Please note that our Health Professions Advisors will be attending the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Conference next week so appointments will be available MONDAY MORNING, June 23rd 9:30-12:00, and not returning until the Thursday, July 3rd afternoon  hours from 2:00-4:00. Please call our office at 802-443-5100 to schedule.

Students who are currently in the process of applying to professional school are given priority for summer appointments. All other inquiries will be referred to Fall 2014 appointments unless there is an urgent need.

Note: this is one of many attractive combined degree programs that are public health oriented.

We received the following note from Brown University:

We are pleased to announce the new Primary Care–Population Medicine Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  This combined degree program, in which students will receive both an MD and a Master of Science Degree in Population Medicine, will begin accepting applications in July 2014 for a matriculation date of August 2015. Students will complete the coursework and graduate in 4 years, with an option to take an additional year of study.

This dual degree program will emphasize the integration of the basic sciences, clinical medicine and population health, and include coursework in health disparities, social determinants of health, leadership, interprofessional collaboration and epidemiology. The Program will utilize the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship model where students will gain an understanding of the continuum of health and disease and will participate in the care of patients wherever it is delivered.

It is a unique program that is designed to prepare our students to improve the health of patients and communities, and to become physician leaders at the local, state or national level.  Students submit the usual AMCAS application to Brown and indicate interest to this new program through a check box in Brown’s secondary application.

Please read the brochure here for more information.

Middlebury students have an opportunity of free online resources that we think would be useful to you over the summer. These include GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and other pre-health areas as well. We have provided the link below; each student will have to register to get customized access to practice material like preview classes, practice tests and some other useful graduate entrance exam information.

Register here and get access to your own roadmap, important links for applicants, videos of helpful events, practice test opportunities, and more. Available for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT & OAT.

The current physics requirement for medical school is one year of physics with lab, which generally includes a course on Newtonian Physics and one on Electricity and Magnetism.

Middlebury offers calc-1 based PHYS 0109  Newtonian and  calc-2 based PHYS 0110 E&M l, both of which include labs.  We also offer calc-1 based PHYS 0111, which covers waves, optics and thermodynamics, during Winter Term. Next year, however,  PHYS 0111 will be offered during the Spring instead of Winter, but without lab.

It is the hope of our Physics Department that starting in2015-16 a lab would be added to PHYS 011 and  would continue to require only a calc 1 prerequisite, but this is still in the proposal stage and may or may not become a reality.  Those with calc 2 could continue to select 110.

Note: An  algebra-based sequence is  no longer under consideration by the department.

Thanks to the folks at Kaplan, we have multiple copies of the MCAT Quicksheets and one copy of the MCAT 2015 “What the Test Change Means for You Now” book in our Health Professoins Library. Stop by the ADK House any time to pick up your copy or to read over the new book.

We recently received an email from Lyndon McKevitt fo the International Summer School regarding places and scholarships available at the University of Exeter’s International Summer School programme which takes place from July 5 – 26, 2014.

Places on their pathways are capped to ensure they can provide the best possible student experience.  They have, however, extended the deadline for applications to May 31, 2014 as a small number of places are available on the following pathways:

Pathway Title Places Available
Britain and the Making of the Modern World 2
English Law and the Era of Globalisation 2
Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society 1
Global Enterprise 1
International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace 1
King Arthur: Investigating the Myth and the Legend 2
Preventative Medicine: Exercise and the Environment 1
Shakespeare and His World 3

They also have a few remaining scholarships available to exceptional applicants which are worth £500 each.

Full details of this year’s programme are available online as well as in our brochure and you can also see what our class of 2013 had to say in our film.

Just a reminder of Mrs. Wickland’s hours this week:

  • Monday, May 12 – No Appts (out of office)
  • Tuesday, May 13 – Open Hours 9:00-11:00
  • Wednesday, May 14 – No Appts (out of office)
  • Thursday, May 15 – Scheduled appointments 2:00-4:00
  • Friday, May 16 – Open Hours 11:00-1:00

Please CALL 802-443-5100 to schedule with Mrs. Wickland, or stop by during open hours Tuesday or Friday.

Research Assistant (Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology)

Applications for this position are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please apply as early as possible for first consideration.


Under the supervision of the IPS core facility directors, carries out independently the daily activities of the core facility.


  • Derives fibroblasts from skin biopsies
  • Derives, maintains and distributes induced pluripotent stem cell lines.
  • Characterizes new lines by standard molecular biological techniques (including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR), by immunophenotypic analysis (including cytostaining and flow cytometry) and by functional assays (in vitro and in vivo differentiation).
  • Performs quality control of cell lines.
  • After sufficient training, instructs others in basic laboratory and tissue culture techniques and iPS-specific technologies.
  • Performs related laboratory maintenance and management, including maintaining and cleaning equipment, interfacing with vendors, ordering and keeping an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies, tracking core usage and invoicing participating laboratories.
  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports, grant applications, and manuscripts relevant to the core’s activities

This position requires a strong commitment and the willingness to work irregular hours, but it offers the opportunity to working in a stimulating environment of pioneering discoveries in diabetes research using state-of-the-art facilities. This is a grant-funded position. Minimum 2 year commitment strongly preferred.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in biology or related field.  Background in cellular and molecular biology also strongly recommended.
  • Previous experience with cell cultures and sterile laboratory technique is required
  • Good organizational and record keeping skills and excellent attention to detail are an essential component of this position.
  • Ability to work pro-actively and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Some weekend flexibility will be required.
  • Computer experience is desirable.

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Program Description:

The MGH based Care Coordinator (CC) for MCPAP, in conjunction with Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP), provides care coordination for mental health and psychopharmacology consultations plus training services specific to issues of maternal depression to eligible community OBs, pediatricians, and primary care providers. The MGH based Care Coordinator is a MCPAP for Moms representative, working within the Center for Women’s Mental Health. Program descriptions for the Center for Women’s Mental Health and MCPAP are as follows:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Program provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. Our research examines a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric illness (see for more information).

The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) for Moms is a system of regional perinatal psychiatry consultation teams designed to help obstetricians, pediatricians, and primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women with psychiatric problems.


The Care Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following activities:

  • Coordinating consultations to OBs, pediatricians and primary care providers regarding mental health supports (including psychotropic medications, psychotherapies and other psychosocial interventions) for referred pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Arranging face-to-face psychiatric evaluations with the MCPAP psychiatrists.
  • Facilitating triage and coordination of mental health care of pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Working with MCPAP leadership to assure that program goals are met by overseeing program activity databases as required.
  • Acting as the MCPAP liaison by working with community providers and government agencies to develop referral networks and coordinate treatment planning and educational outreach.
  • Conducting telephone screening and maintaining case file.
  • Running the project database.
  • General administrative tasks such as, maintaining MCPAP on-call calendar, creating and sending education materials, organizing and attending staff meetings, and developing/maintaining regulatory procedures.

Required Skills:

  • Careful attention to detail
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good computer literacy including data compilation and some data analysis
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to independently resolve problems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


We are looking for candidates who possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other related fields.

The applicant must have demonstrated ability to work with medical professionals and individuals experiencing mental health challenges and their families. Applicants must have knowledge of community resources, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships in the community, crisis intervention skills and an ability to work with a multidisciplinary team. A background in psychology or women’s mental health is preferred.

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of three research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant and ten psychiatrists. The MCPAP Care Coordinator position is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a half hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space.


The expected start date for this position is no later than June 1.

Interested applicants may send resumes and cover letters to Melissa Burnett

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    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