Week of January 17th, 2022

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.   Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education".
Martin Luther King Jr.



Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application now open.  Click here for more informationDeadline: Feb 5th.

AAMC Fee Assistance Program announces changes: The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the
MCAT® exam, apply to medical schools using the AMCAS®program, and more. Here are five things to know about the new 2022 AAMC Fee Assistance Program: Click here for more information.

On-line PharmD option: The future of pharmacy is flexible! University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy students have the choice of on-campus or remote formats to complete their PharmD degree:Click here for more information.

Columbine Health Care Training and Job Opportunities: Earn your CNA license as well as apply for CNA , RA(resident assistant) and PCP([personal care provider) jobs.  You can apply for jobs, by calling (970) 372-6360 or texting 'CNA' or 'RA' or "PCP' to the same number.  Contact Angie Scarpello for more information or with questions: (970) 494-6462 or visit their website site:https://columbinehealth.com/.


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 

What Medical Schools are Really Looking For: Webinar Recordings


Spring and Summer Events

The University of Michigan - UM-SMART-- a 10-week summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program)-- designed to help students decide if a career as a physician-scientist is right for them and to enhance competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs. Application deadline: January 31st, 2022. Link to apply

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. Application Deadline: January 31st, 2022. Click link for more information.

Horseshoe Farms Community Health Fellowship Gap Year Opportunity in Alabama and Georgia:  Application deadline February 13th, 2022. Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with sites in Greensboro and Marion, Alabama and Pomona, California.  HSF offers service and support programs to improve the health and quality of life of adults and children in our partner communities.  information session through Zoom on Tuesday, February 1st at 4:30 CST.  Zoom registration link.  Website: https://www.projecthsf.org/


CSU Events & Opportunities

Animal Socialization Class: VS495
VS495 is an independent study course in which participants socialize animals used in research at CSU.  Initially this course was dedicated to dogs to enhance their adoptability after the conclusion of the research project (when possible).  Since we get such an overwhelming response to participate each semester it has since expanded to include cats, rabbits and other species.  Each student is expected to work on socialization at least 1.5 hours per week per credit hour (NO MORE THAN 1 CREDITS) and attend the monthly meetings.  Since it is an independent study, the scheduling is at your discretion.  Students are expected to participate in the orientation to the facility and an orientation on training methods.  Students will maintain a written log documenting the dates and time spent socializing the animals.
If interested, contact:  Lon.kendall@colostate.edu.
An orientation meeting on Tuesday January 25th at 5 pm.  Place TBD

Registration for the All Majors Career Fair Now Open - Register Today!

Tuesday, February 8th (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
In-Person career fair at CSU, register in Handshake

Wednesday, February 9th (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Virtual career fair on the Handshake platform, register in Handshake



Colorado Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery
Pre-Health Professions & Healthcare Administration Training Programs
This leading-edge practice strives to serve patients and the community through personalized and exceptional care. The team is committed to continual improvement, and fostering a dynamic and upbeat culture. They recently launched professional training programs for college graduates interested in careers in healthcare. These are full-time, paid employment opportunities. They are actively recruiting 1-2 team members in the next couple of months, and anticipate more openings in the Spring/Summer 2022. Please contact with questions.
Aspiring clinicians: Pre-Health Professional Training Program
Aspiring administrators/managers: Healthcare Administration Training Program.




Article(s) of the Week

‘A promiscuous virus’: CSU experts discuss SARS-CoV-2, what comes next: Article link.

3 Things to See if You Want to be a Veterinarian: National Western Stock Show opens CSU SPUR campus with interactive exhibits: Click here for more information.