2018-2019 AACPMAS is now open

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 AACPMAS APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN to new and re-applicants! Customer service is available to answer applicant questions at (617) 612–2900 or by email AACPMASinfo@liaisoncas.com.  When contacting via email, students need to include their full name and AACPMAS ID number.

Hours:

Customer Service hours are from Monday – Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time).

Students are able to submit one application via the AACPMAS application to our any of our nine member colleges:

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University

Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine

 

Need Resources?  We’ve got several for you:

Visit our new Career Center for videos and digital resources to help introduce students to careers in podiatric medicine:  http://www.aacpm.org/becoming-a-podiatric-physician/career-center/

Download the College Information Book for 2018-2019.  It’s filled with current career information and is in the digital format for the current cycle.

#IChosePodiatry – Follow AACPM and our member schools between August and October for inspiring stories that capture the heart of podiatric medicine:  why our students choose careers in podiatric medicine.  We’re posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #IChosePodiatry and #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine.  It’s fun to follow along!

Save the Date:  AACPM and the nine member colleges are hosting the Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair on February 6, 2019.  Meet admissions representatives, current students, current residents and faculty.  They’re ready to share with you why they chose podiatric medicine!

The Traffic Rules are the AACPM policy statements that have been approved by the AACPM Board of Directors and represent the rules under which the podiatric medical schools and colleges have agreed to operate. These rules are being distributed for the information of prospective DPM students, their advisors, and personnel at the podiatric medical schools and colleges to which they have applied.

  • AACPM Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities of Schools and Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • Student Responsibilities

Click here to read more:  http://www.aacpm.org/wp-content/uploads/aacpmas-traffic-rules.pdf

VMCAS (Vet School) Fee Reimbursement System

The VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program is now LIVE.

Requirements:

To be considered for a VMCAS Reimbursement, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
  • You must have submitted your VMCAS 2019 Application.
  • Submit this VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program Request Form.
  • Upload a copy of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return. (Submit your parent’s tax return if you can be claimed a dependent).
  • Do NOT send any documents by any other method but the submission program.

For more information on the VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement program, please see the website: http://www.aavmc.org/students-applicants-and-advisors/feereimbursement.

 

Association of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Virtual Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that, along with the majority of our colleges, they will conduct their first ever Virtual Fair on Wednesday, August 1st from 9am-11pm ET. Although our college of medicines hours of availability will vary they hope that this broad time frame allows for students to get the answers they need about osteopathic medicine and each schools’ mission. In addition, they plan to have NAAHP representation, current medical students, DO physicians as well as AACOM staff on hand to answer questions.  Our Colleges of Medicine are eager to meet students!  

Please register for free @ careereco.com/events/aacom.

 

OptomCAS Application Cycle 2018-2019 is NOW OPEN!

NOW OPEN: OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2018-2019! As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application. The application is available at https://www.optomcas.org/ and also directly at http://optomcas.liaisoncas.com.

MORE INFORMATION: General information about the OptomCAS process along with more specific information about LORs and prerequisites, etc. can be found on the OptomCAS website. I would also recommend our Applicants and Advisors page that is a wonderful resource for applicants.

DOs receive international recognition as fully licensed physicians

Last week, the AOA announced that the United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO), “has issued a letter affirming that U.S.-trained osteopathic physicians are fully licensed physicians who prescribe medication and perform surgery. The acknowledgment draws a clear separation between American DOs and osteopaths. Within the international standards that classify jobs to promote international comparability across occupations, U.S.-trained DOs are now categorized with all other physicians as medical doctors.”  

The article goes on to state:  “This recognition is expected to make it easier for DOs to gain practice rights in different countries, and will assist the AOA in executing its strategic priority to expand the international impact of osteopathic medicine.”

The full article is found at: https://thedo.osteopathic.org/2018/06/dos-receive-international-recognition-as-fully-licensed-physicians/