Tami and I are thrilled to announce that the AAMC will be hosting the first Medical School Virtual Fair on February 4, 2016, from noon to 8:00pm (EST). The Medical School Virtual Fair will offer your students an opportunity to interact with admissions representatives from 25 of the nation’s medical schools, as well as current medical students. AAMC staff will also be available to provide a comprehensive review of the various components of the application process, services, and resources available.
Registration is FREE for this event, so please encourage your students to attend. If you have an interest in learning about the medical schools participating, you are encouraged to sign up also! Register here: https://www.aamcmedschoolfair.com
Tips for attending a virtual fair and other resources for pre-med students can be found in the recently launched newsletter, the AAMC Pre-Med Navigator. We encourage you to subscribe to this monthly newsletter, and share the link with your students.
As always, if you have questions or comments, please contact the AAMC Advisor Support Team at 202-828-0950 or via email at advisors.
Tami Levin, Director, AAMC Premedical and Applicant Resources
Becky Rice, Director, AAMC Services Outreach
American Medical Colleges
F (202) 828-4799
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Please be advised registration will open on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 for the June-September MCAT exam dates. As a reminder, registration is currently open for January, April, and May dates.
For more information on registration, please visit: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/.
If you have any questions, please email us at advisors.
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations
Association of American Medical Colleges
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Join Us on March 5th in Lebanon, OR
Did you know that DO doctors are licensed for exactly the same work and responsibilities as MD doctors?
This is a very early notice about an inexpensive all-day conference. Driving time to Lebanon OR is about 6 hrs one way, so you’ll need accommodation for the night before. I have visited this campus and learned a lot about DO medicine.
The DO medical school in Yakima, WA also has an annual visitation day: normally the first Saturday in April. Yakima is about a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle. I have visited there as well and highly recommend it.
Joyce Fagel, M.A.
Academic Adviser, Advising & Counseling Center
For appointment: 206-546-4559
Northwest Osteopathic Advancing Wellness through the
Medical Foundation Osteopathic Approach
http://www.nwosteo.org / 503.222.7161
NW Wellness Conference for PreHealth Advisors & Premedical Students
Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lebanon, OR
All about Osteopathic Medicine!
The Foundation is proud to present a full day of presentations and discussions on osteopathic
medicine and why it might be the best choice for students looking to have a career in
The conference is on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lebanon, OR on the campus of Western
University / College of Osteopathic Medicine – Pacific, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon,
The workshop fee is $15 for those that register on line and $25 at the door. The fee covers
breakfast, the opening presentation "What Makes Medicine Osteopathic?" and lunch.
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at concludes at 5:00 p.m. On line registration is available at:
Representatives from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
and several osteopathic medical schools will be on hand to answer questions and give students
and advisors information on their programs.
The final outline for this conference is still being developed – highlights of the day’s
workshops will include:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Medicine
History and Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School Application Process – ABC’s and Insights
Developing an effective Personal Statement
Mock Medical School Interview
Medical School Curriculum
Interview Experiences and Reports
Residencies: Matching Specialties
The workshops are being coordinated by John T. Pham, DO. Dr. Pham is Vice Chair and Assistant
Professor of Family Medicine at COMP-NW.
The Northwest Wellness Conference is also a one-day opportunity for physicians, hospitals, medical
schools, and the general public to come to and explore how we Advance Wellness through the
Osteopathic Approach. During the day there will be seven concurrent workshops on a wide variety of
Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine for Pre-Med Advisors and Students
The “How to” of Residency Development for Hospital and Clinic Administrators
The Business of Medicine for Residents and Physicians just starting their practice
Faculty Development for Physicians than serve as preceptors and clinical faculty
Osteopathic Medical Manipulation for MDs
Wellness Workshop for Physicians and others interested in finding wellness rather than finding
Workshop for State Association Executive Directors and Board members
You can get information on all aspects of the conference at http://www.nwosteo.org/wellnessconf
Please contact Foundation Executive Director David Tate at 503-222-7161 for additional information.
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference on the campus of Western University / College
of Osteopathic Medicine – Pacific, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon 97355
A study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released in March projected a shortage of as many as 90,000 physicians in the next 10 years.
This article examines several ways to close the gap.
Time for a pop quiz: When it comes to health care, what’s the difference between cost, charge and payment?
Read about how medical schools are training the next generation of doctors to focus on high quality care at this link.
Seattle Times 8/22/15:
More doctors in the first years of their training will study in on the east side of the Cascades than the west, a move that could help expand the number of physicians practicing in Eastern Washington.
Students can learn how to prepare for—and succeed at—medical school interviews. Get insights and advice directly from medical school admission officers. After a brief presentation from our panelists, there will be the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.
Date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm eastern
Online registration is free, but space is limited. Use this link to register for the event:
Iris Gibbs, MD,Associate Dean of MD Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lina Mehta, MD,Associate Dean for Admissions, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ed Daniel, PhD,Director of MD Admissions, Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida
Students can find more information about preparing for a medical career by visitingwww.aamc.org/students. To view the recording of our previous ‘Ask Admissions’ webinar “Mission Fit: Applying to the Right Medical School for You”, please visit our website. The direct link is: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/435214/missionfit.html
From the AAMC:
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added several new resources to the Asp= iring Docs website.
* Applying as a Veteran or Current Military Member
* Making the Most of a Pre-med Event
* Wells LaRivi=E8re, University of Colorado School of Medicine= MSTP (MD-PhD program), 2023 Wells found inspiration in his experience as a patient of Polycystic Kidney= Disease and receiving a kidney transplant at age 17.
* Jeff Mahlum, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Pub= lic Health, 2019 Following an injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Jeff wasn’= t sure if he’d be able to go to medical school, but he continued to pursue = his dream.
* Nicholas Beam, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D.= School of Medicine, 2018 Nicholas encourages pre-meds to explore interests outside of medicine becau= se they will make you a better doctor and person in the long run.
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