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Synergy with Existing Clubs and Programs

Many programs exist to assist the Biomedical Scholar achieve his or her career goals. At Cal Poly Pomona, a multifaceted support program will be put into play for all Biomedical Scholars in the Pomona Health Career Ladder Program:

Pre-professional Advisor - The Cal Poly Pomona Pre-Professional Advisors provide support for Ladder students with long-range goals of obtaining a professional or academic degree. This includes guidance on professional development activities (internships, admission tests, etc) and time-tables for Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors, information on the job outlook, employment opportunities, earnings and future working conditions, identification of highly recommended courses, help with the development of a personal statement, help with local internship opportunities, mock interview experiences, application procedures, maintenance of individual application files at Cal Poly, Pre-professional General Academic Petitions, and advice on academic and admission prerequisites for graduate schools.

Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES) - It is expected that many of the students from the Ladder Program will enter SEES as soon as they are admitted to the University. SEES is a diversity program in the College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona. It was established in fall 1987 to increase the retention and the number of diverse students graduating with degrees in the sciences and mathematics. SEES has approximately 300 participants in the College of Science. The general philosophy of SEES is to create a supportive community which helps its members learn how to navigate the campus bureaucracy and provides opportunities for academic support, career networking and community outreach.

MaSH (Math and Science Help Student Learning Center) - Trained peer tutors will be ready to assist Ladder students with their studies, either on an individual or group basis in many subjects. MaSH will provide free tutoring/workshops in all the introductory courses offered by the College of Science. This includes courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Undergraduate Research - Building a Research Opportunity and Networking Community (UR-BRONCO) - This is a new university-wide initiative at Cal Poly Pomona designed to advance knowledge and engage students in life-long learning and exploration through discipline-appropriate faculty-mentored professional experience.

Faculty Advised Student Clubs - At Cal Poly Pomona there are many student clubs related to the life sciences at Cal Poly Pomona, including Science Council, Tri Beta (Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Biological Sciences Club, Latino Pre-Medical Student Association (LPMSA), Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS), Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society, Biology of Cancer Awareness Club, Zoologists at Cal Poly Pomona Club (ZOPC)

During their time at Cal Poly Pomona students will also be matched with peers from WesternU (students from the all professional colleges who will help them bond with WesternU and their selected profession. During that time students will also participate in WesternU clubs (i.e. PCHAT, Pipelines to Healthcare, the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Physical Therapy Awareness Club, and Latino Medical Student Association) activities, community health screening events, and other activities conducted by WesternU, especially those in underserved communities.

COMP Service Learning
"Pipeline to Healthcare"
NYLF summer sessions
Committee for International and Cross Cultural Inter Professional Group (CICP)
International Service Club (ISC)
International Medicine Club (IMS)
American College of Osteopathic Pedicatricians
Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
Pomona Homeless Outreach Program (PHOP)
Pomona Community Health Action Team (PCHAT)
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)