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ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, easy to use, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. It has information on all the possible fields you can specialize in (medicine, dental, veterinary medicine, nursing, etc.), and a lot of advice from students, professionals, and admission officers.
The program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of four outstanding institutions to expand health career preparation for minority and disadvantaged students from junior high school through medical school with the goal of increasing competitiveness for and in medical school. Ultimately, we expect our scholars will have the humanism, professionalism, and interpersonal skills required of a future physician caring for a diverse population.
Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), SMDEP is a free six-week residential program for first and second year college students interested in medicine and dentistry. This program follows the former MMEP and SMEP programs. Hosted at 12 institutions across the nation, the program aims to assist students who represent economic, geographic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in their pursuit of gaining admission to both medical and dental school.
Should you take the MCAT before it changes its format in March 2015? Or should you be preparing for those changes ASAP? Kaplan has put together this nifty decision tree to figure out when to take the MCAT. To learn more about the changes in MCAT2015, go here.
A great website to find information on different Health Professions.
MCAT-Review.org offers MCAT Review and MCAT Prep online for free. Comprehensive, to-the-point review notes for each of the officially tested MCAT topics are listed below. In addition, we also provide strategies and an on-going project to crack the MCAT. Because of the concise explanations and clear-cut diagrams, MCAT-Review.org has attracted over 3 million page views since it first launched. Over 20,000 students have reviewed the notes on this website in the last month. Don’t take the MCAT without going over MCAT-Review.org!
Medical schools expect applicants to possess experience shadowing a physician. In recent years, shadowing a physician has become an unwritten requirement for medical school admissions. As a result, many students choose to shadow a physician that they have known for years, such as a family physician or a family member. Those who do not have experience shadowing a physician will not be considered as competitive. Doctorshadow.com has a database of programs at hospitals and clinics that organize “shadowing” experiences for undergrads.
Mentoring In Medicine is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works with students in disadvantaged areas from 3rd grade through health professional schools. We ignite, cultivate, and prepare students to become health care professionals by allowing prospective students to interact with established expert health care professionals around the country.
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer, and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 97,000 nonprofit organizations.
A cool piktochart from University of Michigan on the pros and cons of post-baccalaureate programs for Pre-Health students.
Learn more about what Med School admission committees look for in a candidate. The 15 Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students have been endorsed by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Committee on Admissions (COA). A competency is an observable behavior that combines knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes related to a specific activity. The competencies fall into four categories: Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Thinking and Reasoning, and Science.
A great tool to learn more about the Behavioral Sciences put together by the AAMC to help you prep for the MCAT2015. This free collection of instructional resources is recommended to increase your knowledge of some pre-health competencies including those on the new MCAT® exam to be administered in 2015. Search for independent study and instructor-led resources that are currently being used in baccalaureate education.