Week of February 21st, 2022


"Little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right."

-Admiral William H. McRaven



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


Application Information

Core Competencies for Entering Medical Student
The competencies listed apply to all health professions areas. Many times, one experience can show/demonstrate multiple competencies. Click here for link.

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) opened on January 20: Click here for link.

The Texas Medical Dental and Veterinary common application opens in early May. Most of the US schools use AMCAS (MD), AACOMAS (DO) and VMCAS (DVM) common applications but if you plan to apply to medical, dental or veterinary schools in Texas, you will need to complete TMDSAS: Click here for link.


CSU Events & Opportunities


Gerontology Club

Gerontology Club aims to staff student volunteers at Columbine Health facilities on a weekly basis. We are looking for volunteers to assist with conversation, crafts and activities (especially Bingo!) on Wednesday afternoons throughout this Spring semester. We will also have club member volunteers help prepare activity materials ahead of time, so even if the Wednesday volunteer slots don’t work, people can still contribute. The club plans to meet monthly to discuss aging-related topics and provide guidance and tips for interacting with older adults in a meaningful way. Club members and volunteers are encouraged to sign up for one or more volunteer shifts throughout the semester. We hope the opportunities for intergenerational connections and conversations will be a much-needed morale boost to residents and students alike.

First meeting: February 23, 2022 | 7-8pm | Contact (Sarah.Cromwell@colostate.edu) if you are interested 


Other Events & Opportunities

St George's University School of Medicine: How to become a doctor in the U.S.

This webinar, co-hosted by SGU’s Director of the Office of Career Guidance, and SGU graduate, John F. Madden, MD, will give incoming students a closer look at the journey/pathway of an SGU student, from admission, to enrollment, to basic sciences, to the USMLE Step exams and clinical rotations, to graduation and residency, and finally to the National Residency Match Program and other post-graduate options.

February 24, 2022 | 9am EST | Contact Sarah.Cromwell@colostate.edu 

MOST Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic

This 12-month clinical post bacc program is in collaboration with Stanford and is directed towards pre-med students looking to gain clinical experience through medical scribing with a physician mentor in a specialty of their interest. Learn more here.

Yale Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program

Yale School of Medicine is advancing the physician assistant (PA) profession by educating the highly proficient PAs the country needs.  Yale’s PA Online Program awards a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree and prepares graduates to seek licensure as physician assistants. The Yale PA Online Program prepares patient-focused clinicians who can choose to learn in their own communities. The program blends online classes and coursework with in-person clinical rotations and three immersions on the Yale campus, so students can earn a degree from Yale School of Medicine without relocating. Learn more and find upcoming informational webinars here

WesternU Oregon Doctor of Physical Therapy

At WesternU Oregon you will study basic sciences, complete specialized courses, and engage in the clinical experiences you need to pass your licensure exam and become practice-ready. When you graduate you will be prepared to take on the increasing role that physical therapists currently play in the healthcare system. If you would like to know more about this program find it here, or if you would like to setup an appointment with a counselor from the program contact HP advising. 

HSC School of Biomedical Sciences

Our M.S. in Medical Science Program is now reviewing applications for 2022. We are proud of our students’ success, as each year more than 75% of our MS in Medical Science graduates gain acceptance to professional school, including medical, dental, pharmacy, chiropractic, physical therapy, optometry, and others. This is achieved by offering a strong, challenging biomedical sciences curriculum in the environment of a health science center. The average time to complete the program is twelve months. Learn more here

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy 

CU Pharmacy's Ambassador Chats are the perfect place to get answers. Questions about the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy best answered by a current student include: What's life like on the Anschutz Medical Campus? Can you meet with faculty and instructors? Will I study all weekend or can pharmacy school be fun too? Sign up for a one-on-one chat here

Tufts Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

This program in Phoenix follows a hybrid and accelerated format that makes it possible for students to become practicing physical therapists in just seven semesters, from anywhere in the country. The program faculty have years of experience practicing, teaching, and researching. They are hyper-focused on students’ experiences and learning outcomes, providing hands-on mentorship and coaching. We invite the students you advise to join us for an upcoming virtual open house to learn more click here
February 23, 2022 | 7:00pm


Nosh has partnered with the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation! We would like to encourage you to support local restaurants and your local community by ordering through Nosh on Wednesday, February 23rd between 4 pm to 9 pm. 10% of the food proceeds will be donated to help support their mission to improve the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in NoCo. Find more information here

Gear' Up for Grad School 

Come learn from a panel of current graduate students how they made decisions around continuing their education, and what you'll need in preparing to apply to graduate school or professional school. We'll also have available Career Education Specialists answering more specific questions around post graduate education options. Find more information here
March 2, 2022 | 4:30-6:00pm | Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94019328434

ADEA GoDental Newsletter

This newsletter provides some tips and insights into the application process of a pre-dental student. Find the newsletter here

UNC College of Natural and Health Sciences Osteopathic College of Medicine Panel

Director of admissions at Rocky Vista University COM and representatives from 10-11 other osteopathic colleges of medicine will be present. The even will be located on the UNC campus. The event will be held on either April 25 or 26, exact date TBD. Check future HP newsletters for updates. 


CSU Office of Admissions

The CSU Office of Admissions is currently looking for students to hire as Admissions Ambassadors.  Admissions Ambassadors are the face of CSU, they represent the university to all high school students who come to visit campus.  Because of that, we want the best and brightest students characterizing CSU.

Plan to attend an informational session if you are interested. 

February 23, 2022 | 4:15pm | Ammons Hall

Pre-clinical Research Technician job at CSU, Clinical Science (1678). Check Handshake in Ramweb for job details and to apply.

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.


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