Welcome to CSUMB premed!

This page was created by CSUMB students in collaboration with UCSF medical students as a central resource for students considering a career in medicine. Here, you will find all kinds of useful advice and documents about whether this pathway is right for you, what the application process is like, course planning, extracurricular activities, MCATs, a four-year roadmap to medical school, a detailed FAQ, and much more. We hope that you will participate in the discussion forums and contribute to the website by adding useful resources you have come across yourself.

The FAQ section has been recently updated (10/12/11). More updates to follow.

Upcoming Events

UC Davis Department of Surgery Internship and Mentoring Program

If you have 1 day per week open in the fall and can get up to Davis between September 8 and December 15th, then considering signing up for this outstanding program:


10th Annual AMSA/UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professionals National Conference

Saturday & Sunday

October 6-7, 2012


University of California, Davis Pavilion

Early Registration: $30.00 from April 16, 2012 to July 1, 2012 at 11:59pm
Regular Registration: $35.00 from July 2, 2012 to August 1, 2012 at 11:59pm
Late Registration: $40.00 from August 2, 2012 to September 1, 2012 at 11:59pm
Last Registration: $45.00 from September 2, 2012 to September 30, 2012 at 11:59pm
Last Chance Registration: $50.00 from October 1, 2012 to October 5, 2012 at 11:59pm
At Door Registration: $55.00 from October 6, 2012 to October 7, 2012 at 6:00pm

Group Registration: $30.00 until September 21, 2012 (minimum 7 tickets)

FREE HOUSING AVAILABLE! This conference has sold out for the past 9 years! Register early.

For more see: http://www.amsaarcucd.org/

Group Tours at UCSF Medical School

If a group is interested in a tour, they should contact LaTasha Mitchell at 415/514-2277. Usually a student that will take charge of coordinating the visit. Due to budget cuts, they require 20 students per visit. However, if this will be an issue, they may be willing to get creative.

Useful Contacts

Past UCSF Medical Student Mentors Who Did a Rotation at Natividad in Salinas

CSUMB Premedical Society

  • Isaac Quintanilla (iquintanilla@csumb.edu), also co-webmaster
  • Katherine Canul (kcanul@csumb.edu)
  • Samuel Peirce (speirce@csumb.edu)
  • Olga Fromal (ofromal@csumb.edu) for information on AMSA

BBB Biological Honor Society, Phi Beta Chapter

  • Chanelle Shamoun (cshamoun@csumb.edu), also co-webmaster

CSUMB Premedical Advisors:

Physician Contact for visiting UCSF Medical Student Mentors

Past Event Archive


Thursday, May 3rd from 10 am - noon, MLC Room 118

Speaker: Peter Joseph, MD
Regional Manager
The Climate Reality Project, established by Al Gore

About our speaker: Dr. Peter Joseph is a highly experienced emergency physician in Marin County, and years ago was the founder of the Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, also serving several years on that organization's national board. More recently, and relevant to this program, he has been trained by Al Gore to serve as the Northern California Regional Manager and speaker for Gore's "The Climate Reality Project", carrying forward the focus on climate change as presented in Gore's The Inconvenient Truth.

The Multicultural Affairs Office at Massachusetts General Hospital is accepting applications for the:
SUMMER RESEARCH TRAINEE PROGRAM (SRTP) for Underrepresented in Medicine Students
At Mass General Hospital
DEADLINE: February 17, 2012

Registration for the UCSF Medical School Admission Workshop on March 24, 2012 opened on November 15, 2011. Deadline for registration is March 18, 2012 but seating is LIMITED so register early! For more information about the workshop, go to http://medschool.ucsf.edu/msaw/

Friday, 10/14/11, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3rd floor student lounge, Chapman Science Center (Bldg 53)
Come talk to Jonathan & Sharon, visiting 3rd year medical students from UCSF. Bring your questions about medical school, your resume, personal statement, or whatever else you've been working on.
For more information contact Jonathan Robbins, jonathan.robbins@ucsf.edu.
Also, for those of you who missed our presentation in September, here is the powerpoint we gave on campus a few weeks ago.

March 24, 2012, 9 am-1:30 am, UCSF Campus, $20 per person
Presentations on:
  • Developing a Competitive Application
  • Understanding the Application Process
  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Student
  • Information about the UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program
Registration opens November 15, 2011.

Visit the School of Medicine Campus
This half day preview of Stanford Medical School is open to individuals and premed student groups on a limited basis. Sessions may include:
  • An admissions information session
  • A financial aid presentation
  • Introduction to COE resources for premeds
  • A Stanford medical student panel
  • Tours of the medical student union, hospital and immersive learning facilities

Website: http://coe.stanford.edu/pre-med/ccn.html#infodays
Session Date Request: https://docs.google.com/a/csumb.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dEZRbnVYRGFmZTBnS2JqejRrOHo1akE6MA#gid=0