Week 9 General Meeting

Hey Bruins,

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

This week will be our rescheduled meeting.

Here is a little bit about the guest speaker:

Dr. Shefizadeh is a transformational healthcare business leader with a record of being a change agent for hospitals and ambulatory care systems throughout the United States, from Fortune 500 companies like Kindred Healthcare and Select Medical to county and state health agencies and hospitals. He trained as a physician at UCLA and has been on medical school admissions committees for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ali and his team have made TEB Academy, the company he co-founded, the go-to career placement, admissions consulting, and academic advising firm in the country for health sciences students and professionals with an astounding 99.8% placement and admissions success rate in both healthcare clinical and administration placement. To learn more about Dr. Shefizadeh, please visit DrShefizadeh.com or visit TEBAcademy.com

We hope you take advantage of this FREE opportunity because Dr. Shefizadeh has a lot to offer in terms of med school applications. He has given incredible feedbacks in our past meetings and we are privileged to have him join us again!

Also(!!!!!):
We highly encourage anyone and everyone to apply to a part of the PPA team!!!(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BHQm_hLa8kub68zL91_tohH-dAvwpb7uTe8LRzIRSCc/edit) Applications are due by Friday, March 8th. 
Spring quarter will serve as your intern quarter. Interviews will most likely be held week 10.

Please note the time and location change to this weeks meeting. Hope to see everyone there! 

TIME: Thursday, March 7th, 6-6:50pm
LOCATION: Kerckhoff State Room 135

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us atpremedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

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Week 7 General Meeting

Hey Bruins,

Happy week 8!

This week we will be having guest speaker AliShefizadeh, MD, MPP, FACHE.
Dr. Shefizadeh is a transformational healthcare business leader with a record of being a change agent for hospitals and ambulatory care systems throughout the United States, from Fortune 500 companies like Kindred Healthcare and Select Medical to county and state health agencies and hospitals. He trained as a physician at UCLA and has been on medical school admissions committees for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ali and his team have made TEB Academy, the company he co-founded, the go-to career placement, admissions consulting, and academic advising firm in the country for health sciences students and professionals with an astounding 99.8% placement and admissions success rate in both healthcare clinical and administration placement. To learn more about Dr. Shefizadeh, please visit DrShefizadeh.com or visit TEBAcademy.com

We hope you take advantage of this FREE opportunity because Dr. Shefizadeh has a lot to offer in terms of med school applications. He has given incredible feedbacks in our past meetings and we are privileged to have him join us again!

Also:
We have board spots opening up for the 2019-2020 school year! If you would like to get more involved in PPA please fill out this (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BHQm_hLa8kub68zL91_tohH-dAvwpb7uTe8LRzIRSCc/edit) application by Friday, March 1st for early consideration. 
Spring quarter will serve as your intern quarter. There are a few spots open so please apply!! Interviews will most likely be week 9 or 10.

Hope to see you all there!

TIME: Thursday, February 28th, 4-4:50pm
LOCATION: Ackerman 3508

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us atpremedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Winter 2019 Week 6 General Meeting

Hey Bruins!!

This week there will be no meeting.

Next week, we will be having Dr. Lee as our guest speaker. He will be speaking about his journey in  PhD and public health. Please come with any questions that you may have.

Continue studying hard!!

Best,
PPA

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Winter 2019 Week 5 General Meeting

Hello PPA Members,

Happy week 5, we’re halfway there!! We hope midterm season is going well for all.

There are a few announcements for this week so please read all the way through.

1. For those of you who are applying for medical school, we have a wonderful resource for you! Aram A. Namavar is a fourth-year medical student and a former admissions committee member. He was also a form PPA president and offered valuable resources and presentation! He is currently studying at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and is planning on starting residency in California. If you have ANY question regarding application cycle or pre-medical journey, please email him at whitecoatadmissions@gmail.com and let him know that you are part of PPA at UCLA.

2. For those who are interested in MD/PhD and leadership opportunity. Please contact Apeksha Singh who is a first-year medical student in the MSTP (MD/PhD program) at UCLA. She is interested in gauging interest among UCLA undergrads in starting an organization for those interested in MD/PhD programs or careers combining medicine and research in general.
Please fill out this interest form (https://goo.gl/forms/GXiktYo8VDDIerDj1) if you would be like to be a part of an organization for UCLA undergrads interested in MD/PhD programs or careers combining medicine and research that would be supported by current MD/PhD students.

3. If you signed up for our volunteering event this Saturday from 9am-12pm, you will be receiving a confirmation email and a link to register for the event. It is very important that you register otherwise you will not be able to participate in the event.

4. This week’s meeting will focus on planning your schedule for next quarter. Please come with any questions that you may have about any classes that you want to take or about classes in general!

That’s all for this week. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.
Continue studying hard for midterms!

