Tag Archives: Health Professions

AACOM Launches New Search Tool for Osteopathic Medical Colleges

Great news for DO applicants!

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched the Choose DO Explorer, the Association’s first online search tool created to help prospective medical students and prehealth advisors more readily find information about admission to osteopathic medical colleges.

The Explorer provides information on school locations, dual degree options, institutional campus settings, mean overall GPA and MCAT scores for enrolled students, and application deadlines, among other relevant college details.

With 25 percent of all U.S. medical students now attending a college of osteopathic medicine, the field has become one of the fastest growing health professions in the nation. As part of the Choose DO initiative, the Explorer reflects AACOM’s commitment to promoting osteopathic medical education as a preferred pathway for future physicians and looks to increase the number of qualified physicians available to meet U.S. health care needs.

Middlebury Summer Research Luncheon with CCI

A note from our colleagues in the Undergraduate Research Office.

Professor Erik Bleich, director of the Media Portrayals of Minorities Project, meets with student researchers Julien Souffrant ’19 and Emily Stabler ’19. See full story here.

You have trained with your faculty mentor, done a lab safety session, completed the RCR module and signed up for some data workshops. You have some shiny new skills. 

Next, come have lunch with Undergraduate Research and advisors from the Center for Career and Internships on Thursday, 6/27 at noon in MBH 216. Mary Lothrop will lead a discussion on translating those skills and your summer experience into resume points and interview answers to get future opportunities.

Sign up by Monday, 6/24 to have lunch available.

On-Campus Activities Schedule

Upcoming

Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel, 7/11 from 12-1 pm in MBH 216 – Come have lunch and hear newer faculty discuss the graduate school experience. Sign Up by 7/8 to have lunch available.

Summer Research Symposium, 7/25 at 2 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall 

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.

ADEA – Strategy for Success: Using a Grid When Selecting Dental Schools

“Preparing for dental school is a lot like driving a car, making adjustments to your speed and direction,” says predental student and Army Reserve Engineer Officer, Matthew Manly. “For example, while you’re driving your brain takes the information from your speedometer, views of the road through the windshield and mirrors, gas gauge and any light indicators (e.g., Check Engine light, etc.) to help you determine how you will get to your destination safely. While preparing for dental school, I created a spreadsheet grid to eliminate some of the ambiguity in the application process and to help me know which schools might be the best fit and offer me a higher chance of acceptance.” Read the full article by Matthew Manly here.

Alumni Posting – Research Assistant and Scribe at NY Orthopedics

This position is brought to you us Emily Kolodka ’18.

Gain an abundance of clinical experience and patient exposure by working directly with medical staff, PAs, and orthopedic surgeons in a private orthopedics practice. 

FULL TIME JOB, requires undergraduate graduation by May 2019.

  • Regularly shadow in ORs of NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital and SurgiCare of Manhattan
  • See patients in an office setting alongside an orthopedist daily, while learning how to document these physician-patient encounters in an EMR system and how to take patient history/exam
  • Assist physician with clinical research projects through NY Orthopedics and NISMAT (Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma), and learn how to consent surgical patients for research
  • Network with healthcare professionals including orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, physician’s assistants, and medical device representatives

Learn more about the position in Handshake. Deadline 5/15.

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.

New ADEA Participating Schools for the 2020 Cycle!

When the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application “soft opens” on May 14, two new dental schools will join the 2020 cycle: University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry.

A total of 69 U.S. and Canadian dental schools now participate in ADEA AADSAS. Plan ahead to get your application ready for submission on June 4. This extra time lifts the pressure to submit same-day!

Read more updates on their website.