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Center for Health Research Host California Surgeon General at Annual Meeting

Jan 25, 2023

 Cal Poly’s Center for Health Research will host California Surgeon General Diana E. Ramos at its virtual annual meeting on Jan. 31. The event, “Promoting Health of Pregnant People, Parents and Babies,” will take place from 11:10 a.m. to noon. Ramos will discuss the status and future of maternal health in California. Center investigators also will share highlights of research in women and infants’ health. Faculty, staff, students and community partners from all disciplines are invited to attend this online meeting to engage and inspire. For more information contact the center’s administrative coordinator, Susan Staub, at svstaub@calpoly.edu or any member of the center’s leadership team via its website.Attend the meeting on Zoom:https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/88572069156#success

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Cal Poly Nursing & PA club

Jan 25, 2023

             This Wednesday the Nursing & PA club of Cal Poly is having a Cal Poly Alumni and current nursing student, Juliana Kuntz, present. Juliana is currently a student at Baylor in the accelerated nursing BSN program. The meeting will take place over zoom at 6:10 P.M.. The zoom link will be sent out closer to the meeting on their GroupMe, which is linked down below in their Linktree.Looking forward, they will also be having a meeting with two Cal Poly Alumni and current PA students next week on Monday, February, 6th, at 6 P.M. More information will be provided next week in their weekly email.We encourage all of you to attend our upcoming meetings to learn more about these health care professions!Click here for the Linktree!

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Atlantis-Summer Shadowing Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

Jan 18, 2023

Atlantis is the global leader in healthcare experiential education in and surrounding the college years. They have run programs for almost 15 years, and Atlantis alumni, after participating in Atlantis and graduating from college, have gone on to attend almost all medical schools in the U.S. We operate short-term programs (1-10 weeks) over school breaks, aimed at U.S. undergraduates, and taking place primarily in the U.S. and Europe. Medical schools want 3 things: healthcare exposure, GPA/MCAT, and certain competencies; Atlantis gives students the best version of the 1st, frees them to focus on the 2nd, and cultivates/shows the 3rd to medical school admissions committees. Atlantis is accepting applications for their summer programs and are giving $300 flight credit for a Summer 2023 Atantis Program to Cal Poly Slo students if they apply before January 27th !

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PRIME US & SJV Open House UCSF

Jan 18, 2023

 The Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) is five-year track at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program for students committed to working with urban underserved communities.  The program is designed to nurture, support and equip medical students to carry out their goal of effectively promoting health equity and providing healthcare to urban underserved communities.Register here !

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Registration Now Open: AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam

Jan 18, 2023

 The following information is intended for applicants applying to medical schools participating in the 2023 AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam.      The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam testing year. The testing year has been extended and will begin in March, with the first score release in April. The AAMC PREview exam is an important addition to the medical admissions process, and when combined with other parts of the medical school application (experiences, personal essays, academic records, MCAT score, and interviews), it provides schools with a more complete view of the whole applicant. Participating schools have committed to strongly encouraging or requiring applicants to complete the AAMC PREview exam during the 2024 application cycle. We are grateful to the leadership at these institutions for demonstrating their commitment to holistic review and to finding new and better ways to identify students who possess the academic knowledge and professional competencies needed to succeed in medical school.        The exam will be administered with a live remote proctor at a location of an applicant’s choosing (e.g. at home, a library, etc.) while maintaining a secure environment.  We encourage applicants to use the free preparation and practice materials that are currently available on the AAMC PREview website. As participating MD-granting programs determine how they will consider PREview scores in their application review (require, recommend, or accept for research only), they will update their websites and Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) profiles.Additionally, information about PREview participating MD-granting schools will be available in the AMCAS application. Please refer your advisees to these resources or contact the schools directly to learn more about their use of PREview scores. Note, not all MD-granting schools have adopted use of the PREview exam at this time.   You can find information about the AAMC PREview exam on our website, including more detailed information about:   The AAMC PREview 2023 administration How to register to take the AAMC PREview exam   How to prepare for the AAMC PREview exam  Frequently asked questions  We encourage you to share this information with your students, as well as forthcoming information about a webinar for applicants that will be held in the spring. If you have any questions, email  askpreview@aamc.org, or call 202-540-5457.

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Discover Optometry

Jan 18, 2023

 Discover Optometry a bi-annual event that gives prospective students an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about the profession of optometry.This program includes:An Optometrist & Student PanelCampus Tours & DemonstrationsAdmissions & Financial Aid Presentationsand Much More!This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 25 starting at 12:30PM. It is an in-person, four-hour experience that is open to all prospective students – from high school to post-graduates. All students are required to do to participate is register! The registration deadline is March 1. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.If you have any questions about Discover Optometry or SCO, please do not hesitate to email me at acunningham@sco.edu or call 901-722-3227.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program

