February 11, 2019

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  1. What’s on the MCAT exam?
  2. Reminder:  Summer Health Professions Education Programs (SHPEP) due date Friday!
  3. UG Research Society Journal Club – Slums and health
  4. Thinking About Graduate or Professional School?
  5. Issues of Accessibility in Early Modern Anatomy – UNC Bullitt History of Medicine Club
  6. BrIdGing the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program, BIGGER, at Duke
  7. Come Spend a Day at Des Moines University! PA, PT or DPM Previews
  8. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours

 

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  1. What’s on the MCAT exam?

Check out the AAMC* resources to help you understand and prepare for the MCAT.

*AAMC: American Association of Medical Colleges


  1. Reminder:  Summer Health Professions Education Programs (SHPEP) due date Friday!

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 prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

 

February 15th is the application deadline.  Get those applications ready and hit the submit button as soon as you can. Learn more at www.shpep.org.

 

Program sites for Summer 2019:

Columbia University:  June 14 – July 26, 2019

Howard University: June 2 – July 12, 2019

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: June 3 – July 12, 2019

University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University: June 23 – August 3, 2019

University of Florida: May 13 – June 21, 2019

University of Iowa: June 9 – July 20, 2019

University of Louisville: June 3, 2019- July 12, 2019

University of Nebraska: June 9 – July 19, 2019

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: May 19, 2019 – June 27, 2019

University of Washington: June 23 – August 3, 2019

Western University of Health Sciences: June 23, 2019 – August 3, 2019


  1. UG Research Society Journal Club – Slums and health

Wed. Feb 20 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Dey Hall 301

 

The Undergraduate Research Society is excited to be hosting another journal club, with the paper selection being The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums. Our faculty guest is Dr. Ilene Speizer from the School of Public Health. The format of this journal club is a 20-minute presentation, followed by an informal Q&A with Dr. Speizer.

 

If you would like to present the paper with a group, please contact aeaker@live.unc.edu.

Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending (this is NOT a commitment, we just want to get a general head count).

 

Plan ahead for the March Journal club as well!

UG Research Society Journal Club – Cytotoxic stem cells and cancer

 

Tuesday March 19 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Union 3201

The Undergraduate Research Society is excited to be hosting another journal club, with the paper selection being Tumor-homing cytotoxic human induced neural stem cells for cancer therapy. Our faculty guest is Dr. Simon Khagi, director of the UNC Brain Tumor Program. The format of this journal club is a 20-minute presentation, followed by an informal Q&A with Dr. Khagi.

 

If you would like to present the paper with a group, please contact urs@unc.edu.

Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending (this is NOT a commitment, we just want to get a general head count).


  1. Thinking About Graduate or Professional School?

Our partners at the Princeton Review have free workshops and practice tests for the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and GMAT. Click here for details. Also note the discounts available for full test prep courses.  From the Learning Center.


  1. Issues of Accessibility in Early Modern Anatomy – UNC Bullitt History of Medicine Club

Tues, Feb 26 | noon – 1:00pm | 527 Health Sciences Library

 

This talk will discuss how Andreas Vesalius increased access to human anatomy with the publication of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem in 1543. By painstakingly designing his illustrations and the corresponding text to accurately represent what he had observed during actual dissections, Vesalius intended his magnum opus to serve as a textual supplement for live demonstrations in the anatomy theater, and simultaneously designed a shorter Epitome which served as a “footpath” to aid novice students of anatomy

Michael J. Clark, PhD Candidate, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018 McLendon-Thomas Award Winner

 

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community.

The Bullitt Club holds monthly lectures during the academic year. All meetings are free and open to the public, with a light meal provided.

Please check the meeting schedules for further details.


  1. BrIdGing the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program, BIGGER, at Duke

Applications due Fri, Mar 1.

 

We are recruiting applicants for the BIGGER training program, our six month clinical research immersion program starting June 2019. Students who have participated in this program the last two years have had great experiences and we look forward to the next cohort. Please note, this program is for students who have completed a baccalaureate or master’s degree and seniors who will graduate May 2019.

 

Students who have recently finished an undergraduate degree who are taking a gap year prior to applying for or enrolling in a graduate/health professions school.   A total of six students will be chosen each year for the program, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Learn more.  Please contact Terri Taylor (terri.taylor@duke.edu) with any questions or concerns.


  1. Come Spend a Day at Des Moines University!  PA, PT or DPM Previews

          PA Preview – April 12, 2019 (application deadline Mar 1)

DPT Preview – June 14, 2019 (application deadline May 1)

DPM Preview – June 21, 2019 (application deadline June 15)

 

You’re invited to apply to be a guest DMU student for a day! With the competitiveness of graduate health science programs increasing annually, consider gaining a leg up on the competition by visiting Des Moines University prior to applying. You will have the opportunity to:

Learn about the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, or Podiatric Medicine programs

Gain insight into the admissions process

Meet with current students

Participate in a tour of campus, including several labs

 

Scholarship funding may be available for travel to Des Moines for these special events. We will host a maximum of 15 students and an application is required:

 

Questions may be directed to dmuadmit@dmu.edu, or call 515.271.1499.


  1. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours

Ground floor Steele, sign in for drop-ins at the reception desk near the elevator.

Mon: Dr. Tony Hilger, 9:00am – 4:00 pm

Tues: Dr. Peter DeSaix, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wed: Lindsay Lang, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thurs: Dr. Jean DeSaix, 1:00pm -5:00pm

 

Dr. Peter Gilligan who was on the UNC School of Medicine admissions committee for 25 years, will meet with junior and seniors or reapplicants in his office on Tues/Thurs by appointment.

Email him at Peter.Gilligan@unchealth.unc.edu


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