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Pre-Nursing Students are encouraged to view the nursing power point slides prior to your appointment.

Pre-Health Orientation (Please Watch Before Making an Appointment)

Newsletter (Announcements, Events, Extracurricular Opportunities)

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Join our new Facebook group!  www.facebook.com/groups/uvuprehealth



Spring 2016 UVU Internship Scholarship

Due Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Are you doing an unpaid internship this fall and receiving internship credit? You may qualify for an internship scholarship. UVU Internship Services invites you to apply for the Spring 2016 internship scholarship. You could possibly receive up to $1,000. You must be completing an un-paid internship this Spring 2016 semester for credit.

There are three types of scholarships you may qualify for:
            a. General Scholarships ($200-800)
            b. Non-Profit (IPE) Scholarships (up to $1,000)
            c. Government Employer Scholarships (up to $1,000)

The application and other scholarship qualifications can be found HERE: http://www.uvu.edu/internships/scholarships/index.html

Fill out your application HERE: http://www.uvu.edu/internships/docs/spring2016scholarship.pdf 

GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN NOW! Turn in your application to Internship Services located at LC409 or email it to internships@uvu.edu before Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Questions? Call 801-863-6589 or e-mail internships@uvu.edu

Club Rush

2016 Summer Grant

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Have 90 credits completed towards a Bachelor's degree as of the end of Spring 2016.
  • Graduating by Spring 2017 (at the latest).
  • Meets the minimum GPA required by chosen degree.
  • Completed the 2015-2016 FAFSA with an EFC of $7,771 or less.
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Residency is required http://www.uvu.edu/admissions/residency/

Grants will be awarded based on financial need, GPA, and graduation date.  Applications will be accepted through February 12, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.uvu.edu/summer/summeraid.html 

Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference

Saturday, February 6th — 9:00am-1:00pm — Sorensen Student Center
Are you planning to apply to health professions programs in 2016?
You don't want to miss the Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference!  

We will help you get a "jumpstart" on your applications!  We will be talking about how to fill out applications, ask for letters of recommendation, and write personal statements.

Registration is $10 and includes breakfast.
Register in the Pre-Health Office (LC 402).  

Pre-Optometry: Optometry Virtual Fair
Wednesday, January 27th — Online

Meet Representatives from Schools & Colleges of Optometry in a Live Virtual Setting.  Free for all Prospective Students to Attend.  

Register now!

Pre-Med: AAMC Medical School Virtual Fair
Thursday, February 4th — 10:00am-6:00pm — Online

Join us February 4th to live chat with admissions reps from 25 medical schools to learn more about what makes their programs unique. You’ll be able to ask them anything from application requirements to financial aid options.

For more information and to register, visit http://aamcmedschoolfair.com/.  

Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference
Saturday, February 6th — 9:00am-1:00pm — Sorensen Student Center

Jump Start Kickoff

Are you planning to apply to health professions programs in 2016?
You don't want to miss the Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference!  

We will help you get a "jumpstart" on your applications!  We will be talking about how to fill out applications, ask for letters of recommendation, and write personal statements.

Registration is $10 and includes breakfast.
Register in the Pre-Health Office (LC 402).  

Pre-Dental: Tips, Myths, and the Big Picture: Advice From Dental School Admissions Officers Webinar
Tuesday, February 9th — 10:30-11:30am — Online

Join hundreds of your peers from around the country to hear admissions officers address your most pressing concerns about dental school. Topics will include holistic admissions, tips for finding the right fit and common myths about applying to dental school.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these experienced individuals who will offer you their advice and guidance on preparing for your career in dentistry—all from the comfort of your own home. Register today

Clubs Palooza
Thursday, February 18th — 7:00pm — Grande Ballroom

Club Palooza

Pre-Dental: Roseman NSRG Regional Conference

Friday & Saturday, February 19th & 20th — Roseman University, College of Dental Medicine

Pre-dental Students!  Join us February 19 - 20th, 2016 for a chance to:
•See featured keynote speakers
     •Rella Christensen, Ph.D., RDH
     •Neil Jessop, Vice President of R&D at Ultradent Products, Inc.
•Present your research poster
•Win presentation awards
•Network with dental students from across the country
•Meet Roseman University admissions staff and local dentists
•Take a FREE mock DAT and get feedback on the results
•Attend workshops about starting dental research, admission tips, and much more

Registration: nsrgroseman.weebly.com/registration Early registration ends January 15th, 2016

For more information about the Roseman NSRG Regional Conference or the National Student Research Group - Roseman Chapter, visit: nsrgroseman.weebly.com 


Pre-Dental: 2016 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair

Saturday, March 12th — 10:30am-3:00pm — Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO 

Save the Date!  Registration opens January 2016.

More than 350 high school and college students are expected to attend this event, which promises to offer students an engaging and interactive program.  For more information, visit http://www.adea.org/GoDental/Events/2016_ADEA_GoDental_Recruitment_Fair.aspx.

