Thursday, May 4 from 6:00-8:30 PM in Coltrane Lounge
Enjoy PIZZA from Green Peppers Restaurant (starting at 6:00 PM)
Come learn about the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program: When you’re pursuing an advanced health care degree, the last thing on your mind should be how you’re going to pay for it. The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Qualifying students receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.
Be a part of their SUTURE CLINIC! It’s a great experience for those who are considering medicine as a career path and for those who just want to learn something new!
A note from our alumnae, Joanna Georgakas:
My research group at McLean Hospital (a Harvard affiliate and member of Partners Health Care) is looking to hire a recent grad for a clinical research assistant position. The research group is based out of the memory clinic at McLean and our research is focused on Alzheimer’s disease and Geriatric Mood Disorders. We work both in a clinical basis, assisting with new memory clinic intakes, and a research basis, coordinating several ongoing trials. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly or you can apply via https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3038525&lang=en
McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean’s multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
Working under the supervision of a Senior Research Assistant, Manager or Principal Investigator and following established policies and procedures, provides assistance on clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKG’s, etc; maintaining and updating data generated by the study.
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
We just learned of a terrific research opportunity for a graduating senior interested in Neuroscience or Molecular Biology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. A 2014 Middlebury graduate spent 2 years in the Kohtz lab and had a fantastic experience. Now Dr. Kohtz is looking to hire another Midd grad!
Please reach out to Dr. Jhumku Kohtz directly to learn more about this opportunity.
The health professions office has recently purchased the 2017 edition of The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School. Feel free to borrow the book from us for a day or two, or leaf through it in our office. Lots of helpful information!
Stop in our office any time during office hours (8:15 AM-5:00 PM) and sign the book out – OR – feel free to hang out on the cozy couches in CCI and read it here!
Friday, April 28, 12:30-3:15 PM in MBH 216
Waleed Helweh – “Magnetic circular dichroism of mutated dicobalt(II) hydrolase enzymes”
Isabelle Leibler – “The synthesis and characterization of precursors to “X,Y-BIPHEP” chiral catalytic ligands”
Sebastian Fica Contreras – “Lys-16 in Amyloid Beta, Sugars, and Cu(II) Play a Critical Role in the Oxidative Stress Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Disease”
Greg Bowe – “The Effect of pH and Glycation on the ROS Generation and Conformation of Amyloid-β: Implications to Alzheimer’s Disease”
Nate Henning – “The Role of Zinc in Alzheimer’s Disease”
Friday, May 5, 12:30-3:15 PM in MBH 216
Thomas Cowell – “The Thermal Decomposition of Thiophene”
Jared Whitman – “Mechanism of the Thermal Decomposition of Ethanethiol”
Andrew Grant – “Mechanism of bone sensitivity to exogenous hormone exposures”
Cameron Pierce – “Electronic effects of chiral ligands on enantioselectivity: synthesis and investigation of OMe,CF3-BIPHEP”
Eric Stanton – “Synthesis of a Chromium Complexed Poly-(p-phenylene ethynylene) Polymer As a Potential Molecular Wire”
Friday, May 12, 12:30-3:15 PM in MBH 216
Lauren McLean – “Developing methods to quantify secondary metabolite gene expression in Antarctic Marinobacter gelidimuriae”
Josie Trichka – “The Antioxidant Properties of D-Allose: Modulation of Antioxidant Pathways and Correlation to Cancer Cell Proliferation Inhibition”
Roberto Barbier – “The Effect of Enolase Acetylation on Plasminogen Binding in Borrelia burgdorferi”
Joe Lovelace – “Characterization of the B. burgdorferi BdrQ protein, a possible protein acetyltransferase”
Sarah Koenigsberg – “Borrelia burgdorferi Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase: Enzymatic Characterization and Moonlighting”
Rita Allen Fellowship is available for the candidates who are working as media producers, journalists, or working scientists with a commitment to science communication.
Deadline- June 30, 2017
The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year’s support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public. The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA.
