[MHCP med health careers program] Pre-Health Students - THIS WEEK

Medical & Health Careers Program med-health-careers at lists.ucr.edu
Mon May 16 16:35:35 PDT 2011

Dear Students,


Below are presentations this week for students interested in health careers.


1.      Medical School Application Workshop - Sponsored by Project Josh and
Friends WED, May 18 HUB 367   5-6pm


2.      Are you interested in health related field? Presented by Dr. Jason
Prystowsky, Loma Linda ER Physician - Sponsored my STEM and MHCP WED, May 18
HUB 302S   7pm


3.      Recruitment for iDiscover Camp - Summer Opportunity for Students


4.      First Year Experience of a Pharmacy School Student - MON, May 23
Pierce Hall 1305   4pm


5.      Want to take a Kaplan Test Prep Course but have a financial need?
Check out the info below for a discount.


6.      Read an interesting article about the future of the MCAT which is
scheduled to be changed in the coming years.  Link to NY Times article here
-test/?ref=health> .





Dr. Jason Prystowsky, MD 
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician

Doctors without Borders - Volunteer for Humanitarian Aid


"When I applied to medical school, I believed I was pursuing a calling to
help people. And I learned that if you want to help people you have to go to
where the need is. And sometimes that does not involve going to Haiti or
Africa, but looking in our own backyard." - Jason Prystowsky MD, MPH,
volunteer physician


Are you interested in a career in medicine? 

Want to know what schools are really looking for in a physician?

Have you ever wondered what other careers are available to you in the Health

What are the differences between a MD, DO, RN, and PA. and what do these
acronyms mean?


These are just some of the questions Dr. Jason Prystowsky will address in
his presentation this Wednesday, May 18th from 7:00-8:30pm in HUB 302.

Dr. Prystowsky is a physician, trained in Emergency Medicine, who has been
working overseas in Palestine and Sudan to bring humanitarian aid to those
caught in the crossfire of conflict. He is a graduate of UCSB who has
returned to Santa Barbara to teach and practice medicine throughout southern
California. Please join us to hear his insight about choosing a career in
medicine and the health fields, as well as his inspirational stories of
volunteering around the world in poverty-stricken and war-torn countries.


Food and refreshments will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please arrive early if you would like to grab a bite before the

Please mailto:nhi.tran at ucr.edu email to RSVP up to the day of the event. 

For more information about Dr. Prystowsky and his volunteer work, please






The Kindling Development (KID) Program is organizing for its second
iDiscover Summer Camp, at the First Congregational Church on Mission Inn
Avenue in Riverside from Monday June 13th to Friday June 17th. The iDiscover
Camp is aimed towards enriching the lives of local Riverside youth through
holistic educational activities and mentorship. We anticipate up to 33 youth
between the ages 8 - 14. An outgrowth of KID Program's weekly educational
learning program, Camp iDiscover builds on the ideas of creativity,
collaboration, and critical thinking. For those interested, please contact
kid.program.ucr at gmail.com as soon as possible to begin the engaging work of
imagining the methods to structure the camp and engage local youth.





First Year in Professional School-What's It Really Like?


Samantha Flores, UCR '10, and current student  at Pacific Oregon University
School of Pharmacy will speak about her experiences as a first-year pharmacy
student at an out-of-state school.  Come to hear about what it's like in a
professional school program.  How difficult is it?  What's it like to be far
from home?  What's important to know about professional level education


Join us at 4pm, Monday, May 23 in Pierce 1305 to learn more and have your
questions answered.





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