Best,
PPA

TIME: Thursday, February 7th, 4 – 4:50 pm
LOCATION: Ackerman 3508

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Week 4 General Meeting

Hey Bruins!!

Happy Monday. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

This week we will be having a guest speaker.
Dr. Burton is joining us to share her journey as a resident physician in Urology at UCLA Ronald Reagan. She graduated with a Human Bio from Stanford and a MD from Keck School of Medicine of USC. We encourage you guys to come with questions for those who are/ or deciding on premed. We will be having cookies so come by for a snack as well!! 🙂

Also, please sign up for our volunteering event (here) coming up on February 9th. We would love to see a lot of you there!

Good luck to everyone with midterms. You got this!! ❤

Best,
PPA

TIME: Thursday, January 31st, 4-5pm
LOCATION: Ackerman 3508

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Week 3 General Meeting

Hello Everyone!

We hope everyone is having a good quarter so far!

This week there will be no meeting.

Also, join us with this wonderful volunteering opportunity on Feb 9 Saturday 9-12pm! We will help sort, inspect and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Training is provided on the day of service. If you cannot make it to Feb 9, fear not! Fill out the form for other availabilities.

That is all for this week. Continue studying hard!!

Best,
PPA

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Week 2 General Meeting

Welcome Back Bruins!

We hope that you all had a wonderful break.

We have a lot of new announcements:

1. Our meetings will be at a new time and place this quarter. They will be in Ackerman 3508 and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

2. At the end of this quarter, we will be releasing applications to become a board member! If you are interested, it is important to note that attendance is heavily weighted in your application. Continue coming to our meetings for more information on this later.

3. At this week’s meeting, we will be going over resume building! If you would like to work on your resume please come to our meeting this week! We are also going to have pizza so come by for a snack as well!!
If you would like to submit your resume anonymously, click here to submit and we can go over it during the meeting.

4. We have some special volunteer opportunities this quarter that we will announce during meetings so if you want to take advantage of those please stop by! 🙂

Can’t wait to see you all at our meeting this week!!

Best,
PPA

TIME: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 4-5pm
LOCATION: Ackerman 3508

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Fall Week 9 General Meeting

Hey Bruins !!

Happy week 9!

This week we will be having Dr. Ali Shefizadeh, MD, MPP, FACHE.

Dr. Shefizadeh is a transformational healthcare business leader with a record of being a change agent for hospitals and ambulatory care systems throughout the United States, from Fortune 500 companies like Kindred Healthcare and Select Medical to county and state health agencies and hospitals. He trained as a physician at UCLA and has been on medical school admissions committees for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ali and his team have made TEB Academy, the company he co-founded, the go-to career placement, admissions consulting, and academic advising firm in the country for health sciences students and professionals with an astounding 99.8% placement and admissions success rate in both healthcare clinical and administration placement. To learn more about Dr. Shefizadeh, please visit DrShefizadeh.com or visit TEBAcademy.com

(**As a note, for cyber Monday, TEB Academy is having their biggest sale of the year with 50% off ALL services and products, valid through 6 PM TODAY! Call 310.948.9035 or 714.900.1938 to enroll. Please use promo code CYBERMONDAY18)

Please come prepared with any questions that you may have.
Also, our meeting will be at a different time and place this week.

TIME: 6-6:50 pm
LOCATION: CHS 17-323

If you do not know where this is located, meet us in front of Young Hall (just like last time) and we can walk down together. 🙂

Hope to see you all there!

TIME: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6-6:50 pm
LOCATION: CHS 17-323
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Fall Week 7 General Meeting

Hey Bruins!

This week at our meeting we will be having a guest speaker, Dr. Mills! Dr. Mills is a Urologist and he works at Ronald Regan hospital. If this is something that you or any of your friends would be interested in then we HIGHLY recommend you to come this week and ask questions! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about Urology.

Hopefully, by now most of you have met with your mentees/mentors. If not, we think it would be really great if you met soon to discuss things such as planning a schedule for next quarter. As usual, we recommend for you all to meet at our meeting on Thursday!

Hope you guys are all studying hard for those midterms, you got this!!!

TIME: Thursday, November 15th, 5-6 pm
LOCATION: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/

Fall Week 6 General Meeting

Hey Bruins !!

This week we will be having yet another guest speaker, Dr. Aldrovandi. Dr.Aldrovandi is a pediatrician that works at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in pediatrics then you should definitely come out and learn more about Dr. Aldrovandi’s journey! Please come prepared with any questions you may have.

Also, by now everyone should have been assigned their mentors/mentees. We STRONGLY recommend that you get in contact with each other and set up a time to meet and get to know each other. An easy way to do this would be to meet up at our weekly meeting on Thursday. 🙂

That is all for this week and we hope midterms are going well for everyone, you got this!!!
We hope to see everyone our meeting this week.

TIME: Thursday, November 8th, 5 – 5:50 pm
LOCATION: Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at premedpa@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: https://uclappa.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/98119560229/