SIE Program Announcements
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
When: Tue, February 25, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: 0105 JMZ (map)
Description: AMSA and the Pre-Med Society host Dr. Aaron Saguil, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Saguil will talk about USU, HPSP, the distinction between the two and why one might choose one or the other. As an admissions dean, he will also discuss broad attributes that medical schools consider when holistically assessing medical school applicants. He is an engaging and articulate speaker and there should be something for everyone interested in medicine.
AMCAS presentation on 2015 application
When: Tue, March 25, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: 1400 MMH (map)
Description: A representative from the Association of American Medical Colleges will preview the 2015 AMCAS application. All students interested in applying to medical school in the 2015 applicant cycle should plan to attend.
Northeast Diversity Collaborative
When: Tue, April 1, 5pm – 7pm
Where: Location TBA
Description: Diversity officers from 5 regional medical schools and one dental school will visit us to share their wisdom on the admissions process, the personal statement, the relevance of GPA and MCAT, post-bacc programs, financing medical education and more. The topics are general and broadly applicable for students interested in all health professions and even graduate school. Schools attending: Rutgers-UMDNJ Hofstra SOM Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Albert Einstein SOM Weill Cornell SOM NYU College of Dentistry
Health Professions Recruitment Fair
When: Wed, April 9, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union (map)
Description: Save the Date! Please check back for details closer to the event. The Health Professions Advising Office at the University of Maryland will be hosting our annual Health Professions School Recruitment Fair. This event is open and free to all local university and college students. Each year we host close to 60 schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and a variety of Allied Health and post-bacc. programs. To see a list of the schools expected to attend, click on the "Recruitment Fair" tab.
Lecture on Health Disparities
When: Thu, April 10, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: 0106 KEY (map)
Description: Dr. Stephen Thomas, professor of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland, will speak on racial and ethnic health disparities, a topic about which he is a nationally recognized expert. See his bio here: http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/buildingtrust_bio_thomas.asp. Mark your calendar for an enriching experience. Charles R Drew Pre-Health Society will sponsor this talk that is open to all students, faculty and staff.
Affordable Care Act Lecture-Dr. Karoline Mortensen
When: Tue, April 22, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: 0105 JMZ (map)
Description: The Pre-Medical Society will host a lecture on the Affordable Care Act offered by Dr. Karoline Mortensen, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health. (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/mprc-associates/karoline). Dr. Mortensen studies vulnerable populations and their interactions with health insurance and health care utilization. Students interested in any health career should be conversant on this topic and plan to attend.
SIE Advising & Information Session
- Date: TBA
- Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (session starts promptly at 6 p.m., please be on time).
- Location: Room 1208, Biology-Psychology Building
- Preparing for your first advising session with Dr. Presson, click here.
- For a preview of what will be discussed, click here.
- For a Campus Map, click here.
HPAO Committee Letter and Application Support
Students who are planning to use the HPAO Committee Letter and Application Support process are strongly encouraged to attend two workshops the academic year they will apply. For example, if a student plans to apply June 2014 they should attend the two workshops Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. The two important workshops are:
- Are you ready? Fall semesters
- Navigating the application process. Spring semesters
The workshops are given several times each semester, with Saturday times to accommodate working students: http://prehealth.umd.edu/aboutus/workshops
The HPAO cannot work effectively with students who are not fully informed about the medical and dental school application process. SIE students who are planning their application process should attend both of these workshops.
JR/SR Workshop: Navigating the Application Cycle
Wed, February 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Physics Building 1204
All students planning to seek a committee letter from the HPAO for their application are expected to attend a session of the Jr/Sr workshop Navigating the Application Process. Sessions in the Spring are a continuation of the topics discussed at sessions in the fall, but there will be more detail on the application process itself. Workshop times and locations can be found at: http://prehealth.umd.edu/aboutus/calendarofevents
New SIE Coursees
STAT464 Biostatistics (Pre-requisite: one semester calculus)
Most medical schools now strongly recommend a biostatistics course. The new 2015 MCAT will have significant coverage of statistics, experimental design, and data interpretation. STAT464 will provide the right background for students to prepare for medical school and to read and interpret medical scientific studies. STAT464 is an excellent glide year course for students who have already taken the MCAT and are waiting to hear about Fall 2014 admissions.
Click here to view this course on the Spring 2014 schedule of classes. - Canceled for Spring 2014
BSCI430 Developmental Biology (Pre-requisite: BSCI330)
Having a broad range of upper level biology courses is advantages for application to all health related professional schools. BSCI430 is a high level application of cell biology to development. This course is ideal for glide year students seeking to improve their transcript and prepare for success in professional school.
Click here to view this course on the Spring 2014 schedule of classes.
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