April 1, 2019

It may be April Fool’s Day, but all of the messages below are legit!

  1. Spring Health Fair
  2. Pre-Vet “Wands for Wildlife” Drive and Lemur Center Volunteer event
  3. UNC Medical Scribe positions
  4. Bridgewater College Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Open House
  5. Skeletons in our Closet: Anatomical Eponyms: UNC Bullitt History of Medicine Club
  6. Veterinary School Application Webinars
  7. AAMC: MCAT preparation testimonials
  8. Columbia SPS offers two M.S. degrees for health professionals
  9. Are you pre-dental or interested in global health? Do you LOVE traveling and volunteering?
  10. NEW! The 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools
  11. Medical School Admission Requirements for 2020 Matriculating class
  12. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours
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1.  Spring Health Fair
Health Focus and Flourish are hosting the 2019 Spring Health Fair on Friday, April 5th in the Pit from 11:30-1:30. Drop by for free swag, food samples, and resources to manage your health both on and off campus!
To see participating organizations, visit our page and RSVP on Facebook here!
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2. Pre-Vet “Wands for Wildlife” Drive and Lemur Center Volunteer event
1. Our next Pre-Vet club event for the semester will be volunteering at the Duke Lemur Center on April 6th from 9 AM – 12 PM. Sign up sheet is here! We will be weeding, mulching, and branching animal enclosures. Closed toed shoes are required and please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Also, we need at least 8 people to volunteer, so please feel free to invite your friends to come volunteer with us! You don’t need to be a member of Pre-Vet Club to join!  Also, our last event of the semester will be volunteering at Piedmont Farm.
      Questions? Byrd, Courtney Catherine cbyrd19@live.unc.edu
2. The UNC Pre-Vet Society is hosting a Wands for Wildlife drive!! Yay! Check out this link so you can see what the collection is all about, but I will be collecting old mascara wands until around the end of the semester for us. This will benefit Appalachian Wildlife Refuge and help keep little critters clean! Ask your friends to donate old mascaras too, and don’t worry about cleaning them, I’ll take care of it!
      Please email me with any questions you have about the drive!  savann@email.unc.edu
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3. UNC Medical Scribe positions
The UNC Emergency Medicine Scribe program is currently hiring new scribes! This is a great opportunity for Juniors and graduating Seniors interested in health care to gain direct exposure to the health care field in a meaningful way. Information about the program, the position, and the link to the applications is can be found in this link.
Feel free to contact emchiefscribe@med.unc.edu with any questions.
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4. Bridgewater College Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Open House
Sat Apr13, 2019 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM | Bridgewater College, Virginia
Develop your skills in athletic training, and see what rigorous preparation can do for your career. Through the Bridgewater College MSAT program, you’ll delve deeply into the profession, gaining real-world experience on campus and at a variety of clinical sites. You’ll graduate from the program as a confident and proficient healthcare professional.  Learn more on ourwebsite or at the upcoming Open House!
The MSAT Open House Will Include:
   MSAT Program Presentation.
Campus Tour
   Q&A with MSAT Students
   Complementary Lunch
   Q&A with MSAT Faculty

Register for Bridgewater College’s MSAT open house here.  Contact MSAT Program Director, Dr. Charles Hale at 540-828-5763 or chale@bridgewater.edu for further information.

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5. Skeletons in our Closet: Anatomical Eponyms: UNC Bullitt History of Medicine Club
Tues, Apr 16 | noon – 1:00pm | 527 Health Sciences Library
While many eponyms are no longer taught or used in medicine, certain structures in anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroscience will always be better known by their eponyms than by their descriptive names. The scientists and physicians after whom structures are named remind us of the fascinating history of medicine.   Kurt Gilliland, PhD, Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Evaluation, UNC School of Medicine/Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC School of Medicine
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.
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6. Veterinary School Application Webinars
Sponsored by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
1. The Road to Veterinary School
Audience: Pre-Veterinary Students / Pre-Vet & Pre-Health Advisors
Summary:  The Road to Veterinary School can seem like a long and arduous process. This session will ease some of the planning anxiety with easy to remember recommendations on how to prepare for your future application to veterinary school.
Presenter: Tony Wynne, Director, the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
April 22, 2019 @ 1:00PM Eastern Time
REGISTER HERE
2. VMCAS 2020 Workshop
Audience: Applicants to the VMCAS 2020 Application Cycle
Summary:  Join VMCAS for a VMCAS 2020 Application Workshop. Come ask questions about the application, troubleshoot, and generally learn about the application process.
May 17, 2019 @ 11:00AM Eastern Time
REGISTER HERE
   
