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Discover Nursing Virtual Fair: Thurs. Oct. 7

Sep 23, 2021

Now, more than ever, the world needs nurses! Register today for the FREE Discover Nursing Virtual Fair on Thurs. Oct. 7 (10am-8pm EST) and chat with over 100 nursing schools! This event provides you the opportunity to speak with admissions teams, faculty, nurses, and students.  During the Fair, prospective students will be able to:Use this opportunity to ask questions about the nursing profession, admission requirements, prerequisites, and elements of a robust application!Learn about second degree, associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programsDiscover what makes nursing one of the top health professionsExplore which nursing school is a right fit for themAccording to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, "The employment of nurses is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2028." There is an urgent need for nurses, and the nursing profession needs you! Take the next step and invest in the future of healthcare by attending the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair!If you have any questions, contact aacn@CareerEco.com.

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UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium Free Webinar

Sep 23, 2021

We are sharing our upcoming UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium October webinar (see details below)! The UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is a partnership of postbaccalaureate premedical programs at the Schools of Medicine at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Francisco. The mission of the Consortium is to increase the number of physicians who practice in shortage areas of California by assisting capable and dedicated students from disadvantaged backgrounds in gaining admission to medical school.The UC Consortium is ALSO offering free virtual info sessions for any interested pre-meds! Please reach out to us at pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu if your students, clubs, or programs would be interested in learning about the pre-medical postbaccalaureate journey! Come join our FREE upcoming webinar on October 20th!Register for our 12- 1 PM session by clicking here Register for our 4-5 PM session by clicking here Take care, Cassidy Kayspreferred gender pronouns: she, her, hers UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium Central Administration Mailing address: UC Postbaccalaureate ConsortiumUC Davis School of Medicine4610 X Street, Suite 4101              Sacramento, Ca 95817

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Medical Assistant Job Opportunity for 2-3 Cal Poly Students

Sep 23, 2021

We are currently looking to hire 2-3 Cal Poly students who have current availability on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoons. The afternoon shifts are typically 12:30 to 5 PM, but specific times are flexible based on the student's schedule. We are hiring for the position of a part-time medical assistant. No prior experience or training is necessary as we train on the job. Some of the duties of our MA's include taking patient vitals, charting, preparing labs and prescriptions, etc. We are looking for applicants who are great at multitasking and working in a fast paced environment. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain more experience in the medical field. I am the head medical assistant at the office and plan on applying to PA school next year.Thank you for spreading the word about this opportunity, Students who are interested and meet our current availability needs can contact the office at 805-546-9911, or can contact me directly at 760-505-4575. They can also email their resume to jdustinbernard@gmail.com. Thank you, Cameron J.Medical AssistantDr. J Dustin BernardPhone: 805-546-9911Fax: 805-546-9933

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MCAT Scholarship Application due October 10 and *FREE* Organic Chemistry MCAT course

Sep 22, 2021

The Department of Chemistry at Clemson University is working on efforts to improve access to higher education.MCAT Preparation programs can cost thousands of dollars and they provide a decided advantage to those who can afford them in terms of scores and entry to medical school.The program they work with currently has 237 full scholarships for a high quality MCAT preparation program prepared by faculty from biology, physics, psychology, sociology and English departments.They are especially trying to get scholarships to students from groups underrepresented in the medical profession and to first-generation college students to give them an equal opportunity for improved MCAT scores, medical school admission, and ultimately to increase their entry to medical professions.Current applications are due October 10. Students can learn about the program and access the scholarship application here:https://www.proton.guru/scholarshipsThe application is a simple Wix form and should take a student <15 minutes to complete.You can evaluate the Organic Chemistry MCAT course to see whether you find it to be a quality program. The other courses are designed similarly. You can ’enroll’ for free to see all content, including videos, quizzes and an MCAT organic review text. The free MCAT organic course is here: https://pgsolutions.thinkific.com/courses/mcat-organic-chemistry

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FREE Full length MCAT Practice Exam~ Hurry: Offer ends soon!

