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Pre-Health Career Panel slated for Oct. 11

Are you interested in furthering your career in health care? Learn more about the process of becoming a health professional (graduate school, letters of recommendation, entrance exams, etc.) at the Pre-Health Career Panel on Oct. 11, hosted by MSU Denver Career Services and the departments of Biology and Chemistry from 5:30-7 p.m. in Science Building 3079.

Panelists will be represented from a variety of health-related industries such as: medical doctor, physician assistant and physical therapy as well as graduate students from modern human anatomy and public health programs.

Refreshments will be provided; contact Tennille Hamler for more information at toverman@msudenvert.edu or 303-615-1021. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/MsuHealth18.

Panelists bios:

Berkin Ulgen, M.D.

I am board certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. I completed my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Carolina. I did my residency training at Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph/All Saints Family Medicine Residency where I also served as Chief Resident. Prior to that I attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, and for my undergraduate studies I attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. 

I work full-time at the Health Care Center at Auraria seeing patients for both sports medicine and general family medicine related concerns. I see students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the University of Colorado – Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. I also serve as a team physician for the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners, a Division II program.

Brian Kelly, modern human anatomy graduate student

My name is Brian Kelly and I am second-year in the M.S. Modern Human Anatomy program at Anschutz. After graduating from Colorado State University in Psych/Neuroscience, I worked as an EMT for a couple of years before starting graduate school. I am interested in digital medical education and curriculum design. Currently I am working on a project to develop a Virtual Reality system for Physical Therapy students to practice basic assessments. The MSMHA program is great because it opens up so many opportunities and develops skills for all career goals, whether it is clinical, research, education, or industry.

Stephanie Gomolka, P.A.-C.

Stephanie is originally from Philadelphia, where she received her undergraduate degree from Drexel University. In 2005, she made the move out west to beautiful Colorado. She graduated with a bachelor's in biology from Metro in May 2015. She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2017 from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Though she loved her time in the mountains of Virginia, she is extremely excited to be back in Colorado. Stephanie is passionate about women’s health and infectious disease prevention and treatment. She lives in Evergreen, CO with her husband and son, where they enjoy hiking, skiing and camping.

Lindsay Houston, B.S., MPH Candidate in CBH

Lindsay is a second year MPH student in the Community and Behavioral Health concentration at the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and environmental science from St. Lawrence University. Lindsay has experience in adolescent psychology and previously worked in a school setting for adolescents with a mental health diagnosis. Lindsay also worked as a high school biology teacher and has extensive experience with curriculum and program planning. In addition, her skills include: the use of SPSS, SAS, logic models, concept mapping, survey question development, policy proposals, infographic formation and stakeholder communication. Lindsay’s recent practicum work with The Equitas Project included the development of a strategic concept map that explored the community response to the opioid epidemic and its intersection with the criminal justice system through key stakeholder interviews.

Aundrea Lucero, PT, DPT

In 2016 I graduated from the DPT Program at CU - Anschutz Medical Campus. My background includes two under graduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from UC Denver. I currently practice at LoHi Physical Therapy and base my practice on patient-first and evidence-based philosophies. My professional goals are to improve healthcare through patient education and empowerment, and enhancing public knowledge for healthier lifestyles. When I am not in the clinic, I administer hands on workshops to increase access and awareness to physical therapy not only as a service but as a profession to at risk youth and underserved communities.