College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 4/1/11

April 1, 2011

I. Minority Health Conference
II. Medical School Admissions Conference
III. Environmental Science Career Panel at Stanford
IV. Health Career Opportunities - GRE Prep

I. Minority Health Conference
The Minorities in Health Conference (MIH) is a collaborative Pre-Medical and Pre-Public Health conference organized by the Black Students in Health Association (BSHA), Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education (CHE) and the Pilipino Association for Health Careers (PAHC) of UC Berkeley. The goal of MIH is to encourage and inspire both high school and undergraduate minorities interested in pursuing a career in the health field. All students interested are invited to take part in this FREE event! The conference offers workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers, and a networking fair, hoping to provide insight and to inspire students to continue paths toward health careers.

We have a great line-up of Guest Speakers this year including our Keynote Speaker Dr. Barbara Staggers M.D, M.P.H. ; Panelists Jorge de Luna (VP Clinical Activities, Community Health Partnership) & Manuel Ramirez (Director of Environmental Health for the City of Berkeley); Workshop Speakers Bernard Griego M.P.H, Gilbert Ojeda (Director of the California Program on Access to Care), Abby Rincon (Director of Diversity for the School of Public Health) & much More!!

Our workshops this year include: Medical School Admissions, Public Health School Admissions, Medical Student Panel, Careers in Health Panel, Learning about Post Baccs, Secrets to Networking, Case Studies-In the mindset of a Physician and Health Care Reform.

To Register and read more about the workshops for this FREE event go to

II. Medical School Admissions Conference
Friday, April 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
145 Dwinelle
If you're applying to medical school this summer, attend this conference to get tips and information to help you through the process. The conference will include:

- a panel of medical school admissions representatives who will describe their expectations and what they're looking for when evaluating applicants
- a panel of current students and recent alumni who have been accepted or are in medical school now. They will describe what the process was like, how they managed their time, and what contributed to their success in getting in to med school.
- workshops led by Career Center counselors about the AMCAS application, preparing for interviews, writing a winning personal statement

Please RSVP on Callisto by logging in to and click on Programs and Workshops under "Shortcuts".

III. Environmental Science Career Panel at Stanford
Stanford University is holding an environmental career panel on Tuesday, April 5th, 5:30 pm – 8 pm, held by The Golden West Section of the Air & Waste Management Association. The event is free for Environmental Undergraduates / Graduate Students and Their Professors!

The career panel, presented by the Air & Waste Management Association Golden West Section (A&WMA-GWS). Registration would be via our website. The attached flyer provides details. Free to full-time students and their professors. For more information, please click here.

IV. Health Career Opportunities - GRE Prep
Have you been trying to figure out how you will afford a $1200 GRE Preparation course? If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Health Career Opportunities Program at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health is here to help!

The primary goal of UC Berkeley’s HCOP Program is to increase diversity in health professions by providing critical programs, activities and resources to under-represented and disadvantaged students to support their successful entry into graduate school and the health profession of their choice. UC Berkeley’s HCOP is part of the San Francisco Bay Area HCOP partnership between Stanford University School of Medicine, San Francisco State University and Health Career Connection. These four anchor institutions offer separate programs and joint activities to promote successful entry into health careers for students throughout the Bay Area.

With this special goal in mind, HCOP programs are designed to reduce the barriers that often hinder this population of students from gaining successful entry into graduate school. It has been shown repeatedly that higher GRE scores are a key factor in gaining entry into graduate school. We at UC Berkeley HCOP understand the financial hardships faced by students, many of whom are working to cover the cost of their education. As a result, we have partnered with Kaplan Test Prep and Admission to help eliminate the financial burden associated with GRE preparation. UC Berkeley HCOP is providing 30 students the opportunity to enroll in a GRE preparation course during the spring/summer of 2011 FREE of cost. Given the upcoming changes in the GRE, students who are planning to apply to graduate programs during the Fall of 2011 are encouraged to prepare for and take the current version of the GRE (available through July 2011) as test scores for the new GRE will not be available until November, 2011. If you have been delaying your dreams of graduate school, now is the time to press forward. The career of your choice is waiting for you!

Applications are due Friday April 8 by 5pm via email and should be sent to:

Please enter the following as your subject line with your application: “GRE Prep HCOP Scholarship”. For more information please contact Kelechi Uwaezuoke, HCOP Program Manager at