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New AAMC/UCSF Report – Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians With Disabilities

In case you haven’t heard via other networks, I want to make sure that you’re aware of this. I’m pleased to share news of a groundbreaking report issued today by the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The report – Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians With Disabilities – was co-authored by Lisa Meeks, PhD, of the University of Michigan Medical School, and Neera R. Jain, MS, CRC, of the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Learn more by accessing these materials:

This very comprehensive report surveys the terrain and identifies considerations and resources for schools seeking to enhance access for those with disabilities. It is constructive, including examples of positive actions to reduce physical, administrative, and cultural barriers. It is also innovative, drawing upon extensive interviews with medical students and physicians with disabilities and increasing awareness of their experiences. The report was issued today and already I’m seeing news coverage and posts on social media.

If you’re seeking additional information, you’d want to know that report co-authors are active in the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education, of which Lisa Meeks is President and Neera Jain is a policy advisor. If you’re interested in issues of access, you’ll find valuable resources at the website of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education.

“Creating a Great Personal Statement” webinar 3/7

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Creating a Great Personal Statement – a webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.

Webinar: Creating a Great Personal Statement
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 11:30−12:30 p.m. PST


The personal statement is a vital part of the application process. It helps admissions representatives understand who you are, your unique experiences and why you chose to pursue a specific health profession.

Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on how to craft a well-written personal statement to showcase your unique identity. A Q&A session will follow.

Featured Presenters:

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Steven G. Lesh, Ph.D., PT, SCS, ATC
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy
Southwest Baptist University

Jeffrey A. Bates, Pharm.D., BCGP, FMPA
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Cedarville University

Meghan Farrier-Nolan
Academic & Pre-health Advisory
Cal Poly College of Science and Mathematics

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor
Advising & Success Coaching Center
Room 5241

Shoreline Community College | 206.546.6984
For appointment: call 206-546-4559

UW School Of Dentistry Dive into Dentistry Day, March 10

Are you currently in undergrad interested in becoming a dentist? Or a full-fledged predental looking for an opportunity to boost your resume and learn the ins and outs of dental school? Predental ASDA sponsored Dive into Dentistry Day gives you the chance to get hands on, real life experience of what dentistry and dental school is all about.

This year’s Dive into Dentistry Day is going to be awesome! With current UW dental students and faculty running the show, you’ll get a chance to learn all about life at UWSOD. We’ll teach you how to drill and fill a cavity preparation, sculpt a tooth out of wax, suture, take an impression, and pour a stone model. By the time you’re done, you’ll practically be ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents, get all your questions answered, and build up those ever important resumes!

If that isn’t enough, Sue Coldwell, the UWSOD’s Assistant Director of Admissions will have a presentation about admissions here at the UW! Breakfast and lunch are provided! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: D1 Clinic, Health Sciences Building, University of Washington

Ticket sales, cost is $60-80,available here until March 2nd with limited spots:

Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of you all! Please support this event on Facebook at UWSOD Dive Into Dentistry 2018:

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.
Academic Advisor
Advising & Success Coaching Center
Room 5241

Shoreline Community College | 206.546.6984
For appointment: call 206-546-4559

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair 2/15

Registration for the 3rd Annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, February 15, 2017 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm EST is now open! The virtual fair is an opportunity for medical schools, advisors and potential applicants to interact with one another in a secure platform.

As of February 6, there are 65 medical schools from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada participating. In addition, the AAMC, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the NAAHP will also have booths!

Register for free today:

Fair participants will be able to:

§ Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “backpack”

§ Chat with representatives from each exhibiting institution and association

§ Listen to virtual presentations about

§ Paying for medical school

§ Getting unique experience beyond shadowing

§ How holistic review in the application process works

§ AAMC’s resources on the path to medical school

…and ask questions at the end of each presentation

§ Link to each school’s MSAR® profile from each school’s booth

§ Use a promo code for a discount on an MSAR subscription and the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions so they can prep before the fair (code provided after registration is complete).

§ Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile

§ Upload resumes/CVs

§ Upload a profile photo

Register today:

Discover Podiatric Medicine at our Virtual Fair


One lucky participant will win a FREE ExamKrackers Prep Course! “See” you there!

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you and your students to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on February 7, 2018 from 11 to 6PM eastern. Please share with your students!

This is a FREE event for college students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine. We’ll be covering podiatric medicine as a career choice – from surgery to wound care to sport medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients. Representative from each of the nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat. Additionally, we’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

We’re also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing tips throughout the day for prepping for the MCAT and one lucky virtual fair participant will win one FREE ExamKrackers Test Prep Lesson!

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine. Registration is available here:

Mandy S. Nau

Career Promotion Strategist

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Cell or Text: 253-906-4167 Email: mnau

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?

  • A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
  • The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

Explore Health Careers: Funding info Newsletter

January, 2018 Newsletter

It’s never too early to think about how to pay for your education. According to Student Loan Hero, Americans owe over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, and the average Class of 2016 graduate owes a whopping $37,172. This month, we’re offering tips to help you minimize your bill and get the funding you need to take the next step toward your career in health. And don’t forget to take advantage of recruitment events, like ADEA GoDental’s upcoming event in March (link below), which can help you choose the right school the first time and avoid the added costs some students incur when they transfer.

