Newsletter of the Health Professions Career Opportunity Program
Volume 24, No. 17 “Created For Students, By Students!” October 2001
This issue of Health Pathways
is filled with Postbaccalaureate and
Summer Enrichment Program
information from some of the
nation’s most prestigious colleges signed to improve student knowl- If you are seeking a program
and universities. These programs edge in these areas and prepare the that will help you prepare for a
provide students with the opportu- student for graduate work. In this career in the health services, or are
nity to increase their chances for issue, you will find a detailed looking for a way to supplement
entry into medical, dental, or other description of each program your education and possibly
health professional schools. Pro- including: eligibility requirements, increase your chances of getting
grams usually consist of intensive duration of program, deadline to into graduate school, then this issue
introductory courses in math and submit application, and whom to of Health Pathways is just what
the basic sciences, and are de- contact for more information. the doctor ordered.
In this issue
California State University, California State University, California
Dominguez Hills Fullerton Postbaccalaureate
Postbaccalaureate Program Health Professions Postbaccalaureate
Description: For students who need to Advising
complete premedical undergraduate Description: Offers premedical and
science courses in pre-health professions prerequisites Out-of-State
preparation for plus additional science courses. Postbaccalaureate
application to Research experience available on Programs
professional schools. campus; mock interviews; evaluation of
Eligibility: Students MCAT or DAT scores. No degree or California
with a BS/BA and certificate given, and no alliance with
above a 2.5 GPA. any specific medical school. Evaluation
Duration: One to process conducted. Programs
three years. Eligibility: Enrolled at CSUF.
Deadline: June 1 for fall admission Duration: Contingent upon courses Out-of-State
Contact: needed. No formal program.
(310) 243-3388, or Deadline: Rolling admissions
(310) 243-3376 Contact: (714) 278-3980 Programs
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org David B. Drath, PhD
James Lyle CSU, Fullerton
Department of Chemistry c/o Health Professions Office LH203 HCTP Insert
CSU, Dominguez Hills 800 N. State College Blvd.
Carson, CA 90747 Fullerton, CA 92834
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S TATE OF C ALIFORNIA
Governor California State University, least a 3.2 GPA overall. Students may
Gray Davis Hayward not retake any previously taken
C ALIFORNIA H EALTH AND H UMAN Postbaccalaureate Program science courses. Three letters of
S ERVICES AGENCY Description: A postbaccalaureate recommendation, essay, official
Secretary program for students interested in the transcripts confirming baccalaureate
health professions. Program contents degree, and official GRE general test,
O FFICE OF S TATEWIDE H EALTH PLANNING and duration dependent on student’s SAT, or ACT scores required.
background and needs. Duration: One to two years.
David M. Carlisle, M.D., Ph.D. Eligibility: Open to all students. Deadline: February 1, 2002
H EALTH C ARE W ORKFORCE AND Duration: One and a half to two years. Contact: (510) 430-3309
C OMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Deadline: None, apply within the fax: (510) 430-2159
Acting Deputy Director University. e-mail: Grademail@example.com
Brian Desmarais, M.P.A., R.N. Office of Graduate Studies
Contact: (510) 885-2366
H EALT H MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT fax: (510) 885-4747 Mills College
Chief 500 Mac Arthur Blvd.
Earl Green e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julia Dragolovich Oakland, CA 94613
H EALTH PROFESSIONS C AREER
O PPORTUNITY PROGRAM (HPCOP)
Department of Biological Sciences
Program Administrator San Jose State University
Karen C. Munsterman Hayward, CA 94542
Program Secretary Description: Actively encourages
Loyola Marymount University students who are changing career
Student Assistants directions to enroll as undergraduates
Andrea Alvarez, Health Pathways Postbaccalaureate Program
Editor, HPCOP Web Manager Description: Open to students who for a second bachelor’s degree, via
lack basic prerequisites to premedical standard university admissions
Raquel Shebaylo, Health Pathways
Assistant Editor, Graphic Design requirements. Most undergraduate procedures. Special advising is
courses are offered in the daytime only, provided, including intense personal-
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and ized assistance in satisfying premedical
on a space-available basis. Students
Development publishes Health Pathways (ISSN requirements. Fees are approximately
0164-7598) four times a year. Periodical postage have to apply through admissions as a
paid at Sacramento, CA. Postmaster: send non-degree student and may take a $1,000 per semester.
address changes to the editorial and business maximum of 18 semester hours. This Eligibility: Contact the school.
address below. is not an organized program. Duration: Those with technical
Eligibility: Students with a bachelor’s backgrounds (e.g. engineers) prepare
G UEST ARTICLES for the MCAT in one year, while those
We welcome contributions. Mail us your ideas, degree and a minimum 3.4 GPA.
letters, announcements, or stories today! Duration: Regular semester. without college chemistry take two
Announcements of scheduled events must be Deadline: Apply within University. years to prepare for the MCAT.
mailed to our editorial office four months in Contact: (310) 338-5954 Deadline: Inquire within the Univer-
advance to be published. Be sure to include your sity.
Dr. Anthony P. Smulders, Director
name, address, and phone number on all Contact: (408) 924-2429
correspondence. The Health Pathways editorial Health Professions Information
staff reserves the right to edit all material. Program Dr. Sally Veregge
Loyola Marymount University San Jose State University
REPRINTED ARTICLES 7900 Loyola Blvd. Biological Sciences
Views of contributing writers do not San Jose, CA 95192-0100
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8220
necessarily reflect the policy of the www.sjsu.edu/depts/Biology
department, agency, or administration. Letters to
the editor are encouraged. We do not pay for Mills College
guest articles. Manuscripts are welcome. The Scripps College
Health Pathways editorial staff reserves the right
Postbaccalaureate Premed Program
to edit all material. Description: General biology, general Postbaccalaureate Premedical
chemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, Program
EDITORIAL AND B USINESS O FFICE and physics. Other courses optional. Description: Program provides
Health Professions Career Federal loans (Stafford and SLS) and a individuals with the opportunity to
Opportunity Program pursue a career in health care by
Health Pathways Newsletter
limited number of assistantships
1600 Ninth Street, Rm. 441 awarded to second year students. On- offering an intensive curriculum of
Sacramento, CA 95814 campus excellent success rate, indi- premedical courses. The small
Tel: (916) 654-1730 vidual attention from faculty. program admits 10-14 students per
Fax: (916) 654-3138 Eligibility: Non-science baccalaureate year and currently has an acceptance
e-mail: email@example.com rate to medical and veterinary school of
HPCOP Web site: www.oshpd.state.ca.us/pcrcd/
degree from an accredited college or
professions/hpcop.htm university. Generally, applicants have at 91%. They also have three medical
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school linkage programs (George e-mail: Vin.Hoagland@sonoma.edu University of California, Irvine
Washington University in Washington Dr. Vincent Hoagland, Chair Postbaccalaureate Program
D.C.; Temple University in Philadel- Health Professions Advisory Description: Phase I: An intensive
phia, Pennsylvania; and Western Committee MCAT review course. Phase II:
University of Health Sciences, College Department of Chemistry Enrollment in full-time upper division
of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, Sonoma State University science courses to enhance GPA.
California), which allows students 1801 E. Cotati Ave Eligibility: Designed for socioeconomic
early admission to these medical Rohnert Park, CA 94928 or financially disadvantaged students
schools. The early decision programs who are reapplying to medical school.
are limited and are only made avail- Possess a BA/BS degree and have
able to students with superior qualifi- fulfilled all premedical requirements.
cations. Duration: One year.