Jan 12, 2023

 Dear SHPEP Community and Applicants,SHPEP is a FREE six-week transformative summer experience for college freshman and sophomore students interested in the health professions. SHPEP scholars have a legacy of success: over 65% of scholars who apply to medical and dental school are accepted. As you may know, the submission deadline for the SHPEP application is Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. In addition to our recommendation of reviewing the Application FAQs and Information Sessions, the SHPEP National Program Office will be hosting several events to assist applicants as they complete their application. Be sure to register and join us for these sessions.Week in the Life of a SHPEP Scholar WebinarJan. 17 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time Are you interested in applying for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)? Ever wonder what happens at the SHPEP program sites?Join this SHPEP webinar to hear directly from program sites, who are reviewing applications, to learn more about what they have to offer. As you may know, SHPEP is a summer career-enrichment opportunity that lasts a lifetime. This is your chance to interact with:University of FloridaUniversity of WashingtonWestern University of Health SciencesWeek in the Life of a SHPEP Scholar WebinarSHPEP Application Office HoursJan. 12 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern TimeJan. 19 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern TimeJan. 26 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern TimeFeb. 2 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Need some help with your SHPEP application? Join the National Program Office for an informal 1-hour session designed to help answer any questions from applicants interested in the program. We'll be joined by past participants and program ambassadors who will share tips and insights when applying to the program. SHPEP Application Office Hours 

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Job, Education, Research Opportunities

Jan 10, 2023

                     1. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery office- Medical AssistantDr. Paul Stallman,  is seeking a driven pre-health student to fulfill a part time medical assisting opportunity in an Oculofacial Plastic Surgery office. The role requires around 15-20 hours during the 9-5 work week. Please email  resumes to ptstallman@gmail.com.     2. PMT Scribe AcademyA medical scribe is trained to be in the room with the doctor and patients and create real time medical records during the visit. Medical assistants and transcriptionists are not. Scribes work in various settings such as emergency departments, small to medium doctors offices, and other facilities.• Quickly land a job in a growing profession• Increase job skills and security• Online training allows for flexibility with school and family lifeInvest in Yourselfwww.scribeschool.netTake our Three Week Scribe CourseContact: Terry Strassel at 252-619-3562 and terry@pacificmedicaltraining.com     3. Cancer Research Opportunity Summer 2023 , Application Deadline :  February 1stThe  Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program  offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, a core lecture series designed specifically for them, as well as research and clinical conferences. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes. The COVID-19 vaccine is a requirement of participation in our POE program. St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students will have the opportunity to be considered for admission to the St. Jude Graduate School upon completion of their undergraduate degree.All POE program applicants must already have research experience at the time they apply. Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must be in at least their college sophomore year of college when they apply. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. Participants in our program will receive a $600/week subsistence allowance. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. Click here  to apply !       4. The Cleveland Clinic's MOST FellowshipThe Cleveland Clinic’s MOST Fellowship is now Accepting Applications!The Cleveland Clinic Foundations Clinical Post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Cohort starting November 1st! In partnership with Stanford University, the MOST Fellowship is a 12 month program designed to provide exceptional clinical experience and professional development to students while strengthening their applications to graduate schools – acting as a Medical Scribe in clinic with a Physician Mentor. The most recent MOST Fellowship cohort had an 88% acceptance rate into medical school.Students complete 24 hours per week of scribing and medical observation with their assigned clinical preceptor in clinic. Other optional experiences included in the MOST fellowship are: v  Shadowing in other medical specialtiesv  Conducting research in any specialty of interestv  Multiple group volunteering projects throughout the yearv  MCAT tutoringv  Experiences in state-of-the-art simulation lab workshopsv  In person and virtual clinical workshopsv  Medical school site visits and interview prepv  Ability for paid part time opportunities within the Cleveland Clinicv  Letters of recommendationv  MOST Fellow Alumni Peer Mentor for Application Supportv  End of the year Stanford University-Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium To learn more, visit the MOST Fellowships website here: MOST Fellowship Website, or Email MOSTFellowship@ccf.org.

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AAMC Preview : professional readiness exam

Jan 10, 2023

     According to the AAMC, this new year, more medical schools are including the professional readiness exam in their application reviews. The exam helps you to demonstrate the capacity to learn professional competencies to become an exceptional physician. Here are some tips from the AAMC regarding the exam :Keep Learning from Real-World Experiences Do you realize that you have been learning and practicing professional competencies throughout your life? While many past examinees reported that volunteer or paid experience in a medical center helped them develop their competencies, any real-world experiences will help you perform well on the PREview exam. And luckily, you also began to develop the professional competencies as an undergraduate student while you collaborated with your fellow classmates on projects, volunteered in your community, worked on campus, or took a wide variety of courses (e.g., anthropology, economics, family studies, psychology, sociology), among other experiences. Understand the PREview Exam Structure and Format The PREview exam is administered remotely using your own computer, which means you do not have to go to a test center to take it unless you require a specific accommodation for a disability or medical condition that can only be provided at a test center. Examinees have 75 minutes to complete the test, which presents a series of hypothetical scenarios that you may encounter in medical school. Each question posits a situation (a conflict or dilemma) and calls upon your knowledge of one or more of the professional competencies. You will use your knowledge and experience to evaluate the effectiveness of the behavioral response chosen to solve the situation (with response options as: very ineffective, ineffective, effective, and very effective). Set Up Your Workspace You can learn about the policies and procedures for registering for the exam, setting up your equipment to take it, verifying your identity, working with the remote proctor, and much more on the PREview website. Prepare for the PREview Exam You will become most familiar with the content and the types of scenarios you will encounter within the exam by taking the PREview Practice Exam. The AAMC provides a booklet within which you will find a full-length practice exam, the best answers for each scenario response, and the rationale for each answer. Of those previous examinees who completed the survey, 75% reported that they completed the practice exam. The AAMC’s goal is to have all examinees complete it, along with using the other free resources available on the PREview exam website. Click here for more info !

