Summer Edition - August 2022

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky

Health Professions Advising is once again partnering with Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) to offer the UCHealth Volunteer Program. Positions are limited so we ask that only students who have completed at least 60 college credits apply. We will begin accepting pre-applications on Monday August 8th, and they are due Sunday August 28th at midnight. MCR is located in Loveland so you will need to be able to transport yourself to Loveland for your volunteer shifts. Please email your health professions advisor or for a pre-application. Every student selected will be required to attend a mandatory Informational Overview Session on Wednesday September 28th at 4:30pm in person at MCR, no exceptions.  


Health Professions Student Clubs

Club meetings will resume when the fall semester begins.



University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Group Advising Session
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, Dustye Bailey will be hosting a virtual group advising session. She will be going over the requirements to apply as well as explain the application process, and answer any questions you might have. The session is for all college students. If you’re interested, please email her and she will provide you with a Zoom link.
Thursday August 4th | 3:00-4:00pm Centeral


Job Opportunities

CSU Health Network - Clinical Assistants
This is a unique opportunity for pre-health students seeking healthcare experience on campus. Students will be allowed to provide hands-on patient care while interacting with some high-quality MD/DO/NP/PA staff on campus. Potential applicants must have an active Colorado CNA or EMT-B certification at the time of hire. Please contact Brianna Riggio with questions. Apply through Handshake ( by the end of this week



Dr. Sherket B. Peterson Scholarship for Underrepresented Minority Students Pursuing Healthcare Careers
Scholarship provides financial aid in the form of a $3000 scholarship and mentorship to further the education of underrepresented minority (URM) students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The scholarship honors program alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in a field that will enhance health research or innovation and have the potential to impact the world. One student will receive a $3000 award and one-year of mentorship. A portion of the award, $2500, will be distributed to the awardee’s US college or university on their behalf for tuition expenses and $500 will be distributed directly to the awardee for other educational expenses such as books and/or laptops, grad school applications, etc.
Application Opens: August 15th

-Enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university and have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies (rising juniors and above)
-Maintain good academic standing
-URM pursuing a career in healthcare
-Alumnus of the program (SHPEP, SMDEP, SMEP, or MMEP)
-Demonstrate a drive to succeed in their pursuit of a health career, leadership, a passion to create change in their community
-Demonstrate a commitment to advancing new ideas, concepts, approaches, policies, programs, technologies, potential treatments, or products, that improve healthcare and health disparities. 


Article(s) of the Week

Is an Academic Dental Career in your Future? - American Dental Education Association (ADEA)