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Emory University College of Arts & Sciences

Attention all pre-health students! Big changes to pre-health advising at Emory!

Pre-health advising services are being restructured at Emory. The goal is to make it more efficient for students to utilize pre-health resources. We are here to help you be the best pre-health student you can be! Please read more about the changes below!

PreHealth Mentoring Office (PHMO) PHHRs at Oxford

The Emory PreHealth Mentoring Team will be at Oxford for the below times to host a limited number of PHHR sessions (for more information on the PHHR sessions, please see above). Oxford Sophomores are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as waiting until your junior or senior year is not as helpful as completing it during your sophomore yea.


February 11th:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H1QhtkJqoworZ6ITdBQQ-QBJkXpl7mie-vA37nKVwDA/edit#gid=731505873


February 26th:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H1QhtkJqoworZ6ITdBQQ-QBJkXpl7mie-vA37nKVwDA/edit#gid=1542373337


RSVP ASAP for spaces are limited and there may not be any other times offered this Spring Semester 201

Attention all pre-health students! Big changes to pre-health advising at Emory! (Continued)

All prehealth advising will now be facilitated through the PreHealth Mentoring Office.



If you have questions or concerns about the following topics, please visit the PHMO:



  • Applications to healthcare graduate school programs – medical and dental school, PT and PA programs, Public Health programs, etc.
  • Interviewing skills and mock interviews for healthcare graduate school programs
  • Course prerequisites
  • Volunteering and shadowing in clinical settings
  • Composite Letters
  • Standardized tests – i.e. MCAT, DAT, etc.
  • Asking professors for letters of recommendation
  • Gap year and summer opportunities directly related to healthcare



The Career Center will continue to:


  • Assist all students in determining how their skills and interests best align with career options
  • Accept personal statement reviews through the document critique service for pre-health students.
  • Work with students who are still exploring healthcare career options, but are currently unsure of that decision
  • Critique resumes and cover letters of all students
  • Gap year and summer opportunities related to career exploration beyond healthcare




Students interested in making an appointment with the PHMO, please visit ASST to schedule. Current Oxford Campus students and alumni must call 404-727-6040 to schedule. For more information on Peer Mentor Walk-In hours, please visit the PHMO website here

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2017 ADEA AADSAS Application Instructions

ADEA is pleased to announce that the 2017 ADEA AADSAS® application instructions are now available on the ADEA GoDental website. The instructions are available early this year in preparation for the opening of the application on June 1, 2016.


On ADEA GoDental, applicants will find detailed information on applying to dental schools. Along with the instructions, it is critical that they review the following sections of the website:


· Preparing for dental school

· The admissions process

· The application to dental school: ADEA AADSAS

Here is an overview of what is new with ADEA AADSAS this year:


1. ADEA AADSAS revised the Release Statement and Code of Conduct.

2. ADEA AADSAS updated questions related to felony and misdemeanor charges.

3. ADEA AADSAS added a question to identify DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applicants.

4. ADEA AADSAS will be limited payment options to credit card only.

5. ADEA AADSAS has updated the application fees to $245 for the first designation and $98 for additional designations.

In addition to these ADEA AADSAS updates, the dental school admissions process will now allow dental schools to view copies of each verified transcript, and will move the process for letters of evaluation to a paperless process.

VMSAR 2016-2017

The submission forms for student profiles for the 2016/2017 edition of Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication are now open!! They are seeking profile submissions from the following students:



· Pre-Veterinary Students

· First-Year Veterinary Students

· Fourth-Year Veterinary Students



To access the profile submission form, please go to the following link: http://aavmc.org/vmsarprofile.aspx



The deadline for submissions is: Friday, January 22nd at 5pm Eastern Time.

Credentials File Information:

AAMC Pre-Med Navigator

The AAMC is excited to announce that they have just launched an e-newsletter for pre-med students. The 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 on the AAMC Student Hub.


To see the articles from this inaugural issue or to subscribe, please visit http://students-residents.aamc.org/navigator.

MCAT Practice test at Emory!

MCAT practice test on March 26th. Please send this out to the pre-med community at Emory University.

Kaplan MCAT practice test registration link

You have questions, We have answers!

The PHMO has four goals. They are to:


  • Introduce students to holistic development and guide them to grow into well-rounded candidates for the health professions.


  • Encourage students to self-assess: to reflect on their experiences, and their interest and readiness to pursue a career in the health professions.


  • Connect students to resources and opportunities on campus and in the community.


  • Introduce students to the skills and competencies they will need to become successful healthcare professionals.


We work with Emory undergraduates once they show interest in healthcare professions until they are ready to apply to healthcare professional schools.

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Drop-In Academic Coaching! (Emory)

EPASS Peer Programs will have "drop-in" academic coaching hours every Friday from 1;15pm - 4:15pm on the 2nd floor of Woodruff Library!

Emory College Summer Global Internship Program (Emory)

Emory CIPA is launching a new study abroad program: Emory College Summer Global Internship Program. Students complete an online course with a 7-week internship abroad to Toronto, Hong Kong or Singapore).


More information is online here: http://cipa.emory.edu/globalintern/index.html

Alternative Weekend Break in Healthcare Disparities (Emory)

The Alternative Breaks program run through Volunteer Emory is running an Alternative Weekend Break service trip focused in the area of Immigrant and Refugee Health. Students will engage in an immersive service learning trip, during which they will service with organizations relative to the social justice topic while also learning in-depth about the issue alongside peers.

