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A note from the good people at AMCAS:

The 2016 AMCAS application opened successfully this morning (May 5th). Application submission is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 2. Please note, if you have bookmarked the AMCAS application sign in page, you may be directed to the 2015 application. You can always go directly to the 2016 AMCAS sign in page by using this URL: .

To answer any questions regarding the AMCAS application and the medical school application process, we are hosting a ‪#‎askAMCAS‬ Twitter chat on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Join the conversation and get questions answered directly from AMCAS staff.

We will be tweeting from @AMCASinfo and you can follow the conversation even if you do not have a Twitter account by searching for the #askAMCAS hashtag on Twitter. Add the #askAMCAS hashtag to your tweets. We look forward to answering any and all AMCAS-related questions, including those about the verification process, entering coursework, and letters of evaluation. We hope to talk to you on May 21!

Super Welcome Day Leader Team!


Interested in welcoming new Illini to campus in the fall? Looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? New Student Programs is currently seeking students to be Welcome Day Leaders! Welcome Day Leaders play an integral part in Welcome Days (August 20-23), helping introduce new students to the culture, history, opportunities, and resources that the University of Illinois has to offer. Being a Welcome Day Leader is a volunteer position, but offers fun and exciting benefits and most of all, gives students the opportunity to share their experiences with new Illini. Please see the attached flyer for more information about this wonderful opportunity! For more information:…/Leadership/Opportunites.html

WDL Application link:

Week-long summer trip to Riobamba, Ecuador with MEDLIFE


“Interested in travelling to Ecuador this summer to help deliver medical care to low income families in need? MEDLIFE is currently seeking out new members to participate in a week-long summer trip to Riobamba, Ecuador, from May 23rd- 31st. For more information, please email, check out our facebook page at Also, be sure to join us for our last general meeting of the semester (in the form of a BBQ!) on April 28th (exact location TBA). Can’t wait to see you there!”

undergrad campus conversation: diversity and school spirit

How do you feel about school spirit at Illinois? Join the Campus Conversation on Diversity and School Spirit. The Rip Chords will perform, a brief panel discussion of undergrad experiences and round table discussions where YOU help to inform Inclusive Illinois about what matters to you as a student at Illinois on issues of diversity, inclusion and school spirit.  You can find out more details at the event’s Facebook page.

Intouch Solutions looking for a medical writing intern

Intouch Solutions will be at the All Campus Career Fair next week Here is a communication from Parissa Andideh who will be at the fair. Read on for a great opportunity….

We are looking for a medical writing intern who has biology knowledge to join our team this summer and I would love to find one at U of I.

Intouch Solutions is a marketing agency that specializes in the healthcare clients – we have a “Intouch Science” team of PHD’s, MDs, and other associates who would like to use their biology/science background to take our clients scientific information/facts and help the teams convert it in marketing material for our clients.

I will definitely keep an eye out for them next week and please send any juniors and seniors you feel might be a good fit for our internship our way.

Best regards,
parissa andideh | hr generalist


Looking for a chance to interact with recruiters from companies across the country? Want to sharpen your networking skills? Want practice coordinating a huge event? Then we invite you to sign up to volunteer at the All-Campus Career Fair on Wednesday, March 18 at The ARC. We are looking for motivated volunteers to work two hour shifts to help set up, direct employers, answer questions, aid in registration and other overall duties related to event coordination from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sign up here:

Today – Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology & Clinical Laboratory Science


Mon., March 9th, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology & Clinical Laboratory Science, 5:00-6:00 p.m., 1024 Lincoln Hall
Have you ever wondered what happens to a specimen after it is sent to “the lab”? You can have a career helping to save lives by discovering diseases early! Representatives from Carle Hospital and OSF St. Francis Medical Center will be present to discuss their programs in these exciting fields.