University of Oregon Winter 2015 MCAT Prep


The sessions are taught live in Eugene on the UO campus. Streaming and video on demand offer additional options for location, schedule and learning style.

Winter 2015 –

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 24
Priority Registration: Jan. 12

Cost: $650 – Registration form
Register before the priority deadline to allow
adequate time for material order and shipping.

INSTRUCTORS The University’s MCAT Preparation Workshop is conducted by faculty members and testing experts in the sciences and social sciences who teach material specifically tailored for the MCAT. All instructors focus on helping students perform to their best abilities on the MCAT.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS include comprehensive

Summer Programs for Pre-Optometry Students

The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs. We encourage you to share this email among your preoptometry students and we look forward to hosting them on our campuses during the summer of 2015.

Do note that prospective students may apply to and attend multiple summer programs; we do not restrict or cap an individual’s participation between or among any of the programs described below:

Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future

July 13-17, 2015

The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce our annual 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. Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407, tjohnson

The Ohio State University, I-DOC

June 15-17, 2015

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry. I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry. Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care. Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program. Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included. Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Justin Griest, 614.292.2647, griest.6

University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp

Session I, June 17-19, 2015

Session II, July 15-17, 2015

The goal of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist. There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.

For more information, please visit:

Program Contact: Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537, hiwata

ADEA GoDental Newsletter: Reflect and Be Thankful

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | November 2014 | Excited about the ADEA GoDental website? Tweet about it!

ADEA GoDental Newsletter:
Reflect and Be Thankful


The importance of self-assessment in applying to dental school
"Doing a self-assessment is an essential part of readying yourself to apply to dental school. Self-assessment is all about asking yourself questions about your present performance and your future plans, and being honest with yourself about where you stand and what you need to improve or change. This process can lead to self-discovery, and hopefully help you feel good about where you are in the application process and/or create a plan for tackling any areas of weakness you may have as a dental school applicant." What questions should you consider in your self-assessment?

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This year, I am thankful for my health professions advisor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the time of year to reflect on the things you are thankful for. Tabitha Asher, an undergraduate student at Wichita State University is thankful for her health professions advisor. Hear why she wouldn’t be where she is today without her advisor. A special thank you also to all of the health professions advisors out there for all the work they do for their students!

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Nine reasons why you should apply to SMDEP today!

"In 2011, I decided to apply to the Summer Medical and Dental Educational Program (SMDEP). I was so happy to be accepted to SMDEP at Case Western Reserve University, and I had no idea I was about to have the best summer of my life. Three years later, I am actually a dental student. As an SMDEP alumna, I want to share my thoughts on why you should apply today!"

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Mission Trip
Reflecting back on the application process: Some tips from a current dental student

Applying to dental school can be very intimidating, but current dental student Frank Berdos offers some advice.

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Practitioner Profile: Lessons from a small town practice

Dr. Goolsby describes her journey from dental school to community health and private practice and finally to academics as the director of student recruitment at VCU School of Dentistry.

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Secrets to Success
Save the date:
2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors!
March 7, 2015

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Are you a future dental hygienist? Learn more about what being a dental hygienist entails.

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Maybe dentistry isn’t right for you? Visit to find the right health profession for you.

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Info Session on UW campus for Post-Bac Program and Brand-New Physician Assistant Program at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA

5:30-6:30 pm, Monday, December 1st

Mary Gates Hall 258

Magnus Altmayer from Heritage University will be at the UW to talk to students about the school’s new Physician Assistant and Master’s in Medical Sciences Programs. He will share information and tips on the application process, answer questions about program structure and goals, and talk about the partnership between Heritage and the osteopathic medical school in Yakima, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU).

§ The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) program, only the second in the state, is committed to preparing students to work in rural and underserved areas in the Pacific Northwest. Classes for the first 12 months of the PA program are held on campus at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA. During the second 12 months, students are placed in family medicine clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Applications for the 2016 cohort will open in April 2015. More info available at

§ The Heritage Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) is a one-year, 36-credit master’s degree with classes held at both Heritage University and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima. It is designed for students who plan to apply to professional schools and who need additional experience and preparation to strengthen their applications. 83% of program graduates have gained admission into a professional school, and graduates have entered a wide range of professional programs including medicine, dentistry, PA, podiatry and others. Applications for the 2015 cohort are being accepted now. More info available

Reminder: Pre-Health Interview Panel at UW, Tues Dec 2

Reminder About Pre-Health Interview Panel and Workshop on December 2nd: Spots Still Available for Mock Interviews! Panel Presentation Open to All!


Tuesday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:30 pm

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional school? Join admissions deans and directors from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as current health professional students, for a panel discussion.

The panel discussion is open to everyone and anyone. Registration is required for the mock interviews, which are reserved for UW seniors and alumni. Both events are free.

§ Panel presentation at 5:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389

§ Mock interviews for health professional school applicants at 6:45 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 (Registration required for this portion of the workshop.)

Register for the mock interviews:

Contact information:

Altius Test Prep offers FREE Suture Clinic and drawing for one MCAT prep course on Tues Nov 25

All Seattle Pre Med Students are invited to attend a Free Suturing Clinic​.​ Altius Test Prep will be giving away a FREE MCAT Prep Course valued at $2099. Come and get hands on experience doing sutures. One student will receive a FREE MCAT Prep course with 20 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring and over 80 hours of classroom time. ​

WHEN: Tuesday, November 25th @ 5:00 PM WHERE: Watertown Hotel, 4242 Roosevelt Way, Seattle.

Visit the Altius webpage at todd<mailto:todd>

For Pre-Health Students: Summer Program in Peru

Buenos dias desde Peru.

Just a short note to let students know that it is now time to "raise your hand" to receive more information about the "Spanish & Medicine" summer program in Lima, Peru.

The six-week session is suitable for pre-health students.

We designed the program specifically for those anticipating careers that will include occassional, or even frequent, patient care with Spanish-speaking immigrants.

To receive more information, just fill out this quick form.

Muchas Gracias,

Cecilia Quezada, C.S.I.
Chief Spanish Immersionologist


Ebola: Science, Healthcare and Personal Perspectives – SCC panel on Wed Nov 12

This is a panel discussion of the Ebola Crisis that will feature faculty and students from Shoreline CC as well as a former Peace Corps volunteer who recently served in Liberia (he left in August 2014). Details follow:

Ebola: Science, Healthcare and Personal Perspectives

* How does the disease spread?

* How to control it?

* What’s it like to be where Ebola is present?

A panel made up of Shoreline Biology and Nursing faculty, a student born in Nigeria, and a former Peace Corps volunteer who served recently in Liberia.

Wednesday, November 12
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Room 9208 PUB (Quiet Dining Room)