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MEDS Workshop FAQ

When does MEDS registration open?

Registration will open December 21, but keep checking back for updates on workshops and keynote speakers.

What is the cost and how do I register?

There is a $20 registration fee, and registration will be opened to all December 21.  Follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram to get the latest updates, or just check back here!

Can high school students attend?

While it is definitely a great idea to be thinking about medical/pharmacy school early on, the content of MEDS is not applicable for high school students. Registration is therefore reserved for college undergraduates only.

I can’t pay the registration fee. Is there financial aid?

There is fee reimbursement after the conference for students who demonstrate financial need, but the registration fee must be collected first. There are two requirements for receiving financial aid:

  1. You must demonstrate financial need, either through an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1500 or less on your FAFSA/financial aid award letter –OR—be a recipient of the California Board of Governor’s (BOG) waiver.
  2. You must attend MEDS. Reimbursement will not be awarded to students who do not check-in, regardless if we have received your financial aid information.

To submit proof of financial need, you can mail your award letter to HMP3 (please include a note with your name and contact information):

HMP3 MEDS Conference
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311

Or you can drop it off with either Adele or Rachel at UCSD’s HMP3 offices—Old Student Center B, across from the Mandeville coffee cart (check hmp3.ucsd.edu for office hours, so you know we will be in the office).

We will send you a confirmation email that your information has been received, and your file created.

If you cannot wait to be reimbursed, but would still like to register, please contact rbruckma@ucsd.edu and we will work with you.

Can I change my workshop schedule after I’ve registered?

No. With over 400 students registering for MEDS, we are unable to as MEDS fills up quickly and changing your schedule may result in your losing your spot. Please read over the workshop descriptions on this website before your register, so you may have an idea of which workshops you are interested in.

Registration is full—what do I do?

If you would like to be placed on our automated waitlist, please go to the registration site and fill out the necessary information.  In the event that a seat opens up, you will be given 24-hours to register.  If you do not register within that 24-hours, the next person on the waitlist will be invited to register.

I didn’t get all the workshops that I wanted—can I switch the day of the conference?

Due to limited space, we will not allow students to switch workshops the day of the conference.

What do I wear?

We would like you to dress to impress—you are a future pharmacist or doctor, and will be interacting with professionals in your field, so please: no shorts/short skirts, T-shirts, ripped jeans or baseball caps.  Due to the hands-on activities in the medical school labs, all attendees must wear closed-toed shoes.

Dress business casual: comfortable shoes (not tennis shoes), button down shirts or blouse, clean jeans/slacks or skirt.  We also recommend bringing a jacket or sweater, as the Telemedicine building has an exposed courtyard which can be chilly in January.

What should I bring?

Nothing, other than questions!  We will provide breakfast and lunch, as well as take-home materials.

Remember, the speakers at MEDS have taken time out of their Saturday to give you insight to their career.  Their time is wasted if you do not ask questions, so please—don’t be shy!  They want to talk with you.

I can’t attend any more. How do I cancel, and can I get a refund?

We will process refunds on or before January 10th.  Any time after that, you may cancel in order to free up your seat, but we will be unable to process a refund after January 10th.

To cancel, simply log back in with your registration information at the registration site, and cancel your registration.