PPA Week 7 Meeting Announcement

Hi friends,

Happy Week 7!!

Tomorrow, Dr. Lee from UCLA’s radiation oncology department will be joining us to share about his journey to become a physician! This is a great opportunity to learn more about this specialty and medicine in general. See you there at 5pm in Ackerman 2408!

Also the deadline for officer Application for 2018-2019 is 3/1/2018 at 11:59 pm. Here is the link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchdp2wOLAlwrWLAoqf3dJO3j3TrxM8kAXbBsck1ei4IfEmgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through premedpa@gmail.com

Sincerely,
PPA 

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PPA position applications are OPEN!

Hi friends,

Hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend so far. We are sending this email to let you know that we are opening up the application if you are interested in becoming an officer 2018-2019 school year. 

  • There are four positions available, and descriptions for them are written in the application.
  • Deadline for the application is 3/1/2018, 11:59 pm
  • After the application, we will hold interviews during weeks 9 and 10

 

  • If you are accepted, you will first work as an intern during the Spring 2018 quarter to learn more about your position. Then, starting from Fall 2018, you will officially be part of the staff.

Sincerely,
PPA 

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PPA Week 6 Meeting Announcement

Hi friends, 

Hope your week 6 has been going well! Just a friendly reminder that President’s Day Weekend is coming up 😀

For this week, we will be having an open discussion/Q&A with your fellow PPA members to talk about whatever questions you might have or any suggestions for PPA. Some questions you might have are: Why do gap years? Is a low GPA possible to get into med school? (The Answer is YES!!) What makes you want to become a doctor? Or any misconceptions that you might have. We really would like to make this a positive, supportive pre-med environment because we all know how stressful and tiring being a premed. But every single one of us is CAPABLE to become a doctor so be PROUD of how far we are now! So please come with ANY questions you have or Anything you want to talk about!

We would be so happy to see you there!! Cookies, chips, and drinks are provided :)) We will also be talking about officers applications for 2018-2019 school year this week too! See you in Ackerman 2408 at 5pm!! 

Sincerely,
PPA 

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PPA Week 4 Meeting Announcement

Hi Bruins,

Happy Week 4!

Thank you all for coming to last week meeting with Simon from Kaplan. We will be continuing our discussion in regards to standardized testing this week. This week, we will focus on providing more details about the MCAT, providing more details on its content, structure, and showing you example of the types of questions that come up on this exam. We will most importantly be also talking about which classes at UCLA should be taken before taking the MCAT, and revealing which classes are most useful when tackling this big exam before applying to medical school! Let us know if you have any specific questions about the MCAT!!!

See you this Thursday at 5pm in Ackerman 2408!

In addition, this is the link to the Kaplan Prep for the Win events this weekend. We hope it’s beneficial for members (either by just taking an MCAT practice test or seeing what a Kaplan class looks like). If you want to attend the event, you just need to register with this link below. If you are busy, you can even just register for a free study guide.

http://bit.ly/PrepFTWUCLASimon

These are the events:

1/30 @ 8:00 PM MCAT Lesson: Molecular Genetics
1/31 @ 9:00 PM MCAT Bootcamp

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ec74c2c1f04070b9834121d09/files/12ba8701-1c14-41bb-8242-80de250fd3b4/PPA_Pre_Health_Kaptalk_Winter_2018_for_email.pdf

Sincerely,
PPA

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PPA Week 3 Meeting

Hi Bruins,

Happy Week 3!

Thank you all for coming to last week meeting with Dr. Kerbel. Hope it was an insightful experience and there are more doctors coming in for the rest of the quarter!! Here is Dr. Kerbel’s email address: rkerbel@mednet.ucla.edu. He gave me this email address last meeting, and said that members can feel free to contact him for any further questions, etc.

For those of you who applied for PPA Mentorship program, the decisions will be out by 2/26/2018. Stay tuned!

Last thing but not least, we have a meeting at 5pm this Thursday in Ackerman 2408. Simon, Kaplan representative, will be giving us an overview of the following exams and application processes: MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT, and GRE. This is a great and helpful meeting for any pre-health student who is not 100% sure whether to go to medical school or not. This will give an overview of these other examinations, and give insight on the differences between them all.

See you there!

Sincerely,
PPA

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PPA Mentorship Program and Week 2 Meeting

Hi PPA,

Hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend so far. We would like you to know that the mentorship program is re-opened for those who are still interested. To clarify, if you already have a mentor/mentee, you DO NOT need to fill out the application again. We are looking especially for new mentors. If you know anyone that is interested in a mentorship/volunteer position, we would really appreciate it if you could mention this program to them. Deadline is 1/21/2018, 11:59 PM for both applications!!!

In this program, we will pair up people based on their needs and experiences. For example, if a mentee is looking for a research position, we will do our best to pair him/her with a mentor with some research experience.

You need to be in your 2nd year or higher to be a mentor. Keep in mind that you are expected to keep contact with your mentee throughout the year. In addition, there occasionally will be mandatory meet-ups where you have to help with a specific subject, such as class planning.

Although PPA would like to accept everyone applying to be a mentee, we may have limited spots if not enough mentors sign up.

Mentor application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJag7fuuP5GngFn1j2GA6z5qp6acEuLRtV-tL4ooSxCkSs8A/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Mentee application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUihVu25MUr1biVZIPULrKlG2IiRQn1R9Og3hKDP5eVEuHIg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Week 2 Meeting Announcement!

We would like to welcome you to this week’s meeting featuring Dr. Russell Kerbel who specializes in internal medicine and hospitalist. He works at both the UCLA medical centers works at both the UCLA medical centers in Westwood and Santa Monica. He will be with us and will share insight in regards to what the speciality of being a hospitalist entitles. He will also share with us his medical school journey/ experience, and answer any questions we may have.

Hospital medicine is a type of practice within internal medicine in which the clinical focus is caring for hospitalized patients. It would be a good idea to do some research beforehand so that you are prepared to ask Dr. Kerbel more in-depth questions!!!

Again, all meetings for this quarter will be at 5-6pm in Ackerman 2408! See you there 🙂

Sincerely,
PPA

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