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.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that, along with the majority of our colleges, they will conduct their first ever Virtual Fair on Wednesday, August 1st from 9am-11pm ET. Although our college of medicines hours of availability will vary they hope that this broad time frame allows for students to get the answers they need about osteopathic medicine and each schools’ mission. In addition, they plan to have NAAHP representation, current medical students, DO physicians as well as AACOM staff on hand to answer questions. Our Colleges of Medicine are eager to meet students!
Please register for free @ careereco.com/events/aacom.
Secondary applications are specific to each school and focus on their specific values and interests. We asked three prehealth advisors to offer their best advice for applicants on how to approach your secondary applications.
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Did you know that submitting an incomplete application or an application with multiple errors can cause your application to be delayed? To help you avoid any delays during the verification process, we’ve compiled five tips to help prevent application delays.
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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.
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.
Preparing your medical school application can be like a puzzle. Each piece comes together to form a more complete picture of you as an applicant. As you prepare to apply, it can be helpful to hear tips from those who have successfully matriculated. Read these medical student and resident tips to help you be the best applicant you can be.
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It goes without saying that the medical school application process is competitive. If you weren’t accepted on your first try, don’t be discouraged! We asked three medical school admissions officers to give their best advice for how to approach reapplying and ways to strengthen your application.
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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 takecasper.com with the Q&A.
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.