Undergraduate Student Travel Awards for the 2017 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium


Twenty (20) SEMSS Undergraduate Student Travel Awards will be given to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers as physician- scientists. These travel awards are funded by a R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) and will consist of $175 stipend ($75 to cover hotel cost for your Saturday (11/18) night hotel stay (Emory Conference Center hotel) and $100 to offset any additional travel/conference expense)

Applications are evaluated on:
• The quality and originality of research project.
• The student’s contribution to the research project.
• The candidate’s potential as a physician-scientist.
• The candidate’s access to SEMSS (i.e. distance from conference location, lack of local
undergraduate institution support for meeting, travel expenses, etc).

• Students must be authors on an abstract submitted to SEMSS.
• Student must be able to attend SEMSS and present a poster based on the submitted abstract.
• Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and have not received their Bachelor’s degree prior to the SEMSS conference.

Questions and concerns can be addressed to:
Dr. Robin G. Lorenz, MD, PhD

All components of the Travel Award Application will be entered onto the SEMSS Registration Website.

You will be required to provide the following information:

1) Personal information:
• Name, email, and college or university
• Current year in school
• Gender, race and ethnicity (optional)
• Mode of travel to Birmingham (driving/flying)
• If you are interested in sharing a hotel room with another travel award winner

2) Abstract:
• Preference will be given to students who are first author on the abstract.
• Submit your abstract with the travel award application and submit your abstract under “Abstract submission”

3) A personal statement (300 word maximum) explaining:
• The candidate’s contribution to the project.
• The candidate’s future career plans.
• The relevance of the SEMSS experience to the candidate’s future career plans.

4) A resume or CV, highlighting activities demonstrating the student’s potential as a physician-scientist.

5) You must also separately register for the SEMSS meeting here

Application deadline is September 15, 2017. Early applications are encouraged, as travel awards will be made on a rolling basis.

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2017-18 AACPMAS Application is now open

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 AACPMAS APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN to new and re-applicants! Customer service is available to answer applicant questions at (617) 612–2900 or by email AACPMASinfo@liaisoncas.com.  When contacting via email, students need to include their full name and AACPMAS ID number.  Customer Service hours are from Monday – Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time).

Students are able to submit one application via the AACPMAS application to any of AACPM’s nine member colleges:

  • Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine
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Ask Admissions Webinar: Next steps in the admissions process (after submission)

Are you a 2018 AMCAS applicant? If so, AAMC invites you to join them on Thursday, August 10, from 7:00pm -8:00pm Eastern for the continuation of their “AAMC Ask Admissions” webinar series to learn more about the next steps in the application process beyond submission. During this webinar, they will discuss topics to help manage expectations as your application goes through the admissions process.

Their panel of three admissions officers will discuss the secondary application process and interviews, how admissions committees view your social media presence, and what to know about the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants. There will be dedicated time for Q&A so please come ready to ask questions!

Space is limited so be sure to register ahead of time and join promptly on the day of the webinar. As always, these types of webinars are recorded and made available on the AMCAS Tools and Tutorials website two weeks after the event.

Register here

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Upcoming Veterinary Program Admissions Counseling Session held in Maryland

For Maryland area residents, counseling sessions for application to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine are conducted at the college’s University of Maryland campus on July 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The sessions provide an introduction to the college, a review of the application requirements and process, and a discussion of what it takes to be a highly qualified applicant. There is an opportunity for one-on-one counseling at the end of each session.

The sessions are held in the conference room of the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center, 8075 Greenmead Dr., on the University of Maryland campus.

More information…



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Top Tips for Completing the ADEA AADSAS Application

According to the American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service, the following five tips can help you successfully complete the application to dental school.

1. Don’t wait on transcripts, DAT or letters of evaluation to submit. While transcripts are a required part of the application, they are not necessary in order to submit the application. Applicants can submit and continue to monitor the receipt of all post-secondary transcripts.
2. Complete the program materials section. The program materials section is new this year. Many schools ask applicants to respond to questions specific to their institutions and to indicate which of their courses fulfill the school’s prerequisites. This section is required and must be completed before the application is submitted.
3. Check messages in the application. ADEA AADSAS posts messages in the application. If there is an error with the application or the applicant status has changed, the applicant will receive a note. Applicants should check in regularly to ensure they haven’t missed any critical information.
4. Use an updated resume to complete the experiences and achievements sections. While applicants typically work on the experiences and achievements sections last, there’s no need to wait. Updated resumes are a great roadmap to complete these sections.
5. Have the personal statement edited by an advisor or peer. The personal statement will be sent to each dental school where an applicant applies. In order to ensure it is a good reflection of character and that there are no grammatical errors, applicants should have the personal statement reviewed by an advisor or other trusted individual who will be able to provide helpful feedback.

Note: Applicants who submit by August 1, 2017 will be invited to “Interviews With Five U.S. Dental Schools,” an exclusive, live webinar to gain first-hand interview tips from dental school admissions staff.

Questions or concerns about the application can be directed to ADEA AADSAS customer service at aadsasinfo@aadsasweb.org or 617-612-2045

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