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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sarah Rabice received a H&S Educational Grant Initiative under the Early Action program. The funds will be used to bring in a guest lecturer to present to the Premedical Society in March 2014. Stay tuned for Dr. Williams' seminar.
Monday, February 24, 2014
All students who intend to apply in the coming year to the following schools:
Must interview with the Pre-medical Advisory Committee AND Register on Sakai by NOON March17th*
Interview dates are March 25th, 27th, and April 2nd
*If you miss the deadline, we cannot write a committee recommendation letter.
Note: For programs that do not expect a committee letter, such as PA and nursing, a pre-med committee interview is not required, but you may wish to interview in case you apply to a school that accepts a committee recommendation letter.
At the time you sign up (desk in CNS 161), you must submit the following material in the drop box in Sakai (no exceptions).
- A one page personal statement describing yourself and your professional goals, and the events in your life that have led you to this career choice.
- A resume describing your academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, employment, honors, volunteer work and other activities which help define you as a person.
Monday, February 24, 2014
2/27 (Thursday) 12:15pm - Visit from Dr. Maria Gentry, DO. Presentation/Q&A about deciding to pursue osteopathic medicine!
3/4 (Tuesday) 12:15pm - Visit from Kaplan Test Prep. Presentation on preparing for the new MCAT and Kaplan's test prep services. Also, see Jean Hardwick's post on the blog titled "Planning to take the MCATs in 2014 or 2015?"
3/18 (Tuesday) 12:15pm - Presentation on the involved application timeline. Sarah will give us a look into the timeline with MCAT scores, the AMCAS primary application, school specific secondary applications, interview invitations and scheduling, and finally admissions decisions, deposits and second-looks.
3/20 (Thursday) 12:15pm - Presentation/Q&A with Dr. Brandon Williams, MD, FACS - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University. More information on Dr. Williams here.
As always, lunch provided!
Friday, February 21, 2014
The SUNY College of Optometry is proud to offer the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Spring Internship and Summer Academic Program for underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged college students (freshman to seniors).
The Spring Internship allows students to experience and learn about the field of optometry while shadowing optometrists at our University Eye Center, going on field trips, conducting research projects and learning from special lectures.
Program Dates: May 27, 2014 to June 6, 2014 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
The Summer Academic Program –“Introduction to Vision and Optometry.” This course is considered to be a “pre-first year optometry” and “gateway course” and will be taught by SUNY Optometry faculty. This course provides an overview of exciting topics in vision science and optometry. Students will be introduced to basic ocular anatomy and physiology, visual perception and visual neuroscience. They will also learn and discuss diseases and conditions commonly seen in clinical practice and will have the opportunity to observe clinical eye care in the University Eye Center. Students may be able to transfer these courses to their home institutions for college credit.
Program Dates: May 27, 2014 (Orientation) to July 24, 2014 (Every Thursday, 9am to 3pm)
Both programs are Free and Students receive a Stipend and make great connections with optometrists, residents and students. A student may apply to both programs and be accepted to one or both programs.
Eligibility for both programs: Applicants must be 1) New York State Residents; 2) from an historically underrepresented minority group and/or economically disadvantaged and 3) a full-time college student.
Deadline: The deadline to apply to both the Spring Internship and Summer Academic Program is April 7, 2014.
Apply: Students can learn more about the program and apply online at http://www.sunyopt.edu/education/admissions/cstep
Friday, February 21, 2014
Want to save up to $1,000? Apply for the Kaplan Scholarship!
Kaplan Test Prep Class Scholarships
Applications for Kaplan GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT Test Prep class scholarships are now available for Spring 2014. All students in all class years are eligible to apply for Kaplan Scholarships. Only three scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester. Recipients are selected by a committee of faculty and staff and all decisions are final. Applicants will be notified of their status in early April. Please contact Nikki Lynn at email@example.com with questions. Submission deadline no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 in Career Services or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.