Week of May 16th, 2022


"A lot of people become discouraged too soon. The name of the game is, you've got to be relentless."

-Les Brown




The CSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences has extended their application deadline. The BMS Master program with a specialization in Anatomical and Physiological Sciences is a non-thesis, coursework-intensive program that students complete in one year. The program is designed to prepare students for professional programs (such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S. and P.A.) by offering upper-division and graduate-level courses in gross anatomy, physiology, and neurobiology. In addition to working as clinicians, our alumni successfully find careers in biotechnology industries, biomedical research and education. Select from one of three tracks of study: Human Anatomy, Animal Anatomy or Neurobiology. Regardless of your choice of option, students must complete 32 total credits, nearly half of which are electives to tailor the program to your needs. The program culminates with written comprehensive finals in each of the core courses. For instructions on how to apply, see our website: (https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/degree-programs/graduate/ms-biomedical-sciences/anatomical-and-physiological-sciences/) or email bmsgradinformation@colostate.edu


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

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. 


Other Events & Opportunities

CU PT Preview Day

We are excited to share information about a new hybrid program that will be offered along with our long standing (75 year) residential program through our sister campus in Colorado Springs. We are awaiting final provisional accreditation for this program later this month which is one of the reasons for the delayed date for our annual preview day.
Saturday, May 21st | 9-12:00pm | Register here

USF PTCAS Workshop

This workshop only happens once a year, and is one of the highest attended events annually. We have helped thousands of students be prepared to apply for DPT programs, and successfully understand the application and process. The overall feedback each year is that this is the best event to attend, and the most helpful to pre-PT students. 
May 24th | 5:00pm | Register here

Medical Student Pride Alliance

This event will serve as an opportunity for students to hear how people have successfully crafted personal statements for medical school applications that incorporate personal LGBTQ+ topics/stories effectively. We recognize that the medical school application is a daunting process and more so when navigating it as a member of the LGBTQ+ community; it is often difficult to figure out the balance between incorporating these particular experiences in applications and so as the MSPA we would like to help by providing this session and speak from our personal experiences. This event will take place some time in May, details still pending. Find more information here

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

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

ADEA GoDental Newsletter

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


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

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. 


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