College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Pre-Med Careermail 2/4/10

February 4, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Pre-Health Undergraduate Program for UCB Students at the Clinical
and Translational Science Institute UCSF
2. Spring 2010 Peer Adviser Schedule
3. Global Health Corps Fellowship
4. ISL Haitian Orphan Project
5. Third Annual UC Berkeley Pre-Health Conference
6. Breakthrough Info. Session
7. Multicultural Career Development Course
8. Student Organization Events
9. Reminders

1. PRE-HEALTH UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM FOR UCB STUDENTS AT UCSF
We are announcing a new summer program for UCB Pre-Health Undergraduates (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or physical therapy). Up to 10 UCB students will be selected for this summer program. These UCB students will take part in the Designing Clinical Research Course for Residents and Students (Epi 150.03) at UCSF.

The program description, application packet and frequently asked questions are available on the website: http://ctsi.ucsf.edu/training/pup

Students from all diverse backgrounds including under represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact Margaret Kristof at: Margaret.kristof@ucsf.edu.


2. SPRING 2010 PEER ADVISER SCHEDULE
The Career Center is happy to announce that the peers are back for the Spring semester and taking drop-in appointments. Come in and get your career questions answered and your resumes critiqued! Are you interested in learning more about our peers? Go to: https://career.berkeley.edu/Peers/Peers.stm and visit their blog: http://careercenterpeers.typepad.com/

*SPRING SCHEDULE - PEER DROP IN HOURS*
Monday 12pm-5pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 12pm-5pm
Thursday 12pm-5pm
Friday 12pm-3pm

*SPRING SCHEDULE - HEALTH PEER DROP IN HOURS*
*Elton:*
Monday 1pm-4pm
Wednesday 1pm-4pm
Friday 1pm-5pm

*Roaya:*
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday 2:30pm-5pm
Thursday 2:30pm-5pm
Friday 11am-2pm


3. GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOWSHIP
Interested in helping to improve health in communities around the world?

Global Health Corps is looking for young leaders from around the world interested in working for a health organization. Jobs range from computer science to monitoring and evaluation to health counseling. GHC fellows receive full funding, in addition to mentorship, training, and community support.

Applications for US Citizens are now open close March 1. Apply online at:


4. ISL HAITIAN ORPHAN PROJECT
COME JOIN ISL IN SERVING THE SMALLEST EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS OF HAITI

ISL has been asked to send teams of staff and students to provide "hands to help" Haitian children, most of whom are orphans, displaced by the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.

We will be providing basic health services in the make-shift centers of Santo Domingo (capital city of the Dominican Republic) that are presently being used to house the young refugees. Students will be assigned tasks based on their levels of expertise as approved by local health officials.

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The cost of the trip is $1685 not including airfare.

More information about the Haiti Orphan Project can be found at: http://www.islonline.org/haiti

For professional/program references and information, please contact Pepper Tucker at: info@islonline.org or call 816-767-0481 or see our website at: http://www.islonline.org/ .


5. THIRD ANNUAL UC BERKELEY PRE-HEALTH CONFERENCE
DATE: Saturday, February 20, 2010
TIME: 9:30am-4:00pm (Registration begins at 9 am)
LOCATION: 10 Evans Hall, 120 Latimer Hall, 105 Stanley Hall

Hosted by the American Medical Student Association at UC Berkeley

Sponsored by the Health Career Connection, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Asian American Health Society, Cal Health Coalition, the Integrative Biology Department, and the School of Public Health

Materials Provided:
* Program with agenda for the day, biographies of speakers, and sponsoring groups' brochures
* Free AMSA flashdrive with Pre-Medical Survival Guide and conference materials (Presentation outlines, fliers, brochures, etc.) for the first 100 people who register.

Includes breakfast and lunch

Admission: free registration before February 12 at 11:55pm, $5 on/after February 13

Register by February 12 at 11:55pm, and your name will be entered in a drawing for a FREE Kaplan MCAT Prep Course!