Medical Transcriptionist

Utah Regional Hospitalist team is looking for an ambitious, personable applicant to fill the part-time or full-time position as a medical transcriptionist for Dr. Kelly Beams an Internal Medical Hospitalist at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. 
Dr. Kelly Beams works 14 shifts a month- each shift is 12 hours.  If you are part-time, the shifts will be split with another person. Base pay is $12/hr. 
This job is for serious (premedical) applicants looking to gain shadowing hours and wanting to observe the rural hospital dynamic. 
Performing documentation in the electronic medical records (EMR) MedHost for Dr. Beams for all the admitted patients in the Medical-Surgical floor and ICU. 
A Medical Scribe is a personal assistant to the physician; gathering information for the patient's visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver efficient care. It offers exciting one-on-one collaboration with a physician, and is unprecedented in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice.    
A similar position became available in Utah County earlier this year and was only advertised to BYU premed students. They subsequently received 53 applicants from BYU for the lone position.  While we understand that the position is located at a distance from UVU there are no other jobs that give a student this type of first person exposure to medicine and allows them to collaborate with physicians as this essential level. Please let us know if you have any questions, or interested parties.  
Please forward your resume to Samantha Beck via email samanthabeck35@gmail.com and with any questions you may have as well. 

UPN Summer Research Program at the University of New Mexico

We are now accepting applications for The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center. 
The application deadline is February 15, 2016. 
The UPN program seeks to cultivate student interest in research while helping them develop the skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. During the ten-week summer program, UPN students conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. In addition, students participate in weekly seminars and team-building activities focused on professional development and networking.
This year our program will run from June 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016, and requires a full time commitment from our students, who work on average of 40 hours per week. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer.
The goals of our program are to provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to:

  • Conduct research in one of the following areas for 10 weeks at a nationally recognized Health Sciences Center
    • Brain & Behavioral Neurosciences
    • Cancer Biology
    • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease
    • Community Based/Health Disparities
    • Environmental Toxicology & Pharmacology
    • Infectious Disease & Immunity
  • Build credentials for graduate, medical or other professional training.
  • Improve writing, presentation and interview skills
  • Assist in the design, collection, processing & analysis of scientific data.
  • Learn cutting-edge research techniques and use state-of-the-art technology.
  • Present their research to the New Mexico scientific community.
  • Receive a summer stipend of up to $5000.
  • Experience so many interesting things” while having “a wonderful time” and a “great summer,” according to past participants.

With the mission of preparing and recruiting the next generation of research scientists and clinicians, we hope to expose students to the breadth of opportunities that exist within the fields of biomedical and community-based research. Please encourage students who are interested in research to apply for our program. 
Our program information and application can be found at the links listed below:
UPN Program Info:  http://hsc.unm.edu/research/brep/undergraduate/upn/index.html
UPN 2015 Application:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKHXTKY


Patient Contact: Alpine Fitness PT Internship

Job Description:

This is a high-performance internship for students who are seeking excellence in physical therapy and in the health industry. We are still 100% for placement in Physical Therapy school and remain one of the best internships for hands-on experience. This is also a good opportunity to meet and network with students in different health programs from different schools. 

By the end of your 225-hour internship you will be able to:
• Perform and know when to use different physical therapy modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, interferential current, combo and iontophoresis),
• Be proficient in correctly documenting physical therapy notes: SOAP notes, treatment records, and procedure records;
• Perform PNF and different mobilizations of the neck, shoulder and ankle,
• Create effective Home Exercise Programs for physical therapy patients,
• Know how to create workouts and instruct cross fit classes, and…
• Be the best you can be!

Watch this video to see what doing an internship with us is like! http://youtu.be/E1I-sQZVfKY 
For more information and to apply, see posting.

Volunteer/Leadership: Special Olympics Utah

Volunteer at events
Perform day of tasks at competitions (i.e. scorekeeping, staging/escorting athletes, serving meals, presenting awards, score running, timing, etc.) Shifts are usually two - four hours and can be at any
event throughout the year. Sign up to help at upcoming events online at: www.sout.org.

Become a coach
Work directly with athletes to improve their skills in specific Special Olympics sports. Participation is seasonal for each of the 16 Olympic-type sports. The usual commitment is two hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks.

Organize competitions
Become part of a Games Organizing Committee to plan and carryout local area competitions for athletes. Area competitions are held seasonally at local high schools, colleges, and recreation centers.

Group Volunteering
Group volunteering with welcome at any of our events throughout the year at both the state and area competitions as well as various fundraising and other activities throughout the state.

