There are two CCSGA chartered organizations in which students interested in the Health Professions may participate.
Health Professions Club (HPC)
HPC is a CCSGA organization for and run by students interested in the health professions. Health Professions Club (HPC) provides additional resources, guidance, and advice to students intending to follow a career in the health professions, (Dental, Medical, Optometry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary). The club sponsors mock interviews with local doctors, workshops in resume and personal statement writing, brings speakers to campus, and provides additional opportunities for involvement through fundraising.Recent speakers brought to campus were representatives from Princeton Review, Kaplan, the Army, the Navy, CU Admissions, various university representatives and current medical students. In conjunction with the Health Professions Advising Office, additional club functions include trips to the CU Medical Days. HPC is committed to hosting benefits for Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization of doctors who travel around the world providing free surgery. In the past, fundraisers have included of Run for Smiles. In 2004, an annual benefit concert with dessert/food bar was launched. CC a cappella groups have provided the musical entertainment.The club meets once a month, at noon, on the second Thursday of the block. Meetings are open to all students interested in learning more about careers in health professions, becoming a member, or helping with club functions. HPC emphasizes making a difference on the Colorado College campus and in Colorado Springs by providing connections to health professionals within the community.
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
MAPS is targeted towards underrepresented minority undergraduate students interested in the health professions (including Allied Health professions). Through a partnership between local SNMA (Student National Medical Association) chapters and other undergraduate students interested in health related careers, the MAPS program aims to increase the matriculation of underrepresented students into health professions and related programs. This partnership primarily serves as an academic support system that provides information on how undergraduates may establish themselves as competitive candidates for health professions programs early in their undergraduate career. MAPS meets at least once a block and the meetings are open to anyone, but especially for underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing a career in health.