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7. AAMC: MCAT preparation testimonials
There’s no right or wrong way to study and prepare for the MCAT exam. The How I Prepared for the MCAT Exam testimonials showcase study tips and approaches employed by students who performed well on the MCAT exam. Each student profile includes study schedules, strategies, personal challenges, and dos and don’ts as narrated by the students themselves.
AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges
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8. Columbia SPS offers two M.S. degrees for health professionals
Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) offers a wealth of master’s programs in today’s most dynamic fields. We’d like to introduce you to two of particular relevance for students interested in healthcare.
Both degrees can serve as a bridge toward medical school, or as a pathway into any of the other disciplines in the healthcare field:
Grounds students in issues concerning the ethical, legal and social implications of advances in biotechnology and biomedicine
In-person, online, part or full-time, in NYC or San Francisco
Through narrative training, bridges the divide between caregivers and patients to improve the quality of healthcare
Interdisciplinary program with full-time (compete in 1 yr.) and part-time options
Columbia SPS is now accepting applications for Fall 2019.
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9. Are you pre-dental or interested in global health? Do you LOVE traveling and volunteering?
Join Volunteers Around the World at Chapel Hill! This is an amazing opportunity to gain experience in a dental clinic taking vitals, shadowing dentists, assisting with basic dental procedures, familiarizing yourself with dental instruments and learning proper sterilization and tray preparation techniques. We will be running our own clinic with the support of VAW staff and local dentists, and we will have an opportunity to plan a funinteractive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young kids! Even if you are not pre-dental, this is a great chance to get an idea of what it is like to work in a clinic and gain an understanding of healthcare in underserved communities abroad. You will also have free days where you can explore the rich culture of the Dominican Republic. This is a two week intensive trip during the winter beak of 2019-2020 that is perfect for those who are passionate about volunteering and traveling.
Come get more information at our info session in the Union, room 3201 on 03/28/19 at 8:00pm.
You can contact us via chapelhillvaw@gmail.com, and check out our national website www.volunteersaroundtheworld.org.
We hope to hear from you!
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10. NEW! The 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools
Hot off the presses for students planning to apply and enter dental school in Fall 2020 or Fall 2021! The 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is a prospective dental student’s guide to dental school and information about all 76 dental schools in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to school profiles, the Guide features an easy-to-follow design and a wealth of information, including:
     An introduction and an indication of what you can expect as a dental school student.
     The importance of access, diversity and inclusion.
     Tips on navigating the application process.
     A section on the holistic (whole file) admissions process.
     Information for international students.
     A section for gap-year students, career changers and re-applicants.
     Guidance on financing a dental education.
     Worksheets to help you gather information, set priorities and brainstorm ideas for your application.
     URLs for where you can access additional information and resources to assist you as you go.
Purchase yours or come by the Health Professions Advising office to look at ours (advising location and hours listed at the end of this listserv message)
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11. Medical School Admission Requirements for 2020 Matriculating class
We’ve just released the 2019 edition of the Medical School Admission Requirements for the United States and Canada™ (MSAR ®) website (www.aamc.org/msar) with updated dates and deadlines for the 2020 matriculating class! Students with a current subscription will automatically receive the updates.
In this edition, you’ll find new data and enhanced features including:
     Letter of Evaluation Preference which includes space to indicate which letter types are preferred, accepted, and not accepted by each medical school
     Applications Accepted where schools clarify their policies for accepting out-of-state and international students and explain additional admissions policies and procedures
     Application Timeline a section created at the request of GSA Committee on Admissions so that schools can include details about their application protocols and dates
Expanded Canadian data provided to us from the AFMC
     Expanded Data with most charts displaying three years of data so users can toggle between all three years or compare them side by side.
     An updated favorites list that includes an option to indicate if students are “considering” or “applying” as well as the reason why, and
     The ability for subscribers to enter their overall GPA and total MCAT score and view them on each school’s charts
To learn more about Medical School Admission Requirements products, please visit www.aamc.org/msarinfo
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12.  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 will meet with junior, seniors or re-applicants by appointment only in the Newman Activity Center on Pittsboro Street (across from the Carolina Inn).
Email him (celtsfan@med.unc.edu) to arrange meetings T/Th between 1:30-3:30 pm on the following dates:
Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 May 2, 7, 9.
Dr Gilligan’s expertise is primarily with assisting applicants for medical school including MD-PhDs and PA school.
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