Category Archives: Medical

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.

 

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/

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