admissions experts, followed by a live chat and Q&A with current students and/or graduates. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday August 10th | 5:00pm MDT

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 with zero travel required. Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday September 14th | 10:00am - 4:00pm MDT

 

Relevant Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits in Action Volunteer Positions Available
Benefits in Action is a nonprofit organization located in Lakewood dedicated to supporting the diverse local community with a focus on the elderly and underserved, to improve their understanding, access, and utilization of food- and health-related benefits to enhance food security, health, and well-being. There are a number of volunteer positions available including both in-person and virtual opportunities. Available positions include Navigator, Information & Referrals, Administrative, Marketing, Food Delivery, Education, Community Outreach, Data Entry & Analysis and Telephoning. Please contact Madison Oehler if you're interested. 

 

Article(s) of the Week

Advisor Corner: Your Application Questions Answered - AAMC

A Reason to Smile: CSU DREAMERS Receive Dental Assistance from KIND - SOURCE

Cats are Better than Dogs (at Catching Coronavirus) - NY Times

The Intimacy of Longitudinal Care and Boundaries - Aspiring Doc Diaries

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