February 4, 2019

Welcome to February!  Enjoy the warmer weather (for now)…

  1. July-Sept MCAT dates opening Feb 6
  2. GlobeMed Red Tie Affair
  3. Radiologic Science BS (Medical Imaging) Info Session
  4. Sign up for AAMC Premed Navigator
  5. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Virtual Medical School Fair
  6. Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions
  7. Thinking about Medical or Dental School but need science courses for admission?
  8. Brown University Gateways Program
  9. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours

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  1. July-Sept MCAT dates opening Feb 6

Registration for July-September 2019 MCAT dates will open on February 6, 2019. To assist students in securing a test center and location faster once scheduling becomes available, log into the MCAT Registration System and fill out biographical, background, and consent information in advance.

 

It is important to note that the MCAT Registration System will be unavailable after 11:59 pm ET on Monday, February 4, as we make final preparations. The system will not come back online until the full calendar is made available on February 6.

 

Please follow us on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements. For more information about registration, please visit: https://students-residents.aamc.org/mcatregister.


  1. GlobeMed Red Tie Affair

Fri, Feb 8 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Great Hall, Student Union

On the 8th of February GlobeMed at UNC will be hosting their annual event Red Tie Affair (RTA) with partnership with the Carolina Center for AIDs Research (CFAR).  This event is open to professionals, students, and local organizations to promote awareness about developments in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and research. Speakers this year include Dr. David Margolis, Dr. David Wohl, and Dr. Seña-Soberano. Dinner will be provided by Vimala’s Curry Blossom Café as well as other local restaurants.

 

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

For more information about the event email dillonr@live.unc.edu or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/861405470712396/?active_tab=about.


  1. Radiologic Science BS (Medical Imaging) Info Session

Tues, Feb 12 | 4:30 – 5:30pm | UL 211

 

Radiologic Science (Medical Imaging) is a BS undergraduate major within the Department of Allied Health in the UNC Medical School.  Students must apply for this major and the 2nd application deadline is coming soon (March 15).  To learn more, come to an information session with the program director, Joy Renner (Joy_Renner@med.unc.edu) and/or check out the program website.


  1. Sign up for AAMC Premed Navigator

See below for highlights from a recent issue of the Premed Navigator from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – to read more and get future updates, subscribe (free).

Fee Assistance Program: What’s new in 2019

How to demonstrate service orientation

What it’s like to participate in the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Resilience: Medical students’ advice for premeds

Expectations of professionalism during the medical school admissions process

Top 10 Questions Pre-Meds Should Ask Medical School Financial Aid Officers


  1. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Virtual Medical School Fair

Thurs, Feb 21 | 11:00am – 8:00pm | online

We hope you’ll join us for the 4th annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, , taking place Thursday, February 21 from 11:00am – 8:00pm ET. There are already more than 70 U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canadian medical schools attending and we expect more to join us soon!

Registration is FREE for students – you’ll be able to log on from the comfort of your computer or mobile device.

Did You Know?

You can chat with reps from each school between 11:00am – 8:00 pm ET.

You’ll have your own personal “briefcase” pre-filled with resources – add additional resources as you visit each school.

You’ll be able to access documents, links, and videos from each school, and chat with representatives from the AAMC, the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).

You’ll receive a discount code after you register for a 19% discount on purchasing an MSAR subscription.

You’ll be able to attend live presentations with Q&A (or access the recordings on demand if you are busy during the live cast), 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

Admissions Officers sharing advice on applying, interviewing and professionalism


  1. Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions

In or near DC for Spring break?

Save the date for the AAVMC’s* Annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Session.  This free event is for any high school and undergraduate student with an interest in the veterinary medical profession.

 

Sunday March 10, 2019

    1:00pm Information Sessions

    2:30-5:00pm Exhibit Hall

Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Wash, DC 20001

 

Information session topics include: Choosing a Pre-Vet Program and Getting into Vet School.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2019AAVMCCareerFair

Questions: diversitymatters@aavmc.org

*AAVMC: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges


  1. Thinking about Medical or Dental School but need science courses for admission?

Then the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences can help.

GW’s Post-Bac Program is a cohort-based, full-time program held at our Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va. The 36 credit program has a summer start and completes in 12 months.

Join us for an online information session and learn more. Applications are now open for May 2019 and are considered on a rolling basis.  Final deadline is March 1.   For more information, visit our website https://smhs.gwu.edu/postbac-premed


  1. Brown University Gateways Program

Many students interested in medical school or doctoral programs in the health field show promise, but need another level of experience to demonstrate that they are ready for this career path.

 

Gateways to Medicine, Healthcare and Research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides a rigorous academic program that prepares students for either careers in these fields or doctoral-level training. The program offers either a Master of Science in Medical Sciences, or a Certificate in Medical Science. Benefits include:

A small class size that ensures individualized attention.

A robust curriculum on par with the first year of an Ivy League medical school.

Career mentoring and advising.

Access to Brown University facilities and resources.

 

Classes begin in July for master’s degree candidates. Learn more about this program.  Applications are open now and will be considered on a rolling bases.  The final deadline is June 1.   We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.


  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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