February 18, 2019


  1. Want to take CHEM 241 or CHEM 261 abroad this summer? Apply now!
  2. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honors Global Science Opportunity: Fall 2019
  3. Online Info Session:  U Maryland School of Pharmacy
  4. Reminder: AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair
  5. UNC pre-Dental Impressions Day 2019
  6. UNC pre-Vet Club events
  7. Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair
  8. Recovering Hope – A Faith-Based Response to the Opioid Crisis
  9. Top 10 Tips for MCAT Examinees: What’s Next? After Selecting Your Test Date and Location
  10. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours


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  1. Want to take CHEM 241 or CHEM 261 abroad this summer? Apply now!

Join a UNC faculty led program in either France (CHEM 241) or Sweden (CHEM 261). UNC-graded credit means that grades will appear on your UNC transcript and that the courses can be used to fulfill Health Professions requirements.


Learn more:

UNC Biochemistry in Grenoble – due date was Feb 15th but email for a short extension.

Are you a science student who thinks you cannot study abroad? Here is an opportunity to take a Biochemistry course taught by a UNC professor while you spend 6 weeks in beautiful Grenoble near the French Alps!   This program will take place during the University of Joseph Fourier’s international summer program. There will be other programs running at the same time, and this will give you the opportunity to meet other French and international students while you are taking a UNC course and learning some French.


UNC Science in Scandinavia – due date Feb 25th (no extension).

On this faculty-led summer study abroad program, approximately 20 UNC students will travel to Lund, Sweden with UNC Chemistry Professor, Dr. Leslie Hicks, take CHEM 241 and a Swedish language/culture course, participate in program-related activities, and earn credits to count towards UNC degree requirements. Studying in Sweden offers a unique European experience without a language barrier! Courses will be taught in English, and English is widely spoken in Sweden.

  1. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honors Global Science Opportunity: Fall 2019

You do NOT need to be an HonorsCarolina student to apply!


Honors Global has extended the application deadline for a one semester-long program with personalized internships in fields like medicine, environmental science, and public health. Any UNC student with at least second-year status and a 3.0 GPA can study abroad with Honors Carolina and earn Honors credits. Financial aid can be applied, and need-based scholarships are available.


Fall 2019 | Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Honors Semester in Cape Town: Once stigmatized as a racist regime, South Africa is now celebrated as a nation with one of the most progressive constitutions in the world.  Explore a dynamic society in transition and immerse yourself into the living history of South Africa by working directly with institutions that are helping to create a democratic civil society. Personalized internship opportunities are available at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, and local environmental agencies, among others. Faculty Director: Alexandra Lightfoot, Gillings School of Global Public Health Apply here!


Questions? Contact HonorsBurch@unc.edu or schedule an appointment to discuss an Honors Global program here!

  1. Online Info Session:  U Maryland School of Pharmacy

Wed, Feb 20 | 1:00-2:00pm | online


The information session will last approximately one hour. It will provide an overview of the PharmD program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, with topics including careers in pharmacy, a faculty profile, the admissions process, and other frequently asked questions about the program.

Register in advance.

  1. Reminder: 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! This Virtual Medical School Fair is the largest of its kind and registration is FREE.

  1. UNC pre-Dental Impressions Day 2019

The Impressions Day Program is designed to expose underrepresented pre-dental students to a career in dentistry, the dental school application and financial aid process. Underrepresented pre-dental students will have the opportunity to learn about the dental school, interact with current dental students and admissions committee members, and receive tips on being a competitive dental school applicant.


Register to join us Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served!).    One week before Impressions, you will receive an email regarding parking and walking directions to the dental school.


We look forward to meeting you!

  1. UNC pre-Vet Club events

UNC’s Pre-Vet Club is a source through which students may learn about the veterinary profession. We promote and stimulate interest in the field of veterinary medicine and animal welfare, provide resources for specific fields of study, encourage service projects, learn from guest speakers, and provide interaction with students of similar aspirations. Anyone is welcome to join our club!


