New Aspiring Docs resources

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added several new resources to Aspiring Docs.

Info Graphic

M.D. and D.O. Medical Programs: This graphic illustrates many of the similarities and differences between M.D. and D.O.

medical school programs.

Fact Sheets

Inspiring Stories

Born with a physical handicap and growing up undocumented, Dr. Luviano overcame many obstacles to become an ophthalmologist.

Sarah talks about overcoming her illness and tells others that it’s okay get to medical school on their own timeline.

Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.

Aspiring Docs Diaries blog

Do you have any pre-med students who would like to blog for aspiringdocs.

As always, if you are interested in partnering with us on any new fact sheets or resources, or would like to suggest a medical student to participate in the Inspiring Stories, please reach out to us.

Warmest regards,

Janelle Peters

Tami Levin

Janelle Korzeniowski Peters
Aspiring Docs & Social Media Specialist II

Association of

American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001
T (202) 828-0569 F (202) 828-0659 E jpeters

www.aamc.org

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum April 11

The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association Invites you to attend an Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum!

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon; Seattle University LeRoux Conference Room; 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98144

§ Find out if the osteopathic medical profession is for you

§ Learn how to navigate the application process

§ Hear what osteopathic medical school is really like from current students and recent graduates

§ Meet admission staff members from Osteopathic medical schools Talk to osteopathic physicians about their practices

§ Watch a demonstration of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment

Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged!

Please RSVP by March 31st using the attached registration form WOMA Pre-Med forum 2015 and submitting to:

Email: kitter

Fax 206-933-6529

Mail to PO Box 16486 Seattle, WA 98116-0486.

Questions?

Contact Kathie Itter, Executive Director, kitter@woma.org or call 206-937-5358.

Public Meetings: Physicians for a National Health Program

Saturday, March 28: 7:00pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

University of Washington, Seattle 98195

Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington will host their 10thAnnual Public Meeting, “Grassroots Organizing for Health and Social Justice.” We are honored to be able to present what will be a valuable weekend of learning from experts about strategies of the grassroots organizing that is indispensable as we move forward to counter the corporate influences that affect all of our lives. Featured speakers:

Margaret Flowers, MD: PNHP-Maryland, founder and editor, Popular Resistance.org

James Haslam: Executive Director, Vermont Workers Center

Kshama Sawant: Seattle City Council Member, 15NOW campaign

More information at: pnhpwesternwashington.org

Friday, March 27: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vista Court Café, William H. Foege Hall

University of Washington, Seattle, 98195

Special student session of the Annual Public Meeting, hosted by Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington. All students are welcome to join us on Friday evening for a discussion with Margaret Flowers and James Haslam about the role of students in healthcare reform.

DPT and PTA Education Virtual Fairs

DPT Education Virtual Fair: April 28-29

APTA invites advisors and pre-DPT students to register for the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair scheduled on April 28-29! The student recruitment fair is free and will allow registrants to participate in live chats with entry-level DPT education programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, chat with admissions officers and faculty, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. To learn more and register, go to

PTA Education Virtual Fair: July 14

Save the date! The first Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Virtual Fair is scheduled on July 14 and will also be free to pre-PTA students and advisors. Learn more and register at a .

Questions about the DPT or PTA fairs? Please contact CareerEco at 770/980-0088 or apta. We hope you and your students will participate in the physical therapy fairs!

Physician Assistant Virtual Fair – April 21 & 22

Advisors! Register for the physician assistant virtual fair or share with your students. The fair will take place on April 21 & 22. Additional details are linked below.

REGISTERNOW to attend the FREE Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on April 21st & 22nd
Get answers to your most pressing questions from 30+ PA Programs in a Live Event! (Review List)

15th OldPreMeds National Conference Los Angeles, June 11th-13th

Please pass this on to nontraditional students in your programs who may be interested. Our Speakers this year include the Past Chair of the Board of the Trustees of the AMA, Dr. Rebecca J Patchin, who was a nontraditional student, starting medical school after more than a decade in nursing as well as many others. As it is OldPreMeds first event on the west coast, we are focusing on issues for those nontrads looking at California schools and other western states. Attached is a full program preview. Thank you

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The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical

and Medical Students proudly announces

15th Annual OldPreMeds National Conference & Workshop

Los Angeles (LAX), California, June 11th-13th, 2015

With Keynote Speakers

Rebecca J. Patchin, MD

Past Chair, Board of Trustees

American Medical Association (AMA)

