5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Premed About How to Pay for Medical School

Medical school is expensive. Kevin Keith, a third-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina, remembers being overwhelmed by the cost of medical school as a premed student. Now well into his medical education, he has come to realize that paying for medical school is manageable. To help you identify loans, budget wisely, and even find scholarships and grants, Kevin shares five tips he wishes he would’ve known as a pre-med.

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Ohio State Optometry Admissions Visit Day – September 30

Saturday, September 30th – 12:30 – 4:30pm

Ohio State University College of Optometry

338 West 10th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210


Our Autumn Visit Day at The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers a special opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, opportunities to tour our academic and clinical facilities, explore careers in optometry, and meet with college faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. We encourage high school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic advisors to attend this event.

Reservations are requested. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit https://optometry.osu.edu/visitday


Free webinar on predental wellness

Webinar: Predental wellness: Dealing with rejection – Register

Date: September 11, 2017, 7-8:30pm CDT

Description: Only 50% of applicants are accepted into dental school each year, leaving the remaining half of applicants dejected. In extreme cases, some of those are at risk for depression, anxiety and a loss of ambition. The panelists for this webinar will teach you how to develop strong habits and healthy ways to respond to rejection. In addition, a dental student will share their own personal journey of overcoming initial rejection and eventually gaining acceptance into dental school.


Erica Ashauer, M.A., director of health professions advising at Elmhurst College

Sable Muntean, LECOM ’18


The Ohio State University Pre-Vet Exploration Day

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Council is pleased to announce the Buckeye Pre-vet Exploration Day for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

Sunday, September 10th

8:30-5:00 p.m.

($45 per student – includes wet lab, giveaway & lunch)


For a tentative schedule & details

Register online:


For more information, please contact: April Pugh pugh.102@osu.edu

UB welcomes largest-ever medical school class

They volunteer at food pantries and suicide hotlines, work with the homeless and refugees, and assist at hospice and Meals on Wheels. They’ve done research on cancer, diabetes and geriatrics, and worked on medical missions all over the globe.

They are the 180 students of the Class of 2021 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who received their white coats at a ceremony on Friday in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts.

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Tips from Admissions on Maintaining Professionalism Throughout Your Interview

Being invited to interview is an indication that a medical school is interested in understanding more about the person behind the application. An interview is a chance for medical schools to look at the intangible qualities not captured on paper. Professionalism is one of those important qualities and can easily make or break an otherwise outstanding interview. To help you put your most professional foot forward and avoid any missteps, we asked admissions officers to reveal their best tips for before, during, and after an interview.

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While this was written for medical applicants, it is applicable to all of the professional health schools.


2017-18 AACPMAS Application is now open

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 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.  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:

  • The College Information Book for 2017-18 has been updated with current career information and is in the digital format for the current cycle.  Download your copy by clicking this link:  http://www.aacpm.org/becoming-a-podiatric-physician/career-center/
  • #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 hashtags #IChosePodiatry and #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine.  It’s fun to follow along!
  • Save the Date:  AACPM and the nine member colleges are hosting the First Annual Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair on February 7, 2018.  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


To assist applicants in successfully submitting and completing their ADEA AADSAS® application, the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will open as “ADEA AADSAS Live” for one additional day on Monday, August 7.

All current dental school applicants are invited to join ADEA AADSAS Live—a free, online event for current applicants to chat live directly with customer service representatives regarding the application.

In addition to ADEA AADSAS customer service staff, dedicated experts will be available during the event to offer tips and answer questions about specific topics, including:

  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP) | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Personal Statement | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Letters of Evaluation | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Financing a Dental Education | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Those applicants who registered for or attended the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 21 or June 15 do not need to register again, and will automatically receive information about logging in on August 7, 2017.

Applicants who did not participate in the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will need register to access the event.