SUNY Optometry Admissions Camp

With the launch of the 18-19 OptomCAS application happening June 28th, SUNY Optometry invites you to attend their Admissions Camp this summer:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: SUNY Optometry campus
  • Register:

Throughout the day, they’ll be providing tips and insights on how to build a competitive application, including: the personal statement, how to interview successfully, preparing for the OAT, strengthening self-control muscle, and more.

The camp will be of value to any pre-health student, at any stage of their undergraduate careers, but particularly beneficial to those applying this upcoming cycle.


Bridging Buffalo’s gap between poverty, health care

Jesse Cole imagined himself becoming a highly paid physician working in a fancy hospital, just like those featured on television shows.

“That would be my career,” said Cole, who was raised in suburban Maryland and came to Buffalo to study medicine.

But his thinking shifted.

Why? Because of the semester he and 13 fellow students at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences spent in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods.

Read the article.


Upcoming Summer Events – Webinar + DC – UQ Ochsner Medical School

Webinar: Meet the Students

Current UQ Ochsner students and an Admissions Advisor will provide a brief presentation followed by a live Q & A.

Wednesday, June 20

7pm ET | 6pm CT | 4pm PT

Washington, DC
Information Session: Research Opportunities

Learn about Ph.D., Master’s degree and research non-degree options for UQ Ochsner MD Students.

Wednesday, July 18

7pm – 8:30pm ET
Location: The George Washington University

A Representative will be attending the following events:

6/30 – NAAHP Health Professions Fair – Washington, D.C.
7/18 – NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair – Washington, D.C.

MedEdPath is the US representative of University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School. MEP handles all admissions, advising and recruitment events for the UQ Ochsner MD program.

2019 application information is available at


VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program

The VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program is now LIVE.


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:

CASPer Information Webinar for Students

CASPer is a situational judgment assessment that many medical schools and PA programs are requiring of applicants. There will be an informational webinar for students offered.

When: Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: CASPer Information Webinar for Applicants

Register in advance for this webinar.

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

Since there is limited space, if you do not secure a spot, the session will be posted on with the Q&A.

VMCAS (Vet School Applicants) Launch

The VMCAS 2019 application cycle will open on May 11, 2018 at around 10am Eastern Time.

For tools and resources, as well as a link to the application, please see the AAVMC’s VMCAS Page

A few notes on the VMACS 2019 Cycle:

  • The 2018/2019 VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program will launch on June 1st, 2018
    • AAVMC/VMCAS will be organizing a Fee Assistance Program for residents of Puerto Rico for the VMCAS 2019 cycle. More information coming soon.
  • The VMCAS 2019 deadline is: September 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time without exception
    • Official Transcripts Must Be received (or postmarked) no later than September 17th. No late transcripts will be accepted.
  • GRE: Check with veterinary schools regarding GRE requirements. We are aware of multiple schools that no longer require the GRE.
  • VMCAS 2019 Resources:

A Note About Etiquette

  • VMCAS expects all applicants to exhibit professionalism when contacting customer service. Applicants must identify themselves properly and honestly, as information cannot be provided to parents, spouses, family members, or friends. Misrepresentation of identity and/or dishonest, threatening, or offensive communication will not be tolerated.