MEDS is an all-day conference for pre-med/pre-pharmacy students at UCSD and neighboring community colleges hosted by HMP3 (hmp3.ucsd.edu). The conference will take place Saturday January 25th, 2014 from 8am-5pm at the UCSD School of Medicine. More information can be found at http://meds.ucsd.edu.
MEDS stands for "Medical Education for Diverse Students," and is specifically designed to close the disparities seen in both medical education and health care. The health care system needs professionals from diverse backgrounds, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients.
There will be workshops on all components of the application process — testing, writing personal statements, interviews, and more. On top of that, the UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy have invited conference attendees to participate in hands-on workshops in the brand-new patient simulation labs, just like first-year medical and pharmacy students.