Are you a first generation college student interested in health professions? The Health Professions and STEM Advisors are here to support you.
If you just arrived on campus, you can meet them at the Academic Forum on Tuesday, September 3rd between 2:00-4:00 PM.
Other resources to consider:
- Academic Support – If you need help, check out Peer STEM Tutors who are there to assist in a wide range of math, science, social science, and related courses, including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, economics, logic, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. Some tutors run weekly drop-in sessions while others work with students in scheduled appointments. There is also STEM and Quantitative Skills Support – whether you are wondering what course to take, are already enrolled in a course with a quantitative component, or are working on a senior thesis, they have resources to help you. Professional and peer tutors are available to assist students in a wide variety of STEM subjects. These services are free of charge to Middlebury College students.
- Peer Mentoring Program – You have the option of participating in Middlebury’s mentoring program as either a mentor or mentee. The purpose is to connect first-generation students with each other in pairs for further individualized support. Students have complete ownership as to what they want their mentorship experience to look like, whether it be friendship, academic advising, anything else or all of the above. All of the mentors undergo a short training to help them reflect on their own first-generation experience that will help their mentees thrive academically. socially, and professionally. In addition to the one-and-one meetings between mentors and mentees, we also host group events for the mentoring program.
- Find Your Squad – Seek out group and study partners who are a good fit with your study goals; they’ll push you to learn more and make the most of your time.
- Get Involved – Join a student org! If you are interested in an org that focuses on health professions, consider: GlobeMed at Middlebury College (GlobeMed) – The mission of GlobeMed is to connect the assets of a student-led network to grassroots health organizations working in communities around the world; Middlebury First Responders (MFR) – They are an on campus community of EMTs who will act as first responders for on campus calls. MFR will hold monthly meetings or trainings in order to benefit a community of like minded individuals on campus. Trainings will provide opportunities for EMTs; The Pre-Health Society is a an organization to provide support for pre-health students at Middlebury College. We lead class advising sessions and provide information about internship and volunteer opportunities.
- Learn About the Community – Check out the Center for Community Engagement. Looking for community engagement opportunities? Want to use what you’ve learned in the classroom to help address real-world problems, or learn even more from the expertise of one of our community partners? Want to develop new skills, discover new interests, or meet new people while making a difference in your community? They’re here to help!
- Schedule an Appointment With One of Our Advisors!
- First Gen Medicine – FirstGenMedicine is a free website that allows students who are applying to medical school an opportunity to ask questions about what classes to take, how to be actively involved on campus an off-campus, how to prepare for the MCAT, and how to ultimately apply to medical schools.
Welcome to campus!
We look forward to meeting you!
The Health Professions team is fond of reminding you that once you are in the medical school’s zip code, consider yourself on the interview stage as everyone with whom you interact-from secretary to tour guide to cafeteria worker-might be asked to share feedback on your demeanor. With medical school interview season kicking into gear, we thought it timely to share a reflection from a recent alum that underscores this point:
“I’ve utilized the student host program for every interview that I’ve attended because it saves a lot of money (no $150+/night wasted on hotels!) and it offers another opportunity to meet a current student and learn more about the school. So far, all my hosts have been wonderful! During one interview, I mentioned to my interviewer that I stayed with a current student, and she asked for his name. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but the next day I got a text from my host saying that the interviewer asked him what was his opinion of me. Luckily, the guy and I got along really well. This event underscored the fact that you have to be polite and friendly with everyone who is in any way affiliated with the school of medicine–including the hosts! Even if you don’t know that you’re being judged, you are, and everyone’s opinions of you matter. I’ve found that there’s no need to send the hosts a formal thank-you letter, a nice text after your interview will suffice, and try to bring a small thank-you gift. These students are doing us interviewees a huge favor by hosting–make sure that they know they’re appreciated!”
Great advice! Do YOU have any interview tips to share? Contact our office and we will be happy to post them.
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Pre-SOMA conference this year on Saturday, September 28th on their Biddeford campus in Maine. This event will run from 8 AM to 4 PM. The theme of this conference is “So you want to be a DOctor?”. UNE COM is excited to host students, advisors, and colleagues from osteopathic medical schools, and guests.
Registration is now open for this event and can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/preSOMA2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:30 PM in Hillcrest 103.
Join us as we demystify the professional school application process.
