April 15, 2019

  1. Journal Club on ~Mucus~
  2. Learning to Speak Aphasia Training
  3. Nominate Your Favorite Advisor!
  4. MD/PhD (MSTP) Information Session
  5. St. George’s University Focus on the Carolinas Webinar
  6. Medical School in Australia and the US – Webinar
  7. AMCAS Application Portal Opens
  8. 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs
  9. Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program
  10. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours – CHANGE COMING!!!
1. Journal Club on ~Mucus~
Wed, April 17 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Dey 301
The Undergraduate Research Society is excited to be hosting our last journal club of the semester. Aditi Ajit and Sharanya Uchil will be presenting Roles of Mucus Adhesion and Cohesion in Cough Clearance. A summary of the article with additional notes to guide your reading can be found here. The format of the journal club is a 20-minute presentation followed by an informal Q&A with our faculty guest Dr. Button, who is also the primary author of the paper selected for this Journal Club.
If you are interested in this topic and would like to learn more, we would love to have you at our next journal club with Dr. Button. Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending! (this is NOT a commitment, we just want a general head count).
2. Learning to Speak Aphasia Training
On Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM in Bondurant G100, the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is hosting a “Learning to Speak Aphasia Training” for undergraduate students interested in pre-health professions! Maura Silverman from Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited will be leading this training and the goal is to equip students with communication strategies/resources for interacting with a person with aphasia.
This is a unique interdisciplinary opportunity and we are hoping to have a big turnout.
If you are planning to attend, please fill out this form so that we can get a headcount for snacks and Chick-fil-A nuggets!
3. Nominate Your Favorite Advisor!
Has your advisor made a difference in your Carolina experience? Now is the time to recognize their work and nominate them for a campus advising award!
Nominations are being accepted for the Mickel-Shaw Excellence in Advising Award and the Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence.
You can submit your nomination at:
4. MD/PhD (MSTP) Information Session
The University of Chicago’s Medical Scientist Training Program is hosting a virtual information session. Should there be potentially interested students, we would be delighted to have them RSVP for our April 25, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm CST event (4:00-5:00pm EST).  Students may RSVP by going directly to this link:  UChicago Virtual Information Session . If there are any issues with the link: UChicago Virtual Information Session students can also email me directly at sthomas17@bsd.uchicago.edu.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
5. St. George’s University Focus on the Carolinas Webinar
Log on and learn about St. George’s University. This web-based information session includes a brief 30-minute presentation by one of our administrators, as well as live chat and Q&A with current students and graduates. We scheduled our webinars to accommodate different time zones and regions around the world. This webinar will focus on students from North and South Carolina who have an interest in St George’s University School of Medicine, yet is open to all who are interested and available to join.
Apr 29, 2019 8:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
6. Medical School in Australia and the US – Webinar
The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School represents a dynamic partnership between two highly ranked and regarded institutions. Both UQ and Ochsner are non-profit organizations which emphasize patient care and making a difference to global health outcomes. Our students receive an international education with outcomes on par with US medical schools and perform equally well in the US residency match.  Our graduates will be recognized for their social accountability, critical scientific thinking and drive to be global leaders in health care.
Admitted US students study two years of basic sciences in Brisbane, Australia at The University of Queensland. They then spend two years in and around New Orleans, Louisiana at Ochsner Health System, completing their core and elective clinical rotations. Students graduate with an MD degree granted by the The University of Queensland and are eligible for ECFMG certification, to take the USMLEs, for the NRMP match, and to practice medicine in all 50 states of the US.
Meet the Students Webinar
Live with current third and fourth year UQ Ochsner medical students and an Admissions Advisor.
Wed, May 1 at 7:00 – 8:00pm EDT
Find out more and RSVP: http://www.mededpath.org/events/0519_web_mts/
7. AMCAS Application Portal Opens
We are happy to announce the 2020 AMCAS application cycle will be opening on Wednesday, May 1. Applicants will be able to submit their applications beginning Thursday, May 30. Finally, AMCAS will start transmitting applicant data to medical schools on Friday, June 28. Applicants can now prepare for this year’s cycle by reviewing the 2020 AMCAS Applicant Guide and Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines. Furthermore, the AMCAS web content will reflect 2020 cycle information by Monday, April 22.
8. 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs
Wednesday, May 22 & Thursday, May 23, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
ONLINE EVENT – Registration now open
Thinking about applying to dental school? Want to learn more about dentistry? The 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs are two days of FREE, LIVE, ONLINE events where prospective applicants can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.
On Wednesday, May 22 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. ETlogin for ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live which includes:
     Q&A with ADEA AADSAS customer service;
     ADEA AADSAS materials, videos with advice from dental school experts and information on all dental schools.
On Thursday, May 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET, login for Dental School Chat Day Live which includes:
     Live chats with admissions representatives from U.S. and Canadian dental schools;
     Presentations about financing a dental education, the dental school interview, and much more;
     Opportunities to network with other prospective applicants.
Not able to participate in the entire event? No problem! Log in as many times as you desire on both days during the event hours.
Trouble registering? Email us at virtualfairs@adea.org.
ADEA:  American Dental Education Association
9. Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program
Monday, June 24, 2019 – Friday, June 28, 2019
Application due date May 24
University at Buffalo, South Campus
About the Program: 
1. The Seneca Nation Health System and the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have developed a ‘Gateway to Dentistry’ internship program for Native American undergraduate students considering application to Dental School.
2. Native American students comprise only 0.2% of the nearly 11,000 people who apply to Dental School annually, clearly these students are underrepresented.
3. This five day internship for approximately ten students will provide a ‘taste’ of dental education and the various disciplines and sub-specialties within the Dental profession.  This experience will promote a more diverse dental student body and reach out to an underrepresented application demographic.
It’s ideal for anyone who’s ever thought of becoming a Dentist or wants to know more! 
For more information and to apply, click here.
10. Spring 2019 Health Professions Advising Hours – CHANGE COMING!!!
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
The Drs. DeSaix will stop advising after LDOC.
A permanent Health Professions advisor will be introduced soon – watch this space for more information.
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 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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