Join us on TUESDAY, March 11th at 6:30 in BiHall 104 for the annual meeting for juniors, seniors, and alums planning to apply to medical or dental school this summer or in the future. Health Professions Advisor Arlinda Wickland will explain how the internal candidate review process integrates with the external application process. This is the second of a two-part series on the Application Process for Health Professions Applicants.
Get Started on Smarter Practice. For those of you who are considering graduate school, Kaplan is offering free online practice tests. Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score!
What: Free practice tests for the MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, PCAT
When: Multiple dates and times throughout February and March
Where: Live Online
To register: go/practicetest or www.kaptest.com/practice
Want to know what it is like to be a medical student?
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AACOM is very proud to support the National Pre-SOMAmedical student leaders volunteering to lead National ShaDO Week April 14-18, 2014 at select Osteopathic Medical Colleges across the nation! April’s event is held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
National ShaDO Week’s event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s Osteopathic Medical Schools to reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors. This is also a wonderful opportunity for your aspiring premedical students to connect with medical students to have their questions answered, visit a medical school, and get great insight from current medical students willing to help mentor premedical students! Space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon!
Note: Some Osteopathic Medical Schools may have other opportunities available.
Who: Any student interested in exploring osteopathic medicine
Where: An Osteopathic Medical School near you!*
When: April 14-18, 2014* (*Dates may vary based on location. Space is limited!)
Register & Participate: It’s Easy
1) Go to Eventbrite to register!
2) Select the ticket for your preferred location and date
Osteopathic Medical Schools Currently Participating:
A.T. Still University- School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolina Campus
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Lake Erie Campus
Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-PA
Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
The Center for Childhood Liver Diseases in the Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a motivated research assistant to help with a variety of liver research studies in children and adolescents. The research assistant will be responsible for a range of technical, clinical, and administrative duties. The position involves significant patient contact, including obtaining informed consent from research participants. The RA will also be trained to perform transient elastography for several investigational device studies. Main responsibilities of the research assistant will include collecting data, managing databases, and preparing current and new protocols for human subject review by the Committee for Clinical Investigation. Additional responsibilities include conducting literature searches and preparing research documents, manuscripts, and journal articles.
The selected candidate must be well-organized and detail-oriented, with strong written and verbal skills. He/she must also be independent, efficient, and have exceptional interpersonal skills, as interaction with patients, families, and medical staff is necessary. A bachelor’s degree, including coursework in biological sciences, some research experience, and good computer skills with prior knowledge of SPSS and Excel is required. This two-year position is ideal for an individual interested in a career in medicine. Start date: June 2014
If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah Harney
Here is a Midd-connected job opportunity to post-grads from Caitlin Wood (’10):
I graduated from Middlebury in 2010. I currently work in the Breast Surgery Department of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. My team is looking to hire a Research Study Assistant, Level I, for an immediate start date. I think this would be an ideal position for pre-med Febs who have just graduated and are planning to take off 2 years before starting medical school (or even a PhD or Masters program in science!)
The position is: Department of Breast Surgery, Research Study Assistant.
Two Middlebury alumnae have already held this or a similar position: Charlie Fry ’10 was a Breast Radiology Research Study Assistant for two years. He was a pre-med student at Middlebury and is currently in his first year of medical school. I also graduated in 2010, but did not do a pre-med major. Instead, I did a post-bacc program at NYU and began as a volunteer in this Research Study Assistant position. I was hired on full-time after completing my post-bacc program and will start medical school this coming August.
This is a fantastic 2-year gap opportunity for pre-med students. While we are looking for someone to start immediately, there will likely also be openings after graduation in May. I would ask that you pass this information along to any students or recent graduates you feel might be appropriate for the position.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the position.
Caitlin M. Wood – firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Opportunity at the CTE Center | Sports Legacy Institute-Boston University CTE Brain Bank |Boston University School of Medicine |VA Bedford Healthcare System
Looking for a college student interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and other related fields. Interns will gain exposure to neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychology.
Major duties include the following: data collection and entry, clinical data analysis, general administrative tasks, and other duties assigned by your direct supervisor. In addition to daily tasks, interns will also have the opportunity to oversee a paper worthy research project on either the clinical or pathology side of the research. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Murphy at email@example.com. An in-person interview will follow for top applicants.
