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!
If you’re a diligent medical school applicant, then likely your primary application will be ready far before June 1st. But maybe you’re more of a “feels pressure late” type who prefers to make deadlines at the last minute? Whatever your preference for meeting deadlines, we have received feedback from applicants that they are not always prepared for the onslaught of secondary applications and specifically, secondary essay preparation, so here are some tips from Midd grads who have just completed the application cycle:
- The Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts Database is a database of past and current medical school secondary essay prompts to help you get a head start on your secondary applications.
- Pre-write your secondaries! Use the database above for a starting point and then draft essays that you can reuse. Focus on content that you can tweak and reuse for several schools. This will save you time once the secondaries begin rolling in.
- You will have a large number of essays to write in a short amount of time, so don’t focus too long on one school essay. While you certainly want your best effort in each essay, don’t worry about being perfect. Complete the draft, have someone look over it, get it polished, and move on.
We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions!
The consulting field is much broader than you might think!
Monday, April 24, 2017; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103
- PANEL: A facilitated Q&A discussion where students may engage with the alumni working as consultants in education, federal and international government, global corporate strategy, and nonprofit consulting firms.
Monday, April 24, 2017; 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Adirondack House
- ALUMNI ADVISING: Eoin Power ’12 will available to meet informally with students for one-on-one informational conversations (sign up in MOJO).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon in Adirondack House
- ALUMNI ADVISING: Tucker Van Aken ’12 will available to meet informally with students for one-on-one informational conversations (sign up in MOJO).
- Julia Deutsch ’13 is an analyst with Public Works Partners, a New York City-based management consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Public Works Partners specializes in program design and implementation, organizational development, economic and financial analysis, and management of multi-stakeholder projects. In her role, Julia engages with clients on projects ranging from launching a national survey to inform financial education policy to helping a local nonprofit scale its job placement program.
- Kira Gordon ’12 is a Senior Associate Consultant in Life Sciences at Charles River Associates, a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. Within Life Sciences, CRA helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies achieve optimum performance across key aspects of their business, including innovation, commercial success, organization, and reputation.
- Eoin Power ’11.5 is a Senior Analyst at Avascent, where he supports clients in federal and international government-driven markets. Eoin works primarily on projects dealing with airborne platforms and defense-industrial policy. Before joining Avascent, Eoin was a consultant at The Beacon Group, where he worked with Fortune 500 clients in the defense, healthcare, and industrial technology sectors.
- Katie Schott ’16 is a Senior Associate at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. The Advisory Board is a best practice research and consulting firm that works with organizations in both Health Care and Education.
- Tucker Van Aken ’12 is a Director with the China practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global corporate strategy and government relations firm based in Washington, DC. Tucker helps clients understand China’s political and economic environment and develops the corporate and government relations strategies necessary to succeed in a complex political economy. He also serves clients in greater East Asia and has extensive experience with financial sector and energy and environment clients.
Are you planning to go through the Health Professions Committee (HPC) next year, but will be abroad?
If so, we wanted to connect with you now to remind you that HPC deadlines begin in the FALL.
Top 6 Things to Remember:
- Email us as soon as possible to let us know you will be planning to go through committee starting Fall, 2017. We will place you on our email list.
- Keep a frequent eye on our Application Timeline on our website. If you will be somewhere where internet access is infrequent, make sure to print out the timeline or at least put the deadlines on your calendar.
- There will be an information session in late September so make sure you are on our email list so we can send you the pertinent information.
- October 1st and 15th will be the first deadlines to join the HPC process. Your Self-Assessment Guide, Committee Selection Form and head shot will be due and you will need to have opened an Interfolio account.
- We are here to support you in this process and are happy to meet with you via phone and skype appointments while you are abroad. You can schedule with one of the advisors online.
- If you plan to be abroad during the Spring 2018 term, please make sure to review our Skype policy for Health Professions interviews.
We wish you safe travels and an incredible study abroad experience.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the HPC process.
SAVE THE DATE!
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Invites premeds to their annual INFORMATION SESSION on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.
This program is geared towards college juniors, seniors & college graduates interested in medical school.
Learn more about:
- Admissions process
- Medical students experiences
- Campus life
Office of Student Admissions
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 60
Brooklyn, NY 11203
A note from the Pre-Medical Society Board:
Advising panel SUNDAY, April 23rd at 8:00 PM in BiHall (exact location TBA). Here we’ll have upperclassmen answering questions and giving advice about Fall 2018 registration. Feel free to come with plenty of questions! If you plan to come please fill out this survey so that we know how many cookies to make: https://docs.google.com/a/middlebury.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdboKw4kP8Gyd_ZURIbZWa-yC_CZUcg7OKGhL221nL4GQ1bRg/viewform?usp=sf_link.
