Personal Essay Changes for VMCAS

Below are the important changes to know about the VMCAS 2018 Personal Essay Prompts:

  1. The existing personal statement for veterinary medicine has been retired
  2. Three new questions will be implemented for this cycle, each requiring 1,000 characters each.
  3. The prompts are as follows:
    1. There are many career choices within the veterinary profession.  What are your future career goals and why?
    2. In what ways do veterinarians contribute to society and what do you hope to contribute?
    3. Considering the breadth of society we serve as veterinarians today; what attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the veterinary profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?


Personal Statement Webinar for Predentals

Make your statement personal (webinar)

March 15, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for members; $10 for non-members*
Register now

Your personal statement is your big opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm, potential and suitability for dental school. The more competitive the school is, the more likely your personal statement could be the deciding factor. Learn from a group of panelists on how to craft a memorable statement that is personal to you.

Panelists: Kay H. Malone III, DDS, FAGD, Admissions Advisor, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
Kyle Larsen, Colorado ’17, 2015-16 District 9 trustee
Mackenzie Bates, Virginia Tech ’17

Register now

*Join ASDA today for $63 and receive access to all ASDA webinars plus many other benefits.


Webinar: UQ Ochsner Meet the Students

Live with a MedEdPath Admissions Advisor and current UQ Ochsner students:

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 PM (EST), 6:00 PM (CST), 4:00 PM (PST)


2018 application information is available at

For complete information about the UQ Ochsner program, upcoming events and admissions requirements, please visit or contact The UQ School of Medicine’s US representatives at MedEdPath:

Whitney Bennett, MA
Director, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.476.0616

Thea Volpe, Ph.D.
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.648.0213

Next Ochsner Clinical School Open House – New Orleans – March 25, 2017
For more info:

Mededpath | 77 Water Street | 8th Floor | New York, NY 10005 |

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  Applications welcome through the April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at  


UB School of Dental Medicine (SDM) Impressions Day and Open House

UB Pre-dental students are invited to attend the Spring 2017 Impressions Day & Open House on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association [ASDA].

During the day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, admissions officers, and current dental students. Additionally, they’ll receive a tour of the dental school and learn more about joining ASDA.

Lunch is included and students will be provided a parting gift.  Students can learn more & register online by visiting


  • If a participant is already an ASDA member, no event registration fee is required.
  • For Non-ASDA Members, there is a $15 registration fee required. This fee goes directly to the ASDA Buffalo Chapter so they can continue to offer dental outreach opportunities (i.e. waxing seminar, impressions day).

Please contact Maria Mangine DDS ‘18, our Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental President, for more information.

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Mentoring in Medicine (MIM)

MIM seeks to:  to inspire and equip disadvantaged and low-income students to become health care professionals through academic enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement and mentoring programs. To engage, educate and empower students – from elementary to professional school – by providing resources, support and guidance to help them reach their true potential. To help meet the nation’s healthcare and science needs by diversifying the biomedical workplace.

 The MIM Program recently announced that they have a limited number of scholarships available for their Emergency Department – Clinical Exposure, Research and Mentoring Program.  Please go to for more information. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon.

Ruth D. Caraballo

National Program Manager

Mentoring in Medicine

“Inspiring, Educating & Training the Next Generation of Health & Science Leaders”



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Preparing for Medical and Dental School

The UB Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and CSTEP are co-sponsoring “Preparing for Medical & Dental School” on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine – 150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium). This event is FREE and open to all students.

Why should you attend:

  • If you are thinking about or interested in a career in medicine
  • To learn important information about the medical school application process, the interview process and medical student life from current UB medical school students, local physicians, admissions staff and medical faculty.
  • To hear from Kaplan regarding the MCAT
  • Experience hands-on lab activities

This is a great chance for students interested in applying for medical school to meet and speak directly with current physicians, medical students, faculty, admissions staff, see labs within UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and complete hands-activities.

Please register at or at this LINK by Monday, February 27th.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Program

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer program (MSU CVM ESP) invites students to apply for this summer opportunity.  The program is suitable for students interested in veterinary medicine.

During the 3-week program, students participate in a simulated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum, clinical experiences and leadership activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor and professional program students.  The program is best suited for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies, although applicants with less college credit will be considered.

Application and details can be found at the link below.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.  The program will start on June 4 and close on June 23.