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MEDS Registration FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about UCSD's annual MEDS annual med-school and pharmacy-school workshop programs.

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When does MEDS registration open?

MEDS 2019 registration is now open. Registration will close on January 27, 2019.

What is the cost and how do I register?

There is a $20 registration fee. Payment must be made by credit card on the registration site when you register.

Is there financial aid?

Yes.  HMP3 has generously donated funds to provide a limited number of scholarships for the MEDS conference.  You must pay when you register, then if you are chosen for a scholarship you will be refunded $20 on the day of the conference.  APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE:  https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/machform/view.php?id=221887

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 have attended MEDS in the past, can I attend again?

If you have already been to MEDS as a lower classman (first or second year), then it will be beneficial to attend MEDS again as an upperclassman (third year and beyond), when you are closer to applying.

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

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

Registration is full—what do I do?

Arrive on Saturday by 9:00 a.m. for SAME-DAY REGISTRATION.  We always have a certain percentage of no-shows.  Bring your $20.00 and you are guaranteed to get in!

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

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

What do I wear?

We would like for 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, 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 note-taking materials.  ***Bags and backpacks (other than the MEDS SWAG bag you will receive) are not allowed in the Simulation Labs and should be left in your car. 

Remember, the speakers at MEDS have taken time out of their Saturday to give you insight to their career.  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 20th. 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 20th. To cancel, simply log back in with your registration information at the registration site, and cancel your registration.

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