Week 4 Announcement

Hello!
We hope that your quarter has been going great! For the people who submitted their Mentorship Program application, we will inform you by this Saturday (10/28/2017) about the decisions. 
Our next general meeting will be this upcoming Thursday (10/26/2017) in Ackerman 2408. Although we initially were planning to talk further about research, we recently heard about the MiOra Virtual Shadowing Program. We think that this will be a helpful opportunity to many of you, and we’re excited to invite Dr. Ozlem Equils to talk more about the program.
Good luck on your midterms, and we hope to see all of you soon!
Best regards,
PPA Officers 2017 – 2018
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Week 3 Announcement

Hello everyone!

Thanks for coming to our week 2 meeting last week, and sending in applications for the mentoring program and the secretary position! As a reminder, the mentor application can be found at (https://goo.gl/forms/uwfIXfCfDOywfBW62), and the mentee application can be found at (https://goo.gl/forms/o9WvCloADvbAftMl2). Both are due 10/20/2017, at 11:59 pm! The deadline for the secretary application has already passed. For the people that applied, we will make an announcement regarding that by the end of this week.

Our next general meeting of the quarter will be this upcoming Thursday (10/19/2017) in Ackerman 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm. This meeting, we will give a presentation about research. We will talk about what kinds of research experiences are available, the benefits of research, SRP, and how to join a research lab.

We hope to see you all there!

Best regards,
PPA Officers 2017 – 2018

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

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Week 2 Announcement

Hey Bruins!

Thanks for coming to our first general meeting last week! In that meeting, we mostly introduced our organization and talked about the types of volunteering opportunities available.
 
Our next general meeting of the quarter will be this upcoming Thursday (10/12/2017) in Ackerman 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm. This meeting, we will present about specific volunteering opportunities available. Even if you did not come to our first meeting, you are welcome to join us!
 
In addition, if you did not receive our email about the application for the mentor, mentee, and secretary positions, here are the information for those:
 
As mentioned in our week 1 meeting, PPA is now recruiting mentors and mentees for our new Mentorship Program! 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.

Here is the mentor application:

https://goo.gl/forms/uwfIXfCfDOywfBW62
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.

Here is the mentee application:

https://goo.gl/forms/o9WvCloADvbAftMl2
Although PPA would like to accept everyone applying to be a mentee, we may have limited spots if not enough mentors sign up. For both the mentor and mentee application, the deadline is 10/20/2017, 11:59 pm!

In addition, we also mentioned that we are looking for a new secretary for this academic year. The secretary is expected to:

1) Send weekly emails to PPA members, informing them about events such as general meetings
2) Update and manage the PPA Facebook group
3) Take electronic notes during staff meetings
4) Update and manage the emailing list
5) Take pictures of PPA events

Here is the application for the Secretary position:

For this, the deadline is 10/14/2017, 11:59 pmKeep in mind that this is sooner than the Mentorship Program deadline!
We hope to see you during our second meeting!
 
Best regards,
PPA Officers 2017 – 2018

FALL 2017- Week 1 General Meeting

Hello everyone!

It was great meeting some of you during UCLA’s Enormous Activities Fair! We hope you are enjoying your first week back to school!

Our first general meeting of the quarter will be this upcoming Thursday (10/5/2017) in Ackerman 2408, from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm. This meeting, we will introduce ourselves and will give a presentation about volunteering.

For those of you who want to know more about our organization, the Pre-Medical Peer Association is a free and non-exclusive student organization dedicated to guiding pre-health undergraduates throughout their years at UCLA by offering free educational and career resources. All members receive full access to a wealth of educational benefits such as student and faculty mentorship, MCAT prep course discounts, giveaways, and opportunities for internships, volunteer, leadership, research, and clinical experience. Our club’s mission is to unify pre-medical students by promoting a forum for discussion. We present a diverse spectrum of knowledge for pre-med/pre-health students by inviting experienced guest speakers who provide extensive preparatory tools for the medical school interview and application process.

We invite guest speakers such as physicians to share their medical journeys, people from school admissions to introduce their medical schools to us, and people from MCAT prep places such as kaplan to provide us with MCAT prep courses discounts. We will provide members with resources and helpful tools to help them manage pre-medical life here at UCLA! This quarter, the main topic will be how to get started with essential things such as research, volunteering, and shadowing.

We hope to see you all there at our first meeting!

Best regards,

PPA Officers 2017 – 2018


[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

[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