To register and for event details: http://ucbprehealthconference.eventbrite.com/


6. BREAKTHROUGH INFO SESSION
Breakthrough is a paid summer teaching internship where undergraduate students apply to work at 34 nationwide sites to teach an academically rigorous course for middle schoolers from under-resourced districts.

The application, due 3/5, is available online: http://teachbreakthroughs.org/apply-to-teach/

In addition, we have 2 info-sessions where you can ask questions, learn more about the program, and get application help.

WHAT: Breakthrough Infosession
WHEN: Wed 2/10 6:00PM, Mon 2/15 7:00PM
WHERE: TBD (soon!!) - check the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=278805723757&ref=ts

Want to keep up-to-date with information? Join the "Breakthrough Teachers at Berkeley" http://www.facebook.com/mindy.nguyen29?v=info&ref=nf#/group.php?gid=41321547199 facebook group.

Got questions? Want to be added to our handy mailing list?
Contact UC Berkeley recruiters Jasmine and Lan at: ucb.breakthrough@gmail.com


7. MULTICULTURAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE
The Career Center and Ethnic Studies Department are pleased to offer a Multicultural Career Development course during Spring 2010 semester.

Multicultural Career Development
Ethnic Studies 98/198, Section 3
Wednesday: 400-5:30pm
106 Wheeler Hall
1 Unit
CCNs 098- 31099, 198- 31318

First class: February 3rd, 2010

Course Description: This course prepares students to make informed
career decisions through career exploration activities to increase their self-awareness and knowledge of career and graduate school options. Students will also learn important career development skills including resume & cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking to help prepare them for their job and internship search. In addition, this course will involve interactive activities and homework assignments including writing journal entries, informational interviewing, resume & cover letter critiques, guest speakers and attending a career fair.

If you have questions about the course, please contact Sharron O'Connor at: soconnor@berkeley.edu . Space is limited so enroll today.


8. STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENTS

a) MCBcDNA HOSTS SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES NIGHT: TONIGHT!
Looking for something exciting over the summer? Come to MCBcDNA's Summer Opportunities Night! Come get information about internships, volunteering, research and other opportunities to get involved outside of classes! This is a great time to pursue events that interest you and look great on a resume!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3rd
TIME: 7-8
LOCATION: 2040 VLSB

*****Free food will be provided!*****

b) SPANISH FOR FUTURE DOCTORS: 1 UNIT DECAL
This course will teach the basics of Spanish as it applies to the medical field. This course is designed to help break down the conversation barrier between doctors and patients. It will be a unique Spanish course geared towards learning the basics of conversational Spanish.

The DeCal (1 Unit) will be offered every Thursday from 5-6:30 starting February 5th, location TBA. One year of Spanish experience is required, and students of all disciplines are encouraged to enroll. Please see the course website:http://www.decal.org/courses/1373 . If you have any questions email the course coordinators at: spanish4futuredoctors@gmail.com

c) TEAM HBV
Pre-med or Pre-health? Interested in community service?

Come check out Team HBV on Wednesdays at 7PM in 189 Dwinelle. Team HBV is the outreach arm of the Jade Ribbon Campaign. Our mission is to increase awareness of the dangers of Hepatitis B and liver cancer on campus and within our local communities. We are an international community comprised of collegiate chapters, high school chapters and local volunteers based out of the Asian Liver Center.

For more information, please contact: teamhbv@gmail.com or check out: http://www.teamhbv.org .

d) BIOLOGY SECOND BREAKFAST SOCIAL
Attention all MCBers, IBers, Microbial Biology majors!

