Week of April 11th, 2022


"When I people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, 'Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me and I'm going in again' - my gut reaction is, 'What a badass.'"
- Brené Brown


Health Professions Advising and Education Abroad are partnering with Atlantis to offer a study abroad experience for pre-med students. We are offering a 1-credit course to shadow doctors in Croatia over winter break 2022. Visit the program website here to learn more.

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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

Taking Advantage of the AMCAS Work and Activities Section

Once your academic threshold (AKA your GPA and MCAT score) meets the threshold for the medical schools you're applying to, admissions committees then turn their attention to your personal background and experiences. To help students make the most of this crucial aspect of the application, we're hosting a free webinar. Chelesa Fearce, an MD/PhD candidate at Yale School of Medicine and InGenius Prep Graduate Coach, will host this free webinar. 
Wednesday April 13th  | 5pm PDT/8pm EDT | Learn more

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. 

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 was April 8, but we will continue to accept applications as space permits. Find more information here

Biomedical Industry and Healthcare in Portugal (Winter Break)

SBME and Ed Abroad are hosting a virtual information session on a new, short-term, study abroad course for winter break 2023 – Biomedical Industry and Healthcare in Portugal. The virtual session will be Tuesday, April 19 from 12-1pm and registration is required.
April 19th | 12:00-1:00pm | Register 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

MD/PhD students from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) are hosting an MD/PhD Panel. This event is open to all students from surrounding Colorado universities. Current MD/PhD students from the Anschutz School of Medicine will answer questions about why they chose a combined degree program, what a day in the life of an MD/PhD student is like, and what makes an application competitive for MSTP and other MD/PhD programs.
April 19th | 6:00pm-8:00 | Register here

APTA Doctor of Physical Therapy Fair

Unique virtual event will allow you to conveniently and efficiently meet admissions reps, faculty, and current students in a live online event. This fair is free for students and they will have an opportunity to have their questions answered virtually. 
April 14th | 8:00am-6:00pm | Register here

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 chat and Q&A with current international students and/or graduates. Students are welcome to attend any of the webinars listed on our events pagePlease note, however, this webinar will provide information specifically for international students.
April 18th | 5:00 pm | Website here

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is hosting two virtual sessions about our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and our Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
-Tuesday, April 12th: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Register Here
-Friday, April 15th: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Register Here
Doctor of Occupational Therapy

-Tuesday, April 19th: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Register Here
-Wednesday, April 20th: 4:00-5:00 p.m., 
Register Here
Students will learn more about our program, hear from faculty and current students, and learn how to prepare to be competitive applicants. These sessions are intended for students at any stage, whether they are getting ready to apply this cycle or in the next few years, or simply interested in learning more about the profession.

Anschutz Undergraduate Pre-Health Program

The Office of Inclusion and Outreach at Anschutz Medical Campus has an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare!  The Undergraduate Pre-Health Program application is open and currently seeking applicants for the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Pre-Health Program Cohort. Applications submitted by 11:59pm on May 5th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Find more information here

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) invites you to meet with representatives from up to 38 medical schools from the comfort of your home for free. 
April 14th | 10:00am-4:00pm | Register here

UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac Program Application 

Our 12-month program is designed for all health professions including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine. We have several unique features including reserved seats in rigorous upper division science coursework, yearlong in-house test preparation (MCAT, DAT, OAT, TEAS), and support seminars in Learning & Test Taking Strategies, Medical Terminology, Narrative Medicine, and Application Preparation. Please see the attached list of common courses our students take. Because our program will start each January and end the following December, we provide over 6 months of wrap-around advising services to prepare your health profession application before the next cycle begins. You will also select one of the following tracks: Clinical (EMT) or Health Equity, providing you with a culminating experience during the summer quarter. We will offer a high-touch advising model, as well as a committee letter. We are fully committed to the success of our post-bac students, and intend to make your investment in your education meaningful and impactful. Find more information here

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

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

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

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. 


Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists, a dermatology and multispecialty practice based out of Colorado Springs, is hiring pre-health medical assistants who are looking for 2+ years of full-time experience before matriculation into graduate school. 
WHAT: A position working as a medical assistant, no experience required, alongside a team of physicians, PAs, and NPs who are want to coach and teach recent grads working towards careers in healthcare. Be a part of our Pre-Health Program, where you can attend separate sessions for interview prep, Q&A with our provider team, and other events to help you on your journey.
WHO: Recent grads looking for full-time hands-on clinical experience for 2+ years before matriculation into their graduate program (for example, onboarding May 2022 for matriculation May 2024 or later). Undecided? That’s OK too! Come get experience and grow with us for 2 years before deciding what your next steps will be.
WHERE: Vanguard Skin Specialists, based in Colorado Springs, CO (check us out at https://www.vanguardskin.com/join-us/)
HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to recruiting@vanguardskin.com to get started, or apply to the link below!
Apply here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/991950/Vanguard-Medical-Specialists/Medical-ScribeMedical-Assistant---Colorado-Springs
Detailed job posting:  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/991950/Vanguard-Medical-Specialists/Medical-ScribeMedical-Assistant---Colorado-Springs

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. 

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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