It can be easy to assume that academic metrics are all that matters in the admissions process. However, admissions committees are looking at many different factors when evaluating applications. Learn about two of the 15 Core Competencies that are important qualities for entering medical students.
Attending medical school is expensive and most medical students will need to borrow federal student loans to cover their medical school’s cost of attendance. The AAMC has a list of 10 questions to help you get a conversation started with the financial aid office professionals at the medical schools you are considering attending.
Applying to medical school can feel overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t always have to feel that way. It’s normal to feel anxious about the process, but there are resources to help you manage stress and keep yourself on track.
As the American Medical College Application Service® turns 50, here’s what you need to know to make the process of applying to medical school simpler, cheaper, and less stressful.
The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) invites you to register for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on Wednesday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET. This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring a career as a PA. Students will be able to:
- Chat with representatives from 50 schools, PAEA, and CASPA
- Learn insider tips on how to prepare for that crucial PA program interview
- Attend live presentations and Q&As (or access the recordings on-demand) from current students and practicing PAs
- Chat with pre-health advisors
- Discover what makes PA one of the top health professions
- And more!
With many students taking the MCAT this summer, I wanted to let
you know that applications are still open for The University of Queensland
Faculty of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School entering class of 2020, beginning
in February 2020.
UQ Ochsner Clinical School will be conducting interviews in New Orleans and via video conference through late September 2019, so potential applicants taking the MCAT in June or July are encouraged to submit their application and transcripts now. Interview spaces are limited.
Minimum requirements to apply:
- MCAT score of 504 taken since January 2017
- B average, cumulative Bachelor’s Degree (or higher), awarded 2010 or later
- US citizenship or permanent residency
As always, I encourage you to contact me directly with any questions that you may have about the program.
Vice President, Enrollment Management
NOW OPEN: OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2019-2020! 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. Please also take a look at the new site futureeyedoc.org.
We are excited to announce that the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched the Choose DO Explorer, the Association’s first online search tool created to help prospective medical students more readily find information about admission to osteopathic medical colleges.
The Explorer provides information on school locations, dual degree options, institutional campus settings, mean overall GPA and MCAT scores for enrolled students, and application deadlines, among other relevant college details.
With 25 percent of all U.S. medical students now attending a college of osteopathic medicine, the field has become one of the fastest growing health professions in the nation. As part of the Choose DO initiative, the Explorer reflects AACOM’s commitment to promoting osteopathic medical education as a preferred pathway for future physicians and looks to increase the number of qualified physicians available to meet U.S. health care needs.
Enhancements and added searchable criteria will be made to the Explorer in the future.
Greetings from SUNY Optometry! With the launch of the 19-20 OptomCAS application happening June 27th, we’d like to invite students to attend our Admissions Camp this summer:
- Date: Friday, June 28th, 2019
- Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
- Location: SUNY Optometry campus
- Register: www.sunyopt.edu/camp
Throughout the day, we’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 valuable for any pre-health student, at any stage of their undergraduate careers, though particularly beneficial to those applying this upcoming cycle.
If you are applying to medical school, you may wonder how to make yourself stand out in your applications. We asked Sunny Nakae, PhD, associate dean for student affairs at the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, this very question. She offers three areas to focus on — personal mission, growth and grit, and self-reflection.