Tag Archives: Graduate/Professional School

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Info Session with Craig Westling, DrPH, MPH, MS

Come meet a representative from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about their unique MPH, MS, and PhD programs. Learn what makes for a competitive candidate and what careers graduates of the Dartmouth Institute go on to do. Feel free to grab your lunch from the dining hall and enjoy a casual information session and Q and A in the CCI Library.

Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCI Library

UNH offers M.Ed. Opportunity for STEM Undergrads

Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) is a grant-funded program from the U.S. Department of Education which prepares teachers to work in rural, high-need NH schools. TRRE offers an opportunity for individuals to earn a master’s degree in education from UNH and an initial NH teacher certification in elementary or secondary, math or science. Accepted residents participate in a summer institute, a community internship, and a year-long residency at a partnership school in rural NH.

Teaching residents are provided with a $28,000 living stipend, new laptop computer, and 50% tuition discount during the 15-month program. In return, residents commit to working in a rural, high- needs NH school for three years upon graduation, during which time they benefit from two years of mentoring and induction support.

Interested? Learn more online.

Consider a Career in Veterinary Medicine

For those who are interested in veterinary medicine but may have missed the meeting with the Admissions Rep from Tufts last week, below are some helpful resources if you’re considering veterinary school. You can also schedule an appointment with one of our advisors!

So You’re Thinking About Becoming a Veterinarian?

What Does a Veterinarian Do? Veterinarians (vets) practice medicine, treat diseases, and combat injury in non-human animals. Unlike physicians who treat humans, vets must rely on clinical signs to determine what is wrong with an animal, since the animal cannot report how it is feeling. Sometimes pet owners are able to provide a medical history, or the vet is able to use x-ray and ultrasound technology to diagnose the animal. After receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, vets can choose to continue their education by selecting a specialty from among a wide range of options, such as zoological medicine, veterinary emergency and critical care, laboratory animal medicine, and many more.[1]

What does a Veterinary Assistant Do? Veterinary assistants provide routine care for animals in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, and work closely with veterinarians. You do not need a graduate degree to become a veterinary assistant; training occurs on the job.[2]

Data (Salary, etc.): The average salary for a veterinarian in 2012 was $84,460.[3] Veterinarians do work long hours (often nights and weekends); in 2012, 1 in 3 vets worked more than 50 hours per week.[4]  For veterinary assistants, the average salary (2012) was $23,130. Despite an average level of growth of the field, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects good job opportunities for veterinary assistants in coming years.2

“Why Veterinary Medicine?”  Some top reasons many people choose to go into veterinary medicine include: day-to-day variety in cases and types of animals, getting to work with other animal lovers, needing to use problem solving skills daily, and continuing to learn, even after finishing their formal education.[5]

Veterinary Medicine Resources:

Veterinary School Admissions Process – Advice for a good application

  • Coursework: Research veterinary medicine programs before you apply. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website is a good place to start. Complete the course requirements that CCI’s Health Professions (HP) Advising recommends for all pre-health students.
  • Extracurricular: Gain observation experience by shadowing a veterinarian. Volunteer at animal shelters and in general get as much exposure to animal medicine as you can.
  • Standardized Tests: Take the Graduate Requirement Exam (GRE). Some schools also accept the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in place of the GRE.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement is very important to your application to vet school.  Some schools may require more than one essay. Make sure to check what the requirements are for the specific programs to which you are applying. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee understand who you are and why veterinary medicine is right for you.
  • Advising: Schedule an appointment with Mary Lothrop or Hannah Benz (HP/STEM advisers) to talk about applying to veterinary schools.  You can also bring draft(s) of your personal statement to CCI to be reviewed by a Peer Career Adviser at Quick Questions (1-3 pm weekdays), or by Mary or Hannah (by appointment).
  • Submitting Your Application: Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is the centralized application service, but not all schools use the system. For schools not using VMCAS, see individual schools’ admissions web pages for application instructions.
  • Veterinary Cost of Education Map: The VIN Foundation helps students figure out the costs of veterinary school.

[1] https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Specialties/Pages/default.aspx

[2] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-assistants-and-laboratory-animal-caretakers.htm

[3] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Veterinarians.htm#tab-5

[4] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Veterinarians.htm#tab-3

[5] http://animalcareers.about.com/od/Education/fl/Top-10-Reasons-to-Become-a-Vet.htm


2017 AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair

Our very own esteemed Advisor, Hannah Benz will be advising students at this Career Fair this year! If you are going, stop by and say hello!!

This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and underserved communities, we welcome the participation of all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

We invite college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrations, and other interested individuals to:

  • Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD, and MD-PhD program directors and administrators from U.S. medical schools along with other health professions school administrators;
  • Hear panel discussions about the pathways to become a physician or medical researchers;
  • Learn about Aspiring Docs, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and other AAMC services;
  • Participate in hands-on medical and health activities; and
  • Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical school students

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand about the journey to become a future physician or scientist. Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.

Follow the career fair conversation on Twitter using #FutureDocs.

Hope to see you in November!

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

Register now!

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine On Campus 10/10!

Are you thinking about veterinary medicine and curious about the application process? Come meet Ford Barnet, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, will be on campus to discuss preparing for veterinary school, the Tufts admissions process, opportunities available to Tufts students, their DVM program, and other available graduate degrees. Participation is encouraged, so please come with questions. To familiarize yourself with the opportunities at Tufts please review their website.

Tuesday, October 10, 12:30-1:30 pm in CCI Library

Get lunch at Ross and bring it with you for the info session.

ADEA: Interview Tips From Seven Dental Schools

Experience the exclusive ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) webinar recording for applicants planning to interview for dental school this semester. Take advantage of key interview tips, suggestions and guidance from representatives of Harvard School of Dental Medicine; University of Louisville School of Dentistry; Indiana University School of Dentistry; New York University College of Dentistry; A.T. Still University—Arizona and Missouri; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine; and University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Watch Here.

If you are interested in Dental School, we also suggest that you subscribe to the ADEA GoDental Newsletter for access to lots of videos and articles that will help you through the application process.

Interested in International Affairs & Development? Talk to MIIS about their MA Programs NOW While an Undergrad

Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program

Tuesday September 26: 4:30-6:00: Axinn 220

Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future? Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career? Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?

We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.

Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session. You can find her complete bio here: http://www.miis.edu/academics/short/graduate-certificate-international-development/instructors

This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.