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.
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The Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH) program at Michigan State University is a Summer Research Program for students from populations underrepresented in biomedical research. The BRUSH Program is suitable for students interested in biomedical research, and it is also valuable for students interested in human medicine or veterinary medicine.
During the 12-week BRUSH Program students conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and also participate in ancillary activities to help them explore research as a career and succeed in the conduct and presentation of their research. The program is best suited for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies, although applicants with less college credit will be considered.
Students in this program are paid $4,800 for the summer, and additional funds are available to cover the cost of program related expenses (housing and conference travel).
For BRUSH Program details see https://cvm.msu.edu/research/student-research/undergraduate-student-summer-research-program
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Pitfalls From VMCAS 2017
This application cycle was not very different from prior years where applicant behaviors are concerned. As in most cycles, a handful of applicants found themselves in sticky situations. We’ve outlined the most common problems that applicants faced this cycle:
1. Waiting until the last minute. To your application, “last minute” means anytime after September 1st. Not allowing time for verification (up to two weeks) led to many incomplete applications.
2. Waiting for evaluations to be submitted. You can have your submitted application verified without any evaluations submitted. Do not wait for evaluations!!
3. Missing Transcripts. Lots of applicants didn’t follow the transcript requirements for VMCAS 2017.
4. Submitting & paying late: Many applicants attempted to submit and pay for their application just before the deadline. You should allow up to a half hour (or more) to process your credit card information.
5. Didn’t read VMCAS instructions: Most of the issues that applicants had this year could have been avoided by referring to the application instructions.
Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Information Session THIS Thursday, September 29 (4:00-5:00 p.m.) in 108 Capen (inside Undergraduate Library – first floor – Honors College)
Mark your calendar for THIS Thursday, September 29 from 4:00-5:00 (108 Capen Hall) if you are a prehealth student who plans to apply to a professional health school (e.g., medicine, dentistry, optometry, vet) and are interested in more details regarding the Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) offered through the US Army. More details are here: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html.
The AAVMC is presenting a webinar on “The Road to Veterinary School” Friday, September 16th, at 1:00 pm EST.
Alicia L. Foster, Associate Director of Admissions from the Ross University School of Medicine will be visiting UB TOMORROW.
The info session will be held:
Where: 109 Capen Hall inside the Undergraduate Library (Honors College) on the first floor
When: TOMORROW Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Alicia will discuss criteria for admission, the admissions process, curriculum, and answer your questions about life on island of Dominica.
Ross University, founded in 1978, offers both the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees and is located on the island of Dominica.
More information can be found at http://www.rossu.edu/
2016 Buckeye Vet Exploration Day
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the Buckeye Vet Exploration Day for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.
Attendees will gain hands-on experience through a variety of wet labs, tour the veterinary medical center and learn about the veterinary profession, admissions and student life.
Special Appearance by: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The cost is $35 per student (includes: 2 wet labs, a giveaway and lunch)
Saturday, September 24 at
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB), 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Location: Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Vet Exploration Day_Fall 2016 brochure
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Don’t miss this great opportunity to:
- Chat live with admissions reps from top colleges & universities
- Watch live videos on frequently asked questions during the admissions process
- Discover colleges & universities from around the country
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Application Process Update
Starting this year Cornell will only require the VMCAS Application (No Supplemental Application required).
The deadline for the VMCAS Application, including all supporting documents (evaluations, GRE Scores, Official transcripts) is September 15th.
This year VMCAS will also collect GRE scores for Cornell (college code 7873).
There have been a few changes to Cornell’s prerequisite courses recently:
- Full Year of English Composition or Writing Intensive Courses
- Full Year of Biology with Labs
- Full Year of Chemistry with Labs
- Full Year of Physics with Labs
- Semester of Organic Chemistry
- Semester of Biochemistry
- Semester of Advanced Life Science Course