The goal of the Rita Allen Fellowship is to identify ways to expand how and to whom science news and information are communicated. It also aims to discover new information by experimenting with best practices that will provide all science media producers with tools to reach new audiences more effectively.
Elizabeth Christopherson, President of the Rita Allen Foundation, says, “The Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication will explore the state of science journalism today and propose new and innovative approaches for improving popular understanding of science.” She calls science literacy “a cornerstone of our democracy.”
More information about the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication will be added here over the next few months, or you can contact program coordinator Judith Vecchione.
To apply, click here.
Current dental school applicants, remember…
- Read all of the ADEA AADSAS application questions and instructions carefully before you apply. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.
- ADEA AADSAS applications will not be processed until all official undergraduate transcripts are received. Official transcripts should be sent to ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Center at P.O. Box 9110, Watertown, MA, 02471. If using express mail, send to ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Center c/o Liaison International, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.
- After the ADEA AADSAS application, fee payment and official transcripts are received, it usually takes about four to six weeks to process an application. Check the status of your application regularly to make sure there is nothing holding up the process.
- Check with your designated dental schools to make sure you fulfill all of their individual supplemental application requirements.
- Apply early! We suggest submitting your application as close to the June 1st opening as possible.
Questions for AADSAS?
- Phone: 617-612-2045 (applicant inquiries only)
- Application: portal.aadsasweb.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Dental Education Association is hosting GoDental Virtual Fairs May 21 and June 15.
Visit ADEA GoDental to register for the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs! Taking place in two parts in May and June, the events will help you prepare for the opening of the next ADEA AADSAS® application cycle and directly connect you to admissions officers representing more than 45 U.S. dental schools.
Don’t delay, register today!
Congratulations to Andrew Stoner for being awarded the 27th Annual T. Ragan Ryan Award for Excellence!
The award was established in 1990 by Emily and Thomas C. Ryan in memory of their son, T. Ragan Ryan ’91. The award is bestowed upon a junior or senior who “best exemplifies the spirit of humanism and excellence in premedical studies exemplified by Ragan Ryan”. The recipient is chosen by the Ryan family and Dr. Phil Johnson after reviewing nominees provided by the Health Professions Program at Middlebury College. Andrew joins a distinguished group of former recipients who have gone on to make significant contributions to the field of medicine. The Ryan family shared that they were very impressed and deeply moved by the work Andrew has done to understand opiate addiction and his support for patients struggling with chemical dependency.
To learn more about Ragan and the award, you can read the article from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston magazine entitled Ryans honor son’s love of medicine after tragic loss.
We will be hosting an award ceremony for Andrew and the 2017 nominees on Tuesday, May 9th from 12:30-1:30 PM in MBH 331.
The 2017 nominees are:
Our congratulations to all of the nominees!
To our Pre-Health candidates currently going through the Health Professions Committee process:
The Health Professions Committee is in the process of reviewing all candidates, thank you all for the time and effort (and travel) you put into your interviews! Our team stands ready to assist you through the critical next steps in completing your application(s). First and foremost – review the online Application Timeline. Below are the final steps for you to complete the application process.
Deadline (for alumni/alumna): May 1, 2017
Deadline (for undergrads): May 15, 2017
First Week of May: Applications Open!
- Medical School
- AMCAS application opens Tuesday, May 2, 2017
- AACOMAS application opens Thursday, May 4, 2017
- TMDSAS (Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service) application opens Monday, May 1, 2017
- Dental School – AADSAS application opens Thursday, June 1, 2017 (dental students apply a little later)
Deadline: June 1, 2017
- Please be sure to share your preferred post-Midd e-mail address with our office.
- Ensure your Interfolio account* is current
- Letters of Recommendation*
- Committee Letter Request*
- Read the Application Instruction Manual(s)
- If you qualify, apply for Fee Assistance
- Once your application has been submitted in June (does not have to be June 1st), email us a PDF copy of your AMCAS/AADSAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS application*
*These items are required to be complete and in your file before we begin writing your committee letter. In early May will invite you to join a confidential Google doc spreadsheet so you can see what items still need to be handed in.
We understand this is a long and often confusing process, so please let us know if you have any questions.