Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers – Ohio State Optometry

The 12th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 22-25, 2018.  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.  Our goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students who enter into optometry schools not just here at Ohio State, but across the nation. Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Applications will be accepted through the April 9 deadline.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found here

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Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting their Spring Open House Program on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9 am to noon.

Prospective students will learn about:

  • Meet the Deans of LUCOM
  • Curriculum and innovative teaching style
  • Admissions criteria & class demographics
  • Data and residency matches for the class of 2018
  • Tour their state of the art simulation classrooms and facilities, Anatomy Labs and library resources
  • Student panels discussing highlights of classes and expectations of training, lecture and lab formats, forming study habits and support groups, and the importance   of taking time to de-stress.
  • International rotations and service to underserved areas.

Student and parents interested in learning about the unique teaching and training of Osteopathic physicians are encouraged to attend.

Registration is open by following this link   

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National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) College Health Scholars Program Conference

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has a program called College Health Scholars Program, which holds regional conferences.

This program focuses on helping increase the diversity in the medical/health science fields.  They are focused on five programs: medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, and graduate sciences (PhD) programs.

These conferences are free for all college students and their parents.  It is a great way for students to learn about academic advice, professional/personal development, and financial aid.  The conferences have discussion panels as well as graduate school recruiters and are open to all college students.  Details for the nearest conference are below:

Washington, D.C.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (Oxon Hill, MD)


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Office of Undergraduate Research hiring peer mentors for summer

The Office of Undergraduate Research is looking for undergraduate students or recent graduates with experience conducting undergraduate research, particularly as part of an organized STEM program, to be a peer mentor. If you have excellent communication and writing skills, outstanding organizational and people skills, are familiar with video and camera equipment, and have a current driver’s license and good driving record you’re just the person they’re looking for.

This position runs from May 14 through July 27 and consists of providing support services for summer undergraduate research programs at Virginia Tech.

Application deadline is March 23 at noon.

For more details, job description, and the on-line application, click here.

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Webinar: Creating a Great Personal Statement

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 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


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

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