Eligibility: Available to both women Deadline: April 15, 2002
and men who have a bachelor’s degree Contact: (949) 824-8930 or
in a non-science area with a 3.0 GPA 1-800-824-5388
or above; applicants must have taken Eileen Munoz, Program Coordinator
either an SAT, ACT, or a GRE exam UC, Irvine
and official scores are required for Admissions & Outreach
each applicant. Applicants should University of California, Davis PO Box 4089
possess a strong motivation toward a Postbaccalaureate Re-applicant
Irvine, CA 92697-4089
career in health care as evidenced by Program
volunteer or paid work experience in a Description: Stresses fundamental
health care or social service setting. studying/testing skills during summer
Duration: 12-15 months. component; followed by three quarters University of California, Los
Deadline: March 1, 2002 of rigorous upper division science Angeles School of Medicine
Contact: (909) 621-8764 courses individually selected for Re-applicant Program (UCLA RAP)
fax: (909) 621-8558 postbaccalaureate students. All living Description: A comprehensive,
e-mail: Jolson@Scripps.edu and academic costs are covered during structured postbaccalaureate program
Ms. Jodi Olson summer component; it is the student’s to assist students from disadvantaged
Administrative Director responsibility to make financial aid backgrounds who have been unsuc-
W.M. Keck Science Center arrangements for the academic school cessful in gaining admission to any U.S.
Postbaccalaureate year through the Undergraduate medical school. An intensive eight-
Premedical Program Financial Aid Office at UC Davis. week summer session focuses on
Scripps College Eligibility: Be considered a socioeco- MCAT preparation. Distinguished
925 N. Mills Avenue nomically disadvantaged student and/ guest lecturers provide seminars and
Claremont, CA 91711 or show evidence of returning to workshops covering academic skills;
medically underserved community; extensive reviews of biology, chemistry
Sonoma State University completion of an undergraduate degree and physics; self-development; time
Postbaccalaureate Health Professions (or higher) from an accredited U.S. management; financial planning;
Advising Program college or university; must be a legal medical school re-application, and
Description: Provides the required resident of California; prior rejection interviewing skills. An individualized
science courses necessary for admis- (via AMCAS application) from an academic year program that consists of
sion to doctoral level health profes- AAMC affiliated medical school; prefer a science curriculum follows. Partici-
sions schools. In addition, the Health minimum MCAT average of 6.0. Some pants, consult with program advisors,
Professions Advisory Committee requirements may be waived depending and select courses through UCLA
advises students, conducts mock on individual circumstances. Extension or a local California State
interviews, and prepares a committee Duration: Entering summer (nine University.
letter of evaluation. weeks) plus three academic quarters – Eligibility: Students must have been
Eligibility: Must have a BA/BS total of one year. previously unsuccessful in gaining
degree. Deadline: April 30, 2002 (Inquire for admission to any U.S. medical school,
Duration: Two years. applications in November 2001) be considered disadvantaged or from
Deadline: November 1 - January 31 Contact: (530) 752-8119 an underserved community, have
for Fall; August 1-October 31 for Director of Admissions and Outreach completed an undergraduate degree or
Spring. Apply as a second BS under- Postbaccalaureate Program higher from an accredited U.S. college
graduate in chemistry. Office of Medical Education or university; be a U.S. citizen or
Contact: (707) 664-2334 or UC Davis permanent resident; have a minimum
(707) 664-2331 School of Medicine GPA of 2.7 or higher, and have a
Davis, CA 95616 minimum combined MCAT score of 15.
Health Pathways, Volume 24, No. 17 Page 3
Duration: Eleven months—Two pate in research projects and volunteer University of California,
sessions. clinics. Special workshops and San Francisco School
Session #1: June 25-Aug. 18, 2002. counseling. Participants must secure of Dentistry
Session #2: during the 2002-2003 own housing. The student will be Postbaccalaureate Program
academic year. required to reside in San Diego for Description: Program provides
Deadline: Rolling basis. Will be program duration. students assistance with gaining
reviewed through June 30, 2002. Duration: Nine months. acceptance into dental schools by
Contact: (310) 825-3575 Contact: (858) 534-4170 enrolling them in a rigorous summer
Elizabeth Guerrero, MPH Saundra Kirk, MS, Director and fall curriculum, focusing on
Director, UCLA RAP HCOP Student preparing for the Dental Admission
Office of Academic Enrichment and Outreach Test (DAT) and upper division science
Outreach UCSD, School of courses. Students will also enhance
13-154 CHS Medicine their test taking skills and develop
Box 956990 Date Building, learning strategies by participation in
UCLA School of Medicine Room 105 specially designed seminars and
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6990 9500 Gillman Dr. workshops. Students will also observe
www.medstudent.ucla.edu/osss #0655 and participate in the UCSF School of
La Jolla, CA Dentistry’s programs and clinics.
92093-0655 Eligibility: Completion of an under-
University of California, San graduate degree from an accredited
Diego School of Medicine college or university; legal resident of
Re-applicant Summer Course (RSC) University of California, San California; minimum 2.6 (overall) and 2.4
Phase I Postbaccalaureate program Francisco School of Medicine science GPA; minimum DAT scores of
Description: Students also participate Postbaccalaureate Re-applicant 14 (PAT/ACD); documented evidence
in fall component, enrolling in UCSD Program of academically or economically
science courses. Extensive mock Description: Designed to help individu- disadvantaged backgrounds; demon-
interviews videotaped with UCSD als increase their chances of gaining strated interest in working with
School of Medicine Admissions admission to medical school by offering underserved communities or in
Committee members, intensive MCAT intensive MCAT review, assistance communities with limited access to
preparation, counseling, reapplicant with medical school application, science oral health care; preference will be
strategies, and learning skills special- courses, seminars on health care issues given to students who were granted an
ists. Special health-issues workshops. in underserved communities, and interview by a dental school. The
Stipend and housing for eight weeks. individual counseling. Workshop to program covers the cost of summer
Eligibility (for RSC and Postbac): enhance skills in critical thinking, verbal housing and provides a small stipend
Economically/educationally disadvan- reasoning, time management, and stress to participants.
taged student; California resident and management techniques. A modest Duration: Entering summer (eight
U.S. citizen or permanent resident. stipend will be offered to each partici- weeks) plus three academic quarters or
Bachelor’s degree; already applied to pant in the summer to assist with meals two semesters.
medical school and received interview; and incidental expenses. Deadline: Rolling basis. Applications
taken MCAT; completed one year Eligibility: Have a 2.93 GPA or higher, will be reviewed until all 15 spots are
chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, minimum combined MCAT score of 15 filled.
biology, and math; minimum 2.7 (minimum of five on each section); be a Contact: (415) 476-2712
science GPA; and proven commitment legal resident of California; have Dr. Harvey Brody
to serve health care needs of completed an undergraduate degree or Associate Director
underserved communities. higher from an accredited U.S. college UCSF School of Dentistry,
Duration: Eight weeks. or university; have been previously Postbaccalaureate Program
Deadline: June 1, 2002 unsuccessful in gaining admission to Box 0430
Phase II Postbaccalaureate Program medical school in the U.S.; and be San Francisco, CA 94143
Description: Extension of Reapplicant considered disadvantaged.
Summer Course, enrollment at UCSD Duration: 11 months.
for academic year is Phase II of the Contact: (415) 476-5348
Postbaccalaureate Program. Under- Postbaccalaureate Re-applicant
graduate science courses (primarily Program
upper division) to strengthen science UCSF School of Medicine
profile. Course tutoring and reading Office of Extramural Academic Programs
and writing skills specialists available. 1855 Folsom St., Box 0409
Clinical skills. Opportunity to partici- San Francisco, CA 94143-0409
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Description: Full-time work, under-
Agnes Scott College fields. One option will allow qualified graduate sciences. Provisional early
Postbaccalaureate students to take graduate courses with school admissions option for well-
Premedical Program the possibility of working toward a prepared students. Limited scholar-
Description: Designed for women master’s degree in public health or ships. Strong advising; excellent
who have completed a baccalaureate health care administration. Standard medical school acceptance rates.
degree in a field other than science at a financial aid is available. Eligibility: Career change; bachelor’s
regionally accredited college or Eligibility: Students who lack prerequi- degree; neither previously applied to
university. Minimum of a 2.8 under- sites basic to medicine. medical school nor taken premed
graduate grade point average required Duration: Depends on the needs and courses, minimum 3.0 GPA.
for admittance into program. Previous interests of the individual student. Duration: One academic year, one to
experience in a medical setting, either Deadline: Students may apply at any two summers.
as a volunteer or professional is time consistent with the university Deadline: Rolling admissions; final
desired. Students are subject to all application procedures and start at the deadline; June 1 of application year.
regulations in the current Agnes Scott beginning of any semester. Contact: (610) 526-7350
College Catalog. Students can earn a Contact: (912) 927-5279 Jodi Bergman Domsky, Asst. Dean
certificate upon completion of mini- Henry E. Harris Health Professions Advising Office
mum 32 hours of laboratory science Armstrong Atlantic State College Bryn Mawr College
and a non-credit co-curricular seminar College of Arts and Sciences 101 North Merion Ave.
on various health-related topics. Savannah, GA 31419-1997 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Resident hall housing is not available www.brynmawr.edu/admins/postbac
for postbaccalaureate students. Some Assumption College
college housing may be available on a Postbaccalaureate Certificate Columbia University
limited basis for rental. Contact Program Postbaccalaureate Premedical
college for specific fees and require- Description: Postbaccalaureate Program
ments. certificate undergraduate course Description: Program seeks to attract
Eligibility: Open to all students who preparation for professional students who did not prepare for
meet requirements. schools in health fields. medical school as undergraduates or
Deadline: April 1, 2002 Eligibility: Students who have not for careers in veterinary medicine,
Contact: (404) 471-6361 majored in one of the natural sciences. dentistry, physical therapy, osteo-
fax: (404) 471-6083 Contact: (508) 767-7293 pathic medicine, and physician
Lerita Coleman Brown Allan Barnitt assisting. Financial aid is available
Associate Dean of the College/ Assumption College from student loans and private
Professor of Psychology bankers; some money provided by the
Division of Natural Sciences
Agnes Scott College university. An active student pre-
Worcester, MA 01615-000 medical association sponsors support
Office of the Dean of College
programs and social activities.
141 East College Avenue Avila College Admission linkage agreements with
Atlanta/Decatur, GA 30030-3797 Postbaccalaureate Premedical seven medical schools: Brown,
Program SUNY/Stony Brook, Trinity/Dublin,
Armstrong Atlantic State Description: Designed to prepare Brooklyn, MCP/Hahnemann, Temple,
College students with a minimal science and Jefferson.
Postbaccalaureate Program background to apply to medical school. Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree,
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a record of
Description: Allows students many
minimum 3.0 GPA. academic accomplishment.
options to meet their needs and Duration: Two years full-time or
Duration: Two years or less.
interests. Students may take under- Deadline: June 3, 2002 flexible part-time start.
graduate courses to complete pre- Contact: (816) 501-3655 Deadline: Rolling admissions
medical requirements, review course e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: (212) 854-2772
materials as preparation for the Dr. C. Larry Sullivan, Chairperson Thea L. Volpe, PhD, Director
Medical College Admission Test Avila College Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
(MCAT), complete a second under- Department of Natural and Allied Columbia University
graduate degree, or for general Health Sciences and Mathematics 2970 Broadway, MC 4101
interest. Students may engage in 11901 Wornall Road New York, NY 10027
medical internships and/or do volun- Kansas City, MO 64145 www.columbia.edu/cu/gs/postbacc
teer work to gain experience in medical
Health Pathways, Volume 24, No. 17 Page 5
Duquesne University Duration: One full calendar year. Harvard University
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Deadline: Rolling admissions Extension School
Program Contact: (800) 414-3437 Health Careers Program
Description: Designed for both Liza Thompson Description: Pursuit of
students with a non-science back- Program Director postbaccalaureate premedical require-
ground (career changers) and those Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program ments in supportive setting.
with a science background (enhance- Goucher College Eligibility: Application with $100 fee
ment program). The curriculum is 1021 Dulaney Valley Road and transcripts. Applicant sponsorship
individually designed based upon the Baltimore, MD 21204-2794 based on grades in program.
student’s academic background. Duration: Two years, part-time.
Linkage agreements exist with Temple Deadline: Rolling admissions
Harvard Medical School
University School of Medicine, and the Contact: (617) 495-2926
Visiting Clerkship Program
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Dr. William Fixsen or Owen Peterson
Description: Health Careers Program
Medicine. The linkage agreements
To increase the Harvard University Extension School
allow students to matriculate into
medical 51 Brattle Street
medical school a year earlier than
student’s Cambridge, MA 02138
normal by omitting the “glide year.”
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA; 1100
SAT score, or 26 ACT score; two
in academic Immaculata College
faculty letters of recommendation;
medicine, Postbaccalaureate Program
personal statement; and interview at
consideration Description: Offers a nondegree
of academic program of study for highly capable
Duration: One to two years, based on
training college graduates who wish to prepare
student’s academic history and
programs for for application to medical school or to
performance within the program.
internship and graduate programs in allied health
Deadline: October 15, 2001 for Spring
residency and to especially increase fields. Program is designed for
admission; April 30, 2002 for Fall.
the number of under represented students who did not complete courses
Contact: (412) 396-6335
minority students applying to Harvard required for admission to medical
fax: (412) 396-5587
Medical School-affiliated hospital schools or to graduate programs in
Kenneth Boyd, PhD, Director
training programs. allied health fields.
Eligibility: Enrolls fourth-year medical Duration: One to two years.
Catherine Dvorak, Assistant Director
students, particularly African- Contact: (610) 647-4400, ext.3273
American, Native American/Alaska e-mail: email@example.com
Native and Hispanic American Dr. Susan Cronin, IHM, PhD.
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
students attending accredited U.S. Immaculata College
B101 Bayer Learning Center
medical schools and in good standing. Box 650
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0300
Students in the last quarter of their Immaculata, PA 19345
third year, who have completed core
Goucher College clerkships in medicine, surgery,
pediatrics and obstetrics are also New York University
eligible. Postbaccalaureate Program
Duration: Four weeks Description: Designed for students
Description: Full-time, one-year
Deadline: Rolling Admission with non-science backgrounds inter-
program in undergraduate premedical
Contact: (617) 432-4422 ested in pursuing a career in medicine.
sciences. Curriculum includes two
Jeanette Catherwood Part-time; no degree; on-campus
semesters each of general chemistry,
Project Coordinator housing not encouraged; not remedial
physics, organic chemistry, and
Visiting Clerkship Program or designed to enhance records for
biology. Designed for non-science
Harvard Medical School undergraduate. Minimum four-course
majors. Financial aid is available.
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor completion for medical school letter of
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree, never
Boston, MA 02115 recommendation from NYU. Extensive
previously applied to medical school,
e-mail: evaluation process.
or taken the MCAT. Competitive
firstname.lastname@example.org Eligibility: 3.0 minimum GPA.
undergraduate record. SAT or GRE
Bachelor’s degree from accredited
scores, two letters of recommendation,
school or foreign equivalent. Tran-
scripts, statement of purpose explain-
ing reasons for career change, and
other motivating factors.
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Planning for California’s Health Care Future
H C T P Health Careers Training Program July 2001
The well kept secret
Solving the Laboratory Personnel Shortage
There is a definite need for a pass a licensing examination
cohesive academic infrastructure approved by the California Depart- · There will be an
that couples with industry to ment of Health Services before estimated nine to ten
provide educated and trained practicing as clinical laboratory thousand vacancies in
personnel to perform clinical scientists (CLS) in this state. laboratory personnel
laboratory testing. In fact, the in the State of Califor-
nation needs such a foundation to The California Association for nia over the next
Medical Laboratory seven years.
Technology (CAMLT), · California only gains
a nonprofit, profes- approximately 200
sional organization, licensed lab techs per
began an outreach year.
program in January of
this year to form a · Recognition of the
shortage outside the
consortium to address profession has been
the shortage of labora- virtually nonexistent.
CAMLT has taken a
multi-pronged approach community meetings. The core
to stabilizing and group includes representatives from
providing steady state three California State University
entry into the laboratory campuses, a community college
Above: Two lab technicians supervise a patient during occupations as needs Regional Health Occupations
a routine test.
arise. Areas included in Resource Center, the Department
the strategy are educa- of Health and Human Services,
fill the near 100,000 positions tion, training, legislative advocacy, Hospital Council of Northern and
expected to become available by public awareness, networking of Central California, the Engineers
the year 2008. The California resources, “return to community” and Scientists of California, the
share of that shortage is estimated programs, and integration with the California Department of Health
to be nine or ten thousand vacan- regulatory process. The CAMLT Laboratory Fields Services , and
cies for laboratory personnel for outreach effort began with state- some regional laboratory manag-
the same time frame. California wide community meetings that ers.
currently acquires about 200 newly were well attended. A core
licensed laboratorians per year. consortium working group was
Only about 50 of those are Califor- formed from participants in the
nia educated and trained. All must (see Shortage on page 9)
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H C T P
As part of the Health Careers Training Program’s attempt to provide you with information regarding allied health
occupations, each issue will focus on at least one allied health profession, and will include specific information regard-
ing: job duties, working conditions, employment trends, salaries, entrance requirements, and advancement opportuni-
Clinical Laboratory Scientists
THE JOB disciplines such as hematology, category is under consideration by
blood banking, chemistry, toxi- the California Department of
Clinical laboratory scientists, also cology, microbiology, immunol- Health Services.
known as medical technologists, ogy, molecular biology, parasitol-
are licensed health care profession- ogy, and virology. EMPLOYMENT
als who perform laboratory analy- OUTLOOK
sis on specimens collected from Clinical laboratory scientists
patients. work in a variety of settings. Shortages similar to those facing
Those sites include hospital and the nursing profession, also
Clinical laboratory science is research laboratories, large challenge laboratory personnel.
where basic laboratory science reference laboratories and small The National Bureau of Labor
meets the practice of medicine. physician’s office laboratories, and Statistics projects national
Practitioners are educated, public health laboratories, veteri- shortfalls of 93,000 laboratory
skilled individuals who primarily nary laboratories, food laborato- workers by the year 2008. This
perform clinical laboratory tests ries, biotech laboratories, foren- includes 53,000 new jobs and
on patient samples such as blood, sic, and pharmaceutical laborato- 40,000 vacancies due to retire-
urine, and other body fluids. ries to name a few. In many ment or leaving the profession
This testing is a critical part of settings, they perform thousands for other reasons. The California
health care as the results ob- of different tests in high pressure portion of that shortage is ex-
tained by the laboratory tests are environments using appropriate pected to be between five and ten
a vital and fundamental tool for methodologies and high stan- thousand positions for the same
physicians in their diagnosis, dards of quality to obtain accu- time period.
treatment, and prevention of rate, reliable results that may
disease. Successful clinical mean the difference between life Many facilities have positions
laboratory scientists (CLS) are and death. they are unable to fill and hiring
individuals who enjoy studying bonuses are being offered across
the biological, chemical, and Clinical laboratory scientists are the country.
physical sciences and applying educated and trained to be
scientific methods to the diagno- involved in every step of clinical The growing patient base, due to
sis and evaluation of disease. laboratory testing. The CLS can population aging, affects the
draw blood, process specimens, laboratory professions just as it
Clinical laboratory scientists and assist physicians in interpret- does other healthcare profes-
perform a wide range of labora- ing results in addition to actually sions.
tory tests, from matching donor performing the testing. How-
blood with the blood of a patient ever, especially in large labora- WAGES, HOURS AND
who needs a transfusion, or tory settings, other personnel FRINGE BENEFITS
matching organs for transplant, assist in collection and process-
to identifying abnormal cells in ing as well as some limited Wages for clinical laboratory
leukemias and cancers or finding testing. Those other personnel scientists in California vary by
the cause of a bleeding disorder. include phlebotomists, laboratory geographical region. Wages are
CLS’s screen specimens for assistants, and potentially, medi- slightly higher in some areas and
drugs and genetic anomalies. cal laboratory technologists under some union agreements.
They also test for pregnancy and (MLT). MLT’s are not yet Wages vary somewhat by facility,
paternity. CLS’s function as included as licensed, testing also. Laboratory testing is con-
generalists or as specialists in personnel in California, but the ducted 24 hours a day, seven days
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S TATE OF C ALIFORNIA
a week, 365 days of the year in ADVANCEMENT Governor
many facilities and the laboratories Gray Davis
are staffed accordingly. The day is Representative career choices for
usually divided into three shifts. students passing the clinical C ALIFORNIA H EALTH AND H UMAN
Most facilities require coverage of laboratory scientist licensing S ERVICES AGENCY
weekends and holidays. Full-time examination include clinical and Grantland Johnson
and part- time positions are avail- hospital laboratories, medical
able. diagnostic laboratories, pharma- O FFICE OF S TATEWIDE H EALTH PLANNING
ceutical laboratories, veterinary AND DEVELOPMENT
Fringe benefits often include paid laboratories, food science set- Director
vacation and holidays, sick leave, tings, medical research, biotech- David M. Carlisle, M.D., Ph.D.
and health and dental insurance. nology, molecular biology, H EALTH C ARE W ORKFORCE AND
laboratory management, techni- C OMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
ENTRANCE AND TRAINING cal support and sales of medical Acting Deputy Director
REQUIREMENTS equipment and diagnostic instru- Brian Desmarais, M.P.A., R.N.
mentation, public health, teach- H EALTH C AREERS TRAINING PROGRAM
Licensed clinical laboratory ing, and graduate or medical Lead Project Coordinator
scientists have, at minimum, school. Clinical laboratory B. Glen Varner
baccalaureate degrees that scientists often move up through Phone: (916) 653-0283
include significant course work the management ranks or make e-mail: email@example.com
in chemistry and the biological alternative career choices that
sciences. Most have additional rely on the knowledge and skills Garth Fryer
course work in virology, parasi- gathered in becoming and work- Ph: (916) 654-1247
tology, anatomy, and physics. ing as a clinical laboratory e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to become a licensed Project Coordinator
clinical laboratory scientist, the FINDING THE JOB Phone: (916) 651-6223
individual must complete a training e-mail: email@example.com
program in a California Department Employers recruit primarily
of Health Services approved through human resource listings Project Coordinator
clinical laboratory and pass the at individual facilities. Classified Anita McDaniel
State of California licensure exami- advertisements in newspapers, in Phone: (916) 654-2888
nation. The training programs are scientific and medical journals, and
generally 12 months in length. on Web sites is common. The Student Assistant
Many students also sit for one or CAMLT Web site Ryan Nagle
more national certifying examina- (www.camlt.org) lists many state- Phone: (916) 654-2754
tions which qualifies them to work wide professional opportunities e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
in states other than California. also. Health Care Workforce and Community
Health Careers Training Project
(Shortage from page 7) 1600 Ninth St., Room 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
The overall goal of CAMLT’s Personnel Shortage Initiative is to help Fax: (916) 654-3138
design and support the infrastructure that will bring new blood to the
laboratory professions and will keep qualified people in those profes- The Health Careers Training Project insert is
published four times a year as part of the Health
sions. The intent is to set up a model program that interfaces undergradu- Pathways Newsletter. HCTP is designed to help
ate and postgraduate education and training with industry needs. Essen- promote both public and private-sector collaborates
tial components of the outreach program are recruitment beginning at the that identify and develop health career training
K-12 level, targeting of untapped diversity pools, and the return of resources, funding resources and jobs for the
educated and trained personnel to communities in need. unemployed, targeted layoffs, and dislocated
workers. These partnership efforts help meet
Source: Jane Bruner, President of the California Association for Medical Laboratory today’s workforce demands of California’s
Technology. 1895 Mowry Ave. Ste. 112, Fremont, CA 94538.E-mail: healthcare industry.
email@example.com. Editor: Andrea Alvarez
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(continued from page 6) prepare for admission to medical, Contact: (908) 932-7234
Duration: One to two years. dental, optometry, podiatry, veterinary, Dr. Victoria C. Ukachukwu
Deadline: December 1, 2001, for physical therapy or an allied health Director of Special Programs
Spring; May 1, 2002, for Summer; school. Schedules are flexible — Rutgers, State University of New
August 1, 2002, for Fall student may enroll as either Jersey
Contact: (212) 998-8160 a full-time or part-time student and University College — New Brunswick
fax: (212) 995-4549 attend either regular daytime or 35 College Avenue
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org evening classes. In-state tuition $274/ New Brunswick, NJ 08901
New York University credit, out-of-state tuition $588/credit
College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2001.
Preprofessional Advisement Office Eligibility: Students with majors in Southern Illinois University
100 Washington Square East areas other than a life science; Carbondale (SIUC)
Rm. 901 Main Bldg. minimum 3.0 GPA; SAT of 1100 or Medical/Dental Education Prep-
New York, NY 10003-6688 better. aratory Program (MEDPREP)
Duration: 15-24 months. Program Description: Assistance in admission
consists of 38 credits of prerequisite to and preparing for medical/dental
Ohio University College of school; MCAT prep; enrichment in
science courses that can be completed
Osteopathic Medicine biology, chemistry, physics, math,
in two semesters and two summer
Postbaccalaureate Program reasoning in reading and writing,
sessions or in four semesters.
Description: Students complete upper study skills; counseling. MEDPREP
Deadline: October 15 for Spring
level science courses and learning advisor helps develop academic plan
semester; April 15 for Summer semes-
activities as defined in individual tailored to needs, including university
ter; June 15 for Fall.
learning contracts. Each student will and MEDPREP courses. Course
Contact: (800) 778-8632
take courses in biochemistry, credits; no degree given. Tuition rates
physiology, anatomy, and/or other as for SIUC; some tuition scholar-
Mildred Rodriguez, PhD, Director
biological sciences. Tutoring services ships. Standard financial aid process
Postbaccalaureate Premed Program
and survival skills workshops will be (loans). No application fee for
Pennsylvania State University
available. Financial aid is available in program.
213 Whitmore Laboratory
the form of tuition waivers. Eligibility: 2.0 total GPA, 2.0 math/
University Park, PA 16802-6101
Eligibility: Students must have science GPA; U.S. citizen or perma-
applied to the Ohio University College nent resident. All HCOP program
of Osteopathic Medicine and have Rutgers, The State University participants must be from an educa-
been interviewed, completed a of New Jersey, University tionally or economically disadvantaged
Bachelor’s degree with minimum College — New Brunswick background.
courses requirements for admission, Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Duration: Two years (individualized).
taken the MCAT, and be a citizen or Program Deadline: February 1, 2002 for June
permanent resident of the U.S. Description: Preparation for applica- 2002 entry.
Duration: Eleven months. tion to medical and other health Contact: (618) 536-6671
Contact: (740) 593-2365 professional schools in a supportive fax: (618) 453-1919
fax: (740) 593-0892 environment. Program also serves e-mail: Vfelts@siumed.edu
Joni Schaller students who wish to improve their Vera Felts, Admissions Coordinator
Interim Director GPA. Students have an opportunity to MEDPREP, School of Medicine
Ohio University take courses taught by distinguished Southern Illinois University
College of Osteopathic Medicine New Brunswick faculty with Carbondale, IL 62901-4323
Grosvenor Hall 030 www.som.siu.edu/medprep
undergrad students. Intensive MCAT
Athens, OH 45701 preparation for April and August
exams. Advising, counseling, and Townson University
Pennsylvania State University health careers workshops. Postbaccalaureate Premedical
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any Program
Program field from an accredited institution with Description: Not remedial. For the
Description: Offers a 15-month a minimum 3.0 GPA. Send application outstanding pre-professional who has
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certifi- with a $50.00 fee and transcripts. not submitted an application to
cate Program at the University Park Duration: One to two years. medical/dental school or taken the
campus. Program is for academically Deadline: Rolling admissions. MCAT, DAT. Science courses for
talented, highly motivated college admission to U.S. medical, dental
graduates who do not have a science schools. Small classes, labs. Flexible
background but who now wish to curriculum.
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Eligibility: Non-science or science University of Miami Contact: (336) 256-0071
major; did not take courses for Coral Gables Robert E. Cannon, Chairman
admission to preprofessional school; Postbaccalaureate Program Premedical Advisory Committee
accredited bachelor’s degree; prepar- Description: Program A: Career Department of Biology
ing for admission to professional Changers. Program B: Completed P.O. Box 26174
school; for medical school, minimum premedical preparation. No degree UNC Greensboro
undergraduate 3.4 GPA; dental, given. Graduate and undergraduate Greensboro, NC 27402-6174
minimum 3.0 GPA. courses. Individual advisement. Full
Duration: One calendar year (sum- facilities and support services. Wake Forest University
mer, fall and spring academic ses- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree; School of Medicine
sions). Additional semesters are minimum undergraduate 3.3 GPA in Postbaccalaureate
optional. junior, senior years. For retention, Development Program
Deadline: Rolling admissions. Final maintain 3.5 GPA with minimum 12 Description: Organic Chemistry I and
deadline is March 1, 2002. credits/semester. II, Biochemistry, Human Gross
Contact: (410) 830-3042 Duration: Program A: One year plus Anatomy, three advanced biology
e-mail: email@example.com one summer. Program B: One year. courses. Study Skills and problem-
Frank R. Milio, Professor and Direc- Deadline: Varies. Rolling admissions. solving workshops. Tuition waived.
tor, Pre-Professional Programs Contact: (305) 284-5176 Student is responsible for own living
c/o Department of Biological Sciences Deborah Paris expenses.
