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Emory University College of Arts & Sciences

Emory Pre-PA Society Food Drive

The Emory Pre-PA Society is having a food drive for the Feed the Heart program at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta- Egleston. They will be setting up a table at Wonderful Wednesday on March 23 and any of the acceptable donations would be appreciated!

What is Feed the Heart?


"For our patients who are hospitalized at the Cardiac Step-down Unit (CSU), the wait time for treatment and/or a transplant can be days, weeks or even months. For families, staying at the hospital with a loved one can often mean periods of stress, financial worry and concern for the entire family.


To meet the needs of the patients and their families, CSU staff members serving on the Patient Family Advisory Council and parents serving on the Cardiac Family Advisory Council have created Feed the Heart, a volunteer based initiative designed to provide meals for cardiac patients and their families during hospital stays."

The list of donated foods they will be accepting are the following:
o Bottled water
o Canned iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks
o Single serving cups of soup, pasta or stew (microwaveable)
o Breakfast bars and granola bars
o Prepackaged peanut butter or cheese crackers
o Single serving bags of chips, pretzels, cookies or crackers
o Single servings of instant oatmeal or grits
o Fruit or applesauce cups


You can find the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/182625828783034/

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PHMO Events & Announcements:

2016 Composite Letter Applicants: Letters of Recommendation are due April 1st. Remember to ask your letter writers early! See below for more information on the Credentials File system.


Remember to schedule your Composite Letter Interview within your group time frame. Email prehealth@emory.edu for more information on how to schedule.


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


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


Subscribe here: http://students-residents.aamc.org/navigator.


MCAT practice test at Emory on March 26th ,THIS SATURDAY. Register here today: Kaplan MCAT practice test registration link


For More AMAZING Information on upcoming Events and Opportunities, continue reading below "You have questions, We have answers." You can also visit the PHMO Blog

Credentials File Information:

The Emory Career Center has a new website! There may still be few links here or there in transition, however the site is live here: http://www.career.emory.edu/


If you are applying for a 2016 Composite Letter, you can use the links on the new website to find all materials relevant to your Credentials File and your Letters of Recommendation.


  • From the home page, click the far right box (purple) labeled "Health, Law, Grad School"
  • Once here, find the Credentials File Tab on the bottom left of the screen (Under the Pre-Health heading)
  • Once here, you should be able to find and access all relevant links, which are also listed below! (Note, as the page is new, or as it is updated, some of the links included here may change. The best way is to navigate to the website and find the links there as that is where they will be the most up-to-date)


How to start your Credentials File


Registration and Authorization For Release of Letters of Evaluation


Fee Request Form for Pre-Professional Recommendations (PDF)


Letter of Evaluation Cover Form (PDF)


Letter of Evaluation Worksheet (PDF)


For more information, please visit the Emory Career Center's Website

PreHealth Holistic Reviews:

The Spring 2016 semester Group PreHealth Holistic Reviews (Group PHHRs) are underway! Check the PHMO website for the PHHR Spring 2016 schedule.


Sophomores are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to complete their Group PHHR and their PHHR 1:1 Follow-Up (completed within 3 weeks of their group session) in order to maximize the effectiveness of the session.


The Group PHHR and the PHHR 1:1 Follow-Up are both MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS to apply for a Composite Letter. Waiting until the last minute will prevent you from gaining insight that could make you a much more competitive applicant.

PRE-HEALTH ADVISING AT EMORY:

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


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


  • 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

Ask Admissions Webinar: Letters of Evaluation for Medical School Applications

You're Invited to a Free AAMC Ask Admissions Webinar: Get Tips Straight from Med Schools on Your Letters of Evaluation


Your letters of evaluation are an important part of your medical school application packet. They provide an integrated perspective of your readiness for medical school.


So what do admissions committees look for in letters of evaluation? Here's your opportunity to hear directly from assistant deans for admissions at three medical schools.


Register today for this Ask Admissions webinar on March 21 to get insights on how to best choose your letter writer, what components go into a "good" letter of evaluation, and more. Plus you'll get a chance to ask questions.


