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Workshops: Check with the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office to determine the times and locations of workshops designed to prepare you for the application cycle.

Parking Alert: Sports events may disrupt your parking plans for any semester. Check with UMD’s Department of Transportation for such information.

UMD MCAT Preparation Program: Connect with Maryland faculty and position yourself for MCAT® success. In this unique program, University experts guide you towards mastery of the high level concepts expressed in the MCAT®. The MCAT® asks students to “think like a scientist.” With our MCAT Preparation Program, you’ll experience high level learning and acquire the necessary skills for MCAT® success. The program is open to all interested students. LEARN MORE.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Emergency & Wilderness Medicine: The Costa Rica Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program course allows students to explore the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica while learning from physicians who work all over the world. This hands-on introduction to emergency, wilderness, and global health gives students a head start with their careers in health care. Early Bird Discount available. For more information visit: http://www.coloradowm.org/courses/pre-med/costa-rica/

Volunteers Needed for Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy Festival:

Are you interested in being involved in the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival on September 8th and 10th at the UMD Xfinity Center? This is a chance to gain valuable volunteer experience that can be included on dental/medical school application ... plus, it's a great way to help your community!

Mission of Mercy is a free adult dental clinic for area residents that will offer additional health and social services. We served over 1,000 people in 2014, and hope to surpass that this year, but we need your help! (Here is a video from the 2014 event!)

We are recruiting for two different volunteer opportunities:

  1. General Volunteers: This includes roles such as set up/break down and patient escort. Sign up here.
  2. Data Collectors: The Center for Health Equity will be doing Research/Data Collection at the event. We need volunteer Data Collectors to talk with patients directly and assist them in taking a survey. If interested, sign up here and we will contact you. Please note that this position has a separate registration process and requires an additional training meeting.

If you have questions about how you (as a student, student group, staff/faculty) can volunteer at the 2017 Mission of Mercy, please contact Meghan Murphy.

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