Registration Open – Applicant Webinar – Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hoursa webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.

Webinar: Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your professional school application. Come find out what shadowing and observation hours are, why they matter, and how to find opportunities in your desired field.

Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on the importance of shadowing and observation hours as you prepare for your future profession. A Q&A session will follow. Space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, but this webinar will be recorded and shared.

Featured Presenters:

Jennifer L. Clutter, MA
Program Coordinator
West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy

Stephanie Perry, M.Ed.Director of Admissions
Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia

Lynn YoungbloodAdmissions Coordinator
University of North Georgia, Department of Physical Therapy

Douglas Watson, M.Ed.Pre-Health Counselor
Utah Valley University

CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Are you a pre-health student who is interested in learning more about the profession of optometry?  SUNY Optometry has opened their application cycle for new students for 2 programs:

1) Spring Internship: June 4 – June 14.  This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in the clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with the students and faculty, and do a research presentation to name a few.

2) Summer Academic Program: Every Tuesday, June 4 – July 30th.  In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with our renowned faculty, for 2 elective credits, possibly transferrable to the students’ college institution.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

**Applicants for the internship program must be New York State Residents and identify with a historically underrepresented group or an economically disadvantaged background.**

Announcing the 2020 ADEA AADSAS Application Dates

Mark May 14, 2019 on your calendar!

The 2020 ADEA AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application “soft launch” is on May 14. The soft launch allows you three weeks to work on and refine your application information. You may submit your application starting on June 4.

Why is it important to get a jump start on your application in May?

  1. You’ll be ready to apply early! Three extra weeks to collect materials and polish your answers allows you to be one of the first to submit in June.
  2. Your Fee Assistance Program (FAP) application can also be submitted for review starting May 14! Decisions will be released starting June 4.
  3. Be an early contender for the first interview spots. Dental schools review applications on a rolling basis—so position your application for a prime review spot!

Make your application stand out by taking advantage of this opportunity.

As you prepare for May 14, be sure to check out ADEA GoDental for helpful information, resources and other important dates. View the Events Calendar for information about upcoming webinars and events to help prepare. The updated 2020 ADEA AADSAS application instructions are now available.

Questions? Contact ADEA AADSAS Customer Service at aadsasinfo@aadsasweb.org or 617-612-2045.

Registration Open for February 21, 2019 AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair!

We hope you will join us for the 4th annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, Thursday, February 21 from 11:00am – 8:00pm ET. More than 70 U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canadian medical schools will be in attendance (listed below)!

Registration is FREE.

At this year’s fair you’ll be able to:

  • Chat with reps from each school
  • Save resources and information from schools into your own personal “briefcase”
  • Access documents, links, and videos from schools, and chat with representatives from the AAMC, the NAAHP, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
  • Receive a discount code (after registering) on an MSAR subscription
  • Attend live presentations with Q&A (or access the recordings on demand), covering
    • Preparing for the MCAT® Exam
    • Medical students sharing how to demonstrate Core Competencies for entering medical students
    • Learning how to pay for medical school
    • Tips and advice from admissions officers on applying, interviewing and professionalism

Current List of 2019 Virtual Medical School Fair Exhibitors

Central Region

  1. Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  2. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  3. Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  4. Creighton University School of Medicine
  5. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  6. Medical College of Wisconsin
  7. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  8. Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  9. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  10. Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
  11. Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  12. The University of Toledo College of Medicine
  13. University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences 
  14. The Pritzker School of Medicine
  15. University of Illinois College of Medicine
  16. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  17. University of Michigan Medical School
  18. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  19. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  20. Wayne State University School of Medicine
  21. Western Michigan University – Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Northeast Region (includes Canada)

  1. Albany Medical College
  2. Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  3. Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  4. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  5. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth – New in 2019
  6. George Washington University SOM and Health Sciences
  7. Georgetown University School of Medicine
  8. Howard University College of Medicine
  9. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  10. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  11. Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont – New in 2019
  12. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  13. State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  14. Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  15. University of Maryland School of Medicine – New in 2019
  16. University of Massachusetts Medical School
  17. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  18. University of Toronto School of Medicine

Southern Region (includes Puerto Rico)

  1. Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University – New in 2019
  2. Eastern Virginia Medical School – New in 2019
  3. Emory University School of Medicine
  4. Florida International University – Herbert Wertheim
  5. McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  6. Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  7. Morehouse School of Medicine
  8. Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine – New in 2019
  9. San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  10. TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine – New in 2019
  11. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  12. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  13. Tulane University School of Medicine
  14. Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine – New in 2019 
  15. University of Arizona – Tucson
  16. University of Alabama School of Medicine- New in 2019 
  17. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  18. University of Florida College of Medicine – New in  2019
  19. University of Virginia School of Medicine
  20. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
  21. Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
  22. UT Health San Antonio, South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (STX-MSTP) – New in 2019
  23. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  24. University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  25. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  26. West Virginia University School of Medicine

Western Region

  1. California Northstate University College of Medicine
  2. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  3. Stanford University School of Medicine
  4. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
  5. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  6. University of Utah School of Medicine

Associations, Application Services and Summer Programs

  • AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges
  • NAAHP – National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
  • SHPEP – Summer Health Professions Education Program
  • TMDSAS ­– Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service – New in 2019

Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair is February 6th

The Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on February 6, 2019 from 11AM to 6PM eastern. That’s next week!

This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  We’ll be covering podiatric medicine as a career choice – from surgery to wound care to sport medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients. 

Representative from all nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat.  Additionally, we’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

We’re also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing a free prep lesson at 12PM Eastern.  If you don’t register, you can’t attend the free prep lesson!

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine