UCSD Healthbeat: Important Information & Resources


Welcome new freshmen and transfers! We are so excited you are here!

For those of you who are pre-health or pre-med, HEALTH BEAT is the centralized pre-health and pre-med advising resource at UC San Diego’s Career Center! We provide advising, strategic planning (i.e. timeline to med, pharmacy, dentistry, vet, etc. school, when to take the MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, etc.), the most up-to-date and relevant resources, signature events (e.g. Medical School Application Clinic and Health Professions Acceptance Celebration and Networking Event!), programming, and more! Please see below for important information about pre-health/pre-med resources, advising, and events. COME TO VIRTUAL ADVISING ASAP TO GO OVER YOUR PLAN AND DEVELOP A TIMELINE.  
Drop-in Advising Calendar (ALL new students MUST attend a group drop-in advising session during Week 1 prior to getting individual advising). See Calendar for dates and times (MTRF). *Please register in advance. You are NOT required to stay the entire time. You can stay as little or as long as you’d like.*  

Monday, October 5, 2020 1-2pm Zoom
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2-3pm Zoom
Thursday, October 8, 2020 10-11am Zoom
Friday, October 9, 2020 2-3pm Zoom  

Schedule an appointment on Handshake (juniors and seniors only)
For quick questions, email: healthbeat@ucsd.edu. For 1:1 advising for freshman and sophomores, please visit our drop in advising calendar after you attend a group advising session.
Pre-Health EVENTS Page: this is the centralized location for ALL pre-health events on campus.  

Upcoming Events:
Pre-Health Transfer Transition Seminar Oct. 8, 2020 6-8pm Zoom MUST Register. This will help all TRANSFERS maximize their two years and develop a strategic plan to be competitive applicants. Don’t miss this! Join TNT (Transfers and Non-Traditional Students for Health) – good leadership opportunity! Register in advance for this meeting

Health Beat Open House September 29, 2020 1:30-3:30 Zoom   Come learn more about HEALTH BEAT – our centralized pre-health advising service at UC San Diego’s Career Center! Meet your pre-health advisors as well as your pre-health community (e.g. Skaggs School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine Medical Students, pre-health student organizations) and learn about what we offer to help you become prepared for your health professional school and become competitive applicants!
Register in advance for this meeting

HMP3 (largest pre-health student org) General Body Meeting Week 0, Wednesday, Sept. 30 via Zoom Register in advance for this meeting
Website: healthbeat.ucsd.edu
Facebook.com/healthbeatucsd and instagram.com/healthbeat_ucsd: Don’t miss out on anything! For the latest updates on healthcare and volunteer opportunities, tutoring, advising, scholarships, and other resources, follow us!
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Experiential Opportunities Guidebook
Prehealth Opportunities During the Pandemic
Virtual Service Opportunities International Student Pre-Med Information Resources for DACA and Undocumented Pre-Med Student
Jessica Kongthong, Associate Director
Nadia Mei, Associate Director
Pre-Health Career Peer Educators (CPEP)

Welcome! We look forward to meeting with you.


Health Beat
Career Center
University of California San Diego

Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate School!

Mark Your Calendar- Skaggs School of Pharmacy Open House

Free Medical School Application Clinic

Applying to med school soon? Let us help.

Join Health Beat advisors at the Career Center’s new Medical School Application Clinic for an in-depth look at the AMCAS application and tips on how to take some of the stress out of applying. Our team will walk through the application cover to cover, including key dates, letters of evaluation, selecting the right school for you, and more. Plus, attendance at this clinic prioritizes your application for virtual review by one of our advisors.

Space is limited- register here: http://medappclinic.eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 6, 10am-2pm in the Great Hall

See Facebook event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/370200760492644/

ChemPAL Grad Student Research Panel! | Tues 6/5

Hi everyone,

 ChemPAL invites you to its Grad Student Research Panel next Tues 6/5 at 5:30-7pm in NSB Auditorium

At the event, you will hear short talks from grad students about their research and how/why they decided to pursue it and grad school. You will also have time to ask your own questions about research, grad school, and more! 

 This is a great chance to see what research entails, check out some of the many areas of chemistry research, and learn how to get started. It is also an excellent opportunity if you are already involved in undergrad research and considering grad school.

Email chempal@ucsd.edu and check out our website (chempal.ucsd.edu) if you have any questions or want additional information!

ChemPAL Coffee Meetup!

ChemPAL is having a Coffee Meetup this Weds 5/23 from 10-11am at Mandeville coffee cart! Come hang out with fellow students, drink FREE COFFEE, and get advice from chem grad students on classes, undergraduate research, jobs, professional school, and more! ChemPALcoffee.jpg

NSF – REU – University of Southern California

This ten-week program is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We offer projects in chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience. Housing, student health insurance and travel costs are covered by the Chemistry Department, and students will also receive a stipend. Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting:

Please be advised that the application deadline is February 15, 2018.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Program Coordinator, Anahit Martirosyan by email at reu@chemmail.usc.edu.


2018 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

It is our pleasure to inform you of the 2018 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This program offers a 10-week intensive research experience spanning the field of chemistry. While research opportunities across all traditional chemistry disciplines are available, the focus of our REU site is on the development of advanced materials for energy and sensing applications.

In addition to the research experience, participants in our REU program will engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific research careers. These include professional development programs such as enhancing presentation and writing skills as well as site visits to local research institutions including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Eastman Chemical. REU students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, free housing on campus and up to $500 of reimbursement on eligible costs for travel to and from Knoxville.

We would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in encouraging students to apply to this program. Further information as well as the online application for the program can be found at the website below.

Application deadline: February 1st, 2018

Michael Best

–Michael D. Best, Ph.D.Paul and Wilma Ziegler Professor

Director of Graduate Studies Department of Chemistry Buehler Hall room 353

The University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN 37996 (865) 974-8658

Faculty page: https://www.chem.utk.edu/Faculty/mdbest

Research group page:  http://www.chem.utk.edu/best/

Upcoming Workshops, Panels, & Info Sessions (Incl. Graduate & Professional School Fair) Oct 16 – 31

Check out the following workshops, panels, and information sessions coming up this month!

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: Library Walk


UC Law Schools Admissions Panel
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Horizon Room, Career Center

Is Grad School Right for You? workshop
Date: Monday, October 16 or Wednesday, November 8
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Horizon Room, Career Center

National University of Natural Science Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical School Information Session

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Session

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Round Room, Career Center