Category Archives: Medical

4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School

Taking one or more gap years before medical school is becoming more and more common. In fact, of the 2016 incoming medical students who responded to the AAMC’s Matriculating Student Questionnaire, 60.6% say they took at least one year between undergrad and medical school. Many premeds use that time to take additional coursework, study for and take the MCAT exam, conduct research, shadow physicians, or work as an EMT or medical scribe. But those are not your only options.

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Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

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Health Professions Scholarship Webinar

Please register for Medical School and the Health Professions Scholarship Program on Oct 25, 2017 4:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2759606346461524995

Are you considering Medical School? This is an exciting time as you prepare for a Career in Medicine and a future of making a difference in the lives of those you care for. Not only can Medical School be rewarding, it can also become a large financial liability. Learn how the Army Medical Department’s Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) can ease the financial liability of Medical School. Attend the Medical School of your choice, in the United States, and continue your Graduate Medical Education in the Country’s top GME programs. Find out how you will become part of the World’s Largest and most comprehensive Health Care System.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

January-June MCAT Test Dates Now Open for Registration

Registration for the January to June MCAT Dates Now Open.

 Please be advised that registration for the MCAT exam is now open.  Students can select a date and location for January-June 2018 exam dates. Test dates in July-September will open in February 2018.   Please go to https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/register-mcat-exam/.

Remember that the MCAT will now be administered through Pearson VUE and is no longer offered through Prometric Testing Centers.

2018 MCAT Registration

Attention: 2018 MCAT registration will open on October 18, 2017 for January-June test dates. July-September test dates will open in February 2018.

New this year: Start your registration early! Any time between 10:00 AM ET on October 12 and 5:00 PM ET on October 17, you will be able to fill out the necessary background and biographical information, as well as complete the necessary consent forms in the MCAT Registration System. You will not be able to select your date and location at this time.

Starting the registration process early will allow you more time to enter your personal information and read the important MCAT policies and forms carefully before you begin searching for a test date and location on October 18. Completing your personal information and consent forms in advance does not give you priority in selecting your test date and location.

Follow @AAMC_MCAT on Twitter and the MCAT registration website for further announcements.

Mini Med Series: Infectious Diseases

UB Mini Med School

Presented by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Covering infectious diseases, vaccines and leading research
on prevention techniques

Measles as a Metaphor
Alan J. Lesse, MD
Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Chief of Infectious Disease, VA WNY Healthcare System

Vaccines: Challenges and Options
Kenyani S. Davis, MD
UBMD Internal Medicine

Tuesday, Oct 3 • 6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Combating Infections
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine

The Microbiome and Oral Biology
Robert J. Genco, PhD, DDS
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology

Tuesday, Oct. 10 ​6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

UB’s Mini Med School series is a public service offered to anyone 16
and older interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID.

New for this year is a “Series Subscriber” ticket, which includes access
to each of the 10 lectures in 2017-18, reserved premium seating, recognition as a series subscriber and a future tour of the new medical school campus in downtown Buffalo. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Alexander J. Eadie

To register click here.

For more information about the series, please visit the Mini Med School website.

Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.

LECOM Open House

Students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):

Saturday, November 11, in Bradenton, FL

Friday, November 17,  in Greensburg, PA

Saturday, November 18, in Erie, PA

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.  We ask that you choose a location and then RSVP as instructed through the link below:

http://lecom.edu/open-house/

If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please contact me or visit our website at www.lecom.edu.  For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.

 

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Premed About How to Pay for Medical School

Medical school is expensive. Kevin Keith, a third-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina, remembers being overwhelmed by the cost of medical school as a premed student. Now well into his medical education, he has come to realize that paying for medical school is manageable. To help you identify loans, budget wisely, and even find scholarships and grants, Kevin shares five tips he wishes he would’ve known as a pre-med.

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