Week of April 20th, 2020

 "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

-Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

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Announcements

To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option. The test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®. Find more information here

AMCAS has decided to delay transmitting AMCAS applicant data to medical schools by two weeks. This means the first date verified application materials will be forwarded to MD schools is July 10th instead of June 26th. 

MCAT test dates have been cancelled through the end of May due to the evolving health and safety risks of coronavirus. If you were scheduled to take the MCAT on one of these dates, you will be contacted by AAMC to re-schedule. They will be adding additional test dates later in the summer, and more information about this will come next week.

 

Helpful Resources:

Health Professions COVID-19 Related Links & Information from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

 

Relevant Virtual Opportunities:

CSU Career Center
The CSU Career Services Network is excited to present the first-ever, Virtual Career Conference: An Exchange of Tools, Education and Employer Connections. The conference will be held online and give students access to career tools, workshops, panels and learning.  Students will have the ability to meet with over 20 employers who have current internship, part-time, and full-time job opportunities. Find dates on Handshake.
April 21-23 & 28-30

InGenius Medical School Webinar
With everything going on, we’ve been thinking a lot about this year’s medical school applicants. The med school admissions process is difficult enough, but due to closures and cancelations, it is now harder than ever. To make this work a bit easier, we’ll be hosting a free webinar called "Taking Advantage of the AMCAS Work and Activities Section." Howard Yan, a Former Admissions Officer from Harvard Medical School, will be hosting this presentation, walking you through this essential section of the AMCAS and discussing how COVID-19 may influence the process. Register here
Tuesday April 21st | 6:00pm MST

Regis University School of Pharmacy "Discovery Session"
Considering earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree? Get to know the friendly Regis University team (virtually) and learn about the engaging student experience and impressive graduate outcomes. RSVP here.
Thursday April 22nd | 1:00-2:00pm MST

Columbia SPS Bioethics
T
he Master of Science in Bioethics grounds students in interdisciplinary approaches and models to address the most pressing bioethical challenges. The program prepares students to act as responsible, responsive leaders in this new and ever-growing field. It also includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the U.S. Join us for an online information session to learn more about the M.S. in Bioethics program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies. Find more information here
Wednesday April 29th | 6:00 pm EDT

University of Queensland Australia
They hoped to meet students at the many health professions fairs on campus across the US that had to be canceled as part of the public health response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure they stay connected, they have scheduled drop-in sessions for your students to have a one-to-one Zoom with either a member from the Enrollment team or a current UQ Ochsner medical student. Book a 30-minute counseling chat here.

They are also hosting a webinar with panel of current residents to answer questions about their program. Register for the webinar here.
Tuesday April 21st | 6:00pm CT  

Relevant Off-campus Opportunities:

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program at University of Colorado Anschutz Campus
We are continuing recruitment for the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Pre-Health Program Cohort and have extended the deadline to May 1, 2020. The Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) was created in 2006 to increase the number of historically underrepresented students pursuing degrees in health professions and to create opportunities for students to become culturally responsive healthcare providers. If you are interested in exploring professional careers within healthcare, gain real life work experience, hands on internship opportunities and become a part of a growing network, consider the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program. Find more information and apply here
Thursday April 23rd | 12:15-5:00pm ET

American University School of Medicine Aruba
American University School of Medicine Aruba is currently accepting applications for the 4 Year MD and 5.5 Year Pre-Medical programs. It is not too late for your students to apply for May or September 2020. AUSOMA may very well be the best option for your students that did not score well on the MCAT or whose grades fall within the Golden Mean. Part of AUSOMA's mission is to offer an economically viable MD program. Find more information here

Article(s) of the Week:

 

Coronavirus Dos and Don'ts: Discussing it in Medical School Applications

 

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