Week of February 18th, 2019

"We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility."
- Albert Einstein


 Important Dates, Events, and Opportunities 

Save the Date:

UQ Ochsner School of Medicine Drop-In Lunch
Drop-in lunch (pizza provided!) with a representative from UQ Ochsner School of Medicine!
Tuesday, February 19th | 12-1pm | Big South Stadium 202 | Learn about this university here!

St. Georges University Information Session and Presentation for CSU Students
Students interested in pursing their MD or DVM can come listen to a representative from St. George's University give a presentation on programs they offer, the application process, what to expect on the island, and will be able to answer any questions CSU students have about attending this university. 
Tuesday, February 19th | 4:00-5:00pm | Stadium Room 1203 | Learn about this university here!

Meet St. Georges University School of Medicine in Fort Collins, CO
Tuesday, February 19th | 7:00-9:00pm | Fort Collins Marriott on E. Horsetooth Rd.
RSVP: sgu/edu/infosession

Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Fair
February 20th | 11am-2pm | LSC 382
Come meet with admissions deans from 8 colleges of osteopathic medicine! 
Here are the colleges that will be present: 
A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MO)
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (NM)
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (IA)
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (MO)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (FL, PA)
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (VA)
Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZ)
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NY, AR)
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (WA)
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CO, UT)
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CA)


Health Professions Club Meetings:

*Pre-Chiropractic Club Interest Meeting with Dr. Ronil and Simone Pala
After a really successful presentation from Dr. Pala in the Exploring Health Professions course, and much interest stated, the doctors and Health Professions Advising are holding a meeting to see if there is interest in starting a pre-chiropractic club at CSU with Dr. Ronil and Simone Pala being mentors for the club officers (which would need to be selected) and members with an advisor from the Health Professions team being the advisor for the club. Join us for more information and to see how we can move forward from here!
Monday, February 25th | 7:00-8:00pm | Stadium 1208

Pre-Vet Club
Next meeting: February 27th | 5:30-6:30pm 
Topic: Officer Selections 

Pre Dental Club
Next Meeting: February 21st
Topic: CU Dental Trip

Pre Optometry Club
Next Meeting: February 26th | 6:00-7:00pm | Stadium 1203

Rehabilitation Therapy Club (PT and OT)
Next Meeting: February 26th | 6pm | Laser Therapy Field Trip
OT is welcome to join, as it will be a beneficial experience. The address is 1325 East Prospect Road. Carpool will be at 5:30pm on the west side of the parking lot of the stadium. 

Pre Medica Club
Next Meeting: February 20th | 6:00-7:00pm | Clark A202

Pre-SOMA Club (DO)
Next Meeting: February 20th | Osteopathic School Fair | LSC 382


Relevant CSU Events and Opportunities:

RAM Food Recovery Program
This new program is intended to support members of the campus community who are experiencing food insecurity while also reducing waste. Participants who sign up will receive text notifications when food left over from Housing & Dining Services catered events is available. Food can be picked up for 30 minutes after the event ends (to ensure food safety) and participants must bring their own, clean to-go container. If you or another member of the campus community is experiencing food insecurity and would like to receive these alerts, register at ramfoodrecovery.colostate.edu with a cell phone number.

Exploring majors at CSU? 
If you’re interested in nutrition, checkout the Nutritional Sciences Concentration. Also, click here to see a flyer with more information about the concentration!
Contact Lilly Dethier (lilly.dethier@colostate.edu) or Michael Pagliassotti (FSHN Department Head, michael.pagliassotti@colostate.edu) if you have questions.


Research Opportunities:

Paid research assistants who are Pre-OT or Pre-Vet needed for a study examining the relationship of Riding in the Moment, an equine-assisted activity program, and Gardening in the Moment, a gardening program, on the well-being of people with dementia and their care partners. The study will occur March 25th-May 25th, 2019. The following positions are available:
Videographers: Involves video-taping weekly program sessions of Riding in the Moment (Fridays, 10-11 am) and Gardening in the Moment (Mondays, 10-11 am).
Research assistant organizer: Assists in organizing, setting up, cleaning up, and debriefing after each gardening session on Mondays from 9:30-11:15 am.
Gardening activity assistants: Involves setting up, implementing, cleaning up, and debriefing after each program session on Mondays from 9:30-11:15 am.
Contact Rebecca.lassell@colostate.edu for more information or to apply.


Opportunities for Pre-Human Heath Students:

Scholarship Opportunity: Premedica Scholarship for Funding Towards Tuition
Exclusive scholarship for students of any major pursuing an M.D. or D.O. To be eligible, students need to be active with Health Professions Advising Office, a member of Premedica, have demonstrated financial need and maintain an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher.   
1. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form
2. Apply using the CSUSA form through ramweb.colostate.edu by March 1 deadline

FREE webinar: A Step-By-Step Guide for the Medical School Application Cycle
Join Phillip Kim, a Former Admissions Committee Member from Harvard Medical School as he presents on this topic. February 20th | 5pm MST | Register here!

Explore more than 70 Medical Schools at the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair
February 21st | 9am-6pm MST | Register here!

Georgesquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate
This program provides advanced science preparation for health professions in medical, dental, and other health fields. Learn more here!

Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students:

Attention: Students working on the Certificate in Spanish for Animal Health Care
If you are planning to use the 12 credits from the Certificate classes towards a minor in Spanish, please contact the Language Department or your Spanish minor advisor to make sure you will be ‘allowed’ to do so.

Volunteer Opportunity for Juniors or Seniors on a local goat farm during Kidding season. Animal Science majors preferred but will consider students in other majors as well
"We are a small, family-owned and operated, dairy goat farm in Windsor with about 50 goats on our property at the moment. Kidding season begins early March and we need help with chores such as: throwing hay, filling water tanks, feeding bottles, cleaning pens, learning to hand milk, assisting with kidding (dependent on goat's schedule!), etc." Internship hours are available in the morning (7 am), afternoon (1:30 pm) and evening (5:30 pm and 8:00 pm), with additional opportunities on Saturday mornings. We anticipate each shift to last approximately 2 hours, but that can vary depending on the day’s events. No previous experience required. Requirements are dependability, responsibility, a love for animals, and a desire to learn. If you are interested, please email your resume and answers to the following questions by Friday, February 22, 2019.
1. What is your major—what year are you in?
2. Why are you interested in this position--what do you hope to gain?
3. Why do you think you would do well in this position?
4. How many hours a week would you like to be scheduled?
5. What days and times are you available? (Please refer to the internship hours listed above)
If you have any questions, please contact The Larson Family at (970) 686-6672 vicki@harmodyalpines.com, www.harmodyalpines.com.

Are you a member of the Pre-Vet Club?
If not, you are invited to join!
How: It costs $12 to become a member: Please see our website for instructions. You will also find officer office hours on the website and are most welcome to stop by and talk with an officer.
Why: Being a member of Pre-Vet Club allows you to participate in our hands-on wet labs, activities, and community service events!
Upcoming activities for spring 2019: CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tour, WOLF Sanctuary and Denver Zoo Trip.

Articles of the Week 

Trading Places: When Doctors Become Patients from AAMC News
Do Student-Athletes Make Good Doctors? from AAMC News