October 15

Important updates from Health Professions Advising:

Navigating Your Pre-Med Path workshops have been scheduled!  These workshops are designed for any student who is new to a Pre-Med path at UNC, or who may be seeking a general overview of what a path can look like.  First Year Students are advised to attend before scheduling an appointment.  Sign up on the Health Professions Advising website for one of these sessions:

  • October 21, 2019, Bingham Hall 103
  • October 29, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 12, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 21, 2019, Genome G2002

Health Professions Advising drop in hours will be available October 21st – 25th, 9-4pm .  Keep in mind, Thursday, October 24th is the last day undergraduate students can drop classes, or declare a course pass/fail through Academic Advising. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the week!

  1. Register for the 2020 MCAT!
  2. ECU Dental School Information Session and Tour
  3. UNC School of Dentistry: Impressions Program for Pre-Dental students
  4. Open House events:  UNC Clinical Lab Science and Campbell University
  5. Optometry Virtual Fair through ASCO
  6. APPLES Alternative Spring Break through Carolina Center for Public Service

Registration for the 2020 MCAT begins Wednesday, October 16th for those who plan to take the MCAT on a date between the months of January and June.  Pre-registration is now open.  Starting the registration process early will allow you more time to enter your personal information and read the important MCAT policies and forms carefully before searching for a test date and location on October 16th. Follow AAMC on Twitter at @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements.

Registration information, FREE MCAT prep resources, and additional MCAT essentials can be found here on the AAMC website.

Did you know The Learning Center offers free test prep resources?  They also partner with The Princeton Review to provide discounted prep courses for UNC students.  Schedule an academic coaching session to help you improve your MCAT prep strategy and effective study habits!

The ECU School of Dental Medicine invites you to attend the Fall 2019 Information Session and Tour, which will be held on Friday, November 15th at 3PM. The info session will be available in a live webinar format as well, for those that cannot make the physical trip. Registration is required and is due by November 8th.  Register here.  All questions and concerns should be addressed to sodmadmissions@ecu.edu.

UNC School of Dentistry’s SNDA chapter hosts the Impressions Program twice per year to expose pre-dental students to a career in dentistry and the dental school application process. The Fall program for this year will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Participants of the event will be given mock interviews with current faculty and students, seminars on DAT preparation and personal statement writing, a seminar on our admissions process, a Q&A session with current students, as well as experience in our simulation lab doing impressions and pouring models. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Students who are interested in participating may begin the registration process (pre-application) by completing this form. The Impressions Program has been a highlight experience for many pre-dental students in the past!

Open House Events

UNC Clinical Lab Science

  • Clinical Lab Science (CLS) is a health profession that uses laboratory science to diagnose and treat disease.  UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine offers a baccalaureate degree and a professional master’s degree in CLS.  Both programs allow students to merge their talents in science and technology with a desire to help others and work in health care.
  • If you are interested in learning more about CLS, see our website for more details (http://go.unc.edu/cls ), or sign up for an opportunity to learn more (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clinical/events/cls-learn-more ).
  • There are opportunities to sit in on various CLS classes or attend an Open Lab Session on Oct 9 or Oct 22 from 5-6pm in 404 MacNider.
  • Email tmoon@med.unc.edu with questions.

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

The Office of Postbaccalaureate Studies Programs is happy to announce our upcoming Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences virtual information session:

From Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Join Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and the Office of Admissions for a Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Center for Medical and Health Sciences.

The open house will provide information about the differences between allopathic and osteopathic medicine, the osteopathic philosophy, admission requirements and how to apply, and medical outreach opportunities, both locally and globally. During this event, attendees will learn about the match and residency rates among graduates.

Attendees will also hear from current student-doctors about the importance of forming good study habits and support groups as well as taking time to de-stress.

Come tour the Center for Medical and Health Sciences and meet LUCOM’s dean, Peter A. Bell, DO.

RSVP and let us know if you have questions you’d like answered during the open house.

Register at www.careereco.com/events/optometry for the Optometry Virtual Fair, hosted by ASCO!

Learn all about the great career of optometry and about all the Doctor of Optometry programs all in one place!

  • It is EASY to register for this FREE event.
  • Save your valuable time by meeting with school representatives in live chat sessions without ever leaving the comfort of your own computer.
  • Have a question or need help with your OptomCAS application? This would be a great time to ask!

APPLES Alternative Spring Break takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer.

Interest Meeting Oct. 23, 7pm in Dey 210. To learn more, click here. https://ccps.unc.edu/apples/alternative-breaks/alternative-spring-break/

Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

***SUBSCRIBE to receive more messages***
Send a blank message to: Join-prehealth_advising@listserv.unc.edu

***Share relevant events***
Send announcements (text only please) to: healthprofessions@unc.edu

“UNC Health Professions Advising (provides this listserv digest for informational purposes only, does not endorse any organization, and urges students to use good judgment in all of their interactions.”