Townson University Director of Premedical Studies and Eligibility: Underrepresented minor-
Townson, MD 21252-0001 Postbaccalaureate Program. ity/disadvantaged students; accredited
University of Miami, Coral Gables undergraduate degree; 2.5 GPA or
University of Connecticut College of Arts and Sciences higher; MCAT mean of seven on
(UCONN) P.O. Box 248004 verbal reasoning, physical science, and
At Storrs/School of Medicine Coral Gables, FL 33124 biological science; N on writing
Postbaccalaureate Program sample.
Description: University of North Carolina, Duration: One year.
Program A: Designed for students who Greensboro Deadline: February 15, 2002
have little or no science preparation. Premedical/Predental Contact: (336) 716-4271
Program B: Designed for students who Postbaccalaureate Program Catrina Goodwin Murphy
have completed the college science Description: Designed for students Student Services
prerequisites. A separate summer-to- who did not take the required courses Office of Minority Affairs
summer Health Career Opportunity to enter medical or dental school as Wake Forest University
Program is linked to Program B. undergraduates, but who have decided School of Medicine
Eligibility: Completed baccalaureate to make a career change. Prepares Medical Center Blvd.
degree program from an accredited students to take the MCAT or the DAT. Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1037
college or university; admitted Program is for students with either no
students usually have at least a B+/B- science background or just have a few
average. For retention, must carry courses to complete.
minimum 15 credits and maintain at Duration: 12 months.
least B+ average each semester.
Duration: Program A: Two years.
Program B: One year. Health Career
Opportunity Program: summer-to-
Deadline: June 15 for Fall; November San Diego State University semester. Must submit an application;
1 for Spring; Health Career Opportu- Collegiate Union for Health Related students are evaluated by an Advisory
nity Program: May 1. Education (CUHRE) Board of faculty.
Contact: (860) 679-3874 Description: Offers complete program Eligibility: Acceptance at SDSU for
fax: (860) 679-1282 of assistance to help student succeed in the following or current semester;
Keat Sanford, PhD, Director entering a professional school in your demonstrate potential and interest in
Postbaccalaureate Program chosen field. Enrichment instruction pursuing a degree in medicine,
UCONN Health Center, SOM in math and all premedical science dentistry, veterinary medicine, or
263 Farmington Avenue coursework; student and health physician assistance; a high school or
Farmington, CT 06030-1905 professional mentors; peer and college science and overall 2.5 GPA or
professional advising. $15.00 dues per better; U.S. citizen or permanent
Health Pathways, Volume 24, No. 17 Page 11
Contact: (619) 308-4242 Additional Features and Benefits: background, motivation for health
Dr. Cynthia Lewis Weekly clinical shadowing with career, and what you anticipate
Advisor to CUHRE Stanford physicians, emergency room accomplishing in PREP.
10464 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. rotations, personal academic advising, Duration: Eight weeks;
PMB #171 mock medical school interviews, and June 26-August 18, 2002.
San Diego State University research presentations. Deadline: March 16, 2002
San Diego, CA 92124 Enrollment: 25 college sophomores Contact: (310) 825-3575
Duration: June 23 - August 2, 2002 Elizabeth Guerrero, MPH
San Jose State University Deadline: March 1, 2002 Director of UCLA PREP
HCOP Summer Enrichment Program Contact: (650) 498-4003 Office of Academic Enrichment
Description: Preparatory courses fax: (650) 725-5538 and Outreach
available for undergraduate students Kathryn Fitzgerald 13-154 CHS
interested in an allied health profes- Associate Director, HCOP Box 956990
sion. Meet with community health Stanford University UCLA School of Medicine
educators, health administrators, School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA 90095-6990
dieticians, occupational therapists, Center of Excellence
experts in movement science, and 851 Welch Road, Room 115
Palo Alto, CA 94304-5740
University of California,
recreation therapists. Preparatory San Fransisco
courses offered in biostatistics, health School of Dentistry
promotion, advanced physiology, University of California, Undergraduate Mentorship Program
technical writing, epidemiology, Los Angeles Description: The UMP is designed to
computer training, public speaking, School of Medicine enrich the academic backgrounds of
and survival skills. Premedical Enrichment Program undergraduate students from minority
Eligibility: Must be admitted to San (PREP) and disadvantaged backgrounds who
Jose State University for Fall 2002 and Description: PREP aims to provide have an interest in pursuing a dental
be a sophomore or junior. premedical and predental students education. Students are enrolled in a
Duration: June 17, 2002-July 28, from disadvantaged backgrounds with series of classes designed to increase
2002. a means of strengthening their ability their knowledge and familiarity of the
Deadline: May 3, 2002 and readiness to study medicine/ Dental Admission Test (DAT). Stu-
Contact: (408) 924-2911 dentistry. dents also participate in clinical and
Veronica Giles Two Tier Program: research laboratory experiences that
Program Coordinator Tier #1: Scientific problem solving, will give them a better understanding
San Jose State University analytical skills development, small of the dental profession and oral health
College of Applied Sciences and Arts group problem-based learning, clinical issues. The program covers the cost of
One Washington Square preceptorships, research of patient case housing and transportation to and from
San Jose, CA 95192-0049 histories, self-development workshops, the UCSF campus. Students also
networking, counseling, and medical receive a small stipend.
Stanford School of Medicine student mentoring. Stipend if 50+ Eligibility: Must have completed two
HCOP Summer Enrichment Program miles. Housing not provided. years of undergraduate education;
Description: Stanford Health Careers Tier #2: MCAT preparation, scientific completion of biology and general
Opportunity Program (HCOP) is an problem solving, analytical skills chemistry; transcripts; three letters of
innovative six- week enrichment development, small group directed recommendation; biographical sketch
program that promotes and provides an study, self-development workshops, highlighting past experiences and
academic learning environment for counseling, and medical student future goals.
talented minority and disadvantaged mentoring. Stipend if 50+ miles. Duration: Seven weeks, from mid-June
college sophomores who seek a career Housing not provided. until the first week of August.
in medicine, medical research, and Eligibility: Disadvantaged students. Deadline: March 1, 2002 (please
minority health issues. The program Tier # 1: One-year college chemistry or request an application by January 15,
offers both research and clinical biology. 2.5 GPA minimum. Tier #2: 2002).
experiences in addition to MCAT Minimum one year college biology, Contact: (415) 476-2671
review, mentoring by Stanford medical chemistry, math (pref. calculus), two fax: (415) 476-4226
students, and workshops in medical quarters/one semester of physics, Dr. Charles Alexander
school admissions. Weekend cultural minimum 2.8 GPA in the sciences. Associate Dean of Student Affairs
activities are available. Transportation, Official transcripts; recommendation UCSF School of Dentistry
housing, and meals are provided. from science professor and premed 513 Parnassus Avenue, S-630
advisor/employer; two-page essay on San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
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University of Southern high school prior to admission. Must calculus; basic computer skills, chosen
California School of Medicine be first-year freshmen student accepted field of study related to health policy or
HePP — Consortium for Health to four-year program. Advancement to health services research (preferred but
Professional Preparation Year II upon successful completion of not required).
