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The Pulse: Medical School Insider

Monday, April 14th | 8PM ET

Getting into medical school is tough – less than half the students who apply are accepted. With application season right around the corner, we’re taking an inside look at the medical school admissions process in this special 2-hour episode. We’ll be joined live by deans of admission from prominent medical schools and experts on medical education, who will answer your questions about what it takes to go from applicant to accepted.

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Procter & Gamble will be hosting their annual Researcher Your Future in Science Seminar and would love to consider your students. Below you will find some general program information. Please route this message to the Science Department Chair and or appropriate contact to ensure your students have the opportunity to apply.

Program Overview: Our R&D organization is hosting a seminar in the summer of 2014. Through hands-on involvement and a variety of tours and presentations, seminar participants will learn what it is like to work as an R&D Researcher at P&G as we explore all areas of R&D within P&G.  P&G Researchers have unique and challenging careers supporting a wide range of cutting-edge research. During the seminar, full-time P&G Researchers will showcase various work areas, providing exposure to analytical labs, product formulation, process design and scale-up, products research, packaging, etc., to increase your understanding of Researcher career opportunities in science at P&G.  As a participant, your students will be placed in the fast-lane with the opportunity to interview for a 2015 P&G Researcher Summer Internship prior to any other intern recruiting.

The Research your Future in Science Seminar is targeted to diverse college students in a science or engineering technology related major that are finishing their first year or second year of a Bachelor’s degree program.  However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

All travel and accommodations will be paid by P&G for those selected to attend.

Online applications will be accepted year-round, but must be received by April 25, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 Research your Future in Science Seminar.   All applicants will be contacted in spring/summer 2014 as to their status.

We are seeking students with:

• Proven/exhibited leadership on or off campus.
• Ability to solve problems.
• Ability to engage and work in a diverse working environment

To Apply:

  1. Visit their website at,
  2. click on “search jobs”
  3. Enter the job number: RND00002544 Research Your Future in Science Seminar
  4. Apply

Seeking Family Physician Partner in beautiful Middlebury, VT

For well established independent 5 doctor Private Practice with 7 physician call group. Full EMR, Medical Home and Meaningful Use Certified. Full Hospitalist coverage. Flexible work schedule,  benefits, loan repayment possibilities, Collegial medical community with specialty presence.

Middlebury, Vermont: Small town life with excellent schools. Easy access to the outdoors, skiing, hiking, fishing in a College town with theater, music and the arts. 35 miles from major Medical Center and Vermont’s largest city.

Please contact:

Stacy Ladd,

802-388-1500 x232

Program Overview:
The Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado will be filling a full-time Research Assistant position starting late June, early July. The position is intended for recent graduates who are interested in Sports Medicine, preferably have some prior involvement in research, and are looking for research and clinical experience in preparation for a professional career in the medical field. All candidates must have an undergraduate degree, or must be expecting to receive one in the spring of 2014. All candidates must be able to commit to at least two full years in the position before beginning professional school.

The MRC was founded in 2006 to provide a program within the Orthopedic Institute (OI) that promotes the academic and professional development of OI faculty and research staff by fostering exemplary clinical research in pediatric orthopaedics. Areas of research interests include role of genetics in musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, spinal deformities, and hip pathologies. Collaborative efforts between the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA), MRC, the Orthopaedic Department and the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department allow expanded access to a diverse array of research interests and patient conditions.

Description of Research Activities:
Research assistants are expected to coordinate physicians and other members of the sports medicine program to design, implement, and disseminate clinical research. Research activities may include performing literature reviews, completing institutional review board applications, chart reviews, consenting patients, conducting research visits for data collection, review of patient records, data entry, presenting findings at local and national meetings, and writing manuscripts. Research collaboration with other specialties is very common.

Qualifications expected of applicants include proficiency in writing and use of Microsoft Office as well as a general understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. Any research experience is preferred but not required.

Application and Timeline:
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be given on a rolling basis.

Applicants will need to submit three documents:

  • Cover letter Current resume/CV (include GPA)
  • Single-spaced document describing the following: One paragraph describing your interest in orthopaedics, specifically sports medicine and how this opportunity fits into long-term goals and plans (250 word limit) Brief timeline of future plans, including applying to professional/graduate school, and the year of matriculation for the earliest time you might be prepared to accept an offer for a seat in professional school.

