anyone going the pre-med route, know that there is support for you
during your tough journey here at UCLA. Be ahead of the game, and join
the UCLA Premedical Peer Association!
Our organization aims to unify pre-medical students by promoting a forum for discussion, creating a center for support, offering a wealth of diverse pre-med opportunities (through internships, research, clinical experience), and providing preparatory tools for the interview and application processes.By becoming a member (no cost), you are granted access to a plethora of research, job, volunteer/community service opportunities!!
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As it is midterm time, PPA will NOT be holding a meeting next week.
Our next meeting will be
Thursday, November 7 from 5:30-6:30 at CHS 33-105
We will be hosting
Ms. Jamie Miller, Director of Admissions
at the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine
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