Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

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Health Professions Week 2017

Health Professions Week (HPW) is next week! HPW offers students interested in a health professions career the chance to explore 21 diverse, rewarding professions through a series of FREE online and in-person events. By registering, students will have the opportunity to chat virtually with practitioners and current students about what each profession has to offer, hear a keynote address from Dr. Kameron Matthews, network in-person with healthcare professionals through a Community Connect Day, and best of all, have a chance to win great prizes like one of five $1,000 education scholarships from Sallie Mae!

Health Professions Week is sponsored in part by Liaison.

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An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!

 

Register today for the SHPEP kick-off webinar – An Inside Look into the Summer Health Professions Education Program!

Are you a pre-health student interested in applying for a free summer, career-enrichment opportunity? Join the SHPEP kick-off webinar to hear about this educational opportunity directly from past scholars and alumni.

You’ll also receive the best tips and tools for a successful 2018 SHPEP application. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the SHPEP admissions process.

Register today and join the SHPEP kick-off webinar on November 16, 2017.

https://aamc1.webex.com/aamc1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8aeca84ffc3c5c90ef9bf780f1b50a41

 

Explore SUNY Optometry!

SUNY Optometry has announced that they are offering a number of opportunities to connect with them and learn more about their program this fall/winter:

  • Tour TuesdaysExcellent opportunity to tour our state of the art facilities, interact with current students, meet with an admissions representative, and enjoy an afternoon in the highly acclaimed Bryant Park.
    • Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, November 21st, 2017 and December 19th, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register here

 

  • ‘Explore SUNY’ webinarLearn more about our Doctor of Optometry program, dual OD/MS and OD/PhD programs, MBA certificate program, and an overview of the admissions process.

 

  • Winter Open House – Great opportunity to explore the profession by meeting faculty members, learning what it is like to be an optometry student by interacting with current  students, and learning tips on how to build a competitive application.
    • Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Register here

 

Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for any of the events. Any questions should be directed to General Admissions at admissions@sunyopt.edu.

Health Professions Scholarship Webinar

Please register for Medical School and the Health Professions Scholarship Program on Oct 25, 2017 4:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2759606346461524995

Are you considering Medical School? This is an exciting time as you prepare for a Career in Medicine and a future of making a difference in the lives of those you care for. Not only can Medical School be rewarding, it can also become a large financial liability. Learn how the Army Medical Department’s Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) can ease the financial liability of Medical School. Attend the Medical School of your choice, in the United States, and continue your Graduate Medical Education in the Country’s top GME programs. Find out how you will become part of the World’s Largest and most comprehensive Health Care System.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

January-June MCAT Test Dates Now Open for Registration

Registration for the January to June MCAT Dates Now Open.

 Please be advised that registration for the MCAT exam is now open.  Students can select a date and location for January-June 2018 exam dates. Test dates in July-September will open in February 2018.   Please go to https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/register-mcat-exam/.

Remember that the MCAT will now be administered through Pearson VUE and is no longer offered through Prometric Testing Centers.

2018 MCAT Registration

Attention: 2018 MCAT registration will open on October 18, 2017 for January-June test dates. July-September test dates will open in February 2018.

New this year: Start your registration early! Any time between 10:00 AM ET on October 12 and 5:00 PM ET on October 17, you will be able to fill out the necessary background and biographical information, as well as complete the necessary consent forms in the MCAT Registration System. You will not be able to select your date and location at this time.

Starting the registration process early will allow you more time to enter your personal information and read the important MCAT policies and forms carefully before you begin searching for a test date and location on October 18. Completing your personal information and consent forms in advance does not give you priority in selecting your test date and location.

Follow @AAMC_MCAT on Twitter and the MCAT registration website for further announcements.

Free webinars for predentals

Below is information on upcoming webinars as part of National ASDA Predental Month in October. All webinars will be recorded for registrants to access later.

Some of the listed webinars are free for ASDA members only.

Predental timeline 
Oct. 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

DAT resources & study habits
Oct. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Paying for dental school
Oct. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Scholarships for aspiring dental students 
Oct. 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Interviewing for dental school (live mock interview) 
Oct. 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Non-traditional paths to dental school 
Oct. 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

 

Brian Jones, membership development manager
American Student Dental Association

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700 | Chicago, IL 60611

312-440-2841 | ASDAnet.org