Tag Archives: Allopathic Medicine

CANCELED: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Admissions Event


What do medical schools look for in an applicant? What makes for a compelling personal statement? How do medical schools build a class?

Join Aileen Panitz, admissions director of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, for a presentation about Geisel’s program and the general medical school admissions process.

Geisel’s program is designed around the “complete” physician — one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge and works to improve systems of healthcare delivery. Experiential learning and clinical work is included across all four years of training, with a focus on compassionate, patient- and family-centered care that addresses the “whole” patient. Geisel strives to foster a strong, supportive community both on and off campus by making community service and health care delivery science integral parts of its curriculum, in order to prepare students for future careers across the entire spectrum of medical practice.

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University of Michigan UM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application opens October 21, 2019

University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

10-week PAID summer research opportunity on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Program Highlights:

Students receive a stipend of $4,400 plus double occupancy dormitory housing and a meal allowance.

The main scientific focus of the summer program is to provide full-time laboratory biomedical research, as well as:

  • Two half day clinical shadowing experiences
  • Online MCAT preparation accessible for 12 months
  • Oral and Poster presentation and relevant seminars
  • Big Sib” Mentoring Program
  • Attend 3-day MSTP annual scientific retreat

Application opens:  October 21, 2019

Application deadline:  January 17, 2020

Summer Program dates:  May 26-Aug 2, 2020

To apply to the UM-SMART program, follow this link: https://umich-smart.smapply.io/prog/um-smart_summer_undergraduate_research_program/

For more information please visit their website: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-phd-program/um-smart-undergrad-summer-program

Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools

Is it possible to train doctors without hurting anyone’s feelings?

“I trained to be a doctor in the bad old days — not the worst old days, but the bad old days. Humiliation was part of the deal, sometimes deliberately inflicted by certain grandstanding, sadistic attending physicians, sometimes more casually, because everyone could see that you didn’t know something you should have known.”

Read the full NYT article by Perry Klass, MD here.

Midd Grads @ Med School

If you are in the process of applying to medical school (or thinking of applying in the future,) we have created a Google map of where Midd grads have matriculated to medical school over the last three years. The map will help you see where alumni are located. Simply click on the map pin and it will tell you what school and how many alumni matriculated that year. Keep an eye on the map as we will be adding DO, dental and veterinary schools as well.

Check out the Google map here.

Applying to Medical School: 2018 AMCAS Medical School Applications by the Numbers

Are you preparing to apply to medical school? With the 2020 AMCAS application cycle underway as of May 1, AAMC is sharing information about the qualifications and motivations of applicants who applied and enrolled during the 2018 AMCAS application cycle. See the full infographic here.

Pre-SOMA ShaDO Week April 8-12

UNE COM and their Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) chapter along with Pre-SOMA National are teaming up again to host ShaDO Week for prospective medical students.

Are you curious about osteopathic medicine? Then sign up for ShaDO Week! They have a group of first year medical students hosting prospective medical students on April 9th, 10th, and 11th. You will have the opportunity to attend classes, go to lunch, and chat with current medical students.

Interested? Registration closes April 3rd. Register here.

Finding Shadowing Opportunities

Shadowing is the act of following a professional as they do their typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience is so important? First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician. Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a professional. Through working alongside a professional, you can gain unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of your career of choice. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care professionals (nurses, PAs, and therapists), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the profession. You’ll learn how a health professional organizes their day, allows time for the unexpected, stays current in the profession, integrates personal and professional life, and manage the financial aspects of their practice.

Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience allows admissions committees know that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a health career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a professional prior to applying to school.

The AAMC also has a handout on Guidelines for Clinical Shadowing Experiences.

If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the advisors.