Week of August 23rd, 2021 

"I'm not going to school just for the academics. I want to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning."
-Emma Watson



Now that the regular school year has started, we’ll be publishing the newsletter every week again!

IE 352C Study Abroad: international Medical Shadowing in Croatia is being postponed from January 2022 to January 2023 due to the covid-19 pandemic. Learn more about the program here.

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
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 | 5:30-6:30 pm | 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

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to email the club president
ext meeting: Tuesday September 7th | 6:00pm | BSB Study Rooms


Suggested Fall Courses

HES 420 - EKG Interpretation
This class takes students through a logical step-by-step process to interpret EKGs that are common practice in clinical and research settings. The class includes cardiovascular anatomy, the electrical conduction system, the various views of the heart shown in a 12-lead EKG, how to identify ischemia, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmias. These skills are necessary for anyone wanting to set themselves apart from their peers when applying for internships, graduate school, health professions programs, and jobs. 

Spanish for Animal Health and Care. The certificate consists of 4 courses and takes 2 academic years to complete. The two courses offered this fall that count toward the minor or the certificate. LSPA 340 Spanish for Animal Health and Care Fields, and LSPA 343 Spanish Terminology-Animal Health/Agriculture both are offered in a hybrid format.


Relevant Virtual Events 

Exploring Public Health and Applying to Grad School Webinar
Review career and educational opportunities in public health, the application process, and resources to help you find your fit in this Webinar. There will also be ample Q&A time, so be sure to bring all of your questions about public health! Register here
Tuesday August 24th | 3:00 p.m. MDT 

Doctors on-call: St. George's University International Students
Learn about St. George’s University from anywhere in this web-based session that will showcase recent SGU international graduates who were successful in obtaining a residency. Our international graduates will be discussing their specialties and how their medical studies at SGU got them to where they are today. Register here
Tuesday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. MDT 

How to Use Your Gap Year Before Medical School to Optimize Your Application.
This free webinar will be presented by Dr. Luke Johnson, a former Interviewer and Admissions Committee Member at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Register here
Tuesday August 24th | 6:00pm MDT

Columbia University Virtual session.
Meet Distinguished Columbia Bioethics Faculty and Learn How an M.S. in Bioethics Can Enhance Your Career. In this session, distinguished Bioethics faculty will provide you with insight into their courses and answer any questions you may have about the Bioethics program. Register Here.
Wednesday August 25th | 4:00 pm MDT

Education Abroad Virtual Fair
The Fair will feature over 45 live sessions throughout the week covering everything from Education Abroad 101 to specific programs for your major. Registration Required.  To see the full schedule and register for sessions, please visit our Virtual Education Abroad Fair page.
Tuesday September 7th- Friday 10th

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

Rock and Snow Medicine Symposium
Hosted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, this event will include high-caliber speakers presenting innovative and relevant medical topics geared towards an audience of ski patrollers, search & rescue specialists, agency personnel, and other prehospital responders. You can pay $50 to attend this event in person or $25 to attend virtually.  
Thursday November 4th | 8:00am - 5:00pm MDT


Relevant Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to tutor with Smart Reach 
Smart is a non-profit tutoring service dedicated to promoting educational achievement for underrepresented K-12 students across the country. To volunteer, you can visit their website


Relevant Scholarships

2021-2022 Altius Cares Scholarship
The Altius Cares Scholarship program awards full- and half-tuition MCAT prep scholarships to deserving medical school-bound students. Scholarships are application-based and awarded to students who qualify based on merit, need, education & equality, or service. Apply Here 


Article(s) of the Week

Trailblazing University of Colorado medical students start classes at CSU branch campus- SOURCE

What to Do During a Gap Year Before Medical School + Pros and Cons and a Free Webinar- InGenius Prep