Description: Year I: College chemis- Year I. Continuation contingent upon Duration: 10 weeks
try, biology, introduction to mathemat- satisfactory progress. Contact: (617) 432-4422
ics or calculus. Year II: Physics, Duration: Six weeks. e-mail:
organic chemistry, calculus. Year III: Contact: (323) 442-1050 Jeanett_catherwood@hms.harvard.edu
Clinicals, writing, medical ethics, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanette Catherwood
MCAT preparation. Invited speakers Althea Alexander, Asst. Dean Project Coordinator
discuss disciplines, Q&A sessions. Minority Student Affairs Health Policy Summer Program
Housing and meals provided. Office of Diversity 164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Eligibility: Year 1: Graduation from 1333 San Pablo Street, MCH 51-C Boston, MA 02115
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Harvard Medical School
Summer Honors Undergraduate
Description: Summer Research
Baylor College of Medicine/ nontraditional, and minority students program. Lab research in variety of
Rice University who have completed biology, chemis- topics supplemented with student
try, and physics. Must be a resident of research discussion seminars and
Honors Premedical Academy
North Carolina. Duration: Eight-week career development series. Housing,
Description: Participate in clinic/lab, travel to program, health insurance, min
communications course, gross summer session.
$1100/month stipend, and two meals/
anatomy. Deadline: March 4, 2002
Eligibility: One year college (qualified Contact: (919) 816-2500 Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent
postbaccalaureate applicants also Academic Support & Counseling Ctr. visa status; entering junior or senior
eligible); U.S. citizen or permanent Brody School of Medicine at East year in college; previous research
resident: 3.0 GPA overall, 2.75 GPA in Carolina University experience; personal statement of
sciences; SAT of 950 or more, or ACT Brody Medical Sciences science interest and goals; two letters
of 20 or more. Building 2N64 of recommendation; transcript; one
Duration: Six weeks. Greenville, NC 27858-4354 page application form.
Duration: Ten weeks; mid-June to mid-
Deadline: March 1, 2002
Contact: (800) 798-8244 Deadline: February 1, 2002
e-mail: email@example.com Harvard Medical School
Health Policy Summer Program Contact: (617) 432-4980 or
Elizabeth Lopez, Program Coordinator (800) 367-9019 #2
Center for Educational Outreach Description: A 10-week mentored
Baylor College of Medicine summer research experience with
Jocelyn Spragg, PhD, EdM,
1709 Dryden, Suite 534 senior Harvard faculty in the areas of Faculty Director, Minority
Houston, TX 77030 health service or health policy Programs
research, provided at Harvard or Mara Edmondson, Staff Assistant
University and coordinated through the Division of Medical Science
East Carolina University Minority Faculty Development Harvard Medical School
Summer Program for Future Doctors Program (MFDP) of the Harvard 260 Longwood Avenue, Rm. 432
Description: Program offers an Medical School (HMS) Office for Boston, MA 02115
academic curriculum of medical Faculty Development and Diversity www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity
studies that include cardiovascular and the Harvard University PhD
sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience, Program in Health Policy. Marquette University, School
learning skills, and introduction to the Eligibility: Junior or senior of Dentistry/Physical Therapy
medical environment. Exposes baccalaureate student in good standing Program
students to the style, format, and and attending a MARC-Funded Summer Science Enrichment
content of the Medical College institution; enrolled in a Historically Program
Admissions Test (MCAT). Students Black College; Hispanic-Serving Description: The Health Careers
receive learning opportunities to Institution, or Tribal College; Opportunity Program (HCOP) offers
witness medicine in action, observe participated in HMS-MDFP-sponsored three summer programs. The Summer
procedures, and develop relationships programs, such as Project Success or Science Enrichment Program I (SSEP
with staff at primary care sites within Biomedical Science Careers Program; I) for high school students interested in
the community. minimum of one college course in the health care career fields; the
Eligibility: Open to disadvantaged,
Health Pathways, Volume 24, No. 17 Page 13
Summer Science Enrichment Program II New York University Medical Texas A&M University System
(SSEP II) for college students interested Center Health Science Center
in dentistry and physical therapy; and Minority Undergraduate Summer Community Relations
the Pre-Enrollment Support Program Research Program 1716 Briarcrest Drive Ste. 326
(PESP) for the incoming dental students Bryan, TX 77802
Description: Nine week multifaceted
and graduate physical therapy stu- program includes clinical and bio-
dents. All of these programs offer medical hands-on research. Partici- Tufts University
students courses in dental science, pants receive a $2,500 stipend, round- Sackler School of Graduate Bio-
physical therapy, biology, chemistry, trip transportation to program, and medical Sciences Summer Research
ACT/SAT review (SSEP I), and DAT student dormitory housing. Program for Undergraduate
review (for dental SSEP II students) and Eligibility: Competitive, mature, Minority Students
the opportunity to interact with highly motivated, well-qualified Description: Laboratory research in
students and practitioners in dentistry undergraduates with a strong interest the biomedical sciences, scientific
and physical therapy. Housing and in medicine or research, that have seminars, field trips, a research
transportation to and from Marquette completed their sophomore or junior symposium, and workshops on
are provided at no cost to the student. year. Applicants must have a strong medical school and graduate school
Eligibility: All students must be academic record, and have taken admission. Stipend support, housing,
financially or educationally disadvan- courses in chemistry, biology, and and travel money available.
taged. mathematics. Students of diverse Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent
SSEP I: Must be a rising high school backgrounds are encouraged to apply. resident that is an underrepresented
junior or senior with a minimum GPA Duration: Nine weeks. minority college student interested in
of 2.75 and have completed two classes Contact: (212) 263-8949 biomedical research. Transcript,
of biology and/or chemistry. Margaret Haynes, EdD, MPH letters of recommendation, and
SSEP II: All students must be return- Associate Dean application form required.
ing to undergraduate school in the fall. Office of Minority Affairs and Student Duration: Ten to twelve weeks.
Dental: Must be rising undergraduate Services Deadline: March 1, 2002
sophomore, junior, or senior with a New York University Contact: (617) 636-0995
minimum GPA of 1 2.5 and have School of Medicine e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
completed two semesters of biology 550 First Avenue, LH room 4-34-0 Cathy Samson
and chemistry. New York, NY 10016 Sackler School of Graduate
Physical Therapy: Non-Marquette Biomedical Sciences
University students must have a 136 Harrison Avenue
minimum 3.0 GPA and be rising
Texas A&M University Boston, MA 02111
undergraduate seniors with one
System Health Science www.tufts.edu/sackler/summer.html
semester of biology, two semesters of
Center College of Medicine
Bridge to Medicine Summer Program
chemistry and physics; two semesters University of Iowa
for Disadvantaged College Students
of english and literature (fiction, College of Medicine
Description: Intensive study in basic
poetry, etc.); two semesters of history; sciences, reading, writing, study skills. Introduction to Medical Education at
one semester of psychology, statistics Learn test-taking skills for MCAT. University of Iowa
and sociology, or anthropology. MCAT prep course, diagnostic, full Description: Introduction to medical
Duration: Seven weeks. length mock exam. Clinical curriculum and provision for personal
Deadline: April 4, 2002 preceptorships, counseling, mock and career development. Students
Contact: Dental: (414) 288-1533 or interviews, learning strategies receive instruction in the basic
(800) 445-5385, ext. 2 workshop, medical lectures, and sciences and exposure to medical
e-mail: Multi@Marquette.edu others. Meals, lodging. Provide own school study and test-taking strategies.
