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/

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: www.sunyopt.edu/camp

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
RSVP: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5348008455808704002

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
RSVP: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/f43cc34c24c748038ef30bdc33c0040c

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 http://www.mededpath.org/cohort_2019.html


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: http://www.aavmc.org/students-applicants-and-advisors/feereimbursement.