Sep 21, 2021

Students~For a limited time we are offering you a FREE Full length practice examUse this link to gets yours:  https://bit.ly/3kpSjDODirections:Place test #4 in your cart, proceed to checkout, place the code: freemcatek4 and you will not be chargedNote: This code will be valid for 2 weeks onlyAlso: A reminder to schedule your Complimentary MCAT Coaching Call~ Go over your MCAT Prep plan with one of our Coaches to BE CERTAIN you are utilizing all of your MCAT resources for your prep. Use this link to schedule your free session: https://bit.ly/2XGXAL6We look forward to talking with you soon!!GOOD LUCK!Megan and BrookeExamkrackers MCAT TeamMegan GalvinNational Director of College Programsmegan@examkrackers.comPhone: 484-374-9377Fax: 859-305-6458124 MacArthur Court, Nicholasville, KY 40356Text EKMCAT to 545454 to receive notifications about our courses and products! 

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SHPEP Nursing and PA Webinars

Sep 21, 2021

 In an effort to improve access to information and resources for students interested in the health professions, the SHPEP National Program Office (NPO) will be hosting two (2) webinars that are open for anyone to attend. Be sure to get these sessions on your calendar and share this message with anyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.SHPEP webinars are always recorded and posted on the SHPEP YouTube channel within a week of the live session. Please subscribe to our channel to receive important and timely information regarding SHPEP and the health professions.  Understanding the Most Trusted Profession: An Exploration of Opportunities within NursingWebinar: Sept. 29, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern TimeAre you interested in learning more about nursing, including opportunities to practice, teach, research, advocate, and lead? If so, this webinar is for you! Learn more about the different nursing career and educational pathways available, explore efforts to enrich diversity in the nursing workforce and address health equity, review the process for applying to nursing school, and discover the different resources available as you progress along your journey. This session will feature an opportunity to ask questions and gain more information. Register Here!The Path to Physician Assistant: Pre-PA to PA-CWebinar: Oct. 5, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern TimeJoin Heather Storm, Program Manager at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), as we review the PA profession and its career opportunities, what to expect in the application process and in PA school, and resources to guide you along the way. We will also have time for Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you might have about the PA profession! Register Here!Contact the SHPEP National Program OfficePhone: 1 (866) 587- 6337 (toll-free)Email: shpep@aamc.orgWebsite: shpep.orgSHPEP is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

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AAMC Fee Assistance Program

Sep 21, 2021

 Recipients of the Fee Assistance Program can save over $2,000 by utilizing the benefits on their premed journey. Each Fee Assistance Program award includes access to the MSAR website, reduced fees for MCAT registration, waived MCAT Official Prep product fees, assistance in paying for an updated psychoeducational or medical evaluation (if required to support an MCAT accommodation application), and waived AMCAS application fees for one application cycle. Learn more about the benefits of the Fee Assistance Program.Some medical schools waive secondary application fees for fee assistance recipients. Schools include this information in their Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) profiles. This information can be found under the "Secondary application" - "Fee Waiver Ability" section of MSAR.  AAMC Fee Assistance Program benefits are not retroactive. If an applicant is awarded fee assistance benefits, they cannot apply the benefits to previous registrations or purchases. For example, if an applicant registers for the MCAT exam or purchases a prep product before receiving their benefits, they will not be reimbursed for the discounted rate. Similarly, they will not be able to use their awarded medical school designations if their AMCAS application was submitted before their Fee Assistance Program application was approved.Due to the many challenges facing premed during the coronavirus pandemic, the AAMC adjusted the income eligibility criteria. Applicants to the 2021 Fee Assistance Program will be granted benefits if each household reported on their application has a 2020 total family income that is 400 percent or less than the 2020 national poverty level for that family size (previously set at 300 percent or less).There is a reconsideration process for applicants experiencing financial loss of income due to coronavirus. If an applicant is denied 2021 Fee Assistance Program benefits, they can submit a reconsideration request. To request reconsideration, applicants should email fapreconsideration@aamc.org or call 202-828-0600 to be provided with the Reconsideration Request form.Check out the AAMC website to apply for fee assistance as you prepare for the MCAT and application to medical school!https://students-residents.aamc.org/fee-assistance-program/fee-assistance-program

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University of Maryland PharmD Info Session 9/24 at 2:00 PM

Sep 21, 2021

 The Doctor of Pharmacy program at UM SOP engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities and drives the future by creating new roles for pharmacists in advanced clinical practice and disease management and by conducting cutting-edge research in drug discovery and development. Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf and student representatives will provide an overview of our four year PharmD program and opportunities at the School of Pharmacy and across campus.FRIDAY, SEPT 24, 2021  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ESTRegister Now!