Mary Lothrop, the Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising, will be leading a session on Middlebury’s internal health professions committee and how to be most competitive in the admissions process.
Wednesday, September 4th from 2:30-4:30 pm in ADK House at CCI
First-Years! Join us.
Writing your first college résumé may seem daunting, but our advisors make the process easy! Learn how to turn the experience you gained during high school into a strong Middlebury résumé. Stop by the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) anytime between 2:30pm and 4:30pm to meet with a CCI advisor.
Your new college résumé will help you to:
- apply for on-campus jobs and other opportunities;
- apply for future internships;
- and more!
*NOTE* If you have one, please bring a copy of your most recent résumé. If you don’t already have a draft, don’t worry! Simply bring a list of activities or a laptop computer so you can review your Common App activity list with a CCI advisor.
Welcome class of 2023!!
CCI is hosting an open house on Monday, September 2nd
from 1:00-3:00 pm!
You’ve made a great choice in deciding to spend your college career at Middlebury, and we look forward to meeting you soon. If you want to get a jump start on meeting our advisors and checking out CCI, join us at our open house!
We’re excited to share InGenius Prep’s FREE webinar on “How to Succeed with Your Secondaries,” which will take place on July 23rd at 8:00 pm EST.
Secondaries are quickly rolling into inboxes and it’s important to submit them as early as possible to make a strong impression on med schools.
The webinar will be hosted by Chantal Lunderville, a Former Med School Application Reader & Interviewer from UCLA and an InGenius Prep counselor.
This webinar will be Q&A style! Students can submit any questions they have ahead of time to email@example.com, tweet @InGeniusPrep with the hashtag #secondariessuccess, or ask them live at the webinar.
You can register here.
CCI is offering a UNIQUE Winter Term 2020 opportunity for Super Senior Febs, Seniors, and Juniors.
The month long J-Term Middlebury Regional EMS EMT Internship is an opportunity typically reserved for First-Year and Sophomore students. For the past two years we selected two upper class students to participate in the internship as class captains. In addition to fulfilling all the course requirements, the captains served as a resource for the younger students and helped out the lead paramedic with blast emails, logistics, and even calling and then picking up a student who had overslept!!! A typical day begins around 7:30 AM with the captain scraping ice off of and warming up a college van, then driving students from ADK Circle to the station house. The day ends with a captain driving the students back to campus between 4:30-5:00 PM and returning the van. You must have a Middlebury College driver’s license or be willing to go through the Middlebury College Driver’s License Program this fall in order to be considered for this opportunity.
The cost of the EMT internship is to be determined; last year it was $650.00 and we anticipate that it will be close to this figure. Students who receive financial aid at Middlebury pay $100.00.
Interested students should email and attach a resume to Hannah Benz (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining why this opportunity is a good fit.
Applications are due to Hannah Benz (email@example.com) by 8/15/19. Late submissions will not be considered.
Questions? Please email Hannah Benz directly.
Some students elect to take a GRE subject test in preparation for graduate school. The paper based exam (available for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Literature in English) is administered three times per academic year; in September, October, and April.
Middlebury College will be administering GRE subject tests in Twilight Hall on:
- Saturday, September 14, 2019
- Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Saturday, April 4, 2020
Seats are limited for the exam, so students are encouraged to register early through the ETS website.
Not all graduate programs require the subject test, and GREs come with an expiration date (typically 5 years), so consider meeting with a faculty or CCI advisor if you are considering taking a GRE subject test.
For additional information, please visit the GRE subject test section of the Educational Testing Service website.
A note from our colleagues in the Undergraduate Research Office.
You have trained with your faculty mentor, done a lab safety session, completed the RCR module and signed up for some data workshops. You have some shiny new skills.
Next, come have lunch with Undergraduate Research and advisors from the Center for Career and Internships on Thursday, 6/27 at noon in MBH 216. Mary Lothrop will lead a discussion on translating those skills and your summer experience into resume points and interview answers to get future opportunities.
Sign up by Monday, 6/24 to have lunch available.
On-Campus Activities Schedule
Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel, 7/11 from 12-1 pm in MBH 216 – Come have lunch and hear newer faculty discuss the graduate school experience. Sign Up by 7/8 to have lunch available.
Summer Research Symposium, 7/25 at 2 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall