Week of April 2, 2018

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge"
-Stephen Hawking

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Mark Your Calendars!

 

This Week:

April 2: HPSA Medical Branch Pre-Dental Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1216.

April 3: Just in Time Job and Internship Fair, 4:30-7pm, LSC Ballroom.
The Just In Time Job & Internship Fair is a great opportunity to explore opportunities with employers that have hiring needs. Employers will be looking to hire students for full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal, and volunteer positions.

April 4: Scholarships 101, 12-1pm, LSC 312. Overview of scholarship opportunities available for education abroad through the Office of International Programs, CSU departments, and external scholarships.

April 4: HPSA Medical Branch Pre-Optometry Club Meeting, 5-6pm, Stadium 1213. 

April 5: Info Session: Global Community Engagement in Nicaragua4-5pm, Eddy 106. Learn about a program where you become immersed in the grassroots work of local Fair Trade activists through this 1-credit winter break faculty-led program that includes site visits, short excursions and conversations with community members focusing on economic, political and social issues.

 

Next Week:

April 10: HPSA Rehab Therapies Combined Club Meeting, 6-7pm, Stadium 1204.

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Save the Date!!

April 19: Personal Statement and Application Workshop, 5pm, Stadium 1205.

April 26: MMI (Multiple-Mini Interviews) Workshop, 5pm, Stadium 1207.

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Program Opportunities:

Alternative Spring Break Medical Experience: Pre-health students! The staff at CSU Health Network has started a conversation with the SLiCE office about participating in an alternative break. Currently there are very few alternative breaks that provide a medically-focused experience to undergraduates who are interested in medicine. The nurses, providers, and staff at CSU Health Network would be willing to participate in this process as advisors who would accompany the student on the break. Currently we are hoping to have something planned for spring break 2019. What we need are ideas from the students about what kind of experience they would like. If a student has an established connection with an underserved area such as an urban/rural clinic, a medically-focused community outreach program, or anything of this nature, we would like to speak with them about how we might help them bring this idea to fruition. These breaks are designed to be student led, so once we have a site and a mission selected, the students will be planning and executing the trip. For more information on the alternative break program, visit http://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-engagement/alternative-break/ . If you have an interest in helping to organize, plan, and lead an alternative break with a medical focus, please e-mail Brianna Riggio (Brianna.Riggio@colostate.edu) or Joel Schwartzkopf (joel1@colostate.edu) at CSUHN. Thanks!

Genetic Counseling Career Camp in Utah: Genetic counseling requires a Master's degree. The field has grown 75% in the last ten years and job growth is expected to expand by another 30% in the next ten years! It is a fantastic combination of science and patient care that appeals to a lot of students with or without a science background as an undergrad. The Association of Utah Genetic Counselors' 6th annual event will be happening on May 5, 2018 from 10:30-4:30. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about genetic counseling through a mixture of presentations and interactions with local genetic counselors. This year, we're changing up the format to include fewer large presentations and more time in small groups to increase networking and the ability of our genetic counselors to answer student questions. The director of the University of Utah's Genetic Counseling Program will be there as well as current Oulu students, recent graduates from various programs and genetic counselors practicing in many sub-specialties (e.g. cancer, cardiology, laboratory, prenatal, pediatric, etc). The cost of the event is only $35 and includes lunch as well as lite refreshments during short breaks. Checkout the event website here

Cytotechnology at Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University:
Cytotechnologists work with medical pathologists to investigate cells to diagnose and prevent diseases, including cancer. Their findings can both diagnose and prevent cancer, because they are able to detect pre-cancerous cells before they become malignant. A cytotech degree offers career opportunities in a growing job market that includes clinical, research, commercial and cytology laboratories. Salaries range from $60,000 to $80,000 per year. The cytotechnology program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) emphasizes cellular, molecular and immuno diagnostics, as well as modern management and education. This combination of science and real-world skills gives Jefferson grads an advantage. Our program is accredited the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology. Students can request information at: Explore.Jefferson.edu/LabScienceBiotech. If you have questions about the program or admission process, please contact Donald Sharples, Donald.Sharples@jefferson.edu or 215 503-1044. For our Fall 2018 cohort, and if students are accepted by May 1, 2018, we will award them a scholarship! Application instructions are found here.

Summer Courses in Pre-Med/Pre-Health Emergency & Wilderness Medicine: Are you looking for summer plans? Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work, wilderness medicine, or global health? Come explore the great outdoors and learn from physicians who work around the world. Build your resume, network, and your travelogue. Checkout available courses with the University of Colorado School of Medicine here.

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