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Medical School Fair

Feb 29, 2024

 Connect with Medical Schools at the Fair!April 10-12, 2024Wednesday, April 10 | Live Information Sessions: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ETThursday, April 11 | Chat with Medical Schools: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ETFriday, April 12 | Postbaccalaureate Program Fair: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ETRegister NowThe Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) invites you to attend the Virtual Medical School Fair, April 10-12.Your FREE registration includes a 15% discount* on a 1-or 2-year subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements™ (MSAR®) website.For the first time ever, this year's fair will feature three days of invaluable opportunities for you to connect with experts to help you prepare to apply to medical school.Wednesday, April 10: Attend live information sessions with Q&A's on topics related to applying for, attending, and financing medical school.Thursday, April 11: Live chat with representatives from medical schools across the United States.Friday, April 12: Engage with representatives from postbaccalaureate and special master’s programs to ask about their admission requirements, advising services, and medical school acceptance rates.Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with admissions officers, current medical students, application services, and the AAMC. Gain valuable insights into the medical school application process, financial aid, the MCAT® exam, the AMCAS® application, the SHPEP program, and more.In 2023, the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fairs attracted over 19,000 attendees from across the world, and this year promises to be even more impactful. As always, AAMC Virtual Medical School Fairs are free and open to all attendees interested in a career in medicine.Register Today and Save 15%* on an MSAR SubscriptionQuestions?Contact virtualfair@aamc.org.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Virtual Fair

Feb 29, 2024

 Email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser.Hello,Now is the time to register for APTA’s fall Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Education Virtual Fair, taking place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 10am-8pm ET!This virtual event is a great opportunity for students exploring careers in physical therapy as well as those who have already applied or been accepted to DPT education programs to connect with numerous DPT programs! Staff from the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) along with current students, faculty, and practitioners will also be available in order for attendees to ask questions, explore their education options in physical therapy, and continue preparing for their career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.We have two live presentations with Q+A sessions afterwards:11:00 AM ET: Preparing to Apply Through PTCAS3:00 PM ET: Understanding the GRE®**Those who attend this presentation will receive a discount code toward registration for the GRE.Come find out what being a DPT student is all about. Hear from educators what you can expect once you enroll in a DPT education program. Speak with practitioners about what you can expect in your day-to-day life once you become a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy.If you are still looking into applying to DPT education programs in the current PTCAS application cycle or in an upcoming cycle, or if you have already applied but still have questions about the field of PT, please consider registering for the APTA Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Education Virtual Fair today!We look forward to seeing you at the event and helping you prepare for an exciting career in physical therapy! Thank You,PTCAS StaffCopyright © 2024 PTCAS Applicants, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:PO Box 9112Watertown, MA, 02471USClick here to unsubscribe 

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MCAT Scholarship - Clemson University

Feb 6, 2024

 Test preparation programs can cost thousands of dollars and provide a decided advantage to those who can afford them. Last cycle Clemson University offered 299 full scholarships for MCAT prep programs (list of past winners who agreed to be listed)This fall, Clemson University  plans to offer 300 additional full scholarships (pending enough applicants). They are especially trying to get scholarships to students from groups underrepresented in health professions, first-generation college students, and all students with any financial need, or who have shown high academic achievement.Scholarships are available for both On-demand and instructor-guided intensive programs (8- or 14-week) with official AAMC resources and thousands of practice questions assigned.The average student scores in the 82nd percentile on the MCAT after one of the prep courses.Current applications are due February 20 and early applicants have an advantage because awards will be made on a rolling basis. Program details and the scholarship application link for students can be found at this link. The application is a simple form and should take a student <10 minutes to complete.Students can also evaluate my free full MCAT Organic Chemistry course to see if they like the format. Anyone can enroll for free to access this free course and it covers all the organic topics listed on the official MCAT outline.

