Week of May 4th, 2020

 "Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle." 
-Robert Anthony




USC School of Pharmacy has extended their application deadline. The Fall 2020 application is now open until June 1st. Find more information on their website. 

In light of uncertainty around PCAT testing availability and safety due to COVID-19, the University of Minnesota PharmD program has changed its application requirements for Fall 2021 admission: the PCAT will be optional for most applicants. the Admissions Committee has also announced it will accept S/N (pass/fail) grades for Spring semester 2020 courses. Read their full announcement and find more information here

The University of Colorado PT Program has published a document with updates to their admissions cycle due to the COVID-19 crisis. More information on these updates can be found here.  

The 2020-2021 AACOMAS Application opens for submissions on Tuesday, May 5, 2020! AACOMAS is the centralized online application service for the U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine. Their help center can be found here

Helpful Resources:

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

Relevant CSU Opportunities:

 TILT Learning Programs

• TILT Tutoring has been extended an additional week and will be running through Thursday, May 7th

• TILT Academic Success Workshops has a Canvas course with updated material addressing time management, Study Strategies, Exam Prep, Motivation, and more!

• TILT is now offering Peer Academic Coaching Sessions for students wanting to speak to someone one-on-one.

• Meet with a trained peer academic coach for 30 minutes to discuss specific academic concerns and create a manageable action plan to finish the semester strong.

• Contact Mekdelawit Desta (mekdelawit.desta@colostate.edu) to be connected with a peer academic coach.
Further information can also be found on TILT's website.  

Relevant Virtual Opportunities:

America Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
AACP is excited to announce a series of Virtual Pharmacy School Fairs where you can learn more about Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree programs and master's & Ph.D. programs in the pharmacy sciences.  These virtual fairs are free and will offer you a unique opportunity to chat online with pharmacy schools nationwide to learn more about pharmacy education and careers. The fairs are offered on May 18th, June 18th, July 18th, August 18th, and September 30th. Find more information here

Relevant Off-campus Opportunities:

University of Vermont Post-Bacc Premedical Program
Through the generous support of the Hillman Foundation and an anonymous donor, two scholarships are available to students enrolled in UVM's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Candidates will be considered based on academic strength, community services, and financial need. More information about applying for the scholarship can be found here


Article(s) of the Week:


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