For more information or to apply, please email Bailey Terhune at You will receive confirmation once your application is complete.


Due to Health Professions Committee meetings, please note that the Friday open hours for Mrs. Wickland will be on WEDNESDAYS during the following weeks:

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 23rd 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 30th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Also, try to take advantage of the special course planning appointments for fall course registration that will be held next week as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 8th from 5:20 – 6:30 at 20 minute intervals
  • Wednesday, April 9th from 2:00-4:00 at 20 minute intervals

Please plan to bring along your updated degree progress report and your proposed schedule to this appointment. You can call 802-443-5100 to schedule the appointment.



This is the AAMC website with all the pertinent information about the MCAT 2015 or later and students should take time to study the Preview Guide that has a link on the following page:

This is a great opportunity for students who are seeking leadership in community-based projects and have an idea or a passion they would like to design a trip around.

Find the leader application and more information at go/malt, applications due April 25th. Info session April 9th 8:00 p.m. BiHall 219. Leaders design a theme and find a community partner, working to plan a week-long trip for their peers that meets community-based needs through service, education, and solidarity! MAlt trips can be domestic or international; this past year MAlt traveled to Haiti, South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Here’s how some MAlters described their trips in one word: community, warmth, eye-opening, growth, intense, challenging, humbling, real, soulful, and unforgettable. Questions? Contact Malt tri-chairs Maya Neria, Rod Abhari and Ali Lewis, or MAlt Advisor Ashley Laux,

Join the folks at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for a personal view into the world of dental student life and what it takes to get there. Experience hands on pre-clinical dentistry with the aid of current students and tour the newly renovated facilities of the Tufts Dental Boston Campus during an exciting all new half-day event!

April 11th @ 10:00 AM

  • Distinguished speakers
  • Introduction to ASDA and ADEA
  • Admissions/Financial Aid Info
  • Tour of Tufts Dental Facilities
  • Student Life Information Panel
  • Preclinical Laboratory Session

How should physicians of the future eliminate health care disparities and deliver the best patient care? Some schools are beginning to address this weighty question by focusing on the unique needs of underserved populations, workforce diversity and population health.

Three of the 11 schools that received grants through the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative are building innovative education models that specifically address the unique needs of underserved populations.

Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School uses a unique focus, integrating population health into the curriculum of its newly developed Primary Care/Population Health Program. Completion in the program will give medical students a dual MD-MS degree and places importance on the delivery of balanced, innovative medical education that gives appropriate emphasis to both medical knowledge and understanding of population health.

“We believe there is an entirely new set of population health/population medicine knowledge, attitude and skills required by medical students to be able to function in the health care system of tomorrow,” said Jeffrey Borkan, MD, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Brown.

“Population health will also allow a careful consideration of the special needs of each physician’s, and each practice’s, patient panel—how to collect and utilize data and institute system changes that benefit all,” Dr. Borkan said.

At the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, new curricula will place emphasis on rural and underserved populations. The school will continue its mission of training underrepresented minorities, focusing on team-based care and population health. Longitudinal education in quality improvement and population health will be added to the program’s core curriculum.

The University of California Davis School of Medicine is working to develop diverse, highly skilled physicians ready to meet the needs of underserved communities and populations. Collaborative strategies to address workforce gaps in the medical field are part of its model three-year education track, which places emphasis on addressing medically underserved populations, workforce diversity and workforce gaps.

Mark Henderson, MD, residency program director and associate dean for admissions and outreach at UC-Davis, said the Accelerating Change in Medical Education project at that school is specifically choosing students from economically challenged backgrounds in the hopes that these students will work in underserved communities.

“Patients of color or patients from disadvantaged backgrounds feel more comfortable with physicians from their same background,” Dr. Henderson said. “And there’s evidence that physicians from underserved backgrounds are more likely to go work in underserved communities.”

The AMA Minority Affairs Section works to advance similar goals for improving the health of minority populations. The AMA’s Doctors Back to School program reflects the section’s commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and lays the groundwork for future medical students. Physicians and medical students visit schools in their communities, showing kids that more minority physicians are needed in the profession in order to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

AMA MedEd Update, March 2014

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

    Arlinda A. Wickland, Health Professions Advisor ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

    Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

    Professor Roger Sandwick, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451