"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."  —Andrew T. Still, MD, DO


"As a family physician, my job is listening to people's stories."
—Jon S. Hallberg, MD

Pre-Health Blog

Subscribe to Pre-Health Blog feed
Juliehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09900319648267400200noreply@blogger.comBlogger656125

Life Chiropractic College West Webinar: A Balanced & Clinically Inspired Curriculum

Jun 14, 2021

A Balanced & Clinically Inspired Curriculum Webinar"Participants will learn about the clinically-inspired curriculum and teaching offered at Life Chiropractic College West. Department chairs and current students will present how Life West offers a balanced curriculum with coursework in science & research, business, philosophy, techniques, and adjusting. Learn more about our hands-on approach and focus on ensuring our graduates are practice-ready."Event DetailsLocation: VirtualDate: Thursday, June 17, 2021Time: 6:30 PM PST RSVP here

Continue Reading ›

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair (Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8 am - 1 pm PT)

Jun 14, 2021

Click here to register!*Note that the times displayed on the images above are in ET; the fair will be held from 8 am - 1 pm PT.

Continue Reading ›

Georgetown Pre-Health Gap Year Programs for Fall 2021

Jun 4, 2021

Applications are still open for Georgetown's Pre-Health Gap Year Programs! The Special Master's Program (SMP) for pre-medical students and the MS in Pharmacology program for pre-health and pre-PhD students. Both applications have been extended to July 1st and are accepting students on a rolling admissions basis. They are also offering The George Squared program, "partnership program between Georgetown University and George Mason University (GMU) designed for all pre-health students needing to strengthen their academic credentials before (re-)applying to health professional schools (medical, dental, PA, etc). The first year of the program is a 20-credit graduate certificate in Advanced Biomedical Sciences hosted by GMU and co-taught by faculty from both institutions with additional instructional support from teaching assistants.  Optional MCAT/DAT/GRE prep is also included.  Graduates of this program who meet eligibility criteria have the opportunity to transfer credits into the MS in Physiology or MS in Pharmacology programs at Georgetown and complete their Master's degree in the second year.  Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA, however applicants with GPAs below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  MCAT/GRE is not required." The deadline to apply for this program is July 15th.George Squared Class of 2018

Continue Reading ›

Part-Time Personal Care Assistant Position Available

Jun 1, 2021

"An emeritus faculty member in SLO is looking for a part-time assistant caregiver. The position is paid and hours are flexible. Please contact Mike Botwin at 805-543-1200 or botwin@att.net for more information and to apply."**All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health Department, which shared this information originally in their weekly email (5/28/21).** 

Continue Reading ›

Physical Therapy Aide Position Available with Atascadero Clinic

Jun 1, 2021

"Movement for Life is hiring a part-time physical therapy aide for their Atascadero clinic. For more information about this role or to apply, click here."If you have questions, please contact Mark Teague, Senior Recruiter for Movement for Life Physical Therapy, at 805-242-8483 x263 (office number) or 805-458-0597 (cell number)."**All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health Department, which shared this information originally in their weekly email (5/28/21).**

Continue Reading ›

Employment Opportunity for Graduating Student with EPI Rehab

Jun 1, 2021

"Cal Poly parent Theodore Becker is hiring for a clinical and research associate with his rehabilitation/forensic biomechanics company, EPI Rehab. This position would assist with the process of analyzing the effects of injuries. The position is well suited for a career path in allied health, or for an individual who is looking for one- or two-year employment prior to applying to PT or OT school. The website for information is epirehab.com. If interested, please call 833-353-9300."Please note that this opportunity is in Everett, Washington.**All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health Department, which shared this information originally in their weekly email (5/28/21).**

Continue Reading ›

Optometry Virtual Fair - June 2nd

May 28, 2021

The optometry virtual fair is taking place on Wednesday, June 2nd! This event is hosted by ASCO and provides prospective optometry students the opportunity to explore the profession and hear from schools, current students, and admissions representatives. Register here for the free event! 

Continue Reading ›

33rd Annual Black Commencement, Hosted by the Black Academic Excellence Center (BAEC)

May 28, 2021

"Black Commencement, in collaboration with the Black faculty & staff association, is an annual celebration recognizing the culture and accomplishments of the Cal Poly African American graduating class. This commencement is also a time when students are able to thank their families and friends for their support along the way. Distinguished speakers, special student awards, live performances, and the tradition of wearing kente cloth stoles hand-woven from Africa, all add to the vibrancy."Event Details:Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021Time: 6:30 pm PSTLocation: Zoom (Virtual)All graduates and guests register here: bit.ly/CPBlackGrad21Graduates must also complete this registration form: bit.ly/Form4CPBlackGrad21 by Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm; in the form, you'll be providing the BAEC with some information they'll need for the slides they'll be showing at the Ceremony as well as for mailing out each of your Grad Packages. Contact the Cal Poly Black Academic Excellence Center at baec@calpoly.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns. You can also find both of the registration links via their Linktree. **All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Black Academic Excellence Center, which shared this information originally.**

Continue Reading ›

"What Does a Registered Nurse Do? A Day in the Life" (Study.com)

May 28, 2021

Study.com has put together a guide for pre-nursing students that explores the duties, challenges, and rewards a career in nursing offers. Their guide, "What Does a Registered Nurse Do? A Day in the Life," includes the following:An overview of nurses' typical daily schedulesA discussion of the responsibilities and tasks nurses handle during a shiftDetails on specialization options within nursingAn overview of nursing schoolInformation on the nursing licensure processVisit https://study.com/resources/registered-nurse-duties-guide#0200 to view the guide or for more information!

Continue Reading ›

NPR Podcast: Black Women Try To Avert Medical Racism By Searching For Black Doctors

May 28, 2021

"Black women are three times more likely to die after giving birth than white women. That disparity is prompting black women to seek Black ob-gyns, and medical schools are adding antiracist training."Click here to listen to this 4-minute podcast from NPR highlighting the need for more black physicians and healthcare providers, as well as the need for medical schools to train culturally competent and antiracist physicians.**All credit for this post is given to National Public Radio (NPR), where this content was published originally.**

Continue Reading ›

Paid Clinical Opportunity: Spanish Interpreter Program at Marian Regional Medical Center

May 26, 2021

The Marian Regional Medical Center Emergency Department is currently developing a Spanish Interpreter Program for bilingual students interested in health care or who have any interest in working as a Spanish interpreter. Interested students will need to pass a Spanish competency test (no medical terms on it) in order to apply. Selected students will train for 1-2 weeks before starting to work in the emergency department. Training is paid ($15/hour), and afterward, students can take the hospital interpreter test to continue on as interpreters. The program acknowledges that students often have many obligations, and resultingly will be very flexible with scheduling. In addition to being paid, students will have the opportunity to receive a letter of recommendation and will gain valuable, first-hand experience in a busy, high-acuity emergency department. Students interested in applying to the program should contact Dr. Dave Radler at dave.radler@vituity.com. 

Continue Reading ›

Free MCAT and Application Prep Workshops Hosted by Kaplan

May 25, 2021

Take advantage of one (or all) of the following free, online workshops hosted by Kaplan Test Prep!Make the Most of Your Summer MCAT Studying Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00 - 8:00 PMSee detailsSign upFree MCAT WorkshopDate/Time: Sunday, June 13th, 5:00 - 6:30 PMSee detailsSign upSecondary Applications: Everything You Need to KnowDate/Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00 - 8:00 PMSee detailsSign upFree MCAT WorkshopDate/Time: Saturday, July 17th, 2:00 - 3:30 PMSee detailsSign upKaplan MCAT and Application Prep On-DemandClick here to access a series of pre-recorded MCAT and application prep workshops created by Kaplan!**All credit for this post is given to Kaplan Test Prep, which shared this information originally.**

Continue Reading ›

AmeriCorps VIP Is Now Recruiting

May 25, 2021

"Are you graduating from college? Passionate about community service and engagement? Looking to stick around in SLO for another year? Consider joining the AmeriCorps VIP Program! You will be matched with an organization here in SLO and complete 11 months of paid service (August 2021 - June 2022) with benefits such as healthcare, a $10,000 education award, a monthly living stipend, and opportunities for professional development."Currently recruiting for positions at the following sites: ECOSLO, SLO Botanical Gardens, Cal Poly Black Academic Excellence Center, SLO Noor Foundation, People's Self Help Housing, and Cal Poly Center for Service in Action."Interested? Click HERE to view the job posting or email the regional coordinator Megan Rivoire at mrivoire@calpoly.edu for more information. Recruitment ends during the final week of June."**All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Center for Service in Action, which shared this information originally.**

Continue Reading ›

Urgent Need for Volunteers: ECHO Homeless Shelter Info Session

May 25, 2021

"ECHO Homeless Shelter in Atascadero is in urgent need of volunteers! That's why the Cal Poly Center for Service in Action is hosting an info session THIS Thursday, 5/27 at 11 am so interested folks can get connected with the shelter and learn more about volunteering."If you're a Cal Poly student staying in SLO over the summer, or you're a community member who lives here year-round, this is a great opportunity to get involved and give back.Zoom Link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/84715702858Meeting ID: 847 1570 2858"Can't make the meeting but still interested? Email Raychel at rnowak@echoshelter.org."**All credit for this post is given to the Cal Poly Center for Service in Action, which shared this information originally.**

Continue Reading ›

Volunteer Opportunity: Woods Humane Society

May 25, 2021

The Woods Humane Society Atascadero clinic is in urgent need of volunteers. Volunteers must be 18+, but no experience is needed -- must have a positive attitude and love animals!Job duties:Monitoring and recovering surgical patientsSterilizing surgical instrumentsPrepping surgical packsAnimal handlingAssisting with animal check-in/outRestockKennel dutyLots of laundryCommitment: 1 shift per week (average shift is 3 hours)If you’re interested, please email Alessandra at ncclinic@woodshumane.org*Woods takes COVID safety very seriously, including mask use. Any unmasked photos you see were taken pre-pandemic.*

Continue Reading ›

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo

May 24, 2021

The Choose DO Virtual Medical School Virtual Expo is taking place on June 8th! For any students interested in or exploring osteopathic medicine, this is a great opportunity to meet with schools and representatives to learn more about becoming an osteopathic physician. Visit this website to register and view the full list of schools that will be attending!