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Job Opportunity : Part-time Companion care needed

Feb 1, 2024

 Description: Part-time Companion care needed for occasional shifts for 93 year male. Daughter lives in the home and is lead caregiver, but needs to be free to work as she works out of the home. She also needs to be free to attend to other things. Client (93 year old male) has mild dementia, and mostly needs companion care. He needs prompting for various tasks and needs to be kept engaged (doing crossword puzzles, daily walks, reading, looking at family photos, etc). Other duties include help with bathing (stand by assistance), toileting (stand by assistance), incontinence care (stand by assistance), transferring, med reminders, and snack preparation. There would be light household duties as needed (making bed, changing sheets, helping with client’s laundry).  There is an indoor cat in the home.  Days and Times: This is a part-time position, for occasional shifts. Days and hours are flexible depending on the helper’s schedule and the helper’s minimum requirements. Hours are flexible, and are open to adjustments depending on the helper’s schedule. Qualifications: The caregiver should have ONE of the following: --Evidence of completion of caregiver training course(s) which includes working with persons with dementia/memory loss or willing to take 2 one hour online courses at client’s expense, or--Verification of experience (via a letter from prior employer) providing safe supervision of persons with dementia either from employment at agency or with a private individual, or--Evidence of current or expired CNA, or--Evidence of current or expired registration with the California Home Care Aide  Other Qualifications: The helper should have:--Up to date vaccination for both flu and Covid 19--2-3 references Payment: Pay rate is dependent on experience.  Contact information is Rivka310@rcn.com or 646-372-4429.

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UC Irvine Post-Baccalaureate Program

Feb 1, 2024

 The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 admissions.  Might you be willing to share this information with graduating seniors, alumni, or anyone who you think might be interested?  Below is more information about the program, and I have also attached a program flyer.  Please note that although we are a psychology program, we accept students from all majors - in fact, about half of our students have bachelor's degrees in disciplines other than psychology (and have since decided to change their career path).  The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program; the deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is April 15, 2024 for domestic students (February 15, 2024 for international students). Program Overview:  UCI’s Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a doctoral-level or master’s degree programs in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals. Program Description:  The program consists of eight courses, which may include lower- and upper-division lectures, small seminars (including advanced statistics and research methods courses), hands-on research lab courses, and/or hands-on internship courses.  The program can be completed at the student’s own pace, in as little as 9 months or in as many as 24 months, depending upon one’s schedule and preferences.  A faculty advisor will work closely with students to help plan courses and provide guidance on obtaining letters of recommendation, choosing graduate programs, writing personal statements, and applying for jobs.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend our weekly departmental colloquia and other special events and to interact with our community of faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Applications:  Applications are due on April 15, 2024 for domestic students (February 15, 2024 for international students) for Fall 2024 admission.  For more information, please visit:  https://ps.soceco.uci.edu/post-bacc-page/post-baccalaureate-program-psychological-scienceInformation Session:  An information session will be held on Friday, February 9th at 1pm (Pacific Time) via zoom: https://uci.zoom.us/j/99501658951.  If you are thinking about applying and/or would like to learn more, you are encouraged to attend.  All are welcome!

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Summer Leadership Opportunity

Jan 30, 2024

   Students have the chance to get a head start in pursuing their interests in medicine or veterinary medicine through St. George’s University Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy , an immersive summer program. Program OverviewThe Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy offers high school and college students a 10-day immersive experience on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada, West Indies. It goes beyond textbooks, providing an authentic glimpse into the journey of becoming not just doctors and veterinarians, but leaders in their chosen professions and in the world. Our preclinical and pre-veterinary tracks combine engaging lectures, practical lab work, field trips, and team-building events. Participants gain hands-on training through simulated and real-life leadership experiences, all while earning valuable college credit. Life Beyond the ClassroomLife at the Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy isn’t all about work. Students will be able to experience everything the island has to offer—from snorkeling and swimming to hiking and sunbathing on the sandy shores of Grand Anse Beach, just steps away from their classes. There's also the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside, including the Grand Etang Forest Reserve and beautiful Concord Falls—two “must-see” attractions in Grenada. Why St. George's University?Learn what it takes to be a medical leader at a university that has graduated more than 25,000 doctors and veterinarians who have practiced worldwide.1 Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and a completed application with a deposit payment is required to reserve a spot. Ready for a summer that shapes futures? Dive into the details:College Student Program: Wednesday, June 5 –Friday, June 14, 2024High School Student Program: Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 28, 2024Learn more