Kenneth A. Geller, MD, M.Ed, FACS

Director, Prehealth Advisement, Dornslife College

University of Southern California (USC)

Join us for a packed program of featured speakers, panel discussions, and exhibitors,

With a Friday theme on Military Medicine, This year’s featured speakers include:

Terri S. Richardson, MD, MS

Health Professions Advising Center

California State University, Northridge

Shoshana Katzman, PhD

Director, Post-Bacc Health Professions Program

University of California, Berkeley Extension

Judy Colwell, MA

former Assistant Director of Admissions

Stanford University School of Medicine

Kathryn Post

MCAT/AMCAS Communications & Program Support

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Denise Babin, MD

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health

Lorien Menhennett, pre-MS1

Weill Cornell Medical College

Click here for complete program, hotel, and registration information

Or go to www.OldPreMeds.Org/conference

OPM 2015 Conference Preview M.pdf

WSU Veterinary School event for advisers and prospective students

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March 2015

Registration open for DVM@WSU!

DVM@WSU really helped reiterate that WSU is where I want to attend veterinary school and helped my mom feel the same way. Everyone was so helpful, supportive and encouraging!”

Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU

Join us in Pullman, Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for an incredible in-depth look at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the WIMU Regional Program! Our annual Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU event offers undergraduate students, graduate students, and pre-veterinary advisors the opportunity to experience our program first-hand. Explore our classes and extracurricular opportunities, take a tour of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, get an inside look on the admissions process, and hear from our current veterinary students! why WSU really is the best in the West!

Questions?
Email us at dvmatwsu for more information. Registration is now open. Reserve your spot today at this once a year event!

updated Osteopathic PreMed Forum

Attached please find a revised invitation to the Osteopathic PreMed forum hosted by the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association on April 11th at Seattle University. The registration deadline is now March 29th to accommodate Seattle University’s deadline for parking passes.

This forum will give premed students an opportunity to hear from osteopathic medical students, osteopathic physicians in different specialties and recruiting staff from three osteopathic medical schools with programs in the Pacific Northwest. We will also have small workgroups for demonstrations of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment so you can experience some of the added training received by osteopathic physicians.

Please forward this invitation to any students considering a future as a physician and any premed advisors that may not be on our distribution list.

I hope you can join us on April 11th.

Kathie Itter

Executive Director

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association

(206) 937-5358 Voice

(206) 933-6529 Fax

PO Box 16486

Seattle, WA 98116-0486

kitter

This message is intended for the sole use of the individual and entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for the intended addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone the message or any information contained in the message. If you have received this message in error, please immediately advise the sender by reply email and delete the message. Thank you.

Pre-Med forum 2015 Stu.pdf

PreMed forum 2015 Advisor Registration.pdf

Osteopathic PreMed Forum – Date Correction

On April 11 the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association will host an osteopathic premed forum for students who want to learn more about the osteopathic medical profession. We are grateful to Seattle University and advisor Rebecca Pazdral for co-hosting this event.

It will take place from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Seattle University’s LaRoux Conference Center. We will have admissions staff from three osteopathic medical schools in the northwest talk about the admissions process; osteopathic physicians talk about different specialties and osteopathic medical students provide information about attending an osteopathic medical school. We will also have demonstrations on osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Attached are an invitation with a student registration form.

The registration deadline is March 31st. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Kathie Itter

Executive Director

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association

(206) 937-5358 Voice

(206) 933-6529 Fax

PO Box 16486

Seattle, WA 98116-0486

kitter

This message is intended for the sole use of the individual and entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for the intended addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone the message or any information contained in the message. If you have received this message in error, please immediately advise the sender by reply email and delete the message. Thank you.

Pre-Med forum 2015 Stu.pdf

Director of Medical Education at the Office of the Surgeon General of US Army to visit UW March 10

This is open to everyone; CC students are encouraged to attend.

COL Cathy Nace, MD is the Director of Medical Education at the Office of the Surgeon General of the US Army in Falls Church,Virginia. She will be speaking with UW pre-med students on Tuesday, March 10th at 4:30 PM. Location: Gould 322.

Her focus will be Army Medicine, Army GME/Residency Programs, Leadership, & HPSP