Author: Prehealth Advisor

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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UB School of Dental Medicine (SDM) Suture Clinic and Open House

School of Dental Medicine Suturing & Splints Workshop and Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018  11:00am – 3:00pm

Event Location: University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, South Campus

Want to gain a better insight into Dental School?

Come join us at our UB School of Dental Medicine Suturing & Splints Workshop and Open House! You’ll get to meet faculty, admissions staff, and current dental students. Gain a better understanding of dental school. Learn more about how oral health is associated with overall health and well-being. This event is open to all current undergraduate students, current graduate students, and those who have graduated from college or university. This event is not intended for high school students. Registration is required.

During the day, prospective students will participate in an interactive lecture about trauma, learn how to suture, and experience splinting teeth on a typodont. This workshop will be led by faculty and residents from our Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry. The event includes lunch, school tour, and an opportunity to meet an admissions representative who will discuss our DDS admission requirements and application process.

Learn more & register online by visiting:


  • If a participant is already an ASDA member, no event registration fee is required.
  • For Non-ASDA Members, there is a $15 registration fee required. This fee goes directly to the ASDA Buffalo Chapter so they can continue to offer dental outreach opportunities (i.e. waxing seminar, impressions day).

For more even information, interested students may contact our Pre-Dental Group:

Some additional information

Is Dental School Right for You:

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SUNY Optometry Winter Open House

SUNY Optometry registration for Winter Open House is now available:

  • Winter 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, January 10th, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Register here

Also, students have the opportunity to tour campus prior to Open House:

  • Tour Tuesdays – Excellent opportunity to tour the 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, November 20th, 2018 and December 18th, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register here

Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for any of the events. Any questions should be directed to the General Admissions email at

2019 Registration Date Announced for MCAT Exam Dates January-June

Registration for the January-June MCAT exam dates will open on October 25, 2018.  Registration to select test dates for July-September will open in February 2019.

Students will have the ability to begin their registration process in advance of selecting their test date and location. Beginning next week, students will be able to complete the necessary background and biographical information and agree to the terms. The option to select a date and location will not be available until registration officially opens on October 25.

Starting the registration process early will allow you more time to enter your personal information and read and accept important MCAT policies and forms carefully before searching for a test date and location on October 25.  Completing personal information and terms in advance does not give students priority in selecting their test date and location.

Follow @AAMC_MCAT on Twitter for updates and announcements. For additional information about registration, visit their website.


#HPW2018: Engage with healthcare professionals, win great prizes

Health Professions Week (#HPW2018) is a month away! Practitioners and students representing the 20 participating health professions are eager to connect virtually with students. This year’s event features several opportunities for  students to engage with healthcare professionals and win some great prizes, including:

  • MegaWheels Foldable Electric Scooters;
  • Samsung QI Certified Wireless Charger Pads;
  • A $100 Visa gift card; and
  • A $5,000 scholarship funded by our partners at Sallie Mae and Liaison International.

To be eligible to win, students must register for Health Professions Week. Registration is FREE and available on the #HPW2018 event website.

Be sure to follow @Healthprofweek on social media for more prize details.

HPW thanks our 2018 sponsors: Liaison International, Sallie Mae, CVS Health, Kaplan Test Prep, HOSA, and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.


Explore SUNY Optometry this fall!

SUNY Optometry is happy to announce a number of opportunities for students to connect with and learn more about their programs this fall:

  • Tour Tuesdays – Excellent opportunity to tour their 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 – October 16th, November 20th, and December 18th, 2018; 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register Here
  • Optometry Virtual Fair – meet with Admissions and Financial Aid staff for the opportunity to ask individual questions on the application process.
    • Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2018; 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Register here

Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for the in-person events. Any questions should be directed to their General Admissions email at