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Atlantis : Summer Shadowing Experience

Jan 18, 2024

 What’s an Atlantis Program?         Thousands of alumni over 15+ years 20–200+ shadowing hours1–10 weeks over college breaksMultiple specialties (1 per week)U.S., Spain, Italy, Greece and moreHousing, meals, insurance, excursions, etc.Potential to earn a certificate from Harvard Medical School via an HMX online courseAlumni have gone on to nearly all top 50 MD programs and DO/PA/Nursing Students who apply by February 9th will receive a $50 Amazon gift card towards a lab coat after they enroll in an Atlantis program for this summer.click here for more information!

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Leadership experience

Jan 18, 2024

   CFL January Newsletter Time is running out to register for this quarter's certificate offerings! Read below to find out about each series and when they will be offered. Emerging Leaders SeriesBuild leadership skills, practice teamwork and communication skills, and connect with other student leaders through an inclusive lens. The Emerging Leaders Series is open to all students (no experience required), and provides an engaging way for students to expand their perspective on leadership.Days Offered: Wed. 11 AM to 1 PM, Wed. 4 - 6 PMSocial Change Leadership SeriesSCL uses the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (the most widely-utilized model of leadership development on college campuses) as a framework for understanding leadership. Additionally, students who complete SCL will participate in two hours of service learning.Days Offered: Thurs. 10 AM - 12 PMPositional Leadership SeriesIncrease your leadership competency related to positional leadership roles you hold or aspire to hold (on or off campus). This certificate will increase students’ confidence, self-efficacy, and toolkit in order to start or continue being an impactful positional leader. We believe that equity and social justice are inherent parts of leadership and thus have incorporated these topics into all four weeks of the series.Days Offered: Thurs. 2 PM - 4 PMGlobal Leadership SeriesEngage in your leadership journey that is specifically gauged towards applying your leadership skills across cultures and contexts. You will explore personal, local, national, and global issues within leadership and identify the knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary to navigate these different contexts.Days Offered: Wed. 2 - 4 PM (FULL) Winter Quarter Drop-In OfferingsEmotional Intelligence Feb. 2, 12 PMA transformative learning experience that equips participants with essential skills to understand, manage, and harness emotions effectively for improved relationships, personal growth, and professional success.should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)Conflict Resolution Mar. 1, 12 PMLearn practical tools and strategies to help navigate and resolve conflicts constructively, fostering a more harmonious and productive environment in both personal and professional settings.

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SHEP Virtual Health Professions Fair

Jan 18, 2024

 Dear SHPEP Community,Excitement is building for the SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair! We're offering an informational webinar to equip prehealth advisors and students with essential insights and strategies.Webinar Topic: Diversity Session 2: Navigating Health Professions Admissions Post-SCOTUS DecisionDate: January 23Hosted by: The Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine and Admissions OfficersREGISTER TODAYThe Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that drastically curtailed, if not outright banned, the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The justices decided by a vote of 6-3 that the equal protection clause of the Constitution, which forbids racial discrimination by government agencies, is violated by the admissions procedures utilized by Harvard College and the University of North Carolina.Attendees will receive guidance on how to apply to health profession schools following the SCOTUS Decision. This discussion will come after our first Diversity Session, in which we dispelled common misconceptions within the admissions community. Secure your spot now and prepare to shine in your health professions journey!

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1-Year Masters in Medical Genetics & Genomics

Jan 11, 2024

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California Postbaccalaureate Consortium

Jan 9, 2024

 The free application to apply to all 6 postbacc programs is free and opens on January 4, 2024! Additional information on how to apply is located on this website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/postbacc-consortium/admissions.html

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Weill Cornell Medicine Summer Program

Jan 9, 2024

 The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide 25-27 premedical students with experiential research training, meaningful insights into the field of medicine, and enhanced knowledge of the conditions and policies impacting the health of traditionally underserved populations. By engaging in laboratory or clinical research, under the supervision of a faculty member, the T-SRF participants learn how to investigate a specific research question. Participants are thereby provided with a research training experience allowing them to acquire investigative techniques that can be later applied as they pursue their medical education. The didactic curriculum has several themes. There are content delivery around common public health issues including healthcare for the under and uninsured; healthcare disparities; research basics; a financial aid presentation and practical advice from medical students on the medical school application process and preparing for the MCAT. In addition to these, participants engage with a wide variety of physicians in career panel discussions including primary care, pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, radiology, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. The highlight of the curriculum is a panel discussion populated by diversity and admissions deans from NY medical schools addressing the question “What are medical schools looking for?” With the resumption of in-person program in 2022, the program also provides each participant with an opportunity to shadow a physician. As research training is the primary mission of the program, shadowing opportunities are limited.The T-SRF 2024 application is now available. Click here to apply.Application deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2024Program Dates: June 17, 2024 - August 2, 2024For more information, click here

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Clinical Research Position

Dec 5, 2023

 Please forward the following information to your students who are interested in a gap year internship opportunity before starting medical school, physician assistant school, or nurse practitioner school: Clinical Research Position in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Position: Full-Time Clinical Research Intern to Dr. Benjamin Domb, MD Location: American Hip Institute; 999 E. Touhy Ave, Suite 450, Des Plaines, IL. Please note that for this position you will need to be on-site at our facility.Description: American Hip Institute is a successful sports medicine practice that is supported by a highly active Research Foundation managed by Dr. Domb.  As a clinical research intern, you will have the opportunity to be responsible for a variety of clinical, surgical and research roles, including maintaining an extensive surgical database, scribing or acting as a medical assistant in clinic, assisting with writing research studies, and supporting research processes such as journal publication, conference submissions, and prospective study management. The skills gained in clinical, surgical, and research settings offered at this institute provide participants with an excellent foundation for their career in medicine.Duration and Compensation: This position is offered for both 13-month and 25-month durations and includes a $10,000 stipend. Clinical research assistants will begin in June of 2024 and end in July of 2025 or 2026, depending on interest. Please specify which duration you are interested in when applying.If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV to: Benjamin Domb, MDfoundation@americanhipinstitute.org

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Stanford Summer Research Opportunity

Nov 27, 2023

        The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is offering a 10-week Summer Research Program in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine for Undergraduate and Medical students. Summer research students will have the opportunity to work on an independent research project in the labs of Stanford faculty. No prior research experience is required. In addition to research in a faculty mentor’s lab, students will have the opportunity to meet scientists and health professionals in other industries, learn about different career paths, and present their work to the Stanford cardiovascular and pulmonary science community. For more information and to view previous awardees and mentors, please visit their program's website.  Stanford CVI’s Summer Research Program will run for 10 weeks between June and August 2024, with the exact dates yet to be determined. Students will either receive a stipend of between $5,000 to $8,000, or will have on-campus room and board.  Eligibility for Undergraduate Students:Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA recipient, or foreign national holding a student, exchange, or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, TC, or TN.To qualify for the program, you must be entering at least your second year of an undergraduate degree program in Fall 2023. Fall 2023 sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to apply. Individuals graduating from an undergraduate degree program in Spring/Summer2023 are also eligible.Students who are foreign nationals or DACA recipients are only eligible if they are entering at least their third year of undergraduate study following the program end.Eligibility for Medical Students:U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for our program. To qualify for the program as a medical student, you must be enrolled in medical school at a US institution.For any questions, please feel free to contact cvi_outreach@stanford.edu  Submit Your Application Here! Deadline – January 12th, 2024

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MCAT Studying Over Winter Break

Nov 27, 2023

 EVENT DESCRIPTIONPlanning to prep for the MCAT over winter break? Work with an expert MCAT teacher to map out your study plan. Learn about all the tools you need (and pitfalls to avoid) to be successful on the MCAT.Event Code: MKGL231062WHENTuesday, November 28, 20238:00 PM - 9:00 PM ETWHERELive OnlineLive Online gives you access to the best Kaplan instructors across the country, right to your laptop or mobile device. A live, interactive session in the comfort of...well, wherever you are.Sign Up Here