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Altius Test Prep 50% MCAT Prep Opportunity (Ends 12/4)

Dec 1, 2022

  Up To 50% OFF Select Courses & Self Study Packages from Altius MCAT Prep!More information here

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Child Family Health International Scholarship Opportunities

Nov 28, 2022

 The scholarships are funding opportunities for AMSA members, virtual elective-seekers, and Low & Middle Income Country leaders, to more general opportunities like the Thomas Hall and the Susan Hershey Memorial scholarships. In 2023 CFHI plans to award $50,000 in scholarships, an unprecedented number that represents their deep commitment to supporting equity and inclusion in Global Health Education.Click here   for more info!

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The Harvard/MIT MD-PhD summer program

Nov 28, 2022

 Interested in pursuing an MD-PhD degree? The Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program has launched a new summer program for rising seniors and juniors from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Click here  for more info!

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The National Health Service Corps: Reduce or Pay Off School Debt in Exchange for Service

Nov 28, 2022

For 50 years, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has been on a mission to build healthier communities and improve health outcomes for tens of millions of Americans. The NHSC improves health in areas of need by supporting qualified health care providers who are dedicated to working in areas of the U.S. with limited access to care. So far, more than 66,000 NHSC clinicians have touched the lives of the patients they’ve served. In exchange for service, the NHSC offers several programs to offset the cost of education for health professionals.The NHSC offers three programs that are designed to offset the expense of education for health professionals in exchange for service in high-need communities:Students to Service Loan RepaymentLoan RepaymentScholarshipThe deadline to apply is December 1, 2022, at 7:30 PM ET. Click here   to apply.

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Last Chance: Take Up to $1,000 Off* MCAT® Prep

Nov 28, 2022

 Hello Pre-health students! Happy week 10. We are 11 hours away from the Kaplan sale which enables considerable discount. Click here for access.

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Atlantis Opportunity : $300 credit

Nov 17, 2022

 Atlantis is a hospital shadowing program that runs study abroad opportunities for pre-med students during school breaks. They are now accepting applications for Summer 2023. Students who enroll in an Atlantis program by December 16, 2022, will receive a $300 flight credit towards the airfare for the program. The enrollment process has multiple steps so get started today.

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HCC Health Connection

Nov 14, 2022

 HCC provides promising undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and under-resourced communities with career-launching opportunities. We connect students with the opportunity needed to gain real-world, on-the-job experience, skill-building, and mentorship from successful, diverse leaders in healthcare.Visit the website to learn more or register to attend the informational webinar on November 15th!

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UC Davis MPH

Nov 10, 2022

         Hello Pre-health students, here are some info about the Master of Public Health at UC Davis.

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Internships Opportunities

Nov 3, 2022

 Internship Opportunities Northern Arizona University Strength and Conditioning Spring Internship PositionNorthern Arizona University is looking for Strength and Conditioning interns during Spring! This internship will include experience such as coaching various Division I Sports teams, using state-of-the-art technology (Nordboards, Force Decks, Run Rockets, Tendo Units and Catapult), and a state-of-the-art sports science center, working collaboratively with other support staff, and learning from various strength and conditioning coaches with a wide variety of backgrounds. The internship runs from January 15 to May 12. The deadline to apply is December 15. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Morro Bay High School Winter and Spring Athletics Internship OpportunitiesWinter Quarter: January 9 - March 17 Sports Management Position:Working directly with the athletic director of Morro Bay High School, this position will include working on fall and winter 2023/2024 scheduling and transportation coordination and facilitating team and volunteer check in during a 60-team wrestling tournament on January 20-21st. Additional responsibilities will include supporting the development of a social media presence for our athletics programs on Instagram and Twitter. Nearing the end of the position, the intern will be coordinating youth nights for our basketball and soccer programs and coordinating with the City of Morro Bay Parks and Recreation on having youth basketball and soccer during half time of high school varsity games. Spring quarter:  April 3 - June 9   Sports Management Position:Working directly with the athletic director of Morro Bay High School, this position will include working on spring 2024 scheduling and transportation coordination. Additional responsibilities will include supporting the development of a social media presence for our athletics programs on Instagram and Twitter. Nearing the end of the position, the intern will be coordinating youth nights for our baseball and softball programs. In coordination with our ASB Leadership class and local elementary schools, we will also be hosting a miniature Olympics event. This intern will help coordinate this event and supervise athletes leading elementary students through competitions.  If you are interested in either of these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director, Tyler Hoyt, at thoyt@slcusd.org and contact Dr. Nicole Hagobian, Kinesiology Internship Program Coordinator, at nhagobia@calpoly.edu.

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