Week of November 17th

"People ask how I stay so positive after losing my legs... I simply ask how they stayed so negative with theirs." - Ssgt Johnny Jones 



Health Professions Events

SAVE THE DATE: Provost’s Ethics Colloquium Nov. 28

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Provost’s Ethics Colloquium* and encourage you to attend this important lecture series presented for the university community. Please mark your calendar for Monday, November 28, 4-6 p.m., Lory Student Center Theatre. The focus of the colloquium will be The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence with a keynote address and panel discussion.

The panel discussion following Dr. DeCamp’s presentation will afford an opportunity to showcase the range of scholarly work at CSU that leverages AI approaches to study problems of broad impact to people and communities. We hope the discussion will encourage conversations about the promise of AI, the range of ethical concerns that attend its application, and how these ethical concerns might vary across disciplines

Prior registration is not required, but seating will be limited. A livestream will be available and a link for viewing posted a few days prior to the event at: https://ethics.colostate.edu/


Southern California USC Pre-Med Academy

Offered free of charge through Bovard Scholars, the USC Pre-Med Academy is designed for high-achieving college students, nationwide, who have financial need and lack the resources needed to succeed in the highly competitive medical school application process.  The program is flexible and fully online. Our support is provided in addition to the support you are providing on their journey to medical school.  We work with students by encouraging them to utilize the resources on their home campus, while also tapping into our free MCAT prep course, guest speaker panels, and peer support from around the nation.

To learn more about our program and to apply, please have them visit our website and check out our program overview video, near the top of the homepage.  We invite freshman and sophomore students with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are first-generation college students and/or Pell-eligible with a lack of access to advising, test prep and resources to apply.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and space is limited, so please apply ASAP for the best chance of admission.  We will continue accepting applications until our class is full, or no later than November 18, 2022, whichever occurs first.  Our program begins mid-January 2023 and support continues throughout the pre-med planning, application, and decision-making process.




Please join The Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry as we host Dylan Jochum from the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer at the Nebraska Medical Center.  Dylan is a graduate of Colorado State University and is now a Ph.D. student at the Eppley Institute. Dylan will be speaking about his research and about the Eppley Summer Undergraduate Research Program and the Doctoral Program in Cancer Research. He will give a talk titled “Pathogenetic insight in the molecularly defined subtype of Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma [not otherwise specified]”. 


Where:              TILT 221 

When:               Thursday, November 10th at 4:00pm 

Who:                 All are welcome, but this would be especially useful for students interested in learning more about research and grad school opportunities in Cancer research.



The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

 F-CVC SURF is a 10-week, paid research fellwoship aimed at engaging undergradutate students in cardiovascular, basic science research by incorporating hands-on, wet bench experience in a laboratory led by an F-CVC faculty mentor.



The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application is now open! 

SHPEP is a free summer program for students to explore their interests in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more. Gives students who have limited acess the oppourtuniy to immersive themselves into the knowledges of the healthcare enviornments and fields as a whole.



Ram$ For Change Community Program

Eager to volunteer locally?  Hoping to bond more within and beyond the CSU community?  If part of a registered student organization (RSO), wanting to earn $100+ toward your organization?   Well, good news for you!  SLiCE's Ram$ for Change community engagement program has it all. 

This dynamic program offers both volunteer and funding opportunities and is available for individual volunteers and Volunteer Teams to join.  Overall, Ram$ for Change offers community service projects for those seeking to create connections with fellow Rams and make a direct impact with local community agencies and CSU departments.  Learn more about Ram$ for Change at ramsforchange.colostate.edu.  Below is our last service day of the fall semester on Saturday, December 3.



• Shifts: #1 (9AM – 12:30PM) or #2 (12:30PM – 4PM)

• Description: SLiCE is seeking a total of 20 volunteers to support one local non-profit: Animal Friends Alliance, who has two different volunteer shifts with the same service project.  Volunteers will deep clean their community animal supply pantry, known as "Kibble Distribution."  This resource helps community members experiencing financial hardship access pet supplies for their animals, so volunteers are helping both animals and community members simultaneously!  Their Community Pet Resources Manager will lead the project, as volunteers clean out and re-organize the space for winter.  This project is mostly indoors, but there may be a need to lift items up to 70 pounds, in and out of the unit.


SIGN UP AS AN INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER - Complete appropriate commitment form below by Monday, 11/14

>>> Individual Volunteer Service Day Commitment Form  (12/3)



  1. Complete Online Team Leader Training & Quiz (can complete same day as Commitment Form; Primary Team Leaders only have to do training once per year)
  2. Recruit 4 other CSU volunteers to participate (have their names ready)

*FYI* Two RSOs can partner together to reach the minimum of 5 volunteers and serve as one Volunteer Team; SLiCE will then split the funds between each SOFA!

  1. Complete the appropriate commitment form by Monday, 11/14 >>> Volunteer Team Service Day Commitment Form (12/3)

 Cannot make our December service day?  Check out all of our Ram$ for Change service days this year at ramsforchange.colostate.edu.  We look forward to you potentially joining us and/or spreading the word so we may expand our outreach and recruit even more CSU Rams to participate.  Take care, and thanks for considering Ram$ for Change.


The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 

 The application for the Fall 2023 class is open. 

students interested in learning more about CU's pharmacy program and application process are encouraged to contact:

Outreach Specialist, Chandler Follett pharmd@cuanschutz.edu and you can also set up an advising appointment here http://bit.ly/CUPharmAdvising.


 Purdue University Vet Up! Program

The Vet Up!® College program is a six-week-long residential summer program at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for 26 educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduate students each year that will prepare students to be competitive in the DVM applicant pool. Vet Up! College is geared towards rising college juniors and seniors. 

See the website for eligibility and requirements:



Gold Standard Multimedia Education - Test Prep Resources

Gold Standard Multimedia Education provides students with options for MCAT, DAT, OAT, and GAMSAT prep: courses, books, practice tests, and free resources. 

MCAT Prep https://www.mcat-prep.com/

DAT Prep http://www.dat-prep.com/

OAT Prep http://www.oatbooks.com/

GAMSAT Prep https://www.gamsat-prep.com/


Health Professions Student Clubs







Rehabilitation Therapy Club (OT and PT)

The Rehabilitation Therapy Club creates opportunities and support for Pre-Health
students interested in career paths such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Membership is open to all CSU students and anyone is welcome to join club meetings! We provide shadowing opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and information on
application/interview processes for rehabilitation graduate programs. We also have visits from graduate school admissions representatives like CU Anschutz, CSU, Regis, and more, and current industry professionals. To learn more, feel free to shoot us an email at csurtclub@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @csu_rtclub.
We meet every other Tuesday from 6-7pm 


Pre-Vet Club 


Officer office hours:



Pre-Dental Club


The last meeting this semester will be December 13th 


For more information contact: 


Lexi Walker - Lexwalk@colostate.edu (President of Pre-Dental Club) 


Job Opportunities/volunteering


Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope House Parent Program, an ideal gap year opportunity for pre-med/pre-health students. Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. For a complete description, visit this page. Our application can be found here.


For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge at dtalmadge@casahope.org 






Tutoring Resources


Eagle Feather Tutoring

The Native American Cultural Center's Eagle Feather Tutoring will be offering free, in person tutoring this fall. 




TILT will be holding drop-in tutoring in the Great Hall, on the second floor of the TILT Building on Sundays-Thursdays from 5-9pm. Supported courses can be found on their website. 




Article(s) of the Week

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