Week of March 28th, 2022


"If you can quit, quit. If you can't quit, stop complaining - this is what you chose."

-Joe Konrath

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

Campus Prep for GRE

Campus Prep is offering a low-cost live online GRE prep course. Learn more information and apply online for the course here

AAMC Premed Navigator

The AAMC has provided a useful tool to answer questions about financial aid, reapplying to medical school, stress management, as well as some important dates. Please check their website here for more information and to subscribe to the newsletter. 

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

CSU Summer Course PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics

Assorted topics at the intersection of ethics, the biological sciences, medicine, and health policy. Topics may include ethical problems at the beginning and end of life (e.g., abortion, euthanasia), cloning, research ethics, genetic engineering, human enhancement, informed consent, disability, justice in health care, the doctor-patient relationship, conflicts of interest, and others. 

Special Pre-Dental Club Collaboration with Utah School of Dentistry 

The CSU Pre-Dental club has scheduled a presentation with an ambassador from the Utah School of Dentistry. Email the club (Click here to email the club) for more information. 
April 4th | 5:00pm | Virtual 

CSU Campus Connections 

After the successful return to campus this semester, we are very excited to continue offering in person programming fall 2022 and are looking for students who want to make a difference and build connections with local youth ages 10-18!  Students can also earn the Youth Mentoring Certificate in Campus Connections (9-credit).  It is a great way to recognize student leadership and experience working with youth! Serving as a mentor is associated with higher persistence rates, higher graduation rates, higher GPA, and faster degree completion. The priority deadline for applications is April 8, but we will continue to accept applications as space permits. Find more information here

Biomedical Industry and Healthcare in Portugal (Winter Break)

This winter break CSU faculty-led program offers students a rich opportunity to gain first-hand experience observing and interacting with biomedical engineering in a professional setting. Students will hear from and visit with experts in the field on the topics of regulatory affairs and quality control, healthcare, research and development, and biomedical engineering. This course provides an opportunity for students to gain an international perspective of these industries, and to understand key differences between the US and European Union’s practices and standards in these fields. If you are interested apply here

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. Please contact (Sarah.Cromwell@colostate.edu) if you are interested. 


Other Events & Opportunities

Rocky Vista University and UNC Osteopathic Fair

Rocky Vista University would like to invite you and your pre-med and pre-health advisees and pre-med clubs to attend two in-person osteopathic events. The first is our Open House at our Parker, Colorado campus on April 25, 2022. Come take a tour of RVU’s campus, and learn about osteopathic medicine! The University of Northern Colorado will be hosting the second event consisting of a panel and osteopathic fair on their campus in Greeley, Colorado. We will have several osteopathic medical colleges from across the country who will form a panel and osteopathic fair at these events. The events will allow students to speak with several medical schools in one place as well as ask the same questions of all schools during the panels. Find more information and register here
April 25th | 10:00am-2:00pm | RVU Parker Campus
April 26th | 11:00am-3:00pm | UNC Greeley 

PALS Program Recruitment 

The PALS Program is a nonprofit organization creating week-long residential summer camp experiences on college campuses across the country. Volunteers serve as Peer participants, who are paired 1-1 with a Partner who has Down syndrome for the week. Our programs work to create a world of belonging through immersive and inclusive experiences. Serving at one program can earn up to 80 hours of volunteer service. PALS provides a unique opportunity to gain experiences with diverse populations, develop genuine friendships, and build leadership skills which can be applied to all different areas. Find more information here

Nursing Success Seminar

The Nursing Success Seminar is a free, 3-day event, that offers BIPOC students the opportunity to explore the Nursing field. This event will be virtual via ZOOM. This virtual format offers an opportunity for students that are outside of the bay area and outside of California to attend. The application is open and the deadline is April 15. Find more information here

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair 

The fair is one month away. Over 80+ medical schools, summer programs, and pre-health advisors are attending the fair. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with representatives from medical schools across the U.S. and Canada. Get answers to your questions about financial aid, the MCAT exam, the AMCAS application, and the SHPEP program. Attend live info sessions with admissions officers and current medical students. 
Tuesday, April  19th | 9:00am-6:00pm | Register here

