Category Archives: Podiatry

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.

2017-18 AACPMAS Application is now open

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 AACPMAS APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN to new and re-applicants! Customer service is available to answer applicant questions at (617) 612–2900 or by email AACPMASinfo@liaisoncas.com.  When contacting via email, students need to include their full name and AACPMAS ID number.  Customer Service hours are from Monday – Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time).

Students are able to submit one application via the AACPMAS application to our any of our nine member colleges:

  • Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine

Need Resources?  We’ve got several for you:

  • The College Information Book for 2017-18 has been updated with current career information and is in the digital format for the current cycle.  Download your copy by clicking this link:  http://www.aacpm.org/becoming-a-podiatric-physician/career-center/
  • #IChosePodiatry – Follow AACPM and our member schools between August and October for inspiring stories that capture the heart of podiatric medicine:  why our students choose careers in podiatric medicine.  We’re posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #IChosePodiatry and #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine.  It’s fun to follow along!
  • Save the Date:  AACPM and the nine member colleges are hosting the First Annual Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair on February 7, 2018.  Meet admissions representatives, current students, current residents and faculty.  They’re ready to share with you why they chose podiatric medicine!
  • The Traffic Rules are the AACPM policy statements that have been approved by the AACPM Board of Directors and represent the rules under which the podiatric medical schools and colleges have agreed to operate. These rules are being distributed for the information of prospective DPM students, their advisors, and personnel at the podiatric medical schools and colleges to which they have applied.
  • AACPM Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities of Schools and Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • Student Responsibilities

Click here to read more:  http://www.aacpm.org/wp-content/uploads/aacpmas-traffic-rules.pdf

Spring 2017 Prehealth Committee Application Now Open

THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN 

The ONLINE application is available to you from NOW to MARCH 15. 

Please remember to go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/ for full Committee details.

This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.                                                                                                                                            

Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish. ***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***

If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017.

A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.

Please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/02/PH-Committee-Quick-Guide.pdf and http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/01/PH-Instruction-Manual.pdf

You will be **unable** to come through the spring Committee process if you do not submit your ONLINE application by this deadline.   

Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.

  • Please go to https://prv-web.eng.buffalo.edu/applications/prehealthcommittee/request_access.php
  • You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.
  • You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided.  Your password will be temporarily assigned to you.  You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.
  • At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password.  PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.

These instructions are also be available on the website at http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/application/

CHECKING LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.”  If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.

This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.

You want to assure that you have at least 4 letters submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.

PAYMENT DATES

Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come by 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.

PREHEALTH COMMITTEE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions.  We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect you through this upcoming cycle.  The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work. The application deadline is March 15, 2017, so be sure to attend a session!

Thursday, February 9 4:00pm-5:00pm 210 Student Union
Tuesday, February 14 4:00pm-5:00pm 210 Student Union
Wednesday, February 15 4:00pm-5:30pm 210 Student Union
Wednesday, February 22 4:00pm-5:00pm 210 Student Union
Monday, February 27 2:00pm-3:00pm 210 Student Union
Tuesday, March 7 3:00pm-4:00pm 210 Student Union

Prehealth Assistant

Please note that Jennifer Rosseland, formerly the prehealth assistant in the Office of Prehealth Advising Services in 109 Norton Hall is no longer working in our center.  If you email her, she is *unable* to assist with your inquiries.  You need to contact Carl Lam at 716-645-6012 or via email at carllam@buffalo.edu for procedural items related to the Prehealth Committee as well as inquiries regarding your letters of recommendation.  For all other prehealth matters, please do reach out to prehealth advisor via email or set either an in person or telephone appt by calling 716-645-6013 or stopping by 109 Norton Hall any time from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.

Re-Applicant Information for 2018 Admission

If you are anticipating *reapplying* in 2017 for fall 2018 admission and have previously come through the Prehealth Committee, please do not open another Committee application but instead set a phone or in-person appointment with a prehealth advisor in the spring of 2017 (before May) to help assess your preparedness to reapply.  The professional health schools expect a “significantly different application” from any previous applications to warrant an acceptance.  Reapplication is time consuming and costly.   For further information for re-applicants who have previously gone through the UB Prehealth Committee, please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/reapplicants/.   We will begin to accept re-applicant addendum forms in May of 2017.

 

Why Diversity Matters in Health Care

As a health professions student, you need to be aware of the complex issues that shape the health care field in the United States. Some of the most urgent topics today revolve around our nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities. Closely connected to this is the need to increase both the diversity and the cultural competence of our health care workforce.

Please click to read more…

 

Podiatry 3D Immersion Program at the California School of Podiatric Medicine

The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is pleased to announce the return of Podiatry 3D—our three day podiatry immersion and workshop program that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Please spread the word among your students who might be interested in exploring the profession.

Podiatry 3D Immersion Program at the California School of Podiatric Medicine

Oakland, CA

July 20-22, 2016

www.samuelmerritt.edu/pod3d

 As we have done in the past, CSPM will cover the cost of getting students to Oakland for the workshop and most meals while they are here. Students are responsible for arranging their own lodging.

During the Podiatry 3D program, students will:

  • Have an invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to explore the profession of podiatry
  • Interact with faculty and students in a variety of settings
  • Participate in a MCAT workshop
  • Learn about and understand the increased need for podiatric physicians in medicine
  • Experience a hands-on clinical day learning how to cast, sports taping and much more!

Students who are interested in the program should submit their application to attend (available on the website) by June 3, 2016.  Students should have a minimum of 40 semester units of undergraduate coursework completed.

For more information about the program, visit our Podiatry 3D website.

New York College of Podiatric Medicine Summer Internship

New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is accepting applications for their Summer 2016 Pre-Health Internship Program. Typically, juniors, seniors and recent graduates who participate as interns are required to have 60 undergraduate credit hours.  The deadline for submission is June 1st

Additionally, they are continuing to accept applications through June 30th and are presently interviewing for seats in the fall 2016 class.  A link to the application can be found here: http://www.nycpm.edu/application.asp.

 

Open House for Optometry Admissions in Southern California

SAVE the DATE!

The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
invites you to attend our annual:
Spring Admissions Open House
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We welcome all interest levels seeking to learn more about the profession of optometry!

Speakers and a student Q&A Panel will provide a better understanding of what SCCO’s program has to offer.

Take a campus tour and meet with students. We look forward to hosting you on our beautiful campus!

To watch a short video movie trailer about the event, click here.

Reservations are a must!
Please RSVP via email at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scco-spring-admissions-open-house-2014-registration-6516714669#

SCCO’s Blog on WordPress: http://optometryadmissions.wordpress.com/