For more information about volunteering with Special Olympics Utah contact:
Ashlee Chatterton
(801) 361-6215

Volunteer: Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE

Who we are:
Habitat for Humanity is a well-known, World renowned Non-profit organization. Much of the work we do, whether at the ReStore or on the building of houses, is done by volunteers. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels who are interested in contributing their time and talents toward making a difference in the lives of families in need!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County provides opportunities for individuals and organizations to take action in the fight against substandard housing. Working together to help people become successful homeowners creates stability in the community.

What we do:
The ReStore is a vital contributor to the Habitat for Humanity cause. Our mission is to raise money for the building of houses by obtaining donations in the form of building supplies, furniture, and home décor items from the community, and selling these items to others in the community who need them.

Volunteering at the ReStore means volunteering in a stimulating, often educational (especially if you don’t know much about building), fun environment.

As a volunteer, your duties can/will include general maintenance of the store(s), receiving donations- this often includes heavy lifting, organization of building supplies, cleaning of donations, putting together donated items, and helping customers.

How we can help you:
Just as we help people attain their dreams of getting into a home, we are committed to helping you achieve your dreams of attending the professional school of your choice. We will provide you will the volunteer opportunity needed for your applications, and, if desired, a letter of recommendation. While letters of recommendation are great, the joy you feel while helping these families in need is a reward by itself. Even though your dreams of attending professional school may change, the time you spend here will help your community. By helping here, you can make a difference. You will make a difference and to you. We are grateful for all the help we receive from our communities, and would love for you to be a part of it.

To Volunteer:
Please go to our website

  1. Click on the Volunteer tab
  2. Register on the VolunteerUp
  3. Sign the Volunteer Waiver
  4. Choose where you would like to volunteer. The ReStore has two locations: Spanish Fork & Orem


Volunteer: Utah County Crisis Line


Our next training will be November 21 10am-4pm, and November 23 6:30pm-8:30pm. 

Utah County Crisis Line provides unique and fulfilling volunteer experience. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for those in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen to and guide individuals to local agencies in order to help them find long-term solutions. Professional training is provided and scheduling is flexible.
Qualified volunteers are:
• At least 18 years of age.
• Live in Utah County.
• Willing to submit to a background check.
• Mentally and emotionally stable.
• Willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift each week and one overnight shift every 4-6 weeks.
Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community through this valuable program.
For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com.
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline


New MCAT Prep Products Now Available

New MCAT test preparation products from the AAMC are now available to help you prepare for the exam.

Written by the developers of the exam, these official products include the first full-length practice exam with scoring and a Section Bank of 300 practice questions emphasizing biochemistry, psychology, and sociology. More information on the products is below.

Official MCAT® Practice Exam (Scored) 1
The practice exam is the first official full-length exam that offers scaled scoring information for the new exam. It is a 230-question practice exam that mirrors the actual MCAT exam in both length and functionality. ($35)

Official MCAT® Section Bank
The Section Bank delivers 300 all-new practice questions written by the test developers in three sections (natural, behavioral, and social sciences) with an emphasis on biochemistry, psychology, and sociology. ($45)

Don’t forget to check out a new interactive demo tool, which allows students to practice with the exam features, including highlighting, striking out features, and using the mark question button. 

Free Speed Reading & Memory Classes for UVU Students

We’re excited to announce a series of free speed-reading & memory classes for students at UVU. These classes will help you keep up with your coursework and get better grades. Each workshop will teach practical reading techniques to help you read more in less time.  Class space is limited, please RSVP here: http://www.irisreading.com/school/UVU

Get Involved, Join Club Leadership!

Several of the pre-health clubs are looking to fill leadership positions for next year!  If you have considered getting involved in a club, now is the time!  Involvement in club leadership provides invaluable experience and looks great on an application!   

Connect with UVU pre-health clubs on Orgsync.com or Facebook.

Pharmacy Club: Orgsync
Pre-Dental Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Medical Association: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Optometry Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physician Assistant Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physical Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync


Altius Test Prep Registration

MCAT-2015 Class Registration for NEXT Semester Opens This Week!
Registration for specific classroom dates and times for the January-May period of the Altius MCAT-2015 Program (January Short-Track Program) opened on Monday December 7th, 2015. If you have considered using the Altius MCAT-2015 Program to prepare for an exam this coming spring or summer, please be advised that the most popular classroom times fill very quickly (often within 24-78 hours). At most locations there are multiple class options to choose from (i.e., Mondays 4:30pm, Mondays 7:00pm, Tuesdays 4:30pm, Tuesdays 7:00pm, and so forth). This registration process assigns/determines the actual classroom sections you will be attending each week.
Students must be officially enrolled in one of the Altius MCAT-2015 Programs and have paid their tuition in part or in full in order to register for classes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office or speak with any of our local Altius MCAT Tutors.
For additional program or enrollment information, visit: http://altiustestprep.com/programs







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The Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy.   For Dental Hygiene be sure to contact the Dental Hygiene department advisor.  If you are interested in Radiology Tech or Respiratory Therapy,  please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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