Mary Baldwin University OT Program

Interested in learning more about our Doctor of Occupational Therapy program?   Join us for the following virtual information session!  No registration required.  Our virtual information session will be led by Program Director, Dr. Allison Ellington, and will allow you to virtually ask questions and explore what it means to be a member of the Murphy Deming community.
April 16th | 5:00-7:00pm | Information here

University of Iowa Pre-health Conference

Pre-Health students at University of Iowa have decided to organize the Second Annual Pre-Health Conference to help undergraduate students network with current health professionals and professional schools, explore career options with corporations and healthcare facilities, and discover new fields that interest them in healthcare. We’ve selected hard working and qualified students to help support and create this conference. We are expecting hundreds to thousands of pre-health students to be in attendance this year! 
Saturday, April 23rd | 8:00 am | Register here

A.T. Still University Annual Spring EXPO

The ATSU Spring Expo is a platform for clinicians and future clinicians to build allies with the suppliers of products and services, program directors, and other professionals within the medical network. The Expo will feature program information, guest speakers, campus tours, food trucks, adaptive sports demonstrations and equipment, and much more! For more information about the event, please click here
March 26th | 9:00am-5:00pm | Mesa, Arizona 

National Student Leadership Conference

The National Student Leadership Conference'sMedicine, Nursing, and Psychology/Neuroscience programs which will be held at multiple locations this summer, as well as our veterinary medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania. The NSLC offers pre-college summer programs for high school students facilitated by current undergraduates.  am looking to hire several rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores to serve as Team Advisors and Assistant Team Advisors for our program. The position is paid/full-time. Learn more here

Atlantis Shadowing Opportunities 

Atlantis is a hospital shadowing program for pre-med students during summer and winter breaks. Atlantis already ran multiple winter break programs for U.S. pre-meds in Spain and Italy despite Covid and, although several cities are now full, applications are still open for summer 2022. Atlantis alumni have been admitted to 40 of the top 50 MD programs in the US. Learn more here

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore

We are excited to invite prospective students to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore for an in person open house. You will learn about our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, our dual degree programs, and career paths in pharmacy. The Open House will include panels with students, faculty, and alumni who will discuss the student experience, and our pharmacy practice and scientific research programs
April 9th | 9:30am-12:30pm | Register here

SGU School of Medicine Virtual Information Session- Benefits of an April Start

This web-based information session includes a brief 40-minute conversation led by one of our administrators, as well as live discussion and Q&A with current students and graduates who can discuss the benefits of our April pathway. This virtual session is for students interested in St. George's University School of Medicine and will focus on the benefits that starting in our April term provides. 
March 24th | 6:00pm | Register here 

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

The AAMC is hosting a medical school fair to offer an opportunity to connect with representatives from 70+ medical schools across the US and Canada. Get answers to questions regarding financial aid, MCAT exam, and your application. Register here
Tuesday April 19th | 9:00am-6:00pm 

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


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

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. 


Monarch Dermatology & Surgery Position

Monarch Dermatology & Surgery is committed to exceptional patient service in each and every moment of our interaction with our patients. Our team-oriented, compassionate company is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, positive personality with exceptional customer service skills to work with our skilled physicians. This clinic is searching for pre-health students to fill an opening for a Medical Assistant. They are looking for someone to work 30-40 hours a week which would be ideal for students taking a gap year. If you are interested, please email Dr. Holly McCoppin (hmccoppin@gmail.com) for more information.

CSU Health Network Pharmacy

The pharmacy is hiring to fill a clerk position posted on Handshake (Job #6199667). Working in the pharmacy is a great opportunity to learn about medications and outpatient healthcare. Students develop better communication skills, interact with professionals at all levels on a daily basis, and get to practice empathy with our patients! Many of our past student clerks have graduated to go on into health-related fields and we really make an effort to create an active learning environment for students while they are working with us. Check Handshake in Ramweb for more details and how to apply. 

CCP Colorado Regional Career Fair 

CCP has hosted thousands of the largest regional and national employers since 2013. CCP is the largest regional independent career events promoter and is completely free.
March 30th 2022 | Virtual registration here 

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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