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Annual Health Professions Conference

Apr 16, 2024

 Upcoming Event!14th AnnualHealth Professions ConferenceConference theme: Empowering Tomorrow's Health Professionals Today: You are the Future of Medicine. When: Friday, May 3,  2024Time:  8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.Location: Mt. San Antonio College, Room 60-21021100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789  Target Audience: Students who are exploring their professional options in the health careers, or interested in finding out more about their future professions, health professions advisors, members of the health community.About the Conference: Celebrating it's 14th year at Mt. San Antonio College, this is the largest and most comprehensive health professions conference of it's kind in the United States. The conference features keynote speakers, workshops on admissions and career tracks, focus groups on various health fields, interactive skills demonstrations including suturing and casting workshops, panel discussions, networking, a 2 1/2 hour health education fair, deans of admission, and much more. For those interested in the latest research in medicine and public health, an all day scientific track features speakers from major medical research centers such as UCI, UCSF, UCLA, Loma Linda University, and USC. Focus groups include special sessions in a wide variety of topics, such as neurology, pain management, pediatric medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, surgery, naturopathic medicine, global health, careers in nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, public health and epidemiology, exam preparation, mock interviews, medical Spanish, how to write a great personal statement, and dress for success. For More InformationRegistration includes all sessions and conference materials, breakfast and lunch, and a conference scrub top if ordered. Conference scrub top must be ordered by April 15, 2024.  Register Now­Did you miss a session? Not a problem! All of our sessions are recorded and posted on the PreMedCC YouTube Channel.Watch Here­Are you a Pre-Medical student attending Community College? We understand how difficult it can be to find quality mentorship. PreMedCC can connect you with experts in medicine who started at Community College just like you!Not a Community College student? That is not a problem, as all of our events are FREE and OPEN to EVERYONE! Your Journey to Medicine Starts Here!Register Now­You can support PreMedCC to maintain free and open to everyone at no cost to you while shopping on Amazon by signing up for Amazon Smile, and we will receive from Amazon 0.05% of your purchase. It is easy.go to smile.amazon.com

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Medical Assistant Job

Mar 12, 2024

 Full-time Medical Assistant Position with Central Coast Orthopedics starting in May.Monday – Friday 8-5 pmThe pay rate is $22/hr.Students with education in Kinesiology would be preferred.Please have them email Monica Lopez their resume to adminslo@centralcoastortho.com 

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UCSF Master's Program

Mar 7, 2024

 Apply now to the UCSF Master of Science in Global Health program. The MS program reviews completed applications and offers admission throughout the open-application period.Why study global health at the University of California, San Francisco?The 11-month, full-time global health master’s program offers:Training for global health service and leadershipTen weeks of global health fieldworkInterdisciplinary curriculum and world-renowned facultyPreparation for careers in research, policy, organizational leadership, epidemiology, consulting, academia and program managementAre you interested in learning more?lMeet Program Director Chris Carpenter, MD, MPH and Associate Director Ingrid Chen, PhD, MS '13 at this virtual information session. They will provide an overview of the the program and admissions process and have time for Q+A.Jennifer Chinubwa, MS '23, a recent graduate and current course assistant, will open the session and share reflections of her time in the program. If you have attended a previous info session, please join us at the beginning and feel free to log off early. Registration is required.March 13, 20249 to 10 a.m. Pacific TimeRegister HereAdmissions reviews are holisticThe master’s program places a high value on the diversity of students who matriculate and reviews all applicants in a holistic manner. GRE scores are not required. Applicants who come from traditionally underrepresented groups and students who have faced hardships are encouraged to apply.Review the admissions requirements and start your application today!Questions?Email us at education.globalhealth@ucsf.edu.UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences ‌ ‌ ‌550 16th Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158www.globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu www.epibiostat.ucsf.eduUnsubscribe | Privacy Policy

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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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