We also plan to visit the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth on Saturday, May 6th. We will be leaving at 8:30 AM and returning by 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. We have a limited amount of space, so please watch out for the next email we send out which will contain an itinerary and a RSVP form. This form will need to be filled out before April 30th.
Give Blood. Give Life.
Did you know that 1 in 7 will need blood at some point in their lifetime but only 1 in 20 will donate?
The Pre-Medical society will be hosting a blood drive TODAY (Wednesday, April 19) from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM in the Proctor basement. We encourage our members to check out this event.
Since the need for blood is always very high, any help is appreciated! For those who are interested in volunteering with this blood drive (or in the future), please don’t hesitate to let the Pre-Medical Society know. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Be a part of a uniquely positive community this summer.
Mayhew is a not-for-profit organization that challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.
At their summer facility located on Mayhew Island in beautiful Newfound Lake, New Hampshire, the boys are challenged to help create a positive, supportive, and sustainable community both within their cabin groups and in the greater Island community as a whole.
“Hey, wait a minute,” you might be thinking, “that sounds like a summer camp to me. I don’t want to be a camp counselor.”
Yes they’re a summer camp looking for counselors, but WAIT! They’re not your typical summer camp.
What makes Mayhew different?
Mayhew boys all come from disadvantaged backgrounds (low-income, single-parent homes) and participate tuition-free. Some boys are referred to Mayhew because they’ve demonstrated questionable behaviors at home and at school that make them at-risk for more serious problems in the future. Other boys simply lack opportunities to participate in the sorts of activities that Mayhew offers. Still other boys are referred to Mayhew simply because they can benefit from the boost in self-esteem that Mayhew often provides. Regardless of the reason for their referrals, all Mayhew boys must make their own decision to join the Mayhew community and to strive to live up to its ideals and expectations.
Mayhew offers great training in learning to work effectively with young people: an invaluable experience for anyone interested in teaching or working in the social services.
- First and foremost, they look to hire good people.
- They seek individuals who are interested in living in an intentional community, individuals who are willing to be selfless and to sacrifice their own interests for the good of the boys and for the program.
- They seek individuals of strong character, maturity, adaptability, and personal responsibility who naturally model the sorts of behaviors and interactions they hope to promote in the boys of the program.
- A good sense of humor, creativity, patience, a strong work-ethic, a willingness to learn, a commitment to purpose, a readiness to live and work within a highly structured and disciplined setting, and a strong ability to work well with others are also tremendously important.
- With the extraordinarily demanding environment we like to create on Mayhew Island, they hire only the most capable and resourceful applicants each year.
- Collegiate area-of-study is not important (past staff have included English, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Sports Science majors).
- Past experience working with children is ideal but not required. Interest in working with at-risk youth is vital.
- Finally, candidates must be available for the full ten-week commitment from June 10, 2017 until August 15, 2017.
Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and would struggle in a less supportive setting. All of Camp Ramapo’s programming is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, overcome obstacles, develop self-confidence, and experience success. Camp Ramapo offers a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio.
As a Camp Ramapo counselor, you’ll receive:
- Intensive, evidence-informed training on our Ramapo Approach, which is sought out by educators, school leaders, youth workers and caregivers around the world
- One-on-one interaction with children who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges.
- A network of people within Ramapo for Children’s community, which includes year-round staff members, trainers, board members and counselor alumni, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work and psychology
- Free room and board on our 250-acre campus
- Competitive compensation
• Willingness to learn
The Clinical Research Assistant assists in the daily clinical research study activities, including: the collection, maintenance, and organization of study documents and data, preparation of grant applicants and regulatory documents for the Institutional Review Board and Grants and Contracts Office, and the coordination of all study-related procedures, visits, and meetings.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides assistance with all research-related activities, including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening patients for eligibility, registering subjects with the sponsoring agency, administering lifestyle questionnaires, coordinating subject visits and preparing applicable study documents.
- Collects and records study data. Inputs and maintains data in the research database.
- Assists in the completion of regulatory paperwork, including grant application preparations and IRB/GCO submissions and filings.
- Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with institutional procedures. Ensures the accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.
- Secures, delivers and ships clinical specimens as required by the study sponsors and protocol.
- Facilitates the administrative scheduling, document preparation, and visit coordination for subject visits.