[Spring 2017 Week 9] UCLA Radiology Resident Shota Yamamoto

Hello everyone!

Although finals are approaching and medical school applications can be submitted soon, we hope that your schedule hasn’t been too hectic. We have a meeting this upcoming Thursday (6/1/2017)4:00 pm to 4:50 pm at Ackerman Union Room 2408. This will most likely be our last meeting for this year, and we would like to see all of you one last time!

Some of you might remember our very first general meeting of the year (9/29/2016), where UCLA Resident Shota Yamamoto talked about his experiences in the medical field. We are excited to have him also as the speaker for our last meeting tomorrow! Shota will conclude on the points he made during his first visit, while answering questions about his life as a medical student/resident.

Even if you weren’t here for our first meeting, we highly encourage you to come to learn both the struggles and rewards of pursuing medicine.

Thank you for a great school year,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

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[Spring 2017 Week 7] Speaker Dr. Russell Kerbel

Hello everyone,

Thanks for submitting your application for the PPA officer positions! We will look at those soon, and will email you with details of the interview.

We will have a meeting this upcoming Thursday (5/18/2017), 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm at Ackerman Union Room 2408. We are excited to have Dr. Russell Kerbel, an internal medicine hospitalist, as a speaker for this meeting! He will talk about how he chose his specialty, and his path getting there.

Even if you are not planning to specialize in internal medicine, this will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you had about the medical field. We hope that you are almost done with midterms, and will be able to make it!

Best regards,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

2017~2018 PPA Officer Applications Extended!

Hello everyone,

We have extended the deadline for the 2017~2018 officer application! Now the application is due 11:59 pm Sunday, May 14, 2017.

You can access the application here. After your application is accepted, we will send out sign-ups for interviews. As mentioned before, even if you have no previous pre-health leadership experience, we still encourage you to apply!

Best Regards,
PPA Officers 2016-2017

[Spring 2017 Week 5] Kaplan MCAT Test Prep Representative Katherine Rose

Hello everyone!

We hope that this quarter is going well so far! Our next meeting will be this upcoming Thursday (5/4/2017), 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm at Ackerman Union Room 2408.

This meeting, we are very excited to have Katherine Rose from Kaplan MCAT Test Prep! Katherine will be telling us the details of the current MCAT, such as its format, the topics covered, how to best prepare for it, and more. She will also have special deals and announcement about a new campaign.

If you are planning to take the MCAT in a year or less, this meeting will definitely be helpful. Also, even if you are just a first or second year student, it’s still good to get a idea of what to expect.

We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

2017~2018 PPA Officer Applications Open!

Hello everyone!

We are now starting to accept applications to become a PPA Officer next year! If you are interested in gaining leadership experience and would like to get more involved with Pre-Medical Peer Association, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so.

Even if you have only attended a handful of meetings, we still strongly encourage everyone to apply!

At the moment, the application deadline is set to Saturday, May 6 by 11:59pmYou can access the application here. After your application is accepted, we will send out sign-ups for interviews.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us!
Also, good luck on midterms!

Best Regards,
PPA Officers 2016-2017

 

[Spring 2017 Week 3] About Med School Applications and more, with Medical Student Taylor Hobson

Hello everyone!

It was great to see a lot more people show up for our week 2 meeting last Thurday! We are sorry that, for the week 1 meeting, we sent out very last-minute announcements. Since a lot of you were unable to make it to that meeting, we are inviting medical student Taylor Hobson again for our week 3 meeting!

Taylor will again speak about his life as a medical student, and will talk about the medical school application process. We really felt like he had a lot of helpful things to say during our first meeting, so we highly recommend all of you to come, if possible.

The meeting date is this Thursday (4/20/2017). As always, our meeting location and time is the Ackerman Union Room 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm.

Best,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

[Spring 2017 Week 2] Speaker Suzie Fang, from Western University in Pomona

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the last-minute notice, but we are going to have a general meeting this week as well (Thursday, 4/13/2017)! As mentioned before, our meeting location and time have changed to the Ackerman Union Room 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm.

This week, we are excited to have Suzie Fang as our guest speaker. Suzie is from the admissions department of the Western University in Pomona, and she will be talking about Western University’s D.O. medical school program, admission requirements, and more.

We hope that everyone can make it, and we again apologize for the late notice.

Best,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

[Spring 2017 Week 1] Current Medical Student Taylor Hobson

Hello everyone!

We hope you all were able rest well during spring break! Our first meeting for the Spring 2017 quarter will be this Thursday (4/6/2017). However, our meeting location and time have changed! From now on, we are meeting at the Ackerman Union Room 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm.

Our speaker for this meeting will be Taylor Hobson, who is currently attending medical school. Since applications for medical school are opening up soon, we thought that many of you might be interested in learning more about the application process. Taylor will talk about his experiences of applying to medical school, and will also talk about medical school life.

For any of you deciding to apply this cycle, this meeting will provide some helpful tips for your application. Even if you are not applying soon, it may be helpful to go, in order to gain some general information about medical school.

Hope to see everyone there!

Best,
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

[Winter 2017 Week 8] Speaker Melvin Lunkins from Wayne State University

Hello everyone!

We are already approaching the end of this quarter! We hope that, for the most part, everything has been going well for you.

This upcoming week, we are actually not meeting at our usual time and place! We are holding a joint meeting with two other UCLA organizations, Medical Friends and CCM. The meeting will start on Tuesday (2/28/2017) 7:00 pm at Humanities 169. However, for the first 20 minutes CCM will be doing their announcements, so feel free to come at 7:20 pm if you just want to listen to the speaker.

We are excited to have Melvin Lunkins from Wayne State University as our speaker for this week. Melvin Lunkins will give some basic information about the Wayne State University – School of medicine. Afterwards, you will have a chance to ask him questions about that school or about medical school in general.

We apologize for the late notification, and hope that all of you will be able to make it!

Thanks!
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017

[Winter 2017 Week 7] USC Global Medicine Information from Farah Zerehi

Hey Everyone!

It has been a while since our last meeting! We hope that your quarter has been going well, and that midterms weren’t too bad. This upcoming Week 7 Thursday (2/23/2017), PPA will resume general meetings. Like before, we are meeting in La Kretz 100 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in the subject of global medicine, and want to pursue it further after graduation, then you definitely want to attend this meeting! Farah Zerehi will be visiting us this week to talk about the USC Global Medicine Program. Even if you have never considered this field before, it might be a good idea to come in order to broaden your scope of future opportunities.

Good luck on any midterms if you still have them, and we hope that you’ll be able to make it to this meeting!

Thanks!
PPA Officers 2016 – 2017