Week of December 13th, 2021

 "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes."
-Maggie Kuhn


Health Professions Advising is again partnering with Kaplan to offer a discounted MCAT prep class to CSU students and alumni. There are only live online (no in-person) offerings. We are also offering a limited number of scholarships. You can learn more, register for the class, and apply for a scholarship all through this website. Please email us if you have any questions.

The UCHealth Volunteer Program will not accept pre-applications for the Spring semester 2022 at this time. There may be a small number of volunteer positions at Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) starting in the spring semester that don't include direct patient interactions. We will share further details as we have them in the beginning of spring semester.


Health Professions Student Clubs

Club meetings are planned to be in-person Spring 2022

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Spring Semester 2022 | Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

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: Spring Semester 2022 | Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Spring Semester 2022 | Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Spring Semester 2022 | Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to email the club president
ext meeting: Spring Semester 2022 | Tuesdays 6:00pm


Virtual Events 

New Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Meet the faculty and find out more about the curriculum, student life, and admission process at one of the upcoming informational sessions. Learn more about the program here, and register for the upcoming webinar here.
Tuesday December 14th | noon - 3:00pm MT

Atlantis Webinar: Panel of Top-12 MD Students on How Shadowing in Europe Shaped their Applications (includes Q&A)
This webinar seeks to show one path towards achieving shadowing experiences: to pursue it in Europe during a school break, through organizations like Atlantis, which run observation-only, AAMC-compliant programs. This panel is made up of three current MD students at elite Top 12 universities, all of whom went through the MD application process after having spent a portion of their summer shadowing in a hospital in Europe. This webinar will have two parts: a brief presentation by each presenter and a Q&A where panelists can address questions. This webinar is relevant for any pre-health student in an MD path, but also to those considering DO and PA. Register here.
Tuesday December 14th | 5:00pm MST

Columbia University's 1-Year MS in Human Nutrition Webinar
This 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. Join for a program webinar and alumni panel discussion to learn about our program and hear alumni perspectives. Learn more, and register here.
Thursday December 16th | 3:00 - 5:00pm MT

St. George's University Virtual Information Session for Graduate Students
Learn about St. George’s University School of Medicine. This virtual information session will include a 40-minute presentation by one of our international admissions experts, followed by a live Q&A with current international students and/or graduates.
Learn more, and register here.
Tuesday December 21st | 5:00pm MT

Cleveland Chiropractic Open House
Attend a Discovery Day Open House and see what it’s like to be a CUKC student. Get a feel for campus life, explore degrees in the healthcare field, meet an advisor and/or a financial aid representatives, and learn how long it takes to get a degree. Simply fill out the form below and select a date that works best for your schedule, and we’ll send you an information packet. Learn more, and sign-up here.
Next event: Friday April 1st 2022


CSU Events & Opportunities

Passport Scholarship
The current cost of a U.S. passport plus the execution fee is $145.  Students receiving a passport scholarship will bring their application materials to the Office of International Programs Passport Acceptance Facility in Laurel Hall on the CSU campus.  Scholarship recipients will be given a check made out to the U.S. Department of State to pay for the associated fees when they submit their application. Eligibility requirements include: being a U.S. Citizen who does not currently hold a valid U.S. passport (exception for military passports), being a first-time adult applicant (if applicants had a passport when under the age of 16 they are still eligible or if they have an official military passport), being a current CSU undergraduate or graduate student in a degree seeking program, and having financial need. Learn more here.
Application due: Sunday February 13th 2022


Scholarships & Funding

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Fee Assistance Program (FAP)
The benefits of the Fee Assistance Program include discounted fees, complimentary access to the MSAR online database, free MCAT Official Prep products, and more. Learn more, and apply here.
pplication deadline: Thursday December 16th


Job Opportunities

Columbine Health Systems is hiring CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant), PCP (Personal Care Provider) & RA (Resident Assistant) positions
Columbine offers a Nurse Assistants (CNA) training program but also hires RA and PCP positions for students who can't (or aren't ready to) complete the full CNA training. Both RA and PCP positions do not require previous medical experience or training, and Columbine provides on-the-job training. To apply text "PCP" or "RA" to 970-372-6360. Email Angie Scarpello with questions and/or for more information. 

UCHealth in Highlands Ranch is hiring a Medical Assistant (MA) in Plastic Surgery
You must have Basic Life Support, be a Registered Medical Assistant, and Certified Medical Assistant. Under the direction and supervision of a provider or nurse, the MA assists with performing patient care. Performs basic clinical skills and specimen collection. Monitors and communicates changes in patient conditions. Documents patient care provided. Maintains equipment and medical supplies, including reordering, stocking, cleaning, and troubleshooting. Maintains examination areas. Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing, reception, scheduling, data entry, and patient registration. Pay is $16-$24/hr depending on experience. Contact Kira Hines Ike (CSU alumna!) with questions.

University of Michigan Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10-week summer undergraduate research fellowship to support undergraduate students interested in basic cardiovascular research in the summer of 2022. The program is expected to start the Tuesday after Memorial Day and end August 9, 2022. Exact program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is jointly funded by the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC), Esperance Family Foundation and American Heart Association (AHA) to host 30 fellowship positions within the program. Each fellow will be notified of their funding source at orientation. Each fellow will be matched to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member and participate in nationally recognized research in areas such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. Fellows are expected to work in their mentor’s lab, attend weekly scientific seminar series, participate in organized social events, and at the end of the program, present their summer research findings at the End of Summer Symposium where fellows give an oral PowerPoint presentation to faculty, staff and peers. The stipend will be paid via bi-weekly paychecks (direct deposit available) at a rate of $15 per hour (pre-tax) for ten weeks of full-time work (40 hours per week). Learn more, and apply here.
Applications open NOW - due Sunday January 30th 2022


Test Prep

Altius Winter Boot Camp
This is an intensive, full-time 3-week boot-camp style MCAT course. The curriculum is divided into three one-week modules designed to lift your score by multiple points each week. Held exclusively during winter break, it’s the ideal way to rapidly boost your score in a short amount of time. Learn more, and register here.
Starts: Thursday December 16th


Article(s) of the Week

Diary of a Med Student: what it's like to navigate medical school with a disability - AAMC