Topic:
Letters of Evaluation: How to Select a Letter Writer & What Admissions Committees Learn About You


When:
Monday, March 21, 8pm – 9pm Eastern


Panelists:

  • Tara Cunningham, Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
  • Christina Grabowski, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Services, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Paul White, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Space is limited so be sure to register ahead of time, and join promptly on the day of the webinar. This webinar will be recorded and made available on the AAMC Student Hub two weeks after the event.

You have questions, We have answers!


  • In Spring 2016 the PHMO Peer Mentors will be your exclusive resource for PHMO Walk-In Hours.
  • The Spring 2016 Peer Mentor Walk-In Schedule is available here on PHMO website.
  • To learn more about each peer mentor, visit the PHMO website here!



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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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.
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Health Advocacy Master's Degree at Sarah Lawrence College

The Health Advocacy Program (HAP) at Sarah Lawrence College educates students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing healthcare field. This is the nation's first master's degree program in health advocacy, and remains the foremost academic program in this area.

The Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College prepares students for meaningful careers as advocates working with individuals and in community-based organizations, healthcare settings, and government, all at systems levels. Seminar courses allow faculty and students to engage in interactive discussions stressing critical thinking and problem-solving. The integration of theory and practice is core to the Health Advocacy Program curriculum. Students complete 48 credits of courses and 600 hours of fieldwork that is individualized to the students' educational goals.

If you are a student who would want to:

  • Learn more about serving individuals and families as they navigate the complex health care system
  • Enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to voice their concerns about health and health care
  • Work for positive change that improves people's lives by influencing health policy


You are encouraged to visit their website for more information.

Emory Study Abroad: Soc 390 Comparative Healthcare Systems (London)

London Study Abroad Program on Comparative Healthcare Systems

Emory University – Department of Sociology


The Course


The Department of Sociology offers a five-week program focusing on issues and problems in health care delivery in Great Britain and the United States, with comparisons to some other countries. Emphasis is on the structure and outcomes of health care systems, contrasting their evolution and current states.

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Interdisciplinary Studies and Medical Humanities in Italy

The Italian Studies Program offers students a unique and very intensive authentic, evidence- based immersion into Italian culture, literature, art, history, religion, and current events. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students of any accredited university or college, offering a very thorough overview of Italy as a country, and of Italy as the cradle of the Western civilization and of the Humanities with the special participation of faculty


All courses are in ENGLISH intended for any regularly enrolled college student, pursuing ALL majors, especially for students who have never been to Italy and who wish to have a liberal arts overview of what this country represents today and in the past.

For more information: Youtube | Facebook | IVC Website

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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

Illinois College of Optometry Summer Program

The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 9th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.

There is no cost to participate in this program and room and board will be provided. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.


Program Dates: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2016


Application Period: December 14, 2015 - April 1, 2016


Notification: Applicants will be notified in early May


For eligibility and application information, visit http://www.ico.edu/admissions/recruitment-events/.

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.

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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!

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 2016 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/

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.

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.

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.

Med School Application Preparation EXtreme (11th Annual)

University of South Carolina


APEX is an intense application preparation program for med school applicants. It is also an opportunity for a trip to the gross anatomy lab at the USC School of Medicine, shadowing in the hospitals, and lots of tips about how to make your application accentuate your experiences putting you in your best light. The application prep portion includes a comprehensive AMCAS overview, personal statement workshops, interview skills workshops, two simulated, true to life med school interviews for each participant, and discussions about current health care issues and the Affordable Care Act. This opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to showcase their abilities, skills, and motivation throughout the application process to med school.

Must have 60 hours of earned college credit to attend.


May 29 - June 2, 2016


Program Specifics:

 First come, first served; limited # of spots available

 $995, includes comfortable accommodations, all meals, activities, field trips and workbooks

 $150 deposit is required and is non-refundable for those accepted

 To register and pay the deposit, go to https://secure.touchnet.net/C21544_ustores/web/


Office of Pre-Professional Advising

208 Sumwalt College

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-5581

E-mail: eileenk@mailbox.sc.edu