Week of July 16, 2018

"Tomorrow you'll wish you had started today." -Anonymous


A little summer reading...

Great Summer Reads for Aspiring PhysiciansWhether you’re looking for something to read by the pool or looking to take a break from writing secondary applications, check out AAMC's list of great reads for aspiring physicians.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda. Check out this great article about medical students partnering with veterinarian students and learning about diseases and treatments between animals and humans.



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Program Opportunities


Human Pre-Health Opportunities:

CSU Alternative Spring Break 2019 Medical Focus: This brand new, medically focused Alt Break trip will give participants the opportunity to have a meaningful service-learning and volunteering experience while also gaining vital exposure to the health field. With a special emphasis on urban/rural underserved areas, this trip will allow participants to learn about issues faced by community members while collaborating with local providers to make a positive impact and develop diverse connections. Conversation with potential partners is currently underway and exact trip locations will be announced soon.

ExamKrackers MCAT Fall 2018 Prep Course: Schedules are now posted on the ExamKrackers website. Live or online classes are available to students beginning October 22nd and ending January 8th, 2019. Classes are help Monday through Thursday evenings from 8-10pm. All classes are interactive. An example of the online class schedule is as follows: Monday night physics/chemistry lectures; Tuesday night review of 30 min physical/chemistry exams; Wednesday night Biology, CARS, Psychology lectures; Thursday night review of 30 min biology, CARS, psychology exams. When enrolled students will receive all 10th edition MCAT manuals, access to private webinars that will review all the full length practice exams and the 30 minute practice exams, 5 full length practice exams, and a six month membership to the online student forum. Enroll by August 8th to take advantage of the early enrollment discount ($250 off the course).

Crossroads Dermatology Employment Opportunity: Crossroads Dermatology is seeking pre-health professionals to work in the office. Students will gain valuable real-wore experience working directly with patients and closely with the doctor. Duties will include rooming patients and taking their chief complaint as well as relaying information to the doctor, scribing diagnoses, assisting in procedures, and patient education. Students will enter information into the iOS-based electronic medical record. Successful applicants will have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and be able to learn the medical record software. Expect to gain and in-depth knowledge of dermatology and the workings of a medical office. We are a new practice with an open, friendly feel. We plan to open in early September 2018. Application will work a 3.5 day workweek with Thursday and Friday afternoons off. Please apply with your resume via email at drbair@crossroadsdermatology.com

Regis University Health Professions Info Sessions: This summer, Regis University is offering several virtual and on-campus health professions info sessions, including workshops on Financing your Graduate Degree. Sessions include: "The Regis Pharmacy Experience-- PharmD Workshops for Preparing your Application for Success" Virtual session: Tuesday, July 10, 5:30-6:30pm online at the following website [http://events.regis.edu/pharmacyexperience]; "Financing Your Graduate Degree": Sessions will be held online with leaders from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions. Please download Zoom prior to your virtual session. Please RSVP for either Tuesday, July 17, 5:30-6:30pm or Wednesday, July 18, 12-1pm. Click here for all other Regis University info sessions, including nursing and physical therapy!


Pre-Veterinary Opportunities:

CSU Walk with a Doc (and a Dog!) Program: The walks rotate between campuses every 3rd Sat at 9 am and always includes a ‘visiting-walk-doc’ that is someone working in the area of human and/or animal health at CSU. The best way for students to engage is to follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CSUWWDD/. Walks are usually small and very informal which gives students a chance to meet and chat with various professors who are working in areas that are of interest and important to know about as future veterinarians! It’s also an AMAZING way to network!!! The next walk is this Saturday, July 21st! See the attached flyer here for more information.

CSU Pets Forever: Would you like to gain animal-related care and handling skills, serve the elderly and disabled in a meaningful and appreciated way, gain valuable community service and have fun and earn college credit at the same time? Then register for the CSU course VS410: Pets Forever. This 3-credit course is offered either on Tuesdays from 9-9:50 am or Wednesdays from 12-12:50 pm. Pets Forever is a non-profit, CSU affiliated program offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Our mission is to help low-income elderly and disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible. We do this by providing support and resources including: help with dog walking, cage cleaning, litter box maintenance, bathing, nail trimming, transport to veterinary and grooming visits, and more. Find out more about the program at the Pets Forever website.