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Pre-Med Pathway Boot Camp

Sep 21, 2021

 The California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (CHSU-COM) and Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) are pleased to offer a Pre-Med Boot Camp for pre-med students.Over the course of this four-weekend boot camp, pre-med students will have the opportunity to participate in activities revolving around MCAT studying tips and test taking strategies, as well as receive Anatomy and Physiology MCAT concept reviews. They will also be provided with MCAT study materials, including a practice test and a study book, to keep as they continue to prepare for the MCAT.Pre-med students will learn:MCAT study tipsMCAT Anatomy and Physiology concept reviewsPersonal statement writing skillsInterview tips and techniquesInsights into DO school and curriculumExperience a team-based learning formatAnd pre-med students will also get an inside look into CHSU-COM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program!Get tips from current medical studentsHave the opportunity to ask the Admissions team questionsExperience our Microsoft HoloLens technologyTour our Simulation CenterSee a live demonstration of culinary medicine in our on-campus Teaching KitchenRegister at  https://osteopathic.chsu.edu/premed-bootcamp/ !

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New Peer Advisor Intros!

Sep 17, 2021

Anya FerrisMajor: 4th year Nutrition Science, Pre-MedHometown: San Jose, CAHobbies: cooking/baking, stargazing, going to coffee shops, staying activeSLO recommendation: Sycamore Hot Springs! Gwyneth StubbsMajor: 4th year Biological Science, concentration in Anatomy and Physiology, Pre-MedHometown: Susanville, CAHobbies: hiking, surfing, hammocking SLO recommendation: Tri-Tip ChallengeLily WilliamsMajor: Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Med   Hometown: Pendleton, OregonHobbies: I love to crochet in my free time and to go for walks and hikes! I also am an avid reader of Sapkowski’s Witcher series. SLO recommendation: Visit the Elfin forest. 

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MCAT Examinee Update: 2022 Registration Opens on October 13-14

Sep 17, 2021

 Registration Opening for January and March-June The 2022 MCAT exam registration opening will be held on October 13 and 14. We will open registration for test centers in part of the United States and some international locations on October 13 at noon ET, and in all remaining test center locations on October 14 at noon ET. View the 2022 Testing Calendar.View the map of testing locations or continue reading below for more information. Depending on where you plan to take the exam, you will be able to access the system beginning on the dates and times listed below. If you're not ready to schedule your exam, the MCAT Registration System will remain open for scheduling available dates after October 14. Priority Scheduling  Priority scheduling will be available for examinees with approved accommodations. Examinees with approved accommodations will receive an email notification from Pearson VUE the week of September 13 with instructions to begin submitting scheduling requests. If you have approved accommodations and do not receive this email from Pearson VUE, please contact accommodations@aamc.org.Other Important Information Fees: Rescheduling and cancellation fees will be in place for the 2022 testing year. Please review the deadlines on our website. Health and Safety: We are continuing to monitor the conditions of the pandemic and state and local guidance through the fall. Health and safety protocols for the 2022 testing year will be determined in the coming months, and we will post updated information on our website by the end of November. AAMC Fee Assistance Program: If you are interested in applying to the Fee Assistance Program, please allow at least 10 business days before registration day for your application to be reviewed. Fee Assistance Program benefits are not retroactive. Learn more about the benefits and application at www.aamc.org/fap.

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Information Session: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM)

Sep 17, 2021

We would like to invite your premedical students to attend a virtual information session about Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM).  We hope to provide an overview of the MD and MD/PhD program, student experiences, as well as application and interview tips. Click here for more info!

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UF Application Deadline Extension: Spring 22' online MA or GC in Arts in Medicine

Sep 17, 2021

 Spring 22' Application Deadlines ExtendedOur application deadline has been extended to October 15 for our Spring 22' cohort of the online MA or GC in Arts in Medicine. Please visit our online graduate program page to learn more or share. Classes begin January 3, 2022.Request InformationScholarship Deadline & GPA Requirements ModifiedWe are also pleased to announce that our scholarship funding application deadline has been extended to October 1.There is no minimum GPA to apply for funding. Instead, a minimum 3.5 GPA after the first semester in our program is required to maintain funding.Current grad students in our program may also apply for scholarship funding and must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA to qualify.Scholarship ApplicationWe seek applicants from diverse disciplines and backgrounds interested in advancing the field of arts in health. Those with a spark for creativity, a passion for wellness, and an accredited bachelor's degree in any major may apply!Graduate Certificate10-months,12 credits,$660 per credit hour.Become a practitioner.How to Apply (GC AiM)Master of Arts2-years, 36 credits,$660 per credit hour.Become a leader.How to Apply (MA AiM)ScholarshipDr. John Graham-Pole or Emerging Leaders, up to $750 per term.How to Apply (Scholarship)