Continue Reading ›

West Coast Health Professions Conference (5/27/21)

May 24, 2021

West Coast Health Professions ConferenceDate: Thursday, May 27, 2021Time: 1:30 - 6:00 pm PSTDesigned for pre-health students/graduates, our VIRTUAL event is jammed packed with two keynote speakers, a Health Professions Fair to talk with graduate programs, and two workshop sections! Workshop sessions will include topics like MCAT prep, personal statement guidance, volunteering & shadowing during the pandemic, preparing for virtual interviews, developing application competencies, and MORE. There are also multiple chances to win free MCAT prep, application prep, and career exploration programs! Connect with and learn from others during this interactive event. Registration is $5 but can be FREE with the promo code calpolyslo. Register by May 26th!Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-west-coast-health-professions-conference-tickets-129767033691?keep_tld=1**Please note that the conference begins at 1:30 pm PST, not 2:00 pm as listed on the flyer below.**

Continue Reading ›

USC Keck School of Medicine Summer Program: Journey for Underrepresented Minority Pre-Med Scholars (JUMPS)

May 21, 2021

USC Keck School of Medicine is offering virtual summer programs for underrepresented minority pre-med scholars! These are one-hour presentations relevant topics and are followed by smaller breakout rooms where the medical student facilitators will be able to answer the attendees’ questions and provide mentorship.Topics include:Required pre-medicine courses and helpful study tacticsCommon extracurricular activities of successful applicants (shadowing physicians, volunteering, clinical experiences, etc.) How to find research experiences as an undergraduate studentBuilding relationships with professors and obtaining letters of recommendationAll JUMPS sessions will take place weekly on Saturdays in July from 10am-12pm. July 10th: Introduction to Pre-Med: What types of classes are required? Can you pick any major? What are some helpful study tips? What do you do if you receive a poor grade?July 17th: All About Extracurriculars: How do you participate in community service? Is it possible to have a job while being pre-med? How important are leadership positions? How do you obtain letters of recommendation?July 24th: All About Research: What are the different types of research? How do you email doctors about their research? How do you make a CV/resume?July 31st: All About Admissions: What is the application process like? When should you apply? How much will it cost, and how can you pay for it? How do you write a personal statement?Here is the link to sign up for the program! While what is deemed underrepresented is continuously changing, they aim to predominantly reach Black, Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, and Laotian) students.

Continue Reading ›

Scholarship Opportunity for Pre-Med and First-Year Medical Students - Lighthouse Scholar

May 20, 2021

LightHouse Scholar is delighted to announce that their scholarship application is now open. They are offering two scholarships for 2022/2023 academic year: the $5,000 Pre-Med Purpose Scholarship and the $10,000 Purpose Freshman Medical Student Scholarship. $5,000 Pre-Med Purpose Scholarship"Lighthouse Purpose Scholarship was created to support disadvantaged pre-medical students in their medical aspirations. This scholarship is awarded to a new sophomore or junior premedical student beginning in the 2022/2023 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need, exemplifies commitment to a dream despite unfavorable odds and has maintained an outstanding GPA. All students are welcome to apply."$10,000 Purpose Freshman Medical Student Scholarship"Lighthouse Purpose Scholarship was created to support disadvantaged medical students in their medical aspirations. This scholarship is awarded to a new freshman medical student beginning medical school in the 2022/2023 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need, exemplifies commitment to a dream despite unfavorable odds and has maintained an outstanding GPA. All students are welcome to apply."The application deadline for both scholarships is April 30, 2022.Click here for more information or to apply!

Continue Reading ›

MCAT Prep Workshop - Hosted by Cal Poly AMSA and California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine

May 19, 2021

In an event hosted by Cal Poly AMSA, Dr. Samuel Kadavakollu, Associate Professor and Director of MCAT and Preparatory Programs at CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be conducting a 1-hour, virtual MCAT prep workshop for Cal Poly pre-med students! This workshop will consist of a 1-hour presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with Dr. Kadavakollu.Event Details:Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021Time: 11:10 am - 12:25 pmZoom Link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/88259193914?from=addon

Continue Reading ›

Pages

Related Content

Statement of Solidarity

The Cal Poly Pre-Health Advising Department reaffirms its commitment to making anti-racism a priority.

Statement of Solidarity

Drop-in With a Peer Advisor

Drop-in with a pre-health peer advisor to discuss health professions prerequisites, finding extracurricular experiences, entrance exam preparation, and more!

Pre-Health Peer Advising

Pre-Health Events & Workshops

View and sign up for upcoming application workshops, personal statement workshops, presentations, and other events hosted by our office!

Pre-Health Events

Pre-Health Blog

Visit our Pre-Health Blog to stay up to date on pre-health events, opportunities, articles, workshops, and more!

Cal Poly Pre-Health Blog

Pre-Health Reading List

With less extracurricular experiences available during the pandemic, reading is a great way to continue developing yourself as an applicant.

Pre-Health Reading List