Next event: Wed, Feb 20th | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Hamilton 100

Doug Tindall, Admissions, University of Missouri Veterinary School


Be sure to visit our official website for further information on how to sign up for our listserv and for a schedule of our upcoming events. These include visits from different types of veterinarians, vet school representatives and volunteer opportunities.  The link to join our GroupMe is here, and check out our Instagram (@uncprevet) for a gallery of our previous events. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Courtney at cbyrd19@live.unc.edu.

  1. Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair

Wed, Mar 6th | 9am – 9pm Eastern | online

Register now to attend the Free Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair on Nov 14th.  Get answers to your most pressing questions from 7 Schools in one Live Event! (Review list)

  1. Recovering Hope – A Faith-Based Response to the Opioid Crisis

Come join us for the Recovering Hope Conference on Thursday March 7, 2019, for a full day of activities to explore ongoing challenges, local solutions, and the role of students improving a faith-driven response to the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and the country.   Location:  Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Register for the Recovering Hope Conference by March 4, 2019, using the code: RECOVER for a 50% discount (normal price $30/reduced price $15 – breakfast and lunch provided).

Our opening plenary session includes Josh Stein. Attorney General for North Carolina & Grog Delan, Outreach Coordinator, Woodhaven Ohio.
For more information, contact Kate Thomas, Dept of Public Health (910) 814-5386 or kthomas@campbell.edu

Conference Topics to List a Few: 

Church-Based Naloxone Distribution

Harm Reduction & Syringe Service Programs

Peer Navigators in Hospital ERs

Advocating for Healthy Communities

Faith Communities and Drug Treatment Courts

Mental Health First Aid



We hope to see you there!

  1. Top 10 Tips for MCAT Examinees: What’s Next? After Selecting Your Test Date and Location
  2. Be sure you have a valid ID that you can present on test day. If your ID doesn’t meet the necessary criteria, you will not be allowed to test. Hint: Make sure that your first and last name on your ID match the name you entered during registration! If they do not match, you may change your registration in the MCAT Registration system up until the Bronze Zone deadline.
    **If you are unable to provide the required identification, or if you have any questions about our identification policies, you must contact AAMC Services no later than the Silver Zone deadline, at 202-828-0600 for further assistance.


  1. Read the MCAT Essentials.This document is crucial to a successful experience during your MCAT exam. It provides critical information about MCAT policies and procedures, and was required reading at the time you registered for the MCAT. You agreed to the terms listed in the Essentials by registering for the MCAT exam.


  1. Read Honoring Your Examinee Agreement. Your Examinee Agreementis required reading. On test day, you will be presented with a Certification Statement that reminds you of your obligations under the Examinee Agreement.  By proceeding beyond the Certification Statement on test day, you will be certifying that you understand and agree to comply with these obligations. Be sure you understand why it’s important and what you are agreeing to when you take the exam.


  1. Practice with the exam features. Every testing platform is unique and knowing how to move through the exam, select answers, highlight passages, and strikeout answers is important. Understanding the various features and functions of the MCAT Exam before you arrive on test day will help you feel more prepared.


  1. Review the many resources available to help you prepare for the MCAT Exam. The AAMC offers both free and purchasable study materials that will help you at every stage of your preparation.


  1. Plan to arrive at the testing center 30-60 minutes prior to the exam start time. Test center administrators will start checking examinees in 30-60 minutes before the exams starts. It is best to plan ahead by locating the test center prior to test day – you won’t be allowed to enter the testing room, but you will know how to get there and how long it will take. Hint: Make sure to review campus map(s) if your test center is located at a college or university.


  1. Know the time zone of your test center. If you are crossing state or county lines, be sure to confirm the time zone. Some states/counties do not adhere to daylight savings time.


  1. Learn about the check-in process in advance. This short video provides you with a detailed overview of how the process will work at the test center. Knowing this in advance will help you better understand what to expect on test day.


  1. Know what you can and can’t have in and out of the testing room. These test center regulations and procedures ensure the fairness and quality of testing conditions for all examinees.


  1. Contact AAMC Services with questions. AAMC staff are available to assist MCAT examinees with any MCAT related questions that may arise. You may call 202-828-0600 between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET on weekdays to speak with an AAMC staff member or contact us at aamc.org/contactmcat.

  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 by appointment:  Tues/Thurs 1:30-3:00pm; Wed 2:30-5:00pm.  Email him at celtsfan@med.unc.edu

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