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Updated Pre-med Competencies

Nov 13, 2023

 PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIESCommitment to Learning and Growth Practices continuous personal and professional growth for improvement, including setting and communicating goals for learning and development; reflects on successes, challenges, and mistakes; pursues opportunities to improve knowledge and understanding; and asks for and incorporates feedback to learn and grow.Cultural AwarenessAppreciates how historical, sociocultural, political, and economic factors affect others’ interactions, behaviors, and well-being; values diversity; and demonstrates a desire to learn about different cultures, beliefs, and values.Cultural HumilitySeeks out and engages diverse and divergent perspectives with a desire to understand and willingness to adjust one’s mindset; understands a situation or idea from alternative viewpoints; reflects on one’s values, beliefs, and identities and how they may affect others; reflects on and addresses bias in oneself and others; and fosters a supportive environment that values inclusivity.Empathy and CompassionRecognizes, understands, and acknowledges others’ experiences, feelings, perspectives, and reactions to situations; is sensitive to others’ needs and feelings; and demonstrates a desire to help others and alleviate others’ distress.Ethical Responsibility to Self and OthersBehaves with honesty and integrity; considers multiple and/or conflicting principles and values to inform decisions; adheres to ethical principles when carrying out professional obligations; resists pressure to engage in unethical behavior; and encourages others to behave honestly and ethically.Interpersonal SkillsDemonstrates an awareness of how social and behavioral cues affect people’s interactions and behaviors; adjusts behaviors appropriately in response to these cues; recognizes and manages one’s emotions and understands how emotions impact others or a situation; and treats others with dignity, courtesy, and respect.Oral CommunicationEffectively conveys information to others using spoken words and sentences; actively listens to understand the meaning and intent behind what others say; and recognizes potential communication barriers and adjusts approach or clarifies information as neededReliability and DependabilityDemonstrates accountability for performance and responsibilities to self and others; prioritizes and fulfills obligations in a timely and satisfactory manner; and understands consequences of not fulfilling one’s responsibilities to self and others.Resilience and AdaptabilityPerseveres in challenging, stressful, or ambiguous environments or situations by adjusting behavior or approach in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles, and recognizes and seeks help and support when needed; recovers from and reflects on setbacks; and balances personal well-being with responsibilities.Service OrientationShows a commitment to something larger than oneself; demonstrates dedication to service and a commitment to making meaningful contributions that meet the needs of communities.Teamwork and CollaborationCollaborates with others to achieve shared goals and prioritizes shared goals; adjusts role between team member and leader based on one’s own and others’ expertise and experience; shares information with team members and encourages this behavior in others; and gives and accepts feedback to improve team performance.SCIENCE COMPETENCIESHuman BehaviorApplies knowledge of the self, others, and social systems to solve problems related to the psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors that influence health and well-being.Living Systems Applies knowledge and skill in the natural sciences to solve problems related to molecular and macro systems, including biomolecules, molecules, cells, and organs.THINKING AND REASONING COMPETENCIESCritical ThinkingUses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.Quantitative ReasoningApplies quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.Scientific InquiryApplies knowledge of the scientific process to integrate and synthesize information, solve problems, and formulate research questions and hypotheses; is facile in the language of the sciences and uses it to participate in the discourse of science and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated.Written CommunicationEffectively conveys information to others by using written words and sentences.Academic and extracurricular experiences provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their aptitude in each of these 17 competency areas. A single experience can demonstrate a student's ability in multiple competency areas at the same time. For example: Holding a position as an officer in a campus club or organization may demonstrate teamwork, reliability and dependability, and ethical responsibility to self and others.A position as a supplemental workshop leader for a science course may demonstrate oral communication, social skills, scientific inquiry, written communication, quantitative reasoning, knowledge of living systems, and critical thinking. 

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