Week of June 22nd, 2020

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ―John Lubbock

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Announcements

 

Health Professions Advising Interview Workshops
We are planning two health professions interview workshops for fall 2020. The workshops are designed for any student applying to a human (MD/DO, Pharmacy, Dentistry, PT, OT, etc) or animal (Veterinary) program. The first hour will cover basic information: types of interviews, what to wear, how to prepare, tips. The second half will be a practice session. While everyone is welcome, the workshops are geared to students who are applying this year. At this time, you do not need to RSVP – simply mark your calendar for the workshop you plan to attend. Both workshops are scheduled to be in-person but we may need to change them to a virtual format in which case we will make that announcement here.
Thursday, September 3rd | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Stadium 1205
Thursday, November 12th | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Stadium 1205

AAMC MCAT Updates
The AAMC and Pearson VUE have decided to offer in-person exams in June and will report scores approximately two weeks after testing. There are still many test dates remaining in 2020 with more than 14,000 appointments in June and July and more than 60,000 appointments in August and September. You can always find more information about the impact of coronavirus on the MCAT Exam here.

 

Relevant Virtual Opportunities:

Getting to Know Life West & Chiropractic
In this session of the Life West webinar series, our admissions team will help you gain clarity on the path to earning a doctor of chiropractic degree.  We’ll discuss suggested under-grad tracks, the pre-reqs, the different programs and graduation timelines available, and what to expect during the application process. Register here.
Tuesday June 23rd at 11:00am PST | Thursday June 25th at 6:30pm PST

NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions) Virtual Health Professions Fair
Join health professions institutions, health professions associations and commercial partners to discover the opportunities available to you. Explore the health professions, learn more about what steps to take to prepare for your career as a health professional, and pursue the health profession of your interest. Registration is $5 but there are multiple $50 Amazon Gift Card raffles available. Learn more here.
Saturday June 27th | 2:30-5:00pm EST

University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy Money Matters Session
The future PT student's guide to financial aid, scholarship and more! Register here and/or contact the DPT Admissions Team with questions.
Thursday July 30th | 3:00pm EST | Microsoft Teams

UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Health Sciences Program  
This fully online program will help boost your BCPM GPA to become more competitive for medical school. Students engage in a prescribed curriculum composed of upper-division online science courses while receiving academic advising, MCAT prep, and application support. Applications for the Spring 2021 cohort open August 15th. Learn more here.

Columbia University Online Bioethics Course
If you're still looking for some helpful summer activities or classes, consider taking an online bioethics course through Columbia University. Learn more about course options, and registration here.

 

Test Prep Opportunities:

Altius Test Prep Enrollment Savings
Summer & Fall Long Track Courses are on sale and prices will increase July 1st. Explore course options and/or apply for a scholarship

The MCAT Professor
This company is offering some free online workshops and materials from their MCAT instructors. Learn more and register here. You can also apply to the Frank Howard scholarship which aims to make MCAT test prep more accessible. 

Kaplan Practice Exams
Kaplan has changed their MCAT practice exams to better reflect the revised MCAT for the rest of the 2020 testing dates. Learn more here and access Kaplan resources here

 

Article(s) of the Week:

On Becoming A Doctor: Facing COVID-19 - AAMC

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer: Our Top Picks for Future Physicians - AAMC

A Guide to the Best Pre-Med Study Tools - InGenius Prep

Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts: The Most Common Questions to Prepare For - InGenius Prep

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