Want free food, a second breakfast, while meeting faculty at the same time? Then drop by Room 2063 on Friday, February 5th for our Second Breakfast Social from 11:30 to 12:30! Friends are welcomed and you don't have to stay the whole time. We hope to see you there!

e) CAL UPHC AND CAL HEALTH COALITION ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR: "BEAR NECESSITIES"
CalUPHC and the Cal Health Coalition is holding its annual health fair this Friday, February 5 from 11 AM - 3 PM in Pauley Ballroom. This year's theme focuses on global health issues. What do people around the world need to live safe, healthy lives? Access to medical attention, clean drinking water, food, shelter, clothing, education, sexual health, and a safe environment are just some of the ideas we as a Coalition came up with. We consider them the "Bear Necessities". We invite everyone to come explore this notion with us.

Throughout the day we will have global health speakers, yoga, a make-your-own-trail-mix station, reusable bags to decorate, sustainable water bottles raffled every hour, and more. In addition, visit the many tables of our fellow health groups on campus, as well as some off-campus professional organizations. Find out what issues they are interested in and learn more about how you can get involved in health-related projects and campaigns in our community!

f) USED JEANS DRIVE FOR HAITI RELIEF
Got a pair of jeans that's too small, "out-of-style," or just super ugly? Well, for the next two weeks, until February 14th, Cal Do Something will be holding a used jeans drive for Haiti relief. as part of the national campaign, 100,000 pairs of jeans will go to homeless teens in Haiti. Moreover, Aeropostale will match the 100,000 pairs by donating another 100,000 new pairs of jeans. So what's in it for you? Well, Aeropostale will give everyone who donated a 25% off coupon for the next pair of jeans they buy at the store. Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of jeans on the Berkeley campus and we need your help to do it! We're tabling all this week on Sproul from 11am-3pm, so come by and drop off your used jeans!

Also, text the word "jeans" to 41411 to commit to donate a pair of your gently worn or used jeans to a homeless teen in Haiti. We will contact you with a local Berkeley dropoff location shortly.

Here's our facebook event if you're interested in more details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270851317819

9. REMINDERS

a) SUMMA CONFERENCE:
SUMMA Conference http://summa.stanford.edu/
Saturday, February 13, 2010

REGISTER _HERE http://www.acteva.com/go/summa or visit http://summa.stanford.edu/

Please join us on Saturday, February 13, 2010 for the 19th annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference as students from all over the state of California and beyond come to the Stanford School of Medicine to learn about careers in medicine and the pathways to get there. Various workshops will be offered that discuss a variety of topics including the admissions process, the challenges of medical school and affording medical school. In addition, the conference will have several keynote presentations from outstanding faculty. To learn more about the conference please visit the following url: http://summa.stanford.edu/ .

*Feel free to contact: summamed@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. We look forward to having your participation at this year's conference!*

b) USC SOMOS HERMANOS STUDENT IMMERSION PROGRAM

The University of Southern California's Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program is currently accepting applications for both the July -December 2010 and the January -- June 2011 program sessions. The goal of our program is to increase the number of bilingual and culturally competent health care providers in the U.S. through a six-month intensive language and culture immersion experience in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Students from any university who are between undergraduate and graduate school in the health care professions (e.g. medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, public health, etc...)are eligible to participate in this program.

*The application deadline for both the Fall Session (July through December 2010) and the Spring Session (January through June 2011) is February 15, 2010*


c) POSTING ON PRE-MED AND HEALTH CAREERS CAREERMAIL

The Pre-Med. and Health Careers CareerMail are forwarded every Wed. If you would like announcements advertised about your student organization or other organization of which you are a member, please forward this information directly to jverano@berkeley.edu at least one week prior to the event. If you submit the information a couple of weeks prior to the event date, it will be included in a "reminder" section. The announcements should be edited to include a brief description of the organization, event, etc. and include the contact person's name and/or website. Submissions should be related to medical and/or a health related topics for inclusion in the CareerMail.

d) JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!

The Career Center has created a Facebook group to compliment the information that you receive on CareerMail. We will keep you updated on upcoming events, workshops and any other announcements related to medical school or other graduate/professional health programs/schools. Join our Facebook group today! Search for "Cal's Career Center Health Team"