Office of Multicultural Affairs transportation. Stipend. No tuition is charged for the summer
Marquette University Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent program. A University grant covers
resident, 2.8 GPA, at least 60 hours
School of Dentistry, Rm. 145 living expenses and books.
undergraduate coursework, including
P.O. Box 1881 general biology with lab (eight hours), Eligibility: Open to all students
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 organic chemistry with lab (eight entering the University of Iowa
Physical Therapy: (414) 288-5505 hours), math (three hours), English College of Medicine. Limited enroll-
e-mail: Muhcop@Marquette.edu (three hours). ment.
Physical Therapy Program Duration: Eight weeks, Duration: Eight weeks.
Marquette University June/August 2002 Deadline: May 1, 2002
Health Careers Opportunity Program Deadline: March 2002 Contact: (319) 335-7641
Schroeder Complex, Room 349 Contact: (979) 862-4065 Virginia Woodard, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 1881 Thomas Bosquez, Curriculum Coordinator
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 Program Director
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University of Iowa Duration: Four weeks — residential. medical students who have background
College of Medicine Deadline: March 1, 2002 and educational experience similar to
124 Medicine Administration Building Contact: (508) 856-2707 or their own.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1101 (877) 395-3149 #2 Level 2: Designed for college junior or
fax: (508) 856-6540 senior students who are interested in a
University of Kansas e-mail: medical career. The program gives
School of Medicine email@example.com college students experience in a
Health Careers Pathways Program Isabel Feliciano, BA, BS research and hospital environment and
Description: The Health Careers Program Director helps students become more competi-
Pathways Program (HCPP) offers three University of tive candidates for medical school by
summer programs. The Health Massachusetts offering training for standardized tests
Sciences Enrichment Program I Medical School and interview situations.
(HSEI-I) is for graduating high school Office of Outreach Programs Eligibility: Students interested in a
seniors or college freshmen interested 55 Lake Ave., medical career. Completed application
in medicine; the Health Sciences Worcester, MA 01655 (call for application), two letters of
Enrichment Program II (HSEI-II) is recommendation, essay indicating
for college students who have com- reason for seeking the position, and
University of Michigan official transcript.
pleted college chemistry and biology,
School of Public Health Duration: Seven weeks during June/
and interested in medicine; and the
Summer Enrichment Program in July, 2002.
Pre-Admissions Program (PAP) offers
Health Administration Deadline: March 1, 2002
an MCAT review, shadowing physi-
Description: Paid internship Contact: (412) 648-8987
cians, mock interviews, and admis-
(professional health administration e-mail:
sions to medical school assistance.
position) in southeastern Michigan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: open to disadvantaged
health care organization. Field visits edu
to health care agencies, lectures, GRE/ Paula K. Davis
Duration: Eight-week summer
GMAT preparation course. Travel Assistant Dean of Minority Affairs
expenses; summer housing for students M-247 Scaife Hall
Deadline: March 16, 2002 or until all
from outside Detroit/Ann Arbor area. University of Pittsburgh
spaces are filled.
Eligibility: Students entering junior, School of Medicine
Contact: (913) 588-3088
senior college year; interest in health Pittsburgh, PA 15261
administration, health policy; 2.8 GPA
Associate Director University of Rochester
Duration: Eight weeks.
Health Careers Pathways Program School of Medicine & Den-
Deadline: March 5, 2001
Contact: (734) 936-3296
3901 Rainbow Boulevard Summer Research Fellowship
3007 Student Center (SURF) Program
Carmen Harrison, MA
Kansas City, KS 66160-7120 Description: Research experiences
Richard Lichtenstien, PhD
Department of Health Management with a faculty member engaged in
University of Massachusetts and Policy ongoing research. Weekly seminars,
Medical School School of Public Health II workshops, and opportunities for
Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) University of Michigan observation of clinical activities.
Description: Daily seminars on health Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029 Stipend $250/week. Free university
issues; study skills, time management, housing for participants.
and test-taking skills. Sessions on Eligibility: Completed at least two
MCAT, application process, AMCAS, University of Pittsburgh years of college. All applicants must
and financing medical education. School of Medicine have academic introduction to their
Dorm housing required and provided. Summer Premedical scientific field of interest.
Stipend. Academic Enrichment Program Duration: June/August, 2002.
Eligibility: Underrepresented and Description: Level 1: Designed for Contact: (716) 275-2175
economically disadvantaged students, entering college freshmen or rising Nathaniel Holmes
minimum eight hours of organic sophomores, for strengthening Director, Ethnic & Multicultural
chemistry and 30 hours college academic skills and building motiva- Affairs
curriculum. Massachusetts state tion. Program courses enhance University of Rochester
resident, and/or attending a college/ learning in science, writing skills, and School of Medicine and Dentistry
university in Massachusetts at time of public speaking. Provide opportunities 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 601
application. to interact regularly with doctors and Rochester, NY 14642
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HEALTH P ATHWAYS
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
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Californians Met the Energy Challenge This Summer;
Fall and Winter Will Test Our Commitment
Congratulations and thanks to every Californian who Energy saving Tips:
contributed to the state’s success in meeting the energy
challenge this summer! Your commitment to conservation Set your thermostat to 68 degrees
played a major role in preventing rolling blackouts. when you’re home and 55 degrees
at night, or off when you’re away.
This year, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
Development, and other state offices, significantly cut Use Your Appliances Wisely
--Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use.
electricity use from January through the end of August --To help prevent electricity outages, do not run large appliances
compared to the same period in 2000. For example, in between 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
monitoring 37 of the state’s largest office buildings covering --Do your laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting
nearly 12 million square feet, the Department of General for washing your clothes and always use cold water to rinse clothes.
Services has recorded an average 22.4 percent drop in --Conserve energy by running your dishwasher only when it is fully
electricity use. Despite hikes in utility rates, the state was loaded, and turn off the dry cycle to allow dishes to air dry instead.
still able to save more than $800,000 in cities such as Sacra- Inexpensive Energy Solutions
mento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Van --Choose Energy Star ® products. Purchase compact fluorescent light
Nuys, and Riverside. bulbs. They use a quarter of the energy and last five to ten times
longer than conventional light bulbs.
While the state has made extraordinary progress in bringing --Reduce your hot water temperature. Set your water heater to the
“normal” setting or 120 degrees unless the owner’s manual for your
new power generation on line, the threat of shortages remains dishwasher requires a higher setting.
real. Conservation, both now and for the long term, will --Replace furnace filters once a month. Dirty filters restrict airflow
continue to be an important part of the strategy to keep the and increase energy use. Keep your furnace clean, lubricated and
lights on. properly adjusted.
--Install low-flow showerheads. You’ll be surprised how much this
Fall and winter months present challenges just as tough as simple device can cut your hot water costs.
--Wrap your hot water tank with jacket insulation. If your water
the summer months. There are increased demands for power heater is gas, be sure to leave the air intake vent uncovered.
across the state for lighting, heating and other priorities. So
we cannot let our guard down just because the seasons have Eliminate Wasted Energy
changed. --Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms.
--Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they’re not in use.
--Close the damper on your fireplace when you’re not using it.
To the right are some practical cool weather tips from the Flex --Unplug that spare refrigerator in the garage if you don’t really need it.
Your Power website that will help all of us continue to save
power, save money and keep electricity flowing to all Check out www.flexyourpower.ca.gov for more information and
California communities. ways to save money!Health Pathways, Volume 24, No. 17