CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Are you a pre-health student who is interested in learning more about the profession of optometry?  SUNY Optometry has opened their application cycle for new students for 2 programs:

1) Spring Internship: June 4 – June 14.  This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in the clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with the students and faculty, and do a research presentation to name a few.

2) Summer Academic Program: Every Tuesday, June 4 – July 30th.  In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with our renowned faculty, for 2 elective credits, possibly transferrable to the students’ college institution.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

**Applicants for the internship program must be New York State Residents and identify with a historically underrepresented group or an economically disadvantaged background.**

Announcing the 2020 ADEA AADSAS Application Dates

Mark May 14, 2019 on your calendar!

The 2020 ADEA AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application “soft launch” is on May 14. The soft launch allows you three weeks to work on and refine your application information. You may submit your application starting on June 4.

Why is it important to get a jump start on your application in May?

  1. You’ll be ready to apply early! Three extra weeks to collect materials and polish your answers allows you to be one of the first to submit in June.
  2. Your Fee Assistance Program (FAP) application can also be submitted for review starting May 14! Decisions will be released starting June 4.
  3. Be an early contender for the first interview spots. Dental schools review applications on a rolling basis—so position your application for a prime review spot!

Make your application stand out by taking advantage of this opportunity.

As you prepare for May 14, be sure to check out ADEA GoDental for helpful information, resources and other important dates. View the Events Calendar for information about upcoming webinars and events to help prepare. The updated 2020 ADEA AADSAS application instructions are now available.

Questions? Contact ADEA AADSAS Customer Service at aadsasinfo@aadsasweb.org or 617-612-2045.

Registration Open for February 21, 2019 AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair!

We hope you will join us for the 4th annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, Thursday, February 21 from 11:00am – 8:00pm ET. More than 70 U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canadian medical schools will be in attendance (listed below)!

Registration is FREE.

At this year’s fair you’ll be able to:

  • Chat with reps from each school
  • Save resources and information from schools into your own personal “briefcase”
  • Access documents, links, and videos from schools, and chat with representatives from the AAMC, the NAAHP, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
  • Receive a discount code (after registering) on an MSAR subscription
  • Attend live presentations with Q&A (or access the recordings on demand), covering
    • Preparing for the MCAT® Exam
    • Medical students sharing how to demonstrate Core Competencies for entering medical students
    • Learning how to pay for medical school
    • Tips and advice from admissions officers on applying, interviewing and professionalism

Current List of 2019 Virtual Medical School Fair Exhibitors

Central Region

  1. Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  2. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  3. Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  4. Creighton University School of Medicine
  5. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  6. Medical College of Wisconsin
  7. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  8. Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  9. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  10. Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
  11. Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  12. The University of Toledo College of Medicine
  13. University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences 
  14. The Pritzker School of Medicine
  15. University of Illinois College of Medicine
  16. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  17. University of Michigan Medical School
  18. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  19. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  20. Wayne State University School of Medicine
  21. Western Michigan University – Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Northeast Region (includes Canada)

  1. Albany Medical College
  2. Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  3. Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  4. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  5. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth – New in 2019
  6. George Washington University SOM and Health Sciences
  7. Georgetown University School of Medicine
  8. Howard University College of Medicine
  9. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  10. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  11. Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont – New in 2019
  12. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  13. State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  14. Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  15. University of Maryland School of Medicine – New in 2019
  16. University of Massachusetts Medical School
  17. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  18. University of Toronto School of Medicine

Southern Region (includes Puerto Rico)

  1. Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University – New in 2019
  2. Eastern Virginia Medical School – New in 2019
  3. Emory University School of Medicine
  4. Florida International University – Herbert Wertheim
  5. McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  6. Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  7. Morehouse School of Medicine
  8. Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine – New in 2019
  9. San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  10. TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine – New in 2019
  11. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  12. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  13. Tulane University School of Medicine
  14. Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine – New in 2019 
  15. University of Arizona – Tucson
  16. University of Alabama School of Medicine- New in 2019 
  17. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  18. University of Florida College of Medicine – New in  2019
  19. University of Virginia School of Medicine
  20. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
  21. Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
  22. UT Health San Antonio, South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (STX-MSTP) – New in 2019
  23. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  24. University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  25. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  26. West Virginia University School of Medicine

Western Region

  1. California Northstate University College of Medicine
  2. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  3. Stanford University School of Medicine
  4. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
  5. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  6. University of Utah School of Medicine

Associations, Application Services and Summer Programs

  • AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges
  • NAAHP – National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
  • SHPEP – Summer Health Professions Education Program
  • TMDSAS ­– Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service – New in 2019

Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair is February 6th

The Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on February 6, 2019 from 11AM to 6PM eastern. That’s next week!

This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  We’ll be covering podiatric medicine as a career choice – from surgery to wound care to sport medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients. 

Representative from all nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat.  Additionally, we’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

We’re also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing a free prep lesson at 12PM Eastern.  If you don’t register, you can’t attend the free prep lesson!

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine

Registration Date Announced for July-September 2019 MCAT Exam Dates

Please be advised that registration for July-September 2019 MCAT dates will open on February 6, 2019. To assist students in securing a test center and location faster once scheduling becomes available, we encourage them to log into the MCAT Registration System and fill out biographical, background, and consent information in advance.

It is important to note that the MCAT Registration System will be unavailable after 11:59 pm ET on Monday, February 4, as we make final preparations. The system will not come back online until the full calendar is made available on February 6.

Please follow @AAMC_MCAT on Twitter for updates and announcements.

NEW ADEA Resource for 2019: Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage students to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

Registration is open for the Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 11 to 6PM eastern.  This is a free event for students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  They’ll be talking about what podiatric physicians do – from surgery to wound care to sports medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients.  Representative from each of the nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat.  Additionally, they’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

They’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing tips throughout the day for prepping for the MCAT!

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine

Osteopathic Medical School Online Fair January 17, 2019

AACOM, along with our Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, will be hosting another online Medical School Fair on Thursday, January 17th from 9am-9pm ET. In the AACOM Online Booth we have a variety of interesting topics planned throughout the day, see below for schedule. All of our member colleges have exciting activities happening in their booths as well!

9:00 -10:00         Osteopathic Medical Student Panel

10:00 -11:00      Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School

11:00-11:30       The Cut Suite Video Presentation (Surgical Simulator) from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by Q and A

11:30-12:00       Financial Aid: Financial literacy is an important part of the equation when considering medical school. Financial aid officers from our schools will be on hand to chat about general financial aid options. In addition, we will share information about AACOM’s Financial Aid Debt Management Modules as a helpful resource to make educated and informed decisions about financing your education.

12:00-12:30pm AACOM’s Office of Gov’t Relations: Learn about federal policies that impact your access to medical education, how to advocate for your future through AACOM’s ED to MED campaign, and other opportunities, such as internships and informational resources

12:30-1:00pm    Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School

1:00-3:00pm      Featured Doctor: Come chat with Dr. Stephen Shannon, President & CEO of AACOM; Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine

3:00-4:00pm      Ask the Advisor: Pre Health advisors from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions will be on hand to answer questions you may have

4:00-5:00pm      OMM Fellows: Learn about Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) from OMM Fellows at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

5:00-7:00pm      Featured Doctor: Come chat with Dr. Tyler Cymet, Chief of Clinical Education at AACOM; Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician

7:00-9:00pm      Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School