HEPSedrin – Fall Festivities and the New Board!

HEPS 2012-2013 New Chair Members

Applications and interviews have closed, but HEPS is proud to announce our final 2012-2013 Board! Meet your newest student leaders and congratulate them on their achievements.
IT Development Co-Chair – John Chu
IT Development Co-Chair – Phillip Azouz
Medical School Outreach Co-Chair – Roxy Solis
Medical School Outreach Co-Chair – Michelle Soloff
Outreach and Devleopment Chair – Brett Dennis Duke
Social Chair – Timothy Mercier
Speaker Series Chair – Jennifer Descrentes
Treasurer – Bebe Pichvai
Volunteer Co-Chair – Brandon Cusick
Volunteer Co-Chair – Saad Hussain
We look forward to working with all of you through this new year!

Volunteer with Cradles to Crayons!

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

HEPS will be volunteering with C2C on Friday October 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. If you are interested in signing up, please email our new volunteer chair Brandon Cusick atheps.volunteers@gmail.com. Space is limited to 10 people so sign up soon! Details will be provided upon your confirmation.

Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences Information Session this Thursday!

Carmen Fortin, Assistant Dean/Director of Admission of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at Simmons College will hold an information session for Harvard pre-health students exploring careers in Nursing, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy. SNHS offers strong, clinicall based programs in Nursing (R.N and M.S.), Nutrition (M.S.) and Physical Therapy (D.P.T). See the SNHA website at www.simmons.edu/snhs for more information.

When: Thursday October 18, 2012
Where: 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 – OCS Reading Room
What: Email ocs.events@gmail.com for more information!

Job Opportunity in Ecuador for HEPS Graduates

An exciting opportunity has been presented to HEPS through the Hospital Luis Vernaza under the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, the largest non-governmental organization in Ecuador. The applicant will be involved in the actual set-up of a molecular biology laboratory and get a behind the scenes look into this process in a developing country. Further responsibilities will include involvement in research and establishment of lab practicum, thus the position requires someone with great initiative and mindfulness. Spanish speakers are highly encouraged but all applicants will be considered. Applications for this position are due by October 31, 2012.

Click here for more information: Job Description for HEPS Students

Volunteer & Support Found in Translation

Volunteer Position for the non-profit Found in Translation:


The mission of Found in Translation is to help homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills. Our 12-week Medical Interpreter Certificate course is offered at no cost to income-eligible women and includes common-sense supports such as on-site childcare and assistance with transportation. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are qualified to be hired as medical interpreters – a career with $43,380 median annual wage.

We are seeking childcare volunteers, professional mentors, and special guest speakers.
Childcare volunteers provide a safe and playful environment for the family of the women while they are training, 2-6 hours per week.
Special guest speakers are desired for topics such as financial literacy, budgeting, and account management.
Professional mentors support our women mentally and emotionally every step of the way, and would ideally be established in a medical field.

If you would like to be interested in being a childcare volunteer, a professional mentor, or know of someone who might be interested in either of these positions, please have them contact Julia at julia@found-in-translation.org.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.found-in-translation.org/

Found in Translation’s Party Around the World!
Join us for a multi-cultural celebration with over 200 attendees, featuring:
• Inspiring dance performances by MIT’s Chinese Lion Dance Club, P.A.T.U (Presenting Africa To You) of Boston College, and Fuego del Corazon of Boston College
• Sumptuous food from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
• Silent auction including weekend getaways, restaurant packages, and much more!
Join Found in Translation in celebration of its inaugural year, its graduates’ accomplishments, and the diversity of Boston’s community. Enjoy an evening of culture – and help raise funds to offer the next class of low-income and homeless bilingual women to become professional medical interpreters!!!
For more information about Found in Translation, please visit our website: www.found-in-translation.org
You can also donate today to support our next class: www.found-in-translation.org/donate.html

Kaplan Announcements!

From your friends at Kaplan…
MCAT classes starting now
Oct 14 – Mar 23, Sunday 6 PM ET Live Online
Oct 21 – Jan 20, Sundays 2 PM, Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 PM Harvard Square
Oct 21 – May 11, Saturdays 11 AM Harvard Square
Nov 1 – Mar 10, Sundays 2 PM, Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 PM Harvard Square
**and more course options at kaptest.com/mcat**
Enroll in a Kaplan MCAT course BY 10/31, and Kaplan will cover your $270 MCAT registration fee! Visit kaptest.com/mcatrebate for more information. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the HEPS discount with Kaplan: 10% off all comprehensive MCAT courses, plus a free MCAT Online Science Review course (RTV $499). We offer HEPS members discounts for the GRE, DAT, OAT, or PCAT, too. Contact your local representative Valerie Kua (valerie.kua@kaplan.com or (781) 296-6127) for more information.
Free practice tests this October
For those of you who are considering graduate school, Kaplan is offering free practice tests on Sunday, October 14th, at MIT, as well as throughout October in our live, streaming lecture format online.
What:          GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT free practice test 
Where:        MIT and live online
When:         Sunday, October 14th
                   Throughout October

Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score. Register for a test at bit.ly/harvardpractice.

Registration Is Open for January – May MCATs!

Use your HEPS discount at The Princeton Review and Kaplan for purchase of any classroom products. Also, contact harvardeps@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing an MCAT course at a discounted rate. More information to follow this month!

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