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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM – SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2017

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10-week program that begins May 30, 2017 and will conclude August 4, 2017. Up to six awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops.  Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.

Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks. All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to make a poster presentation at Mid-SURE (Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences) sponsored by Michigan State University and to their fellow SUPER  participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program. 

Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.

• Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2 weeks per physician.

 • Students will  attend a program on (1) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (2)  information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of

> Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (3) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school.    Students will also attend weekly research seminars.

 • A “Certificate of Merit” will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.

 Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience.  Accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area. In order to participate in the clinical portion of the program (shadowing in physicians’ clinics) students are required to have their own vehicle for transportation off campus.

Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application that asks for a description of academic interests, career goals, and research experiences. Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with research faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation ( from faculty and/or from an advisor) and an unofficial transcript from the student’s undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for receipt of all materials in our office is March 31, 2017. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 14, 2017.

Applications should be sent to J. Justin McCormick, Director – mccormi1@msu.edu by email.

See http://com.msu.edu//DO-PhD-Program/SUPER.htm

College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day

Mark your calendars to join medical students, practicing physicians, medical school professors and other pre-medical students for the College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day. This event is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to obtain information about their future career in medicine.

There will be workshops, a raffle, medical student panel, and much more!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

10:00AM – 2:30PM

College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Registration deadline: March 18

Click here to register

For more information contact Laura Hamilton at lhamiltn@illinois.edu

Free Virtual Medical School Fair!

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will be hosting the first Medical School Virtual Fair on February 4, 2016, from noon to 8:00pm (EST). The Medical School Virtual Fair will offer students an opportunity to interact with admissions representatives from 25 of the nation’s medical schools, as well as current medical students. AAMC staff will also be available to provide a comprehensive review of the various components of the application process, services, and resources available.

Registration is FREE for this event. If you have an interest in learning about the medical schools participating, you are encouraged to sign up also. Register here: https://www.aamcmedschoolfair.com.

Tips for attending a virtual fair and other resources for pre-med students can be found in the recently launched newsletter, the AAMC Pre-Med Navigator.

If you have questions, please contact the AAMC Advisor Support Team at 202-828-0950 or via email at advisors@aamc.org.

E-Newsletter for Pre-Med Students

CYi21iAWQAAbhWAThe AAMC Pre-Med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips, and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school.

All of the articles will be posted in the AAMC Student Hub. To see the articles from this inaugural issue or to subscribe, please visit https://students-residents.aamc.org/navigator/.

Master of Arts in Medical Sciences

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program at Loyola University Chicago is a 9 month program that prepares highly qualified students for matriculation to medical school. The program was founded in 2004 and is one of the original such programs of this nature within the United States. It prepares students who aspire to become compassionate, culturally-competent physicians, and who want to build a compelling medical school application. Loyola University is known for the rigor and quality of their graduate coursework and the long-term advising commitment to their students. Their student-centered, non-competitive, and collaborative environment allows each student to capitalize on their strengths as they build their medical school credentials. Guided by the Jesuit values of “seeking knowledge in the service of humanity; preparing to live in a shared, global community; and building on the desire to always do and become more”, they facilitate access to Chicago-area hospitals and clinics with opportunities to work with underserved populations, sensitizing students to social justice issues, especially in regard to the availability of medical care.

Students who are a good fit for their program have a sound academic background but may have a GPA that suffered as a result of an unexpected emergency or weak time management skills during their freshman year. They especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and minimum MCAT score of 500 are required for application. All applications will receive a holistic review.

 

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New MCAT Test Preparation Products from the AAMC

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The new MCAT test preparation products from the AAMC are now available to help students prepare for the exam. Written by the developers of the exam, these official products include the first full-length practice exam with scoring and a Section Bank of 300 practice questions emphasizing biochemistry, psychology, and sociology. More information on the products is below.

 Official MCAT® Practice Exam (Scored) 1
The practice exam is the first official full-length exam that offers scaled scoring information for the new exam. It is a 230-question practice exam that mirrors the actual MCAT exam in both length and functionality.

Official MCAT® Section Bank
The Section Bank delivers 300 all-new practice questions written by the test developers in three sections (natural, behavioral, and social sciences) with an emphasis on biochemistry, psychology, and sociology.

Don’t forget to check out a new interactive demo tool, which allows students to practice with the exam features, including highlighting, striking out features, and using the mark question button.

Test Fest: Free GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT practice

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Interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Join The Princeton Review, Saturday, October 24th for TEST FEST. Test Fest is an opportunity to take a free, full-length, practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. You will also receive an individualized score report that will give you specific tips to score higher. If you are serious about getting a graduate degree, taking a free practice test will make sure you are on track for success. Space is limited, so register today at www.princetonreview.com/testfest.  If, for some reason, you can’t make it, just send an e-mail at info.chicago@review.com and they will mail one to you.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine Information Session

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Date: October 7, 2015                                                                   Time: 5:00-6:00PM                                                                               Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Leon Gladney, the Associate Director of Admissions at the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine will be giving an information session about their medical program, how to apply, and what exciting opportunities the AUA can offer!

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Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students

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The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will be accepting application for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2016.

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – Thursday, August 4, 2016

Program Opportunities:

  • MCAT Preparation
  • Biomedical Research
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Research Environment
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Interaction with medical school faculty and students
  • $3,500 (minus taxes) stipend
  • Room and board

Program Requirements:

  • Rising junior or rising senior undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit and complete an online application
  • Two letters of recommendation sent via US
  • Official undergraduate transcripts (from any institution attended) sent via US MAIL

Application deadlines:

January 11, 2016 – mail hardcopies

January 31, 2016 – submit online application

Visit their website for more information or contact Jessica Incmikoski, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or jessicai@mail.med.upenn.edu.

 

AAMC’s #StudyMed Twitter Chat

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Join the AAMC’s #StudyMed Twitter chat, a live Q&A on study skills and learning strategies for medical school, on Tuesday, September 22 from 8-9pm. The chat is co-hosted by @AAMCMedStudent and @AAMCPreMed with guest experts Shiv Gaglani, MD/MBA Candidate and co-founder of Osmosis  and Daniel Paull, MD, 3rd year Orthopedic Surgery resident and author of So You Got Into Medical School…Now What?

 They’ll be posting tips and expert advice on efficient and effective learning strategies, and answering student questions on adjusting to medical school. Contribute to the conversation by searching for #StudyMed on Twitter.