Author: Prehealth Advisor

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers – Ohio State Optometry

The 12th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 22-25, 2018.  We welcome applications from your students through our April 9 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.  Our goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students who enter into optometry schools not just here at Ohio State, but across the nation. 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


Upcoming March Event – 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, March 21
7:00 PM (EST), 6:00 PM (CST), 4:00 PM (PST)


2019 application information is available at

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

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

Five Podcasts for Premeds

Podcasts are everywhere and their popularity is increasing, so it’s not surprising that there are now a host of podcasts about medicine and medical education. We’ve picked five podcasts about the application process and what it means to be in medical school that we think you’ll enjoy, with perspectives from medical students, residents, and faculty.

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How to Train for a Marathon—or the MCAT Exam

Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD, assistant dean for admissions, recruitment, and student life, and assistant professor of medical education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, likens preparing for the MCAT exam to training for a marathon. Just like a marathon takes training and preparation, you won’t be able to wake up one day and take the MCAT exam. Dr. Nakae highlights four principles to help you tackle the MCAT exam.

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Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App and Admissions Events

Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App

We are proud to introduce the Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App. This is an excellent way to collect all your veterinary and animal experiences necessary for applying to a DVM program in one place and always at your fingertips. Now applicants can have all the necessary information collected in one place for easy access when they sit down to complete their veterinary application. Works for iPhones or iPads. Download the app in the Apple Store today and start adding experiences!

Admissions Presentations & Tours

  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 3:00-5:00
  • Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00
  • Friday, July 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00
  • Friday, August 3, 2018, 2:00-4:00



College of Veterinary Medicine

Annual Open House

Saturday, April 7, 2018


Webinar: Creating a Great Personal Statement

The personal statement is a vital part of the application process. It helps admissions representatives understand who you are, your unique experiences and about your unique interest in pursuing a career within the health professions.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Creating a Great Personal Statement—a webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program. Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on how to craft a well-written personal statement to showcase your unique identity. A Q&A session will follow.

Register now!