Open House at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicineis hosting a DO Open House in Philadelphia this Friday, May 18th. Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia, one of the country’s premier cities for medical education, their students study in a dynamic, highly supportive academic community.

As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) student, one learns a holistic approach to health care—treating disease in the context of the whole person, considering the interrelationships of all body systems, as well as factors such as nutrition, environment and psychology.

Their open house is scheduled from 4:00pm -8:00pm. All program details are found at; with an online link is available for easy registration here.

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VMCAS Launch Announcement

The VMCAS 2019 application cycle will open on May 11, 2018 at around 10am Eastern Time. For tools and resources, as well as a link to the application, please see the AAVMC’s VMCAS Page

A few notes on the VMACS 2019 Cycle:

  • The 2018/2019 VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program will launch on June 1st, 2018
    • AAVMC/VMCAS will be organizing a Fee Assistance Program for residents of Puerto Rico for the VMCAS 2019 cycle. More information coming soon.
  • The VMCAS 2019 deadline is: September 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time without exception
    • Official Transcripts Must Be received (or postmarked) no later than September 17th. No late transcripts will be accepted.
  • GRE: Check with veterinary schools regarding GRE requirements. We are aware of multiple schools that no longer require the GRE.
  • VMCAS 2019 Resources:

A Note About Etiquette

  • VMCAS expects all applicants to exhibit professionalism when contacting customer service. Applicants must identify themselves properly and honestly, as information cannot be provided to parents, spouses, family members, or friends. Misrepresentation of identity and/or dishonest, threatening, or offensive communication will not be tolerated.
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Reminder: ADEA AADSAS Opens May 15!


ADEA AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) opens on May 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Applicants will be able to submit their application starting on June 5, 2018.

ADEA AADSAS Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time at

or by phone at 617-612-2045



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Information Webinar: Preparing for Nursing School

Students interested in Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing or Direct Entry Masters of Science in Nursing can register for a self-paced, online course hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions on May 8 at 5 pm (ET).

Register here:


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Health Professions Advising offering “Careers in Medicine” course in Fall 2018

Many of you have asked about the “Careers in Medicine” course that Health Professions Advising traditionally offered in Fall semester but wasn’t in the course catalog this semester. We had some changes with the department that had offered this in the past, and now Careers in Medicine course is being offered out of the Department of Biological Sciences (and will still be taught by HPA). We are excited for this partnership and are working with them to obtain final course approval. In the meantime, we will be offering this course as a Special Study course in Fall 2018. The particulars are as follows:

Fall 2018

Course Number: BIOL 2984

CRN: 90521

Wednesdays 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Engel 223

Course is 1 credit, graded A-F.


“This class is designed to help students thinking of a career in health care investigate some of the many professional tracks and careers available, as well as understand the qualities, characteristics, and values embraced by excellent professionals. Health professionals will present different career paths that are available to students interested in health care. Additional topic areas include an introduction to biomedical ethics, health policy, how to finance professional school, and becoming a competitive applicant. (1H, 1C)”

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