AACOM Minority Student Scholarship

AACOM 2018 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

AACOM’s 2018 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. The program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes incoming and continuing underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges.

Help AACOM spread the word by forwarding this email to eligible students matricutlating to or currently enrolled at your schools.

Eligible applicants must be:

  1. African American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic American
  2. Currently enrolled in his/her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and plan to matriculate at an AACOM member college
  3. In good academic standing
  4. Not a previous Arnstein Minority Scholarship awardee

Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2018. All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements. Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.

Awardees will be notified in August 2018.

Visit AACOM’s Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program web page for more information.



May 15, 2018: 2019 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants. Start your application today and submit on June 5.
June 5, 2018: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants
August 15 – September 30, 2018: Academic Update period (1st academic period)
December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019: Academic Update period (2nd academic period)
February 1, 2019: 2019 ADEA AADSAS closes
February 15, 2019: Last day to submit all official documents to ADEA AADSAS

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Upcoming February Events – UQ Ochsner Medical School

Live Webinar: Meet the Students

Current UQ Ochsner students will speak on their experiences in medical school followed by a live Q & A.

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

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8132818518770277378

Open House: UQ Ochsner Clinical School

Meet the Ochsner faculty and current 3rd & 4th year medical students. Tour the facilities and experience a Cased-Based Learning Session. Breakfast & Lunch are provided.

Saturday, February 24
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

RSVP: https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/15397


2019 application information is available at http://www.mededpath.org/cohort_2019.html

For more information, please visit www.mededpath.org or contact The UQ School of Medicine’s US representative at MedEdPath:

Whitney Bennett, MA
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.476.0616

Explore SUNY Optometry this Spring!

  • 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 – February 20th, March 20th, and April 17th, 2018 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.


  • Spring 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, May 31st, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Register here

AAMC Virtual Fair

There will be an online medical school fair Thursday February 15, from 11am-8pm, with 65+ schools in attendance. If there are schools that you’re still hoping to hear from, this is another place that you could make yourself known again, glean more information about them from admissions reps, and show your enthusiasm.

Fair participants will be able to:

  • Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile
  • Upload resumes/CVs
  • Upload a profile photo
  • Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “briefcase”

Register for free: www.aamcvirtualevents.org

To learn more about the participating schools: https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/2018-aamc-virtual-medical-school-fair/

To learn more about the etiquette of attending a Virtual Fair, read –


To Apply In-State or Out-of-State?

Based on your comments to a recent AAMC Premed Team Twitter Poll, one of the most important factors when choosing a medical school is location, specifically, whether the school is in-state or out-of-state. Location is certainly a valuable consideration, but before ruling out medical schools based on location alone, we suggest checking out some of the most common myths about applying in-state vs out-of-state.

Read the article.

Mini Med Series: Cardiovascular Disease

UB Mini Med School: An Inside Look
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Cardiovascular Disease

Join physicians and researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as they discuss advances in care and research into cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, February 6 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology
School of Dental Medicine

Cardiovascular System Anatomy
Stuart D. Inglis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, February 13 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Transcatheter Valve Replacement
Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Complex Valve Clinic
Buffalo General Hospital

Congestive Heart Failure
George E. Matthews, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB’s Mini Med School is a public service offered to those ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session, or free for high school and college students with a valid ID.


Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.


CSPM Podiatry Experience: Summer Immersion Program

California School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Immersion Program
July 25-27, 2018

Oakland, CA

The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is now accepting applications for their Summer Podiatric Medicine Immersion Program. This three-day workshop provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery. Students who attend the program will:

  • Gain invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to explore the profession of podiatry
  • Interact with faculty and students in a variety of settings
  • Participate in a MCAT workshop, gaining tips and strategies for peak performance
  • Learn about and understand the increased need for podiatric physicians
  • Experience a hands-on clinical day learning how to cast and suture, sports taping and much more!

Space is limited to just 25 students and there is an application process. Additionally, they will cover the cost of travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for participants outside the local region.

For more information: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu/cspmexperience