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Virtual Medical School Fair on 9/21

Sep 17, 2021

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) invites you to attend Strategies and Resources for Minority Premeds and Applicants on Tuesday, September 21st from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. ET. This virtual fair is for aspiring medical students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Experts will provide tips and resources for attendees who self-identify as racial and/or ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, high school students or prospective applicants in the current or upcoming admission cycles. Attendees will be able to chat with medical school admissions and diversity affairs officers from medical schools across the U.S. and Canada. All aspiring medical students are welcome to participate. Attendees will get the opportunity to: Receive 15% off of a 1- or 2-year subscription to the Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) website. View live panel discussions and participate in Q&A sessions. Learn about applying to medical school, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), MCAT®, and other AAMC services. Chat with current medical students and ask questions in our Medical Student Lounge.

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DEADLINE EXTENSION: UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac Program

Aug 18, 2021

 We have extended our deadline for UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac Program! Our application now closes on September 15, 2021, and you can find our application on PostBacCAS. Our program has several unique features designed to address the whole applicant’s needs, including upper division science coursework, optional reinforcement courses in chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, year-long test preparation, and seminars in Learning & Test Taking Strategies, Medical Terminology, Narrative Medicine, and Application Preparation. Because our program will start each January and end the following December, we will have over 6 months of wrap-around advising services to prepare their health profession applications before the next cycle begins. Students will also select one of the following tracks: Clinical (EMT) or Health Equity, providing them with a culminating experience during the summer quarter. We will offer a high-touch advising model, as well as a composite letter. We are fully committed to the success of our post-bac students, and intend to make their investment in their education meaningful and impactful.  Please see our attached brochure and our website to learn more. Click here for more information!If you have any further questions, please email postbac@ucdavis.edu.~ UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac Program

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Pre-Med UC Post-baccalaureate Webinar

Aug 16, 2021

 ​Don't miss out on the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium's September webinars!"The UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is a partnership of postbaccalaureate premedical programs at the Schools of Medicine at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Francisco. The mission of the Consortium is to increase the number of physicians who practice in shortage areas of California by assisting capable and dedicated students from disadvantaged backgrounds in gaining admission to medical school."To learn more click here! **All credit for this post is given to the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium.**

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SHPEP: Exploring Public Health and Applying to Grad School Webinar (8/24/21)

Aug 16, 2021

Exploring Public Health and Applying to Grad School WebinarTuesday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern TimeIn an effort to improve access to information and resources for students interested in the health professions, the SHPEP National Program Office (NPO) will be hosting the Exploring Public Health and Applying to Grad School webinar on Tuesday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. ET. During this session, Tracie Seward, Senior Director for Outreach & Recruitment at the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), will review career and educational opportunities in public health, the application process, and resources to help you find your fit. There will also be ample Q&A time, so be sure to bring all of your questions about public health! Please feel free to join the live session and share the registration link with your network. SHPEP webinars are always recorded and posted on the SHPEP YouTube channel within a week of the live viewing. Subscribe to our channel to receive important and timely information regarding SHPEP and the health professions.   Click here to register!   What is the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)? SHPEP is a FREE six-week transformative summer experience for college freshman and sophomore students interested in the health professions. The program offers opportunities to explore health careers, including dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health. SHPEP scholars have a legacy of success: over 65% of scholars who apply to medical and dental school are accepted.Visit shpep.org to learn more! 

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Choose DO: Medical School Virtual Expo (9/14/21)

Aug 9, 2021

AACOM invites you to meet with representatives from up to 37 medical schools from the comfort of your home on September 14, 2021 at our free Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo.Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat roomsLearn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical studentMeet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current residents, and moreExplore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required**All credit for this post and the included image is given to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Emory University Pre-Health Advising Blog, where this information was shared originally.**

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Indiana University: Diversity in Optometry Webinar (08/03/2021)

Aug 2, 2021

Join the Indiana University School of Optometry (ISUO) tomorrow, August 3rd at 4pm PST for this virtual conversation with IUSO students and graduates. These leaders will share insight from their experience on why minority representation in the profession is important and how it can be cultivated. They will explore how diversity in the field lends to cultural competence and how it leads to better patient care. Register here for the webinar. 

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