Week of November 15th, 2021 

 "The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us."
-James E Faust


We will not send a Newsletter next week during Fall Break. We'll be back in your Inboxes Monday November 29th!  

University of Utah Perfusion Program
This year marks the opening of the third year of applications for the University of Utah Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion Program! Learn more here.

UCHealth Volunteer Program
There will likely be a small number of non-clinical volunteer positions at Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) available this spring semester but the details are still being finalized. We will share information in future newsletters. For now, please DO NOT submit a pre-application for the spring semester. 


Health Professions Student Clubs

Club meetings are in-person Fall 2021

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Wednesday November 17th | 5:30-6:30 pm | Yates 104

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant, nursing or haven't chosen a healthcare profession yet
Click here to email the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday December 1st | 6:00 - 7:00pm | Stadium 1205

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday November 16th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1204 or 1207

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Monday November 29th | 5:00-6:00pm | Stadium 1203

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to email the club president
ext meeting: Tuesday December 7th | 6:00pm | Edge Optics - 706 S College Ave Unit 101


Virtual Events 

St. George's University (SGU) Virtual Information Session for International Students
Learn about St. George’s University School of Medicine. This virtual information session will include a 40-minute presentation by an international admissions expert, followed by a live chat and Q&A with current international students and/or graduates. Register Here.
Monday November 15th | 5:00pm MT

University of Colorado Anschutz Pre-MD Program Info Session
Pre-MD is excited to announce the third seminar. We will be talking about letters of recommendation, how to build a school list, and navigating school-specific application requirements. Register Here
Tuesday November 16th | 6:00-7:30pm MT

Making Your Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Personal Statement Stand Out
The personal statement is a crucial part of SHPEP applications. It’s your chance to show what makes you unique. During this session, the University of Nebraska Medical Center SHPEP Program Site will share some tips on how to write a truly outstanding piece. Register Here
Tuesday November 16th 2021 | 4:00pm MT

Recommendations 101-How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation
This session will discuss how to go about asking for a letter of recommendation when applying for a health professions program or school. Included will be information on why this letter is important, who should you ask to write a letter, how to develop relationships with faculty so that both of you will feel comfortable with this process, and what to consider a strong letter. Register Here 
Wednesday November 17th 2021 | 4:00 pm MT

St. George's University (SGU) Virtual Information Session: How to Become a Doctor in the U.S. 
Join this virtual information session created specifically for international students. Dr. Madden will cover admission, enrollment, basic sciences, USMLE Step exams, clinical rotations, graduation, the National Residency Match Program, and other post-graduate options. Live Q&A with Dr. Madden and SGU’s admissions experts will follow. Register Here.
Thursday November 18th | 7:00 am MT 

Columbia's 1-Year MS in Human Nutrition Webinar
Learn how you can be a part of the healthcare revolution with the one-year Columbia M.S. in Human Nutrition. The program 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
Thursday November 18th | 3:00 pm MT

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo
Meet with representatives faculty, and current students via online chat rooms from up to 37 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine schools. Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student. Explore which medical school is right for you. Register Here.
Wednesday December 8th | 10:00am - 4:00 pm MT 



Puksta and Reisher Scholarships.  
Applications are now open on RamWeb for the Puksta and Reisher Scholarships. These are two prestigious renewable scholarships that support highly motivated, hard-working students with a passion for volunteering. Scholarship Information Sessions for applicants who want to learn how to write a competitive application and prepare for a scholarship interview are offered. These sessions are highly recommended. 


Test Prep Resources

Altius Elite Classroom course + 10 1-on-1 mentoring sessions $1300 off. Learn more here.


Article(s) of the Week

Association of Native American Medical Students: Their Narratives and the Need for More Native Doctors - AAMC

Horse Gets His Legs Back Under Him After a Tumultuous Journey - SOURCE