NEW ADEA Resource for 2019: Enrichment Programs Calendar

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage you to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

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Registration is open for the Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 11 to 6PM eastern.  This is a free event for college students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  They will be talking about what podiatric physicians do – from surgery to wound care to sports 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, they’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

They have also partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing tips throughout the day for prepping for the MCAT!

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

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University of Maryland PharmD Online Information Session

Register here.

The information session will last approximately one hour. It will provide an overview of the PharmD program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, with topics including careers in pharmacy, a faculty profile, the admissions process, and other frequently asked questions about the program.

Our APhA-ASP Maryland Pre-Pharmacy Mentorship Program (AMPM) and Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) student mentoring program offers admissions preparation activities and one on one mentorship to interested local pre-pharmacy students. Email if interested in Mentorship Program.

Why Pharmacy?

Earn a doctorate in as little as six years – the Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four-year commitment and an undergraduate degree isn’t required for pharmacy school.

Pharmacy is a diverse career – with a PharmD degree, you can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care settings, and in a wide variety of other sites, including the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry, and higher education.

Pharmacists are often the most accessible member of the health care team – with a pharmacy in nearly every neighborhood in America, you will be a trusted source of health care information for the patient’s you serve. Pharmacy regularly rates as one of the most trusted professions.

A pharmacist’s job is increasingly complex – while medication dispensing is still a key role for pharmacists, they also provide direct patient care through the administration of vaccines, blood pressure monitoring services, cholesterol screening, diabetes disease management, smoking cessation consultation, and bone density scans for osteoporosis screening.

The pharmacist is the medication expert on the health care team – there is a push in the United States for patient care to be provided by interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals.  The pharmacist is the medication expert on that team, providing guidance and recommendations on appropriate use of medications to treat a variety of diseases and illnesses.


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2019 AAMC Fee Assistance Program: Increased Benefit

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals who, without this aid, would find it very difficult — if not impossible — to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and fulfill other obligations on the path to a career in medicine. The AAMC encourages all eligible aspiring physicians to apply for fee assistance.

The AAMC is pleased to announce the following improvements to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program:

  • The number of schools that AAMC Fee Assistance Program awardees may designate in the AMCAS application will be increased for benefits awarded in the 2019 program year (begins January 7, 2019).  Awardees will now have all AMCAS fees waived for one application submission including up to 20 medical school designations. This is a total savings of up to $911. As always, additional fees will be charged for each medical school designation beyond the initial award designations.
  • They have updated and simplified the Fee Assistance Program website to make it easier to find information and navigate the Fee Assistance application process, including updated FAQs.
  • They have also published a comprehensive and easy-to-follow 2019 Fee Assistance Program Essentials guide which provides instructions on preparing materials and applying. All applicants to the program must certify that they have read the Essentials before applying.

Applicants who were approved for fee assistance prior to 2019 and have not utilized their AMCAS benefit will remain with the benefit they were approved for. Recipients awarded prior to 2019 received AMCAS fees waived for one application submission including up to 16 medical school designations.


Please visit their website for the full list of Fee Assistance Program benefits.

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Student Personal Care Assistants Still Needed for Spring Semester 2019

Cody Miller, a VT student with disabilities (C6-C7 spinal cord injury), still is in need of personal care assistants starting this Spring 2019 semester. This is a paid, part time position with flexible hours (you will be able to choose your shifts) as well as valuable personal care experience. Several pre-health students who have worked with Cody in the past talked about how rewarding the experience was in gaining hands-on patent care in a home health setting. This is a great experience for students interested in any kind of healthcare field after VT, whether it’s nursing, PT, OT, PA, or physician.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to . Also, you can feel free to send Cody any questions you have about the position.

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