Filing a FAFSA Pays


86% of families filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) last year, and with good reason: The FAFSA can give students access to $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and federal student loans.



Get Creative


In addition to filling out your FAFSA, there are other outside-of-the-box methods for saving money on college expenses, from work study to becoming an RA.



Registration is now open for the 2018 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event! This is a huge opportunity to gain “insider” knowledge and tips on how to be a successful dental school applicant, featuring over 50 U.S. dental school exhibitors. NEW this year and exclusively for #GoDental18 – attend a Mock Dental School Interview! Attendees will get the chance to experience first-hand how a dental school interview works. See you this March 17 in Orlando!


Save Money on Expensive Textbooks


Often ringing up at $300 each, buying a set of new textbooks every semester can easily break the bank. Consider borrowing, renting, sharing or exchanging to get a break on this expensive college investment.



Be Wary of These Financial Obstacles


Planning is key when it comes to graduating without debt. Get started today so you can pay off consumer debt before getting student loans, have time to digest all of your private loans’ terms and set yourself up to keep track of how much debt you have.


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7 free recorded webinars on Naturopathic Medicine by AANMC

In case you missed our most popular webinars, catch up now.


7 Not-to-Miss Webinars from 2017
Our 2017 webinar series covered everything from career advice to naturopathic pain management. In case you missed an episode, catch up on the highlights now. These are 7 not-to-miss webinars from 2017.
Make the Dream a Reality:

How to Become a Naturopathic Doctor

Looking for a career that’s not just a job, but a passion and a calling? Do you have questions about affording ND school, how to apply, how others have made it work?

Alison Scott Dean, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bastyr University, and Mark Williams, Dean of Student Services at the Boucher Institute, explained how to make your dream a reality.

Watch the Webinar
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Naturopathic Medicine 101
Naturopathic medicine is a field where the rigors of modern science meet the healing power of nature. Want to learn what NDs do?

Dr. JoAnn Yanez gave an introductory course on the foundations of naturopathic practice, how to become an ND, and how NDs help patients harness their innate power to heal themselves.

Changing Careers:

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Passion

No matter what age or stage of life you may be in, it’s never too late to follow your passion and become a naturopathic doctor.

Dr. Dennis Godby shared his life journey and how he followed his heart and passion to become a successful naturopathic physician and advocate for natural medicine.

Watch the Webinar
Watch the Webinar
Preventing and Treating Diabetes with Naturopathic Medicine
Each year, 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Across the country, 29.1 million people have the disease.

Dr. Ellen Wong discussed naturopathic approaches to preventing and treating diabetes.

Stress is Not a Natural Part of of School: Manage Stress Naturopathically
The feeling of being stressed is a part of life. However, if that stress lasts for an extended period of time, it can be a risk to your health and negatively impact your performance in school.

Dr. Heidi Weinhold discussed naturopathic approaches to managing school stress.

Watch the Webinar
Watch the Webinar
Naturopathic Approaches to Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Fortunately, anxiety and depression are highly treatable.

Dr. Peter Bongiorno shared naturopathic approaches to anxiety and depression, including supplements, lab testing, medications, and more.

Got Pain?

We’ve Got Answers!

Pharmacological treatments are not the only answer to pain management.

Dr. Tyna Moore shared naturopathic approaches to keeping pain in check.

Watch the Webinar
Don’t Miss Our Next Webinar:

Hidden Things that Can Hurt Your Heart and Warp Your Metabolism

You’ll be surprised to learn how everyday habits and items can damage your body.

Join the AANMC and Dr. Fraser Smith to find out about about hidden things in your diet and environment that can change your metabolism and hurt your heart.

Feb. 15, 2 PM EDT – 3 PM EDT

Free webinar for anyone interested in learning about heart health.

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Summer Health Professions Educational Program Webinar – 1/25 1pm

What SHPEP program site(s) will you be applying to? It’s time to get the inside scoop about what the SHPEP initiative includes for its 2018 scholars. We encourage you to register and tune in to the upcoming webinar and hear what your 2018 SHPEP summer experience may include.

The SHPEP program sites, including Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington will share what the six-week SHPEP experience includes for its scholars. Webinar attendees will learn about extracurricular activities and the educational resources available at specific program sites. Join the webinar and learn what a week looks like in the life of a SHPEP scholar! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, particularly to the program sites that will be presenting.

Danielle Ishem, MPA, MPH

Director of Workforce Development

Director, Summer Health Professions Education Program

Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

U.W. School of Medicine

1959 NE Pacific Street HSC A-300,
Box 356340, Seattle, WA 98195

Ph: 206-616-5866 Email: ishem

Our mission: Advancing Excellence through Diversity


Registration for July-September MCAT Exam Dates

Please be advised registration will open on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the July-September MCAT exam dates. Please encourage your students to log into the MCAT Registration System in advance of February 7 to fill-in registration information such as biographical information and complete necessary consents. This will help to expedite the process for selecting a test date and location on or after February 7.

If you have any questions, please email us at advisors.

Warm Regards,


Judith Byrne, M.A.
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
T (202) 828-0603
E jbyrne

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