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Getting Ahead with Pre-Med Spring 2014 Issue 3

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AHHS 394: Medical Professions Preparation/Overview (Honors) Call for Applications
Pre-Health Professions Club Meetings
Fulbright Scholar Information Session
Health Disparities Research Center Health Presentations
ACLS Training Scholarships Available
Caregiver Position Available

MSAR Access Available
Roundup River Ranch Volunteer Opportunity
National Health Service Corps Application Cycle Open
ADEA Pre-Dental Student Virtual Fair
Friday Medical Conference 

AHHS 394: Medical Professions Preparation/Overview (Honors) Call for Applications 

The Pre-Medical Sciences Program is now accepting applications for the Fall Semester section of AHHS 394: Medical Professions Preparation/Overview (Honors) course.  This survey course is designed for students considering a career as a medical provider by reviewing the experience of being a medical student, the health care system, and ethical issues involved in the doctor patient experience.  Please visit the Coursework page on the Pre-Med website for more information about this course.  Your complete application is due no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, May 5. Please contact Jen at ( with any questions.

Pre-Health Professions Club Meetings

Thursday, May 1 @ 5:00 PM Skaggs 117 - What's Happening Next Year?  
This week at Pre-Med Club, the meeting will focus on plans for next year: who will be running it, beginning of semester events and guest speakers to pursue.  Hope to see you there!

Fulbright Scholar Information Session

An information session on the Fulbright US Student Competition will be held at 4:10 PM on Wednesday, April 30 in LA 336.  Dr. Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Professor of German and co-Chair of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, will address students who are interested in a year of research, study, or teaching English abroad after graduation.

Health Disparities Research Center Health Presentations

Health care disparities among Native populations, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, will be at the forefront of presentations by a visiting doctor and professor at the University of Montana Wednesday and Thursday, April 30-May 1.  Dr. Marjorie Mau, director and principal investigator of the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research at the University of Hawaii, will discuss voyaging and health and the center’s work in two presentations. Both events are free and open to the public.

  • “Building Native Research Capacity in Health Disparities Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Experiences From Hawai’i … Another IDeA State,” will be presented from 1 to 2 PM Wednesday, April 30  in University Center Room 326.
  • “Voyaging and Health: Stories from a Medical Officer” will be presented from noon to 1:30 PM Thursday in UC Room 326. 

In her work, Mau strategically has positioned the center’s scientific focus on cardiometabolic health and health care disparities among its priority populations: Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, New Zealand Maori and other Pacific Island peoples, including Samoan, Tongan, Filipino and Micronesian. She has fostered the careers of several Native and minority investigators and researchers during the past 20 years of her career.

For more information call UM Professor Blakely Brown at 406-243-6524 or email


ACLS Training Scholarship Available

ACLS Training Association is giving out a $2,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay and one (1) complimentary pass each to the ACLS Recertification program of their choice (ACLS, BLS, or PALS) valued at $275 to the second and third placers. All three winning entries shall be posted on  For more information, please visit  

Caregiver Position Available

Position Open for Female Care Provider for a 33 year Old Female.  Work Schedule: Can flex with school or other work schedules, full or part time hours available for summer/year, daytime and evening and weekend hours available.  Skills: Must be in good physical condition, willingness to work with individual relearning skills, willing to learn new skills, optimistic, good sense of humor, organized, must be willing to assist with self-care skills (feeding, drinking, toileting, bathing, and dressing), reliable, trustworthy.  
Wage: $11 - $13 per hour (dependent on experience and abilities)  Non-smokers only
Call 721-4559 or e-mail  if you are interested in finding out more about the position.

MSAR Access Available

Thinking about going to medical (MD) school? You probably have questions about how to prepare, apply, and choose the right school. You can find all of your answers from the AAMC’s Medical School Admission Requirements resources.  The Pre-Med Program will purchase copies of "The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions" (print or e-book) and fund access to the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) website for five students applying to medical school this summer. These resources are written and published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.  The guide is packed with crucial information on applying about how to make yourself a better prepared and more attractive applicant, and everything about the entire admissions process. You get details about the MCAT exam, how admissions decisions are made, and information on diversity in medical schools, financing, applicant and matriculant data, and more. MSAR is the only comprehensive resource with accurate data that comes directly from the MCAT exam and AMCAS application. This powerful database allows you to easily browse, search, sort, and compare individual U.S. and Canadian medical schools and B.S./M.D. programs. It’s updated annually with the most recent data from LCME, AMCAS, MCAT, and more, and in collaboration with medical schools.
The first five students to request will receive access; to be eligible you must be applying to medical (MD) school for the 2015 matriculation year.  Please contact Jen at  

Roundup River Ranch Volunteer Opportunity

Roundup River Ranch is a camp in Colorado for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses and is part of a global network of camps started by Paul Newman.  The ranch is looking for volunteers to fill two types of positions: 1) summer-long positions available on our staff team for strong male role models and 2) week-long volunteer opportunities for both males and females. This is a truly great opportunity for college students considering professions in the health field. UM Alumna Kelly O'Leary has been involved with these camps for 5 years and has seen countless staff members go on to graduate work at top universities for medicine, nursing, child life, and public health. While the primary focus of the staff is undoubtedly on providing a fun and enriching experience for our campers there are also invaluable opportunities to network with top medical professionals who volunteer with our programs and to become familiar with a wide range of diagnoses.

For more information, please visit the Roundup River Ranch website for a 
staff application, volunteer application, and video about the camp. Finally, for more information, please contact:
Kelly O’Leary
Assistant Camp Director, Residential Life
Roundup River Ranch
A member of SeriousFun Children’s Network founded by Paul Newman
8333 Colorado River Road
Gypsum, CO 81637
ph direct: 970.524.5718 / fax: 877.619.0323


National Health Service Corps Application Cycle Open


ADEA Pre-Dental Student Virtual Fair


Friday Medical Conference - May 2

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