Community Outreach programs in Kenya, Peru and Guatemala

Azma International invites applications to participate in our Community outreach program . Every year we organize Health camps, food drives and soup kitchens, building and construction in orphanages, schools and other community centres. Volunteers in the outreach program have the opportunity to assist in donating food, education materials and clothing, cooking and serving children in orphanages and schools, building and construction and assist the staff in Medical camps, Dental health camps and HIV testing and awareness camps. In 2016, we have community outreach programs in Kenya and Peru in Spring, Summer and Winter 2016.


Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come make a difference, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to explore, experience and discover the world with Azma International! Check us out at www.azmainternational.org.

Free Virtual Medical School Fair on February 4

The 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.

Stetson Powell Orthopedics - PreMed Internship

Pre-Med Student Intern position at Stetson Powell Orthopedics


  • The Pre-Med Student Intern will interview patients and record their medical history into the office’s Electronic Health Record system. They will then review the history with the attending physician and record the physical exam, MRI/X-ray findings and treatment plan in the EHR. The intern will also help the doctors with other research opportunities and projects.
  • Interest in Orthopedics is preferred, but not required as this experience will help all aspiring doctors.
  • The student must have graduated university and planning on attending medical school.
  • Please email a cover letter and resume to business@stetsonpowell.com

Serve, Travel & Learn in 2016

ISL is now currently accepting volunteer registrations for Spring Break 2016 through Winter Break 2016-2017. They encourage students and professionals alike to join them in one of 12 locations to provide essential services in developing communities and experience another culture! Visit their website for more information!

MUSC DART Summer Fellowship

NIH-funded Summer Research Fellowship for the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina is taking applications until February 1, 2016.


The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week, mentored program for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in research. A stipend of $3,000 is provided.


Click here to access the application.


For more information, please visit www.musc.edu/dart or email Ms. Vikki Bernotski atbernotsk@musc.edu

URP Summer Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) SURE is a 10 week, full time, 40 hours per week research experience in the sciences on Emory's campus. Students engage in hands on research opportunities with faculty. Participants receive mentorship, networking and graduate school preparation. Students also receive a stipend of $3500 plus campus housing at Emory.


Summer Research Partner Program (SRPP) is also a 10 week, full time, 40 hours per week research experience. SRPP is open to students in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Students may choose to work half-time as a research assistant for a faculty project and half-time on a related independent research project or full time on a faculty project. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend and campus housing.



The application deadline for SURE is February 1, 2016 and the deadline for SRPP is March 10, 2016.

Pathway to Medical School Programs

Foothills AHEC will be hosting their second annual Pathway to Med School Program this summer in Gainesville, Georgia from June 1-30, 2016 in collaboration with several community partners. Our program is designed for undergraduate college students from north Georgia enrolled in an approved pre-med curriculum who plan to attend medical school and complete broad training in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or women’s health to become primary care physicians in the state of Georgia.


There is also a similar program offered for students from south Georgia by the Southwest Georgia AHEC. Students may only apply to one of the two programs.

Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda - Summer 2016

Accepting Applications for Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda - Summer 2016


About Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.


Summer 2016 Internship Opportunity

They are currently accepting applications for their Summer 2015 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.


Learn more about our internship program here:

http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

2016 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair

Registration is now open for the 2016 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair taking place on Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.


More than 350 high school and college students are expected to attend this event, which promises to offer students an engaging and interactive program.

Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

Are you looking to fill your GAP Year before continuing into medical school, physical assistant programs or graduate school? Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry is a post-graduate volunteer opportunity that focuses in healthcare, education and social services. They provide the opportunity to directly serve patients within the Bon Secours Hospital. Some placements available are listed below:



• Emergency Room

• Renal Department

• St. Martins Hall, Inpatient Unit

• Public Health Outreach/Nutrition Worker - Tele-heart Program

CWRU Accepting Applications

The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. Recently they re-opened their application for prospective students who meet their admission criteria or who will do so upon graduation at the end of this semester. They will accept applications now through February 1 for the incoming class of summer 2016.

Now Accepting Applications: AACOM 2016 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program

AACOM’s 2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. The program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes incoming and continuing underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges. Help AACOM spread the word by forwarding this email to eligible students.

Fall & Summer Early Action Deadline | Columbia Postbac Premed Program

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program admissions staff holds information sessions for prospective students and their guests that cover curriculum details, program requirements and information about the application process. An hour and a half prior to all on-campus information sessions, prospective students and their guest are also invited to attend a student-led campus tour, which provides an overview of the Morningside Campus, campus history and a perspective about what it’s like to be a Columbia student.

Summer Opportunities related to Speech-Language-Hearing


· 2016 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park

o http://bsos.umd.edu/diversity/landingtopic/summer-research-initiative

o Application due February 10, 2016

· The Language Sciences Research lab at The Ohio State University

o http://bln.osu.edu/REU_Main.htm

o Application due February 29, 2016

· NICHD R25 Summer Research Program at the University of Oregon

o http://r25srp.uoregon.edu/applying.html

o Offers of admission made beginning February 29, but will continue until slots are filled

· Linguistics Field School, an NSF REU site hosted by Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges

o http://www.swarthmore.edu/linguistics/national-science-foundation-reu-site#overlay-context=panels-pane/38441

o Application due February 15, 2016

Great Lakes Native American Medical School Applicant Workshop - April 1-3, 2016

This workshop is a multi-day experience for pre-health Native American students who plan to apply to medical school within the next two years. Students will meet various faculty and staff to learn about application tips as well as research, funding, and career development opportunities available to Native students.


To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1NSagGn

Wright State University Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies will put you on the path for admission into medical schools and other health professions graduate programs.


Wright State’s Pre-Health Program offers highly motivated, mature, and service-oriented individuals like you the opportunity to study the sciences, preparing you to be a competitive applicant.

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