To all students in the current Health Professions Committee process for matriculation to medical, dental or veterinary school in 2015:
TOMORROW at 6:30 in BiHall 104
Meet with Mrs. Wickland about developing your school list and learn how to begin to consider location, size of the the program, distance to family and friends, etc. Do you want a combined MD/MA, MD/PhD program? How many schools should you apply to? What are some sources of funding? Get answers to all of the questions and have the opportunity to ask more. This meeting is meant for juniors and seniors.
Northwestern University’s popular Engage Chicago program provides a tremendous opportunity for undergraduates from any school to earn college course credits while studying urban issues and social change and gaining valuable work experience in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. We also have a pre-professional track in Health & Medicine. In the Health & Medicine Track, students explore contemporary issues in Health and visit various health leaders in hospitals and community centers. Apply online.
Feb. 24th - Regular
Apr. 4th - Final
The program runs from
June 20th to Aug. 15th.
Engage Chicago offers a dynamic program component for students interested in careers or further study in health & medicine. Students interested in health-related fields (medicine, public health, health policy, etc.) can enhance their Engage Chicago experience by applying to participate in this optional special track.
The Engage Chicago: Health & Medicine Concentration consists of a series of weekly seminars and field experiences that help students explore contemporary issues and prospective careers in medicine, public or global health, health policy, and other related fields. This track is designed to leverage the assets of the city to help students understand the realities of individual health in the context of the U.S. healthcare system. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of different prospective careers related to medicine, public or global health, and health policy, including visits to:
This June there will be a job opening as a Medical Assistant at Vermont Children’s Hospital within the Pediatric Endocrinology Department. This position is ideal for graduating seniors looking to relocate to Burlington to work for 1-2 years before applying to Med/PA/NP school, etc. The position involves gaining experience in clinical outpatient care vs. bench-top research, and working as part of a multidisciplinary health care team to deliver care to a unique pediatric population (e.g. patients with type 1 diabetes). Working at VT Children’s Hospital for the past two years has been unbelievably rewarding. I have had chances to develop a clinical mindset, meet wonderful new patients and people affiliated with FAHC and the UVM College of Medicine, and have taken advantage of the plethora of opportunities offered by Fletcher Allen. This job isn’t yet officially posted on FAHC’s website but please contact me directly with your resume and cover letter ASAP (contact me directly if you need more details about the job/how to tailor your documents). My supervisor is aware that I’m reaching out to Middlebury students regarding this position. I will pass your documentation along to her, and if selected to interview, an invitation would be extended at some point this spring. Please act quickly because this job as an MA is very popular among students looking to gain initial hands-on health care experience in their quest for graduate school.
Contact information: Tyler W. Wark (Class of 2012; Biochemistry, BA)
Phone: (802) 343-6451
Become a Bone Builders Instructor!
Workshop: Wednesday, March 5th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Lodge at Otter Creek, Middlebury
RSVP Bone Builders is offering a workshop to qualify volunteers to become instructors for the strength training and osteoporosis-prevention exercise program. Lunch and snacks are provided at the free workshop and no experience is necessary. This is a great experience for students interested in medical and physical therapy professions. To register contact instructor Serena Guiles, 802-388-7044, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tufts University will be holding the 2nd annual PreDental Day on Friday, April 11th. The event is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from New England colleges. The full day program will provide a wealth of information for those looking to enter the dental profession and provide a unique clinical experience to predental students.
Check out their website for additional details and the online application http://dental.tufts.edu/predental-day/ .
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 7th and spaces are limited.
You are invited to the Third Annual Program in Premedical Studies Medical & Dental School Fair at The City College of New York, which will take place over two days: April 4, 2014 (Pre-Health Advisors Lunch) and April 5, 2014 (Medical & Dental School Fair).
The Program in Premedical Studies of the Division of Science of the City College of New York (http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/premed/index.cfm) was created to identify and prepare undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for entry into the professional programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine). We have 400 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in the program.
You will have the opportunity to meet with well over 200 students from the City University of New York senior colleges (The City College of New York, Hunter College, Lehman College, York College, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn College, Queens College) as well as students from local private colleges (NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Adelphi, Barnard, etc.) who are interested in learning more about being a competitive applicant to medical or dental school, as well as network with representatives. We will also have representatives from other organizations (Mentoring in Medicine, Kaplan, ExamKrackers, PreMedLife, etc.)
There is no cost to attend this fair.
This would be a wonderful opportunity to meet the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students of CCNY/CUNY, and Pre-Health Advisors from the local colleges. On-site parking is available on campus, and we have arranged for discounted hotel rooms at the local Aloft Harlem Hotel.